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What is the basis upon which the concept that God and Allah are the same?

On several occasions I have heard it said that both Islam and Christianity serve the same God. They have said that both serve the God of Abraham, however. In comparing the two, God's nature and ...
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Confirmation vs born again

Are there conflicting views in Protestantism between confirmation vs born again (with "repentance")? (I guess that there are.) Could you list all main opinions on these different views of salvation? ...
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In Romans 7 is Paul talking about before or after he was saved?

In Romans 7:15 Paul said "For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I." and in Romans 7:11 Paul said "For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, ...
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How are American non-denominational campus outreach lay ministries conducted?

How are American non-denominational campus outreach lay ministries conducted? I think the purpose is either to serve the greater community's needs as a form of community service or to convert people ...
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Is there an doctrinally supported name for a designated “home prayer space” in the RCC?

Some Catholics set up "prayer stations" in their homes, placing crucifixes, candles, and sometimes a few small saint statues for their particular devotions. In doing so, they create a special place ...
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Were humans once angels? [on hold]

Are humans fallen angels who are being given the chance to earn their place in heaven again? I was reading somewhere that this is true. The source gave no scripture references, however. Please give ...
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Do christians need to keep the Passover?

Do Christians need to keep the Passover on the 14th day of the first month? If not, why?
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Demon Possession of Jesus' Time - Today's Diagnosable Mental Disorders?

Quite a few of the things Jesus and his disciples had to address they had diagnosed as "demons". Today we call things of similar symptoms "disorders". Epilepsy: Matthew 17:14-16 Multiple Personality ...
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Bible Canonization Date

Was the canonization (completion) of the bible achieved in 397, 419 or a different date? Does the date vary by each branch of Christianity? Do some branches of Christianity still make changes ...
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Is there any biblical basis for believing in the Book of Mormon?

I know that Mormons say the Bible and the Book of Mormon don't contradict. I don't know about that, but I would like to know whether there actually is a verse in the Bible that could support the ...
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Which Orthodox Churches Accept the Baptism of Heretics?

Primary Question: Orthodoxy is divided on whether to baptize converts who were baptized by heretics under the Trinitarian formula. Some groups baptize them; some groups only require chrismation. ...
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If flesh & blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God (1 Cor. 15:50), how did the Lord Jesus show His “hands and feet” after the resurrection? Luke 24:39

Greetings Brother and Sister in Christ, As blood and flesh can't inherit the King of God, how Lord Jesus could be resurrected with same blood and flesh , I mean He showed his hands and feet to ...
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A question on 'leadership'

Why is it common for pastors to advocate leadership (including their own) when it is easy to conclude that it is anti-biblical according to what Jesus had said? "Do not be called leaders; for One is ...
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Why does Jesus' Resurrection mean hope for an individual and in what context?

This Easter, the phrase "Jesus' Resurrection represents hope for you and your family", was repeatedly stated among different Christian outlets (sermons, radio stations, banners, etc nation wide in the ...
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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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How do Christians reconcile God's omnipotence with his omniscience?

If God is truly omniscient as in "all knowing", then God knows everything including the future. But doesn't this then remove his choice to do something other than the choices he takes in the future ...
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Do Rastafarians believe in Jesus as the Way to God?

Do Rastafarians believe that Jesus is the way to God in the same way that Christians believe as I find that their singing speaks a lot about God and spiritual matters.
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What does it mean “my God my God why have you forsaken me”?

What is the correlation between these two scripture? Why Jesus felt forsaken if he knew what was going on? Why was it mentioned in Old Testament as well as New Testament(in two places)? Psalm ...
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Was the marriage between Abraham and Sarah incestuous?

In the comments to this answer to the question of why Abraham lied to Pharaoh about his relationship with Sarah, the following question which I am about to pose, appeared: Was the marriage between ...
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Is an adulterous priest still a priest?

If a long-married priest is divorced on grounds of adultery, and in fact had been having affairs throughout the marriage, can he still be allowed to minister as a priest?
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Am I truly saved forever when I accept Jesus by faith? [on hold]

I drifted away from God because of sin in my life, however, my brother contends that when I accepted Jesus Christ, by faith, that sin can no longer separate me from him. Should I feel condemned for my ...
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Was Bible Revealed to Jesus? (Christian Perspective)

I am asking this question from a Muslim perspective. We are told that Zubur and Injeel (Old Testament and New Testament) were revealed to Moses and Jesus just like Quran was revealed to Muhammad ...
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Why did Jesus need to die? [duplicate]

Why did God the Father send His son Jesus, to die in agony which would somehow save us all from sin and death? Couldn't he have just said, "you're all forgiven... the end!"? Why did it have to be all ...
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Where in the Bible does it say that God doesn't have forms?

