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The genealogy of Jesus Christ, documented both by Matthew and Luke in their gospel accounts shows that he was born of Mary and was descended from both Abraham, the father of all the Hebrews, and descended from David the principal King of Israel. The whole history of the Old Testament records God's dealings with Israel and his unfolding purpose which was ...


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The Book of Acts chronicles the events of the early church. In that book, the followers of Jesus are called: followers of The Way (Acts 9:2) Christians (Acts 11:26) members of the sect of the Nazarenes (Acts 24:5) It seems likely that it was non-Christians who applied these three labels to the Christians, and the second one stuck. This second name was ...


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What Charities Did Jesus Contribute To? Apart from the obvious that we may never know, there is one who profited from the common purse: Judas! Judas was in fact the money-man for Jesus and his Apostles. The purse was certainly used to added Jesus and the Apostles with their personal needs. 28 Now no one at the table knew why he said this to him. 29 Some ...


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Jesus said : But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly. [Matthew 6:3,4 KJV] So even if one managed to get the right hand and the left hand in a room together, there could be no corroboration for neither one was ...


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Was there silence in heaven when our Lord and Saviour was crucified? There was a profound silence of contemplation and adoration amongst the heavenly Angels before the august mysteries that were unfolding at Calvary. Amongst the heavenly hosts or angels, there was a profound sense of awe during the Crucifixion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Thus an eerie ...


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"Christian" comes from the Greek Χριστιανος (Christianos), and roughly translates to "Messians," i.e. those who follow either "the Christ" or "that Christ fellow" (i.e. depending on whether it originated among Jews who identified as followers of the promised Christ, or originated as a pejorative term for the troublesome 'new sect' who follow the convicted ...


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I think it's best to start by eliminating some wrong answers. Jesus's healing power is not dependent upon the recipient's faith Jesus healed people who either did not know who he was (John 9) or who otherwise had no expectation of being healed (John 5), and we know that true faith is not possible without first knowing the object of your faith (Heb 11:6). ...


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Commenting on John 1:31, St. Thomas Aquinas explains "the statement of John the Baptist that he did not know Jesus" by saying that he […] precludes an erroneous conjecture from his testimony. For someone might say that John bore witness to Christ because of his affection for him, coming from a special friendship. And so, excluding this, John says, And ...


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