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In the New Catholic Bible, is Isiaiah 9:5 speaking about Jesus, and who is the Wonderful Counsellor?

In the New Catholic Bible, is Isiaiah 9:5 speaking about Jesus, and who is the Wonderful Counsellor? In Catholic thought and tradition, the reference to the Wonderful Counsellor is no other than Jesus ...
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Did Jesus hear people's confessions while He was living on the Earth?

Most typically we see Jesus already knowing what is in a person's heart and it is requests for healing that provoke a proclamation that sins are forgiven. Confessing one's sinfulness, as in Luke 5:8: ...
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Did Jesus hear people's confessions while He was living on the Earth?

There is no mention of Christ hearing people's confessions in the Gospels. Also, Christ did not baptize (John 4:2) during His ministry on Earth. St. John the Baptist and, afterwards, Christ's ...
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What are we to understand from Jesus committing his spirit into the Father's hands?

In front of me is a book published by an avowedly non-trinitarian group, which gives its own understanding of what Jesus meant in Luke 23:46. This comes under the heading "Spirit", sub-...
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What are we to understand from Jesus committing his spirit into the Father's hands?

What are we to understand from Jesus committing his spirit into the Father's hands? And Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." Having said ...
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How can Matthew 2:18 be fulfilled prophecy if Ramah is north of Jerusalem and Bethlehem is south?

Dual-fulfillment prophecy This is a dual-fulfillment prophecy - that is, the prophet states something that will happen more than once, such as having a temporal fulfilment and a spiritual fulfilment, ...
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Did Jesus Christ appear in the Old Testament in bodily form?

According to the Gospels, no, Jesus was not alive in the OT. Did he appear bodily? No. Does John 1:1-3 mention Jesus? No. We are told when and how Jesus originated, from Mary and God’s spirit. He is ...
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Did Jesus Christ appear in the Old Testament in bodily form?

The short answer is "yes" (for many denominations, but certainly not all). Part of Jesus's mission was to reveal the Father to the world. Until that time, YHWH (or JHVH) was the only God ...
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Can Christians have a right to defend themselves?

Can Christians have a right to defend themselves? The short answer is absolutely, either on an individual basis or at a national level! That does not mean some choose to be pacifists. Exodus 22 gives ...
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Can Christians have a right to defend themselves?

Hmm, while this question makes one to think relatively to the scriptures, one would also note that there are certain times that being a "pacifist" (to put it likely) would not suffice, ...
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Did Jesus Christ appear in the Old Testament in bodily form?

I'm going to address your question but I am going to edit it for reasons of clarity. If your not satisfied with the edit you can change it. Yes, Jesus Christ did appear frequently in the Old Testament ...
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Can Christians have a right to defend themselves?

Your friend has a point and while the majority of Christians teach that it is acceptable to use violence to defend yourself, this is not true of all churches. The historic Peace Churches teach that ...
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Can Christians have a right to defend themselves?

Summary YES, Christians have the right to defend themselves. When understood correctly, the verses cited don't negate this right but to show examples of the right mindset when defending ourselves, i....
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Can Christians have a right to defend themselves?

"Turn the other cheek" is an extremely misunderstood piece of scripture. In this and surrounding verses, Jesus lists examples of humiliations that could perfectly legally be imposed on his ...
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Can Christians have a right to defend themselves?

In Matthew 5:9 Jesus uses the word ῤαπίζω, rhapizo, Strong 4474 meaning to 'slap the face' or 'box the ears' as might happen in a rather mild assault. In this case, Jesus says to turn the other cheek. ...
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Was Jesus Christ a refugee?

Jesus was not treated as a political refugee during his public life, and during his trial . See John 18: 28-31 : Then the Jewish leaders took Jesus from Caiaphas to the palace of the Roman governor. ...
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Did Jesus descend into hell in his living body?

It is significant that Jesus referred to himself as "the Son of man" in the Jonah statement (Matthew 12:40). He was speaking of a matter to do with his humanity, whereas his activity after ...
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Was Jesus Christ a refugee?

It seems unfortunate that so many automatically think of the political meaning of a refugee being a person who flees his own country (or home) to seek refuge elsewhere, as an alien - no longer of ...
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Was Jesus Christ a refugee?

If a person deliberately, with planning and complete foreknowledge, enters enemy territory in order to rescue those who are being held captive there, can that person truly be considered a refugee? ...
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Was Jesus Christ a refugee?

