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Does Ignatius believe in the doctrine of “Eternal Generation of the Son”?

Ignatius wrote in A.D. 110 that Jesus was gennetos kai agennetos meaning “begotten and not begotten.” I believe in the doctrine of Eternal Generation of the Son for it is a historic faith of the ...
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Is God's rulership ultimately consensual.

Is there a place in our understanding of Heaven, and God's Kingdom/rulership in Heaven that the angels chose to have God's ways in there life, and God's ways are His Kingdom principles, etc as set out ...
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Is there any scientific explanation for the Sabbath Year?

For six years sow your fields, and for six years prune your vineyards and gather their crops. But in the seventh year the land is to have a year of sabbath rest, a sabbath to the Lord. Do not ...
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Should the bible be taken as inerrant? [on hold]

If the bible says that man is not good, no not one. And the bible was written by inspired men who are by default are not perfect, how can we take the bible as inerrant? Even the great prophets had ...
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Why doesn't the book of Leviticus prohibit father daughter incest? [on hold]

Why doesn't the book of Leviticus explicitly prohibit father daughter incest, where just about every other sexual law is represented. Was this seen as okay, was it just forgotten, or was it that the ...
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What is the origin of the tradition that Mary lived in Turkey after John took her there?

This website says that the last home of Mary, the mother of Jesus, was in Ephesus, Turkey. Where did this idea originate?
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Does Jesus/God understand uncertainty or sin?

I understand that Jesus has experienced the same weaknesses and temptations, but what about uncertainty? Or even sin itself? How can He understand what it is like to not know anything for certain when ...
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What is the Catholic Church's explanation of its listing of the Ten Commandments?

From Decalogue in Exodus 20:2-17 (RSVCE) and Deuteronomy 5:6-21 (RSVCE) has the the Catholic Church explained in her history and Tradition how she settled on this list of the Ten Commandments? One ...
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Did Augustine often complain that his contemporaries burdened the church with their traditions?

In Martin Luther's Table Talk we find: Augustine was the ablest and purest of all the doctors, but he could not of himself bring back things to their original condition, and he often complains ...
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To understand the “The Bible is the Word of God”

According to the Trinity. The Christian doctrine of the Trinity (from Latin trinitas "triad", from trinus "threefold")1 defines God as three consubstantial persons,2 expressions, or hypostases:[3] ...
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Is any of Jesus' carpentry still around?

Is there any of Jesus' carpentry still around or artifacts that people believe can be attributed to Jesus' work as a carpenter? Obviously this can't be answered with scripture alone. Since Google ...
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What is the meaning of “Sorceress” in Exodus 22:18? [migrated]

As I was reading my Bible completely through from the beginning I ran across this verse in Exodus 22:18: You should not suffer a sorceress to live. Up to this point, other than God's wonders, ...
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Jesus, the law of moses and the gentiles [on hold]

If Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ died for our sins and fulfilled the law of Moses and making it obsolete. Do we Christians have to follow that law? Hebrews 8:13 KJV In that he saith, A new ...
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The availability of supernatural power: A mistake? [on hold]

And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built. And the LORD said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the ...
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In the Catholic Church, what makes something illicit vs. invalid?

From this question, Why can't the laity preach a homily, and can a lay person ever preach?, in the Catholic Church, what determines the licitness vs. the validity of something. Please give examples.
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Please explain how the Israelites were supposed to keep the Sabbath year

Leviticus chapter 25 describes a "Sabbath year" for the land. Every seventh year the Israelites were not supposed to prune their vines nor plow or plant their fields. Lev 25:3-7 (NET) (Lev 25:3) ...
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where did Cain's wife come from? [duplicate]

According to the protestant point of view. Where did Cain's wife come from? In genesis it appears that at the time there was only Adam , Eve and Cain on the Earth at the time (Able being murdered). In ...
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Why can't the laity preach a homily, and can a lay person ever preach?

From this, Rochester diocese ends illicit practice of allowing lay people to preach homilies, perhaps because this was going on for such a long time, a person would ask what is the authoritative ...
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Why is Jesus so important and not the whole trinity? [on hold]

Why is Jesus so important even if he is only part of the trinity?
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re affirmation of belief [on hold]

My son was baptized as a baby in our Anglican faith .As a child there was no kid or youth group at our church so we let him attend this group at our neighbourhood baptist church. He has just completed ...
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Who are the 5 Brothers Mentioned at Luke 16:28 - Rich Man and Lazarus

Luke 16: 27 “He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, 28 for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’ Who ...
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Bishops have no free will?

Titus 1:7 KJV For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre; Why wouldn't Bishops have free ...
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Explain to those knowing only of the Ordinary Form of Mass, what incense is and why it is used during the Liturgy at Mass?

In the Mass of Paul VI (OF = Ordinary Form) it is extremely rare throughout a liturgical year for incense to be used as compared to what is now the EF = Extraordinary Form of the Mass. Explain to say ...
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Why did Christians kill other Christians during World War One? [on hold]

The Jehovah's Witnesses often use this as a crutch when sayings that Christianity is not a loving group. John 13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to ...
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Conscience: Christ's sacrifice vs the blood of bulls and goats?

