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comment Jesus' power to forgive sins and to cure the sick
@brasshat Not all believe that God is a trinity. There are even some who assert that God and Jesus are one and the same and not tripartite. My answer was formed to not assert that the Godhead is a trinity.
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answered Jesus' power to forgive sins and to cure the sick
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comment Why were none of the Apostolic fathers' writings included in the last canon accepted in the Ecumenical Councils?
Each of those councils either approved or disapproved different writings, and as a result there are differing canons. Each council gave the reasoning for including or excluding certain writings, also some of the council is part of the church fathers.
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comment Why were none of the Apostolic fathers' writings included in the last canon accepted in the Ecumenical Councils?
You need to tell us exactly which canon you are referring to. If you are referring to the original writings which were authorized to make the Christian faith acceptable to Constantine, or later Ecumenical Councils. Also there are writings which are accepted as canon by individual Denominations, but not accepted by others. The list of Apocrypha is quite extensive, that is the writings which are of dubious authenticity.
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comment Crucified for false accusation, how did Jesus' death turned into a redemptive sacrifice for our sins?
You might also have added that the burden of our sins was only passed on to Jesus when He said "it is finished".
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answered Judah, Joseph, and Jacob's birthright
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reviewed Approve Why did the soldiers go backward and fall down when Jesus said “I am he” in John 18:6?
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comment how do you ask for forgiveness, or know he has forgiven you?
@Caleb/et-al Why is this a pastoral advice question? They are not the only ones who know how to ask God's forgiveness. although I have for the most part abandoned this site, I do still monitor it, and am perplexed as to why this is assigned this category. Why would a pastor be the only one who can tell someone this information?
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comment What type of Sabbath rest is Hebrews 4 talking about?
@disciple Please reread the question and the referenced Scripture. The poster has already and correctly identified the future rest as eternity (Heaven) so the only unanswered part of the question is the inquiry about what rest they were not observing. That is the reasoning behind my answering only that portion of the question.
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answered What type of Sabbath rest is Hebrews 4 talking about?
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answered Satan talking to God freely?
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answered Does God punish people for their ancestors' sins or not?
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comment What did Paul mean when he called Jesus the firstborn of the dead?
It is noteworthy to remember that Jesus said that he came to fulfill the law, and to also remember that he said that all the prophets had written about him. Jesus life on earth was truly a complete reflection of Old Testament, and all that is recorded about his life is traceable back to the old testament and especially the Prophets. Just as God breathed the breath of life into man, Jesus breathed eternal life into the souls of his followers.
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comment Were the similarities between the miracles of Elisha and Jesus deliberate or simply coincidental?
All of what you say is correct, however, please remember that all Jews were familiar with the Pentateuch and the Prophets. They were taught them from an early age, and they would have been apt to see those similarities. Jesus wanted the people to associate him with the prophets and even likened his death and resurrection to Jonas three days in the belly of the fish.
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