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What are the verses of all the Bible stories that deal with infertility?

Many women in the Old and New Testaments were barren (infertile). What are the verses for all the Biblical stories that deal with infertile women, including those in the books Protestants call the ...
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What is the position of the Episcopal Church on the evolution of man?

Pope Francis, in a speech given at a Pontifical Academy of Sciences, has declared his support of evolution as the scientifically correct explanation of the origin of man. Following on the statements ...
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If someone had the staff of Moses today, would it still work? [on hold]

If not, would the staff of Aaron still work to this present day? Just wondering.
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How can God speak human languages? [on hold]

How can God not be a human and yet speak in a human language such as Hebrew when saying "let there be light". How can someone such as Moses actually know what God says? God is superior to his creation ...
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Which person of the Trinity walked in the garden of Eden? [on hold]

Genesis 3:8 tells us: Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the ...
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What are devotionals? [duplicate]

What the word "devotional" means in Christian context? Is it true that every devotional calls for prayer? Can a book on several topics in New Testament (grouped by topics) be called a devotional? (I ...
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Having trouble converting [on hold]

I'm having some trouble at home right now. I'm 17 years old and just recently I started to question what I believe in. Me and my family don't actually belong to a specific religion and my parents are ...
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Which race were Adam and Eve? [on hold]

I am asking which skin color Adam and Eve had when they were created? Also did they have brown, blond, red, or black hair color? And which eyes did they have — like Asian or European or African ...
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Why was, “for they were Ishmaelites” considered an explanation for why the Midianites had golden earrings in Judges 8:24

Gideon's Ephod Then the men of Israel said to Gideon, “Rule over us, you and your son and your grandson also, for you have saved us from the hand of Midian.” Gideon said to them, “I will ...
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Chronologically, when was the concept of Hell first mentioned in the Bible?

Chronologically, when was the concept of Hell first mentioned in the Bible? Was it mentioned in the Old Testament?
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According to LDS, what is the purpose of the final judgment?

I used to think that the purpose of the final judgment was to determine which kingdom of glory we would inherit, and then once that was determined we could be resurrected with a body to match that ...
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Who is with the First? [duplicate]

Why is it that we think that only Adam and Eve are the first people on the earth. In Chapter 1 it states that He created male and female. Then in chapter 2, it states that he formed man. Formed ...
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Reading NIV bible for AR points

I am noticing that my child may earn Accelerated Reader points for reading sections of the Student NIV Bible. We are Catholic. Is it appropriate for my child to read the Student NIV version of the ...
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Where was God prior to creating the ***Heavens*** and the Earth? [on hold]

Genesis chapter 1:1 says: Genesis 1:1 NKJV In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. That verse has always been an enigma to me. It clearly states that God created more than one ...
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Why do non believers hate being confronted with the truth? [on hold]

As I understand the bible those who do not accept Jesus into their hearts go to hell. I understand it's more than just being a "christian", you actually have to have this relationship with god. And ...
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What do christians say before they die? [on hold]

I know before some people die a pastor or a priest would come to the hospital and say something & the person would repeat it. What is it that they say? & Does it mean they going straight to ...
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How Does the Copper Serpent Relate to Jesus? [duplicate]

When the Israelites complained God sent serpents to bite them. As a way to reverse the plague, Moses put a copper serpent on a pole. Upon looking at the copper serpent, the israelites would be healed ...
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First Occurrence of “Sea of Forgetfulness” in Christian Literature

Apparently "Sea of Forgetfulness" is a well known example of Christian jargon. This is news to me, as I have never heard this phrase before today (perhaps because I am relatively young, and this ...
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How are omnipotence and omniscience interpreted by Orthodox Christians? [on hold]

Is it possible for God to invent new knowledge or a new ability beyond what he already has? If so does this mean he wasn't omnipotent or omniscient to start with? Also does this even make sense when ...
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When Abraham met 3 guys at Mamre, is one of them God himself? [on hold]

Is this one of the pre christ God's incarnate? And Jehovah appeared unto him by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; He lifted up his eyes and looked, and ...
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Who are the man child and the woman in Revelation 12? [on hold]

I am wanting to know who the man child and the woman in Revelation 12 are. If the man child is Christ then question comes up, is he a created being and has not always been. If he is the Anti-Christ ...
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Age difference between Mary and Jesus [on hold]

What is the difference in age between Mary and Jesus. I have read that Mary was 12 or 13 when pregnant. If Jesus was born in 6 BC, and died in 33 CE that would conclude that Jesus was 38 or 39 when he ...
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Ezekiel Temple and Prophecy [on hold]

The temple detailed in prophecy by Ezekiel chapters 40-48 is very specific in detail. Does anybody have any theological evidence or would like to apply a reasoned assertion that it may ever be ...
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Why does the Coptic church still perform circumcisions?

Circumcision is a requirement from The Mosaic Law: Any uncircumcised male who has not been circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin will be cut off from his people – he has failed to carry out ...
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Which Reformation theologians used the analogy of water and ink for sin?

On page 98 of Miroslav Volf's Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving, he says: But even if all of us are sinners from head to toe, none of us is a sinner through and through, with nothing good ...
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When was the idea of all humans worth equal incorporated into Lutheran Christianity?

