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Jesus never, ever, ever, ever, ever claimed to be God. C.S. Lewis' meme is simply a tribute to how impressionable the religious mind is. Jesus did criticize his critics for criticizing referring to himself as "son of God" since God himself had referred to "those to whom God's message came" as gods: Joh 10:34 Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in ...


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32 Jesus answered them, “I showed you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you stoning Me?” 33 The Jews answered Him, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy; and because You, being a man, make Yourself out to be God.” -John 10:32-33 (NASB) The Jews did not misunderstand Jesus, they understood exactly what He was ...


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Attempted Stoning Indicates More than a Claim to Unity of Purpose or Will In John 10:30, what did the Lord Jesus Christ mean when he said, "I and my Father are one"? Perhaps the Lord Jesus Christ meant "I and my Father are one in purpose" or "I and my Father are one in will," but then, how does one explain the Jews' reaction after they heard his ...


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I particularly like D.A. Carson’s commentary on John 10:30: Verses 28–29 affirm that both the Father and the Son are engaged in the perfect preservation of Jesus’ sheep. Small wonder, then, that Jesus can say, I and the Father are one. The word for ‘one’ is the neuter hen, not the masculine heis: Jesus and his Father are not one person, as the masculine ...


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Grammatical Analysis of John 16:7, 16:8, 16:13 Using John 16:13 to demonstrate your point would not be prudent. While it may seem as though "he" in John 16:13 is referring forward to "the Spirit of truth," also in John 16:13, the Greek distal demonstrative pronoun is actually referring backward to the antecedent ὁ παράκλητος in John 16:7. John 16:8 has the ...


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John as all the other gospel writers, used a lunar calendar as did the Jewish leaders at that time. This was the biblical calendar. It had 12 months (Es.3:7) in a year, the first starting with the first new moon of spring (read in Exodus 9:31;12:2). How the calendar was adjusted is not known in the Bible but they certainly kept the holy feasts in their ...


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Jesus just simply opened the eyes of this man who could not see. The mud ? Well I guess we all have the mud over our eyes and we don't see the wonderful things in our lives. If only we could wash the mud away and discover the wonderful gift that God has given us. Norm


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Table of Contents Amharic (Ethiopic) Coptic Bohairic Sahidic Georgian Gothic Hebrew Latin Slavic Syriac (Aramaic) Amharic (Ethiopic) According to Wikipedia, Although Christianity became the state religion of Ethiopia in the 4th century, and the Bible was first translated into Ge'ez at about that time, only in the last two centuries have there ...


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Note: This question is very broad - so made into a community Wiki Post. 1. Question Restatement: What are the most ancient translations of the Greek word: "μονογενής", in the New Testament? Is it "only" or "only-begotten"? Answer: μονογενής never just means - "Only". The construction always implies "a Child". μονο: Means "Sole", "Only", "Single", ...


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Why would they call it "the next day, that followed the day of the preparation" if it was a "sabbath"? If it really was a saturday sabbath, they would have said so. Mat 27:62 Now the next day (G1887), that followed (G2076 G3326) the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate, "followed" (G2076 G3326) - is actually ...


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Flesh and Spirit This phrase is part of a larger section discussing the concept of 'two births': Jesus replied, “I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter his mother’s womb and be born a second time, can he?” Jesus ...


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1 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy. -Leviticus 19:1-2 (NKJV) God always wants His people to be holy--clean and undefiled. Leviticus 11 contains prohibitions against eating certain things (camels, rabits, pigs, etc.) that ...


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The Hebraic Backround In Pre-NT times God himself inhabits the Temple. LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwell between the cherubim, you are the God, even you alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: you have made heaven and earth. Isaiah 37:16 The Incarnation of God the Son John speaks of Jesus' body as the Temple since in Him dwells the ...


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1 Corinthians 6:19 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 Ephesians 2:19-22 1 Peter 2:5 These verses may help pull the pieces together.


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The best indication is that late winter early spring from the reading of the text. The average March temperature in Jerusalem is mid 50's Fahrenheit and April is 60F. A Morgue on the other hand is usually below 40F. The Jews do not embalm their dead and so the putrefaction is not slowed by a chemical process. The average estimate for smell to be noticeable ...


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The existing answers make some good points, particularly: (1) the physical/biological demands of crucifixion; and (2) that Jesus announces his thirst. He does not, in fact, "ask for a drink" (OP's original concern), and this is vital for understanding the gospel at this point. Because there is also a textual response. In manner distinct from the synoptic ...


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Jesus is not giving the disciples "the Spirit" because "spirit" is a bogus concept. "Spirit" is just a synonym for "breath". He is giving them holy breath. Ever since Genesis 2:7 the idea of God filling people with his own breath has permeated the scriptures. Paul calls this "the principle of the breath of life": Rom 8:2 For the law of the Spirit ...


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Answer: Yes, it is explicitly mentioned that Jesus loved someone. In John 13:23, it is written, Now there was one of his disciples reclining on Jesus' bosom, whom Jesus loved. ἦν δέ ἀνακείμενος εἷς τῶν μαθητῶν αὐτοῦ ἐν τῷ κόλπῳ τοῦ Ἰησοῦ ὃν ἠγάπα ὁ Ἰησοῦς TR, 1550 This particular disciple is often referred to as "the beloved disciple." However, ...


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It's talking about salvation.. There is an opinion that "Light" refers to creation, however people forget Christ is Light. So anything in the New Testament dealing with light, refers to Christ and Salvation. Added: If you look at 1 John 1:5 its says This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declared unto you, that God is light, and in ...



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