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A friend sent a supposed quote!

A friend sent my wife this quote attributed to Esther 4:13, "be still for a while and praise God for His favor". This is not Esther 4:13 and commentary on the book of Esther states that God is never ...
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Where did the gold given to Jesus Christ on his Birth has gone or where was it used

I want to know that where the gold has gone which was given to Lord Jesus Christ on his birth ? And where was it used...??
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Doctrine of biblical inerrancy and Pope Benedict XVI questioning the historicity of passage in the Gospel of Matthew?

"In his 2011 book, Pope Benedict XVI, besides repudiating placing blame on the Jewish people, questioned the historicity of the passage found only in the Gospel of Matthew which has the crowd saying, ...
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On Method in Catholic Moral Theology

My question is: what is a method (step-by-step recipe) in catholic moral theology? Optatam totius 16 provides the following guidelines for the dogmatic theology: Biblical topics Patristic ...
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Where did the belief that Saul fell from a horse come from?

Many people (especially Catholics; I don't know about others, but some say that protestants usually don't believe this) think that Saul/Paul fell from a horse at the moment of his conversion, perhaps ...
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Is God's name the only name hidden?

The Jews have a song they sing Abbi Nu Malchi Nu and they say it means our father our king. However, in Turkey at Mount Ararat several did not know who I meant as I spoke of Noah until they said oh ...
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What does Greek Christos mean

It is claimed that Greek Christos given to Jesus means anointed one and thus the same as Messiah. But I need to have proof and evidence that Greeks christened (anointed) kings or priests before Jesus ...
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Is there a way that is right and cannot be wrong? [on hold]

Is there a way that is right that cannot be wrong? I assume the baptism commanded by Christ, and the Apostles was for forgiveness sins, and is water baptism. I also make the assumption that it and ...
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Was Mohammed a Christian? [on hold]

When Islam was first founded there were some who considered it to be a heresy. 1 It wasn't until Mohammed was 40 years old that he claimed he was visited by the angel Gabriel and received his first ...
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Is baptism by water necessary for salvation? [duplicate]

John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. If the Kingdom of God is inside you (Luke 17:21), ...
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Faith healing- fake or real? [on hold]

There are many faith healers in today's world and many people who claim to be healed; there are also those who have not been healed who were supposed to be healed. Has anyone here been an eyewitness ...
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Catholicism vs. … Catholicism?

I have many catholic friends, and lately I have been engaging them as to whether or not they believe that salvation is by grace alone. My one catholic friend, (who would label themselves as an ...
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In the Atonement Offerings, what is being atoned for by the Burnt Offering and why? [on hold]

I understand the atonement found in the Sin and Trespass offerings but there is something very significant in the Burnt Offering atonement that seems to be overlooked/missed?
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Should I be careful when reading Bible fully [on hold]

I'm 33 and started introducing myself to Bible last 2 years. I find it contradicting and full of scaring things about people and humanity and it puts me under more pressure,as I am personally going ...
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How well-accepted are Thomas Paine's views about the Bible being against monarchy?

One of the most influential works which convinced people to support the American Revolution was a pamphlet by Thomas Paine called "Common Sense". (I first heard about it on Liberty's Kids!) "Common ...
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Did Philip see Jesus turn water into wine?

Did the disciple Philip witness Jesus turning water into wine? To my knowledge the verse doesn't explicitly state which disciples were with Jesus but is it known whether Philip was traveling with Him ...
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How can Catholic churches make rules that are not in the bible? [on hold]

What is the basis of the Catholic Church / Pope adding to or removing rules found in the Bible? I'm not talking about social rules but rules the church claim God wants people to live by. For example ...
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Do Angels retire/get reassigned? [on hold]

Last night my wife and I were talking about angels and we wondered if they get reassigned or retire from a position. We realize that there are different "jobs" that are held by different types of ...
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How old was Jesus Christ when he died [duplicate]

Herod died in 4BC and census was about between 14BC and 4BC, so by the accounts of gospels he was born before Herod's death so about 2-4 years before so his birth was around 10 BC, babies were killed ...
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Why do Christian's associate Jesus as the son of God? [duplicate]

Hi to the Christian community. I've always wondered why Christian's associate Jesus as the son of God? Let me elaborate. I am Muslim, and in Islam we believe that God has no partner. He is alone. ...
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If salvation is possible from all religions, then is proselytizing required?

There are some Christian groups who believe that all religions are inherently good and that a good person who rejects Jesus Christ will still go to Heaven. According to them, if good people can go to ...
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Were musical instruments alowed in the temple holy and holy of holys?

There appear to be examples of musical instruments on the temple grounds but is there any law allowing musical instruments in the temple sanctuary, the holy and the Holy of holys?
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Denominations that interpret Matthew 5:32 & 19:9 as NOT permitting divorce in the case of adultery?

Which denominations interpret these verses as not permitting divorce in the case of adultery, for those in a valid marriage? St. Matthew 5:32But I say to you, whosoever shall dismiss his wife, ...
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What does title of “Bishop” mean in some African-American churches?

