Why did the resurrected Jesus Christ invite Thomas to touch him yet he had stopped Mary Magdalene from doing so earlier? Mary Magdalene was a close friend, why would Jesus say that to her? "This verse belongs to a handful of the most difficult passages in the New Testament." - D. A. Carson
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What Matthew has done here at 11:10 is combine Malachi 3:1 and Exodus 23:20. The first half of Matthew's quotation is identical to the Greek Septuagint of Exodus 23:20. The second half of Matthew's quotation is not identical to the Greek Septuagint of Malachi 3:1.
A congregation of Christians. A group of Christians, who gather for a Christian meeting, implying an interacting membership. In the Hebrew Scriptures, it usually refers to the nation of Israel, i.e., “the assembly of Israel” or “the congregation of Israel.” In the Greek New Testament, it refers to congregations of Christians, as well as the Christian congregation as a whole.
An improper desire (επιθυμια epithumia) can start in the corners of our mind. Dwelling upon or entertaining such desires normally intensifies the wrong desire, which, in turn, will influence the heart. Deep Bible study easily explained.
One of the most often stated half-truths that we learn early on in our Christian walk is that deep Bible knowledge does not necessarily equal spiritual maturity. However, that is only half of the truth. The other half of that truth is that a lack of deeper knowledge does equal spiritual immaturity. The often quoted... Continue Reading →
Acts 17:18 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 18 And certain ones of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers were conversing with him. Some were saying, “What would this idle babbler wish to say?” Others, “He seems to be a proclaimer of strange deities,” because he was preaching Jesus and the resurrection.
Galatians 1:6 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 6 I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting him who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel;... Continue Reading →
In about 56 C.E., the apostle Paul wrote a letter to the Christian congregation in Rome. Within this letter, Paul drew attention to the fact that that true Christians had to make changes. He said: “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you... Continue Reading →
The apostle Paul said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved." (Ac 16:31) Does James contradict this? “Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead in itself,” wrote the disciple James. .... “For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead." (James 2:26) Do Paul and James disagree on Justification by Faith Alone?