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1 John 2:22 explains that the one who don't believe in Jesus that is the CHRIST, the translations from Hebrew to Greek is Messiah or anointing one that explain the last name Christ. The first name was given to Mary by the Angel.


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ShemSeger's answer is the best, and very good. However, it needs to be placed in a comprehensive context of what God has made explicitly clear regarding the opening or closing of minds. Scripture points out God wants everyone saved, "who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth" 2 Tim 2:3 but, at the same time Christ points ...


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Gnostic Light The Metaphor (the Darkness) The Darkness represents the initial result of sin. That of separation from reality which is "The All". Phrases have been build by God into society to help us understand this concept like: "Being lost your own little world", "Lost in Thought", "Snap out of it", "Pay Attention", "Come back to earth", "head in the ...


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Many answers are on the right track. What is meant by keeping people blind and deaf so as not to get healed? Many who went to hear Jesus were not there to hear the truth. Instead they were there to try to catch Jesus speaking against the law or commit blasphemy so as to find cause to condemn Him. Therefore, Jesus directed this saying to all those who did ...


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What is meant by keeping people blind and deaf so as not to get healed? Perhaps one way to approach this question is by starting off with this story: God Will Save Me A terrible storm came into a town and local officials sent out an emergency warning that the riverbanks would soon overflow and flood the nearby homes. They ordered everyone in ...


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There is a saying I grew up with, and if memory serves it goes: "Light received begets more light. Light rejected begets more darkness." In other words, each human being is responsible to God for the amount of spiritual light he or she has received. To accept even a ray of the light of God's truth begets more light. It's as if God waits for the ...


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TL;DR: Milk before meat. Deep doctrine is dangerous to an unprepared soul. "I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able." (see 1 Corinthians 3:1-3) Christ taught in parables [as did Isaiah] so that the spiritually immature and spiritually mature could both benefit from the ...


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"Those who have ears, ought to hear," was how Jesus would end his proclamations. "He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners," Isaiah 61 Is was Jesus himself says about Himself in the Synagogue. Jesus would be the one who lifts the scales off our eyes by rubbing mud He ...


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Could Jesus Christ hate something or someone? Yes. Since Jesus is God, he would hate the same things God hates. John 10:30 I and my Father are one. Proverbs 6:16-19 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked ...


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It is impossible to love without hating. They are opposites in a sense--in the same sense that every coin has two sides, and without one side the other cannot exist. If you love your child, you have anything which harms your child: illness, a kidnapper, a vengeful ex-boyfriend If you love cleanliness, you hate dirtiness If you love quiet, you hate noise If ...


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Jesus exact words were "Eli, Eli, lama sabacthani." (Matt 27:46) Eli-jah (literally YHWH - jah is God (El) of mine (i)) would be shortened as "Eli". Since they are the same word, in the bustle of a crowd, it is not at all unlikely that this "prophet" would be thought to be calling Elijah. Remember, just because the words were in Psalm 22, doesn't mean the ...


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I consider a biblical answer of a person whose heart God hardened. Pharaoh, in the time of Moses, was shown repeatedly hardening his own heart, until finally the Lord began to harden his heart to the point of supernatural stupidity. The Lord made an example out of a bad man, who had chosen and committed himself to his wicked rebellion against the Lord. ...


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Mark 2.15: καὶ γίνεται κατακεῖσθαι αὐτὸν ἐν τῇ οἰκίᾳ αὐτοῦ καὶ πολλοὶ τελῶναι καὶ ἁμαρτωλοὶ συνανέκειντο τῷ Ἰησοῦ καὶ τοῖς μαθηταῖς αὐτοῦ ἦσαν γὰρ πολλοὶ καὶ ἠκολούθουν αὐτῷ And it happened that he was reclining in his house, and many tax collectors and sinners were reclining with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many who were following him . ...


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Here's a bit of perspective from the Gospel of John: “Rabbi,” his disciples asked him, “why was this man born blind? Was it because of his own sins or his parents’ sins?” “It was not because of his sins or his parents’ sins,” Jesus answered. “This happened so the power of God could be seen in him. —John 9:2-3 NLT So one reason someone ...


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Healing is part of the 'atonement', Christ's redemptive work on the cross. Numerous supporting scriptures also attest. He heals all our diseases, Psalms 103:3. By His stripes we were healed, Matthew 18:7 & Isaiah 53. He bore our illnesses, 2 Peter 2:24. None of the diseases of Egypt, Deut 28:60. The issue of healing is a rift in the body. While ...


