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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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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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What pronouns make most sense when referencing the Trinity?

The doctrine of the Trinity means that there is one God subsisting in 3 Persons. God is not 3 beings (tritheism) nor are Father, Son and Holy Spirit descriptions of mode/role (modalism) where there is ...
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Rest in peace (RIP) phrase

God alone determines the state of those who have died physically, telling us that their bodies rot in the grave until the Day of Resurrection and Judgment, when every one who has died will be raised ...
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Which Person of the Trinity is the Ancient of Days sitting on His throne?

The Ancient of Days is God the Father Daniel 7:13: 13 “In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man,[a] coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of ...
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The status of Mosaic Law during Jesus' lifetime

Per Heb. 8:9 — “He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second . . .” — we know that the old law has passed. Fulfillment of the law, so often poorly misunderstood, has to do with the law’s ...
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The status of Mosaic Law during Jesus' lifetime

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise ...
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Should Christians repent for the failures of Christianity to live up to Christ's commands in Church history?

To repent is to change one's mind not merely just feel sorry. It is to turn and head in a completely different direction. You repent of one thing and believe in it's replacement. Owning another ...
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What is the biblical basis for the argument that the 'mission of Jesus' was to 'restore humanity to a state of sinless purity'?

A copy of Moon's "Divine Principle" is on my bookshelves (long story). I could report on the way he contrives his argument (which is not very Biblical), but I would need a little time to re-...
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Were only the eleven instructed to 'teach and baptise' or was there a 'Great Commission' made to the entire Church?

The KJV obscures something here, by translating both διδάσκω and μαθητεύω as “teach”. Jesus is speaking to the “eleven disciples” (ἕνδεκα μαθηταὶ), and commands them to “disciple” or “make disciples ...
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Were only the eleven instructed to 'teach and baptise' or was there a 'Great Commission' made to the entire Church?

Jesus said in Matthew 28:19-20 go make disciple…..teaching them to observe all the things I have commanded you. The primary thing Jesus had commanded them to do was make disciples. So all those that ...
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Rest in peace (RIP) phrase

The first thing is to not base your conclusions on mere feelings. Peace is not an emotion to pursue such that if you feel it very strongly you know that you are in good standing with God and will go ...
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What is the biblical basis for the argument that the 'mission of Jesus' was to 'restore humanity to a state of sinless purity'?

Jesus “mission” was to do the will of his heavenly Father who sent him and this was accomplished. The resurrection proves that, as well as proving that Jesus has destroyed the devil’s work – which ...
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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?

As with all good Bible exegesis, you have to bring in RELATED verses especially when it is in the same book (Gospel of John) and when the words are spoken by the same person or about the same person (...
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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 Trinitarian interpretation of John 17:3. In order to express the Trinitarian Interpretation (of holy scripture) I must, perforce, quote from 'extra biblical writings'. I can repeat many ...
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Should Christians repent for the failures of Christianity to live up to Christ's commands in Church history?

No Christian today is guilty of, or responsible for, the sins of those who have gone before us. I don’t need to “repent” of anything done by the church throughout history. It is my duty in the here ...
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Men covering their heads in Catholic churches?

Men head covering in Catholic Churches? While it is customary for men not to wear head coverings in Catholic churches, there exists a few exceptions. Popes, bishops and abbots wear zucchettos and ...
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How does the Catholic Church reconcile Matt 22:39 with Luke 14:26?

The Biblical meaning of "hate" In the Biblical era, the word "hate" (μισεω, miseo) has connotations seldom used today, see Abarim Publications's online Biblical Greek Dictionary ...
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Can Jesus encourage someone to commit sin? And furthermore, can Jesus hasten someone to commit a sin?

Sin is never the external act but the inner desire. It is impossible for God to tempt a man to sin. It is nearly impossible that he does not speed up, or slow down, the external manifestation of sin ...
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Can Jesus encourage someone to commit sin? And furthermore, can Jesus hasten someone to commit a sin?

Although some may consider the question blasphemous, I think it deserves careful thought. For me it is a too simple to argue that the answer must be no because "to induce someone to sin is to sin....
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Protestants, does Jesus in Luke 13:28 say that people in hell will be tormented by being able to look into heaven and see what they're missing out on?

Not a complete answer, but my response here is the beginning of the Seventh Day Adventist view...)i do not have time at this point this morning to reference the latter half of my answer. Notice ...
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Protestants, does Jesus in Luke 13:28 say that people in hell will be tormented by being able to look into heaven and see what they're missing out on?

There is a textual and thematic connection between your passage in Luke and Psalm 107:2-3: Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story— those he redeemed from the hand of the foe, those he ...
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Can Jesus encourage someone to commit sin? And furthermore, can Jesus hasten someone to commit a sin?

The answer is No, and here is why. John said that “Satan entered into Judas” and it was not the first time Satan did this. A few days before, the sin was agreed upon against a price. Luke 22:3-6 says: ...
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Should Christians repent for the failures of Christianity to live up to Christ's commands in Church history?

Certainly we do. Nehemiah confessed the sins of the Jews prior to their captivity in Babylon: 33 Howbeit thou [art] just in all that is brought upon us; for thou hast done right, but we have done ...
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Should Christians repent for the failures of Christianity to live up to Christ's commands in Church history?

A common mistake here is forgetting the purpose of Christianity. The goal of Christianity is to bring people into a loving relationship with Jesus Christ. This is made abundantly clear by Paul 1 ...
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Should Christians repent for the failures of Christianity to live up to Christ's commands in Church history?

Intercessory Repentance This idea of intercessory repentance on behalf of sinners sounds similar to the general intercessory prayers, though it is Biblical, and it aligns with the religious tradition ...
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Is professing verbal belief in Jesus Christ worth nothing, in itself, given what Jesus said to many who believed on him in John 8:30?

In John chapter 8 Jesus is addressing Jewish people, but the Pharisees challenged him. Jesus rebukes the Jews (including the Pharisees) and says “If you do not believe that I am [the one I claim to ...
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Is professing verbal belief in Jesus Christ worth nothing, in itself, given what Jesus said to many who believed on him in John 8:30?

Are the words Jesus then went on to speak designed to expose what was really in their hearts, as to whether that contradicted their professed belief in him? He said: 30 As he spake these words, many ...
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