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The Gospels states that John took Mary to "His own house" but the Gospel also give us a clue that John and his older brother James were very young by the way they behave. So from this, we can assume that John did not have his own house or wife or kids or estate but took Mary to his parents Salome and Zebedee house. Salome was Mary's younger sister ...


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You might have heard that the "Babylon" Peter refers to in 1Peter 5:13 is a code name for Rome as indicated in the writings of John in Revelation 18:2-3. This makes sense as the biblical Babylon was destroyed and desolated over 200 years before Peter wrote that letter. Another clue about Peter being in Rome with Paul at some point is when he writes ...


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Paul circumcised Timothy. This might be a clue that Timothy was younger than 16. Then Paul refers to him for his "youth"(1 Timothy 4-12). Jesus was around 30 when he started his ministry and no one said he was "young". This give us a clue that Timothy was around 25 when Paul ordained him as Bishop or overseer of a church at that young age....


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Simon Greenleaf, one of the principal founders of the Harvard School of Law and author of the 3 volume "A Treatise On The Law of Evidence", which is still considered a classic of American jurisprudence, also wrote a book entitled "An Examination of the Testimony of the Four Evangelists by the Rules of Evidence Administered in Courts of Justice....


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General sources of evidence for Wolfhart Pannenberg -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfhart_Pannenberg Lee Strobel -- The Case for Easter: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for the Resurrection Additional Evidence for The two words for love in John 21:15 has long been debated. The second word that Peter used is the verb whose noun form means friend. ...


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To answer, we have to understand "apostolic succession"; what it meant very early on and what it subsequently came to mean. Definition The early form of apostolic succession was the biblical idea that faithful men would teach the same to other faithful men. Paul taught Timothy and Titus (among others directly and via the written word) and ...


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I think your premise may be flawed. You ask about "Christians who reject animals existing >7,000 years ago", but that implies Young Earth Creationists, who reject anything (other than God, of course) existing more than 7,000 years ago. This means that they also reject any dating of any worldly substance (at least on Earth, but that's a whole ...


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To expand on GratefulDisciple's answer... ...the short version is that a lot of them don't. There are, as I see it, three-and-a-half options. GratefulDisciple already explained the "young-Earth Creationist" approach, which is to "reconcile" the two views by rejecting the Uniformitarianist worldview outright. There are many excellent ...


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Protestant reformers were at pains to argue that all they sought to do was restore the church to purity which had become corrupted in medieval times. They wanted to ensure that their teachings were not just in line with Scripture but with many of the church fathers e.g. Augustine. You will find that the writings of the reformers are full of quotes to many ...


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Are there or have there been Christian healing ministries that have documented healing cases with supporting medical records? The Catholic Church has a long tradition of accepting medical miracles as miraculous only after a lengthy investigation into the matter. Although the miraculous are now well documented, the files are generally not published for public ...


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Those creationist Christians typically place the "extinction event" in Noah's day, thus long after the fall of the historic Adam. An example is from the well-known Young Earth model defender, Institute for Creation Research, who published a rebuttal in their 2001 article Chicxulub and the Demise of the Dinosaurs written by one of their scholars: ...


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I have heard the following argument (which is not the traditional understanding of Christianly as far as I know): What is described here is not a physical event: i.e., not a literal physical coming out of the graves; it is rather a description of the resurrection. The resurrection here is being a spiritual revelation - which is a one Jesus speaks about for ...


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Not only didn't Patrick use a shamrock to explain the Trinity, he didn't even believe in the Trinity. Let's start with what most people think they know. We have been told that Patrick was a Catholic monk who brought the Trinity doctrine to the people of Ireland. And along the way he drove all the snakes from the Emerald Isle. He became so renowned that the ...


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Why does everyone keep missing the obvious? The early Celtic people were used to triad Gods and Goddesses as most of their Druidic deities had triple personas. Check it out! Further, they were taught that all things in nature came in threes like birth, life and death and sea, earth and sky. They were no strangers to the belief that three was a definition ...


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Has a notable militant non-Christian ever converted to Christianity due to a “Road to Damascus” experience? I suppose in the history of the Church, such things have happened. The question now is where to find the sources. All will depend on how one interpreted the phrase: a “Road to Damascus” experience? To start with I will begin with an Early Church ...


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I don’t know if anyone would describe Paul Jones (lead singer with U.K. band Manfred Mann 1962-1966) as a notable militant atheist, but he was asked to represent the atheist side in a televised debate against Cliff Richard, a well-known U.K. Christian pop star. "Basically, I argued against Christianity. I mean I was a rabid atheist at the time. I'd got ...


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Theories finding Babylonian origins for the Sabbath have fallen out of favor. See William W. Hallo, "New Moons and Sabbaths: A Case-study in the Contrastive Approach", Hebrew Union College Annual 48,1-18(1977). The Babylonian calendar was entirely oriented to the phases of the moon. The Israelite sabbath, all the evidence tells us, had nothing ...


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