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The book of the Bible describing Jesus' life, usually attributed to Matthew.

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Using the word: father. Is Exodus 20:12 contradicting Matthew 23:9? (or vice-versa)? [migrated]

I wonder if the ten commandments, specifically the fifth commandment. Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. Exodus 20:12 is ...
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Did anyone publicly call Jesus a glutton?

We see Jesus saying in Mtt 11:18-19 (NRSVCE): For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon’; the Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look, a glutton and a ...
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How does the Catholic Church explain their interpretation of Matthew 16:19 (Simon Peter as the first Pope) in light of Matthew 18:18?

In Matthew 16:18–19, Jesus says: And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto ...
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Which was the post-resurrection appearance of Jesus in Galilee that had been foretold?

We see Jesus telling the disciples before he prays in Gethsemane in Mtt 26:32 : But after I am raised up, I will go ahead of you to Galilee. We also hear the angel telling the woman disciples in ...
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How do Protestants interpret "Give us this day our daily bread"?

Disclaimer: I understand that there is no monolithic Protestant belief on any topic except a protestation of the Catholic Church. That being said - I would appreciate it if this answer contained some ...
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How does St Peter's view on salvation reconcile with that of Jesus?

We read in Mt 21:31 : Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are going into the kingdom of ...
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What exactly should an annihilationist fear in Matthew 10:28?

There have been a flurry of questions lately regarding the interpretation of Matthew 10:28 from various theological positions, primarily from those who do and who do not believe in eternal conscious ...
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If God required a fast - was it from food only? [closed]

Then Jesus was led up by the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And after he had fasted for forty days and forty nights, he then became hungry. Matt 4:1-2 Jesus was hungry - ...
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How do believers in an eternal conscious torment/separation interpret Matthew 10:28?

Matthew 10:28 `And be not afraid of those killing the body, and are not able to kill the soul, but fear rather Him who is able both soul and body to destroy in gehenna. (YLT) And do not be afraid of ...
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How do Annihilationists interpret Matthew 10:28?

Matthew 10:28 `And be not afraid of those killing the body, and are not able to kill the soul, but fear rather Him who is able both soul and body to destroy in gehenna. (YLT) And do not be afraid of ...
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Who, in the Roman Catholic Church has declared that Matthew 16:18 teaches empowerment of the Magesterium with inerrancy regarding faith and morals?

A comment on a recent question regarding Paul's admonition to hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle (2 Thes 2:15) indicates that the Magesterium of the Roman ...
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How do proponents of an intermediate state interpret Matthew 7:21-23?

Matthew 7:21-23 (ESV): 21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me,...
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How do believers in the tripartite nature of man (body, soul and spirit) explain Jesus' omission of the word "spirit" in Matthew 10:28?

Matthew 10:28: 28 `And be not afraid of those killing the body, and are not able to kill the soul, but fear rather Him who is able both soul and body to destroy in gehenna. [YLT] 28 And fear not them ...
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How did St. Jerome defend the Blessed Virgin's virginity 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘶𝘮 in light of Matt. 1:25?

How did St. Jerome defend the Blessed Virgin's virginity post partum in light of Matt. 1:25, which says St. Joseph "knew her not till she brought forth her firstborn son"?
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Mt. 18:5 or 19:14 to argue against contraception?

Have any Catholic theologians, Doctors, or Fathers of the Church used Mt. 18:5he that shall receive one such little child in my name, receiveth me. or especially Mt. 19:14Suffer the little children,...
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What do annihilationalists make of Matthew 26:24 (and Mark 14:21)?

In Matthew 26:24 Jesus says The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born. Also in ...
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What is a biblical & practical fail-safe method for forgiving others that cause me repeated pain?

I notice many Christians struggling with 'unforgiveness' - or rather find it difficult to forgive as Jesus Christ instructs in Matthew 18:22 - forgive seventy times seven times - interpreted as more ...
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How do Cessationists interpret Matthew 7:21-23?

Matthew 7:21-23 (NASB): 21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22 Many will say to Me ...
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Why did God allow for the original Bible to be lost to history? And how to reconcile that with Matthew 24:35

It's accepted by most Christians nowadays that only the original documents are inerrant, therefore the modern Bibles are bounded to have contradictions because of copyist errors and translation errors....
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According to Catholic Church, what are the wider connotations of the Ninth Commandment?

We read in Mtt 5: 27-28: You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in ...
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How do annihilationists understand Matthew 10:15?

Matthew 10:15 reads: "Truly I tell you, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town." NIV How do annihilationists like Jehovah's Witnesses or ...
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Why do some people speak in 'tongues' , which have to be interpreted, when angels do not?

Prior to the birth of Jesus Christ, angels spoke to Zechariah, to Joseph and to Mary. After his birth, angels spoke to shepherds, then to Joseph and Mary together, and then to Joseph again (four times)...
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How did the disciples hear God's voice and live?

According to Deuteronomy 18:16, the Israelites said “Let us not hear the voice of the LORD our God nor see this great fire anymore, or we will die.” God says in Deut. 18:17, “What they say is good.&...
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How do Christians apply the Parable of the Ten Virgins to their lives?

Matthew 25:1-12 (ESV): “Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3 For when the ...
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According to adherents of 'soul sleep', how did Moses and Elijah appear to Jesus, Peter, James, and John?

