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The Church had been initially organized in 1830 with Joseph Smith as the first Elder and Oliver Cowdery as the second. In 1832, Joseph Smith organized a First Presidency and appointed two counselors. One of these was Sidney Rigdon, The other was excommunicated in 1833 and his replacement disappeared about 1837. Oliver Cowdery had been appointed Assistant ...


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Some professions of OT prophets are recorded, but likely many of them were supported by God himself and by those putting faith in their message (much like Jesus would later be). Did they have to rely on others? Yes, but their need to rely on others was a test on those they were sent to. Ultimately their reliance was on God himself, and the perceived ...


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First, the term "children" is a poor translation in the KJV. It's better rendered "youths," which really changes the meaning of the story. Imagine being accosted by more than 40 teens at once, intent on making trouble for you, outside of town. This was no simple mocking; Elisha's life could very well have been in danger, and there's no indication that he ...


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All the miracles haven't gone, rather The Miracle has come. John 1:14 (ESV) 14  And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. All your questions come down to this. The incarnation of Christ changed the tangible state of our relationship to God. The ...


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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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The Catholic Church teaches in the Catechism of the Catholic Church that prophecy is a gift: CCC 2004 Among the special graces ought to be mentioned the graces of state that accompany the exercise of the responsibilities of the Christian life and of the ministries within the Church: Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, ...


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Sometimes when promoting our own particular views common sense observations are undervalued at the expense of our own bias. I like too thinking about this topic from a common sense perspective and then arranging my own particular view within that. First, it is quite obvious that the massive spikes of miracles in the Bible occurred at the foundation of the ...


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It was by Moses’ Miraculous Power recounted in Exod 4 that the people believed (v. 31) Moses had been sent by God. St. Peter, speaking about Jesus in Solomon’s Portico tells the people, quoting Moses' himself, how the Lord God will raise up for them a prophet from their brethren as he raised Moses up. The people are to listen to this prophet (cf. Acts ...


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Why didn't Jesus give a sign? Jesus certainly performed many miracles, and those were one witness to the veracity of his teaching. (e.g. Jn 5:36) There were also times when Jesus didn't perform miracles, or did them in an unusual way. Matthew 12:38-43 (NASB) Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to Him, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from ...


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Because my answer was already turning into an epistle, I will restrict myself to only answering the title question. I am answering from a Charismatic Christian perspective: Where have all the miracles gone? Contrary to the premise of your question, there are more miracles occurring in the world today than at any other time in history: The blind see, ...


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A passage whose interpretation clearly delineates Jesus as being greater than other prophets is the parable of the wicked tenants: 9 He went on to tell the people this parable: “A man planted a vineyard, rented it to some farmers and went away for a long time. 10 At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenants so they would give him some of the fruit of ...


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Paul addressed this issue when he wrote, "For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom" (1 Corinthians 1:22). In the past God indicated that His prophets would do signs and wonders at His direction; if the prophesied act did not come to pass, then they knew it was not of God. So when Jesus did miracles before the Jews, He did specific signs that ...


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I wouldn't overthink this one, LukeoX. God obviously called John to be a prophet and a forerunner to His Son Jesus, the Christ (Luke 1:17). Consequently, in obedience to God's call John presented himself to the people as a witness, called by God to be a testimony to the Light. Put differently, John was a light to the people, and Jesus was the Light of 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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) There are options Went to heaven Stayed on earth Went to heaven Elijah went from earth to the Heaven where God is, just like it is inferred for Enoch in Gen 5:23, i.e. they "died" (in like a very weak sense of the word) or went to heaven alive. Some believe that Elijah was later reincarnated as John the baptist Matthew 11:13-14, which he also denied ...


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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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(LDS) I can understand your frustration. I want to touch on one point, which I strongly believe in. I know from personal experience that miracles still happen, and I also know that there are living prophets on the earth today, who warn us, prophecy, and perform miracles. What is a miracle? “A miracle is an extraordinary event caused by the power of ...


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It would be impossible to actually know if there was anything more than taunts Elisha was subjected to by these youths because the Bible does not provide such clarity so to speculate would not be beneficial to us. My father had a bald head. When I was a youth, I witnessed many times when other youth my age taunted my father with "baldy bean", "Mr. Clean", ...


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The root word for Nazareth and Nazirene are similar in both the hebrew and greek. The hebrew NeTseR is used as most likely a play on words in the Hebrew, which is read right to left (Resh-Tsade-Nun : Strong's H5342) means a "figurative descendent". It's direct translation is "Sprout, Shoot, Branch" which used in Isaiah 11:1-refering to Meshiach (Messiah), ...


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The book of Daniel is/was sealed up UNTIL knowledge is increased and people run to and fro... Daniel 12:4,10. The gap theory between 69th and 70th week is hundreds of years old when horse and buggy was still the norm for travel, and it took a century for knowledge to double. Today knowledge doubles in 2 years, and we travel to and fro by every means ...


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What is the 70 weeks prophesied in Daniel chapter nine? Daniel 9:24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. ...


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Daniel's 70th week notes that the daily sacrifices and offerings ends in the middle of the week. The sacrifices and offerings ended in 70 AD. It marks the middle of the seven year (one week) war called the Roman-Jewish war or Jewish Rebellion. Titus made a covenant with the Roman Empire (with many) to squelch the Jewish uprising in 66 AD. The war ended ...



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