Questions tagged [life-of-jesus]

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Jesus rejects equality with God - How does this statement reconcile with traditional teachings? [closed]

What does this mean Jesus rejects equality with God? I was always taught Jesus and the Father where separate but equal? Did they mean to say separate but both God but not equal? Well I know of at ...
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Who witnessed the crucifixion?

As, the question asks, can anyone aggregate for me and put a small list of who all witnessed the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, in the decreasing order of the person's importance (popularity). e.g. ...
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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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How does Catholic Church differentiate between the presence of Jesus and that of the Holy Spirit on the earth?

We see Jesus telling His disciples at John 14:15-16 (NRSVCE): If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you ...
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Luke 21:32 and the coming of the kingdom

I'm new to Christianity and am still exploring the gospels. According to the gospel of Luke, verse 21:32, Jesus says that this generation shall not pass until all these things have taken place." ...
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Is Jesus the Father? [closed]

I think that Jesus is the Father himself. The Father became man and as man he renounced his divinity, therefore there are Bible passages where it seems that Jesus is not God. And that is why I don't ...
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Who or what established the divine inspiration for the authors of the bible? [closed]

Conventional Christianity would assert that all authors of the bible were divinely inspired to write exactly what they wrote. What evidence is used as the basis of this assertion? Is there recorded ...
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What does in the “Form of God” mean? [migrated]

This attitude be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not regard being equal to God as robbery, but made himself nothing and took the form of a servant, by ...
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How does the Catholic Church narrate the seal which was put on the tomb of Jesus?

We see at Matt 27: 64-66 the Chief Priests and Pharisees getting permission to secure the tomb of Jesus : "....Therefore command the tomb to be made secure until the third day; otherwise his ...
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Why was Jesus crucified in the middle?

We read at Mark 15:27 "And with him they crucified two bandits, one on his right and one on his left."" One wishes to know as to whether it had been pre-determined by the authority say, Pilate, ...
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Mark 6:48 - Why was Jesus about to walk on water past the disciples?

Mark 6:47-49 The Message (MSG): Late at night, the boat was far out at sea; Jesus was still by himself on land. He could see his men struggling with the oars, the wind having come up against them. ...
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Why do many Christians talk about “believing in Jesus” rather than “believing in God”?

What does it mean to "believe in Jesus"? Wasn't he just a temporary physical representation of God who visited Earth long ago, and might come again, but isn't currently here? Why isn't the message to ...
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Were Jesus’ hands tied on the way to Calvary?

Traditions say that Jesus fell three times under the weight of the cross, out of which two instances took place after Simon of Cyrene had been entrusted to help Him carry the cross. One wonders ...
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What kind of clothes did Jesus wear?

There are a couple references in the Gospels indicating what Jesus wore, but not many. His undergarment was 'seamless' according to John 19:23. He also may have had the 'fringes' or 'tassels' of the ...
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Immortal soul concept: afterlife and the sentence spoken to Adam (Catholic perspective)

This is partially a follow-up question onto this question which left some unanswered questions in my mind. According to an answer to that earlier question, Jesus seems to have literally died on the ...
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Could Jesus’ appearing before Pilate, Herod, and scourging happen in 3 hours?

The time line is answered as seen in this answered question: Can John's Passion chronology be reconciled with that of the Synoptics? It seems most reasonable to me. Yet I am still left with the ...
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Who is being referred to in Isaiah 42:6?

Today's first reading, Isaiah 42:1-4.6-7, contains the line: "...I, the Lord, have called you to serve the cause of right; I have taken you by the hand and formed you; I have appointed you as ...
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Could Jesus have fallen sick? [closed]

In the scriptures we do not see the lord falling sick or having a fever. He was tired, was thirsty, hungry and he was fatigued. Could he have fallen sick? Or was he immune to any and all sicknesses?
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Do people who adhere to the Immaculate Conception of Mary believe that Mary and Jesus were both conceived in the same fashion?

My Christian training emphasized the uniqueness of the Christ as the only human ever directly created since Adam,thus the only one ever born of woman that could offer a propitiatory sacrifice that ...
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In which year was Christ born?

This question is a spin-off from On which date was Christ born? There are differing views on the birth year of Christ, which also affect the dating of the resurrection (as we know Jesus's age on ...
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When was the first occurrence of Jesus being used as a name?

I would suspect that Jesus himself was the first to have the name "Jesus", but was there anyone before him with the same name? In other words, was the name completely unique when the Angel Gabriel ...
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Why are there passages in the Gospels where the Apostles are not present? [closed]

In the Bible, in several passages, the Apostles narrate events that they where not participating in. For example, the story of the woman at the Well and the conversation between Jesus and Pilate. ...
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Why do the Evangelists Matthew, Mark and John not give narrative account of the Ascension?

Luke is the only Evangelist who gives a narrative account of the Ascension of Christ at 24:50-53 (NRSVCE) "' Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and, lifting up his hands, he blessed them. ...
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Does the Old Testament foretell the time in history in which the Messiah would come (the first time)?

I understand that the Old Testament prophecies many different things about the Messiah who was to come, including the virgin birth, His suffering, His resurrection, etc. However, is there anything ...
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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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Did the Apostles “worship Jesus” in Luke 24:52?

