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The teachings, parables, and other specific quotes attributed to Jesus in the New Testament

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When Jesus says "Amen, Amen I say to you" is that a hint that the next thing He says should be taken "more literally" than usual?

At my son's confirmation class last night the teacher told him that our priest told him (and I haven't confirmed this with the priest) that whenever Jesus says "Amen Amen I say to you", that ...
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Was Jesus opposed to homosexual activity? [closed]

The Old Testament is clear on male homosexual activity. From Leviticus 20:13: If a man lies down with a male as one lies down with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. Leviticus is ...
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Do Biblical literalists believe we should gouge our eyes out or cut off our hands?

Biblical literalism, according to GotQuestions' article What is biblical literalism?, "is the position of most evangelicals and Christian fundamentalists [as well as GotQuestions]." In ...
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Did Jesus set different standards for expressing compassion towards a foreigner versus a gentile?

In a fore-frame of Final Judgement, we see Jesus telling those on his left: I was a stranger and you did not welcome me (Matt 25:43) The concept of one's being kind to the stranger is derived from ...
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Based on post-2000 scholarly research, how do Christians defend that it was Jesus himself who prophesied the first Jewish-Roman war?

It's a common assertion by liberal Bible scholars that rather than Jesus himself who prophesied the destruction of the temple in AD 70 along with the ensuing wars and sufferings, it was the Gospel ...
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What were the nice things Jesus Christ did in his life that he is loved by so many people around the world?

I belong to a third world country where the official religion is fascist, irrational and unequal. Those who try to convert to other religions are harassed and marginalized. But when I compare my ...
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Why did Jesus in John 14:28 say he "was going to the Father?"

So I've got a Muslim person trying to prove their religion through the Bible. To them, Jesus wasn't crucified but he immediately ascended. That Muslim person says in John 14:28, Jesus says "I am ...
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In Trinitarian theologies, which nature is subservient to the Father?

In Trinitarian theology, when Jesus uttered the following words that indicate his subservience to the Father, which nature was Jesus "accessing" / "operating in": his divine nature,...
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Does Jesus Christ explicitly deny transmigration or explicitly state there's only one birth?

Mainstream Christianity does not subscribe to the belief of transmigration or rebirth as a real phenomenon. And the popular reference to this is Hebrews 9:27 English Standard Version 27. And just as ...
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Why is there a day of judgement? [closed]

John 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. ...
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Can Christians have a right to defend themselves? [closed]

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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How do believers in eternal conscious separation/torment reconcile their belief with Jesus' words at Matthew 10:39?

Matthew 10:39 Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. Jesus has just warned His disciples of the hardships they will face if they choose to follow ...
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How do proponents of eternal conscious torment/separation reconcile their beliefs with Luke 13:3, 5?

Luke 13:1-5 There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2 And he answered them, “Do you think that these Galileans ...
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Why did Jesus not clearly state the Old Testament canon, instead of letting others to take account for that?

I was wondering, why might Jesus not have stated the Old Testament canon in something like a list, and instead let others take account (define and compile) for that canon?
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If existence is greater than nonexistence, how could it have been better for Judas not to have been born (Mt. 26:24)?

Using natural reason it seems necessary to conclude that hell is a less evil fate than annihilation. If we recognize that evil is a lack of good, and existence is a good, then we can conclude that ...
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Where does the OT predict the Son of man?

Jesus referred to things written about the Son of man, including His death and resurrection: "All things which are written through the prophets about the Son of Man will be accomplished. For He ...
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What is a biblical & practical fail-safe method for forgiving others that cause me repeated pain?

I notice many Christians struggling with 'unforgiveness' - or rather find it difficult to forgive as Jesus Christ instructs in Matthew 18:22 - forgive seventy times seven times - interpreted as more ...
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Which translation of the bible does this version of the Lord's Prayer come from?

When I was very young, the version of the Lord's Prayer that I was taught went like this: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in ...
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What is the most dangerous heresy that exists in the church today? [closed]

There are many heresies referenced in the New Testament and even more that have surfaced in the centuries since it was written. One is alluded to in the account of Simon Magus. 9Now there was a man ...
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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 did Jesus mean by saying "night is coming.." at Jn 9: 4?

We read of the miraculous cure of the man born blind , and the words of the Lord preceding the incident , at John 9: 4-5: "We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is ...
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Can the entirety of Jesus's teachings be summed up in a few words? A phrase or sentence? [closed]

Albert Einstein once said "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." So I asked myself what the most comprehensive explanation of Jesus's teachings would be. I ...
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What's the essence of Jesus's teachings? [closed]

Is it possible to discuss the nature of Jesus's teachings outside the context of Roman/English influence on biblical translation and transcription? In pondering the complexities that evolve from ...
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Mary as the road that we must travel in order to reach God?

According to Pope Francis: Mary is not only the bridge joining us to God; she is more. She is the road that God travelled to reach us, and the road that we must travel in order to reach him. How do ...
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Trinity and incarnation

If the Son does whatever the Father does (John 5:19), does that mean the Father also incarnated for the Son to incarnate?
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How can Jesus be both root and offspring of David if he was only a man and did not pre-exist his incarnation?

There is a related question here: hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/56196/… We are told in various imagery that Messiah would come in the line of David and be a branch or rod that sprouts ...
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How do Cessationists interpret John 14:8-14, especially verses 11 and 12?

