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However, later Jesus goes to the desert to deal with Satan, and Scripture tells us that "Jesus was lead by The Holy Spirit".


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Isaac is affirmed in multiple places as the son of Abraham (including seven times in the passage you've quoted alone!). God's visitation to Sarah was that of healing and restoring fertility so that she could conceive a child with her husband. To think that the Bible somehow implies that God had sex with Sarah is to ignore parts which speak quite plainly to ...


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As far as the actual mechanics of this, we really have no idea. However, we know the basics of what changed. However, what the Lord had said to Sarah was that her womb would be opened and she would be able to conceive. And that's exactly what happened. Basically, to answer your question, no God did not have sex with Sarah, Abraham did. However, she was ...


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I will answer your question of whether being “sinless” is the same as “being perfect” first without dealing with how you further expanded it. I also assume you are taking the English meaning of the word perfect, and not the greek one. This distinction has already been mentioned on other answers. I think the answer is "no" based on the following examples: ...


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The doubt arises if Jesus is God and is one of the GodHead only when we fail to see Christ in the old testament. Lots of Christians think that Trinity is only in the new testament however Trinity is mentioned in the whole Holy Bible. One God, three persons have been all there from the 1st chapter till the last chapter of the Holy Bible. Few Old Testament ...


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Answer: Throughout the wilderness wanderings of the Israelites, God was constantly teaching them things about Himself and about their own sinfulness. He brought them into the wilderness, to the same mountain where He revealed Himself to Moses, so that He could instruct them in what He required of them. Shortly after the amazing events at Mt. Sinai, God ...


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Google some portion of "The resurrection myths about Jesus;” a Progressive Christian interpretation, by R. C. Symes." I found it at religioustolerance.org, but it is also elsewhere. In this treatise, Mr(?). Symes concludes: "The gospels' resurrection stories about Jesus are not factual accounts, but rather made up ones to support the theological agendas ...


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Jesus answered that question for you: Mark 6:11 And whoever will not receive you nor hear you, when you depart from there, shake off the dust under your feet as a testimony against them. Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!" God himself will not interfere with man's free ...


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According to 2 Kings 18:4, the serpent of Moses was subsequently placed in the Jerusalem temple, where it was known as Nehushtan and remained until smashed by King Hezekiah. The Jewish Encyclopedia says that modern exegesis holds that the biblical Hebrew word Nehushtan, by which the bronze serpent is referred in 2 Kings 18:4, is explained either as ...


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Though not a Catholic, something @MattGutting said struck me as particularly important and pregnant (no pun intended) with meaning. He said, "Thus, God the Father is THE Father; the Son proceeds from him, and the Spirit from both. St. Thomas Aquinas, in the Summa Theologica, gives a philosophically dense discussion of the topic in the 'Treatise on the ...


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Jesus had two fathers. One was Joseph, his earthly adoptive father. The other is the Father, his heavenly father (and ours as well). He had no earthly biological father. That is the distinction. The Father is not Jesus' earthly father in any sense whatsoever. The person of Christ is eternally begotten of the person of the Father. That doesn't and didn't ...


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Parable of yeast is to me a metaphor for the work of the Father, Son and Spirit (the 3 balls of dough) and the workings and transformation within a believers life over time allocated.The yeast cannot be seen to work but its manifestations are dramatic, growing over time and undoubted.. as is regeneration. The Mustard seed parable to me is the bigger picture ...


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Following @FMS' comment, I've completely rethought my answer. It helped that I discovered that (as usual) St. Thomas Aquinas was there before me. He wrote about the question in the Third Part of the Summa Theologica, Question 32, Article 3. Your question is brought up (more or less) in Objection 3 of this article: Further, God is called our Father by ...


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Jesus was begotten BY God, THROUGH the power of the Holy Spirit. He was not begotten by the Holy Spirit, so the Holy Spirit is not His father. (See John 3:16) Since God has a body, He would have had to have sex with Mary to impregnate her. But then she wouldn't have been a virgin. However, since the Holy Ghost does not have a body, he could do the job on ...


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This is a difficult question to give a simple straightforward answer. Firstly, regardless on your feelings regarding his interpretations, Arius was clearly well versed in much of scripture, so anything short of "all of scripture" would be a slightly inaccurate response. Secondly, we don't have much in the way of direct sources of his own writing. Most of ...


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There is no evidence that Arius was influenced by Revelation 3:14 or Psalms 8:5-6, but he appealed to Bible verses such as Jesus saying that the father is "greater than I" (John 14:28), and "The Lord created me at the beginning of his work" (Proverbs 8:22). He was also influenced by Origen. Richard Smoley says in Forbidden Faith, page 45, Origen held an ...


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@"Seeking First": Awesome Awesome Awesome!! Exactly right on, Yeshusa is in the Father and the Father is in Yeshua. He was both man and divine. When they approached Him, He asked, "Whom do you seek?" They responded, "Yeshua of Nazareth." Meaning YH SAVES, they didn't understand they were calling on the name of God Himself. Yeshua was very accurate in His ...


