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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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Maybe a classic parable will help: Imagine a man broke into your house and murdered your dearest loved one, and then he got caught. Imagine him being in court and he swears he'll never do it again. Imagine that somehow through advanced technology you knew that he was lying. Imagine also that he is demanding he be let free because his act of murder ...


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At the end of the day, the New Testament is clear to turn the other cheek. Yet, as we live through the Tribulation, it is impossible for me to simply stand back and watch the slaughter of innocence. Can we be expected to merely stand back as our children are beheaded? Do we lack faith if we fight back? God has given us an inherent instinct to protect life. ...


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I would not say its "wrong" to pray publicly.However, one should avoid such and there is little to no value in it. I only find Jesus praying publicly one time, John 17. Giving thanks does not qualify imho as public prayer.


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You made the classic mistake people make when they question Jesus' love: they make him a one-dimensional person. So when someone says that God is love, then asks, "then why would God ...," they are assuming that God should respond only in love -- to everything. In the case of sentencing people to hell, Jesus would be acting in the role of judge. Human ...


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Alexander MacLaren discussed the mode of the ascension at length in at least three different places: his exposition of 2 Kings 2:11, which contrasts the translation of Elijah and the ascension of Christ There is no outward sign to accompany His slow upward movement through the quiet air. No blaze of fiery chariots, nor agitation of tempest is needed ...


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I took a quick survey of mentions of the word ascension at CCEL.org, and got a few comments from theologians. From Augustus Johann Neander, Life of Jesus Christ in its Historical Connexion and Historical Developement [sic], section 306: ... Christ did not pass from his earthly existence to a higher through natural death, but in a supernatural way; ... ...


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Demons have no part in the salvation of man. God has forbidden them even a ''witness''in the heavenly affairs of man. Acts 16:16-24, Paul encounted a slave girl possessed with the Spirit of Python who grieved him when she bored witness to their mission. Paul willingly suffered a confinement and a beating to silence the demon. God must have the glory ...


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Why would Jesus go to such length to prove that He resurrected in the flesh? Resurrection in the Spirit would Not have been victory over death...(the penalty of sin) thus meaning that Satan had triumphed .... Jesus then surely died in vain to EXCEMPT man from the death sentence. In Revelation it speaks of the Ancient of days.. A spirit does not age. "See My ...


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Many Protestant churches I've visited, myself included, believe that Jesus had brothers, four of them - named James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas - all of which we believe to be the authors of the Book of James and the Book of Jude. Some Protestants believe them to be children from Joseph's prior marriages (which I don't believe I've ever seen Scripture ...


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Cynicism has traditionally been attributed to Antisthenes, a student of Socrates. I'm not very familiar with Antisthenes, but the main current of Socrates' thought was extreme skepticism about all knowledge; the oracle said that there was no one wiser than Socrates, which Socrates, after some initial confusion, took to mean that he was wiser simply because ...


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There is Truth because there is the One True God vs. corruption of the truth, misrepresentation of the truth, misunderstanding of the truth, etc. [I]t is proper to the devil to mix falsehood with truth[.] - in Catena Aurea | St. John Chrysostom Compare the Islamic and [the beginning of] the Christian creeds: The Shahada [The Islamic creed]: ...


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It depends on who you ask. That's because it depends upon how you interpret the meaning of certain Biblical passages. Both Trinitarians and Non-trinitarians feel very strongly that their doctrine is taught clearly in the Bible. Trinitarians will answer, "Yes, Jesus did teach the doctrine of the trinity." Non-trinitarians will answer, "No, Jesus never ...


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YES Though Jesus did not explicitly said that the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are one, Jesus clearly said that God is his Father and that he is the Son of God and that The Father and The Son are One. I and the Father are one. (John 10:30, NIV) Jesus answered: "Don't you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? ...


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Early on, the Church fought against a heresy known as Docetism. Docetism taught that Jesus only appeared to look like a man, but in reality was not. Any teaching that denied the existence of Jesus' resurrected body not functioning as a normal, human body, is thus technically heretical in Nicene formulation. For this reason, the Chalcedonian Creed states ...


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Your definition of cynicism includes " rejecting all conventional desires for A. wealth, B. power, C. sex, and D. fame." A. Regarding wealth- His Father owns the cattle on a thousand hills- Proverbs and He miraculously fished a coin out of a fish's mouth. www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+17%3A24-27&version=CEV Any possible possession he ...


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There is a plethora of evidence that Hebrew was a living language in the Land at the time of Christ and used by the common people. It is called Mishnaic Hebrew in the grammars and encyclopedias. Mishnaic Hebrew was very well known in the first century and was distinguished from Aramaic in such works as the Letter of Aristeas and Josephus. See below for more ...


