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What is Catholicism's basis for the worship of the Blessed Sacrament?

Please see the picture below: What is Catholicism's basis of honoring with Blessed Sacrament with the worship of adoration? What is the name given to this type of veneration? What other types of ...
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Unique statements in the Gospel of John, which Scholars take them to be accurate statements of Jesus?

Seeing as the synoptic Gospels (Mark, Mathew and Luke) do not contain the statements found in John like the "I Am" statements, I am curious to know which "conservative" scholars in our age believe ...
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God intended for FELLOWSHIP with man! [on hold]

Question- WHY did God create all the world and Mankind in the first place? This discussion tries to present and defend, It was for Fellowship with God. This comes before man as a sinner. The ...
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Jewish Bible differences

Why does 1 Kings 4:22 in the KJV equate to 1 Kings 5:2 in the Jewish rendering of 1 Kings? What basis does the KJV use versus the Jewish Translation Society?
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How do Quakers know when to start and stop their church meetings?

Worship meetings of the Religious Society of Friends (or "Quakers") are spent in silence unless people are moved by the Holy Spirit to act. This seems clear enough, however, I do not understand how a ...
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“Felix culpa” - is it correct?

In Easter hymn Exultet, it is spoken about felix culpa. Does it mean that the first sin was good for something?
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jehovah witness stance on John 1:1 [duplicate]

Does the Greek allow for there to be an "a" in John 1:1, as most Jehovah Witnesses proclaim? The use of the "a" changes Jesus from being GOD (the one God) to being a God (possibly one among many).
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Is Tim Keller's view of idolatry Biblical?

I just finished reading Tim Keller's Every Good Endeavor. In it, he says that in Ezekiel, there is a part where it talks about idols within the heart, "which involves making good things into ultimate ...
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About the belief in the after-life as indicated in the Old Testament [on hold]

I read Einstein did not believe in an after-life yet he considered himself a Jew. The thing is when King Saul consulted some fortune-teller or something like that and spoke to the ghost of Samuel (if ...
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About any philosophical discussions about the after-life [on hold]

Has the question about whether there is an after-life been discussed much in philosophy or Christian Philosophy. Did the philosopher Swinbourne or C.S. Lewis argue for an after-life and possible real ...
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By what ordinary methods has God preserved infallibility in the Catholic Church?

The Catholic Church teaches that in order for the saving truths of the faith to be preserved, explained, or observed, Christ endowed his Church with the charism of infallibility.1 It is not uncommon ...
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According to Scripture, does anyone born in the world have a God-given right to be baptized?

cf. This question: According to the Catholic Church, does any child have the “right” to be baptized? According to Scripture, and since scripture is inspired by God, does anyone born in this world ...
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Do Protestants believe Jesus and Satan are brothers?

Many, many times, I've seen or heard "Mormons believe Jesus and Satan are brothers". Technically, it's true. Mormons believe Jesus and Satan are sons of God, and by dictionary definition, people can ...
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According to the Catholic Church, does any child have the “right” to be baptized?

The Church, echoing the affirmation of the LORD himself, teaches that Baptism is necessary for salvation.1 Furthermore, parents are obliged to take care that infants are baptized in the first few ...
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What is the meaning of Isaiah 1:17?

Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless. Plead the case of the widow. (NIV) What does those three things mean? An how do you do such things? I would surely appreciate an ...
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Referred to as 'slaves'?

So I'm a little confused. While going through my daily reading, I came across this verse in 1 Peter 2:16: Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God's ...
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According to Scripture, is sacrifice a requirement for salvation?

Regarding salvation, I was always under the impression a sacrifice had to be made (and as Christians we know Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice for all sins), but looking through the Bible I see ...
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Drawing of a Christian helping his own assailant

A few years back I saw a drawing of a Christian priest helping his own assailant to get up. It was on a wiki page that I cannot remember. I am hoping that some one here knows the page, and maybe even ...
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Did only Jesus human body remain in the grave for the three days?

Jesus told the thief at Calvary : Luke 23:43 And Jesus said to him, "Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise." And yet he was not resurrected until after the Sabbath. So ...
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Does Jeremiah 8:8 imply that the scriptures were corrupted?

Most Christians think the Bible has been accurately preserved over the ages, and that the textual differences that exist are largely insignificant. But I came across this verse which makes me ...
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What does the phrase “in you” mean in a Christian context?

John 15:4 has the phrase "Live in me, and I will live in you." What does it mean to live in someone or to live in God? I think I've heard the phrase "in you" in Christian settings using verbs other ...
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What about the dinosaurs? [on hold]

If God "created" the world then explain Dinosaurs. If God "created" Adam and Eve, explain evolution. Why do you all reject science?
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Is it true that Jesus was simply someone more intelligent than the average and not a supernatural creature? [on hold]

I watched some documentaries about the subject a few days ago and all of them state that Jesus wasn't a supernatural being or a "savior" or anything like that. They all agreed that Jesus was simply ...
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Is God's glory presented as something that increases over time?

John 13:31-32 reads as follows: 31 When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him. 32 If God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in ...
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Is love in a human being immanent or is to say that heresy?