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I just joined SE today, so I'll jump right in - in 2008 I was researching this very subject for a book I wrote on Jesus life. I apologize for this if it seems like I'm trying to plug my book (so I won't give you the name of it), but I spent years meticulously going through the gospels and Acts, placing the events of Jesus' life in chronological order. So you ...


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I am a JW. It didnot take Jehovah's Witnesses to help me see that Jesus is not God. Jesus spent the night of his execution in prayer to God. He died. God resurrected him. Clear enough that Jesus truly is the SON of God. Most of the "proof scriptures" point to the unity , the closenes, the working to gether of a Son and his Father. More: Jesus sent out his ...


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I am afraid you are wrong Mr. Affable geek on what sickness means in Isaiah 53:4 . If you study it out in the Hebrew, you will see that it means literally sickness ! Also Matthew 8:17 shows Jesus healing the sick , to fulfill Isaiah 53 ! And let me say that Jesus carried away OUR sicknesses. not just those people in Matthew 8:17 . Because you see , I and ...


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I think the Jehovahs Witnesses make the matter pretty clear on their website. TL;DR - Jehovah used to appear to the ancient prophets as "God Almighty", Jesus Christ never identified as "God Almighty". Does God Have a Name? The Bible’s answer Humans all have personal names. Wouldn’t it be reasonable for God to have a name? Having and using ...


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A quick answer is no. Jesus teachings were based on the Torah, hence Paul cannot be teaching about Jesus but teaching about the Teachings of Moses aka Torah. Torah by the way does not mean Law but Teachings. But first you need to look at Paul. Paul is a very complex person, we do not really know his real intentions but we could only infer, I am in the ...


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I cannot say that I have an authoritative answer on this one. I have been considering this passage for a little while. Currently, I see three prominent possibilities that do not indicate a contradiction in the text (I'm not interested in considering the others--doesn't interest me). In brief, they are: It refers to the next event in the Gospels--the ...


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Praying to Jesus is absolutely not Idol worshipping as the question States . As we all know God is holy trinity . The Father , The Son and the Holy Spirit . Reference Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over ...


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Up to this day, children of Semitic parents inherit the father's or grandfather's or from an ancestor a lot of generations back surname as their family name. In Semitic languages such as Aramaic, Hebrew or Arabic your last name refer to your father's surname with the prefix beth/bar, bet or bin, respectively. The prefix means 'house' or 'house of'. So Jesus ...


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While it is true the disciples were often confused and varied in levels of faith, enough is implied in the gospels to give evidence that they were impressed by the Holy Spirit at times to believe that He is God. Matthew 14:30-33 (NKJV) But when he [Peter] saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, ...


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What was John's baptism? An academic paper from Colin Brown offers an answer by surveying the historical context of John's baptism, and the (scant) details we're provided about John himself. I'll attempt to summarize his key points: The traditional picture of John standing in a waist-deep river, trickling water over people's heads is 'a scene of pious ...


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The nativity stories in Matthew and Luke are an example of what is known as a doublet - two different stories about the same event. As such, we should not attempt to harmonise the two stories, but read each on its own and on its own merits. A careful reading of Luke 2:22,39 shows Jesus was taken via the Temple in Jerusalem direct to Nazareth, the home town ...


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The disciple John most certainly believed Jesus was God. He wrote in John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Then in verse 14 he told us "the Word became flesh." Additionally he records the words of Jesus who said, "I and the Father are one." (John 10:30.) “the Father is in me and I am in the Father." ...


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Jesus was sinless and didn't need to be baptized by John as a repentance from sin. We know this because of the many places in scripture Jesus' sinlessness is confirmed. However, Jesus did ask John to baptize him anyway, even though John was aware that Jesus wasn't a sinful candidate, in that John knew Jesus' identity and what His purpose on earth was. ...


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The wise men came after Jesus' dedication at the temple. We know that after the wise men had visited, an angel appeared to Joseph and they fled immediately to Egypt and lived there. Matthew 2:13-15 (NKJV) Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying,“Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to ...


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The most prevalent answer to your question, by some would be original sin. but if we take a longer look at the passage in Mark, for instance: Mark 1:7 and 8 And preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose. 8 I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize ...


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Jesus' baptism was not a confession of guilt. He fulfilled the rite of baptism because He identified Himself as one of us, taking the steps we are to take. His life of perfect submission here on earth is an example to us. Matthew 3 (NKJV) 14 And John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?” 15 ...


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As the Catholic Church understands the sacrament of baptism today, it has two purposes: Initiation: Baptism makes a person a member of the Church. Baptism is birth into the new life in Christ. In accordance with the Lord’s will, it is necessary for salvation, as is the Church herself, which we enter by Baptism. (Catechism of the Catholic Church ...