Why am I here In Swedish Lutheran church today (which I belong to), it seems to be "obvious" that All humans are worth equal. I'm not questioning the statement itself, I am just interested in the ...
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Is the LDS observance of the Sabbath on Sunday based on revelation?

Is there modern revelation as to the day of the week where we should observe the Sabbath? I hear that in countries where saturday is the official day of rest, church meetings are held on saturday. So, ...
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When did the idea of a scriptural “canon” originate?

This question What are the biblical arguments that the Bible canon is NOT closed? made me wonder: 1) When did the idea of a canon originate? I would suppose this should be quite early, and Jews ...
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What evidence is there that Peter was a bishop in Rome?

The Encyclopaedia Brittanica says The claims that the church of Rome was founded by Peter or that he served as its first bishop are in dispute and rest on evidence that is not earlier than the ...
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Is there a logical flow in 2 Timothy 2:4-7?

No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, ...
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What is your system for studying the scriptures? [on hold]

I am looking for general strategies for studying the scriptures. What strategies have worked for you to get out of simply reading the text? Consider the following questions: What would be your ideal ...
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Why do Protestants worship on Sunday? [duplicate]

If the Sabbath is Saturday and it's known that the Roman Catholic Church changed the day week to worship from Saturday to Sunday, why then would Protestants continue to worship on Sunday? I ...
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What are the biblical arguments that the Bible canon is NOT closed?

Related: What are the biblical arguments that the Bible canon is closed? Most people are familiar with the warning in the Book of Revelation: "And if any man shall take away from the words of the ...
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In LDS canon, is the Final Judgement before or after the resurrection?

I've always understood the Final Judgment to occur just before the resurrection because the judgement determines which glory you are resurrected to. The Gospel Principles lesson on the Final Judgement ...
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Is it possible that a new book could be added to the Bible? [duplicate]

In my early years as a Christian I was taught that Revelation 22:18-20 was a warning that the Bible could not be added to or taken away from. However reasonable study of this scripture bears out that ...
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What gift of God did Timothy have?

Paul refers to the gift of spirit that Timothy had in both I and II Timothy. KJV 2 Timothy 1:6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the ...
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What is the meaning of this part of 2 Timothy 1:3? [migrated]

I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day; (2 Timothy 1:3, KJV) (Emphasis added) What does ...
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Why do Catholics make the sign of the cross at the Eucharist?

I know that no where in the Catholic Rite of Communion does it state that the communicant must make the sign of the cross after reception of the Eucharist in either species. So why is it that so many ...
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The Correct Meaning of Genesis 6:3 - Also Flesh or Is Flesh? [migrated]

This is a translational issue and, depending on how Genesis 6:3 is rendered, its meaning changes greatly. For a Christian reader this matter of spirit or flesh (or both) is highly relevant. Here is ...
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How do Calvinists account for Calvin's statements on atonement?

Calvinism gets its name from John Calvin. One of the tenets of Calvinism is "Limited Atonement", the idea that Christ died for the elect, not for all mankind. However, this does not appear to be what ...
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Why is the Holy Spirit never spoken of as the Father of Jesus?

The sixth article of the creed recites: He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. Now a woman conceives by the agency of a man who becomes the father of ...
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Why are the Psalms numbered this way in some Catholic Bibles?

I am looking at a Catholic Bible and I see the following: PSALM 1 [...] PSALM 9-10 [...] PSALM 51 V50 Miserere PSLAM 52 V 51 [...] PSALM 150 Please see image below. What accounts for this ...
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Does the Orthodox Church counsel that at some point, married people must be weaned away from the marital privilege?

This article points to the following counsel within the Catholic Church that (my emphasis) the pursuit of sanctity within the married state must inevitably lead to a weaning away from the ...
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Is there biblical evidence that people can see spirits?

Is there biblical evidence that people can see spirits be they angelic or human? From what biblical passages can such evidence be deduced from?
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What are the steps for a non-Catholic Christian to become a Catholic? [duplicate]

What are the steps for a non-Catholic Christian to become a Catholic? What is the process, and what does it entail? What actions are incumbent upon such an aspirant? Where does confession fit in? ...
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Regarding Christian celebrations [closed]

Can anything be done to save the reputation of Christmas and its celebrations in North America not relative to actual Christians but to potential Christians or anybody who might be interested in ...
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What was the basis for Anselm's Theory of Atonement by satisfaction?

Upon which Bible verses did Anselm base his theory of satisfactory atonement?
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Has there been a reported instance of a Christian with near-death experience who has testified seeing figures of other religions? [closed]

This activist Ali Sina (pseudonym) recounts a fascinating story of how he went from being an atheist to meeting Jesus. One compelling reason is that he stumbled upon the testimonies of people who had ...
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According to Catholic teaching that is biblically supported, who are “the enemies of Christians?”

From Luke 1:68-79 (RSVCE), Catholics have a prayer that is termed CANTICLE OF ZECHARIAH (the Benedictus [cf. Traditional Prayers — Common Prayers | liturgyoffice.org.uk]). In it there is a section: ...
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Did this phrase “love the sinner but hate the sin” in this form originate in Christianity and who is credited to have first used it?

This article "Are we to love the sinner but hate the sin?" | gotquestions.org says: Many Christians use the cliché “Love the sinner; hate the sin.” This C.SE question Is “hate the sin, love the ...

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