Category Archives: Jesus Christ

The Miraculous Feeding of the 5,000 and the 4,000 in the Gospels

Recently I was asked about the feedings of the multitudes in the text of the Gospels. What do the two feedings mean? Is there some symbolism here? I have read some commentaries from writers that get into the numbers and … Continue reading

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I AM – John 18.5

Notice how Jesus identified himself to his enemies in John 18.5. He told them, “…I am he….” The he in this sentence is italicized, meaning that it was not in the original Greek text. The Greek text simply says “I … Continue reading

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Followers of the Way

From a close reading of the text of the New Testament, evidence suggests that the first followers of Jesus had a name not many are familiar with. Early followers of Jesus had many names, and one of the names used … Continue reading

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Newel Knight saw the Savior – 1830

During the last week in May I went on a visit to Fayette and was baptized by David Whitmer. On the first day of June, 1830, the first conference was held by the Church. Our number consisted of about thirty, … Continue reading

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John 20:17 Touch me not

The seeming refusal of Jesus to permit Mary to touch him, followed almost immediately by the appearance in which the other women were permitted to hold his feet, has always been the source of some interpretative concern. The King James … Continue reading

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Matthew 27:25 His blood be upon us and our children

This is a very difficult passage in the New Testament. My contention is that the earliest Christians were Jews, otherwise Christianity would not have evolved in the synagogues for the first decades of its existence. Christianity came out of the … Continue reading

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John 5:39 Search the Scriptures

Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me (John 5:39). From my reading of the text, Jesus disapproves of searching the scriptures while he addresses “the Jews” (John … Continue reading

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