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Why do Matthew, Mark and John not give narrative account of the Ascension? The challenge question of the day! The Catholic Encyclopedia states that St. Luke is not the only Evangelist to speak about the Ascension of Our Lord. There is no need for all the Evangelists to make an account on the Ascension of Jesus into heaven when, for the faithful, it is an ...


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A word used over 300 times in NT, but never referred to as a person. [...] The people John wrote too would never expect him to write of a person who is God. [...] Why do we make such a big deal out of John's use of 'logos'? As I understand your question you are asking why the logos here (the Word) in Christianity is believed to be God. Here is ...


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There's no authenticating body for evangelicalism, so who could stop an "evangelical" church preaching heresy if that's what they decided they wanted to do? But to teach an immaterial resurrection does go against the clear teaching of the Bible and many other statements of historic Christian, Protestant, Reformed, and evangelical teaching: Luke 24:38-39 (...


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Fr. Cornelius à Lapide, S.J., commentates on St. John 8:57: Ver. 57.—Thou art not yet, &c. So that Abraham on his part could have seen Thee, and rejoiced at the sight. Irenæus hence infers that Christ lived fifty years on earth (adv. Hœr. ii. 39, 40). But it is the common opinion that He was on earth for only thirty-four (and those not complete) years....


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The settled in Nazareth after returning from Egypt. St. Matthew 2:19-23 gives the order of events: (19) But when Herod was dead, behold an angel of the Lord appeared in sleep to Joseph in Egypt, (20) Saying, Arise, and take the child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel. For they are dead that sought the life of the child. (21) Who arose, and ...


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Why did the Jews comment that Jesus was not yet fifty years of age? This is a very obscure subject to research accurately using Catholic sources. There is certainly no definitive statements on the subject whatsoever and as such Catholic interpretation on the subject matter is open to various points of view even within the Church. That said let me do my ...


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If a person becomes a star athlete or becomes rich and famous and brings wealth, prosperity or esteem to their hometown the town usually calls them a "son". Jesus, the carpenters boy, was going around saying controversial things and attributing important prophesy to himself. Jews are raised to always anticipate and pray for the coming of their messiah. ...


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When did the Holy Family actually settle down at Nazareth? Scriptures tell us that after the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple the Holy Family went to the town of Nazareth. 39 When Joseph and Mary had done everything required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee to their own town of Nazareth. - Luke 2:39 Assuming the Holy Family left the ...


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Since your question assumes the kind of Christian meant is one that believes in the deity of Christ, I'll answer from such a perspective; namely, a Catholic one. Jesus being God's Son, for Catholics - and for that matter most Christians (who believe in the deity of Christ) - means what it did to the Jews of whom Jesus was in the hearing: John 10:22-42 (...


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The Father Son and Holy Spirit are one God. How should we proceed with the assumption that God and Jesus Christ are two different entities when they are One God as given in Scripture. I say so much in goodwill and honest conversation and appreciate the question. This Same Word of God is before all things and this Word became flesh in Jesus Christ. As ...


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