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Luke 2:21-24 documents that Jesus was circumcised on the 8th day after his birth, and his parents offered a sacrifice at the temple which is necessary for a firstborn son, according to the Law of Moses. 21 After eight days, when it was time to circumcise him, he was named Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived. 22 Also, when the time ...


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The Bible tells us that after Jesus was baptised in the Jordan (Matthew 3:13) he was led by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness and fasted for forty days and nights. The purpose of this period of total fasting was to prepare him for the ministry that would change the world. Satan offered Jesus alternatives to God’s plan, compromises that would satisfy His ...


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God gave detailed instructions on how and when animal sacrifices were to be offered to cover sin. The underlying principle is that blood has to be shed for the forgiveness of sins: Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins (Hebrews 9:22). This was to continue until ...


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There are some excellent answers to this question, and my post is simply to keep things simple in an attempt to show, from the Bible, the legitimacy of the claim that Jesus is a descendant from David through his biological mother, Mary. Matthew 1:1-16 traces Jesus’ genealogy through the line of Joseph (and his father Jacob) to David. Joseph was not Jesus’ ...


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It is a virtual mathematical certainty that Jesus was a biological descendent of David. Let's consider the genealogist's dilemma. The Math Go back one generation--your parents--you have 2^1 (2 to the first power) of them Go back 10 generations--your 8th great-grandparents--you have 2^10 of them Go back 20 generations--your 18th great-grandparents--you have ...


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How could Jesus be descended from the royal line of David if he was born of the Virgin Birth? The answer to this question if in the form of legality that Joseph was indeed of the house of David. The purpose of the genealogy in Matthew’s gospel is to demonstrate that Jesus is “the son of David, the son of Abraham,” that is, the legal heir of both of these ...


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The first consideration needs to be, ‘What IS a perfect sacrifice?’ That is, from God’s point of view. The second consideration needs to be, ‘Why must Jesus be human to be a perfect sacrifice?’ The third consideration needs to be, ‘Why must Jesus also be God to be a perfect sacrifice?’ 1 – What IS a perfect sacrifice? God provides the answer in the Bible, ...


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I wonder if the quotation you used is correct? You wrote, "...blood that will be shed by many of you for the forgiveness of sins." There are different Bible translations of this passage, but all I have seen are clear that Jesus was referring to His own blood being poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. You may not have quoted the priest ...


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The phrase you quoted is part of what Jesus said to His apostles at the Last Supper, when He instituted the Eucharist. The part about "shed for the forgiveness of sins" is Jesus's prediction of what was going to happen the next day at Calvary.


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There are so many questions arising from Scripture where the answer from God really is, "Because I said so." I find that I dislike this response only slightly less than when I was a child and yet God is not obligated to explain further. I imagine being at Jericho - "Why must we march around this city for 6 days and then 7 times on the 7th day?...


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If Jesus were only a sinless man, we would still have a great problem. His death would be good for only one man; in fact, it would be good for only one sin. God requires man to die because of sin—even one sin. Suppose in your entire life you committed only one sin. As a sinless man, Jesus could die as a substitute for that sin. But if you were to sin again ...


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As the OP states, the Old Testament atonement was a spotless animal. What is missing, however, is the fact that this could happen daily for sin. And it is annually at the Day of Atonement. Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an ...


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