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I think Nathanael and the other apostles did see angels ascending and descending on Jesus during Jesus's earthly ministry because in the Gospel of John it says that Jesus did so many things that the world could not contain the number of books if everything was written that he did (John 21 v. 25). So there must have been so many amazing things that weren't ...


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Searching the internet for the first time, nobody seems to be echoing Schlatter, who blessedly died in Germany before Hitler assaulted the world. Schlatter saw Romans 16:20 as a possible echo of the Genesis verse. The God of peace will trample Satan beneath your feet shortly--a glorious and wonderful promise from Sentman Paul who before had seen sinner Adam ...


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It was my understanding that the genealogy through Mary demonstrated his claim by blood to the throne of David, while the line through Joseph demonstrated his claim by law (having to do with the Patriarchal system, I presume). Either way, it could not be denied that he was of the line of David.


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"What exactly are these genealogies trying to prove?" The first and most important thing the two genealogies are trying to prove is that Jesus was descended from King David, as first-century Jews believed the hoped-for Messiah would be a descendant of David. This in spite of also saying that Jesus was born of a virgin. A second point, often overlooked, is ...


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Besides understanding the prophetic implications of being able to verify His genealogy to know He was indeed the Promised One, it is also important to understand what the Savior is: very man, and very God. He is the One Who makes up the gap between man and God. It was man who fell, and it was man who had to make it right. Jesus was "found in fashion as a ...


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Greek Text ὅπως ἔλθῃ ἐφ᾽ ὑμᾶς πᾶν αἷμα δίκαιον ἐκχυνόμενον ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς ἀπὸ τοῦ αἵματος Ἅβελ τοῦ δικαίου ἕως τοῦ αἵματος Ζαχαρίου υἱοῦ Βαραχίου ὃν ἐφονεύσατε μεταξὺ τοῦ ναοῦ καὶ τοῦ θυσιαστηρίου (Textus Receptus) Textual Variants According to Constantin Tischendorf's critical apparatus, the Codex Sinaiticus omits υἱοῦ Βαραχίου, but there are earlier ...


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Josephus speaks in Wars of the Jews, Book 4, chapter 5, of Zacharias son of Baruch, who was killed in the temple at Jerusalem, around 67 CE. Much discussion surrounds the various similarities between this event and the passage in Matthew 23:35 (and Luke 11:51), where Jesus accuses the Jews of slaying Zacharias between the temple and the altar. Many ...


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Remember John is Jesus's earthly cousin. When Mary went to visit Elisabeth Luke 1:39 it mentions that John leaped in the womb at the sound of Marys voice so basically that was the first sign John was no ordinary man he was of the Heavenly relm.. It also states in Luke Elisabeth found out she would be with child by an Angel as well..so basically what I get ...


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Praying is different from giving thanks. Jesus then took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated. So also the fish, as much as they wanted. John 6:11 ESV how about.. "FATHER forgive them for they know not what they do!" Jesus cannot go down from the cross and pray in private at this time. So, ...


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The clearest statement by Jesus that He is the Son God: Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God: [John 8:54 KJV]


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When was Jesus name first used? HEBREW BIBLE 285-246 B.C. Septuagint was the GREEK Old Testament official translation of the Old Testament. The 2nd century B.C. the Old Testament was translated into Greek. This translation is known as the Septuagint. 325 A.D. Constantine held the Council of Nicaea. 360 A.D. Codex Sinaiticus Greek New Testament was ...


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Roman Catholics We are going to have a huge bash, fireworks, a massive mass and the Catholics around the world will proclaim their victory. The pope himself is going to speak on behalf of all Christianity: he'll speak about the past, the present and the future of the Vatican. We plan on hiding 2,000 Easter eggs in memory of past popes too. Look for ...


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At the moment of Jesus's death, He entered paradise, where the spirits of believers were held until Jesus's sacrifice was made complete through the resurrection. Jesus was not referring to heaven at this point. Remember, in the day of His resurrection, He told Mary not to touch him because He had not yet ascended to Heaven. Once Jesus ascended to Heaven, He ...


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I suspect the early church fathers found no provocative revelation in this addition, if it is indeed an addition, to have concern about inclusion. Mark 16:9-20 seems to have been questioned early on as to its accuracy as part of the original text. Jerome states he had early sources without these verses; conversely, Irenaeus is found quoting from these ...


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I could give you a long drawn out answer to your question, citing all kinds of Scripture, but the true question here is why would you believe what I say over the words of Jesus himself? Luke 4:4 (many Translations) But Jesus answered him, saying, "It is written, 'MAN SHALL NOT LIVE BY BREAD ALONE, BUT BY EVERY WORD OF GOD.' "


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For most Christian denominations, the answer is simple. Scripture is supernaturally inspired. The people who wrote the Bible wrote exactly what God intended them to write. See the CARM article on 2 Timothy 3:16 for a more in-depth explanation. Also from the allaboutruth.org website: The Bible tells us that all Scripture is inspired of God and ...


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You MAY be referring to this passage; Ephesians 4:7-10, NIV: 7 But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. 8 This is why it[a] says: “When he ascended on high, he took many captives and gave gifts to his people.”[b] 9 (What does “he ascended” mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions[c]? ...



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