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Miracles performed by Lord Jesus Christ [closed]

In the 21st century, Can anybody perform the miracles performed by Lord Jesus Christ? If No, Why?
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What was the Early Church’s view on socialism?

I am fundamentally opposed to socialist but I was reading the Bible and came across ‭‭Acts‬ ‭4:32-35, where it says they practiced what looks like socialism. Now the full number of those who believed ...
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In the New Catholic Bible, is Isiaiah 9:5 speaking about Jesus, and who is the Wonderful Counsellor?

I have a question for Trinitarian Roman Catholics as to who Isaiah 9:6 (New Catholic Bible) is describing, and who the Wonderful Counsellor is. Isaiah 9:5 New Catholic Bible 5 For a child has been ...
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Did Jesus hear people's confessions while He was living on the Earth?

I am curious to know if the Bible mentions anything about Jesus listening to people's confessions and forgiving their sins when He was living on the Earth. For example, did He ever visit people who ...
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Does any denomination commemorate the Weaning Ceremony of Infant Jesus?

We read in Gen 21:5-8: Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him. Now Sarah said, “God has brought laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh with me.” And she said, “...
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How can Matthew 2:18 be fulfilled prophecy if Ramah is north of Jerusalem and Bethlehem is south?

Regarding the passage Mt 2:13-18. Joseph flees to Egypt with Jesus and Mary after being warned by an angel that Jesus’ life is in danger. Herod then kills all the male children less than 2 years old ...
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Can Christians have a right to defend themselves?

My friend is a Progressive Christian who argues that as Christians it is immoral for Christians to either defend themselves or their family and must be like Jesus a pacifist, he then goes on to quote ...
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Did Jesus Christ appear in the Old Testament in bodily form? [closed]

Bottom line up front: Is it possible Jesus had His glorified body in the Old Testament? I understand that in places such as John 1 "the word became flesh" and that it is clear about when ...
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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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Was Jesus Christ a refugee?

Yesterday I was debating the topic with my Progressive Christian friend who claimed that the Lord was a refugee. Was Jesus Christ, by definition, a refugee?
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Did Jesus descend into hell in his living body?

We see Jesus telling in Mtt 12:40: For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the sea monster, so for three days and three nights the Son of Man will be in the heart of the ...
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Does Matthew 5:38-40 mean we have to remain pacifist?

In Matthew 5:38-40 Jesus Christ tells us that if someone hit you on the right check that you the other check to him also, does this means as Christians that we are supposed to remain pacifist and that ...
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Can Jesus' death be considered as a suicide?

As God is Omnipotent and Omnipresent, he already knew that is going to die and since he is all powerful he could have escaped the death. As he willingly did it, can it be considered as a suicide? As ...
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Did Jesus' body stay warm in the tomb?

We read in Jn 19: 39-40 how the body of Jesus was prepared for burial : Nicodemus brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds. Taking Jesus’ body, the two of them wrapped it, with ...
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Did Jesus have a choice?

Could Jesus have opted to not go to the cross and still remain sinless? Or would that have been a sign of disobedience? Did He have a choice or not really?
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Why was the phrase "..as though he heard them not." deleted from many versions of Jn 8:6? [migrated]

We find that John 8:6 is phrased in different terms in different versions, for example: NIV: They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him. But Jesus bent down ...
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Why did Jesus write for a second time on the ground in Jn 8: 1-8?

We read in Jn 8: 6-8 (NRSVCE), of how an adulterous woman is brought before Jesus so that she could be judged by him: This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus ...
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Why does St. Peter use the phraseology "killed by hanging on a tree" while referring to the crucifixion of Jesus?

We read in Acts 5:29-30: But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than any human authority. The God of our ancestors raised up Jesus, whom you had killed by hanging him on a tree....
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Which lamb in the Old Testament is Jesus equated to?

We see Jesus being referred to as the Lamb of God, on many occasions. John the Baptist calls him the Lamb of God who takes away of the sins of the world (Jn 1:29). St. Paul refers to him as the lamb ...
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How do Biblical Unitarians who accept Jesus’ sinlessness understand this argument?

All men are sinful. If Jesus is not God, he is a man. Thus, if Jesus is a man, he is sinful. Jesus was not sinful. Thus Jesus must be more than a man. Premise 1 is merely an acceptance of Romans 3:23....
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According to Biblical Unitarians, was Jesus sinless?

Not much to add here - I need to ask this question as a pre-cursor to my next question. So, according to Biblical Unitarians, was Jesus sinless?
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Did Jesus have a different Will in Lk 22:42 ? What was it like?

We see Jesus entering his Passion , in Lk 22: 41-43 (NRSVCE): Then he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, knelt down, and prayed, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me; yet, not ...
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According to Catholic scholars, what does John 5:6 tell of the "fully human" nature of Jesus?

We read in John 5:2-6 (KJV): Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. Here a great number of ...
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Are there any prophesies in Old Testament which got fulfilled in Jesus, but of which one cannot find a mention in New Testament?

It is said that there are more than 350 prophesies in the Old Testament which got fulfilled in Jesus and of which parallel reference can be found in New Testament. But the Evangelists have not given a ...
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Did Jesus ever tell jokes or use humor? [duplicate]

The New Testament tells us that Jesus was an exceptional storyteller who used symbolism to spread the Word of God. But did He ever use humor while telling stories? Or in His day-to-day life? Did He ...
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According to Catholic Tradition: Was Jesus a Genius?

