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Evidence for Jesus

  EVIDENCE FOR JESUS:  WAS JESUS' LIFE, DEATH, & DEITY REAL?   INTERNAL EVIDENCE (inside the Bible)   Attests to Jesus’ Deity, Existence & Death Scriptural Consistency, Prophetic Claims, Eyewitness Accounts, Internal Consistency, Corroborating & Circumstantial Evidence Archaeological Congruence & Evidence, Scientific Evidence, Jesus' Claims of Deity, Disciples Claims of Deity Jesus Predicts His Death & Resurrection – Mk 8:31-33, 9:30-32; Mt 20:17-19 Prophecies and Fulfillment of Christ Offspring of a Woman – Genesis 3:15, Luke 2:7, Revelation 12:5 Offspring of Abraham – Genesis 18:18, Acts 3:25, Matthew 1:1, Luke 3:34 Offspring of Isaac – Genesis 17:19, Matthew 1:2, Luke 3:34 Offspring of Jacob – Numbers 24:17, Genesis 28:14, Luke 3:34, Matthew 1:2 Descended from the Tribe of Judah – Genesis 49:10, Luke 3:33, Matthew 1:2-3 Heir to the Throne of David – Isaiah 9:7, 11:1-5, 2 Samuel 7:13, Jeremiah 23:5, Matt1:1,6, Luke 1:32-33 Born in Bethlehem – Micah 5:2, Ma

Was Peter Married? Is Priestly Celibacy Biblical?

    WAS PETER MARRIED?   IS PRIESTLY CELIBACY BIBLICAL? The Catholic Blog  - Helping people find answers to the most common questions about Catholicism with answers from the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Bible.  (  ) “Was Peter married? Is priestly celibacy biblical?” - Important Passages of  The Catechism of the Catholic Church  to Consider: “All the ordained ministers of the Latin Church, with the exception of permanent deacons are normally  chosen from among men of faith who live a celibate life and who intend to remain celibate ‘for the sake of the kingdom of heaven.’ ” (CCC 1579) “In the Eastern Churches a different discipline has been in force for many centuries…married men can be ordained as deacons and priests.  This practice has long been considered legitimate” (CCC 1580) “Celibacy is a sign of this new life of the service of which the Church’s minister is consecrated ; accepted with a joyous heart celibacy radiantly proclaims the Reign of God.” (C

What Does the Bible Say About False Teachers?

    WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY  ABOUT FALSE TEACHERS? Ephesians 4:11-14 “that we may  no longer be children ,  tossed  to and fro by the waves and  carried  about by every wind of doctrine,  by human cunning , by craftiness in deceitful schemes.” Colossians 2:8 “ See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition , according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.” (ESV) What is a prophet? How can I recognize a true prophet from a false prophet ?  A prophet is a messenger of God who carries a message directly and personally related and is held to 100% consistency with Scripture and 100% fulfillment of any predictive statements. (Deuteronomy 13:1-5, 18: 15-22) What is the difference between a prophet and a teacher?   Both roles include the element of teaching, but a prophet claims a direct encounter with God (dream, vision, meeting, voice, event, etc.) where God revealed or spoke a particular message to him. How