Although Jesus's family could arguably be a refugee while Herod tried to kill babies and children under two years old (Matt 2:12-15), for the rest of his ministry I don't think Jesus qualifies to be ...
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Was Jesus Christ a refugee?

The answer comes down to if the Roman Empire was one nation or a collection of individual nations. According to Crisis Management professionals, in order to be called a "refugee", you have ...
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Was Jesus Christ a refugee?

Indeed he was. He fled his home as an infant. It is also worth noting that he was arguably homeless throughout his ministry. "The son of man has no place to lay his head". Matthew 8:20.
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Was Jesus Christ a refugee?

Because Jesus never left the Roman empire (that we know of), the most technically correct term to use in modern English would be internally displaced person: An internally displaced person (IDP) is ...
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Was Jesus Christ a refugee?

Yes, Jesus was a refugee multiple times. 1. Egypt If you're forced to leave your home in the middle of the night (Matt. 2:14) because the government wants to kill you (Matt. 2:16), and you have to ...
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Was Jesus Christ a refugee?

A standard definition of 'refugee' is "a person who flees for refuge or safety, especially to a foreign country, as in time of political upheaval, war, etc." Jesus' family fled for safety ...
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Was Jesus Christ a refugee?

Was Jesus Christ a refugee? By definition, Jesus was in fact a refugee for several months or years? In fact the whole Holy Family were refugees when they fled to Egypt in order to flee from Herod the ...
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Did Jesus descend into hell in his living body?

Did Jesus descend into hell in his living body? The short answer is no. Some Creeds say ”Christ descended to the dead” (Descensus Christi ad Inferos) without interpreting the words meaning. Christ, in ...
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Can Jesus' death be considered as a suicide?

All legal courts seem to recognise the difference between, say, a soldier voluntarily proceeding on a mission that is virtually guaranteed to end in his death, and in an individual deciding to throw ...
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Did Jesus' body stay warm in the tomb?

Did Jesus' body stay warm in the tomb? The short answer is no! Christians , including Catholics, believe that Jesus truly died on the Cross. It is hard to speak of Our Lord’s body as in being a ...
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Did Jesus have a choice?

What was the required response in the Garden? Adam had to resist eating of the wrong tree. God’s will was for Adam to eat of any other tree. To eat of the wrong tree, by following temptation, was ...
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Did Jesus have a choice?

Could Jesus have opted to not go to the cross and still remain sinless? Or would that have been a sign of disobedience? Did He have a choice or not really? Disobedience is a sin, and if Jesus opted ...
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Did Jesus have a choice?

Yes. Jesus' sacrifice was voluntary. Luke records Jesus saying in Gethsemane: Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. (Luke 22:42) This act ...
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Did Jesus have a choice?

Short answer Because Jesus is 100% human as well as 100% God, Jesus has a fully human will in his human nature. Just like us, Jesus had free will at every turn. Going to the cross was a completely ...
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Why does St. Peter use the phraseology "killed by hanging on a tree" while referring to the crucifixion of Jesus?

OP: why does St. Peter use the phraseology "killed by hanging on a tree" while referring to the crucifixion of Jesus? The word "hanging" means this. Outline of Biblical Usage [?] ...
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Which lamb in the Old Testament is Jesus equated to?

Which lamb in the Old Testament is Jesus equated to? St. John the Evangelist notes St. John the Baptist’s testimony about Jesus in his Gospel (Jn 1:29) as the Lamb of God: ”The next day, John saw ...
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Why does St. Peter use the phraseology "killed by hanging on a tree" while referring to the crucifixion of Jesus?

There is also a not-theological reason: Peter and the Apostles were presumably speaking Hebrew or Aramaic in this instance (seeing as they were Jews from Judea, speaking to a Jewish council). The ...
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Why does St. Peter use the phraseology "killed by hanging on a tree" while referring to the crucifixion of Jesus?

There are multiple references to hanging on a tree in the O.T. Dt. 21:22-23 says "If a man have committed a sin worthy of death.. and thou hang him on a tree, [take him down] that day; (for he ...
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Why does St. Peter use the phraseology "killed by hanging on a tree" while referring to the crucifixion of Jesus?

The phrase "hanging him on a tree (wood)" (κρεμάμενος επί ξύλου, suspendentes in ligno) occurs in Acts 5:30 and 10:39 (cf. Galatians 3:13). Callan, O.P., Acts of the Apostles p. 41 says on ...
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