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Jesus of Nazareth had been (supposedly) 'executed'. Actually he had yielded up his own life and 'expired', see all four gospels. As such, he was still 'in custody' and his body would, ordinarily, have been disposed of as an executed criminal. But Joseph of Arimathea 'begged', Mark 15:43, the body of Jesus from Pilate who gave permission to release the body ...


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From what little I understand, Mormonism offers one thing regarding salvation through Jesus Christ that is not only different from Biblical teaching but is diametrically opposed. The Bible teaches that God the Father is eternally, infinitely unchangeable; that He always has been and always will be the same...from everlasting to everlasting. He did not ...


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Does the delayed burial of Jesus attest to the fact that he had no close relatives other than his mother? Before going into this question let us first see what St. John states in his Gospel. St. John was the only Apostle to witness the Crucifix of Jesus. The others had abandoned Jesus through fear of the Roman and Jewish authorities. 30 Jesus therefore, ...


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In answer to the OP, no, the delay in burial does not attest to the fact of no close relatives. Rather, it attests to two other things. One was the fact that Jesus had been tried as a criminal, found guilty, and hung on the cross by some very powerful people. Who would stand up? Two was the fact that the authorities did not know Jesus had actually died ...


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How does the Catholic Church reconcile the two different narratives of behavior of the thieves in Calvary as reported in Mt 27 and Lk 23? A little background information is helpful before continuing on. The Penitent Thief, also known as the Good Thief, Wise Thief, Grateful Thief or the Thief on the Cross, is one of two unnamed thieves in Luke's account of ...


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Has the Catholic Church taken cognizance of the theory that the terminal cause of Jesus's death on the cross was heart-failure? The short answer is no! Crucifixion was a torture in itself to deliberately produce death. However some Catholic physicians have written on the minuet causes of what the crucified actually died of. In his book, A Doctor at Calvary: ...


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What is the basis that He died of heart failure? Although, most likely the severe psychological trauma in the garden of Gethsemane took a physical toll, so did the multiple trials, the crown of thorns on his head, carrying the cross to the hill. 37 And Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and breathed His last. 38 Then the veil of the temple was torn in two ...


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