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

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Why is Matthew 17:21 missing from some Bibles? [migrated]

I see some questions have asked this about the NIV specifically - the list from the NIV specifically is as follows: Matthew 17:21 Matthew 18:11 Matthew 23:14 Mark 7:16 Mark 9:44 Mark 9:46 Mark 11:26 ...
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Should we ONLY say the Lord's Prayer? [migrated]

In In Matthew 6:9, the Greek it literally says: "Thus therefore pray you" or "Οὕτως οὖν προσεύχεσθε ὑμεῖς". Is Jesus saying that we should pray like that and only like that? ...
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From an LDS perspective, what is a key?

In the following verses (and many others), the word "key" is used in an untraditional way. Typically you would use a key to unlock a lock. The supposed "lock" is highlighted in ...
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How do supporters of the rapture interpret Matthew 24:40-41 in light of Matthew 13:40-43?

Some say that Matt 24:40-41 is referring to a Rapture with the righteous Church removed first. But Jesus said very plainly that in the end time after the tribulations the angels will come and gather ...
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When did Jesus first introduce himself as Son of God?

We read in Mtt 16:13-16: When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah;...
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Why did the Magi want "to worship" Infant Jesus?

We read in Mtt 2:1-2: After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? ...
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What is the special significance of the term ' signs' in relation to the miracles of Jesus?

We read in Jn 6:26: Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw the signs I performed but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. ...
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Is becoming sinless impossible?

I understand that there are verses that say becoming sinless is impossible: For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not. (Ecclesiastes 7:20) As it is written, There is ...
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Great commission applies to all believers, but the laity does not baptize. Why?

I just noticed that while we are told that the great commission applies to all believers in the sense that we are to share the gospel, we don't normally baptize those we help believe. Instead, we ...
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Who were the Old Testament's martyred Prophets?

We read in Matthew 22, on the Parable of the Wedding Feast, in Verse 6, the king's servants deputed to bring the invited, are killed by the invitees. That is not something which happens in normal ...
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The Apostolic Fathers on "the Gates of Hell" (Matt. 16:18)

According to Britannica: Apostolic Father, any of the Greek Christian writers, several unknown, who were authors of early Christian works dating primarily from the late 1st and early 2nd centuries. ...
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Which "Hell" is Being Alluded to in Matt. 16:18?

In Matt: 16:18 And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (Douay-Rheims) The underlying Greek uses the ...
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Assimilation of "Bind and Loose" with "Teaching Authority" by the Catholic Church

This question is somewhat related to another question: Connections Between "Gates of Hell" and Heresies from a Catholic Standpoint In Fr. William Most's article Which Church Saves? he writes ...
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Connections Between "Gates of Hell" and Heresies from a Catholic Standpoint

Matthew 16:18 And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (Douay-Rheims) Some commentary regarding the &...
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Church Fathers Who Have Commented on Matthew 18:20

Matt. 18:20 (D-R): For where there are two or three gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. Does anyone know of any Fathers of the Catholic Church whom have commented on this ...
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Who is the Head of House that Jesus is referring to in Matthew 10:25?

We see in Matthew 10:25 how Jesus cautions his disciples against adversities: "If the head of house has been called Beelzebul, how much would the members be!" Going ahead to Matthew 12:24 we ...
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What is a Protestant understanding of Jesus' fasting in the wilderness?

According to mainline Protestantism (Lutheran, Anglican, Reformed, Methodist) what is the reason why Jesus fasted for 40 days in the wilderness (Matthew 4:1-11): Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into ...
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Do any of the Church Fathers or any Orthodox theologian state that you should not call spiritual leaders “father” or “teacher?”

Did any of the Church Fathers or any other significant theologian in Eastern Orthodoxy state that we should not call spiritual leaders “father” or “teacher?”
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How did theologians conclude that blasphemy of the Holy Spirit meant a refusal for repentance?

Matthew 12:22-32 and Mark 3:22-30 both tell the account of the Christ casting out devils while Pharisees accused Him of being possessed by Beelzebub. The Christ rebukes them and declares the following ...
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How are the Gospel accounts of the ritual of marriage of St. Joseph and Blessed Virgin Mary reconciled?

Luke 2:5 gives an account of Joseph who went to Bethlehem for enrolling in the census with Mary who was pledged to him in marriage. Matt 1:18-25 however, states that Joseph took Mary home as his wife ...
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What do most Christians think about the Massacre of the Innocents and the claim in Matthew 27:53 that many people were resurrected with Jesus?

The Gospel of Matthew makes two rather outrageous (I can't think of a better word) claims: The Massacre of the Innocents and that many people were resurrected along with Jesus and walked to Jerusalem ...
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Under the laws of which regime was Jesus sentenced to death on the cross?

We read in Matt 27 how Jesus was put to trial before the Roman Governor: Then Pilate said to him, “Do you not hear how many accusations they make against you?” But he gave him no answer, not even to ...
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Did Jesus have the tradition of preserving of leavening agent in mind, while speaking of the Pharisees' Yeast?

We read in Matt 16: 6-12 (NRSVCE): Jesus said to them, “Watch out, and beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” They said to one another, “It is because we have brought no bread.” And ...
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What were the parameters set by Jesus to measure greatness of a student vis-a-vis the teacher as in Mt 10:24-25

We read in Mtt 10:24-25 (NIV): The student is not above the teacher, nor a servant above his master. It is enough for students to be like their teachers, and servants like their masters. It is clear ...
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How did the Virgin Birth of Jesus prove to be a “sign” as prophesied in Is 7:14?

