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The resurrection & Deut 13 - If a prophet says "Let us worship another god" - Do NOT follow him, even if he gives a sign/miracle

For mainstream Christian denominations (including Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, mainline Protestants, and Evangelicals), Resurrection is NOT the key to Jesus's identity. Rather, the resurrection ...
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Is it possible for a spirit to eat fish?

Most branches of Christianity believe that Jesus rose from the dead bodily (ie he wasn't merely a spirit at that point). The very context of the verse you are referring to, is that he was eating the ...
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The resurrection & Deut 13 - If a prophet says "Let us worship another god" - Do NOT follow him, even if he gives a sign/miracle

Its hard to understand why you should think for a minute that Jesus taught anyone to follow any other god than the God of the Jewish Tanakh (ie the Old Testament). If you can add to your question to ...
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Who resurrected Jesus - the Father, the Son, or the Holy Spirit?

Discussing "Whether Christ was the cause of His own Resurrection?" (Summa Theologica III q. 53 a. 4), St. Thomas Aquinas writes (co.): in consequence of death Christ's Godhead was not ...
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Does the body of Jesus breathe oxygen in heaven?

It's agreed by pretty much all Christians that our bodies after the resurrection will be different from the kind of body that we have now. The primary source for this is 1 Corinthians 15 Not all ...
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How can apologists argue that if Jesus did not rise again then Christianity and the Church would not have lasted, when other religions have?

The comment by @curiousdannii points us in the right direction. Origins of Major religions. 1) Judaism also calls on its believer's to remember the miracles that set them free from Egypt (an event I ...
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Where were the two 'thieves' that were crucified at the same time as Jesus, laid to rest?

The following is about Gehenna from the New World Encyclopedia. Originally it referred to a garbage dump in a deep narrow valley right outside the walls of Jerusalem where fires were kept burning ...
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How long was Jesus in the tomb?

These three sacrifices of the Passover, Feast of unleavened bread, and the waving of the first fruit typified the death burial and resurrection of Christ and establish a timeline. At Passover on ...
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Zealot hypothesis for empty tomb

As I see it, this is the core of your question: Has this hypothesis been mentioned in the literature before? The answer is "Yes, it's been thought of". It's such a common proposal, and such an ...
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Who resurrected Jesus - the Father, the Son, or the Holy Spirit?

How do Trinitarian Christians explain this to people who neither understand nor believe the Trinity? As an orthodoxly trinitarian Christian, I can only answer by saying how I would answer a non-...
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What is the historical basis for the claim that there were hundreds of eyewitnesses to the resurrection of Jesus?

Below is a paragraph from Josephus’ ‘Antiquities of the Jews’ (18:63–64). At first I was hopeful that it would provide you with a secular, historical source to support eye-witness testimony to the ...
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Zealot hypothesis for empty tomb

That was exactly what those who convinced Pontus Pilate to have Jesus executed were afraid of as we read in Matthew 27:62-66 New World Translation 62 The next day, which was after the Preparation,+...
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Did Peter fully enter the tomb?

Commentators who consider the Bible inerrant and attempt to resolve the apparent discrepancy agree that Luke is simply omitting details that John includes. For example, James Burton Coffman writes: ...
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Did the conversion of Paul occur before or after the Ascension?

Have you considered what the narrative in Acts, 9:1-9, records? The Conversion of Saul [NRSV] 1 Meanwhile Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high ...
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The resurrection & Deut 13 - If a prophet says "Let us worship another god" - Do NOT follow him, even if he gives a sign/miracle

So we are back to square one; first we need evidence that Jesus was indeed the son of God. Then and only then, does the historicity of the resurrection have any relevance to affirming Jesus. Without ...
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Do some deists believe in Resurrection of Christ?

“Christian deist” is a contradiction in terms. Christians believe in the pre-incarnate existence of Jesus as the eternal and uncreated Word of God who was with God in the beginning and who is God. “...
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Can pastors at Evangelical denominations teach that Jesus was resurrected with an invisible and immaterial body?

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 ...
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What is meant by the Jehovah's Witness statement "Jesus was dead, forever dead."?

What is meant by the Jehovah's Witness statement “Jesus was dead, forever dead.”? Here are a number of quotations from their literature on the subject: Studies in the Scriptures Volume 5 (1899 p 454)...
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How do Jehovah's witnesses respond to the historical evidence for the physical resurrection?

It is highly unlikely that Jehovah’s Witnesses have even heard of William Lane Craig or Dr. Gary Habermas, let alone read or listened to anything they believe with regard to the resurrection of Jesus. ...
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Where was the blessed Virgin Mary on Jesus' resurrection?

As one might imagine, a mother mourning for a child is beyond comprehension, if it has not happened to you. Some will find Mary in this verse. It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother ...
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How long was Jesus in the tomb?

Jesus predicted that he would be buried for three days and three nights (72 hours). Why would you doubt his word? Christianity has a long-standing tradition of Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Almost ...
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Did Jesus and the repentant thief reunite in heaven on the very day they died?(Catholic view)

The Catholic Church certainly teaches that the good thief—often traditionally called St. Dismas—did in fact merit and receive salvation: The parable of the poor man Lazarus and the ...
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Where did the disciples meet Jesus after the resurrection?

With all due respect to those who see scripture as absolutely inerrant, I cannot help suspecting this as a translation error, resulting from garbled translations of the Aramaic version of Matthew. ...
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What is the significance of what Jesus ate after his resurrection?

Dont read to much into it. Simple is always right, then build from there. Look at the accounts of the last supper in Luke 22:15-29, Mark 14:24-25, and Matthew 26:27-29. Jesus said you would not see ...
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What did Paul mean when he called Jesus the "firstborn from the dead"?

peace be with you! I would like to address your question in two parts: Was Paul referring to being dead to sin Let's make it perfectly clear that Jesus committed no sin, so it's not referring to ...
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How does the Christology of the Baha'i faith differ from that of trinitarian Christianity?

To help Christians who are not familiar with the Baha’i Faith, I present some of their teachings (taken from official sources) in the hope that will help to elicit a response from traditional and ...
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How does the Christology of the Baha'i faith differ from that of trinitarian Christianity?

I would answer as a person in the Reformed Protestant tradition, sticking to that view of the Person of Christ as in the Apostles, Nicene and Athanasian Creeds which, although not having the same ...
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Who did Christ first appear to after his resurection?

Peter was the first Apostle Jesus appeared to but Mary Magdalene was the first person to have seen Him after His resurrection. Thank you. Hope this answer helps!
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Who did Christ first appear to after his resurection?

Technically, the guards at the tomb were the first to see the risen Christ. And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. Mat 28:4 Then Mary Magdalene and the other women ...
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