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How could Jesus be descended from the royal line of David if he was born of the Virgin Birth?

The first chapter of Matthew traces Jesus' lineage through his father Joseph back to King David through something like 18 generations. But as we know, Jesus was born through the agency of the Holy ...
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Did Jesus transform into spirit form after Resurrection

In the 40 days after the Resurrection and before his Ascension, Jesus appears and disappears to people, including his disciples. He also is not recognizable by some of his followers including Mary ...
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What was the specific trap being set for Jesus by the Pharisees in John 8?

In the story of the woman caught in adultery, John indicates that the question of the Pharisees was a "trap". 2 At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered ...
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According to the Catholic Church is the ordering of the events in the Gospels (prior to the Passion) important to understanding salvation?

I really love The Chosen, but I noticed that the chronology of some of the events, when certain parables were told, etc. Teaching the Lords Prayer to children prior to public ministry, these are all ...
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How do Protestants respond to the JW interpretation of John 14:28?

According to What Does the Bible Really Teach?, a Watchtower publication, pp.41–42: The only-begotton Son never even considered trying to be equal to his Father. The Bible clearly teaches that the ...
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Is there a Christian equivalent of the Muslim hadith, but for narrations relating to Jesus?

Muslim here; I'm not particularly familiar with Christianity (so bear with me please). In Islam, we have hadith: A hadith is one of various reports describing the words, actions, or habits of the ...
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Was Jesus a separate god? [closed]

The New World Translation of John 1 seems to indicate that Jesus was a separate god from the Father. 1 In [the] beginning the Word was, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god. 2 This one ...
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Were John Baptist and Jesus really related?

If Jesus was of the tribe of Judah, with both his parents of the lineage of David, and John the Baptist's parents of Levi's tribe, Luke 1.5, how is it possible that John and Jesus could be related, ...
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Why is it not enough for Jesus to be human to be the perfect sacrifice, why must he be God?

Regardless of whether Jesus is God or not, why do some stridently hold to, 'Jesus can only cover sin by His own death as God'? Until Jesus' perfect sacrifice/offering, the law required an animal to ...
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Was Jesus completely masculine? [closed]

Does Jesus have a penis? Does any commentator tell about Jesus' penis? Is Jesus a man? What is the proof that he is a man? Is he gay or asexual? Did Jesus experience any sexual feelings? Did Jesus ...
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What does it mean “…blood that will be shed by many of you for the forgiveness of sins”?

The priest during Mass, always says this while on the Eucharist, Holy communion time, when the bell rings, and one kneels. What exactly does this mean for people?
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What languages did Jesus speak?

As a young believer I was quickly turned on to the idea of learning some things about the "original languages" of the Bible. After all, how could you understand John 21:15-17 without ...
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What exactly did Yahshua/Jesus do during his 40 day fast after being baptized?

It is stated in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke that during the 40 day period Christ was tempted by The Devil/Satan but not many other details are given. In the book of Isaiah (Isaiah 58:1-12), ...
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Does Jesus ever claim to be God, or the son of God?

While I understand there are many potential passages in the Bible of Jesus claiming to be a messiah (which I understand to mean "anointed"), a king, or one through whom it is necessary to know God, I'...
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Is there any methodology according to Bible to drive out demons from possessed people? [closed]

There are numerous instances in the Bible where Jesus drives out demons from people who were possessed by them. If we take a general view of these events during the ministry of Jesus, we find that ...
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How could the person in Luke 9:49 cast out demons without Jesus' mandate?

Luke 9:49 (ESV): John answered, “Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he does not follow with us.” The 12 (and later the 70) only started ...
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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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How does Catholic Church reconcile the time of and the manner in which Jesus' resurrection was disclosed to Apostles?

We read in Mk 16:1-8, the the Angel's instruction to the women who visited the tomb of Jesus on the day of his Resurrection, and its outcome: When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary ...
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God in human Flesh? [closed]

Is it possible for God’s “spirit” ( or whatever I should call it ), that I believe to be Infinite, to be fully in a Finite body? (Beleive me I'm not a hater I'm just searching for the truth, whatever ...
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Why does the Apostles ' Creed not mention that Jesus rose again in body?

The Apostles' Creed says of Jesus : "...was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into Hell; the third day He rose again from the dead..." If Jesus descended into Hell while his ...
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Did Judas play an important role for God’s salvation?

In reading the bible, we see Judas as the great enemy who betrayed our Lord Jesus. But looking in a different perspective, was his role gave benefit for the fulfilment of death and crucifixion of the ...
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Did God die for our sins? [duplicate]

The question is simple but I really need an answer... If Jesus died for our sins then the question would be how could God die? If God didn't die and it's only the human flesh then God didn't really ...
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Why did Jesus need to die for our sins?

I feel silly asking this because I feel like it should be obvious. Why did Jesus need to die for our sins? I am asking because this part of Christianity still confuses me. I thought Judaism taught ...
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My question is for Biblical Unitarians and is based on their website as it relates to Philippians 2:6-8

The following is one of the things they stated. "Like the rest of us, Christ was fully human and had the outward form (morphe), of a human. However, because he always did the Father’s will and ...
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According to Biblical Unitarians, Did Jesus know that he would succeed?