WE read in Is 7:14 (KJV): Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Of course, the Gospels speak of the ...
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What commentary or traditions, if any, exist concerning the identity of the person named Joseph in Matthew 13?

I've been reading this passage a few times over: When Jesus had finished these parables, he moved on from there. Coming to his hometown, he began teaching the people in their synagogue, and they were ...
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How does the Catholic Church interpret Matthew 23:9 so as to normalize priests being called Father?

Wikipedia explains the etymology of the word Pope as follows: The word pope is derived ultimately from the Greek πάππας (páppas) originally an affectionate term meaning "father", later ...
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What is the Chronology of the Feast of Holy Innocents vis a vis the Visit of the Magi as per the events in the Gospels?

On 28th December the church commemorates the Sacrifice of the Holy Innocents As per Matthew 2:16 When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill ...
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Why is all the family tree from David to Joseph mentioned in Bible?

If Jesus is not the son of Joseph, but the Son of God, why is it said that Joseph is a descendent of David? If Jesus is the Son of God and the son of Mary, then the man who took care of Mary and her ...
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How do those who hold to the causal power of the Eucharist reconcile that view with Jesus' statement at Matthew 15:16?

Some Christians hold that the Eucharist is capable of causally affecting a person such as to make them a spiritually better person, which necessarily involves the process of eating what appears to be ...
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How do you interpret the verses where Jesus talks about giving your riches to poor people? [closed]

These are some verses where Jesus says that giving all your earthly riches, you will earn eternal life: Matthew 19:16-30: When the rich man asks about the eternal life and Jesus replies with Moses' ...
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How do Swedenborgians understand Jesus' words on marriage in the resurrection in Matthew 22:30?

At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven. (Matthew 22:30, NIV) Jesus here seems to pretty clearly indicate that marriages from ...
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How do Christian denominations interpret scriptures where Jesus said John is Elijah as anything other than indicating reincarnation? [duplicate]

Considering: Matthew 11:13-15 (King James Version): 13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. 14 And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come. 15 He that hath ears ...
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Did Jesus forbid the disciples from worshiping him before the Resurrection?

An occasion on which we see the disciples worshiping Jesus is described in Mtt 28:17 : Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them. When ...
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According to the concept of a triune god, Why doesn't Jesus know everything? [duplicate]

Matthew 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. Why doesn't Jesus know everything like his God and Father?
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Do Biblical literalists believe we should gouge our eyes out or cut off our hands?

Biblical literalism, according to GotQuestions' article What is biblical literalism?, "is the position of most evangelicals and Christian fundamentalists [as well as GotQuestions]." In ...
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How do Protestants who believe in predestination interpret "plant" in Matt 15:13?

How do Protestants who believe in predestination interpret "plant" in Matt 15:13: He answered, “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be rooted up. Should the plants be ...
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Is there a direct proportionality in the reward a person is likely to receive in Heaven vis-à-vis the good deeds he/she does on earth?

We see Jesus telling the 12 disciples who are sent out to preach, in Matt 10:40-41 (NRSVCE): Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. Whoever welcomes ...
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How do Catholic scholars explain the limited definition of perfection, as given by James in 3:1-2?

We read in James 3:1-2: Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers and sisters, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For all of us make many mistakes. ...
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Is anyone with accumulated wealth saved?

Working solely from the word of Christ, it seems that almost all but poor Christians would fail the test Jesus put to the rich young man. "Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have ...
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omniscience of God the Son in Matthew 24:36 [duplicate]

How do those Christians who believe that Jesus is God and equal to God the Father explain out the following verse: "But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor ...
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How could the Pharisees anticipate Jesus’ resurrection before the disciples?

The gospel of Matthew records that after Jesus’ death, the Pharisees and teachers of the Law went to Pilate to ask for a guard, since they remembered that Jesus said he would rise again on the third ...
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How do Catholics respond to Matthew 1:25 meaning that Mary did not remain a perpetual virgin?

Roman Catholics believe that the virgin Mary was not only a virgin up until her birth of Christ, but remained a perpetual virgin until her death, but doesn't Matthew 1:25 affirm that Mary and Jospeh ...
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Why don’t the gospel authors specifically identify themselves?

It seems to be the mainstream scholarship view today that the gospels were originally anonymous, and gained their attributed authorship through church fathers . Regardless of whether you believe this ...
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How do Catholic scholars explain Gal 2: 21 against the backdrop of Mtt 5: 17-18?

We hear St Paul telling in Gal 2:21 (NRSVCE): I do not nullify the grace of God; for if justification comes through the law, then Christ died for nothing. But we see Jesus telling in Mtt 5: 17-18 : ...
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According to Protestant New Testament exegetes, did Jesus use figure of speech with respect to the second death in these 2 places in scripture?

If we read John 16:25-30 we know Jesus sometimes spoke figuratively. Jesus even said so Himself. My question is, in 2 places in Scripture is Jesus using the term death figuratively to refer to the ...
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Did Jesus engage himself in any profession before the commencement of his Ministry?

We read in Mark 6:2-3 : When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed. “Where did this man get these things?” they asked. “What’s this wisdom that has ...
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Was St. Joseph alive when Jesus came to preach in his hometown?

We read how Jesus is rejected in his home-town, in Mtt 13:54-55 (NRSVCE): He came to his hometown and began to teach the people in their synagogue, so that they were astounded and said, “Where did ...
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Do Reformed, Protestant, Trinitarians regard the consecutive names in Luke 3:23-38 as the number of generations from Christ back to Adam?

Matthew records forty two generations (three times fourteen) from Abraham to Christ, these being (from David onwards) the royal line, the route of the throne. Luke records about fifty generations, via ...
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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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