In Genesis, God walks on the garden of Eden. Israelites saw a sapphire throne below God's feet. Ezekiel saw a throne and someone sitting on it. So is John in revelation. In Mamre, Abraham saw 3 guys, ...
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How does someone accidentally make an oath? Leviticus 5:4

How does someone accidentally make an oath (an oath that they are "unaware" they had made)? Does it mean basically all careless statements about taking a particular action are in effect an oath? ...
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Difference between dedicating a person vs a house in leviticus 27? [migrated]

It seems straightforward that if a house is dedicated then it can only be brought back by paying the set value plus 20%, but I'm a bit confused about what the passage is saying about dedicating ...
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What is required to get into heaven [on hold]

In Luke 10:25-28, Jesus seems to answer that all it takes to get to heaven is to love God and love your neighbor. Is there any reason to believe his answer is incomplete here? I've read others state ...
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Why does Judaism celebrate Sabbath on Saturday and most Christians celebrate Sabbath on Sunday?

When did most Christians (possibly excluding exceptions such as Seventh Day Adventists) and Jews start celebrating Sabbath on different days of the week and why?
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On the validity of the anticipated absolution in absence of the related confession

According to Catholic Church, what are the cases in which the absolution can be anticipated and the confession left for a time in which it will be possible to make it? Also, in cases of anticipated ...
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Does the Bible condemn white lies?

Orthodox views on it state that any sort of lie is a sin by itself. More liberal Christians will say that it doesn't really mean that much provided it doesn't hurt anybody. But more importantly than ...
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Is there Biblical support for Hell?

One of the common tenets of Christian Universalism (as well as Annihilationism) is the non-existence of Hell as an eternal punishment for non-Christians, that everyone has been granted salvation ...
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How did Jesus reconcile his teachings with Judaism?

The Gospels tell us that Jesus was a Jew. Yet Jesus revealed that he was the Son of God. It seems to me that Jesus' contemporaries must have been forced to decide if his teachings were either: ...
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Is the biblical idea of being “born again” compatible with eastern religious ideas of reincarnation?

Just a simple question: is the biblical idea of being born again compatible with eastern religious ideas of reincarnation?
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What exactly was the original sin?

I always used to consider the original sin committed by Adam and Eve as eating the forbidden fruit from a particular tree. But recently my husband commented that Adam and Eve had sex with each other ...
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How much were the 30 pieces of silver (Judas's payment) worth?

We often see ancient sums of money approximately described in terms of some modern currency. How much were the 30 pieces of silver which Judas received as payment for his betrayal worth, expressed in ...
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What was Martin Luthers perspective on the apostasy of the early Christian Church?

Was his belief that their foundation was faulty to begin with or that through time they fell into an apostate state and needed to be reformed back?
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Is “Mormon” a disrespectful term?

When I was in Utah, I found myself consciously avoiding the term "Mormon," in favor of "LDS." While I understand the term "LDS" means "Latter Day Saint," what I don't know is either the provance or ...
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Was Jesus' resurrected body the same as his glorified body that he now has in heaven?

Most people understand that the Scriptures teach that the body in which Jesus was crucified was the same body that came out of the grave, but that the body in which He now dwells in, was that  changed ...
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What is the biblical argument against the claim that Jesus is just “a god”, but not “God Almighty”?

As I understand it, Jehovah's Witnesses teach that Jesus is a god, but not God Almighty. However, this goes against the teaching of the majority of Christian denominations and certainly evangelical ...
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Define “believe” from the Christian prospective

The statement "I believe in Jesus" is often used by Christians,but how should "believe" be defined? Should it would be defined as trusting, accepting and embracing the teachings and philosophies of ...
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How do Arminians understand the doctrine of Unlimited Atonement in a way that does not make God unjust?

The doctrine of unlimited atonement teaches that Christ died for all mankind, but only paid for the sins of those who believe in Him. If this is the case then either Jesus already knew who would ...
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If we are to think good things(Phil 4:8) why are there seemingly pointless sinful things in the Bible?

8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good ...
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What were Jesus's last words on the cross?

I've been comparing the same events written across different gospels recently, and although I was aware of the differences between the gospel accounts of Jesus's very last moments before death I ...
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Who talked to Moses in Exodus 33:9?

Some translation says: Exodus 33:9 It happened, when Moses entered into the Tent, that the pillar of cloud descended, stood at the door of the Tent, and spoke with Moses. - ...
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If God controls our decisions, does this mean we don't have free will?

This was originally part of this question However, it's really a separate line of logic (and therefore a different question, imo). If others prefer, I can remerge this into the original. God is ...
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Does Christianity allow Christians to celebrate other holidays?

A quick search on Google will come up with several Christian holidays including: Valentine's Day Good Friday Thanksgiving Christmas However, in many multi-cultural countries, there are often ...
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46 views

Joel 2: From Eden to Ruination? To what is this referring?

Joel Chapter 2:1-2. 1 Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill. Let all who live in the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming. It is close at hand— ...
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44 views

Does the Bible say Purgatory exists? [on hold]

I am struggling to know whether Protestant or Catholic Christians are right and I keep being told by so-called "Catholics" that the Bible teaches Purgatory, (e.g. for David). What do you think? ...
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Is there divine retribution for those labeling others “Apostates” wrongly?

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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At what time of day was Jesus crucified?

Mark 15:25, 18 KJV And it was the third hour, and they crucified him. and And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews! John 19:14-16 KJV And it was the preparation of the passover, ...

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