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The arguments for and against what you've heard are detailed in the questions linked to by Paul Chernoch. I generally think of 1 Peter 3:18-19 as by far the strongest biblical evidence for Jesus preaching while He was in the grave. The alternative explanation is that He went straight to Paradise, based on Luke 23:43. (As a Mormon, I can throw in the LDS ...


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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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St. John the Baptist, in John 3:30, demonstrates his profound humility as the Precursor to Christ. Another example demonstrating St. John the Baptist's profound humility is Mt. 3:11: …he that shall come after me, is stronger then I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear… The Catholic Haydock Commentary has this to say about John 3:30: Ver. 30. He ...


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How do the early church fathers expound upon the “exaltation of Christ” (Philippians 2:9-11) in light of the immutability of Jesus Christ? The early church fathers uniformly believed that the pre-existent Word , by being the only-begotten from the Father, was and is fully God in essence (nature). “We acknowledge a God, and a Son (His Logos), and a Holy ...


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Yes, Jesus did say that he would die, voluntarily as a sacrifice: 14 I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one ...


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Matthew 1:18 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Conception and Birth of Jesus 18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit. As for a Catholic perspective, we have no problem declaring that Jesus was conceived by the power of ...


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Does this mean Jesus Christ is making difference between himself and God here? No, but the opposite is the case. He did not say, "I am not good because only God is good," but he asked, "why do you call me good? Only God is good." He is asking, in effect, "Only God is good, yet you call me good- do you believe I am God?" He says "I am the good Shepard." ...


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No one is good except God;Jesus wanted this man to realise that if truely believes that Jesus is good then He is God,therefore Jesus proved to this man that Himself was God.


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1 Corinthians 10:1-4 For I do not want you to be ignorant of the fact, brothers and sisters, that our ancestors were all under the cloud and that they all passed through the sea. 2 They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea. 3 They all ate the same spiritual food 4 and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock ...



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