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

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Date of Apocalypse : God cyclicly comes to earth?

From the zero time of hebrew calendar which corresponds to the decision of having one true God, dated at -3760 (BC)and taking second coming in the form of Jesus in -4, could we suppose the next coming ...
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If John 3:16 is Love, what is the opposite of Love? [closed]

The world says the opposite of Love is hate, is this the True opposite of Love according to scripture?
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Do we have to literally give up everything to follow the LORD Yeshua as stated in Luke 14:33?

Or is this meant to be allegorical? If taken literally, where does that leave modern Christians? Luke 14:33 - In the same way, any one of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be My ...
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Does Hebrews 9:24-26 imply mankind was sinning since the beginning of the world?

Hebrews 9:24-26 has the following explanation of Jesus' once-for-all death (NKJV, emphasis mine): For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into ...
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Peace and Jesus [duplicate]

One of the names of Jesus is Prince of Peace as per Isa 9:6 - For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government will be upon His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful ...
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What does Paul mean by 'another Jesus'? 2 Cor 11:4

For if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, this you ...
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Is the Son sealed, by the Father, 'as God' (John 6:27)?

... τουτον γαρ ο πατηρ εσφραγισεν ο θεος. [John 6:27 TR, undisputed] ... this he for the father did seal the deity. [Literal] ... for him did the father seal even God. [YLT] If one removes the ...
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How did Jesus grow in favor with God? Luke 2:52

And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man. Luke 2:52 Jesus we know was without fault or sin being the 'unblemished' Lamb. God was 'well pleased' with His special son (...
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Based on Jesus' Grainfield Logic in [Mark 2:23-26], what level of hunger permits people (like David/Disciples) to break commandments for food?

Did Jesus claim in Mark 2:23-26 that telling lies to get food is justified when 'hungry' (πεινάω)? He [Jesus] said to them, “Have you never read what David [Δαβίδ] did when he was in need and hungry, ...
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Why is this quote applied to the Son?

“I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son. When he commits iniquity, I will discipline him with the rod of men, with the stripes of the sons of men,” ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭7:14‬ ‭ Or “I will be ...
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To which of the angels did ELOHIM say at any time, You are MY son. Today have I begotten you… ? [Heb 1:5; Ps 2:7] [closed]

Hebrews 1:1-2 declares - “ELOHIM, having in the past spoken to the fathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 1:2 has at the end of these days spoken to us by HIS Son, Whom HE ...
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What is the significance of Jesus adding "mind" in Mark 12:30 to the greatest commandment?

If the Shema, the Jewish confession of faith to love God in Deut 6:5 was so important that devotees recited it every morning and evening each day, adding "mind" to this Greatest Commandment ...
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Jesus asleep on the boat .. Was He really asleep

Matthew 8:24 Suddenly a violent storm came up on the sea, so that the boat was engulfed by the waves; but Jesus was sleeping. (See also parallel passages in Mark 4 & Luke 8) Was Jesus really ...
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Does επανω in John 3:31 convey 'authority'?

John the Baptist says of Jesus that : He who from above comes, above all is. [John 3:31 EGNT literal] But the first 'above' is anothen and the second is epanw. The word anothen is also used in the ...
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Does Mark 10:6 imply a short (literal) creation week?

In speaking about marriage and divorce, Jesus takes the Pharisees back to the beginning in Mark 10:6 (NKJV, emphasis mine): "But from the beginning of the creation [αρχης κτισεως], God ‘made ...
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Does Matthew 22:21 mean that Christians can't be involved in politics?

Matthew 22:21 reads: They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's. Does that mean that we ...
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Did Jesus encourage Judas to Sin?

“Jesus answered, “It is he to whom I shall give a piece of bread when I have dipped it.” And having dipped the bread, He gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. Now after the piece of bread, ...
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Is the lamb accepted for the redemption of sin?

The Bible referred to Jesus as the lamb of God John 1:29. The lamb was only mentioned as a sacrificial animal at the Passover, and not mentioned for the redemption of sin. The Sin Offering (Leviticus ...
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How to resolve "He has uttered blasphemy" with "they hated me without a cause"? [closed]

Matthew 26:65. "Then the high priest tore his robes and said, "He has uttered blasphemy. "What further witnesses do we need? You have heard his blasphemy." (ESV) John 15:25 &...
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Ephesians 5:22-33 husband should have a Passionate Love for his wife But 1 Corinthians 7:29 says husband(& wives) should Not idolize(worship) marriage

Ephesians 5:22-33 Marriage Like Christ and the Church 22 Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, ...
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Was Jesus drawing a parallel to Exodus 24:8 when he said, "This is my blood of the covenant?"

Then he took the record of the covenant and read it aloud to the people. And they said, “All that the LORD has spoken we will faithfully do!” 8 Moses took the blood and dashed it on the people and ...
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Were the burial garments of Jesus folded neatly, or were they apparently discarded, as the body removed?

Today, I read an article that presumed the body of Jesus had instantly removed from the tomb leaving the garments as they had been worn, as if 'collapsing' as the body disappeared from their ...
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How could Christ uphold the universe as a helpless babe

He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of ...
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Who is coming Christ or Yahweh in Zechariah 14:5?

Zechariah 14:5 (NIV) You will flee by my mountain valley, for it will extend to Azel. You will flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the LORD my God will come,...
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Did Jesus ever pray to Jehovah?

Usually, when people attempt to make a case for prayer to Jesus being disallowed, they make the point that Jesus followed the example of ancient Israelites who only prayed to Jehovah. They point out ...
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Was the ministry of Jesus 3 1/2 years or 70 weeks?

