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Keep in mind that in Jesus' day, while nearly all Jewish men could read, writing was a skilled craft which was restricted to a relatively small group of people (the "scribes" in the New Testament). Keep in mind also, that in Jesus time, Christians drew most of their numbers from lower classes and were unlikely include scribes. Thus the group of 500 about ...


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According to The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell, p125, Josephus, who died after 100AD, wrote of Jesus in his Jewish Antiquities, "...for he appeared to them alive again the third day; as the divine prophets had foretold these and then thousand other wonderful things concerning him." (Antiquities, XVIII, 33). However, those words are ...


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You may find some help in the footnotes in Killing Jesus, by Oreilly and Dugard I am blind but have the audio version, and as I understand They have many references to their research for the book. I got the hardback for my wife, and she tells me there are innumerable references. However the book does not cover the resurrection, but some of their references ...


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It looks like the referenced story above is fabricated. The original study cannot be found anywhere and it looks like the South Israel Archaeological Society does not even exist for if it did one would be able to find it on the net. Same thing goes for the elusive Dr. Isaac Cohen, who and where are they in this world. No one has pin pointed that person ...


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As I read your question, it seems to be asking more about what were the attitudes of his audience than whether or not they were believers since this was well before Jesus death and resurrection. So if that is the case we need to look at the circumstances when Jesus was ministering to the Jews. Some of the history of the Jews; Having been brought out of ...


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If you set up that kind of a false dichotomy -- that the disciples left Jesus at the end, and thus they were not believers here -- then none of the teachings of Jesus were given to believers. In the mind of Jesus, the disciples were believers in training. These were those which he had personally selected and through whom he was going to build and establish ...


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From a Catholic Perspective the understanding of this question is CCC, II. WHY A SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION AFTER BAPTISM? 1425 "You were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God."[1 Cor 6:11.] One must appreciate the magnitude of the gift God has given us in the ...


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The reason people backslide is the same reason they need salvation to start with: All Scripture is quoted from the King James translation, unless otherwise noted Genesis 3:4 through 6 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof,then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, ...


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Some of the saints of centuries past explained that when Lucifer (angel of light) heard of God's plan to become man to raise man up, that was the cause of his desire to overthrow God. That does make sense. The angels are above man (see the Psalms) so when God wishes to become one of us, Lucifer had jealousy in his heart, his downfall. In doing some ...


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The question have at less this three answers: If you believe in the Convenant Theology, then all the laws in the Old Testament that was not abolished on the New Testament still apply. If you believe in the Dispensationalist Theology, then all the laws in the Old Testament that aren't confirmed on the New Testament don't apply. If you are catholic what the ...


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Satan did not understand and cannot understand Living Truth. 7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained .before the world unto our glory: 8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 1 Corinthians 2:7-8 This is how Satan & Co ...


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" THE HOLY TRINITY Our LORD JESUS CHRIST, the ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD is called by three names, viz., GOD the FATHER; GOD the SON; and GOD the Holy Spirit. GOD the FATHER came into this world as Saviour with the name JESUS CHRIST to save sinners of the world. “...Thou art the CHRIST, the SON of the living GOD.” St. Matthew 16:16 Thus, GOD the FATHER came ...


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In the 15th year of Tiberius (Aug. 28AD to Aug. 29AD), John the Baptist began his public ministry (summer of 28AD). At that time Jesus was "about thirty years old", which statement would be precisely true if Jesus were born in 3BC. (Luke 3:23) a. The gospel of John records three Passovers during Jesus' ministry. The first when Jesus was 30½ years old (John ...


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In addition to the other excellent answers given here, Jesus gives a reason for His prayers in John 11: John 11:41b-42 “Father, I thank You that You heard Me. I know that You always hear Me, but because of the crowd standing here I said this, so they may believe You sent Me.” He said this as a prayer, after calling Lazarus out from the tomb. There was ...


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corinthians 2:7-8 is not refering to angels or the devil it is refering to man not knowing the plot. I Like the first answer. Know the devil is not stupid but his pride or lack of humiltiy was strong enought to get him kicked out of heaven so it would be strong enough to not see this plan. or at least beleive it would work. Or maybe he did know but because ...


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Jesus didn't want Mary (and others) touching him as they had before the crucifixion, because he would no longer be with them as he had been. John Chrysostom explains this in his Homilies on the Gospel of St. John. [emphasis mine] Some assert, that she asked for spiritual grace, because she had heard Him when with the disciples say, “If I go to the ...


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You're making the mistake of an argument from silence, because in spite of your assertion that "its clear" that Peter, James, and John witnessed more of Jesus' miracles, all we really know for sure is that we have records that Peter, James, and John are reported to have witnessed more miracles than the other disciples. The fact that the other followers of ...


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The early church fathers explained the verses where Jesus claims to have a God as referring to both in his divinity and his humanity. It means that Christ has his own Father as God not only his human nature but also in his divine nature. The Son has his Father as his "God" because the Son's being "God" came from his Father via begetting. In other words, ...


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Question 1: Are humans somehow above Angels? Psalm 8 is very clear - Man is lower than Angel. 4 what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? 5 You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor. Philippians 2 is clear that this debasement was part of God's plan: ...


