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1 Corinthians 15:36 uses the Greek word ἄφρων (aphrōn), which Strong's defines as: properly, mindless, i.e. stupid, (by implication) ignorant, (specially) egotistic, (practically) rash, or (morally) unbelieving:—fool(-ish), unwise. Matthew 5:22 uses the Greek word μωρός (mōros), which Strong's defines as: dull or stupid (as if shut up), i.e. heedless, (...


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Although there can be an overlapping of sins with these two matters, they are stated distinctly in Exodus 20 for good reason. Here is a breakdown of the 8th commandment, ‘Thou shalt not steal’: Stealing is to take without permission that which rightly belongs to another person. There are various reasons given in the Bible as to why stealing is wrong - a sin ...


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Matthew 5:22 But I say to you that everyone being angry with his brother will be liable to the judgment, and whoever shall say to his brother 'Raca,' will be liable to the Sanhedrin. But whoever shall say, 'Fool!' will be liable to the Gehenna of fire. Insults spoken in anger (which is what Matthew 5:22 seems to be explicitly about), and fatherly reproofs (...


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Did Jesus become unclean in Matthew 9:25? Questions From Readers in the Watchtower July 15, 1972 issue has a very similar question and addresses it: So, if Jesus touched her corpse, would that make him unclean? No, not at all. Jesus resurrected the girl, brought her back to life. Matthew writes: “He went in and took hold of her hand, and the little girl got ...


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Jesus is beginning to introduce a new covenantal approach to all things. No longer is the Sabbath to be understood in a ‘do this or you will die’ paradigm where the law was ultimate arbiter of right and wrong. Jesus is the new arbiter, the one who would be judge and the one through whom they could be pardoned. Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for ...


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You should distinguish between the Principle of resurrection and the object of resurrection. Only the Lord Jesus Christ is both a) the Principle of resurrection and b) the object of resurrection. He is a) the Principle of resurrection together with the Father as the Father's co-unbegan eternal Logos, without whom Father can neither create the world nor ...


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Your shrewd observation completely surprised me; I had never thought about the possibility that those men had been standing all day in a place where labourers were hired, and that the landowner would have visited the spot four times already that day. Had the men been there all day long, it is reasonable to wonder why those men had not seen the hiring going ...


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Short answer No. Jesus never broke the sabbath, if he broke the sabbath he would have sinned and if he told other to do so he would be a false prophet (Deut 13:1-5). Same account as Matthew 12:1-14 are also found in Mark 2:23-28 & Luke 6:1-10 to get more clarity in this specifik incident. The Sabbath allows doing good and to deal with urgencies (hunger, ...


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The problem is that many come to this commandment and apply a ‘modern/western’ dictionary definition to it. No. It means exactly what it says, it does not say what many want it to say. EXODUS 20:16 You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. It does not say ‘lie’. To verify this, simple read it. That ‘interpretation’ gets added. And once added, ...


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By the strict interpretation of the Torah law, Jesus became unclean when He touched the dead body of the girl. This was not the only time. Note the instance in Matt 8:2 & 3 - Suddenly a leper came and knelt before Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” Jesus reached out His hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” He said. “...


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The best answer to this question is provided by the other instance where Jesus used the same metaphor of a tree and its fruit to teach about good works as per Matt 12 - 33 Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad; for a tree is known by its fruit. 34 You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything ...


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Does Mat 12:43 relate to Mark 5:12 about water and demons? Answer: Very possibly. Note what the rich man said in Luke 16:24: "And he cried out and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus so that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool off my tongue, for I am in agony in this flame.’" The rich man was lost in Hades. It ...


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In order to answer your question, we need to establish if Jesus was using a parable to make a point. Go back to Matthew 13 where Jesus used a parable about a farmer sowing seeds. His audience was a large crowd of people. Indeed, the crowd was so large Jesus had to put out in a boat from the shore. Then the disciples asked Jesus Why do you speak to the ...


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The full passage in question starts at verse 19, but particularly from verse 25. Over nine verses Jesus gives examples as to the futility of worrying about matters such as what to eat or drink or wear, leading up to his faith-inducing promise: “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (vs. ...


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G3307 μερίζω (merízō): to apportion, to divide, to disunite G3308 μέριμνα (mérimna) from 3307: the state of being concerned and preoccupied, through the idea of distraction G3309 μεριμνάω (merimnáō) from 3308: worry, concern, preoccupy G3309 appears many times in the NT. Matthew 6:25 Therefore I tell you, do not <3309> about your life, what you will ...


