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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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"Why did Jesus cause and allow the early Christians to be mistaken about the timeframe of His return?" I read an interesting booklet on this very topic a few decades ago. (I see someone offering it now on Amazon for only $149.00!) The Disciples were young men in their late teens or early twenties living in a society suppressed by the Roman Empire. Like ...


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According to Catholicism, How would Jesus have addressed St. Joseph? Neither the Scriptures nor tradition provides any record of Jesus addressing Joseph in any way, and the only recorded uses of “Father” by Jesus are in reference to God the Father. Jesus spoke of God the Father as “My Father” and He spoke to others about God as “your Father” but nowhere in ...


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I do not know if you have done this, but it is unfortunately common to read the Bible through the glasses of modern language and culture. This is too often a mistake. From Frederic W. Farrar,1 The Life of Christ (Dutton, New York, 1893) concerning John 2:4we read: "Woman, what have I to do with thee?" The words at first sound harsh, and almost repellent ...


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"Joseph, son of David" is how "the Angel of the Lord"* addressed him in Matt. 1:20. *traditionally understood to be St. Gabriel Angels are messengers / ambassadors of God, and it would be inconceivable that such an angel would address St. Joseph differently than how God (=Jesus) wanted him to address him.


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For people who believe in Jesus and not the devil, what happend in the desert? There are Christians who believe in Jesus, but not in a personal Devil. For example: the Christadelphians. Devil Christadelphians believe that the Satan or Devil is not an independent spiritual being or fallen angel. Devil is viewed as the general principle of evil and ...


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Modern Protestants generally believe that there are five individuals named James in the New Testament. James the brother of Jesus, eventual leader in Church of Jerusalem (Mark 6:3, Matthew 13:55, Acts 12:17, Acts 15:12-23, Acts 21:17-24, Galatians 2:7-9, 1 Corinthians 15:3-8, Galatians 1:19, Jude 1). James the son of Zebedee, an Apostle (Luke 6:13-16, Mark ...


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