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What is the significance of Infant Jesus' sandal hanging from his foot in the Icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help?

The Icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help has a remarkable feature in that one of the sandals of Infant Jesus hangs in suspension as if on a sling. The drawing, sometimes attributed to St Luke, seems to ...
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Is Jesus Christ Really a Jew or Jewish? [duplicate]

According to Matthew 2:23 Luke 1:4 Jesus is a Galilean from ""Nazareth"", Galilee was part of "Israel" not Judah/Judea, Galilee was a Roman province and the Tetrarchy of ...
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The Fast of the Third Month

Relative to research I'm doing, I wanted to pick the brains of the community at large and see if anyone had an answer to a question. Josephus states that Pompey took Jerusalem in the third month (...
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In Luke 24:31, why did Jesus vanish when the men finally recognized him? [migrated]

Luke 24:31 says, Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him; and He disappeared from their sight. What is the meaning of this?
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If Jesus Christ was born without the original sin, then how could He have died?

Death was introduced after the original sin (Adam was immortal until the fall), some people even think that Our Lady didn't die but just was assumpted in her sleep. If Christ didn't have the original ...
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The transfiguration of Jesus at the Mountain

Why Moses? Why Elijah? Why not Enoch? I say this because Elijah was taken up into the heavens, same for Enoch, but it is mentioned in scripture that Moses clearly died What made the disciples think ...
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Why is Michael mentioned in an end time prophecy detailing the resurrection and the judgment if he is not Jesus Christ?

The angel Gabriel foretells what many Christians interpret to be the Great Tribulation, followed by salvation of the saints and the judgment of the wicked. Daniel 12:1-3 “At that time Michael shall ...
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Why does Jesus not want people to repent and be forgiven in Mark 4?

This is in response to the disciples asking why Jesus teaches in parables: He said to them, "The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those outside, everything is in parables, ...
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Why did Jewish leaders change their mind on the arrest and execution of Jesus?

We read in Mtt 26:3-5(NIV); Then the chief priests and the elders of the people assembles in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas, and they schemed to arrest Jesus secretly and ...
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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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Is the beast in Revelation 19, a man? [closed]

Scripture says that Jesus will make war on the enemies of God from a horse and his sword will be the word of his mouth. It looks like the devil will lead an army of men into a war against Jesus' ...
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According to Protestant belief, when did Jesus present His blood into the Holy of Holies as required by Law?

In the Old testament, it was important for the High priest to present a bowl of pure, spotless blood in the Holies of Holies. If accepted by Jehovah, the Israelites would be in God's favor. In the ...
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Is Jesus the first creative work of God according to Revelation 3:14?

The Book of Revelation narrates of a story where an angel is ordered to write down the words of Jesus and Jesus here is referred to us the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's ...
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Did Jesus miraculously create a new set of clothes after he rose from the dead?

The Bible narrates that after Jesus died on the cross then Joseph of Arimathea took his body down from the cross and wrapped it in a linen clothing. They then buried him inside a tomb but then after ...
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If Jesus is arch-angel Michael then he was created? [closed]

The Jehovah witness and Seventh Day Adventist denominations believe that Jesus is the arch-angel Michael. The reasons for this belief is based on the Biblical verses that Jesus will shout with the ...
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Did Baptist and Methodists ever believe that Jesus is Michael the Archangel?

I recently found references that suggest both Baptists and Methodists used to believe that Jesus and Michael the Archangel are one and the same. This surprised me because both Baptists and Methodists ...
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What is the perspective of Emanuel Swedenborg and the New Church (Swedenborgian) on Christ's death and resurrection. Does Jesus' blood cover sin?

I have spent time on the website Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life, by Lee & Annette Woofenden, which has articles about some of this information but I cannot find what seems to be a sufficient ...
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"I am" or "I was"?

"I tell you the truth," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!" John 8:58 (NIV) Is this a grammatical error? Or is it because the Trinity does not experience time as we do,...
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Question about Jesus and a book

Muslims says Jesus gave a book when he came as prophet and then over time Christians corrupted that book is that true?
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Whom and/or what did Moses and Elijah represent in the Transfiguration?

We read in Mtt 17:1-3 (NKJV): Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves; and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like ...
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In Matthew 16:24 Jesus tells His disciples to pick up their crosses and follow Him. How would they have understood what He was saying?

In Matt 16:24 Jesus tells His disciples to pick up their crosses and follow Him. How would the apostles have understood what He was saying? He spoke these words before He was crucified, so the mention ...
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Was Jesus a married man?

I was very confused about this so many times. According to Leonardo da Vinci's painting some said that Jesus was a married man. Does the Catholic Church hide any truth?
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Why, in the Gospel of Mark, is Jesus referred to as the son of Mary but, in the Gospel of Luke, he is referred to as the son of Joseph?

Why, in the Gospel of Mark, is Jesus referred to as the son of Mary but, in the Gospel of Luke, he is referred to as the son of Joseph? Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of ...
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How long was Jesus's ministry?

