Questions tagged [life-of-jesus]

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For those who reject the deity of Jesus Christ how do you explain Isaiah seeing Him with his physical eyes at Isaiah 6:1? Others may comment as well

Isaiah 6:1, "In the year of King Uzziah's death, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted with the train of His robe filling the temple." This is confirmed by the Apostle John ...
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What is the biblical basis for the notional/ideal pre-existence of Jesus, as opposed to an actual pre-existence?

Some Christians -- especially Biblical Unitarians -- believe that Jesus only pre-existed notionally/ideally in God's mind prior to his conception in Mary's womb (just like any other human being), ...
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How do non-trinitarians explain Isaiah 43:11 taking into account its immediate context?

11“I, only I, am the LORD, And there is no savior besides Me. The OT especially has a strong emphasis on there being only one God, Yahweh, and there are only a few scattered and cryptic references to ...
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Is there Biblical evidence that shows that God developed during the New Testament due to becoming human?

I recently got back into reading the Bible after a long hiatus, especially after a talk with my Grandma regarding religion (I've even ordered a new NLT Bible). I'm a Christian and look at things from ...
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Did Jesus promise Judas a powerful position in the future kingdom of God?

Jesus told his disciples that, in the new Kingdom of God, they would sit upon twelve thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel. Matthew 19:28, Luke 22:30. Didn't Jesus know that Judas was going to ...
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Do the traditions of Catholic Church say anything about the name and life of the man whom Jesus had chosen as his disciple , as in Lk 9: 59-61?

We see in Lk 9:59-61 how Jesus demanded unconditional commitment from his prospective disciples: He said to another man, “Follow me.” But he replied, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” Jesus ...
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Did the soldiers who had crucified Jesus reciprocate the forgiveness granted to them through the Lord's intercession?

We see how Jesus walked the talk by praying for those who crucified him, in Lk 23:33-34: When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on ...
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According to Catholic Church, is there a deeper meaning in the saying of Jesus in Lk 23:31?

We read in Luke 23: 28-31 how Jesus consoles the ladies who were wailing for him on the way to Calvary: But Jesus turned to them and said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for ...
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Is it Biblical to say that Jesus is God? [duplicate]

It seems that many Christians have a certain reluctance to say that "Jesus is God". There seems to even be some reticence about it in the New Testament, and he is usually described, even by ...
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Was Jesus xenophobic? [duplicate]

When a non -Jew asked Jesus to help her daughter, Jesus replied: "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the House of Israel." Matthew 15:21-28. After such a reply, how can we gentiles be sure ...
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Why did the Romans put Jesus' clothes on him again, just to take it off later? (Matt.27:31; Jn. 19:23) Was nakedness not allowed on temple ground?

Dionysius of Halicarnassus (Roman Antiquities 7.69.2): The men ordered to lead the slave to his punishment, having stretched out both his arms and fastened them to a piece of wood which extended ...
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What is the biblical basis for Jesus 'returning' to the Father?

There are several verses that speak of Jesus 'returning' or 'going back'. John 16:5 But now I am going back to the Father who sent me CEV John 16:28 now I will leave the world and return to the Father....
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How does the Catholic Church reconcile the two different narratives of behavior of the thieves in Calvary as reported in Mtt 27 and Lk 23?

We read in Mtt 27:38-44 (NRSVCE) : Then two bandits were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left. Those who passed by derided him, ......The bandits who were crucified with him also ...
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Does the delayed burial of Jesus attest to the fact that he had no close relatives other than his mother?

As per the Gospel according to Matthew, Jesus breathed his last at 3.00 p.m.on Friday (27: 46-50) We read again in Mtt 27: 57-58 : When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named ...
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Has the Catholic Church taken cognizance of the theory that the terminal cause of Jesus's death on the cross was heart-failure?

We read in Mark 15: 42-44: "When evening had come, and since it was the day of Preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath, Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the council, who was ...
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What does Mormonism have to offer in regards to salvation through Jesus Christ that was not already taught in the New Testament?

The Mormon church claims to be the true church and yet there have been billions of people that have become Christian in the last 2,000 years based on what Jesus Christ did on that cross. The Apostle ...
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What was the source of the concept "The Word was God " that John the Evangelist introduced in Jn 1: 1?

