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The Bible is known as ‘the word of God’, but the Son of God is called the Word of God (prior to incarnating as the virgin Mary’s child). The Bible tells us that the gospel IS the Word of God, in his person, and that the gospel is the good news about Jesus Christ (Mark 1:1, 1 Corinthians 9:12, 2 Corinthians 4:4, 2 Thessalonians 1:8). The written biblical ...


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Are John Schultz' commentaries useful? You ask if these commentaries are reputable or good. You express concern that they may be incorrect. My answer is basically a frame challenge. No commentary is trustworthy, when compared with the biblical texts they comment on. You will need to read sections on scripture you know well, and compare it to other ...


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There's a simpler argument, I think, than looking at the text of the New Testament to determine if the Old Testament laws apply (though the support from the NT is good). We can simply ask: Between which parties was the Mosaic covenant made? It should be pretty clear that the Mosaic covenant was made between the Jews and God. Exodus 24:8 says, Moses ...


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All of the Ten Commandments are still in force. Jesus discussed many of them in Matthew 5:17-48 and explicitly upheld them: 17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a ...


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To me it is not a matter of invalidation, but more the fact that Jesus Christ is a fulfillment of the Old Testament laws. He made it perfectly clear when asked a similar question: 37 Jesus said unto him, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And ...


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The law serves a good and honourable function - it is a schoolmaster to bring to Christ. It teaches us of our need of him. And then, it has done its work. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. [Galatians 3:24, KJV.] And then, if we believe, we are dead to it : Wherefore, my brethren, ye ...


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The whole letter to the Galatians is evidence the law has ceased in its ceremonial aspect, and the moral law has ceased in its condemning aspect for those who truly believe. But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage? 10 Ye observe ...


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Let us suppose that we wanted to keep all the commandments in the Torah. If we intended to do that, then we would need: A temple in Jerusalem All people that believed this would need to attend Jerusalem three times per year for the annual feasts We would need a Levitical priesthood We would need a high priest descended from Aaron We would also need a ready ...


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The Old Testament contains many commandments. Some of them the New Testament explicitly says are still in force. In Jesus' Sermon on the Mount he addresses some of these, including murder, adultery, and covetousness. Some of them the New Testament explicitly says are obsolete. That includes all regulations surrounding temple worship. As Jesus told the ...


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These are some of the verses I know... Those who showed kindness to the people who Christ considered as His brethren.. Matthew 25:32-40 ISV 32 All the nations will be assembled in front of him, and he will cull them out, one from another, like a shepherd separates sheep from goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right but the goats on his left. 34 “Then ...


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The Catholic Church mentions such a list in its’ martyrology. Before the amazing 4th century, Christians were parochial and even patriotic in their veneration of saints. Rome celebrated the martyrs who had died at Rome, Constantinople celebrated the martyrs who had died at Constantinople, Antioch celebrated the martyrs who had died at Antioch, and so on. ...


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You're not going to find a satisfying answer here, and Stack Exchange is not a discussion forum This site is dedicated to better understanding all of the denominations and traditions that consider themselves Christian. Among this site's participants are people who strongly believe theirs is the one true tradition while all others are wrong. We work to ...


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You are correct that humility, love, and forgiveness are key teachings of the Bible. However, additional points that I thought of after reading your question should be considered as well: There will be people proclaiming the name of Jesus and be convinced that they are doing the will of the Father, yet are actually not. See Matthew 7:21 & 23, and Titus ...


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I think no one needs be in any doubt that forgiveness, humility and love should be at the very core of the Christian life, and were at the core of Christ's teaching. Where those who call themselves Christians have not manifested these qualities it has either been because they are not truly Christian at all, or their faith has not yet had a full effect upon ...


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You are making the assumption that the history of Christianity involves God making commandments and then people immediately and invariably understanding them and following them. This is not the way it works. The Bible is in fact full of examples of people who did not follow God's will and commands, despite them having been taught. This is pretty much on a ...


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It's a little hard to tell what you're asking since as it was pointed out in the comments "Greek" in the Gospel usage as "neither Greek nor Jew". Which were the folks St. Paul set out to convert, much to St. Peter's initial chagrin. So I think you're wanting to read most of the Pauline Epistles All of which (Except Hebrews and Romans) are addressed to ...


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If your child does something wrong and they dont know you know about what they did then they will keep it to themselves, but when you ask them a question regarding what they did wrong then they will be scared and not know how to answer you without trying to lie and cover up what they did. So by asking questions is letting that person know you know what they ...


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In support of what Mac's Musings has already submitted, I found an article that I have quoted below in full (with permission). According to Luke 3:1, John the Baptist began his ministry in the 15th year of Tiberius Caesar’s reign. Tiberius was appointed as co-regent with Augustus in AD 11, and 15 years later would be AD 26. Jesus began His ministry ...


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I agree that this is a tricky question and the answer depends on the tradition to which the answerer belongs. Here is a simple, yet plausible scheme that not everyone will agree. In the Gospel of John, who appears to be quite careful about his time elements, we have a series of Jewish feasts mentioned. The most significant of these feasts for ...


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