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Matthew 18:8-9; Luke 6:29; is Jesus trying to say: the problem is in us, is in our Sinful nature?

The verse in question sits within a disturbing passage about the sins committed against children, or those referred to as “these little ones” (Mt 18:1-14). In particular, Jesus targets the types of ...
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How do we reconcile Luke 11:42 with Romans 8:8?

There is no contradiction. They boasted about their lineage: Luke 3:8 They were obsessed with outward cleanliness: Mark 7:1-9 They loved money: Luke 16:13-15 They were quick to pointlessly admonish ...
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How do we reconcile Luke 11:42 with Romans 8:8?

The answer to this conundrum is found earlier in the same chapter of Rom 8. Rom 8:5-9 - 5 Those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh; but those who live ...
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How do we reconcile Luke 11:42 with Romans 8:8?

This question is mixing chronology and covenants. There is a chronology to what happened in Luke and an aftermath whereby the old covenant no longer applies because Jesus dies. (And then establishes a ...
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How do we reconcile Luke 11:42 with Romans 8:8?

Hebrews 11:6 says, “Without faith it is impossible to please him,” so Romans 8:8 could also read, “So then they that are in the flesh cannot have faith” because faith is the only way to please God. ...
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Why is "Certainly this man was innocent" said in Luke 23:47 but "Truly this man was the Son of God!" in Mark 15:39?

There are two questions here. 1. What did the Centurion say? The fact that two versions of what the centurion said offer different accounts suggests two things: that the accounts we have are ...
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Why is "Certainly this man was innocent" said in Luke 23:47 but "Truly this man was the Son of God!" in Mark 15:39?

Language The Centurion's statement would have been made in Latin or Greek, depending on whom he was talking to. Latin would be used by Roman officials (including military) to communicate among ...
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If someone slaps you on your right? cheek

It is very difficult in Western societies where English is spoken mostly with you either referring to you singular or you all plural to detect contextual flows. This is exacerbated by another ...
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What is the significance of Mary's contemplation in Luke?

Yes, it shows us that Mary thought about things, contemplated things, sensed things things as being of importance even if others forgot them or never noted their importance. Also, she did not hastily ...
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How did Jesus grow in favor with God? Luke 2:52

Paraphrase of OP's Inquiry: How does Jesus grow in favor with God if he was already without sin to begin with? Well, one overlooked aspect of the life of Jesus is that, while he was always sinless, he ...
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How did Jesus grow in favor with God? Luke 2:52

To begin, this verse comes right after the event of Jesus being 12 years old at the temple. This is not part of his ministry because in Luke 3:23 we are told Now Jesus himself was about thirty years ...
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How did Jesus grow in favor with God? Luke 2:52

ESV Luke 2: 40 And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom. And the favor of God was upon him. 52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man. This verse ...
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How are we to understand the greek verb "poieite" (ποιεῖτε) in Luke 22:19?

The context of Luke 22:19 is Passover Seder, not a food offering or sacrifice; but eating of the sacrifice. It cannot be translated as "offer" as in Exodus 29:38, which is an interpretative ...
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