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"Christ" is from the Greek "christos," which means anointed - it's the same as the Hebrew Messiah. "Christ" as such is solely a title, though it has come to be both a title and a name; you can see it rather clearly in some of Paul's writings. Jesus is not just a christ but is the Christ. It identifies Him, and is therefore a name.


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Jesus was supposed to be a man of the people- that is, someone focussed on helping people get from day to day. Why do you think so? Jesus came to redeem people by his suferring and death. Not to make their life comfortable. Jesus lived in the middle-east, where there's not much water Water was not scarce in Jesus's place and during his time. I don't know ...


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The word "Christ" is derived from the Greek translation of the Hebrew word (that is commonly rendered as) "Messiah"; it means "anointed". So "Jesus Christ" means "Jesus the Messiah" or "Jesus the anointed One". The phrase "Christ the Lord" could be understood as "The anointed One, the Lord" but I suspect it's actually a case of people using "Christ" as a ...


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Demons can say pretty much whatever they want, lying or telling the truth as it suits them. Jesus had already been accused of consorting with demons by such groups as the Sanhedrin (for example, in Matthew 12:24). He refuted those claims, of course, but they kept coming up, so it's likely that at least some people believed them. In that context, a demon ...


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But the title seems to refer to God the Trinity. Is that correct? No it does not. First trinity is not God. Trinity is how God is. That is trinity is not a person, it is a relationship. So Mary cannot be the mother of Trinity. Secondly it would be nice if you know the context why and when this was declared as a dogma. The problem rose when Aryan said the ...


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The Seventh Day Adventist view The SDA view is well articulated here: Amazing Facts: Who Is Michael The Archangel? The primary arguments involved are regarding: Appearances of the preincarnate Christ with titles of "Angel of the LORD" "Angel of His Presence" and "Angel of the Covenant" The meaning of "angel" having a wide range of interpretations (it ...


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Did he literally bleed through his pores as could be interpreted from this verse? Yes. This condition is called Hematidrosis. What would cause him to sweat blood during a prayer to his Father? Hematidrosis may occur when a person is suffering extreme levels of stress; for example, facing his or her own death. What is the spiritual meaning behind this ...


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Al-Hallaj was a sufi mystic from ~900 years after the time of Jesus. He was enamored of the Jesus he knew of, but his own sources and influence were primarily Islamic and his idea of who Jesus was matches the non-divine prophet of Islamic teaching rather that the divine savior of Christianity. He tried to live after the pattern of the stories he had and used ...


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Belief = Trust = Faith The word translated "believe" or "belief" is the same one that is (in many places) translated "trust" and "faith." πιστευο, (pisteuo, 4100) To believe in Jesus is to believe who he is. This has some serious implications. If you really believe Jesus is God's son, then you'll trust what he says and do as he commands. If you believe ...


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As some existing answers and comments already note, the boundary between a "name" and a "title" can be murky or fluid. Another possibility has recently been argued at length by Matthew Novenson in his book, Christ among the Messiahs: Christ Language in Paul and Messiah Language in Ancient Judaism (OUP, 2012). He spends 30+ pages on the question, attempting ...


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No, Jesus did not save us so we can sin as much as we want to. In fact, the actual consequences of sin are temporary pleasures and lasting pain. Why, then, would Jesus want us to incur greater amounts of lasting pain? Sin is always to our loss, perhaps not always physically, but we are not merely physical beings. We are spiritual beings, so the spiritual ...


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I would think there are a few, given the nature of His position of authority over all creation. However, the question would be answered differently if you are referring to God as the Godhead (ie, the Trinity) or just as God the Father. If you are just referring to God the Father, then the answer is any form of submission. God commands us to submit to the ...


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What Jesus means is to crucify our "old man" ie. our flesh. Paul talks about this. That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; Eph 4:22 (KJV) We are to crucify (put off) the old man.