We read in John 1:1-2: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. Clearly, John means The Son of God for “the Word who was ...
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Does any denomination believe that Jesus left something in writing?

We read of the immediate reaction of Jesus when Pharisees brought to him an adulteress to be stoned to death: They said this to test him, so that they might have some charge to bring against him. ...
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What is the biblical basis for Jesus having one nature only, a human nature?

To be perfectly clear, by Jesus having a human nature, it must be remembered that he is, and was, at all times, without sin. He was made like us in every way, so the only difference would seem to be ...
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Has the Catholic Church drawn a parallel between the sleep of Jonah on board the ship and that of Jesus in the boat?

We read at Jonah 1: 5-6: Jonah, meanwhile, had gone down into the hold of the ship and had lain down, and was fast asleep. The captain came and said to him, “What are you doing sound asleep? Get up, ...
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How do Trinitarians understand what Jesus said in the garden of Gethsemane?

Let me preface this by saying that I don't assume the Trinitarian viewpoint is any more or less reasonable than any other, this is a question out of curiosity brought up by things I read in another ...
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What is the Biblical basis that Jesus could sin?

We have many scriptures about Jesus' humanity. Several specific verses about his total dependence on the Father, his God, for all his needs, his words and his ability to perform miracles etc. Jesus ...
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How did the Gospel writers know that Mary was a virgin? [closed]

How did the Gospel writers know that Mary was a virgin? Did they ask her directly, consult Roman census records (if they even recorded whether one was a virgin or not), or find out from another source?...
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If the name of God and His Son are so important to the faith, then would it not be imperative that we use the proper name?

In order to appropriately answer the question, in my opinion there are few things to consider. First, there are those that have argued that the pronunciation of the name is not important and is ...
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What is the biblical basis that Jesus could not sin?

We all know Jesus was without sin. That he did not sin has little to do with whether he could or could not sin. The core reasoning of Jesus being able to sin is that he was tempted. This temptation ...
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Was the weeping of Jesus in Jn 11:35 an integral part of the divine scheme of things? [closed]

We see the spontaneous reaction of Jesus when he joins the sisters of his dead friend Lazarus in an emotional union , in Jn 11:32-35: When Mary came where Jesus was and saw him, she knelt at his ...
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Why is the burial of Jesus in a rich man's tomb not mentioned as fulfillment of OT prophesy?

We read in Matt 27:57-60 (NIV), of the burial of Jesus arranged by Joseph of Arimathea: As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of ...
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Was Pilate mandated to withhold the body of Jesus after the Crucifixion?

We read in Jn 19:38 of the preparation for burial of Jesus after his death on the cross: After these things, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, though a secret one because of his fear ...
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Was Jesus a Christian, or a Jew, or both, or none? [duplicate]

When Jesus was born, he was a jew. So he stayed this his whole life. Only later in life, he spoke on behalf of his Father. His Father, the almighty JHWH (another name instead of the name God), was ...
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Who was who at the Crucifixion of Jesus on the Cross?

Who was who during the Crucifixion of Jesus, who is called the Christ? Just recently I came across this question: Who witnessed the crucifixion? I desire to expand this question to extra biblical ...
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What is Christianity's view of Jew's rejection of Jesus as Messiah? [duplicate]

An article that discuss why Jews don't believe in Jesus highlights four reasons why Jesus is not the Messiah, these are the following: Jesus did not fulfill the messianic prophecies. Jesus did not ...
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What if Hell isn't a punishment? [closed]

If Hell isn't a punishment but instead the logical consequence of our rejection of God, if God doesn't send us to Hell, but we choose to go there on our own; how can Jesus' death on the Cross help us ...
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Why did Jesus submit to the authority of God while Jesus was a man?

The Bible tells us that Jesus emptied himself and set aside his heavenly glory and submitted himself to the will of his Father (God). In order to do the will of his Father (God) who sent him, and to ...
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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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Did Jesus and his disciples have an occasional “hiding place”?

We see at Jn 11:6, the immediate response of Jesus to the news that Lazarus was seriously ill: ... after having heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was. Going ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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