What is the correct reading of Luke 24:52 - did they worship Jesus? Latin Vulgate does not mention this and RSV puts this in footnotes. Luke 24:50-53 (NIV) 50 When he had led them out to the ...
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Who (or what) died on the cross? [duplicate]

Scripture informs that God is immortal(1 Tim 6:16)God the(eternal)Son cannot experience death, yet the human incarnation, Jesus, did. John 3:16 "...God gave His only Son..." Am I missing something ...
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Why did Jesus confront the official who had slapped Him in the presence of the High Priest?

John 18:20-23 (NIV) reads: “I have spoken openly to the world,” Jesus replied. “I always taught in synagogues or at the temple, where all the Jews come together. I said nothing in secret. Why ...
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Affordability of Festivals

During the lifetime of Jesus, there were three major festivals that took place each year : Passover (around April) is an 8 day celebration, the Feast of Weeks (around May) is another 3 day celebration,...
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What Charities Did Jesus Contribute To?

We know from John 12:6 that Jesus' ministry had a treasurer, and from Luke 8:3 that his ministry accepted financial contributions. What did they spend it on? Luke 8 indicates that they sometimes ...
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Where is the Holy Spirit in Jesus life before baptism in the river Jordan happen? [closed]

Baptism in the Jordan River is where Jesus received the anointing of the Holy Spirit. The Baptism of Jesus …16As soon as Jesus was baptized, He went up out of the water. Suddenly the heavens ...
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What are the predominant Christian views on whether Jesus had to specifically die by crucifixion? Could he have chosen another kind of death?

As I understand it, Jesus was sentenced to die "under Pontius Pilate" and was crucified as punishment. It seems to me that Jesus had no choice but to be crucified. After all, if a criminal is ...
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How can Jesus (the word become flesh) have a God? Does God have a God? [duplicate]

All these verses (and many more) say he does.John 5:44 the one and only God. John 17:3, 2 Cor 1:3, Eph 1:3, Col 1:3, 2 Cor 11:31, Rom 15:6, Rom 1:7 the God of our Lord Jesus. 1 Pet 1:3 Heb 1:8-9 God ...
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Jesus… the word became flesh [closed]

Lots of interesting thought here, but no one seems to want to go back and ask about the 'logos'. John 1... A word used over 300 times in NT, but never referred to as a person. Words like statement, ...
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Can pastors at Evangelical denominations teach that Jesus was resurrected with an invisible and immaterial body?

Murray Harris has views of the resurrection body of Jesus which fall within the statement of faith for the Evangelical Free Church in spite of the fact that the body is not a human body. Another ...
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Why did the Jews comment that Jesus was not yet fifty years of age?

We see at John 8 , the long debate that Jesus has with the Pharisees . We read at Vs 57 the question which the Pharisees pose to him: "" Then the Jews said to him, “You are not yet fifty years old, ...
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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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If Christ has all power to perform miracles, how is that that “he could there do no mighty work” save that He healed a few?

If Christ has all power to act upon all his creations, including the sons and daughters of Adam and Eve, I would assume he could never be prohibited from performing miracles for them. Yet in Mark 6:5-...
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Why are the disciples addressed differently in different contexts?

At John 21: 4-5 we see a post-resurrection event when Jesus addresses the disciples as children: Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the beach; yet the disciples did not know that it was ...
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Why did Jesus keep himself and the disciples hungry and thirsty on some occasions?

We see at Matthew 12:1 (NRSVCE) : "At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the sabbath; his disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat." We also see at Mark ...
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Why was Jesus condemned for blasphemy by the Jews?

Jesus confirmed that He was the Messiah. But this can't be a blasphemy as the Jews were waiting for him. Jesus confirmed that He was the Son of God. But a lot of people in the old Testament were ...
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Why are we Christians if Jesus was Jew?

I know for you may be a dummy question but I've never understood why are we Christians if Jesus, the God's son, was of Jewish descent?
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How does Catholic Church explain John 1:31?

At John 1:30-31 (NRSVCE) we see John the Baptist introducing Jesus to the crowd: "This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me because he was before me.’ I myself did ...
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How would Catholics respond to the theory that Mary was a surrogate mother that had no DNA in common with Jesus?

Did the life transferred to Mary's womb contain unique DNA? Did that remain the case through out the pregnancy? Science tells us that a surrogate host mother of an implanted fertilized egg will have ...
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Why was Jesus not welcomed and carefully tested by the Jews if they were (and are) actually waiting for Messiah?

I have tried to understand these things all my life. A lot of the Bible stories make no sense to me, which probably means I'm missing something. One of the biggest questions I have is this: If the ...
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Why was Jesus asleep during the storm? [closed]

In the Bible, it is said that Jesus was asleep in the boat during the storm. What is the reason?
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Different genealogy in Matthew and Luke

In the Matthew and Luke we can read the genealogy of Jesus. While in Matthew 1 it dates back to Abraham, in Luke 3 it goes back to Adam. What's the significance of this difference?
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What does the Catholic Church think John the Baptist was referring when making the statement on greatness of Jesus?

John 3:30 (NIV) presents John the Baptist as saying about Jesus: " He must become greater; I must become less.” My question is: What exactly is the Baptist referring to (for example, public ...
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Is Mary, “Mother of God,” the mother of the Son or of the whole Trinity?

I find the Catholic title "Mother of God" for the Virgin Mary confusing. It is clear that she was the mother of Jesus, the Son. But the title suggests (indeed, not literally, but still) that Mary is ...
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A Catholic uncertain of the trinity [closed]

I struggle with my church's (Catholic Church's) teaching of the Trinity. I have no doubt that Jesus is the Son of God sent to bring us to the Father and to atone for the sin that separates us from ...

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