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Tell No Man?

Leprosy - 1Luke tells us that Jesus told the man whom he had cured of his leprosy to tell no man what happened. Rather, he was to go to the priest and offer the sacrifice that Moses prescribed in the Law. Some folks seem to believe that this man disobeyed Jesus, pointing to Mark 1:43-45 where Jesus is said to have “strictly charged” the man, saying: “See that you say nothing to any man…”, but the man published (G2784) abroad what Jesus had done for him! Did Jesus really intend for this healing to be kept secret? If so, why did he say further that the man was to show himself to the priest and offer the appropriate sacrifice as a testimony or a witness to them? It doesn’t make sense for Jesus to say on the one hand: “Tell no one!” but on the other: “Go to the priest and offer the sacrifice according to the Law, as a **witness** to them. How should we understand this? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 6, 2017 in Gospel of Luke

 

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Calling the First Disciples

from Google Images

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It is actually John who shows how five men first came into contact with Jesus following his baptism. Andrew and an unnamed disciple left John the Baptist to be with Jesus on the way back to Galilee from the Jordan (John 1:37-39). When they arrived in Galilee, Andrew went to fetch his brother, Peter (John 1:40), and the following day Jesus found Philip, who then told Nathaniel who also

came to see Jesus (John 1:43, 45). These are the first five men who came to listen to what Jesus had to say, and it is implied in the Synoptics that some of Jesus’ disciples were with him in Capernaum and probably Nazareth, as well (cf. Luke 4:38 and Mark 1:13).[1] Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 2, 2016 in Gospel of Luke

 

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No Room For Jesus

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One would expect royalty to be born in the kings’ palace, yet there was no room for the Savior, Messiah and Lord of the Jews. Neither was there a place for him among the nations, because at the very time that Jesus was born all Jews and all gentiles of the empire were hailing the Emperor of Rome by swearing an oath to Augustus Caesar (Luke 2:1-4), the anointed savior and god of the Roman world. There was no room for two saviors or two gods to rule mankind. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 2, 2016 in Gospel of Luke

 

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One Lord ~ Jesus Christ

A lot of folks claim that they can’t find any Scriptures indicating that Jesus claimed to be God, but I have found at least four, and I’ve written a blog on each one. They can be found HERE. Of course there are many other Scriptures showing Jesus is God, and if Scripture is to be considered the word of God, they ought to be considered in one’s Christology. In this blog I would like to consider one of the arguments folks use to say Jesus never claimed to be God. I hope to address other arguments in future blogs. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2011 in Christianity, Godhead, Religion

 

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They Shall not Learn War Anymore

Where is the peace that has been promised? If Jesus is the Messiah, where is the world peace that should have come? The obvious answer to this question for a Christian is that Jesus certainly made peace between God and mankind, and the matter of world peace between nations will occur when Jesus returns. But, this is a copout to the Jew and to most, if not all, Gentile unbelievers. It seems like we are making excuses for Jesus’ failure to fulfill the office of Messiah when he was here. Why was he here, if not to bring peace between the nations and make Jerusalem the first city of the world? The Jews were supposed to be the conquerors of all their enemies and then peace would envelope the earth. If Jesus is Messiah, what happened? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 18, 2010 in Jesus, Religion

 

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Is Jesus our Only Master or our Only Lord?

There is a very interesting passage in the book of Jude concerning the Deity of Jesus, as it pertains to how modern critics view him. Jude 1:4 calls for our attention, and we need to pause to take in the full impact of what Jude is saying. Notice what the Scripture says:

Jude 1:4 NASB For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. (emphasis: mine)

Does the word only describe Master or Lord or both? If it describes Lord, then Jude 1:5 continues to describe our only Lord as Jehovah, who led Israel out of Egypt. In verse-9 Jehovah (Lord) is asked to rebuke Satan, and finally in Jude 1:14, Enoch prophesied of the Lord (Jehovah) coming with his holy myriad to execute judgment upon the ungodly. This last mention of the Lord is a clear reference to Jesus. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 10, 2009 in Jesus, Religion

 

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