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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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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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First Answering Q. According to Catholic Tradition - Was Jesus' experience on Earth scripted? No it wasn't, but it followed a known 'script'. Q. Or did human actors shape it? Yes they did. Q. Specifically: According to Catholic Tradition - Were the people who came into contact with Jesus acting of their own free will? Yes they were. Q. Specifically: Or ...


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Jesus' most clear statements on the end times are in Matthew 24. You can see for yourself what He said. I don't see anything about "blood moons" here, but this passage is far from the only passage in Scripture that addresses the end times. A full answer addressing eschatology would be far* too large to this site. Many books have been written on the ...


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This question, as worded, might might not be best for this site, but I see an answerable question that can be answered by some of the most fundamental Christian thinking. The question is essentially, "Why do Christians insist that everyone is a sinner even though a large portion of people are decent people?" It is clear through out the Bible that everyone, ...


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Jesus being a carpenter is subject to debate among historians and Christians alike. There is no actual Scriptural evidence that Jesus ever was a "carpenter", however based on the times He grew up in it is an easy inference. If He truly was a carpenter, then there may be artifacts created by him circulating somewhere. However, it's a good bet to say these ...


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There is a fantastic article written by Richard P. Bailey that fully explains in great detail the reasons why Jesus didn't allow the demons to reveal his identity. In fact, the author goes beyond just the explanation of why demons in specific weren't allowed to reveal his identity. The article is much too large to post here, but it can surely be linked. ...


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Not so much important as more well known. Being God-made-man, he is familiar to us. He is one like us in all things but sin. The Father, as the Creator, is known bit more than the Holy Spirit, . In Catholicism, the Holy Spirit is the Great Unknown.


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It might be a valid point but I think there is an another angle to it. Revealing supernaturally even by the means from devil denies people the oppurtunity to believe by faith. If for example, God himself appear in clouds when all people in world to see, then most of the people will believe. There's no place of faith in it. There's a word in bible ...


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There are a number of views on these brothers and the specific meaning of this passage. We'll try to focus on just the brothers and not the passage, which has a long standing debate around whether it is even a parable or an actual account. First, we shouldn't be focused on there being five brothers. There are six. The man in torment has five brothers, ...


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They are members of Dives family. Their names are not significant details. The point is simple enough- Dives doesn't want his family to end up in the torment he is in. I have little doubt that Gregory of Nyssa has an analogical meaning for them, but that would be the opinion of one man only. There is no consensus or tradition around them.


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Answering purely from Scripture: One answer is taken from : Mary: Perpetual Virgin? 6 Biblical Arguments | Dave Armstrong, and the rest my own. Opening: There isn't one better than from the article: Once upon a time, virtually no Christians denied that Mary the mother of Jesus was perpetually a virgin: including Protestants. Of the early leaders ...


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Remember that, first and foremost, our condemnation is just because we all have sinned. However, because of His love, Jesus died for us while we were yet sinners. He was under no obligation to save us in the first place. Our situation might be likened to a man trapped in a fire. With his death impending, a fireman found him, carried him to safety, and ...



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