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Which Gospel's infancy narrative does not tell a story, but announces the truth that Jesus always was?
Jesus caused the blind people to see, deaf people to hear, and lame people to walk. He cured many dreaded skin diseases, healed a woman who had been bleeding for twelve years, and relieved the sufferings of many others.
Jesus demonstrated mastery over the elements. He calmed a storm and walked on water. His cursing of a fig tree caused it to wither. He fed five thousand when he multiplied the loaves and fish. He changed water into wine.
Jesus expelled a legion of spirits from a crazy man, sent the evil spirits into a herd of swine which then ran off a cliff, healed epileptics, a possessed blind and mute man, and a demoniac who was in the local synagogue.
raising from the dead
Jesus brought many dead people back to life: the widow's son at Nain; the daughter of Jairus; and his friend, Lazarus, whose corpse lay rotting in the grave.
Council of Jerusalem
the first church council, which was called to resolve the growing controversy over whether or not Gentile Christians would have to observe Jewish law
Secondary Pauline writings penned by disciples, secretaries, or admirers of Paul. These letters -- 2 Thessalonians, Ephesians, Colossians, 1 and 2 Timothy, and Titus -- have different vocabulary, style, theological themes, content, and historical context than the letters indisputably written by St. Paul.
Being made right (righteous) with God. It is a free and undeserved gift of God through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
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