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Insufficient Authority This answer sheds light on the question: https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/5558/in-the-time-of-jesus-were-the-jewish-authorities-allowed-to-execute The Jews were not permitted to sentence a person to death without the consent of the governing Roman official. The above article (citing Josephus) shows how, after one ...


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Why aren't the Apostles called the Church Fathers? The term Church Fathers was coined by unknown Christian authors to refer to ancient and influential Christian theologians and writers of the Patristic Era who established the intellectual and doctrinal foundations of Christianity. The Church founded by Jesus Church is now some 2000 years. Churchmen have ...


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Christians who were Jews got into the temple by walking through the gates. Jewish men (who were circumcised), Jewish women and even Gentiles had their own areas within the temple where they were welcome. The Bible has different accounts of how Jesus and those who followed him were allowed free access into the temple. Jesus, his family members and others, ...


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Simply reading through the four gospel accounts and Acts gives a very clear picture indeed of a time of transition, a time of further revelation, a time of in-gathering, a time of fulfilled prophecy, a time of re-structuring . . . . . . . and a time of opposition, a time of conflict, a time of violent suppression, and a time of martyrdom . . . . . and the ...


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What were the ages of the Apostles Peter and John when Jesus was crucified? According to Catholic tradition St. Peter was the oldest person amongst the Apostles; while St. John was the youngest apostle. John the Apostle (6 AD– 100AD) was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus according to the New Testament. Generally listed as the youngest apostle, he was the ...


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Although the question starts out asking about religious movements that might differ from the Christian religion founded on the Apostles of Christ, it immediately delves into a New Age modern religion – Breatharianism. There is no connection whatsoever between Christianity and this New Age group. The fasting aspect is based on a form practiced by Tibetan ...


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I found the subtitle over at Snopes.com to be interesting: Claims about "breatharians," people purportedly living on light alone, do not offer proof that they survive this way. Now, let's compare that to one of my favorite verses from the Old Testament (emphasis mine): Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine ...


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In Acts chapters 3 and 4 we have a record of Peter's early preaching within the temple courts after a lame beggar was healed in Jesus' name: And when Peter saw it he addressed the people: “Men of Israel, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we have made him walk? The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and ...


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I'd assuming you want both affirmative and negative answers. If you do not confirm this, the moderator may delete all the negative answers. Jesus did not deny claiming to be God in this passage: 30 I and the Father are one.” 31 The Jews picked up stones again to stone him. 32 Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father; for ...


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To answer the OP question, the church fathers are called that because they were the ones who did hammer out the different heresies very early on. Between the bookends of the first and last apostles to die (James and John sons of Zebedee, aka sons of thunder as in the voice of God), the New Testament was written (some will argue even assembled). It does ...


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How did the early Christians and Apostles get into the temple? Shouldn't they have been stoned by the Jews for preaching Jesus as God? The answer seems to be quite simple: One of the disciples was known to the chief priests! Peter's First Denial 15Now Simon Peter and another disciple were following Jesus. Since that disciple was known to the high priest, he ...


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Thank you for adding that you are asking the question from an Islamic perspective. To quote your comment, “The disciples proclaiming Jesus as the Messiah is correct in Islam. But to claim a man is God is utterly false from the Islamic point of view. It makes sense that the disciples could proclaim Jesus as the Messiah. But if they were claiming he was God, ...


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A claim is a statement about something, which could, in theory, be supported with evidence. It is an assertion about the way things are, or were, or will be, or should be. Claims are, almost by definition, controversial, in the sense that not everyone agrees with them. That is why they require evidence. Evidence is the concrete facts used to support a claim. ...


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To add to what others have said: The early manuscripts consistently say just that the authors were "Mark" and "Luke" without further qualification. Papias (in an excerpt quoted by Eusebius) discusses Mark's role in recording Peter's preaching in the Gospel, but says nothing further about who this Mark was. Irenaeus clearly identifies Luke ...


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