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Based on Luke 3:22 & 1:39-41, Genesis 1:2, the 'Holy Spirit' was already here, so who does John 16:7, 16:13-14, John 14:26 talk about?

Welcome to Stack Exchange Christianity. Enjoy your stay with us. The Holy Spirit. along with the Father and Son, possesses every attribute of God. He, like them, is omniscient, omnipresent, ...
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What is the origin of the tradition that Mary lived in Turkey after John took her there?

There seems to be only two historical possibilities as to where Mary ended the pilgrim journey on earth: Jerusalem or Ephesus? Historically, there are proponents to both sides of this question as can ...
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Why didn't Polycarp mention John in his Epistle?

Polycarp quotes more than a dozen books of the New Testament (source), including all 3 Synoptic Gospels. The absence of any quotation from the Gospel of John is sometimes used to discredit the claim ...
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What is the basis for the belief that the Apostle John died around AD 100?

The early testimony of Irenaeus Irenaeus of Lyons explicitly tells us that John was still living at the time of Emperor Trajan's accession (AD 98): [T]he Church in Ephesus, founded by Paul, and ...
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Why have Christians often had in their possession the Book of John as opposed to other books of the Bible?

There are at least a couple of differnt levels here. Why are the Gospels different? The Gospels, Matthew, Mark Luke and John are core to the Christian faith. Without the life and person of Jesus ...
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What happened to the apostle John after the Biblical account of his life ends?

What happened to the apostle John after the Biblical account of his life ends? Our Lord upon his Cross said these words to the Apostle St. John: 26When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the ...
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If John wrote the 4th Gospel, why did he not name himself or his brother?

If John wrote the 4th Gospel, why did he not name himself or his brother? St. John the Evangelist was a very humble, yet confident individual before God. Humility kept him from naming himself as ...
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Why is wine associated with St. John the Apostle?

The reason is: The Church provided a special blessing of wine in honor of the Saint. According to legend St. John drank a glass of poisoned wine without suffering harm because he had blessed it ...
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John the Disciple and John the Elder

It's possible that the two tombs mentioned are for the same person. Jerome writes that 2 and 3 John “are said to be the work of John the presbyter to the memory of whom another sepulchre is shown at ...
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Is there a written tradition that would explain why John the Evangelist is often depicted in art as effeminate?

Is there a written tradition that would explain why John the Evangelist is often depicted in art as effeminate? There seems to be no known written tradition to indicate this. In art, St. John is ...
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Why didn't Polycarp mention John in his Epistle?

Polycarp does quote from 1 John 4:3, which until recently was widely believed to be written by the same John who wrote the Gospel of John. “For whosoever does not confess that Jesus Christ has come ...
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Why has St. John or the three Nephites not come out in support of the LDS Church?

Scriptural considerations Why don't they come out and make a public declaration? They were specifically prohibited from doing so. In the same chapter cited in the OP (3 Nephi 28), it is said that the ...
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Is there a written tradition that would explain why John the Evangelist is often depicted in art as effeminate?

First of all, nothing could be farther than reality in so far as the 'stage arrangement'is concerned, than the Da Vinci painting of Last Supper. Table and chair were introduced to prominent eastern ...
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Why didn't Polycarp mention John in his Epistle?

Why didn't Polycarp mention John in his Epistle? Obviously, Polycarp felt he he no need to emphasize the fact in any of his writings. ”Ops guys, did I mention that I studied under the Apostles!” It is ...
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Has Mark 10:39 been fulfilled? Death of John

The Bible tells us in Revelation 1:9 that the apostle John was exiled for his faith late in life. However, given the apostle John was probably the last to die, there is nothing in the Bible about how ...
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Did Polycarp, the alleged disciple of John, know of and endorse the 4th gospel, three letters or Revelation as authentic writings of the apostle John?

While we have only fragments of Polycarp, we do know that both Irenaeus, who heard him, and knew his successor bishops in his own day, accepted the Gospel of John. He writes of his own having seen ...
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Why is wine associated with St. John the Apostle?

Granmirupa is correct. Going to add a little more info. According to the St. Anthony Messenger: BOOK "According to Francis X. Weiser in the Handbook of Christian Feasts and Customs (Harcourt ...
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Why some believe that Apocalypse will be triggered by The Temple of Solomon?

@Lesley is correct that there are specific details concerning this issue that are unique to individual Christian traditions. However, I believe I can answer your question on a basic level. What you're ...
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Did Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John write anything other than the Gospels?

In addition to Luke mentioning his "former treatise" in Acts, it is noteworthy that both the Gospel of Luke, and Acts of the Apostles are written in letter form, addressing Luke's acquaintance, one ...
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Who wrote the Book of Revelation?

Of course Revelation's author calls himself John, but your question is (at least largely) about the early external evidence on the identity of this John. The many references to the Apocalypse of John (...
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Apostle John lived in Ephesus - what sources claim that?

Irenaeus is the source of the idea the John lived in Ephesus. Irenaeus was born in 130 - at least 30 years after John died. He wrote Against Heresies in about 180 - it is this work where he makes ...
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Was the Apostle John's exile a major hardship?

John exile to Patmos was a way to get rid of him. They tried killing him by immersing him in boiling oil, but God preserved his life. I think more out of shock and fear, his Roman captors sent him to ...
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Did Mary, sister of Martha, anoint Jesus's feet on two different occasions, John 11:1-2 and John 12:2-5?

Imagine a biography in which a woman writes: That summer I stayed a week with June Armstrong. Her two brothers, Dean and Neil were there too, but we managed to ignore them. Neil was the one that ...
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What is the basis for the belief that Ignatius of Antioch knew the Apostle John?

What is the basis for the belief that Ignatius of Antioch knew the Apostle John? It is simply a tradition with a lower class “t”! Not all traditions are verifiable, although many are. This is not part ...
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What were the ages of the Apostles Peter and John when Jesus was crucified?

What were the ages of the Apostles Peter and John when Jesus was crucified? According to Catholic tradition St. Peter was the oldest person amongst the Apostles; while St. John was the youngest ...
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Is there a particular Catholic blessing for wine (outside of consecration)?

Is there a particular Catholic blessing for wine (outside of consecration)? Yes there is. In fact there is a very traditional one for Christmas. In the spirit of Catholic tradition there is a blessing ...
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What Christian denominations profess that they remain with 'that which was from the beginning' rather than 'progress' to a 'further revelation'?

That is a very important point – that the Reformation was not new revelation, but a return to what Christianity had been when the apostle John had emphasised the need to hold to that from the ...
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What is the basis for the belief that Ignatius of Antioch knew the Apostle John?

This excerpt comes from the Martyrdom of Iganatius or Martyrium Ignatii: And after a great deal of suffering he came to Smyrna, where he disembarked with great joy, and hastened to see the holy ...
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What is the basis for the belief that Ignatius of Antioch knew the Apostle John?

This information comes from Jerome. From his Chronicon: John the Apostle survived all the way to the time of Trajan: after whom his notable disciples were Papias, Bishop of Hieropolis, Polycarp of ...
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