But the passage itself makes it impossible to say that EVERY SIGN will follow EVERY believer. So this seems to say that those who believe will be accompanied by a variety of signs that confirm their belief... the list is not meant to be exhaustive but rather a sampling of the types of signs that are found elsewhere in Scripture like the most famous stories ...
The Bible is clear. Jesus is the one an only, unique Son of God. This is confirmed at John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that He gave His "only' begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life."
John 1:18, "No man has seen God at any time; the "only" begotten Son/God, who is in the bosom ...
The Son and Children of God
I'm not certain this entirely addresses your question, but the New Testament speaks of those who have been baptized into Christ as "wearing Christ" or "putting on Christ" through water baptism (Gal. 3:27).
This is significant because when God (as @Dottard explained, the Most High God: the Father) looks at the ...
"Most High" is simply another title of God the Father (Acts 7:48) because we have:
Heb 7:1 - Melchizedek was king of Salem and "priest of God Most High"
Mark 5:7, Luke 1:32, 8:28 - Jesus is called "Son of the Most High"
Luke 1:35 - the Holy Spirit administers the "power of the Most High"
Acts 16:17 - the apostles ...
Many great answers here. This book, A Hunger for God, by John Piper is highly recommended. May it lead you to understand how God loves you and cares for you.
Why did the demon-possessed Gadarene feel the sudden urge to run up to Jesus and bow down before him when he saw him from afar?
As you mention about vs. 7, the demons recognized who Jesus was and the authority Jesus has over them.
Were the demons inside the ones who caused him to do this?
The parallel account at Luke 8:26-39 sheds some light. Verse 29 ...
And how did the demons inside the man know that he was Jesus, Son of the Most High God? Where did they get this information from?
The demons got this info from what happened years earlier in Luke 1:
26In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named ...
First, the passage in Mark 16:9-20 is highly disputed and many do NOT believe it should be part of the Biblical canon. However, for the sake of this question, let us consider the text without the matter of textual criticism.
The text of Mark 16:17 lists several phenomena:
And these signs will accompany those who believe:
In My name they will drive out ...
The verb προσκυνέω (proskuneó) occurs 60 times in the NT, 24 just in the book of Revelation alone. In all but two cases, this verb is used to describe someone prostrating themselves before God or Jesus or a presumed god in an act of worship. The exceptions are important as listed below.
BDAG defines this word as follows:
to express an attitude of gesture ...
Earlier in Matthew 4:
5Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 6“If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:
“ ‘He will command his angels concerning you,
and they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’ ”
After refusing ...
The fruit of the vine is wine, specifically, the wine passed around here:
Mark 14:23-25 (ESV),
23 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it. 24 And he said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. 25 Truly, I say to you, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until ...
Isaiah 25 depicts a feast:
6 On this mountain the Lord Almighty will prepare
a feast of rich food for all peoples,
a banquet of aged wine—
the best of meats and the finest of wines.
7On this mountain he will destroy
the shroud that enfolds all peoples,
the sheet that covers all nations;
8he will swallow up death forever.
The Sovereign Lord will wipe away ...
The variant probably pre-dates the 5th century
This is a variant with a long and interesting pedigree. Although we do not know the exact date of the variant--referring to the prophets instead of to Isaiah--it is indeed found in texts prior to the Textus Receptus.
The 1550 Textus Receptus of Stephanus (see here) references "...
One must know, how a man knows God is not how God Knows him. His word always stirs a hunger in us to pursue and by that we come to a place of understanding to continue our relationship with Him. One Word I finding constantly in Jesus teaching "continue, persistent" and others that holds the same meaning as such. We must also know provision has been ...
Could “new” refer to his body rather than to the occasion of drinking? Like the appearance of Daniel, who became more youthful looking when abstaining from meat and wine.
”At the end of the ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food. So the guard took away their choice food and the wine they were to ...
Greetings fellow truth seekers,
Grace and peace is with all who reverence His King.
Did Jesus call one before or after the Wedding or when at Capernaum? We know most disciples at the outset were from different regions of Israel, yet seemed clustered in Capernaum. There is a reason for this. God always has a idea and strategy.
Galilee was a trade route ...
The three questions are:
1. "Fruit of the Vine"
Fruit of the vine occurs in several places, such as Matt 26:29, Mark 14:25, Luke 22:18, Isa 32:12 and always refers to grapes and grape juice; by extension, wine more generally.
2. "Drinking it new"
At the last supper, Jesus took a kind of Nazarite vow - He promised not to drink and grape ...
What did Jesus meant by saying 'drink of the fruit of the vine' and 'new in the Kingdom of God'?
Jesus informed the disciples that the wine he had drunk (at this Passover preceding the Lord's Supper) was the last of the product of the vine that he would drink “until that day when I drink it new with you in the kingdom of my Father.” (Matthew 26:29) Since he ...
