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Was John the Baptist a Christian?
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John the Baptist was an ascetic Jewish prophet known in Christianity as the forerunner of Jesus. John preached about God's Final Judgment and baptized repentant followers in preparation for it. Jesus was among the recipients of his rite of baptism.
 

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What is a savior?
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What is a savior?

Luke 2:8-11 . . And in the same region there were some shepherds staying out in
the fields, and keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of The Lord
suddenly stood before them, and the glory of The Lord shone around them; and
they were terribly frightened.

. . . And the angel said to them: Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good
news of a great joy which shall be for all the people; for today in the city of David
there has been born for you a savior, who is Christ the Lord.

The Greek word for "savior" in that verse is soter (so-tare') which means: a
rescuer.

Rescuers typically help people who are in grave distress and/or imminent danger of
death and/or serious injury, and helpless to do anything about it; e.g. Red Cross,
Firemen, Emergency Medical teams, snow patrols, mountain units, and the Coast
Guard and National Guard.

Wouldn't it be awful if those agencies refused to assist desperate folk until they first
proved themselves deserving? Well lucky for everyone that those agencies work on
the basis of need rather than merit or many of us would end up thrown back to the
wolves.

I think quite a few people are under the impression that Christ is some sort of
probation officer; viz: if people "endure to the end" as they say; then he grants
them a clearance for heaven. But God forbid they should fail to satisfy the
conditions of their probation, because then they're out the door.

Probation can be likened to a sword of Damocles hanging over people's heads by a
slender thread easily broken by conduct unbecoming. How dare the angel of Luke
2:8-11 describe his announcement as "good news of great joy" if probation were
actually what's meant by sozo instead of rescue.

On the other hand; if Christ is in the business of rescuing people from the wrath of
God in accord with the humane principles underlying normal emergency services;
then yes, I fully agree with the angel that the birth of Christ is something to get
excited about.
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What defines an angel?

The Hebrew word for "angel" is mal'ak (mal-awk') which doesn't especially indicate
a celestial being. The word is a bit ambiguous and essentially means a dispatched
deputy or a messenger; viz: someone who speaks for, and/or represents, another;
i.e. an ambassador and/or someone selected by God for a special purpose.

Priests are mal'ak. (Mal 2:7)

The New Testament word translated "angel" is aggelos (ang'-el-os) which means
pretty much the same thing as mal'ak. For example john the Baptist is labeled an
aggelos. (Mal 3:1 and Matt 11:10) and his assistants too are labeled aggelos (Luke
7:24)

The heads of the seven churches to whom John penned letters in Revelation are
labeled aggelos.

All of which tells me we should never assume that the word "angel" in the Bible eo
ipso indicates a heavenly being. It could just as easily be a human agent on a
divine mission, e.g. Heb 13:2.
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Was Jesus a Christian?
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it may sound strange to say, but no, Jesus was not a Christian.

A Christian is a person who has faith in Jesus Christ as his or her Lord and Savior (Romans 10:9–10). Jesus is the foundation for the Christian faith, but, based on the definition of the word, He could not Himself be called a Christian. Christianity is built upon His identity as the Son of God (John 19:7), His perfect life (Hebrews 4:15), and His substitutionary death and resurrection for the forgiveness of sins (2 Corinthians 5:21).

See (Genesis 3:15; John 12:31) (Luke 19:10) (Matthew 5:17) (Mark 14:24) (Titus 2:14).

Christianity is the result of Christ’s finished work of salvation, and He now builds His church (Matthew 16:18). Christianity is not a religion in this sense: religion is man’s attempt to reach up to God, but Christianity teaches that God has reached down to man. The Son of God, the second Person of the Trinity, took on human flesh and, during His time on earth, was literally God reaching out to us (John 1:14; 3:16–18).

See (Matthew 5:17–18) (Leviticus 9:3; 1 Peter 1:18–19; Hebrews 9:13–14) (Deuteronomy 7:6–8).

For centuries God had promised that He would send His Messiah to rescue His people and reign over them forever. The coming of Jesus was the fulfillment of that promise.

Another reason that Jesus cannot be called a Christian is that the term Christian was not coined until after His resurrection and ascension into heaven. Believers were first called Christians in the city of Antioch in Syria (Acts 11:22). The term means
“little Christ’s.” or Christ-like. It was originally used in a derogatory way, but believers came to embrace it as a badge of honor. Christians today should obey the voice of their Master and still consider themselves “little Christ’s” in the sense that they imitate the Lord Jesus. Jesus cannot properly be described as a Christian, but He is the Christ from whom Christians get their name.
 

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What Is Original Sin?

The so-called original sin was committed by the first man (Adam) relative to a
certain forbidden fruit. (Gen 2:8-17 and Gen 3:6)

The last ten verses of the letter to Romans explains that Adam's posterity are all
reckoned implicated in his act.


Rom 5:13 . . Just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through
sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned

"all sinned" is grammatically past tense; indicating that the entirety of Adam's
posterity, from first to last, regardless of age, race, gender, and/or religious
preference, are implicated in eating the forbidden fruit. That of course includes the
first women Eve because she was constructed with material taken from Adam's
body.

