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I think Jesus had to have a sword to fulfil the word of God to David who planned murder and was told the sword would never leave his family and Jesus was sometimes known as the Son of David so he had to get a sword, even though they always make trouble like when the disciples used it to slice of the guy's ear. Ed Jordan Stoke-on-Trent


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but Jesus' answer sounds to me like He is saying, "Yes, it would be great if you had more faith." But His answer doesn't help people with little faith. Luke 17:7-10 But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat? And will not rather say unto him, ...


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There is much disagreement as to whether the word translated 'carpenter' in: Matthew 13:55 Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? and, Mark 6:3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his ...


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Paul writes that in our baptism we go down into the water with Jesus and die with him, setting us free from our old husband, the law,-then,...still in Christ, we also participate in Jesus' resurrection and we come up out of the water with Jesus into resurrected new life in Christ, and Paul writes, 'we are free to marry another', which we do, and it is Jesus. ...


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God is not a Man It seems that the impetus for the question relies on the meaning of Numbers 23:19 Numbers 23:19 (NASB) (emphasis added) God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent; Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good. What is God attempting to communicate? The context ...


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Jesus did not blaspheme his own law. "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:" The context of "likeness" refers to idol worship. Jesus' coming to earth was a fulfillment of prophecy, not a contradiction to the 10 ...


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This is a very good question. How could God justifiably do the following: Tell the Jews (via Moses) to stone anyone claiming to be God Send a man (Jesus) to the Jews claiming to be God Condemn the Jews for stoning the man claiming to be God. Here's the justification: Jesus shouldn't have been crucified because he actually was God, not a man claiming to ...


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Firstly, if Jesus is God, it is of course impossible for Him to blaspheme against His own law. Secondly, Jesus did not overtly claim to be God directly and consequently inevitably stumble the lost sheep of Israel that He was sent to. He answered the question: The high priest said to him, “I charge you under oath by the living God: Tell us if you are ...


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Possibly God commanded us a His followers to procreate so that we will begin something here on earth, that will echo in eternity on the New Earth! Our believing children will populate the New Heaven and New Earth! Isn't that reason enough? What greater example of reaping and sowing throughout eternity than children to bask in the Glory of God forever?


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jesus was not to be touched before his ascention because that would have defiled the sacrifice. when jesus got to heaven he put his blood on the alter in heaven. hallelujah. He appeared to the disciples after jesus' offering and let thomas place his finger in the wound in his side. It was important that the disciples still believed in Jesus . For a doubting ...


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The Pharisees were trying to trap Jesus into convicting the adulteress on the basis of their incomplete recitation of (what we know as) Leviticus 20:10. In similar fashion, we see in Matthew 4:6 the devil tempting Jesus using an incomplete recitation of Psalm 91:11. Jesus' response to the Pharisees is to write something in the dust. The Jewish Encyclopedia ...


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Joseph was not, of course, the actual father of Jesus. He did not have sexual relations with Mary until after they were married, but she became pregnant before her marriage and an angel told Joseph it was the Holy Spirit that had impregnated her. Although Joseph does not get much Bible space, he did father children with Mary, James for example. According ...


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Was Jesus circumcised? Yes! Please see Luke 2:21 and brasshat's answer. [A]nd did he eat pork? There is no record that he did and from the circumstantial evidence from scripture we can with certainty conclude that since he was an observant Jew, he didn't eat pork. Citing a few: The enemies of Jesus were always on the lookout to catch him, either ...


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Jesus write on the ground after asking the people was....NOT GUILTY ... Because in the Law of God, the case is proven if there's 2 witness. But they accusing only the women no one can prove that she is guilty. So, Jesus judge NOT GUILTY., because only God can judge us.


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I think why you are missing the main purpose of Luke's detailed genealogy is that you are under the assumption that Christ came through Solomon. During this time Israel was still under the law of not mixing outside of Israel with foreign wives because the Messiah had to come through a pure line of Israel - Solomon did not fit this requirement as he fell ...


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Yes, Jesus was indeed a Jew. More than that, Jesus was a truly righteous Jew. His parents did circumcise him (Luke 2:21) as all good Jewish parents do for their sons, and it is a reasonable assumption that Jesus never ate any unclean animal per the Law in Leviticus. The majority of Christians, however, believe that these elements of the Law are no longer ...


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Why did Jesus tell His disciples to buy a sword? When Jesus offered the kingdom to the nation of Israel it was a legitimate offer. He did not wink at the disciples and say, "I know you guys are going to blow it, so here is the real plan". The words of Jesus, even the prophetic words are true regardless of what Israel does. If Israel had accepted Jesus ...


