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  • StephendeRafael
    Good and evil exist in this world, sometimes in the same person. No man has seen the Father. He does not make himself visible to human eyes. Jesus, sent from Heaven knew the Father. Abraham was His friend, and Moses his servant. I believe Jesus became what he was, through perfect obedience, perfect faith based on his study and adherence to the Torah, and the prophets. Joseph, his stepfather may have been clueless. We don't know but Mary knew and exalted God, or magnified Him. The mercy and grace of the Father is freely given to those who seek him, obey his commandments and have the faith of Jesus. That is what the Scriptures say.
  • Mark
    Though strange connection, it reminds me of the hidden agenda in the Universal Healthcare Bill. It speaks of children age 2 and under with defects or disabilities will be denied coverage because they will be a burden on society and the government for their lifetime.
  • Robert Soukup for verse 18
    When first I heard of the tragedy in CT, this came to mind.
  • Jay
    Mr doubting Thomas, you may be confused about trying to reconcile the two genealogies from Matthew and Luke, when they are not meant to be reconciled.
    1. In Matthew the holy spirit is begating and in Luke the holy spirit is the son of Joseph father is Jacob in Matthew 2. In Luke Heli is father-in-law to Joseph. Heli is father to Mary. God always comes through the man's genealogy and in order to do this he must use the women's father to make the connection.
  • Timothy Wayne George
    Herod lied to the wise men about his motives, but God knows the heart, and that is why He warned the wise men not to go back to Herod, but another way to their country. Joseph is warned in a dream to take Mary, and the Lord Jesus to Egypt so that prophecy would be fulfilled, out of Egypt, I have called my Son. When Herod dies, God tells Joseph to take Mary, and Jesus to Galilee, then after Herod's son is king, God tells him to take Jesus to Nazareth, for it was told He shall be called a Nazarene. God's word is true, and all of the prophecy concerning the birth of Christ was fulfilled.
  • Jah
    This chapter of the book tells me Christ was a threat to Herod's national security??? One minute, he wants to worship him then the next he wants to kill him. Thank God for dreams. It also tells me that Christ was obviously at war from day one… Everyone in those days knew the Messiah would come, when he did, some people wanted him dead. How evil is that? Will leaders of nations hand over power of their countries to Christ or God when they arrive? Or will they turn to Herod's method and try kill them? Do leaders kill children today? Of course they do. So what has changed?
  • Sue Barker
    I am a firm believer in Jesus Christ and the fulfillment of prophecy in the Bible and all that good stories. I have read this passage of scripture this morning and I am a bit confused. If someone can explain it to make complete sense I would be more than blessed by your knowledge. From verses 19-23, it explains that an Angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph after Herod's death and told him to take to young child and his mother and go into the land of Israel, Joseph obeyed and rose up and proceeded to take the young child and his mother as the Angel had said. BUT, when he heard that Herod's son was now in Herod's position, he was AFRAID to go there NOTWITHSTANDING being forewarned of God in a dream, he TURNED ASIDE into the parts of Galilee. He lived in a city called Nazareth, which was a prophecy fulfillment in itself as it was written that Jesus would be called a Nazarene. Now my questions: 1. Was Judaea, Galilee and Nazareth all in Israel? 2. Why did Joseph become AFRAID when he heard that Archelaus was in his father's place. We know that fear is not of God. If Joseph had the Angel of the Lord appear to him in a dream and he had Baby Jesus himself in his care, why then be afraid? 3. Did Joseph disobey the Angel of God in spite of being forewarned in a dream whereby "turned aside into the parts of Galilee"? Someone would do well to explain please. I know what would make sense here but I want to see if anyone is thinking along the same lines or if maybe I am wrong. Thank You and have a blessed day in Jesus' Mighty name!
  • Shirley
    My brother we can not give you answers that we do not have why the differents, only because we were not there when it was written. No matter where he was born nor what race he is he did a great thing for us thats enough for me to say thank you Lord for all you've done for me. The bible say's in 2 Timothy 2:15 study to show thy self approved unto God a workman that needeth not be ashame rightly dividing the word of truth.
  • Doubting Thomas
    But why don't these two birth narratives (the only ones that we have) match? They are totally different. They cannot be logically reconciled. If you harmonize these two Gospels, then you have created your own gospel, which would be a heresy.

    The author's of the Gospel of Luke and Matthew (hint, they were not disciples) birth narratives contradict.

    Why is that? Maybe if the authors of the Gospels could keep their stories from contradicting there wouldn't be doubters.
  • Shirley
    We could never give a greater gift then God gave us. He sent his son Jesus so that we may have a chance at the tree of life everlasting life. The only gift that we can give is to give or surrender or lives to him. There was a song writter that wrote a song there is no gift no greater then God. In Matthew God appears to Joseph in a dream. And in that dream he told him to take his wife and child and go to Egypt until Herod was dead because they were plotting to kill baby Jesus. Then an angle appeared before Joseph and told him to go to Israel That was where Joseph was from. Then they traveled to Bethleham where Jesus was born
  • Kennygross
    Those who doubt Gods Word; Must read James 1:2-10.
    Instead of doubting Gods Word. If you pray and ask God to give you wisdom and understanding.
    Looking through spiritual eyes which comes from the heart. That is where the Holy Spirit lives inside you heart. And then once you have accomplished this your doubting will be turned into observing. Only then the mystery of your doubts will be revealed. As the bible reads in Matthew 6:33. Seek ye first the kingdom of God,and his righteousness;and all these things shall be added unto you. And this is my prayer for all doubters. God bless.
  • Doubting Thomas
    Luke says that Joseph and Mary traveled to Bethlehem (being great with child). Matthew says that they already lived in Bethlehem. Which story is correct?

