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Are our sins of the future forgiven? John 20:23

Catholics say that our future sins are not forgiven (unless we confess them in the future) and say that John 20:23 (and maybe other verses which I can't remember), uses the past, i.e. "forgiven", so ...
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God creator vs. god small g the devil or satan [closed]

Does the bible refer to satan as god small g anywhere?
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What is the Word of Faith teaching on “little gods”

Rather than assuming Wikipedia is accurate, I thought I'd as for a better sourced answer to the question. Wikipedia's article on the Word of Faith movement lists various controversies regarding Word ...
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Was the Obadiah in 1 Kings 18 the same Obadiah who wrote the Book of Obadiah?

Pretty straightforward question - In 1 Kings 18, Elijah speaks with a servant of the Lord named Obadiah. Is that the same guy wrote the book of the same name?
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How is Samson a witness for the Lord?

My choir is singing a spiritual called Witness for my Lord which tells several stories of men who proclaimed God in some manner or other: Methuselah who lived a long life. Daniel who survived the ...
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The lie of the Old Prophet

In the 1 Kings, We have man of God from Judah, who came to Bethel to warn Jeroboam and ends up getting killed on his way out by an Old Prophet who lied to him. 1 Kings 13:18 New International ...
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Biblical references telling us we should be angry

Overheard on a Christian Radio station this morning: We all know that Jesus said if we are angry without cause, we are in danger of hellfire, and that the Bible tells us to be slow to anger. ...
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Are there any Christian doctrines that cover lucid dreaming?

Do any Christian traditions have doctrines that cover the issue of lucid dreaming? In particular, do any of these cover whether we control our minds at all times or if God can/does sometimes control ...
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Who is “Samuel” in the story of Saul, Samuel, and the Medium?

In 1st Samuel 28, Saul gets the witch of Endor to summon Samuel back from the dead. Is this really Samuel or some demon impersonating Samuel? If is the real Samuel here, how does this woman have the ...
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Are Many Christians postmodern in their approach to modesty? [closed]

Christians have a wide variety of opinions concerning modesty. Many say that if you believe you should dress a different way than that is fine for you--just don't impose your beliefs on us--because ...
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Do you have to have a certain amount of intelligence to get into heaven?

Is there a certain level of intelligence required to get into heaven? I would expect someone to be able to understand at least some of scripture to be saved, but how much intelligence is needed to ...