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1 Thessalonians 4:17 states, “Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds…”.

It looks like those who are ALIVE and REMAIN will be caught up. Does this show that the fact of being alive and remaining are those who are still alive after the Tribulation? If not, in what other ...
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Why doesn't the Catholic Church kill heretics anymore?

So the Catholic church used their influence to sanction the execution of so-called "heretics" and now they do not. Somewhere in the middle they stopped supporting executions based on heresy. Why did ...
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Elijah “The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail” miracle or not?

In 1 Kings 17:14 we have the following passage (NV): ‘The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the Lord sends rain on the land.’” Now every single ...
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What does it mean that “the two natures of Christ cannot be separated”?

The Ausberg confession states of Christ in the Chief Articles of Faith, Therefore, he has two natures, one divine and the other human. They are united in one person and cannot be separated. What ...
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How do you equate Christian teachings with certain worldly(non Christian) achievements/attitudes? [on hold]

So there are wars/conflicts raging on all around the world, that would be compatible with Biblical teachings, 'the lost worldly people, dead in sin and unable to do anything good' etc, I would assume. ...
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How Can You Discern the True Doctrine of Christ from the False Doctrines of Christ? [on hold]

When Christ came He had taught one doctrine of Christianity, however after the last Apostle died all these different types of teachings came out. There are over 840 different Christian doctrines ...
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Why was Paul annoyed with the loud slave girl in Acts 16?

In Acts 16, why was Paul annoyed with the slave girl who had a spirit of divination and kept shouting "These men are servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to you the way of salvation."? Is there ...
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Are Hebrews the Habiru?

In studying the OLD Testament & Semetic History there is frequent mention of the Habiru.Why do Biblical scholars shun the very idea when they seem to match the attributes of these nomadic invaders ...
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What does Paul mean by “everything that does not come from faith is sin”? [migrated]

In Romans 14 Paul says But whoever has doubts is condemned if they eat, because their eating is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is sin. (Romans 14:23, NIV) What does ...
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In the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit, what is the the distinction between the gifts of wisdom, understanding, and knowledge?

In the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit, what is the the distinction between the gifts of wisdom, understanding, and knowledge? cf. Isaiah 11:2 (RSVCE) 2 And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest ...
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How does the Catholic Church reconcile the holy Catholic Church with (the) Pope(s) asking for forgiveness?

In the Creed, the profession of Christian Faith, an article of Faith is I believe in [...], the holy catholic Church/We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. How does the Catholic Church ...
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What does the Parable of the Vineyard Workers mean?

Does the Parable of the Vineyard Workers (in Matthew 20) mean that those who die exactly on judgement day will be the first to enter the Kingdom of Heaven? Does this mean that when people die they ...
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Six-hundred-sixty-six or six-six-six or six-one-six

Regarding the passage of Revelation 13:18, which is likely the most proper way to present the Beast's number? 600+60+6 (six hundred and sixty six) 6-6-6 (six six six) 600+10+6 (six hundred and ...
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Did God change the DNA and genetics of Adam's rib?

I recently read an article which talked about Mitochondrial DNA, and it placed quite a bit of emphasis on how different female DNA was from male DNA. It even went so far as to say that Mitochondrial ...
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Does the Catholic Church still stand behind Isaiah 14:21?

The canon of the entire Bible was essentially settled around the turn of the fourth century. By logical extension, the Catholic Church thereby affirmed that the book of Isaiah represented the Word of ...
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Where does the idea that you cannot conceive of light until you see it come from? [on hold]

A friend of mine is an atheist. I told him that his disbelief is an effect of his ignorance and gave him an example. So I told him to imagine a person, who was born and lived all his life in a dark ...
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Are there any scientifically verified faith healers? [on hold]

Some says that Benny Hinn is a fraud. http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Benny_Hinn In 2001, HBO's America Undercover ran an episode covering both Hinn and German crank Reinhard Bonnke.[9] As part ...
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Do Christians receive the same inheritance as Messianic Jews?