In a paper I am writing I am trying to find a good word to describe that love (and compassion?) are inherent in every human being, and preferably that it comes from The Divine. According to Catholic ...
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When will these judgement take place? [on hold]

When will the judgement take place? Will the judgement be postponed until the end of the world or will they take place as we die? Those who have died now, have they been judged or are they waiting for ...
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What is the reason for the differences in translations of Matthew 6:12? [migrated]

I have seen several different translations of Matthew 6:12 and even seen them used liturgically. Here is it in the Greek: καὶ ἄφες ἡμῖν τὰ ὀφειλήματα ἡμῶν, ὡς καὶ ἡμεῖς ἀφήκαμεν τοῖς ...
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Why does the LDS Church put an emphasis on prepping?

It's been many years since I attended LDS Churches, but I seem to recall quite a bit of discussion about emergency preparedness, which goes by the term "prepping" today. I've never seen this in other ...
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According to Catholic teaching, where does the disorder stem from?

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered." They are ...
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Why did John the Baptist lose his faith in Christ?

Clearly John was a prophet and he dedicated his life to God. God revealed to him that Jesus was the Messiah. In Matthew 3:13-17 he baptized Jesus, and proclaimed that he is The One in John 1:29 ...
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According to Calvinism, why does God give mercy to some and not to others?

So according to Calvinism as I understand it... ...God has chosen from eternity to extend mercy to those he has chosen and to withhold mercy from those not chosen. Those chosen receive salvation ...
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In Judges 15:8; Hip and thigh? [migrated]

In Judges, why and how does Samson attack them (the philistines) hip and thigh with a great slaughter. What in the world does that even mean?
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Why does the Lord's Prayer instruct us to ask God to forgive us “as we forgive others”?

When the disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray, He gave them this model commonly known as the Lord's Prayer. Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. ...
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Refuting false claim about The Catholic Church in the Medieval Ages [on hold]

I have a professor who keeps mentioning a false claim regarding the Catholic Church during the Medieval Times that I know is historically untrue but I do not know how to give a concise ...
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What is considered chaste behaviour from a Catholic perspective?

The Catholic church teaches that sexual love between a man and a woman is to be reserved to within marriage. My question is in the opinion of the Catholic church what is defined as pre-marital1 ...
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Why is Mary Magdalene the patron saint of hairdressers?

Why is Mary Magdalene the patron saint of hairdressers and when was the first time she was assigned this role? From Wikipedia: Patronage Apothecaries; Kawit, Cavite; Atrani, Italy; ...
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Who are the brothers and sisters in Matthew 25:40 refering to?

The Sheep and the Goats 31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will ...
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Where do Christian doctrines state that God, being supernatural, can never be detected by science? [closed]

I've heard apologetics claim that science could never prove the existence of God because if God is detectable by science then he isn't really a supernatural being. Is this in the doctrines of ...
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Will the Church go through the tribulation spoken of in the book of Revelation? [on hold]

In Revelation 7:9 it states, "After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and ...
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Why did Ananias die?

In Acts 4:32-5:11, Ananias dies when Peter asks him why he has held some of the proceeds of the sale of his property back from the communal pot. However, it is not made clear that he promised to give ...
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Is there biblical evidence that God knows my unspoken thoughts? [closed]

I am trying to understand the broader rules for my own existence. I know I exist and think. If I want to convey thoughts to another person or living being I have words. Many times words are poor ...
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When will believers of Christ get punished? [closed]

I just found out about the Judgment seat of Christ. And from what I'm understanding, this is not the place where God metes out punishment for God's children. Well, when will that time come? Can ...
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New Testament Poetry

In the Old Testament, there are lengthy poetic passages or entire books of poetry (e.g. Song of Songs). What poetry, if any is there in the New Testament? John 1:1-18 and Luke 1:46-55 seem like ...
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What is the basis from the Church's Sacred Deposit of the Faith for the concept of “gradualism”?

During the 2014 Extraordinary Synod on the Family, there has been a reference to the [theological] concept [/law/principle] of "gradualism", mention here and here in the media. It is also mentioned ...
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Is a Catholic annulment divorce in a Catholic way?

During an interview with America and La Nación – Argentina’s leading daily, in a response to a question , Cardinal Walter Kasper said This marriage was a reality, and to say it was canonically ...
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Poor defined as 'Any Poor' or 'Christian Poor' [on hold]

Context: Proverbs 19:17 He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again. Luke 12:33 Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide ...
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What is the earliest non-Judeo-Christian reference to Jesus? [duplicate]

I am looking for the earliest references to Jesus that are not Biblical. I am looking to identify historical documents unrelated to the Christian church (at the time of the writing). On the Jewish ...
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Was the Roman Catholic Church responsible for the change of Sabbath to Sunday as day of rest?

Some historians--both Catholic and Protestants--make reference to Constantine, the emperor, circa 527, as paving the way for the Bishop of Rome as responsible for the change that historically took ...
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If we are “Saved” by grace, then why are we getting "Judged?

Ephesians 2:8 (NIV) For it is by grace you been (Saved), through faith--- an this is not from yourselves,it is the gift of God. 2 Corithians 5:10 (NLT) For we must all stand before Christ to be ...
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What is the scientific effectiveness of “street preaching” as a method of evangelization?

I've been looking around for hard facts on the efficacy of street preaching but can't find any. Are there any hard numbers on the number of people who come to faith through this kind of evangelism? ...

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