According to Catholic Tradition: Was Jesus a Genius? Did He possess at least a 21st century education of the world and of science? For instance, if He had the tools and He wanted to, could He perform ...
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How do Catholic scholars explain the difference in wording of Mk 3: 21 in NRSVCE vis-a-vis KJV versions?

We read in Mk 3:20-21 (KJV) And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread. And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He ...
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Did the women disciples of Jesus go to his tomb on Sunday morning to perform an optional Jewish ritual?

We read in Jn 19: 38-40 how Jesus's body was embalmed before his burial: After these things, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, though a secret one because of his fear of the Jews, ...
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According to Catholic scholars, were the two sets of believers in Jn 2 and Jn 6 treated in different terms by Jesus?

We read in Jn 2: 23-25: When he was in Jerusalem during the Passover festival, many believed in his name because they saw the signs that he was doing. But Jesus on his part would not entrust ...
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According to Christians who believe that we cannot pray to Jesus, are we allowed to communicate to Jesus via song?

I know there are some Christians who believe that praying to Jesus is not allowed, and only praying to God(the Father) is allowed, such as certain Biblical Unitarian groups who teach that Jesus was ...
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When Jesus was living on the Earth, was He capable of communicating in all languages?

I am curious to know if Jesus was capable of communicating with everyone on the Earth back when He was living on the Earth. So, say for example, if a person from China had visited Israel back in 30 A....
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Non-Christian scholars who believe in the attributed authorship of the Gospels

Modern scholarship tends to reject the attributed authorship of the gospels. But are there non-Christian scholars who believe in the attributed authorship?
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John 1:1 Jesus true God or false god? [closed]

Isaiah 9:6, we read that Jesus is called the “mighty God” Yet, Jehovah God is called “mighty God” at Isaiah 10:20-21. Are there two “mighty Gods”? The real issue is not whether other beings are called ...
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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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According to Catholic scholars, whose home was Jesus stopping by while visiting Capernaum, in Mk 2: 1?

We read in Mk 2: 1 When he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home(NRSVCE) A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come ...
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How could Christ uphold the universe as a helpless babe?

He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of ...
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According to Catholic scholars, why did Jesus relate His ensuing Passion and Glorification to the visit of the Greek?

We read in John 12: 20-24 (NRSVCE): Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to ...
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What are we to understand from Jesus committing his spirit into the Father's hands?

And Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." Having said this, He breathed His last. Luke 23:46 How would non-trinitarians explain Jesus ...
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How do proponents of an intermediate state reconcile 1 Peter 3:18-20 ("spirits in prison") and Luke 23:43 ("today in paradise")?

According to believers in an intermediate state between death and the resurrection: Did Jesus go to a paradise in Sheol while he was dead (see Bosom of Abraham)? And he said to him, “Truly, I say to ...
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Does the Catholic Church teach where Lazarus’ soul was before being resurrected?

In the classic Bible story, Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead after Lazarus was dead for 4 days. Where (if they do at all) does the Catholic Church teach his soul was? If there isn’t a specific ...
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Why do Christians missionary think that quran 5:17 "Surely those have disbelieved who said God is the Christ" is a distortion of their belief!

Regarding the Quran (Surah al-Ma'idah) 5:17 They have certainly disbelieved who say that Allāh is Christ, the son of Mary. Say, "Then who could prevent Allāh at all if He had intended to destroy ...
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According to Catholic teachings, what was the First Temptation of Christ basically about?

We read in Mtt 4:1-4, of the Temptation of Jesus in the wilderness : Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. He fasted forty days and forty nights, and ...
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According to Biblical Unitarians, what is the essential belief about Jesus in order to be saved?

The bible teaches many things about Jesus. Where he came from Who he came from When he originated What he was How do we know what the most important aspect of Jesus is from the bible with reference ...
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What exactly did Jesus rebuke while healing the mother-in-law of Simon?

We read in Lk 4: 38-39 : After leaving the synagogue he entered Simon’s house. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked him about her. Then he stood over her and ...
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In what way is Jesus different from other sons of God according to Biblical Unitarians?

There are other questions regarding this topic from different perspectives. What is different about Jesus compared to other 'sons of God' from a Biblical Unitarian perspective?
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Against the context of John Chapter One, are the three records of John the Baptist's words, concerning Jesus, a proof of Jesus' pre-existence?

Three times, the apostle John records the witness of John the Baptist regarding Jesus being 'after' John yet 'before' John and 'first' - in 1:15, 1:27 and 1:30. John bore witness of Him, and cried ...
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Is Jesus the prophet of Deuteronomy 18? (confusion)

Christians say that Jesus is the prophet like Moses. In the Book of Deuteronomy, God says through Moses: The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your fellow ...
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Is the census described in Luke’s Gospel connected with the land that the family of Jesus owned in Bethlehem?

In Eusesbius we have an interesting reference from the 2nd century Christian historian, Hegesippus, to property owned by the family of Jesus: But when this same Domitian had commanded that the ...
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Could Jesus have been born in September instead of December?

There is an argument for Jesus not being born on December 25th. One of the arguments runs like this: During the time of King David, there were so many priests, that they had to be divided into 24 '...
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What evidence can be used to show the historicity of Jesus?

In a debate about the historicity of Jesus, what/whom can I reference to show that Jesus was an historical figure? It seems the “Jesus as a Myth” crowd is still with us. Note: (1) I already am ...
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