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The most important thing in christianity is the knowledge that Jesus Christ is 'all of God: Creator, King, Savior, Lord and Father. (Isaiah 9:6)


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Let's consider for a moment what the Farrer (Mt used Mk, Lk used Mk and Mt) and Wilke (Lk used Mk, Mt used Mk and Lk) theories suggest that the third evangelist in each case did. (For what it's worth, I would regard Kloppenborg's layered Q as a nuanced form of Wilke: he puts the sayings material in the Lucan order, then adds in some para-Marcan material.) ...


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The ancient meaning of "genea" is oft confused with the distinctly modern word generation, in its modern meaning, which was not the same when the translations were made. In modern times, we have been taught to think of the word "generation" in a sense foreign to the concept. Generation in its pure, original sense means only a continuous generating, or ...


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The only definition offered for φάντασμα by the very comprehensive A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament (BDAG) is "apparition, especially ghost". As such, we should be cautious of any other interpretation. None-the-less, let's examine the evidence for (near) contemporary belief in ghosts: A common belief: evidence Meyer's Commentary suggests that ...


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Harmonizing John 1, Mark 1, Matthew 4:19, and Luke 5:1-11 All of these passages speak about a call of Peter. But only Mark and Matthew recall the same event. The order in chronology is John, Mark and Matthew, Luke. JESUS MEETS PETER In John 1, Jesus in introduced to Peter by Andrew. Andrew was following Jesus since the previous day based on his former ...


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In addition to what everyone else has already said, Jesus' teachings were different than the scribes' because His words were "spirit and life." Jesus himself said that he only did and spoke that which He saw and heard His Father in heaven do/speak (John 5:19,30; 12:49,50). Hence, when Jesus simply and only reads a scripture from Isaiah in the synagogue and ...


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In "On the City of God against the Pagans" (De Civitate Dei Contra Paganos), Book 21, Ch. 24, Augustine wrote, For some of the dead, indeed, the prayer of the Church or of pious individuals is heard; but it is for those who, having been regenerated in Christ, did not spend their life so wickedly that they can be judged unworthy of such compassion, nor so ...


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I viewed the video. It's a good parallel, but it do not line up with scriptures as to his omniscience in this question. To understand the answer that I'm about to give, one must first understand God as the Diversity, or the share of himself in flesh and bones. The Son is God in flesh, glorified, and is in all/full power, he should know as God the father ...


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Based on the text itself, the "gate" and "road" have no more definition than "that which leads to life". There is nothing nearby that would make them concrete places or objects. Instead, they are figurative, as in Pindar's Olympian Ode #6 (tr. by Diane Arnson Svarlien): χρὴ τοίνυν πύλας ὕμνων ἀναπίτναμεν αὐταῖς And so it is right to open for them ...


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Keep in mind those scattered Jewish evangelists (of verse 19) who preached to only Jews were not the apostles, they those saints written of in Acts 8:1: Act 8:1 Saul was consenting to his death. A great persecution arose against the assembly which was in Jerusalem in that day. They were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, ...


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This is a case where you would let Scripture interpret itself. Ephesians 6: 12 informs the true Christian what the conflict is all about. If that verse is not clear enough you can defer to Matthew 25: 41, where we are told the deliberate destination of said adversaries. That is why a Christian is to leave room for God's vengeance. Romans 12: 19. The key to ...


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You should interpret it to mean that the Great Commission was not yet complete as of the statement in Acts 11. (Remember, in Acts 1 Jesus clarified that there would be a progression to how the Commission would be fulfilled. It was to begin with in Jerusalem, then be extended out from there, eventually to the whole world.) This does not suggest Jesus' ...


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Paul argued that the law of Moses was "never gonna happen" as far as being obeyed because humans are made of flesh (muscle, soft tissue) which is in turn made from dirt. It is "of the dirt, dirty". No such analysis is made of "the law of Christ" (aka, "The Sermon on the Mount" and aka "The Sermon on the Plain") (Matthew and Luke disagree on where it was ...


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This might be relevant to the question... The ancients didn't have little packets of yeast lying around. Leaven was all "sourdough". That is, you leavened flour (ground up grain) by introducing a piece of dough that was already inflated and the active yeast culture leavened that as well. Perhaps the sense of the passage is that Jesus, as the embodiment of ...



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