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This may be difficult to ascertain with any great degree of certainty, but we may be able to get close. The Time of Betrayal If, by the "moment of betrayal", you are referring to the Judas' kiss, then there are a few things we know. We know the disciples were having a hard time staying awake even during the first time Jesus went away to pray, and Jesus ...


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Prior to the Protestant Reformation, the Catholic Church taught (and of course still does) that salvation required belief (or faith) in Jesus, repentance for our sins, and good works. This was a view consistent with the Epistle of James, which frequently reminds its readers of the need for good works, as in in 2:20: "Do you realise Oh vain Man that faith ...


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Quite a few of the things Jesus and his disciples had to address they had diagnosed as "demons". Today we call things of similar symptoms "disorders". In order to answer your question, we have to clarify a couple of things. The Bible clearly distinguished between Possession by Devils, (Demons in some translations), and diseases, and sickness. Possession ...


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I found an interesting hypothesis that could actually explain the reason of this apparent discordance among the gospels. I go a bit into the Greek language, so I apologize for that, since this post would be more appropriate for hermeneutics (in fact I would suggest to move there). In John 19:14 the KJV says that it was the preparation of the passover, ...


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John operates on a different chronology than Mark. Matthew 26:17, Mark 14:12, Luke 22:7-9 all have the disciples asking Jesus where to prepare the Passover supper on first day of the feast of unleavened bread, with the crucifixion the next day. But John 19:14 has the crucifixion itself taking place on "the preparation of the passover" which is the first ...


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No. It means we should carry ours. John 3;3 Jesus answered and said unto them, verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Once we accept this requirement, thhe process of conversion begins; submission and change. Submission is denying self. Jesus denied ...


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The sacrifice of Jesus was many things. It was a personal atonement for our sins, bringing salvation. But it is much, much more than only that. It was a propitiation. God's wrath was/is hot upon the human race, his sacrifice was a shedding of innocent blood to put away that wrath. It was for us, but it was directed toward God. God required innocent blood, ...


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Because your questions has a "What would Jesus do?" flavor, I'm going to answer in keeping: In Matthew 25:31-46 we find there will be those who show up at the judgement and discover they were an outsider even though they did all sorts of work in the name of Jesus thinking they were an insider. Likewise, there will be outsiders who find out they are ...


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It was Peter's faith in Jesus that gave him the ability to walk on water as long as Peter believed that Jesus as the son of God could have him walk on water; he had that ability through his faith, but when he began in his mind to think, 'does Jesus really have that power to make me walk on water?' he began to sink. Mat 14:30 and 31 KJV But when he saw ...


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Noted below are some methods used by Jesus Christ in healing. Mark 10;52 Jesus said unto him , Go thy way, thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way. John 9;6-7 When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of spittle, and anointed the eyes ...


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Yes, Jesus die for our sins, see, consider darkness (total absence of light), consider the truth (total absence of lie), but we you light up a candle, the darkeness disappear. Those are two things that cannot co-exist. As many others examples in our world, we will find out that they are laws (physical, chemical, ...). God's nature (even this expression make ...


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In Exodus 12, the Hebrews celebrated the Passover on the 14th day of the first month of the year, it is called Abib in Hebrew (like January in our calendar today). After coming back from the Babylonian exile, they call Abib by a Babylonian name which is Nisan. So Abib 14 or Nisan 14 every year is the day of the Passover. Fast forward to the time of Jesus, ...


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When Jesus was on earth, Palestine had become, to a considerable extent, a polyglot, or multilingual, region. There is solid evidence that the Jews still retained their use of Hebrew, but Aramaic and Koine were also spoken. Latin, too, appeared on official inscriptions of the Roman rulers of the land (Joh 19:20) and was doubtless heard from Roman soldiers ...


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The answers previous to mine are all good. The consensus of those answers is that we do not know what Jesus wrote on the ground in the incident of the woman caught in adultery, and I agree with the consensus. Having heard a sermon recently based on this incident, however, I gained a little insight which led me to conclude the following: It's not what ...



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