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Note: Moved from another question. Proposed Answer: There is historical evidence that suggests that observance of this commandment changed, (See Nehemiah, below) - or wasn't even observed at all: Regardless of how Hebrew Scripture should actually be interpreted - the are other Scriptural commandments which that are considered to take precedence - ...


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I think your answer is in the verse you quoted. [Christ] told them, “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables. (Mark 4:11, NIV) Nicodemus asked a similar question and Christ responded: I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe ...


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I have read a few sermons that I believe may be a sound reason as to why Malchus name was mentioned in the book of John. I believe that the 4 Gospels of the New Testament correlate to the depth of our relationship with Christ. Our spiritual walk, with John being the level in which we walk in the love and revelation that God desires we walk in. With the story ...


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Why would Jesus at first refuse the comfort of alcohol, and then later not refuse it? Three considerations: was it alcohol; was it comforting; did he refuse it? "Someone ran, filled a sponge with wine vinegar, put it on a staff, and offered it to Jesus to drink. 'Now leave him alone. Let's see if Elijah comes to take him down,' he said." (Mark ...


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Answer: This answer relies on this question: In Luke 22:16: Does the Syntax Indicate if Jesus Was not Going to Eat THAT Passover? In the Gospels, Jesus said that he greatly desired to eat the Passover, but that he wouldn't. One of the ordinances of Passover was to eat bitter herbs, "Myrrh" - which is what seem to have been given to him the first time - ...



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