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I would start with Deuteronomy 6:4-9 as the ground upon which to build your thesis Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall ...


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The Catechism reads: 599 Jesus' violent death was not the result of chance in an unfortunate coincidence of circumstances, but is part of the mystery of God's plan, as St. Peter explains to the Jews of Jerusalem in his first sermon on Pentecost: "This Jesus [was] delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God." This Biblical ...


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The reformed, evangelical, William Hendriksen has produced a wonderful commentary on the Gospel of John in which he spends a long time showing how in all of the Gospels, Jesus was crucified on the Friday. All of this post will be taken from Hendriksen's Commentary. [I agree with the OP, the crucifixion happened in 33 ad. Hendriksen believes it was 30 ad, ...


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Why are there fourteen stations of the cross? The simplest answer would be that for some it is believed that Mary, the Mother of Jesus started this tradition as such! The actual number of stations seems to be of no historical value or meaning. Modern stations of the cross have 15 stations. As such it is a tradition started by the Virgin Mary herself. There ...


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