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This link in Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2_Esdras says that tradition reckons this to have been written by 5th century BCE priest and scribe, Ezra, but scholarship places its composition between 70 and 218 CE. If the scholars are correct, then whoever wrote 2 Esdras was repeating Jesus’ original words. The main body of the book appears to be ...


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Is God omnipresent? Yes. Was He present in spirit at Jesus' baptism? Yes. Does that make His spirit into a separate being? No. The belief in the Trinity which makes of the Holy Spirit a separate being from that of the Father is actually spiritualism and pantheism. Consider the evidence carefully, as this is sustainable from the Bible. First, we need to ...


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How to reconcile Matthew 5:22 and 1 Corinthians 15:35? First of all, the comparison, in the question, should have been between Matthew 5:22 and 1 Corinthians 15:36, just to be strictly correct here. Although both English translations, when translating the Greek have come up with the word 'Fool', in the two verses in question, there are two different words in ...


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Comment to the translation from here “father.” The Greek is anēr (#435 ἀνήρ), and means “an adult human male.” Anēr is generally assumed to mean “husband” in this verse, but that cannot be the case. For one thing, the list of the three sets of 14 generations that go from Abraham to Christ (vs. 2-16), makes this impossible. If Joseph is the husband of Mary, ...


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The literal meaning of the Greek bapto is to "dip", "dye" (e.g. change color by dipping into a dye) or "immerse" (e.g. John 13.26) whereas the intensive baptiso is used in the NT only in the religious sense. From the Theological Dictionary of the New Testament: The NT uses βάπτω only in the literal sense, in Lk. 16:24; Jn. 13:...


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There are several things about Jesus' resurrection that make it unique: 1. Jesus predicted His resurrection Matt 16:21 - and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life. Matt 17:23 - They will kill him, and on the third day he will be raised to life. Matt 20:19 - and will hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified....


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Mt. 11:11 Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has arisen no one greater than John the Baptist. Moses was born of a woman. So, Moses was no greater than John the Baptist. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. Anyone in the kingdom of heaven is greater than Moses, John the Baptist, etc. What does this mean? ...


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Yes, but this wasn't the only time He was anointed. The NT verb frequently rendered "to anoint" is the Greek χρίω ("chrió"); its close relationship with the Hebrew מָשַׁח mashach is perhaps most clearly acknowledged by Jesus' quotation of Isaiah 61:1, as recorded in Luke 4: 18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed ...


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Matthew 9: 15 Jesus replied, “How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while He is with them? But the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast. Jesus referred to himself as the bridegroom as John the Baptizer did in John 3: 29 The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and ...


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The operative verb referenced by the OP in the Lord's prayer is ἐλθέτω from the root verb ἔρχομαι. The form ἐλθέτω is Aorist Imperative Active - 3rd Person Singular. Strictly, this might be translated something like: Let the kingdom of God come [as a command] Note that this verb is neither perfect (ie, has a completed aspect) nor is it future (ie, your ...


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The Principle of purification cannot become impure in principle. Fire cannot be defiled by any timber thrown into it.


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Did Jesus claim that he had the authority to break the Sabbath if necessary? Jesus did not "break the Sabbath": he affirmed that, as the Son of Man, he was the Lord of the Sabbath (Matt 12:8). All the rest ("if he broke the sabbath, then ...") is not hermeneutics but misguided apologetics ...


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Did Jesus claim that he had the authority to break the Sabbath in Matthew 12:8? Jesus did not have the authority to break the Sabbath. It was a Rabbinic restriction, not a commandment from God. For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.” Mt12:8 NASB Lord of the Sabbath: Jesus applies this expression to himself (Mark 2:28; Luke 6:5), indicating that the ...


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Contexts are totally different, so no, Paul did not make himself subject to torments in Gehenna by calling "fool" those, who bear idiotic ideas that Jesus Christ came to the world with an aim to make people relatively blessed only for a short time of their assigned lives and then make them disappear for good. For the first thing, Paul does not ...


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The people that were raised from the dead went into the city. It never says they ascended into heaven. 1 Corinthians 15 talks about the order of resurrections But here's what it says about Jesus. Acts 1:10,11 After He had said this, they watched as He was taken up, and a cloud hid Him from their sight. 10They were looking intently into the sky as He was ...


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