I'm familiar with what "bishop" typically means in mainline, churches. It specifically points to an overseer of several other pastors and/or their congregations. Some African-American Christian ...
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Can a Catholic marry a Baptist? [duplicate]

Could a catholic marry a baptist or does one have to convert? How would the wedding look like and what type of church
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What do the Catholic Church consider constitutes intrinsically impossible things?

We all know that by his omnipotence, God can do anything and everything "possible". Q1. If so, what things are considered by the Church to be "impossible" for God to do? Q2. Is it correct to say ...
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Can I receive holy communion after divorce and remarriage? [duplicate]

I was abandoned in my first marriage and now remarried some years later. I was told by my local parish that my first marriage was a juvenile marriage but didn't get any paper work or go through any ...
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How dow we know? [on hold]

How do we nough God ex1sts? Just wunderin. Thanks 4 ur input. im just curius if some1 can giv me a strate anser. Thanks. How do we nough God ex1sts? Just wunderin. Thanks 4 ur input. im just curius if ...
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Questions Of Catholic Faith [on hold]

My name is Cameron Zeigler and I am a Catholic born and raised 15 year old boy. I am beginning to have doubts about my faith.I would like to reach out to someone who I know is knowledgeable about the ...
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Common Law is it acceptable? [on hold]

I have been living with a man for 10 years as a common law, we are in our 50s and over, I accept Jesus but he does not believe. I ask him to marry me so I can progress in my faith. He said no, I ...
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What is meant by “Calvinistic Work Ethic”?

How does this compare, if applicable, with protestant work ethic?
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When can God go against free will? [on hold]

or in what we have free will? Common Christian answer to question: Why God didn't stop the murderer/rapist to commit the crime? is that God doesn't go against somebodies free will. My ...
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Does God punish people for their ancestors' sins or not?

Exodus 20:5 (NASB) says, You shall not worship [idols] or serve them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth ...
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Atheist teacher what to do? [on hold]

I have a super atheist teacher can anyone think of some good ideas to challenge him with? I would really like to hit him with some facts regarding the issues.
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For those who view Israel typologically, what is the significance of the 12 tribes?

Many Christians view the historical nation of Israel that we read about in the Old Testament as a Divinely designed type of the Church, and their inheritance in the Promised Land as a Divinely ...
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Human sacrifice [on hold]

What is the Old Testament basis for saying that God requires a human sacrifice to forgive sin? That doesn't seem to fit with an all loving God to me. Also Jesus' parable of The Prodigal Son seems to ...
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What is the storyline order of the Bible?

I purposefully asked, "what is the storyline order of the Bible", because I don't want to know the order that the books were written in (which is chronological, I'm pretty sure.) What I want to see ...
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64 views

By what authority does the Catholic church have priests?

What does the Catholic church consider their priesthood? Is it a power and authority to administer the church or is it a brotherhood of people who follow Christ? Since Christianity, in general, is ...
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Is there a scriptural basis for treating the non-Gospel books of the New Testament as scripture?

Without citing any books of the New Testament besides the Gospels as evidence (since that would be self-referential), is there a scriptural basis (either in the Gospels or in the Old Testament) for ...
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So is Adam and Eve a Babylonian Myth? [on hold]

Since most of Genesis is made up of Stories from the Babylonian MYHTS and were put into the Torah after the Babylonian Captivity under the Prophet DANIEL and that really the JUDAISM is an EGYPTIAN ...
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According to Emanuel Swedenborg, will a good person who rejects Jesus go to Heaven?

According to Emanuel Swedenborg, or The New Church, can a good person go to Heaven if he rejects Jesus? If all religions are inherently good, it would mean the a good person who believes only in Allah ...
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Can you please clarify Acts 2:34 [migrated]

What does it mean when david said " The Lord said to my Lord'? There are clearly two Lord's being mentioned here.
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According to Emanuel Swedenborg, do infants go to Heaven?

According to Emanuel Swedenborg, or The New Church, do infants who die young go to Heaven? If not, do they go to Hell?
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Purpose of giving up a prisoner on the Passover [duplicate]

Why did they give over a prisoner during the Passover? What was the reason for that
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In what way did the early church read Sapiental passages like Proverbs 8:22 Christologically?

The question is asked because it is known that the sub-apostolic early church fathers ( 2nd century up to the 4th century) read Proverbs 8:22 Christologically, that is, in reference to Christ. ...
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Jesus' references to himself [duplicate]

Two gospels (Matthew and Luke) tell us that Jesus had no natural father. Why, then, would he call himself 'son of man', when that was exactly what he wasn't?
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If Eve was created from one of Adam's rib, how was Adam created? [closed]

Eve was createdfrom one of Adam's ribs, how was Adam created?
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We will judge angels? But we are lower than the angels

Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? 1 Cor 6:3 (KJV) This verse says that we will judge angels, but this verse 6 But one in a certain place ...
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Why are the gods [so] blood thirsty? [closed]

From this two articles Religion and Sacrifice, New Advent, it appears that both religion and sacrifice are universal. The question is, from a Christian perspective and understanding of the nature of ...
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According to the Church of God (Cleveland), are children sin-free?

I work with children in a day care that is part of the Church of God. Naturally, all of the employees except me are of the Church of God, which is fine by me. I am non-denom. I find it curious that ...

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