At Matthew 17:3-4 "Suddenly Moses and Elijah appeared before them, talking with Jesus. 4 Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If You wish, I will put up three shelters - one ...
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According to Trinitarians, if Jesus was saying things that clearly made Him out to be God, why didn't Caiaphas mention it at Jesus' trial?

Jesus claiming to be God would have been a clear case of blasphemy (unless, of course, he actually was God). Yet before his trial, according to Matthew 26 "Now the chief priests and the whole ...
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How do Trinitarians understand Peter's response to Jesus at Matthew 16:16?

At Matthew 16:15-17, Jesus asks his disciples who they think he is, and Peter responds. "“Who do you say I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17 Jesus ...
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Was Mary ceremoniously married to Joseph when she left to serve Elizabeth?

We see at Mtt 1: 18-24, how Joseph was asked to accept Mary as his wife. Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she ...
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What did Jesus mean by saying "Watch with me... "at Gethsemane?

We read at Mtt 26: 36-45 an account of Jesus' Prayer at Gethsemane: Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to the disciples, “Sit here while I go and pray over there.” And ...
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Calvinism and Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit

Matthew 12:31 says blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is an unforgivable sin. Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit in the ESV Study Bible, says that it is, "This sin is committed today only by unbelievers who ...
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How does the Catholic Church explain the term “the Son”: in the Sign of the Cross as well as in Matthew 28:19?

We read at Mtt 28:19: Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. In the Sign of the Cross we take the name of ...
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Would believing the coming again of the Son of Man has already happened be considered heretical by the Catholic Church?

Some Christians hold that the Second Coming of Jesus is yet to come, and some hold it has already happened (certain kinds of preterism). Would holding that Jesus in the Olivet discourse (Matthew 24:30,...
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Does Catholic Church believe that Jews suffered because of the curse of their forefathers at Matthew 27:25?

We read in Matthew 27: 24-25: So when Pilate saw that he could do nothing, but rather that a riot was beginning, he took some water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of ...
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Biblical significance of the gifts given to Jesus

Is there any spiritual significance to the gifts the Magi brought – Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh – after they were led by a “star” to Bethlehem where they worshiped the young child Jesus? Why would ...
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How does Oneness Pentecostalism interpret Matthew 24:36?

Matthew 24:36 (NIV) 36“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. If the Father and the Son are expressions of the same God, how come ...
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Why do most Christians seemingly not mind swearing on the Bible in light of Matthew 5:33-37?

Although the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution declares: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the ...
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Is the sequencing of three tests of Jesus at Matthew 22 in chronological order?

We read of three different tests of Jesus `taken'by the Pharisees and the Sadducees at Matthew 22: ""Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words. They sent their ...
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According to Catholicism must we all suffer in life?

In the Catholic Church there is a certain mystic aspect regarding to the suffering of Jesus Christ in which often faithful who go trough sufferings, especially for the faith, see their suffering as ...
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Regarding early church "Commentary of Matthew" by Origen, should Christians trust Matthew was the first Gospel written in Hebrew? [duplicate]

Until reading the "Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew" by Origen Adamantius, I presumed (based on the teachings of Wikipedia) that the original manuscript of Matthew was written in Greek &...
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Was St. Joseph always a righteous man?

We read at Mtt 1:18-19 (NRSVCE): Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with ...
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According to Jehovah’s Witnesses what does the name Immanuel mean in light of their belief that Jesus is a created being and not God?

This article goes on to say, Without accurate knowledge, we may become ensnared by false teachings promoted by God's opposer, Satan the Devil. Therefore, if a doctrine contradicts God's Word, if it ...
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What is the Catholic exegetical warrant behind the 2 interpretations of "perfect" in Matt 5:48 and Matt 19:21?

In Matthew there are 2 instances where Jesus said "to be perfect" (both rendering the Greek word τέλειοι). Matt 5:48: Sermon on the Mount about loving our enemies, directed to the whole ...
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"Ask and it will be given to you" vs. "Not my will, but yours be done."

So, please clarify something for me. I'm trying to get a better understanding of presenting my requests to God, but also recognizing that it is not my will, but His will be done. Here are three verses ...
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Being 'known by Jesus' in Matthew 7:22

In Matthew 7:21-22 Jesus says for Him to know me I must do His will. There are plenty of scriptures that talk about God seeing us and knowing us, why then does Jesus say I didn't know you? Is it ...
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How does Catholic Church explain the use of singular word “name” in the Prayer of Sign of the Cross?

We see Jesus' instructions to the disciples at Mt 28:19: Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. This ...
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Does “Q” elucidate the "synoptic problem"?

Original Question Mainstream scholarship widely supports the view that the authors of Matthew and Luke shared a common source, since lost, in contemporary discourse called "Q". Yet it is easily ...
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Job 39:30 AND Matthew 24:28 [closed]

Job 39:30 AND Matthew 24:28 For wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together. This is scripture regarding Christ's return. My difficulty is in understanding why this ...
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Historical evidence of Slaughter of the Innocents besides St. Matthew's Gospel?

Besides Matthew 2:16, Herod perceiving that he was deluded by the wise men, was exceeding angry: and sending killed all the menchildren that were in Bethlehem, and in all the borders thereof, from ...
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Matt 15: What penalty for not washing hands?

In Matthew 15:2, the Pharisees accuse the disciples of Jesus of not properly washing their hands before eating. “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash ...
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How is Lent observance reconciled with Matthew 6:16-18?

Jesus says in Matthew 6: 16 “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their ...
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