I think the OP has answered the question. Jesus died late on Friday and the preparation for burial takes some time. Since the Sabbath was almost there, they did not have enough time to finish preparing the body.
Thus, the women came Sunday morning at first light to finish the job of embalming Jesus' body.
On Friday, the body had only been hurriedly wrapped....
There is a parallel account in Matthew 27:
57 As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. 58Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. 59Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60and placed it in his own new tomb that he ...
It appears the anointing the women want to perform is the same as what Nicodemus helped Joseph do. The main possibilities then are:
They were unaware the men had performed the burial rites;
The men, being hurried, had not completed the process;
The women wanted to add their honour to the honour given by the men, much as if there were 20 bouquets at a ...
Jesus' statement is a response to what the man said:
17 And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. (Mark 10 ESV)
17 καὶ ἐκπορευομένου αὐτοῦ εἰς ὁδὸν προσδραμὼν ...
Please note that Jesus did not rebuke that sincere young man for address himself as “Good Teacher”. Jesus rebuked him for allowing his great wealth to hold him back from loving God as fully as he should. Jesus simply asked him a question as to WHY he had used that adjective ‘good’ in his salutation. He did not challenge the young man about it. He simply ...
In order to answer your question, we need to take into account the rest of the conversation between Jesus and the rich young man:
As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. ‘Good teacher,’ he asked, ‘what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ ‘Why do you call me good?’ Jesus answered. ‘No one is good – except God alone. ...
Jesus was teaching. This man had called him ‘rabbi’ [teacher]. That is, he had not accepted that this one he was speaking to - was Yeshua, the son of God.
It’s too easy in a quick reading to assume that he did - because he is asking Jesus about ‘being saved’. No, the man thought, or saw Jesus merely as a teacher of the Law. So therefore Jesus took that ...
At Mark 10:17 the man first addresses Jesus as "Good Teacher, and ask, "what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"
The man's understanding of "good" was achievement, but Jesus turned his attention toward God, the author and true standard of all that is morally good. How do I know this? By reading Matthew 16-22. At verse 18-19 Jesus ...
The story takes place in the Decapolis region, which was gentile. The deuteronomic prohibition against keeping pigs didn't apply to gentiles, so Jesus wasn't going through this region on a mission to exterminate swine, any more than he would have gone through a gentile region on a circumcision campaign.
Mental illness, physical illness, sin, and ritual ...
Why did Jesus permit the demon's request to send them to the pigs in Mark 5:13?
Send us to the pigs; let us enter them.” 13 So he gave them permission. And the unclean spirits came out and entered the pigs; and the herd, numbering about two thousand, rushed down the steep bank into the sea and drowned in the sea.
1/ The owners of the ...
New International Version
Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
Instead of the "heart", LXX has the word "mind".
Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy mind, and with all thy soul, and all thy strength.
This explains why ...
New International Version
The pig is also unclean; although it has a divided hoof, it does not chew the cud. You are not to eat their meat or touch their carcasses.
Why did Jesus permit the demon's request to send them to the pigs in Mark 5:13?
By doing this, Jesus killed two birds with one stone: He got rid of the unclean pigs and the ...
The first point that needs to be understood is that this event in Mark occurs outside of Judah.
MARK 5:5 They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gerasenes
The fact that they were farming pigs is another clue - an unclean animal for Jews. Being outside Judah, in another nation, is crucial - in Deuteronomy the land was allocated by God -
Jesus taught His disciples on how to cast out demons.
As there are two attempts on casting out the demon:
The first attempt at 5:8 For he was saying to him, “Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!” - Not successful.
The second attempt at 5:13 So he gave them permission. And the unclean spirits came out and entered the pigs; - Successful.
What have Jesus ...
I was revising my activity at SEBH. As this question is certainly not active any more, I am providing herewith my answer to my own question: it is my blog post The miracle of the Healing of a bleeding Woman at my blog Strict Monotheism. See last section, "A tentative explanation of the miracle".
An analogy, though not perfect, that I think of regarding "fear" of the Lord is my "fear" of the Sun. I love the Sun. It gives us life, plants, oxygen, warmth, weather, etc. But I also "fear" the Sun. I don't look at it. I don't stand too long in its presence. I wear sun screen and use an umbrella when going to the beach. I ...
This is a great topic of discussion. I don't believe after the miraculous virgin birth and after the affirmation from God, Mary would have considered Jesus to be out of his mind. Either she believed in what God said to her through Angel Gabriel or she didn't is the question. If she did, then I doubt it that she would have thought of Jesus's destiny other ...
If we read the entire occurrence in Mark it can be extracted that the Lord was upset that this man was going to broadcast the healing and make it impossible for the Lord to continue to minister openly in the city. The Lord has perfected prophetic powers, He knew what the man was going to do, he warned him sternly not to do it, He knew the man would do it ...