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He most likely was crucified naked- this is consistent with the biblical narrative of the guards casting lots for his garment and with standard historical practice. In the paintings, the artists wanted to preserve some of the dignity and not turn the Lord's body into something that puerile youngsters might be titilated by. It is a condescension to the ...


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Read the whole chapter. Earlier in 1st Corinthians 15 the Bible's definitive answer to this question is given. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared ...


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Headscarves are not solely Muslim. The Bible talks about head coverings in a time when Islam did not exist. Our depictions of Mary and Jesus don't date from biblical times - the earliest date from medieval times. We don't know for a fact whether Jesus had a beard or Mary wore a head covering (though it is likely, since she lived in place where most people ...


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A tenet of the Christian faith (and I speak from an Evangelical point of view) is that, in the words of Christ, "'God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth'" (John 4:24 NASB Updated). The very suggestion that God somehow possesses in his being DNA with which he could cause the Virgin Mary to conceive, violates this ...


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If you believe that the Gospels are true, as most Christians do, then the answer is absolutely yes. Jesus clearly knew not only about his death, but also about his resurrection and glorification. This can be shown with several different passages, but even just this one passage sums it up rather clearly: Luke 9:21-26 (NASB) But He warned them and ...


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tl dr; Q: Who found whom? A: They both found each other - Jesus found a disciple and Philip found a Messiah. Additional guff: Overall, this question is essentially based on a translation issue - there is a tacit assumption that the meaning and grammar associated with the original word translated as "found" is essentially identical to how we understand ...


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How did the phrase “getting to know Jesus” come to be ubiquitous among Evangelicals (i.e. Campus Crusade for Christ)? "Getting to know" someone is indicative of a progressively deepening relationship. It is a phrase that would come naturally to a ministry to youth that makes a distinction of an active personal relationship with Jesus in contrast to the ...


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The writer of this letter is not saying that we are false witnesses, he is saying that the Corinthians and other believers don't fully understand what happened when Jesus died and was resurrected. Jesus Himself conquered death, so it isn't so much that Jesus was raised, but that Jesus rose after defeating death. The other thing is that no one saw Him ...


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We do not have the verbatim words of Jesus because Jesus mostly spoke Aramaic and the New Testament was written in Greek. It is not important whether what we have is verbatim or not. What is more important is what the message tries to convey. A single idea can be conveyed in many languages without losing its original message. We can also be rest assured ...


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Matt 27:28 and Luke 10:30 state that the Roman soldiers "stripped" Jesus prior to the crucifixion. That may mean they took away all of his clothing, including his loin cloth. But not necessarily. John 21:7 records another man who was stripped: "Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, 'It is the Lord.' So when Simon Peter heard that it was ...


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DEV--Don's Edited Version The answer to your question comes from Jesus, and also from the words of John in the verse you quoted. John's words: John assumed that because the unnamed exorcist was not in the inner circle of the Twelve that his exorcism could not therefore be on the "up and up." Jesus' words: In essence, Jesus told John (and all the other ...


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Christian theology has long distinguished 'being' and 'person' God is 'one being' but there are three three persons who are that one God. Take for example the Nicene Creed: I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, ...


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During the first century, the continuing virginity of Mary after the birth of Jesus does not appear to have been important. Matthew 1:25 concedes that Joseph and Mary began sexual relations after Jesus was born, or is at least ambiguous: And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS. Wikipedia states: ...


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How do we know the words accredited to Jesus were the words Jesus actually spoke? It can seem a circular argument in that the Bible is our source and our proof. John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said ...


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The Greek goddess Demeter also wore a headscarf. And so did Hera. And so did Aveta (a gallic goddess) Were they muslims?


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The only sources that we have for the movements of Jesus are the gospels, so any reliable source must be based on these. However, reliably tracking the movements of Jesus is fraught due to differences among the four canonical gospels. These differences arise out of the sources that each evangelist used, as well as the interpretation that each evangelist ...



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