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You err in misreading the Scriptures. Let us begin with your second question first. Jesus could not become an Angel in the first place since both are of the Spiritual realm, and Angels are the servants of God of which Jesus Christ is a part. There is another cogent reason why the fallen angels cannot be saved that reason is that the fallen Angels have ...


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Jesus' death was sufficient simply because DEATH is the punishment for our sins, not suffering. Nowhere in the Bible does it say that the Savior must suffer for a long time to cover our sins, only His death. If you look at all these verses, we'll see that "Christ died" and it is enough: ...


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Your question goes to the heart of Salvation, and surprisingly you are not alone in not understanding how our sins can be transferred to Jesus and thus be forgiven. So lets see if we can clear it up for you. All Scripture is quoted from the King James translation, unless otherwise noted. First of all we need to start with one basic fact, that being that ...


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If I write you a valid check for all the money in my bank account and sign it as Son, but not my name, they could not and would not cash it. We must only baptize in Jesus' name for it is "the only name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved." Acts 4:12 Jesus is the Name of GOD. Isa 9:6,Matthew 1:21-23,etc. For His name actually means ...


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Jesus' suffering and death were more than just surrogacy of suffering, Jesus also vanquished the devil. From Hebrews 2:14-15: ...through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and might free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives. Jesus sacrifice sanctified us before ...


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You are misreading those Scriptures, they are not all prophesies which were to be fulfilled during Jesus lifetime or even during the Church age. All Scripture is quoted from the King James translation, unless otherwise noted. Isaiah 52:13 through 15 Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high. As many ...


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Michael the arch angel. One thing we have to keep in mind is that the word "angel" is also the word "messenger" in both Greek and Hebrew. Whether it's a living human messenger or a spirit entity that was not created to have a biological form (disembodied saints are also called "angels" - John runs into one of these in the book of Revelation. John bows down ...


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Jesus was the last Adam. Adam was created in the image of God but being a created entity, obviously did not have the attributes of omniscience, omnipotence and omnipresence. In order to be the appropriate sacrifice Jesus had to be incarnated in the likeness of Adam, with all the same limitations Adam had. If Jesus had an advantage over Adam (maintaining ...


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How many Gods do we have? One and only one! How many persons are there in God? Three and only three! Who are them? Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19, NIV) Do we worship them separately? NO! Because they are ONE. ...


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There is one God who has revealed himself in three persons. The vast majority of Christians across all major sects agree that Jesus is both the Son of God and God. This has been articulated many mays, but is not easy to explain in the confines of language. He is not the "son" as is a physical offspring as the result of sexual relations, but in another ...


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Since nobody has mentioned this yet, let me add one other important point to the great answers already given (ie: that since it was from top to bottom, it shows it was God doing the ripping -@Waggers, that it meant God was opening His holiness to all men through Jesus -@Jonathon Byrd). With the tearing of the curtain, the atonement ritual for Yom Kippur ...


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The answer to this is just simple common sense. Just compare the two interpretations. But I want to point out a few things. First, It should be pointed out that even if you had like 10 or say 20 kids would you really have subdued the Earth? Its a bit silly to think so. Second, I would like to point out that abortion and the birth control pill ARE evil ...


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Here is the explanation from Jesus through St. Paul Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. (1 Corinthians 15:24 NKJV) So if you continue to see rule, authority, and power you can be certain that it is not the end ^^.


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1) Humanity would be well on its way to destroying itself. "And unless those days had been shortened, no flesh should be saved: but for the sake of the elect those days shall be shortened." Matt 24:22 2) There will be very few people possessing the true faith at the end of the world I say to you, that he will quickly revenge them. But yet the ...


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Navarre Bible New Testament Compact Edition note on MK 13:3-37 has: The opening verses (vv.5-13) refer to "the beginnings of the sufferings" (v.8):the tribulation which will start prior to the destruction of Jerusalem (vv.6-8) is like the tribulation that Christians will experience (vv.9-13). In both cases, our LORD's instruction is an invitation ...


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Divine Conception The answer to your question is relatively simple. Mary provided the egg; God provided the sperm. This may sound shocking, and there is no single verse which "proves" my assertion, but there are many scriptures--particularly Romans chapter 5--which clearly lay out for us the reason why Christ was conceived and born with a sinless human ...


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Your question assumes that Jesus the man was one singular identity in a human body. This seems to be in error according to what I can determine from the Bible. Jesus was fully human, and by that we must deduce that he had the same DNA as any other human being,that is 50% human female and 50% human male The 50% human female would have come from the egg ...


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My first posting as an answer. (Pardon my english mistakes if any) The short answer is obviously 3 (except the Mary's part). Let's think about the Wine Miracle where water turns into wine to get some idea of characteristics of an miracle. The wine is obviously really wine although we don't know whether it is zinfandel or cabernet souvignon nor the age of ...


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Loads! Eg John 9:1-12: As he [Jesus] went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’ ‘Neither this man nor his parents sinned,’ said Jesus, ‘but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. As long as it is day, we must do the works of him ...



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