I've always heard, over in over, in Church and elsewhere that Jesus's ministry on Earth was only three years. However, it doesn't seem that there is much supporting Biblical evidence for this, or at ...
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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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What is the significance of Matthew starting with the names of the ancestors of Jesus?

The Gospel of Matthew starts by stating the names of ancestors of Jesus Christ. Does that have any significance other than to establish that Jesus was a descendant of King David?
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Why should communion be "closed"?

Both the Roman Catholic Church (RCC) and the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) and other denominations have restrictions upon who is allowed to take communion alongside current members. Even ...
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While on the cross, was Jesus abandoned by every human?

There are numerous Christians hymns and references in Christian literature that Jesus was "forsaken by all mankind, yet to be in Heaven' enthroned", etc. In essence, there is this powerful ...
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Why would Jesus turn water into wine - psychoactive, cancerogenous substance

It has been confirmed scientifically by Oxford Population Health researchers that there is direct link between alcohol consumption and significantly increased likelihood of developing malign types of ...
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What is the significance of what Jesus ate after his resurrection?

Is anyone aware of any special symbolic significance of Jesus eating specifically fish and honeycomb while showing his disciples he was not "a spirit" when he appeared to them (and somewhat scared ...
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Did the Early Church believe that Jesus was crucified on a cross or on a stake?

Jehovah's Witnesses unlike any other Christian sects believe that Jesus Christ was not crucified on a cross but was instead crucified on a torture stake, did the Early Church Fathers believe that ...
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Logical Paradox of Saving Faith in Jesus Christ? [closed]

To provide more context addressing the seemingly unfit and vague closing reason, this is a follow up question from one of my comment threads of my previous question. Suppose 1000 people are ...
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Is Jesus presently seated on a throne?

We often say or sing that Jesus is currently enthroned in heaven or seated on His throne in heaven. However, does Jesus instead teach that He won't sit on His throne before the Second Coming (Matt. 19:...
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A specific difference between Christianity and other religions

I remember once saw a Youtube video of some Christian priest mentioned about a specific difference between Christianity and other religions, namely in all other religions the messengers or founders ...
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Greek orthodox prophecy of the messiah in Meteora

I have attached an image. This week I traveled to Meteora, Greece to visit the Great Monastery. I found a text there quoting famous Greek persons from ancient times (BC/BCE) writing about a messiah ...
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Why didn't God call the unrighteous dead to life up to Jesus crucifixion

After Jesus died on the cross at Calvary, many of the saints who were dead rose from the dead and appeared To many in Jerusalem. Since a resurrection involving a huge number of people such as this has ...
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How do people who claim Jesus is God defend this when God and Jesus can have two different wills?

So Jesus after seeing a vision of the suffering he would go through to pay the atonement required to save mankind from the gates of hell, offered a prayer to God asking him to remove that cup of ...
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According to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was Jesus Christ ordained to the Priesthood?

This may seem like a stupid question (ie. why would someone need to be ordained to their own priesthood order?). However, I can't seem to find reference to Him being ordained or to Him not needing to ...
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Significance of the darkness before Jesus' death?

Before Jesus cried out to God on why he had abandoned him.The Bible tells us that it was noon which means that it was midday, and darkness covered the whole land for three hours till the ninth hour. ...
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What are the attributes of the Soul of Christ?

The short prayer Anima Christi starts like this: "Soul of Christ, sanctify me". We rarely come across the concept of the Soul of Christ in the Gospels. One such instance is in John 12, where ...
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Why do some Christians believe it was a pole and not a cross? [duplicate]

If you learn some history about the Roman Empire then you will learn that they used to crucify subjects in the conquered territories. The might of the Roman Empire reached the Germanic tribe called ...
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Why didn't the apostles keep track of years after Jesus ascension?

Apart from preaching the good news to the Gentiles and the Jews, did the apostles have a responsibility to keep track of the number of years passed since Jesus Christ was taken up in a cloud to heaven....
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Christian meals and/or foods linked to Jesus Christ in the New Testament and the saints?

Can anyone link me to a source for Christian meal foods that can be linked to a particular day in the life of Jesus and particular events in the lives of Christian saints. In the event that such ...
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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 die on the cross or on the tree?

Master Jesus was crucified on a tree, according to Apostle Peter. Acts 5:30 30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree. Acts 10:39 39 And we are witnesses ...
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What is the biblical basis for the argument that the 'mission of Jesus' was to 'restore humanity to a state of sinless purity'?

The teachings of the Unification Church are based on the Bible but with new interpretations, and Moon saw his role as completing the unfulfilled mission of Jesus to restore humanity to a state of “...
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When did Jesus launch his public ministry?

Luke 4:16-21 NIV 16 He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read, 17 and the scroll of the prophet ...
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In what way is Jesus like Moses?

In Deuteronomy 18:16-18 God said to Moses that he will raise up a prophet like unto Moses from his own people or from among their brethern, Christians believe that that this verse is speaking about ...
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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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When did the Holy Family actually settle down at Nazareth?

We see at Luke 2: 22- 39 the presentation of Jesus at the Temple in Jerusalem and the return of the Holy Family to Nazareth : " When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of ...

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