Was the ministry of Jesus 3 1/2 years or 70 weeks? "The Gospels record that exactly seventy weeks - four hundred and ninety days - transpired from the day that Yeshua was baptized in water until ...
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1 John 4, John 3; Could we conclude that the believers are of two kinds?

1 John 4:10; KJV; 10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 1 John 4:4-5; KJV; 4 Ye are of God, little children, and have ...
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What did Jesus mean by "pure in heart" in Matthew 5:8?

Matthew 5:8 (KJV): 8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God What did Jesus have in mind when he said "pure in heart"? What qualifies as being "pure in heart"?
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John 8:11; is Jesus condemnation to the Sinners at the Last day Biblical?

John 8:4-11; KJV; 4 they say unto him, Teacher, this woman hath been taken in adultery, in the very act. 5 [a]Now in the law Moses commanded us to stone such: what then sayest thou of her? 6 And this ...
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Michael the archangel [closed]

Michael is mentioned in Revelation 12:7 Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. (NIV) So who is Michael is he just ...
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Can Jesus decide who will sit next to him on his throne or not? Revelation 3:21 vs. Mark 10:35-40

Revelation 3:21 (ESV): 21 The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne. vs. Mark 10:35-40 (ESV): 35 And James ...
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How can Jesus be God in light of Revelation 3v12

Revelation 3:12 states: The one who conquers I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God. Never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my ...
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Hebrews 2:9-10; were Sufferings of Jesus for the aim of Perfection or for Substitutional Atonement or for both?

Hebrews 2:9-10; KJV; 9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for ...
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Does John 6:37 indicate that predestination does not contradict a person's ability to make a responsible choice?

All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. (John 6:37)  πᾶν ὃ δίδωσίν μοι ὁ πατὴρ πρὸς ἐμὲ ἥξει, καὶ τὸν ἐρχόμενον πρὸς ἐμὲ οὐ μὴ ἐκβάλω ἔξω, (John 6:...
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1 Peter 2:24; Did Peter express the whole Process of Crucifixion in terms of Lashing by whip?

1 Peter 2:24; DRB; 24 Who his own self bore our sins in his body upon the tree: that we, being dead to sins, should live to justice: by whose stripes you were healed. Did Peter express the whole ...
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Who or what is God referring to in Isaiah 11:1?

Isaiah 11:1: "A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit."
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How should we understand the connection between Ps 2 and Heb 1, ‘becoming heir’?

He said to me, ‘You are My son, today I have fathered you. 8‘Ask it of Me, and I will certainly give the nations as your inheritance, and the ends of the earth as your possession. Ps 2:8 But in these ...
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Is the story of the magi in Matthew’s Gospel a parable?

The late bishop John Shelby Spong, argued a few years back about how to understand the account of the magi of Matthew's Gospel (see Matthew 2:1-12). In his book, Born of a Woman, he writes how the ...
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Luke 24:21; what was the Israelites thinking about redeeming Israel?

Luke 24:21; DRB; 21 But we hoped, that it was he that should have redeemed Israel: and now besides all this, to day is the third day since these things were done. What was the Israelites thinking ...
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Would Jesus break his own law to be the Messiah? [closed]

Ezekiel 18:20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall ...
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Matthew 9:2-8 Why was "This man is blaspheming" considered an evil thought without knowing Jesus' identity?

I've been meditating on this amazing story of Matthew 9:2-8 and have a question: Why was "This man is blaspheming" classified as an evil thought without the knowledge of Jesus' identity ...
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What does μορφῇ mean in Phil. 2:6&7?

Many questions have been asked about Phil. 2:6-11. The following question asking about ἴσα is the closest to this one, but another question is the meaning of μορφῇ What is the significance of ἴσα in ...
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Luke 2:52; what is the meaning of 'stature' in the verse?

Luke 2:52; KJV; 52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man. Increasing in stature means that Jesus was of low stature with God, then He got high stature by the time....
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How should Jesus' former existence (before Abraham) be classified? [closed]

Jesus said 'Before Abraham was I am', John 8:58, immediately after which his hearers took up stones to cast at him, since they clearly regarded this as a blasphemy for only Deity could speak such a ...
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In the context of how Jesus is interpreted as the Israel in the OT, how does that bridge covenants? [closed]

Many of the OT scriptures that applied to Israel are applied to Christ in the NT, so that Jesus is the very essence of Israel in a spiritual context. Even the servant psalms in Isaiah, such as Isaiah ...
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Colossians 1:18; "the firstborn from the dead" literal or symbolic?

Colossians 1:18 DRB; 18 And he is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he may hold the primacy: The Dead from whom the Christ was ...
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And the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul?

Act 7:58 Why is this mention in the bible? Is it because of the following Luke wanted to introduce Saul here, in some filmy-like plot (not just plainly - he was to be a special figure in the Bible, in ...
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What was Jesus actually promising in John 6:35 and when is this promise fulfilled?

John 6:35: 35 And Jesus said to them, `I am the bread of the life; he who is coming unto me may not hunger, and he who is believing in me may not thirst -- at any time; [YLT] 35 And Jesus said unto ...
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Nag Hammadi "The Secret Book of James". Chilling Quote (In body paragraph). What do you guys think? [closed]

The last word: "Nevertheless, you, through faith and knowledge have received life. So disregard rejection when you hear it, and when you hear about the promise, be joyful all the more. I tell you ...
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Why did the leaders lie to Pilate in Luke 23:2?

Luke 23:2 NIV And they began to accuse him, saying, “We have found this man subverting our nation. He opposes payment of taxes to Caesar and claims to be Messiah, a king.” But Christ had encouraged ...
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