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Is Jesus the last Prophet?

The idea of the last prophet or the last revelation is not a Christian concept. Notice what a prophecy is “knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own ...
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Are these assertions about Christ correct?

No, the conclusions are not correct. The line of reasoning underlying this homily amounts to a conflation of metaphors. We are Christ This one is tolerably permissible. It's a truncation of "We ...
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Why didn't the Archangel Michael save Jesus when he was crucified?

Jesus' main purpose in coming to earth was to die on the cross in order to redeem mankind from their sins. He attests to this in a number of places in the Bible, and other writers of scripture also ...
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What is the earliest use of the phrase "God the Son"?

This question is complicated, of course, by the fact that we must work with translations of the original texts in order to find this wording. However, at least three second-century authors use this ...
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According to Orthodox Christianity, did God die on the cross at Calvary?

From the Orthodox POV, the answer is unequivocally yes. The Orthodox understand John 1:14 literally: And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only ...
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Is Jesus the last Prophet?

If you take the book of Revelation in chronological order, Revelation 11 says there's at least two more prophets to come before Jesus makes his direct return in chapter 19 3And I will appoint my two ...
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Trinitarian Christianity and Numbers 23:19 - Was Jesus a man?

This is not a very good Trinitarian objection for a number of reasons. First, the incarnation occurred at a definite point in history. As the Nicene/Constantinopolitan creed states, "[He] was made man....
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How do Trinitarians explain that Jesus himself claims He is a man who has heard things from God at John 8:40?

It's a common misapprehension that Trinitarians do not believe the Jesus was a man. However they do believe that. The core of Trinitarian belief is that Jesus is both Man and God. Also God the Son ...
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What is the Biblical basis for the belief that Michael is not Jesus?

The "archangel" Michael is named in only three books in the Bible: in Daniel, Revelation, and Jude. While what Daniel and Revelation say about Michael is compatible with the idea that ...
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Did God the Son become flesh?

"God the Son" as the 2nd person of the Trinity The construct "God the Son" is the name for the 2nd person of the Trinity, referring to Jesus. The concept of Trinity itself grew in the early church ...
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How do Trinitarians explain Jesus' response to the scribes and Pharisees at Luke 5:20-24?

In Trinitarian theology, Jesus is both God and Man, so the title "Son of Man" isn't incorrect in that regard. Throughout Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus generally encourages the "...
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If Jesus is God then how could he die?

This is where the doctrine of the hypostatic union is essential. Jesus the Son of God is one person, but he has two natures: the divine nature, and a human nature. The two natures cannot be divided, ...
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Is Jesus the last Prophet?

It appears that many of the answers posted here interpret the word "prophet" in a literal sense, taking it to mean "a person who receives a divine revelation." However, it seems to me that you're ...
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What is the Biblical Basis for Christ returning with a physical body at the Second Coming?

Question: Will Christ at the second coming be made of flesh? Answer: Yes. This is what the Bible says: It is true that “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14). The Word gave up the ...
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How do Trinitarians who argue the 'ego eimi' at John 8:58 ought to be translated 'I AM' explain the lack of reactions to the same phrase?

The literal meaning of "ego eimi" is simply "I am" (Ego = I; eimi = am). It is not "I am he" or "I am the one" or so on. That is, the original Greek contains no ...
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How do Christians respond to the criticism that Jesus of Nazareth did not bring world peace?

How Christianity and Judaism interpret Isa 2:4 differently Christianity and Judaism interpret Isa 2:4 differently. For Christians, the condition described in Isa 2:4 will happen only when everyone ...
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Can Muslims be considered Muslims and Christians at the same time in the sight of God?

What are specifically Christian teachings Most religions agree with Jesus's teachings such as loving God, loving fellow human beings, forgiving enemies, almsgiving for the poor and downtrodden, ...
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What are the predominant Christian views on whether Jesus had to specifically die by crucifixion? Could he have chosen another kind of death?

I am mostly familiar with the evangelical perspective, which I think is shared with mainstream Protestant denominations, since they all rely on Bible evidence alone (instead of relying on the writings ...
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Is Jesus the only son of God?

1. Jesus is uniquely begotten from the Father, and so is uniquely the Son of God in that sense. See Luke 1:35 "The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most ...
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How do those who hold Jesus = God in the Trinitarian sense account for Paul's reticence to state this clearly and consistently?

To summarize, your question is twofold: In the Pauline Corpus... Why wasn't Paul bold (or why was he reticent)? Why wasn't Paul clear about Jesus' Divinity? Let's look at question 2 first: Why wasn'...
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What is the Biblical basis for the belief that Jesus is Michael?

The explanations by Jehovah's Witnesses (such as this one) has been linked in other answers but I wanted to provide below summary of the 3 points that I feel together provide the clearest evidence on ...
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What is the biblical basis for Jesus' eternal pre-existence (as opposed to having been created a long time ago)?

John clearly and logically makes four statements : In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. [John 1:1,2 KJV] 'In the ...
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How do Trinitarians understand what it means for Jesus to grow 'in favor' with God?

According to Philippians 2 we are to have within ourselves the same mind that was in Christ Jesus. So then Jesus had, in himself, the mind that: Though he was in the form of God He did not cling onto ...
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What is the biblical basis for Jesus having two natures?

The two natures of Jesus Christ is a fairly natural conclusion when we consider what the New Testament says about him. Firstly, it's clear that Jesus has a human nature: he has a physical body, he ...
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If Jesus was God (the famous John 1:1), why was He exalted to a higher position?

The humbling of the Son of God, and then his exaltation in humanity, is explained in Hebrews 2:9. The literal translation demonstrates the sequence of events : ... but who little some than angels ...
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How do those who hold Trinitarian doctrine existed from the earliest days of the church explain the lack of debate about it in the New Testament?

I’ll make two points that serve to give us grounds for strongly doubting this argument. Arguments from silence, especially in regard to the Biblical text or other ancient texts, fail because they don’...
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Rev 3:14. Jesus seems to be claiming to be a creature?

Revelation 3:14 is sometimes used to claim that the Son of God, the Christ, the Word, the 'Amen', was created. For example, one version takes the liberty of reading, "These are the things that ...
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How did Jesus figure out he is God?

That is not a question the Bible directly addresses, but it certainly is one that people have pondered for centuries. Going back to Philip Melanchthon (1497-1560) he wrote that "We do better to ...
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Why is the Bible seemingly silent on the love which the God the Son has for God the Father?

I believe that the answer to this is something related to the narrative's approach. We can infer from what we know about the godhead, that the Son loves the Father, but the focus in the gospels ...
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