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In order to answer your question it is necessary that we understand some things not so evident in Malachi itself. The Old testament is basically a synopsis of God's will in opposition to man's fragility and Satan's deviousness. The New Testament is on the other hand God's solution to the enigma. In the Old Testament man consistently demonstrates his ...


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Also, consult Revelation 19:11-16, I saw the heavens being opened and beheld a white horse, and the one sitting upon him being called trustworthy and true and with righteousness he judges and wages war. And his eyes blaze with fire, and upon his head are many diadems that have names being written, and a name is being written which no one knows but he ...


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This scripture in Malachi 4:5-6 refers to John the Baptist, not Jesus. Luke 1:17 "And he [John the Baptist] will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous–to make ready a people prepared for the Lord." Matthew 11:14 "And if you are ...


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Jesus is a Jew raised in a Jewish home. He would have practiced every Jewish law laid down by God to perfection Jesus was without sin therfore to be the perfect lamb of sacrifice FOR US ALL even his attire had to be perfect Every sacrifice had to be without blemish perfect in every way He was a Rabbi Teacher was obedient to the Law practiced the sabbat ...


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A good friend of mine who is Eastern Orthodox answered this question for me - he said they DO believe Jesus was present BEFORE the incarnation (assuming I understand your question right). Hence the Hymn of the Only Begotten Son: "O only begotten Son and Word of God, Who, being immortal, Deigned for our salvation To become incarnate Of the holy Theotokos and ...


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Although I am somewhat hazy about whether or not the question fits into the scope of this site or not, I will give what I know from my studies, and you may feel free to use them as they apply to your question. There are two basic facts that must be considered here. all other arguments aside, we are absolutely sure that Jesus was a human just as any of ...


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Jesus felt compassion for the friends of Lazarus. John 11:4 (NASB) But when Jesus heard this, He said, “This sickness is not to end in death, but for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified by it.” Jesus deliberately waited two extra days after Lazarus’s sisters sent for him. Why? Presumably because he knew what that he was going to ...


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Oh man this is a good question! As always, coming from a Catholic perspective: The Catechism of the Catholic Church has this to say about resurrection generally: What is "rising"? In death, the separation of the soul from the body, the human body decays and the soul goes to meet God, while awaiting its reunion with its glorified body. God, in his ...


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Jesus did not engage in expositions of the Law, as the rabbis would. His simple, direct answers plus scorning the pleasures of this world suggest Cynic influence. But emphasis on the dawning of the reign of God is certainly outside the Cynic sphere.


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I think a lot of Muslims think the Jesus is dead like Muhammad is. If that were the case, then Christians and Catholics in particular would have a hard time justifying their own births. Catholics (who believe in Sacraments - visible signs of God's invisible reality) believe that God still does things on Earth and leaves his mark on our souls, just like ...


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Much of the life and death mentioned in the Bible is in reference to the spiritual life and death. John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.


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There's God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. "King of Peace" would be an appropriate title for God the Father. The son of a king is a prince. "Prince of Peace" is an appropriate title for God the Son. It's God the Son who came to earth to say us sinners. In this role, he was the "Prince of Peace."


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The final word refers to the final revelation, in practical terms Matthew to Revelation. There is no Scripture after this or above it. In the past God 'gradually' over a long period revealed his word, bit-by-bit, shadow-by-shadow but when Christ came he brought the final conclusion in the gospel of grace and truth. For the law was given through Moses; ...


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Well if we look at scripture we have a few implications upon this When the dead rise, they will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven. Matthew 23:30 Now according to Genesis the angels were capable of not only having sex but also impregnating the woman whom brought forth offspring. Then the people began to ...


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Much of what I said here in relation to the Catholic perspective on this issue remains directly relevant to a Protestant perspective. The incarnation provides the key to understanding why 'the Son' constitutes superior revelation to all preceding and subsequent prophets - in Jesus own words: If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From ...


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That section of the Youth Catechism for the Catholic Church explains itself quite clearly. The quote you reference is the first line of the answer to the question: With Jesus Christ, has everything been said, or does revelation continue even after him? Including your quote, the answer continues on: In Jesus Christ, God himself came to earth. He is ...


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There is no reconciliation needed. The Bible is the perfect inerrant Word of God. Scripture interprets Scripture and Mary the mother of Jesus did not remain a virgin after Jesus' birth and had other sons and daughters. Let no one pervert the Word of God or lean on their own understanding. To read into the Bible anything else or draw from non Biblical texted ...



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