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How do Christians respond to the criticism that Jesus of Nazareth did not bring world peace?

How Christianity and Judaism interpret Isa 2:4 differently Christianity and Judaism interpret Isa 2:4 differently. For Christians, the condition described in Isa 2:4 will happen only when everyone ...
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How do Mormons interpret Isaiah 43:10?

First, it's important to take that scripture in context so going through verse 12 reads: Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, ...
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How do opponents of penal substitutionary atonement theory handle Isaiah 53?

Well I am an opponent of penal substitution and can give an answer that I believe is within the bounds of Eastern Orthodox tradition. Note the part where the verse says: "yet we considered him ...
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Joseph Smith Translation of verses in Isaiah 42 vs the Great Isaiah Scroll

Probably. It's kind of complicated. First to re-iterate the intro to the JST The Lord inspired the Prophet Joseph Smith to restore truths to the King James Bible text that had become lost or ...
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Apparent contradiction between Isaiah 44 and Psalm 82

If you interpret gods in Psalm 82 in the metaphorical sense, the contradiction evaporates. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: Over the centuries, Israel's faith was able to manifest and ...
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According to Jehovah's Witnesses, does Jesus make the same claim as God, that he is the "first and the last,"?

Although you specifically ask about the designation ‘First and Last’, there is a clear biblical link to that and the oft-concurrent designation ‘Alpha and Omega’, which is abundantly clear in the book ...
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How do non-trinitarians explain Isaiah 43:11 taking into account its immediate context?

Non-Trinitarian Perspective Having studied this issue thoroughly for several years, my view shifted from a Trinitarian perspective to a non-Trinitarian viewpoint, so what follows is one person's non-...
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When a person is described as a Davidide, what is being said about that person?

Isaiah chapter 11 is about the heir to David’s throne. It is a Messianic prophecy. Psalm 72 reflects on the prospects of David’s royal line and on Zion. The surpassing righteousness and domination ...
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How do Trinitarians explain Titus 1:3 & 4 in light of Isaiah 43:11?

There are many dimensions to salvation. All three persons of the Trinity participate. "Before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me." How can this be true? The Son and ...
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Isaiah 25:6 "On this mountain, the Lord of Heavenly Forces"

The epithet "Lord of Heavenly Forces" translates yhwh ṣĕbāʾôt. The phrase consists of the name yhwh – the tetragrammaton – in construct with the plural noun ṣĕbāʾôt, traditionally "hosts" ...
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Why is beating one's breast used to show sadness and guilt?

The basic idea is that of "smiting oneself." As Howard Marshall puts it, commenting on Luke 18:13: The breast or heart is regarded as the seat of sin, and hence the act is one of grief or ...
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How do opponents of penal substitutionary atonement theory handle Isaiah 53?

This answer is based on the theology and Bible interpretations written by the Christian theologian Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), which are accepted in the "New Church" or Swedenborgian ...
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Isaiah 14:6: ESV vs NKJV

The translation asserting that Deity 'is persecuted' appears to come from the KJV of 1611. Neither the Coverdale 1535, The Matthew's 1537, The Great Bible 1539, The Geneva Bible 1560 or The Bishop's ...
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How do the Jehovah's witnesses reconcile Isaiah 44:24 with their belief that Jesus is the only direct creation of God?

First, the Jehovah's Witness teaching that there was a time when Jehovah God was utterly alone, before he created - as the first and only direct creation he ever made - the Word of God, also known as ...
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According to Jehovah’s Witnesses what does the name Immanuel mean in light of their belief that Jesus is a created being and not God?

The name Im·manʹu·el means "With Us Is God", and Jehovahs Witneses (JWs) believe that is the translation of that name it-1 pp. 1187-1189. Not necessarily everyone with that name is a god, ...
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According to Jehovah’s Witnesses what does the name Immanuel mean in light of their belief that Jesus is a created being and not God?

Although "Insight on the Scriptures" was published in 1988, and Jehovah's Witnesses [JWs] are encouraged to use Watchtower Society literature produced after 2000, it's good to see that a JW ...
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Extra-biblical evidence of "Joshua's long day" and "Hezekiah’s sign"?

In the Bible, Joshua 10:12-14 states that both the sun and the moon appeared to ‘stand still’, giving Joshua enough time to complete the battle and so to defeat the Amorites. Verse 13 says this was ...
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How do Christians respond to the criticism that Jesus of Nazareth did not bring world peace?

Jesus said: Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. (Matthew 10:34) Matthew 22 also has this parable: Jesus spoke to them again in ...
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How do Christians respond to the criticism that Jesus of Nazareth did not bring world peace?

And it shall come to pass in the last days ... - Isaiah 2:2 Christians do not consider that the last days such as are described in Joel chapter 3, for instance, have necessarily come in any final ...
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How did the Virgin Birth of Jesus prove to be a “sign” as prophesied in Is 7:14?

It was for our benefit Many of the Old Testament scriptures regarding the Messiah were actually for the benefit of Christians after the resurrection, as per 1 Peter 1:10-12: 1 Peter 1:10-12 CSB ...
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How did the Virgin Birth of Jesus prove to be a “sign” as prophesied in Is 7:14?

Mary's virginity and conception of Jesus by the Holy Spirit are not circumstances that were published abroad until after the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus. Indeed, Joseph's entire ...
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According to LDS, why doesn't omniscient God know about the existence of any other Gods?

The short answer to the OP’s question is God does know about other gods, and there is thus no violation of Omniscience. How then does this not contradict Isaiah? Context is key. Before we dive in to ...
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According to Jehovah's Witnesses, does Jesus make the same claim as God, that he is the "first and the last,"?

Answer Summary: I'm not certain this speaks for Jehovah's Witnesses as a whole, but the method of interpreting these references to being "first and last" by some adherents seems to involve ...
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Did the Christian bible corrupt Isaiah verse 8:23

I did not watch the entirety of Rabbi Singer's video, so my answer here is based largely on the information provided in the OP, which asks the question, "Did the Christian bible [sic] corrupt Isaiah 8:...
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Can you explain the conflict between 2 Corinthians 5:10 and Isaiah 43:25?

There is no contradiction when we understand the nature of the "judgment seat" of Christ. That seat is in contrast to the "great white throne". For we [believers] must all appear before the ...
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According to the Catholic Church, did Jesus fulfil the prophesy of Isaiah by being buried in a tomb hewn in rock?

The Catholic Church has very few dogmatic interpretations of Scripture. This means that as in the case of most texts, there is the possibility for various explanations within the realm of acceptable ...
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Why is Jesus the Son called the Father in Isaiah 9:6?

Simply, our Lord Jesus is the father of his people, though not The Father. It is a title of leadership of all the people of God. I'm not adding anything to Monika's accepted answer, just removing ...
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Why is Jesus named the Prince of Peace instead of the King of Peace?

If we read the same passage (Isaiah 9:6) in different translations, for instances KJV, WEB, AMP, ASV, they all have «(The) Prince of Peace». Then, we can read in Revelations 1:5 [KJV] And from ...
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Since there is only one God who is not formed then how can the Jehovah’s Witnesses claim that Jesus is a created god?

You have unintentionally, I suggest, created a straw man argument by overlooking the usage of the word before, as found in the passage you cite from Isaiah 43. Jehovahs Witnesses do not believe Jesus ...
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Since there is only one God who is not formed then how can the Jehovah’s Witnesses claim that Jesus is a created god?

Jesus is not a created god anymore than the men who were called gods in psalm 82:6 by Jehovah were created gods. The context of Isaiah 43:10 is important in understanding what is being said by God ...
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