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The biggest flaw to your argument is "there could be a big time gap between Luke 2:38 & 39." Luke 2.27 & 2:39 both make reference to why Jesus was brought to the Temple: 27 And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, 39 And when they had performed all ...


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In whose name was Jesus baptized? The baptism of John was for repentance. This was not as much an immersion in the name of a person but a public declaration of sorrow for sin and the change of thinking associated with repentance. Matthew 3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of ...


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Since in that day and age, your father and the place you come from, were used to describe someone... He would have been called: Yeshua ben Yosef haNotzri ~ Jesus son of Joseph of Nazareth of course in everyday speech sometimes only: Yeshua ben Yosef or Yeshua haNotzri People did not refer to him as Christ (Messiah) in their every day speech, as most did ...


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Scripture doesn't say. However, what does it mean to "baptize in someone's name"? It means baptizing, having the authority of that person to do so. If we baptize in the name of Jesus, it is as though Jesus had baptized. John the baptist was son of a priest, so it is safe to assume that he had priestly authority from God to baptize. Thus he baptized in ...


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Did Jesus have a last name? Since you didn't specify if you referred to his human family last name, I will answer according to what name His Heavenly Father gave Him. Phillipians 2:9 9 Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, ...


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Joseph was a carpenter, i.e., in construction. Jesus most likely took up this profession to earn money for food, etc. with His Mom, Mary. In those days they would have to take raw wood, turn it into useable 2x4's or whatever, break up rocks into a size useful for building. One can imagine that He is an exceptional learner and had no difficulty with ...


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Were the Jews expecting the Messiah to suffer at all? There were only two people at the temple looking for him to come at all. Luke 2:36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity; Luke 2:25 And, behold, there was a ...


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Traditionally, the divine name (YHWH aka "Jehovah") is associated with God the Father - the God of the Old Testament. Jesus is associated with God the Son, the incarnation of the Godhead. Traditionally, the LDS answer is very straight-forward: God the Father is one distinct person, Jesus is another. From a non-Trinitarian perspective this is very easy to ...


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It depends on a number of factors: acceptance of the Trinity, how one defines "son", and so on. For example, there's not much room for them to be brothers in Trinitarian theology. According to the Trinity, Jesus is not a separate person from God the Father, while pretty much everyone (Trinitarian or otherwise) accepts that Satan most certainly is a separate ...


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Jesus inherited a weakened human nature from Mary, He came in a body that was weaker than Adam's, especially prior to Adam's fall into sin. This is what He inherited from Mary. However, Jesus did not inherit a sinful human nature, an natural inclination towards sin, a trait that the rest of us inherits without choice. Because He being God, conceived by ...


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Before Jesus, "flesh-and-blood" monotheistic prophets could only address God through what later was termed Apophatic theology. The "introduction" of Jesus brings in what was later termed Cataphatic theology. This significant change made the concept of God much more accessible to humanity than before.


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Why God delivered His message through Jesus, God's manifestation, instead of using a prophet like He had at other times, is because what Jesus delivered was more than just a message. Jesus actually became the message, and He was the only one qualified to do so, because the requirements for this job had to be sinlessness, and not just sinlessness, but the ...


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All of the above He was the God of Isaac and Abraham, he was messiah that was prophesied would come into the world, and he was a prophet during his ministry. Messiah:A form of an Aramaic and Hebrew word meaning “the anointed.” In the New Testament Jesus is called the Christ, which is the Greek equivalent of Messiah. It means the anointed Prophet, Priest, ...


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I don't think there's a satisfactory answer to the original question, but I thought an answer would be better suited than a comment. There can't be a total solution to your question, because Jesus was constantly making reference to the OT Scriptures. So, you cannot have an only - word - in - red approach, as it would be self-contradicting. And the life of ...


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The traditional date is Friday, April 3rd, 33 AD. The most commonly held date by modern scholars is Friday, April 7th, 30 AD. The factors in figuring this. On or near Passover. Under Pontius Pilate, who ruled 26–36 AD. Jesus was questioned by the High Priest Caiaphas. He was priest from 18 - 36 AD. Generally considering a 3 1/2 year ministry, John the ...


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Do Protestants believe Jesus and Lucifer are brothers? Emphatically No. Why we don't believe this is because the Holy Scriptures reveal Jesus to be God Himself, who is an eternal being, without beginning and without end. Lucifer is a being God created and is in the hierarchy of angels. It is also worth noting that he is a fallen angel described by scripture ...



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