Thus so everybody is doomed to die not for something they did to deserve death, but
for what he did.


Rom 5:18 . .The result of one trespass was condemnation for all

The fairness of this situation is very difficult to accept, nevertheless it is what it is,
and futile to complain.

The good news is that the original sin isn't a sin unto Hell, rather, it's a sin unto
death. In other words; the proper punishment for the original sin is simply
everyone's demise.
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What Is The Fallen Nature?
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What Is The Fallen Nature?



In a nutshell: the so-called fallen nature is a preference for unobstructed,
unrestrained, self rule; i.e. deciding for one's self what determines right and wrong
and/or what determines good and evil. In that respect, the fallen nature tends to
be its own God and resists cooperating with the real God. (Gen 3:22)
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How were John the Baptist's mom and Jesus' mom relatives?
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Luke 1:39-45

From his birth until his death, Jesus was surrounded by his family. Close family ties were well established before his birth, as evidenced of disciple Luke biblical account of the travel of the Virgin Mary to Jordan to visit Elizabeth, her "cousin." Elizabeth was actually Mary's aunt, sister of Anna, Mary's mother.

Elizabeth is Mary's cousin. She is now elderly and she and her husband, Zechariah, have never been able to have children. … Their child will grow up to be John the Baptist , the person whose role in life is to prepare people for Jesus.
 
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Anna, Mary's mother

The only Anna in the New Testament is located at Luke 2:36-38, and I really
don't think it's possible to relate her to Jesus' mom.

Look, I don't mean to disparage your religion; but you really ought not to be
introducing non biblical Catholic traditions on Christian internet forums.
Granted your traditions are true and reliable for Catholics, but non Catholics
regard them as fantasy useful for for only one purpose: muddying the waters.
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The only Anna in the New Testament is located at Luke 2:36-38, and I really
don't think it's possible to relate her to Jesus' mom.

Look, I don't mean to disparage your religion; but you really ought not to be
introducing non biblical Catholic traditions on Christian internet forums.
Granted your traditions are true and reliable for Catholics, but non Catholics
regard them as fantasy useful for for only one purpose: muddying the waters.
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In Revelation 11:8 (NKJV) And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.

do you know what this phrase mean? the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. In Revelation
 

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Did Jesus' mom expect him back from death?
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Did Jesus' mom expect him back from death?


A search of the names of the women who went out to Christ's grave site on Easter
morning doesn't find her mentioned among them, nor does 1Cor 15:1-8.

None of Christ's original disciples believed he was going to recover from crucifixion,
so it shouldn't surprise anyone that Christ's mom didn't believe either. It's not like
she committed some kind of heinous atrocity or gross sin. Her doubt was simply
status quo among Christ's followers.

There's really very few plausible Bible reasons why Christ's mom wasn't out in the
cemetery waiting to greet her son Easter morning.

1» She didn't believe he was coming back

2» She didn't believe he could come back

3» She forgot he said he was coming back

4» She didn't know he said he was coming back

5» She was indisposed when he came back

6» She was out of town when he came back

In regards to No.1; because normal mothers are so bonded to their own flesh and
blood, this reason seems to me the most likely.

In regards to No.2; the physical mess Jesus was in after his ordeal makes this a
likely possibility; but no excuse.

In regards to No.3; that actually happened to a number of the disciples-- but would
a normal mother forget something like that?

In regards to No.4; it's highly unlikely Jesus would confide such an important
matter with his disciples and not his own mom-- the alleged Queen Of Heaven and
the Mother Of All Christians?

In regards to No.5; there's nothing in the Gospel narratives suggesting Christ's
mom was indisposed.

In regards to No.6; it's highly unlikely Christ's mom would leave Jerusalem if she
knew her boy was going to recover from crucifixion. Any truly loving mother would
want to be on hand when her boy was restored to life and his injuries healed.
Surely that would be just as much cause for a joyous reunion as a son coming
home alive and well from Afghanistan.

I don't know if any hereabouts have children of their own, but I can tell you from
39+ years of parental experience with a very sensitive woman, that if my son were
to be killed, and his mother expected him back in three days; she would have been
camped out in that cemetery all three of those days waiting for him; and threats to
cut her throat wouldn't persuade her otherwise. Any normal mother would have
been out there in that cemetery even if there was only a remote chance their boy
might recover. I know, because I've seen that kind of mother's love right here in
my own home.

If Christ's mom truly believed her boy would recover, and truly expected him to;
then if she was even half the mother my wife is; she would have been out there at
the very least on the third day waiting for him with food and water and fresh
clothing; but alas, she wasn't: not because she didn't love her son; but simply
because she wasn't expecting him to be there.
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Why did the man in Luke 16:19-31 address Abraham as "father"?
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Why did the man in Luke 16:19-31 address Abraham as "father"?


Abraham, in turn, addressed the man as "son" which strongly suggests to me that
he's a Jew; and as such would be related to Abraham as grandfather/grandson via
Isaac and Jacob.
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