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Jesus of Nazareth is the central figure of the Christian New Testament.

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Was Jesus referring to Judas when he told Pilate: John 19:11

For this reason, he who delivered Me to you has the greater sin.” John 19:11 (NASB) 11 Jesus answered, “You would have no authority [a]over Me, unless it had been given you from above; for this ...
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In Romans 5:6 Did Jesus die for the Ungodly or for the Righteous (Godly) Sinners?

Romans 5:6 (ASV): For while we were yet weak, in due season Christ died for the ungodly. Did Jesus die on the cross to redeem the Righteous (Godly) Sinners, or to redeem all humanity, ...
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Timing of rapture - do we have to endure almost the whole seal and trumpet tribunals of revelation? [closed]

The bible talks in 1. Corinthians 15:52 about the rapture (=second coming of Jesus to fetch all saints). 51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— 52 in ...
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What does it mean Jesus was afflicted?

In Isa. 53:4 it says, "Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted." What does affliction here refer to? Could Jesus have fallen ...
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When and what did Abraham saw Jesus in John 8:56? [closed]

John 8:56 New King James Version (NKJV) Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.” When did Abraham saw Jesus' day? In Genesis 22:4 Genesis 22:4 New King James ...
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After Jesus death and resurrection are there any other incidents in the NT where Jesus/God makes promises of salvation to individuals?

Before his death and resurrection Jesus promises salvation to the thief on the cross (Luke 23:43). Are there any similar incidents after his resurrection? Extra question: why does Jesus promise the ...
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How do we, by what means do we become “like Jesus”?

2Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. -- 1 John 3:2 (KJV) ...
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What does it mean “G-d knows you by name”?

Beginning with Moises in Exodus 33:17, preceding to king David in Psalms, in teaching of Christ in John 10 and in Revelation 20:15, Bible declares very plainly- G-d knows His people by their names. ...
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What is the meaning of the Greek words “born of women” as they relate to John the Baptist and to Jesus Christ?

In Matthew 11:11 Jesus says: Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist [KJV] I understand that the relevant Greek words here (and in Luke 7:28) are ‘...
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Why did boy Jesus, 12 years old, remain behind in Jerusalem?

Did boy Jesus left his parents intentionally to be about His Father's House/Business? If so, would that be correct to say that He might even have planned His visit to the Temple to stay in the midst ...
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How to reconcile the power to forgive sins John 20:23, with ostensibly alternative paths to forgiveness?

With respect to seeking forgiveness, the penalty for sin and being saved by Grace; how is the teaching of the Lord's prayer and the lessons of faithful prayer to Our Father reconciled with the Christ'...
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Are the term 'one God' and 'one Lord' in 1 Corinthians 8:6 equally divine designations?

ΠΡΟΣ ΚΟΡΙΝΘΙΟΥΣ Α΄ 8:6 Greek NT: Westcott and Hort / [NA27 and UBS4 variants] ἀλλ' ἡμῖν εἷς θεὸς ὁ πατήρ, ἐξ οὗ τὰ πάντα καὶ ἡμεῖς εἰς αὐτόν, καὶ εἷς κύριος Ἰησοῦς Χριστός, δι' οὗ τὰ πάντα καὶ ...
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What did Jesus imply in John 11:9,10?

"Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours of daylight? Anyone who walks in the daytime will not stumble, for they see by this world’s light. It is when a person walks at night that they stumble, ...
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why Jesus son of God

Why is Jesus favored over everyone else when it comes to Son of God - see below Israel is My son, even My firstborn” (Exodus 4:22) “for I (God) am a Father to Israel, and Ephraim is My firstborn.” (...
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Jesus died on the cross [closed]

Matthew 39 39) Jesus replied, “A wicked and adulterous generation demands a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. 40) For just as Jonah was three days and three nights ...
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“You are the Christ the Son of the Living God.” Matthew 16:16 (NASB)

John 1:1 (KJV) 1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." In view of the above verse John 1:1 many believe that Jesus is God. Why then is Jesus , ...
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Does Caesar know of Jesus?

17 Tell us therefore, what thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?” 18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness and said, “Why tempt ye Me, ye hypocrites? 19 Show Me the tribute ...
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Does Paul's use of Greek represent the Son as Creator or Maker?

When the role of the Son is spoken of by Paul in Creation it is always as the intermediate agent (δια) or instrument (εν) used by God and not as source as in Creator Ex Nihilo. BDAG on the agency of ...
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Why did Jesus - not baptize?. John 4:2

John 4:2 (NASB) 2 (although Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples were),
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Jesus Casts Out Demons Matthew 8:28-32

Matthew 8:28-32 NASB 28 "When He came to the other side into the country of the Gadarenes, two men who were demon-possessed met Him as they were coming out of the tombs. They were so extremely ...
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In the parable of the prodigal son, who does the first son symbolise?

The prodigal son has been claimed oftentimes to represent the repentant soul, this makes its identity clear. I believe there is more to the story. The father said all things belong to the first child ...
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What is 'arrayed' more gloriously in a lily, than in all of that in which Solomon was arrayed?

Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. [Matthew 6:28,29 KJV....
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In Matthew 21:17, why does Jesus leave Jerusalem and go to Bethany?

In Matt. 21:17 and Matt. 26:30 we’re told that Jesus left the city at night. Why would Jesus leave Jerusalem and sleep elsewhere? Why didn’t He just sleep in Jerusalem ? [Mat 21:17 NLT] (17) Then ...
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What does in the bosom of the Father mean? [duplicate]

So if a person is close to you, in your bosom (on your chest), then he is a unique Son? Why Son? John was close to Christ, on his bosom. Was he then called the only begotten of Christ?
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In Luke 18:36-37, why does the blind man say “Son of David” instead of “Jesus of Nazareth”?

