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I believe these are the two main candidates for what you are after: And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. - Matthew 24:14 NIV The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, ...


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The earliest mention of controversy appears to be in the writings of Origen of Alexandria, in the third century. He indicates that some debate already existed on the matter in his time, and he attempts to resolve it by saying that the lack of the article implies that the Word of God is inferior to and dependent on the "True God": We next notice John’s ...


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It’s important for Jesus to be both fully God and fully man because without being both he could not have mediated between God and man and could not have made an acceptable sacrifice for sin. Perhaps the clearest scriptural evidence for this is Job 9:32-33 For he [God] is not a man, as I am, that I might answer him, that we should come to trial together. ...


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This seems to suggest that some images, fulfilling certain criteria, are "recognized" to be accurate representations of Jesus thanks to special information given directly by God to the artist. There are no specific criteria that I am aware of. Furthermore, I think it is correct to say that we Orthodox do not necessarily believe that the images ...


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In an article on unity.org a lengthy discussion on this question is found. Author Bill Tammeus concludes with the following paragraphs: Catholic biblical commentator Patricia Datchuck Sanchez, who regularly writes for the National Catholic Reporter, suggests that the focus on whether Jesus was married or single misses the point. None of the ...


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Yes, for Jesus to have married would have invalidated his sacrifice. Jesus' mission in life was to give his life as a ransom for many (Matthew 20:28). He came not to be served but to serve. To serve himself by marrying a woman whose peccability would have prevented her from conceiving and bearing a son by the Son of God would have invalidated his sacrifice....


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Consider the story of Abraham pleading with God to spare Sodom from His wrath, as found in Genesis 18: The men turned away and went toward Sodom, but Abraham remained standing before the Lord. 23 Then Abraham approached him and said: “Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked? 24 What if there are fifty righteous people in the city? Will ...


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Because John chapter 1 implies as much: 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. ... 14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. ESV From this is derived the whole concept of LOGOS: the Word of God, or ...



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