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Before concluding with the answer, it's important to clear up a misconception in the question - that Jesus is God and this was taught in the temple. Does Jesus being the son of God make him God? Being called the son of God was made clear from his conception and birth. Luke 1:35 And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power ...


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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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OP is clearly looking at the first Christians (who were not called that yet) through a modern orthodox perspective, instead of an early to mid 1st century perspective. It took a half century or more for Jesus to be elevated to Godhood in Christian doctrine. A close reading of the NT, especially the Gospels, shows hints that Jesus wasn't considered the SOn of ...


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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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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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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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