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You appear to be misreading this Scripture. As with most Scriptures, it is not possible to understand by taking a verse by itself. All surrounding factors must be taken into account for instance; we must understand, first of all who Jesus is talking to. In addition to that we must take into account who he is talking about. And lastly we must take into ...


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Is there any methodology according to Bible to drive out demons from possessed people? Yes. The question is why this practice of driving out of demon is not very common nowadays in Christianity? It actually occurs pretty often actually. And Is there any methodology according to Bible to drive out demons from possessed people? With study you will find what ...


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No matter how you attempt to reduce your "Anxiety" whether it be by vitamins, prescription medicines, over the counter drugs, illegal drugs, alcohol, partying, legal or illegal sex, orgies, strip clubs, homosexuality, adultery, legal or illegal pornography, bestiality, necrophilia, power struggles, rivalry, hostile fits of rage, dissension from authority, ...


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V.Rollins is right. Read the verse in it's entirety it is talking about corruption vs. incorruption: " 50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption." Symbolism changes throughout the bible from one verse to another. In one instance "blood" is referring to mortality, ...


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Big, big difference. The Christ is an abstract idealization of the perfect person. Jesus was not the Christ, but only an imperfect representation of it, just as you or I are.


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To say that Jesus is the Christ or the anointed one is the same as saying that Barak Obama is the President. When we say the President we know that is his TITLE, his calling, his purpose, but we also know who we are talking about. Don't complicate it. Keep it simple. Satan was defeated by Jesus. That name & that name alone is the name Satan hates. That ...


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When Jesus turned water into wine, He performed His first miracle at the wedding feast. It was also at the request of His mother. He didn't want to demonstrate His power yet, but still obeyed His mother. It shows how Christians must respect Mary as Christ did. This first miracle also foreshadowed His death on the cross as being the sacrificial lamb. To ...


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Uta Ranke-Heinemann, among others, points out the parallels to pagan tradition in the account of Jesus turning water into wine. She says, in Putting Away Childish Things that the transformation of water into wine is a typical motif of the Dionysus legend, in which this miracle serves to highlight the god's epiphany. On his feast day, Dionysus made empty jars ...


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In Exodus 12, the Hebrews celebrated the Passover on the 14th day of the first month of the year, it is called Abib in Hebrew (like January in our calendar today). After coming back from the Babylonian exile, they call Abib by a Babylonian name which is Nisan. So Abib 14 or Nisan 14 every year is the day of the Passover. Fast forward to the time of Jesus, ...


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Jesus was supposed to be a man of the people- that is, someone focussed on helping people get from day to day. Why do you think so? Jesus came to redeem people by his suferring and death. Not to make their life comfortable. Jesus lived in the middle-east, where there's not much water Water was not scarce in Jesus's place and during his time. I don't know ...


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E. G. Richards describes in Mapping Time how shadow clocks were used to divide the hours of daylight up into exactly 12 hours of variable length according to the season. It was not until the invention of mechanical clocks that we changed over to a variable number of hours of daylight, each of fixed length throughout the year. Using the universal shadow ...


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I found an interesting hypothesis that could actually explain the reason of this apparent discordance among the gospels. I go a bit into the Greek language, so I apologize for that, since this post would be more appropriate for hermeneutics (in fact I would suggest to move there). In John 19:14 the KJV says that it was the preparation of the passover, ...


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Salt provides essence and taste to food; no one prefers having bland food, hence the saying "take it with a pinch of salt". In this sense Jesus says that people are the essence of the earth, the planet, it is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. The planet's survival is based on the mere existence of humans. Humans ...


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John operates on a different chronology than Mark. Matthew 26:17, Mark 14:12, Luke 22:7-9 all have the disciples asking Jesus where to prepare the Passover supper on first day of the feast of unleavened bread, with the crucifixion the next day. But John 19:14 has the crucifixion itself taking place on "the preparation of the passover" which is the first ...


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following is what John H. Yoder had to say about "What is our cross?" i have edited, but see no reason to rewrite it. it comes from "The way of peace in a world of war" and "Living the disarmed life". in a sense of the word, think of the cross as a formidable spiritual weapon. Following the example of Jesus himself, the first Christians and the writers ...


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Jesus was crucified at noon He was led unto the hall of judgment in the morning, the gospels are quite clear here: Matthew 27:1 (KJV) 1 When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death: Mark 15:1 (KJV) 1 And straightway in the morning the chief priests held a ...


