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On the topic of marriage in heaven, how does the LDS church reconcile Matthew 22:23-33?

It's important to understand who 'they' refer to. From verse 23 we know the Lord is talking directly to the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection. They were asking a question to bait/trap ...
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How do believers in eternal conscious separation/torment reconcile their belief with Jesus' words at Matthew 10:39?

Your argument that writhing in the lake of fire constitutes life is your flawed premise. That's the second death. That may not comport with your preconception of 'life'; that is, any conscious state, ...
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Did Jesus command His Disciples to Worship Him?

TLDR: The Disciples worshiped Jesus on at least two occasions (Matthew 14 & 28). Studying these two stories is the most logical place to look to see if Jesus commanded them to worship him. Their ...
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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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Why do literalist Protestants reject transubstantiation?

To understand this answer, we will look at just two aspects. One, Christ speaks literally about many things many times, yet no one believes He turned into a literal door or into a nebulous ghost of a ...
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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 opposed to homosexual activity?

If Paul was speaking as an authorized apostle and representative of Jesus Christ (see Romans 1:1), as most Christians hold, then Paul's teachings reflect the mind of the Lord on the matter. Many ...
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According to orthodox Trinitarians, why did Jesus respond that only God is good?

The teaching on this passage from such as Martin Luther (see link below) is that the rich young ruler approaches Jesus as 'good Master'. The young man sees only a master who can instruct him with ...
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Why did Jesus use the expression, "very truly I tell you"?

The Phrase As retained in the Latin Vulgate, and therefore the Douay-Rheims ('the Catholic KJV'), but usually obscured in most English translations, Jesus is actually saying the vast, vast majority ...
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Why do literalist Protestants reject transubstantiation?

John 6:51-59, which contains one of the most compelling words that convince people of transubstantiation, is seen by literalist Protestants and similar non-denominationalists as not supporting ...
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Do we Give our life to Christ or receive Christ's Life?

I'm going to explain these two terms as they are normally used in Christian circles. When someone talks about "giving their life to Christ" they mainly mean it in the sense of being a completely ...
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If you believe that Messiah Jesus is a human being what logic you have to guess that he could be a God or son of God?

The Christian logic is that God (Allah) incarnated into a baby that was miraculously conceived within Maryam's womb without sexual intercourse, a doctrine called the Virgin Birth. While being Jesus, ...
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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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Was Jesus opposed to homosexual activity?

Jesus re-iterated the words of Adam, the first man, when he is recorded by both Mark and Matthew saying : For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; [Mark 10:7 ...
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Were only the eleven instructed to 'teach and baptise' or was there a 'Great Commission' made to the entire Church?

While it is certain that teaching, preaching, pastoring, evangelizing, etc., in an 'ordained' ongoing fashion are gifts of the Spirit within individuals particularly called from within local bodies of ...
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Does Jesus ever claim to be God, or the son of God?

Matthew 22:41-46 is a very important passage in the Bible where Jesus makes it very clear that he is indeed the God of David and so cannot be David's son nor a mere man as presumed by the Jews about ...
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Does Jesus ever claim to be God, or the son of God?

Below are examples of both claims by Jesus to be God and the Son of God. First, I will discuss all references to Jesus as the Son of God. Then, I will discuss other claims Jesus makes to be God and ...
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What was Jesus referring to when He said "it is finished"? What is "it" in this case?

Yes, victory over Satan and over sin, for HE had accomplished what had been promised since the beginning with Adam and Eve: First Promise of the Savior? Furthermore, note Jesus' prayer in John 17 ...
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What is the point Jesus is trying to make by comparing Pharisees with several objects?

The point is that outward appearances of righteousness do not fool God. The Pharisees, who were sticklers for the Law, their traditions and rituals for purification, added to the Word of God by ...
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"Ask and it will be given to you" vs. "Not my will, but yours be done."

There are three occasions in scripture when I can think of someone not receiving an 'answer' to prayer. But on all three occasions, they did receive a response from God the Father. The person asked, ...
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Was Jesus opposed to homosexual activity?

Jesus did not directly address homosexual activity in the Gospels so a degree of speculation is necessary here. But he was a Jew who upheld Jewish law on matters of heterosexual activity - and even ...
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According to the Trinitarian interpretation of John 17:3, if Jesus's God and Father is the 1 True God, what type of god is Jesus?

The Athanasiun creed states it rather nice, in my opinion, almost poetic in its wording, and correct in at least my (catholic) faith: And the Catholic faith is this: that we worship one God in ...
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Can Jesus encourage someone to commit sin? And furthermore, can Jesus hasten someone to commit a sin?

To induce someone to sin is to sin. Jesus did not sin, so he did not induce anyone to sin. At the time of the quote you make, Judas was already determined to betray Jesus, so Jesus did not induce him ...
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Why did Jesus use a Greek proverb when He spoke Aramaic to Saul in Acts 26:14?

That Saul had some familiarity with Greek literature is shown by a number of passages, for example: For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For ...
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According to Catholicism, why does Paul spend so much time arguing that the law doesn't apply, when Jesus seems to indicate that it does?

Acording to the Catechism of the Catholic Church (as usual, emphasis is mine): 577 At the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount Jesus issued a solemn warning in which he presented God's law, given on ...
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Today shalt thou be with me in paradise

Luke 23:43 uses the ancient Greek word "σήμερον," which is biblically translated into English as: This day To day Today Strong's Concordance identifies the word as an adverb that means "today" or "...
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Why do literalist Protestants reject transubstantiation?

Speaking as a Protestant and speaking as someone who takes a lot of care with regard to the literal text of scripture, I would say that one of my main reasons for believing that the partaking of ...
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According to orthodox Trinitarians, why did Jesus respond that only God is good?

See https://www.christiancourier.com/articles/746-did-jesus-repudiate-his-divine-nature Jesus is trying to show that the man is careless in his use of the word "good". He is not denying his deity, ...
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How many times Jesus was montioned in both of Holy Bible and Holy Quran?

In order to avoid arguments about corrupted versions and exactly what consistutues a mention of Jesus, let us cut straight to key point. You write: I am afraid that the number of citations of Jesus ...
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