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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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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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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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The prophets of the Old Testament frequently brought warnings, adjuring the people (or the recipients of the message) to change...or else. Deuteronomy 18:22 (NASB) When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing does not come about or come true, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken. This is the real test of any prophet. The ...


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Why do people feel that there is a break in the Seventy weeks between the 69th and the 70th? Verse twenty-four begins with a direct declaration of whom this prophecy focuses upon, i.e., thy people (Jews) thy holy city (Jerusalem). Any interpretation of this prophecy, which ignores or overlooks this fact, must be entirely disregarded. Six ...


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Mark 13:22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect. The Bible foretold that there will be many false prophets attempting to deceive the followers of Christ. It also tells of ways one can use to determine if someone is a true prophet or not. Matt 7:15 ¶Beware ...


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In order to answer the question it is necessary to first understand what Daniel meant by 70 weeks. We are given a clue in verse 2: Daniel 9:2 KJV In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations ...


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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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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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King David in Psalm 22 Psa 22:15-18 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death. (16) For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. (17) I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me. (18) ...


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JESUS declares to Pilate that HIS kingdom is not of this world, and further confirms that HE is a KING born for a purpose. Prophet is different from a King. John 18: 33-37 (English Standard Version) 33 So Pilate entered his headquarters again and called Jesus and said to him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” 34 Jesus answered, “Do you say this of your own ...


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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 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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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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I believe prophets are now and have always been a virtual part of the church since the 1st century start of the church. Only because of arrogance present in today's church they are not recognized as such. But are still there. Not preaching. Not teaching. Not missionary type. But as always trying to steer the discussions and clarify. Gods word and bring His ...



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