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If we should baptise only in the name of Jesus then why Jesus say to baptise in the name of the Father and the Holy Spirit too? – curiousdannii Because he wanted to determine who actually understood the keys to the kingdom. Recall he asked his disciples in Matthew 16:13 who people of the day thought he was. A lot of titles were rattled off, but Peter ...


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Although the Bible does not address dietary restrictions directly in the New Testament; it does appear to indirectly. The reason for Jesus coming to Earth was to live a perfect life, and fulfill God's laws, since We are unable to do ourselves. As a Jew and still under the law the dietary restrictions would have still applied to Jesus and in order to fulfill ...


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From Luke 2:21, we know that Jesus was circumcised, as it states there At the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was given the name Jesus... But we also have Peter's teaching in Acts 10:28: "You know yourselves that how unlawful it is for a Jew to associate with or to visit any one of another nation, But God has shown me that I should ...


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For me, and I can speak for no one else, the answer to what Jesus said about arming one's self is found in Romans Chapter 12: "Insofar as possible, live at peace with all men." The key phrase is "insofar as possible." While no one despises war more than those who have been a part of it, I know that violence is to be avoided but I'm not anxious to be a ...


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Why did Jesus favor Peter, James and John more than the other disciples? I believe Jesus was doing this in order to 'model the mission'. I'm referring to the Great Commission: 19 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, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I ...


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Billy Graham told a story about a minister friend of his. This minister spoke to a Chinese man who had just emigrated to the USA. He had never heard of Jesus. The minister told him the whole story. At the end of the story, the Chinese man began to cry. "Why are you crying?" said the minister... "Because all of my life I have known HIM inside me but I ...


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The answer that follows will also aim to answer: What is the scriptural basis that the Devil or Satan understood God's salvation plan?. Opening What is God's salvation1 plan? It is that which an angel of the LORD said to St. Joseph when appearing to him in a dream, that Jesus, God with us, would save his people from their sins2. 1. Salvation ≡ As sin ...


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From my perspective as a C&MA Protestant Evangelical, there is no question that Jesus deferred to His Father on many occasions. Doing the Father's will and accomplishing the task Jesus came to accomplish was uppermost in His mind. "I do always those things which please the Father." "My food is to do the will of Him who sent me and to accomplish ...


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I think Peter, James and John witnessed more miracles than the others, because the circle gave them this by proximity, not exclusivity. (I assume you are referring to their exposure to the transfiguration, also to seeing Him sweat blood in the garden. (if they stayed awake long enough)) Peter, James, and John may have been in the closer circle, for the ...


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Historically, the position of the church on Christology has been explained as "hypostatic union, meaning that Jesus was fully God and fully man). In the late 300s, Nestorius taught that Jesus' natures were separate. The problem comes when you consider salvation. In any Satisfaction theory of atonement, the 'victim' that satisfies God's wrath must be a ...


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To be human is to be an embodied soul. It is not enough for Him to just speak into creation. A true word must be face to face. to be a mediator between man and God. The second Adam succeeds in walking a perfect human life where the first one failed. He must be fully human in order to be the perfect human sacrifice. To be a model and example for us, ...


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<<>> One specific Biblical reference comes to mind in the martyrdom of Stephen. When Stephen lifts up his eyes to Heaven, just before he dies he prays (cries out) Acts 7:59 "While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 60 Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had ...


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Maranatha! Our Lord, come! [cf. 1 Cor 16:21-23 (RSVCE)]. Catholic Perspective cf. Prayer to Jesus in Catechism of the Catholic Church. The Biblical basis are the biblical references in footnotes. 2665 The prayer of the Church, nourished by the Word of God and the celebration of the liturgy, teaches us to pray to the Lord Jesus. Even though her ...


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What you are basically asking is for different models of soteriology, which is a fancy way of asking: "What must I do to be saved?" Typically there are three general schools of thought, grouped into: Satisfaction Theories (God's wrath needs to be 'satisfied' in some fashion) Ransom Theoriess (Satan needs to be defeated in some fashion) Moral Influence ...


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Opening and answer Redemption is from sin/slavery to sin as bruisedreed's answer correctly states. Jesus, the Son of God made man, in freedom and love offered his life to his Father through the Holy Spirit in reparation for our disobedience. Catholic Perspective Starting with scripture Mt 1:21 (RSVCE) 21 she will bear a son, and you shall call his ...


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(LDS) Justice and Mercy It is because, There is some kind of Universal Law that God cannot violate, that a sinless one must die for the sinners. There are indeed Universal or, "Natural Laws" that even God himself cannot violate, which necessitated the atonement of Christ. (Alma Chapter 42) Two laws that God is required to keep are the Law of ...


