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The New Testament books describing the life of Jesus: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John

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Yes and no. He preferred the gospel of John over the synoptic gospels, under his somewhat unusual view of revelational clarity within the canonical books. i.e. some books are more clear and powerful … , true, and chief gospel, and is far, far to be preferred over the other three and placed high above them. So, too, the epistles of St. Paul and St. Peter far surpass the other three gospels, Matthew …
answered May 17 '13 by Mike
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The Baptism of John was calling sinners to repentance. It was unusual in that it was treating the Jews as Gentiles. Everyone was considered impure and needing washing at the door-step of the New Coven …
answered Jun 30 '12 by Mike
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sources, etc. The reason why there is so much recent debate is unclear. For whatever reason the ‘similarities and differences’ between the gospels seem to appeal to the curiosity of men. People trying to …
answered Apr 4 '13 by Mike
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Some Jewish history explains that neither Enoch nor Elijah had sinned, and accordingly they did not die. The traditional expectation and view of Elijah were different from John the Baptist. First, El …
answered Jun 24 '12 by Mike
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We can tell from the gospels that Jesus 'looked like a Jew' as it was easy to tell that he did not look Samaritan. Therefore the question really asks what was the dress of the ancient Hebrews, as … evident within the gospels themselves, particularly Jesus, not all Jews dressed alike. When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” (His disciples had …
answered Oct 5 '12 by Mike
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The word Σατανα is always translated as Satan in the New Testament, at least in the ESV version that I have looked up. The following verses use this word to indicate Satan in the gospels: Matt 4 … ! For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.” Apart from the gospels it is also used as Satan as found in: Acts 26:18, 1 Cor 5:5, 2 Cor 2:11, 2 Cor 12:7, 2 …
answered Jan 14 '13 by Mike
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Only the Holy Spirit anoints offices in the church with miraculous gifts. It is best to think of 'gifts' as temporary and associated with a calling to an office and sanctification as permanent calling …
answered Apr 10 '13 by Mike