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And he went and lived in a city called Nazareth, so that what was spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled, that he would be called a Nazarene. (Matthew 2:23) [ESV] In his book, Barney Kasdan states Matthew is using a midrash, which is "an interpretive act, seeking the answers to religious questions (both practical and theological) by plumbing the meaning ...


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The OP is correct in the sense that some disciples had no problem in Jesus' words, even though others mistook His words and thought He was commanding them to do something against their own Law (consume human flesh and blood). That same Law He came to fulfill. So, what is going on? Why did some remain, while others left? Some miss the Matthew question and ...


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Transubstantiaion vs. Consubstantiation There is an error in the question. The Latin Transubstantiation (or Greek Metaousios) is the term for the change of the substance of the Eucharistic elements (bread and wine), into the body and blood of Christ by the miracle of the same name, whereas Consubstantiation is the Lutheran doctrine that Christ is present ...


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In the Gospel of St. John we actually see a very strong reaction to this situation. 52 The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” 53 So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54 Whoever feeds on my flesh and ...


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Among the commandment of the Law is against adultery. Jesus says that you heard that it was said: you must not commit adultery, for he was quoting from the law. He continues, but I say to you that everyone who keeps on looking at a woman so as to have a passion for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. (Matthew 5:27, 28). We read that ...


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Let's look at the narrow context: Adultery 27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of ...


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