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The Leprous Messiah

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In Luke 5:12-16 we find that Jesus healed a certain leper, but there are a few paradoxes in this record that need to be addressed. First of all, according to the Law of Moses a leper was not permitted in any city of Israel. He was to dwell alone, so he wouldn’t defile (or infect) any of his countrymen (Leviticus 13:46; Number 5:2-4). Indeed, if anyone should ignorantly approach him, he was supposed to cover his upper lip and shout: “Unclean, unclean…” (Leviticus 13:45). So, how does this leper get into a city in Galilee and approach Jesus without being rebuked by anyone, including Jesus for what he has done? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 15, 2019 in Gospel of Luke

 

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Does Luke Contradict Matthew?

Out of Egypt...

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Luke claims Joseph and Mary returned to Nazareth in Galilee, when all things according to the Law were fulfilled (Luke 2:39). What does this mean and is there a contradiction between his account and that of Matthew who claims Joseph and Mary went down into Egypt from Bethlehem before returning to Nazareth? Weren’t “all things according to the Law” (Luke 2:39) performed with Mary’s purification and Jesus’ presentation in the Temple? Actually, there were a few more things yet to be done to satisfy the Law after Mary’s purification was completed. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 28, 2019 in Gospel of Luke

 

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Paul and the Marriage Supper

It seems that some of the Jews and many of the gentiles who heard Paul speak in the synagogue of Pisidian Antioch wished to speak of these things again the next Sabbath (Acts 13:42-43), and both Paul and Barnabas spoke with them at that time and encouraged them to remain in the grace of God. That is, to believe the Gospel is a lot like receiving an invitation to an event and being excited over attending that event. Paul and Barnabas told these believers to remain excited; don’t be persuaded by someone who makes light of its value that the event isn’t worth attending. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 5, 2012 in Gospel, Paul's First Missionary Journey

 

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