    The Shepherds appear in Luke and in Matthew it's the Magi. Which is story correct?

    In Matthew, Joseph takes his family to Egypt and in Luke they go to Jerusalem and then return to Galilee. Which story is correct?

    Matthew and Luke are the only Gospels with the birth narrative. They do not agree. Why would that be?

    Isn't the Bible supposed to be inerrant?
  • Kennygross
    Matthew 2; reads about the greatest event ever told. The Lord Jesus Christ coming down to earth
    in a form a baby. As prophecy unfolds through out
    bible history. Num24:17 There shall come a Star out of Jacob, and Is60:2 The Lord shall arise upon
    thee, and his glory shall be upon thee. GOD the creator of all things. The perfect and awsome
    designer he was put it all together. From the beginning to ending. Genesis 1 to Revelation 22. The greatest miracle ever seen by man is to see the son of God to asend down from heaven to be born in the flesh. To become Emmanuel, which means God with us. Here on earth, walking around preaching the gospel. And many other miracles.
  • Akins
    What we give to him shows who he is to us
  • Akins
    3 gift was given by 3 wise men to a child living by the holyspirit in the Father-the significant of these gifts were to authenticate his personality
  • Bishop L. Jackson
    Isaiah 7;14 Therefore the lord himself shall give a sign; Behold,a virgin shall conceive,and bear a son,and shall call his name Immanuel.This mean that God;Prophets;WAS hereing from heaven;400 YEAR LATER;The prophecies came to pass.THANK GOD FOR PROPHECIES;
  • Olawuni mathew
    Mathew chapter 2 talks about the birth of our lord Jesus. The holy ghost is at work just as was in the day of virgin mary.
    Wow. sometime we can miss alot in God word. it was three . Matthew 2:8-13 (man-talking about one)
    (Men) can mean more then one. as you read it say. when they. --which they saw, they departed . went befor them. Vs 10. when they. they rejoiced Vs 11 and when they were they saw the young child and when they had open their treasures they presented , unto him. the number mean alot to God. he do alot in numbers three is the Father the Son and the holy spirit . so they were presented the the gifts to all in one. ( my Thought) is Sometime we can be it is about us, Lets look at it like this, NO one can say well I gave him two gift to your one. or my gift was better then your gift. each wise men gave him a gift.
  • Unity
    Regular girl hello to you. Respectfully, what are you thinking. Where is this information you are writing coming from.
  • Phillimon ngoma
    am very much enterested on joseph today,he was obedient to the voice of God.1-to take mary to his home as a wife while pregnant,he didnt sleep with her,lack of abeter term,2-he went to egypt,3-he came back by the word of God.oh what a man,he has blessed my life.
  • Jay Jay
    Hi Carols, I believe, there is a signifigance meaning to the gifts presented to Jesus, Joseph and Mary at the time of Jesus' birth. Gold represents His Kingship, Frankincence as a Preist and Myrrh as His role of a Prophet. Jesus although the Son of God, yet He is our King of King, High preist and He is a prophet who was rejected by His own people(Jews).
  • Carlos Hinojosa
    Is there a signifigance meaning to the gifts presented to Jesus, joseph and Mary at the time of Jesus' birth?
  • Kevin Chambers
    The Holy Spirit comes upin you when reading the
    WORD. I hope that many others are doing the same.
  • Donna
    I am so glad that God's word is truth. In Matthew chapter 2 said the wise men. If you notice everytime at Christmas they always show 3 wise men. The bible do not mention the number of wise men. So this lead me to believe that christmas is a pagan holiday and we really should be honoring God's holy days. Praise Jah
  • Godsteddy
    I have read this chapter so many times in my life but it was only today that I recognized some things as yet not seen. I always thought the wise men were soon there when Jesus was born because they followed the same star that was seen on the night of His birth and only now realize that it must been a very long time with travel and inquiry before they found him. I wonder how old he really was when they did see him? Obviously, around two as Herod ordered the sorrowful execution of all children 2 and under. I also always wondered why an angel would tell Joseph to go into Isreal when God knew Joseph would be afraid and turn from it to Galilee. I see that this was a testing time for Joseph. He followed God's command without question and even when he did find himself afraid, God came again (this I had not realized) and warned him of the danger backing up his decision to go. As with all, very much enjoyed reading this chapter today.
  • Stephenderafael
    Matthew more than the other Gospels cite the prophesy from the Old Testament referencing the coming of the Messiah, though the language wasn't always clear. Nevertheless it was clear Jesus was born as documented and spoke all the words that were supposed of him and performed the miricles he performed in testamony of the Living God whom he served and died in perfect obediance to Him, the maker and sustainer. Your sins are not washed away if you persist in them. Jesus demonstrated the mercy of the Father and his Soul lives, but our Souls are hanging in the balance and our judgement weighed before their throne.
  • Angela Oxendine
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  • Shirley shabazz
    Thank God for his words. It is sometimes in life we all fail to want to take up the bible and read. But wow my God........It is all at eye sight. we have fun we get on the computer. Now just go to the word and I say thank you for all the joy I get.When I read the book of Matthew, Again thanks for the word.
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