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The problem of Jesus telling others not to reveal his identity is known as the 'Messianic Secret' and is a motif primarily found in the Gospel of Mark. According to William Wrede (Das Messiasgeheimnis in den Evangelien, 1902) the messianic secret is a prohibition to make known the messianic character of Jesus. The following essay: 'Mark Essay 3: Is there a ...


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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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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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"Sabbath" is two words at once: "seventh", and "sacred restfulness from all work". The Law and the Prophets are bonds, curses, and blessings upon children of Israel, descendants by flesh and adoption of the man named Israel and Jacob. But we of Christ the Lord are considered not children of Israel; we are considered adopted children of God directly. ...


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The answer provided is somewhat correct, but not really. Jesus comes from the hebrew name Yeshua ישוע , which is another "form" of the hebrew name Joshua (Yehoshua) יְהוֹשׁ֫וּעַ. Yeshua ישוע means: to rescue or to deilver Yehoshua יְהוֹשׁ֫וּעַ means: God saves or the LORD is salvation They are not the same meaning / or word. Allot of people who aren't ...


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Throughout our life what do we look for? The purpose of life don't we? The questions every human ponders in life is: 1) How did we get here? Who made all of this stuff we see? (The Truth) 2) What is our purpose in life? What should we do? (The Way) 3) How can we stay alive and be healthy? How can we/should we live? (The Life) Don't you know the very ...


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Act 13:30 But God raised him from the dead: Act 13:31 And he was seen many days of them which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people. God has been placing in my spirit revelation concerning Christ Death ,Burial, and resurrection. God kept dropping this scripture into my spirit. God kept speaking to me "...


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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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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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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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In John 15:9-13, Jesus says this: 9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12 My command is this: Love ...


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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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The Father is the one John meant in this context as may be understood from Jesus' words in John 4:46. Direct seeing is what he means no man has experienced even though seeing the Son could be accounted for seeing God since the Son is the exact replica of the Father.


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In addition to Isaiah 7 consider this… The bible says that Jesus was made perfect, but being re-made in flesh, he had to go through the natural human steps to reaching His full potential… Hebrews 5:8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered. The bible says that sin is a transgression of the law… 1 John 3:4 Whosoever ...


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In Hebrews 2:10-11, it says: In bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through what he suffered. Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them ...


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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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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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The answer really doesn't depend on any esoteric interpretation, at all. The term "son of man" is vague only if we forget the Semitic tongue of the authors, where they were saying "son of Adam." The genealogy of Yehoshua (Jesus) in Matthew is meant to show the answer to the promise given to Abraham, so it goes only that far. The genealogy of Yehoshua in ...


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To answer the question from a Jehovah's Witnesses perspective, this question was asked by a reader of the Watchtower and it was answered in the following way in the March study edition of the Watchtower questions from readers section: Put simply, we cannot be certain whether Jesus actually stood in the temple or he did so only by means of a vision. At ...



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