John 14:8-14 (NIV): 8 Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” 9 Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone ...
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Where in the bible explicitly did Jesus say he is God? [duplicate]

It is known to all that back then there are people that worship (non)living things such as the sun/moon or a dead notable person. It is also known that most if not all, of those things/person never ...
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Why is Jesus very implicit regarding his identity?

Why is Jesus very implicit in sharing his identity? In the synoptic gospels Jesus speaks in parables and metaphors and at the end of many of these encounters it is mentioned that the people did not ...
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What is the Catholic exegetical warrant behind the 2 interpretations of "perfect" in Matt 5:48 and Matt 19:21?

In Matthew there are 2 instances where Jesus said "to be perfect" (both rendering the Greek word τέλειοι). Matt 5:48: Sermon on the Mount about loving our enemies, directed to the whole ...
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"Ask and it will be given to you" vs. "Not my will, but yours be done."

So, please clarify something for me. I'm trying to get a better understanding of presenting my requests to God, but also recognizing that it is not my will, but His will be done. Here are three verses ...
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Being 'known by Jesus' in Matthew 7:22

In Matthew 7:21-22 Jesus says for Him to know me I must do His will. There are plenty of scriptures that talk about God seeing us and knowing us, why then does Jesus say I didn't know you? Is it ...
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Why does the Quran mention Jesus Christ 25 times, but Mohammad only 5 times? [closed]

I ask anyone here, and I ask all people who think that Muhammad, peace be upon him, edited and wrote the Quran, to give me a fair and convincing answer for this question: Question: Why is Jesus ...
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If you believe that Messiah Jesus is a human being what logic you have to guess that he could be a God or son of God? [closed]

The Messiah Jesus is son of Maryam was a human being. He was born from a woman, he ate and drank, got up and went to sleep, suffered pain and wept… and God (Allaah) is far above all of that, Allah is ...
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How many times Jesus was montioned in both of Holy Bible and Holy Quran? [closed]

Is there someone here give me the number of citations of Jesus in the original version of the Holy Bible ? I say to you in the Holy Quran He is mentioned 32 times and we have a Surah called Merry ...
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Did Jesus command His Disciples to Worship Him? [closed]

Did Jesus command His Disciples to Worship Him? Any verse from the Bible proves that?
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According to the Catholic Church, what did Jesus mean by saying “Least of these commandments "?

We see Jesus saying at Matthew 5:18-19: For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not one letter, not one stroke of a letter, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. ...
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Do the church fathers ever include quotes of Jesus that aren't from the Bible?

Jesus Seminar believes that Parable of the Empty Jar in Gospel of Thomas is authentic saying of Jesus: The kingdom of the father is like a certain woman who was carrying a jar full of meal. While ...
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Were the Jews right in accusing Jesus of claiming to be God? [duplicate]

I was once asked this question by a Jehovah Witness to prove if the Jews understood that Jesus was claiming to be God. I affirm that they did while the Jehovah Witnesses deny it. Related question ...
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If Jesus is not God according to Jehovah’s Witnesses, why was He accused of blasphemy?

Denying the deity of Jesus Christ is one of the core beliefs of the Jehovah Witnesses: Jehovah’s Witnesses View of Christ. John 5:18 states, For this cause therefore the Jews were seeking all the ...
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What is the point Jesus is trying to make by comparing Pharisees with several objects?

I was reflecting on Matthew 23:23-28 . And came across Jesus comparing the Pharisees with several objects: filthy cups, whitewashed tombs. What is the point Jesus is trying to make here?
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Do we Give our life to Christ or receive Christ's Life?

I just read this post from a friend and I am a bit confused. According to him you don't give your life to Christ, you instead receive Christ's life. I want to deeply understand this. What is the ...
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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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In which scriptures are Jesus' Words?

I'm highlighting Jesus Words in red colour in new version of Bible. I would like to know which scriptures have Jesus' Words. As far as I know, Mat, Mark, Luke, John have Jesus' Words, so I have to ...
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Did Jesus defend himself at his trial?

Jesus's prayer in the garden, where he asks God for this cup to pass from him, seems to imply that Jesus did not want to die. In the gospel of John, Jesus gives a defence to Pilate, "My kingdom is not ...
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What did Jesus mean when He said “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me”

Please note, I am not asking about the meaning of “I will draw all men to myself”. This has been answered in another question here: What is the Catholic interpretation of John 12:32? The New ...
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What kind of food is Jesus referring to at Luke 22:16?

We read at Lk 22:14-16 (NRSVCE): "When the hour came, he took his place at the table, and the apostles with him. He said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer;...
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Why did Jesus address Yahweh as God at the Cross?

Throughout the Gospels, we see Jesus addressing Yahweh as 'Father'. But we see at Matt 27:46 Jesus addressing the Father as `God': "And about three o’clock Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eli, Eli,...
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Does Paul ever actually quote Jesus anywhere as a primary source?

"Does Paul ever actually quote Jesus anywhere as a primary source" However, I came to that post because of my puzzlement regarding Hebrews 10:5-9. I believe Paul is generally considered the author ...
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How to harmonize teachings of Jesus and Paul about work?

Jesus: "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear ... Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about ...