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No. It means we should carry ours. John 3;3 Jesus answered and said unto them, verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Once we accept this requirement, thhe process of conversion begins; submission and change. Submission is denying self. Jesus denied ...


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A sacrifice could mean to get something bad you could avoid, but you choose to get for a good reason. Now, Jesus sacrifice is well described in Philippians 2:5-8 5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the ...


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The basic story of the gospel is this: we, being sons and daughters of Adam, are sinners and because of our sin we deserve punishment from God because he is a just God. At the same time, Good loves us enough that he sent his own Son to both live the perfect life we could never live and to bare the punishment of our son, becoming the ultimate sacrifice. When ...


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It is a lot simpler than one may think. The cross is in reference to the burdens and sacrifices you suffer to follow His steps. His steps being the lifestyle expected by a true follower. However I believe that just by following the Bible, you will have already sacrificed a lot (and therefore picked up yoir cross) to classify yourself as a good example, or a ...


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He paid our sins by showing us that everything He has told us is, in fact, true and corect. That He can give up His life on the cross just to tell us that everything He taught us is right. If it is difficult for someone to surrender his life for something he claims as true, what more if not. He, on the day of His crucifixion, could have taken back His ...


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The sacrifice of Jesus was many things. It was a personal atonement for our sins, bringing salvation. But it is much, much more than only that. It was a propitiation. God's wrath was/is hot upon the human race, his sacrifice was a shedding of innocent blood to put away that wrath. It was for us, but it was directed toward God. God required innocent blood, ...


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To take up your cross and follow Jesus was a command to do exactly that. Had he been obeyed, there would have been twelve (or at least eleven (minus Judas)) more crosses on the hill that day. Ultimately, they did not obey...they abandoned him rather than be crucified with him. To take it out of its context and apply it to modern America, absent of ...


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Being crucified is so painful that the romans even offered pain killer before the cross. romans are not kind; if you don't think you know quite how painful this was, look it up. 2.you said: "To me, sacrifice would mean to act in the best interest of others when you know doing so could hurt you." This hurt Jesus and it reconciled us back to God(made us ...


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What Jesus means is to crucify our "old man" ie. our flesh. Paul talks about this. That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; Eph 4:22 (KJV) We are to crucify (put off) the old man.


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God sacrificed his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to satisfy the debt we owe: Romans 6;23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life. If you choose not to accept his sacrifice, then you will pay the debt you owe with your life. However, your death will not be a sacrifice, it ...


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In Jesus' prayer at Gethsemane (Mt 26:39), we see that Jesus was not happy with his cross: Mt 26:39 (NIV) Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” The fact that He was "sorrowful and troubled" (Mt 26:37) and said that his ...


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I find no indication in Matthew Chapter 5 that Jesus is referring to the Law of Moses. Jesus' reference to the righteousness of the Scribes and Pharisees, after talking about the commandments (5;19), leave little doubt about the doctrines of the Scribes and Pharisees. The ten commandments are immutable, as mentioned ...


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Jesus was resurrected as a human to prove that he was resurrected. When he said "see my hands and feet" he was still in his human body that was nailed to the torture stake, but was now brought back to life. He didn't ascend to heaven (Gods Kingdom) until later, when he returned to his spirit form.


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Man in his present state is mortal, and corruptable and cannot enter the kingdom of God. 1 Corinthians 15;53 For this corruptable must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. Philippians 3;21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according ...


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Of course it was possible for Jesus to sin, and in fact he did on multiple occasions. This is why Jesus was not the Christ, but only an imperfect approximate manifestation of it.


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1 Corinthians 6;10-11 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you; but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our GOD.


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Al-Hallaj was a sufi mystic from ~900 years after the time of Jesus. He was enamored of the Jesus he knew of, but his own sources and influence were primarily Islamic and his idea of who Jesus was matches the non-divine prophet of Islamic teaching rather that the divine savior of Christianity. He tried to live after the pattern of the stories he had and used ...


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Great question! I think I have found one example. A few times, someone asked Jesus to heal them and, after healing, He sent them to the "as a testimony to them". Examples1 are: Matthew 8:1-4 Luke 5:12-16 Note that in both cases the petitioner started with "Lord" - implying that he was a believer. Contrast that with this story from Mark 1:40-45: A ...


