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Why do people believe that John the Baptist and Jesus never knew one another?

I understand John 1:31 has the words "I did not know him" but in the actual context of the scripture itself, beliefs and doctrines aside, John is clearly saying he didn't know Jesus is the ...
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Should we understand the "public reading" mandate of 1 Timothy 4:13 to be inclusive of NT writings?

On the assumption that 1 Timothy was written sometime in the mid-50s to mid-60s,1 then should we understand the "public reading" mandate of 1 Timothy 4:13 to be inclusive of NT writings? ...
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Why did Paul say "But to the rest I, not the Lord, say..." in 1 Cor 7:12?

According to 2 Timothy 3:16 "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God", why Paul said "But to the rest I, not the Lord, say" in 1 Cor 7:12?
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Old Testament and heart circumcision

I been tracing out the theme of circumcision through the Old Testament and Gods promise to circumcise the Israelites hearts and I was wondering does that mean that no Israelite was circumcised in ...
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Does Matthew 4:4 imply that there is a difference between the spoken word of God, and the written word?

Matthew 4:4 states: Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Does "comes from the mouth of God" imply that ...
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