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To find the answer, we have to spread the net wider, broaden the context of the topic. All this while, we have understood the Gospel to mean good news for Jews, but now we should consider the possibility that it is good news to non believers too. A clue is found in Acts 17:18, where the presence of Stoics and Epicureans ignites the interest of Paul. We will ...


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Correction – just because “even the most liberal Christians say that sin is inescapable,” that does not mean that Jesus cannot save people from sin, particularly the consequences of sin. Another flawed argument is the suggestion that if there is no Hell then Jesus can’t save people from God. Regardless of what people think hell might or might not be, every ...


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It did not just happen that Jesus was sleeping in the storm. In fact, the storm was too strong and it might have thrown the boat back and forth such that no one would have had the nerve to sleep, yet Jesus was sleeping – certainly, it happened for a good reason. At the end of the story, Jesus calmed the storm and questioned the faith of His disciples. The ...


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Luke records in Acts 9 that Paul heard Jesus say "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? It is hard for you to kick against the pricks." Additionaly, if you interpret "lord" to refer to Jesus in 2 Cor 12:7, then Paul also quoted Jesus as saying "my grace is sufficient for you." These Paul seem to be the sole source of that statement. There are also several ...


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Matthew 12:1 St. Thomas Aquinas's commentary on Matthew 12:1 gives two reasons for their hunger: The disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck the ears of grain. Here two things should be considered: first, the need, because they were hungry. And why? Because they were poor; hence 1 Corinthians (4:4): "Even to this hour we hunger and thirst.....


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Considering the fact that men were admonished to wear underclothing when going up steps so as not to have anyone catch a glimpse of what lies beneath, I think it's safe to say that Jesus did not strip naked! Also, it is written that he took his outer garment off, which seems to suggest that he probably had an undergarment that went with it.


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Here's my take: Jesus has different reasons in different circumstances to use this reference. Sometimes to keep "a secret", delay an event, or to allude to Daniel. Here's my example: In all three Gospels he takes his disciples aside to predict his death. He speaks in third person. (Mt 20:17, Mark 10:32, Luke 18:31). But just a few chapters earlier he says ...


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Does Hebrews ever quote Jesus verbatim? Hebrews 10:1-9 (DRB) For the law having a shadow of the good things to come, not the very image of the things; by the selfsame sacrifices which they offer continually every year, can never make the comers thereunto perfect: 2 For then they would have ceased to be offered: because the worshippers once cleansed should ...


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Does Paul ever actually quote Jesus anywhere as a primary source? The short answer is possibly. Since Paul was not a personal witness of Jesus' words, how could he quote him directly from his public ministry. However, St. Paul is possibly seen as quoting Jesus on the Road to Damascus when he was converted but the author of the Acts wrote in the third ...


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