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Here is an answer from an Adventist scholar, taken from his website (http://www.bibledoc.org/daniel-class/daniel-10-and-12-and-thoughts-on-michael-2/). Here are the texts that speak about Michael in the Bible: Da 10:13, 21 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one [that is, “first”, YLT] of the ...


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But the title seems to refer to God the Trinity. Is that correct? No it does not. First trinity is not God. Trinity is how God is. That is trinity is not a person, it is a relationship. So Mary cannot be the mother of Trinity. Secondly it would be nice if you know the context why and when this was declared as a dogma. The problem rose when Aryan said the ...


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Mary is mother of Jesus. As Jesus is God in an Hypostatic union, Mary IS mother of God. Denying Mary is mother of God is denying Jesus is truly God and truly Man. The Divine Maternity if more a Christological dogma than a Marian one.


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No. Mary is the mother of Jesus. Acts 1:14 14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication,with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.


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I warn you this is an advanced answer, so I suggest taking your time in your development before discounting this answer. Unfortunately I cannot directly answer this without some foundational concepts to build from, which will be difficult to receive as it is written: And so I have made it my aim to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I ...


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Demons can say pretty much whatever they want, lying or telling the truth as it suits them. Jesus had already been accused of consorting with demons by such groups as the Sanhedrin (for example, in Matthew 12:24). He refuted those claims, of course, but they kept coming up, so it's likely that at least some people believed them. In that context, a demon ...


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I would think there are a few, given the nature of His position of authority over all creation. However, the question would be answered differently if you are referring to God as the Godhead (ie, the Trinity) or just as God the Father. If you are just referring to God the Father, then the answer is any form of submission. God commands us to submit to the ...


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Because your questions has a "What would Jesus do?" flavor, I'm going to answer in keeping: In Matthew 25:31-46 we find there will be those who show up at the judgement and discover they were an outsider even though they did all sorts of work in the name of Jesus thinking they were an insider. Likewise, there will be outsiders who find out they are ...


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The Seventh Day Adventist view The SDA view is well articulated here: Amazing Facts: Who Is Michael The Archangel? The primary arguments involved are regarding: Appearances of the preincarnate Christ with titles of "Angel of the LORD" "Angel of His Presence" and "Angel of the Covenant" The meaning of "angel" having a wide range of interpretations (it ...


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When Jesus was on earth, Palestine had become, to a considerable extent, a polyglot, or multilingual, region. There is solid evidence that the Jews still retained their use of Hebrew, but Aramaic and Koine were also spoken. Latin, too, appeared on official inscriptions of the Roman rulers of the land (Joh 19:20) and was doubtless heard from Roman soldiers ...


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As some existing answers and comments already note, the boundary between a "name" and a "title" can be murky or fluid. Another possibility has recently been argued at length by Matthew Novenson in his book, Christ among the Messiahs: Christ Language in Paul and Messiah Language in Ancient Judaism (OUP, 2012). He spends 30+ pages on the question, attempting ...


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I saw the original article that had a picture of the page with the supposed Jesus and his pipe and the words at the bottom. I should have saved it a few years ago when I found it but I didn't. Weather it was true or not. Sula Bennett in 1936 in Warsaw Poland searched the word Cannabis back to 5 places in the Old Testament including Exodus 30:23. The holy ...


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Just to add to what both Ryan Frame and Andreas Blass answered. The word translated Messiah in the Old Testament: מָשִׁיַח (Hebrew) mashiyach (maw-shee'-akh) n-m. anointed usually a consecrated person (as a king, priest, or saint) (specifically) the Messiah, the Anointed One and Christ in the New Testament: Χριστός ...


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I have an older bible that has a section of pronounciation and meanings of names in the scriptures. The meaning attached to Christ is; anointed, that attached to Jesus is; Saviour. My concordance list usages as follows: Jesus-983, LORD-1543, Christ-556. LORD appears to be a title.


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"Christ" is from the Greek "christos," which means anointed - it's the same as the Hebrew Messiah. "Christ" as such is solely a title, though it has come to be both a title and a name; you can see it rather clearly in some of Paul's writings. Jesus is not just a christ but is the Christ. It identifies Him, and is therefore a name.


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The word "Christ" is derived from the Greek translation of the Hebrew word (that is commonly rendered as) "Messiah"; it means "anointed". So "Jesus Christ" means "Jesus the Messiah" or "Jesus the anointed One". The phrase "Christ the Lord" could be understood as "The anointed One, the Lord" but I suspect it's actually a case of people using "Christ" as a ...



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