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The redemption price is not paid to Satan. Those who sin are in captivity to sin (cf. John 8:34, Genesis 4:7). The scriptures give us no warrant to exclude Satan and the fallen angels from this description - they too are subject to the consequences of defying the will of God and are not a law unto themselves. As sin itself is impersonal, the analogy of ...


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Yes, there is definitely theological meaning to the seamless woven garment (John 19:23). The mention of the garment tells us the Jesus was acting as High Priest. The High Priest wore such a garment at Passover. In fact, without the garment, the priest was not fit to serve (Ezekiel 44:19). The garment is not the ONLY thing that makes the priest fit to serve, ...


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Is it possible that Jesus is weeping right now whenever he sees souls going to Hell? God does grant visions. And he grants these to whomever and whenever he wishes. After the death of the last Apostle John, these type of visions do not belong to the deposit of faith and therefore are not part of ALL that a believer ought to believe in order to be saved. The ...


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I think he wrote: לא תנאף The scribes and pharisees said to him: "Moshe says that the adulterous woman must die" "What do you say?" Then, bending down, Yeshua wrote on the ground with the finger. But as they kept on questioning Him, He straightened up and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” If ...


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The Scripture does tell us that Jesus can be sorrowful enough to cry: When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. 34 “Where have you laid him?” he asked. “Come and see, Lord,” they replied. Jesus wept. John 11:33-35 Jesus was on his way to see Lazarus. He had ...


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Let me start by saying that there is only one God: it is the Father (1 Corinthians 8:6). God is immortal, eternal, all powerful and all knowing. God begot a Son in such a remote past that finite human minds like mine cannot fathom. This Son is the Christ (anointed one). Since the Christ was born of the Father who is God, He also inherited all the ...


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Here's what I have been putting together and while trying to see if anyone else had already explained it this way (sort of, but I'm not quite sure) I ran across this site. The woman was being stoned to death. Jesus was writing in the dust. This meant that it was the Sabbath. It's unlawful both to execute anyone and to write on anything except in the dust on ...


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Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an impure spirit cried out, “What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!” (Mark 1:23-24, NIV) From the above passage, it is possible to conclude that the evil spirits did not know the exact reason why Christ came to this ...


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The Bible may not say how well Satan understood God's salvation plan, but it does tell us that Satan had his own alternative plan which gives us clues regarding his understanding. Isaiah 14:13-14 13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the ...


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The Hebrew for Isaiah 7:14 לכן יתן אדני הוא לכם אות הנה העלמה הרה וילדת בן וקראת שמו עמנו אל The last two words are "Amnou"(עמנו) + "Al"(אל). You can see these way on the left. (אל) means "God" (עמנו) means "with us" So the end reads: his name will be with us "God" I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in ...


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God Bless everyone I have little to say but what I have to say is meaningful. When Moses ask God "Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them? What was God answer to Moses? God said tell him "I am what I am", ...


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If I were to continue being true to form, I would answer your question in too many paragraphs, most of which would not be read. Let me go against type, then, and offer a two-paragraph answer to your question, "Why does Jesus have to be God?" The reason Jesus has to be God stems from God's holiness. The sin which first entered the celestial universe ...


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For your consideration, re. the Peccability of the Christ: http://www.whiteestate.org/books/da/da12.html My opinion: If in fact Jesus was incarnated to this earth for the purpose of proving that it is possible for any human to obey God's laws and thereby refute Lucifer's claim, then He should have been at risk of failure. Otherwise, the hollow bet proves ...


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Suetonius is one of three key Roman authors who may refer to early Christians, the other two being Pliny the Younger and Tacitus. These authors refer to events which take place during the reign of various Roman emperors, Suetonius writing about the Claudius expulsion and Nero's persecutions, Tacitus referring to Nero's actions around the time of the Great ...


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Jesus Christ, the Lamb was slain from the foundation of the world (Rev. 13:8). OT saints who believed in God were covered by the efficacy of Christ's death from the foundation of the world. Only but a few had that true faith having not seen Jesus Christ's death on the cross. It was then inevitable for Christ to be revealed to us by His coming to earth ...


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Keep in mind that in Jesus' day, while nearly all Jewish men could read, writing was a skilled craft which was restricted to a relatively small group of people (the "scribes" in the New Testament). Keep in mind also, that in Jesus time, Christians drew most of their numbers from lower classes and were unlikely include scribes. Thus the group of 500 about ...


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According to The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell, p125, Josephus, who died after 100AD, wrote of Jesus in his Jewish Antiquities, "...for he appeared to them alive again the third day; as the divine prophets had foretold these and then thousand other wonderful things concerning him." (Antiquities, XVIII, 33). However, those words are ...



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