In Luke 18:36-37 [NASB]: Now hearing a crowd going by, he began to inquire what this was. They told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by. And he called out, saying, "Jesus, Son of David, have ...
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What was Jesus asking and answering the teachers at the temple?

I have often thought about the exchange that passed between Jesus and the doctors at the temple in Jerusalem. It looks like Jesus was asking questions that were so perspicacious as to astonish the ...
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What is the power of Christ (2 Cor 12:9)

“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon ...
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When Jesus said to Peter” Satan hath desired to have you…” what did he mean (Lk 22:31-34)

The famous passage spoken by Jesus unto Peter reads: “Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, ...
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“He who has ears to hear”, what does this mean exactly?

Jesus uses this expression in the synoptic gospels and also post incarnation in the book of Revelation. Matt 11:15, 13:9,43, Mark 4:9,23, Luke 8:8, 14:35, Revelation 2:7,11,17,29, 3:6,13,22, 13:9 ...
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In Malachi 3:3 when God says, “He will purify the Levites” was this fulfilled at the cross?

“Like a refiner of silver he will sit and closely watch as the dross is burned away. He will purify the Levites, the ministers of God, refining them like gold or silver, so that they will do their ...
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What caused the switch in the preaching parameters? Luke 22:35-36

Initially Jesus commands his twelve disciples to preach the kingdom of God, but with very particular instructions (which later He reverses). “Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave ...
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What does Jesus appeared in “different form” means in Mark 16:12?

Mark narrates that Jesus appeared in different form in Mark 16:12 Afterward Jesus appeared in a different form to two of them while they were walking in the country. Luke narrates that disciples ...
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Why did Jesus say that Jairus’s daughter wasn’t dead?

Luke 8: 41Then a man named Jairus, a synagogue leader, came and fell at Jesus’ feet, pleading with him to come to his house 42because his only daughter, a girl of about twelve, was dying. ...
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What does “no one” and “God” refer to in John 1:18?

What does "no one" and "God" refer to in John 1:18 No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, he has made him known. ( ESV ) ? The interlinear bible says No one means ...
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When did God say “let all the angels of God worship him” as stated in Hebrews 1:6?

When did God say "let all the angels of God worship him" as stated in Hebrews 1:6? Hebrews 1:6 (KJV): And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the ...
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What does it mean when God says that he desires mercy and not sacrifice according Hosea 6:6

Jesus was asked in Matthew 9:13 about why he was eating with sinners. His response to the Pharisees was to ask them to go and learn about the meaning of Hosea 6:6 ("I desire mercy and not sacrifice..."...
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Why did the Jews refuse to have dealings with the Samaritans? John 4:9

John 4:9 (NASB) "Therefore the Samaritan woman *said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask me for a drink since I am a Samaritan woman?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)
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In Mark 5:42 to whom did Christ give the order not to publish about the resurrected girl?

After raising the little girl from the dead Christ goes on to give a charge that know one should know about this incident Mark 5:42 NASB 42 Immediately the girl got up and began to walk, for she ...
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How can Jesus say that Jews are the children of the devil (John 8:44) and provide salvation (John 4:22)?

In the Gospel of John there are conflicting descriptions of the Jews. For example: How can Jews be both the children of the devil (John 8:44) and provide salvation (John 4:22)?: [Jhn 8:44 ASV] (44) ...
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What is the meaning of the phrase 'only true God' in John 17:3?

In John 17:3, Jesus addressed the Father as 'the only true God'' which semantically means that no one else is true God except the Father. However, Jesus is also addressed as ''God'' in the same gospel ...
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Does θεός in John 1:1, John 1:18, John 10:33 and John 20:28 have the same meaning?

The following passages from John's gospel had identified Jesus as θεός and I had observed that various theological deductions favored either a High Christology or Low Christology in interpreting them....
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Why did Judas express remorse only after he saw that Jesus was condemned?

Related: In what sense did Judas betray Jesus? Very related: Does Scripture imply that Judas knew that the high-priests and elders' goal was to have Jesus killed? From Matthew 26:14-16: Then ...
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Why did the High Priests pay Judas? Why not just get someone else?

Very closely related: In what sense did Judas betray Jesus? Matthew 26:14-16: Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests and asked, “What are you willing to ...
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When did Jesus say something similar to this?

I dont have a bible, I do however listen to it while I drive long distances for work and I was trying to find the verse online where he said something along the lines of 'in those days, they will turn(...
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Why did Jesus withdraw after hearing that John had been killed?

Matthew 14 mentions the execution of John the Baptist. Following this, in verse 13, When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Why did Jesus do that? ...
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Is Luke 12:35-40 a parallel of Matthew 25:1-13?

Luke 12:35-40 NASB 35 “Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, 36 like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they ...
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How did Jesus appear to his disciples after resurrection?

If we look at Luke 24:39 Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have. So clearly, Jesus was in his flesh body. But ...
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What were the disciples expecting Jesus to do when He calmed the sea?

From Matthew 8: 23 Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. 24 Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. 25 The ...
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How does Paul say Christ was first seen by Cephas then the twelve in 1 Corinthians 15:5?

1 Corinthians 15:5 NASB 5 and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. In all the narratives of four evangelists there seem to be no record of Christ meeting Cephas then the twelve after ...
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Jesus said to take Communion. Is partaking of Communion a requirement for eternal life or is it optional for Believers?

Would those hearing Jesus' words concerning communion have considered them as a commandment? Did the 1st century Christian church consider taking communion a requirement for eternal life? John 6:53-...

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