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If "The Lord God will do nothing, but He revealth His secret unto His servants the prophets" Amos 3:7. What is the prophecy referenced in these verses? "When the fullness of time was come, God sent forth His son... "(Gal 4:4) "Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of ...


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When a Muslim asks "Is Jesus the last Prophet?" he means "Will there be any religious leaders coming after Jesus who will supplant him?" Jesus is the last Prophet in the sense that no religious leader will come after him to supplant him. The way of salvation that Jesus brings is the last way of salvation for mankind. In truth, the way of salvation ...


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First of all, I'm going to clarify your question: By "ontological change" I'm going to assume the meaning represented in this blog article about how St. Thomas understood the ontological change happening within the Sacraments of Eucharist, Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Order. So your question is about whether there is similar ontological change within ...


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What is meant by the expression that Jesus came in the fullness of time? In the Extraordinary Form of the Catholic liturgy, we can glean some of its’ meaning from the office of prime, when the readings of the martyrology are read for the next day. In the year, from the creation of the world, when in the beginning God created Heaven and Earth, five, ...


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There are some things about Jesus divinity which need be understood in consideration of your question. We must first understand that when we subscribe to the concept of the Trinity; we are accepting that Jesus is a third part of God. The other two parts of God being the Father and the Holy Ghost. Angels are not creatures with free will as are Mankind. Angels ...


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Human nature cannot be entirely destroyed by sin, and, as St. Thomas Aquinas writes in Summa Theologica III q. 89 a. 3, man can be restored to his former dignity by penance or even to a lesser, equal, or greater degree of virtue.


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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 say this. Therefore to have Michael or any other archangel rescue Jesus would be to go against the wishes of God the Father - which Jesus, in his obedience, did ...


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The fulness of the time refers to the 70 weeks of Daniel coming to completion. The Greek includes the word for "the", a definite article. But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, Gal 4:4 Fulness refers to completion, a filling up. Hence we look for some reference to that event. Seventy ...


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Galatians 4:1-3 gives us a clue as to what verse 4 means. I’m quoting from the New Living Translation Study Bible because it makes it very easy to understand: Think of it this way. If a father dies and leaves an inheritance for his young children, those children are not much better off than slaves until they grow up, even though they actually own ...


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James White discusses this in What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Qur'an. Here is the relevant quote with some emphasis added: One early source, the Tanwīr al-Miqbās min Tafsīr Ibn ’Abbās, directly connects the encounter with the Najran Christians with the text of Surah 4: Allah then revealed about the Nestorian Christians of Najran ...


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The answer is in the fact that Proverbs is writing of wisdom using personification. It is only because of this that it is applied to a person, namely the Son of God. The author of Proverbs is using poetic language (after all, "create me" before "[creation]" is a poetic and endearing way of saying God generated or 'begot,' you might say, from all eternity ...


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