Biblical Unitarians believe that Jesus was only a man and that he was given the gift of the holy spirit at his baptism in order to help him resist sinning and complete the purpose for which God the ...
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Given God is genderless, why Jesus (God the Son) assumed a male form?

To best of my knowledge, God has no definite gender, i.e., he's neither male nor female. Still, Jesus, God the Son, assumed a male form during his ministry. Why is that? Clearly, God the Son could ...
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According to Catholic Church, does John the Evangelist mention the same individual Jews at 8: 31 and 8:59?

We read at Jn 8: 31: Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples” That is followed by a hot debate between the Jews and Jesus on sin, ...
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Is Jesus, God the Father's representation? Is He His Avatar? [closed]

Can our souls be thought of as lesser avatars? Did Jesus choose our avatars to be connected to His for the cross? That would mean Jesus is the top Avatar. Ephesians 1:4 (King James Version) 4 ...
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Was Jesus Christ crucified on the 14th of Nisan (April 3, 33) or the 15th (April 4, 33)?

The Jewish calendar calculates a day from sunset to sunset, thus the Last Supper (on the Thursday evening) and Jesus' crucifixion (on Friday afternoon) happened in the same day. In John Gospel this ...
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Why did Jesus weep for Jerusalem? [closed]

My question is why Jesus wept for Jerusalem? Is the reason that Jesus had a previous experience of rising from death? If the previous life and death become operational together with the present life, ...
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Does the Catholic Church attempt to explain scientifically any miracles associated with Jesus' time on earth?

Miracles by their very definition defy logical scientific explanation. However human nature is to try to figure a way to explain how something incredible may have occured including what molecular ...
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What is the biblical basis for Jesus' pre-incarnate existence?

Basically the opposite of this question. What are the most notable biblical passages that believers in the pre-incarnate existence of Jesus resort to to defend their position? How do they usually ...
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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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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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According to Catholicism, was there a co-relation between the time of Transfiguration of Jesus and that of his Prayer at Gethsemane?

We read in Luke 9:28-32 an account of the Transfiguration of Jesus: Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. And ...
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According to Catholicism, did Jesus have a Guardian Angel?

According to Catholicism, did Jesus have a Guardian Angel? If so do we know their name(s)? We see the Angels ministering to the needs of the Godman while on earth, but Scripture does not employ the ...
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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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Was Jesus The Lamb of God or the High Priest (that offers the lamb as a sacriffice)?

Was Jesus The Lamb of God or the High Priest (whom offers the lamb as a sacriffice)? John the baptist said " Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world" John 1:19 And in ...
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Did Jesus have His Last Supper standing?

At Exodus 12:11 we see the Lord instructing the Israel on how to go about the first Passover : " This is how you shall eat it: your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your ...
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What is the importance of God informing that Jesus Christ is the only begotten?

Exactly what God wants to teach us, in describing that Jesus is the only begotten son (only begotten - monogenes), because we see a parallel in generating Eve from Adam's ribs.
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Did Jesus say that he was coming back within a generation? [closed]

It seems that Jesus was admitting that he would return after the destruction of the temple in 70 A.D. That the abomination of desolation was the Roman leader Titus. 14 “But when you see the ...
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Was Jesus a Cynic (Greek philosophy)?

Cynicism is a school of Greek philosophy. It taught that the purpose of life was to live in virtue, in agreement with nature. As reasoning creatures, people could gain happiness by rigorous ...
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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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If Jesus is “God's Only Son” then how can we all be God's children?

In the Apostle's creed it states that "I believe in Jesus Christ God's only son our Lord" (ELCA). But many Christians say that we're all God's children, which is contradictory. What does the Bible ...
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Did Jesus heal a person with a chromosome defect?

Is there anywhere in the bible a hint or something saying Jesus healing someone with a chromosome defect? For example somebody with a Down Syndrome or similar. What about today's healings? Was it ...
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Were exactly three people crucified on Golgotha the night Jesus was crucified?

We know for certain that Jesus and two other men who were convicted of crimes were crucified on the same hill. Is there any basis for believing that there may have been other convicts?
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What word did Jesus use for God in Aramaic?

What is the word and pronunciation for God in Aramaic? I saw 'AaLaH' is the pronunciation for God from this link: Aramaic Lexicon and Concordance . Did Jesus uses the word 'AaLaH' for God during ...
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Why did not Jesus personally baptize anyone?

We see Jesus telling Nicodemus in Jn 3: 5: Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. - John 3:5 We also read at Jn 4: ...
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Could Luke 3 be Joseph's genealogy?

I am considering the possibility that Luke 3 is in fact the genealogy of Joseph and not Mary. Here is why... Luke mentions the circumcision and the naming of both Jesus and John on the 8th day in ...
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How old was Jesus when the Magi visited him?

We read at Mtt 2:16 (NRSVCE) : "When Herod saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, he was infuriated, and he sent and killed all the children in and around Bethlehem who were two years old ...

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