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Is it ever revealed that Paul released those that he imprisoned?

So Paul (previously Saul) became a believer and an effective advocate for Christ, but only after he had imprisoned several believers. Acts 8:3 ESV But Saul was ravaging the church, and entering ...
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Is there divine retribution for those labeling others “Apostates” wrongly? [closed]

There is a Christian religion which claims to have progressive and uninspired understanding, yet demands to be followed as though it were inspired. Many have had to bear the very hurtful mark ...
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Are there any credible writings that demonize redheads? [on hold]

Is there anything in the Bible or other ancient texts that downgrade redheads? Redheads have suffered a fair bit of persecution over the centuries and still can today in various parts of the world. ...
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Will Christians be Persecuted during the end times? How will we know the end times are here? [closed]

What does scripture say about whether or not faithful Christians will be persecuted during the end times? I guess since Christians have been persecuted for millenia, the question is really whether or ...
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What is so appealing about Christianity? [closed]

Early Christianity soon after Jesus’ death, in spite of the whole powerful world being against the first believers, kept spreading rapidly in that region. More so because up to the point of Jesus' ...
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A question about practising Christianity against authority [duplicate]

Romans 13:1-2 (RSV) 1 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. 2 Therefore he who ...
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Do Christians have secret handshakes?

Did Christians ever come up with "secret" ways of knowing who other Christians were? I don't mean exactly a handshake, because I get that sometimes people don't (or can't) shake hands. Seems like it ...
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Christian founding of American colonies

Were most of the initial founders of the North American colonies really dissident Christians fleeing religious persecution in Europe? I've heard it said a number of times, but I wondered if it is ...