While reading through Hebrews I came upon the following Scripture: For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. (Heb 10:4 ESV) However, in my recent studies, I came ...
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What's the significance of the 24 elders? [on hold]

The book of revelation chapter 4 through 8 and the commentary of others.
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What does the bible say about drinking? [duplicate]

Some say that the bible allows drinking alcohol, saying that Jesus himself made alcoholic wine at the wedding in Cana. In the Old Testament the demarcation between new wine (tee-roshe [Deuteronomy ...
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Why should we pray if God knows everything? [duplicate]

If God knows everything, then why do we pray? For example, my dad is in the hospital, and he's really sick. So I pray to God to help my dad get better. Doesn't God know he's in the hospital and in ...
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Was there doctrinal difference between Lollards and Waldenses?

Lollards and Waldenses are two historical movements that spread out of Catholic church, in England and France, respectively. I know they had similar views such as opposing the corruption of the ...
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Why are some of the Psalms written by authors other than David?

Why are many Psalms attributed to authors other than David? I read through Psalms and tried to figure it out but I just can't find it.
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What does Paul mean by “Love believes all things?”

In 1 Corinthians Paul says Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (1 Corinthians 13:7, ESV) This has long puzzled me from a couple of angles. ...
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Is the Catholic Church NOT against all birth control?

Card. Kasper made the following comments in an interview with WNYC Radio’s Brian Lehrer as transcribed in this article ‘The Church is not against birth control at all’: Cardinal Walter Kasper: ...
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Is Freemasonry now open to Catholics? [duplicate]

In the 1983 revised Code of Canon Law, there is not mention of Freemasonry. It is not explicit in Can. 1374 whether Freemasonry is one of the associations prohibited to Catholics. Can. 1374 A ...
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What is the Unity teachings of Jesus' resurrection?

The Unity church is unorthodox, however I was wondering what the exact teachings were of Jesus' resurrection.
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Do Christians consider psychic healing to be a non-Christian act? [on hold]

I believe that every church that follows a good and positive God is my church. My God wouldn't limit his beneficence to any one sect or institution, philosophy or religion. I believe that we all have ...
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Why do some Pentecostal preachers claim that Lucifer was a worship leader?

Here in Brazil, there are some Pentecostal preachers who claim that Satan (Lucifer) was the "Minister of Praise in heaven" or the "ruler of the Celestial Choir". I just want to know, according to a ...
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Why Christianity didn't spread through India [on hold]

Christianity spread around the world quite fast. Europe, America, Africa... Why couldn't it spread in India? Of the eastern countries, India seems to be the one with less number of Christians. ...
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What action would Christian ethics guide this missionary to do? [on hold]

Please pardon my english if you find any incongruent usage of words, grammar. A first posting by a non-english speaker I understand that hypothetical questions are usually missing all the relevant ...
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Do people in Heaven and hell effect us here on earth? [on hold]

In this moment there are people in Heaven and Hell. (As in this moment many are entering both) Can and do these people influence or effect us here on Earth? Do all the multi-billions of people in ...
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What do Jehovah's Witnesses believe about evolution?

From Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Believe in Creationism? on jw.org: No. Jehovah’s Witnesses do believe that God created everything. But we do not agree with creationism. Why not? Because a number of ...
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177 views

Why does God encourage humans to beat other humans? [on hold]

How do we explain God's statement in Exodus where he says: If a man beats his male or female slave with a club and the slave dies as a result, the owner must be punished. But if the slave recovers ...
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107 views

Why eat when there was no death? [on hold]

In Genesis, God tells Adam and Eve not to eat of a certain tree, but they can eat from any other tree. The bible also apparently says that before sin there was no death. So... Why the need to eat? If ...
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Do Christian concepts of fellowship allow for a congregation to welcome atheists to participate in their community? [on hold]

Due to family issues, I have come to distance people from me, mainly because the family issues made me a rough person and I am not "easy" to hang around. For the same reasons, I was never close to the ...
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What is the justification for applying God's promises to Israel to modern day Christians?

One of the favourite verse, used as encouragement, is this from Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give ...
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Why doesn't St. Paul use LOVE for each of the members, when he lays out the Rules for a Christian Households [Col 3:18-20]? [on hold]

In laying out Rules for a Christian Households, St. Paul says in: Colossians 3:18-20 (RSVCE) Rules for Christian Households 18 Wives, be subject to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. ...
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Same DNA for Adam and Eve? [on hold]

If Eve was taken from Adam's rib, would that mean they have the same DNA? To avoid this, why was not another portion of earth used to make Eve?
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How is offering X Hail Marys not considered vain repetition?

So if the Hail Mary is a prayer and saying the prayer multiple times is encouraged in Catholicism, what established reason does the Catholic church give to justify it not being a vain repetition. ...
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What types of signs are given by the “lights in the expanse of the heavens”?

On the fourth day, God created lights in the expanse of the heavens for "signs", among other things. Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the ...
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What are the differences between Catholics and the Jehovah's Witnesses

What the are differences and similarities between Jehovah's Witnesses and Catholics? To what extent is the official bible accepted by the Catholic church different from the official JW translation? ...
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What biblical passage(s) reveal(s) what God says was the fallen angels' sin?

From this question: Does the Bible provide any passages that might help in understanding how Satan became sinful?, answers have attempted to find from a biblical-basis, how Satan became sinful. This ...

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