I know that in Christ there is complete redemption for both Jew and Gentile but it seems as though God has made specific promises to the house of Israel and that God throughout the bible shows special ...
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If Isreal referred to all believers, is a earthly millennial kingdom necessary?

If Israel referred to all believers (I don't say church because, some understand, only NT saits under that name). Then in light of that, would a earthly literal millennial reign of Christ still be ...
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Is it necessary to go to church? [on hold]

Is it necessary to go to church? For me this days churches are not encouraging. All most of them preach is riches not salvation and over here in Nigeria people open churches like every day. Before you ...
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Did Ignatius believe in the doctrine of Eternal Generation of the Son?

Ignatius wrote in A.D. 110 that Jesus was gennetos kai agennetos meaning “begotten and not begotten.” Did Ignatius believe in the doctrine of Eternal Generation of the Son? Why did he say that Jesus ...
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Is God's rulership ultimately consensual [on hold]

Is there a place in our understanding of Heaven, and God's Kingdom/rulership in Heaven that the angels chose to have God's ways in there life, and God's ways are His Kingdom principles, etc as set out ...
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Is there any scientific explanation for the Sabbath Year?

For six years sow your fields, and for six years prune your vineyards and gather their crops. But in the seventh year the land is to have a year of sabbath rest, a sabbath to the Lord. Do not ...
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What is the origin of the tradition that Mary lived in Turkey after John took her there?

This website says that the last home of Mary, the mother of Jesus, was in Ephesus, Turkey. Where did this idea originate?
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Does Jesus/God understand uncertainty or sin?

I understand that Jesus has experienced the same weaknesses and temptations, but what about uncertainty? Or even sin itself? How can He understand what it is like to not know anything for certain when ...
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What is the Catholic Church's explanation of its listing of the Ten Commandments?

From Decalogue in Exodus 20:2-17 (RSVCE) and Deuteronomy 5:6-21 (RSVCE) has the the Catholic Church explained in her history and Tradition how she settled on this list of the Ten Commandments? One ...
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Did Augustine often complain that his contemporaries burdened the church with their traditions?

In Martin Luther's Table Talk we find: Augustine was the ablest and purest of all the doctors, but he could not of himself bring back things to their original condition, and he often complains ...
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To understand the “The Bible is the Word of God”

According to the Trinity. The Christian doctrine of the Trinity (from Latin trinitas "triad", from trinus "threefold")1 defines God as three consubstantial persons,2 expressions, or hypostases:[3] ...
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Is any of Jesus' carpentry still around?

Is there any of Jesus' carpentry still around or artifacts that people believe can be attributed to Jesus' work as a carpenter? Obviously this can't be answered with scripture alone. Since Google ...
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What is the meaning of “Sorceress” in Exodus 22:18? [migrated]

As I was reading my Bible completely through from the beginning I ran across this verse in Exodus 22:18: You should not suffer a sorceress to live. Up to this point, other than God's wonders, ...
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Jesus, the law of moses and the gentiles [on hold]

If Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ died for our sins and fulfilled the law of Moses and making it obsolete. Do we Christians have to follow that law? Hebrews 8:13 KJV In that he saith, A new ...
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The availability of supernatural power: A mistake? [on hold]

And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built. And the LORD said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the ...
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In the Catholic Church, what makes something illicit vs. invalid?

From this question, Why can't the laity preach a homily, and can a lay person ever preach?, in the Catholic Church, what determines the licitness vs. the validity of something. Please give examples.
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Please explain how the Israelites were supposed to keep the Sabbath year [on hold]

Leviticus chapter 25 describes a "Sabbath year" for the land. Every seventh year the Israelites were not supposed to prune their vines nor plow or plant their fields. Lev 25:3-7 (NET) (Lev 25:3) ...
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where did Cain's wife come from? [duplicate]

According to the protestant point of view. Where did Cain's wife come from? In genesis it appears that at the time there was only Adam , Eve and Cain on the Earth at the time (Able being murdered). In ...
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Why can't the laity preach a homily, and can a lay person ever preach?

From this, Rochester diocese ends illicit practice of allowing lay people to preach homilies, perhaps because this was going on for such a long time, a person would ask what is the authoritative ...
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Why is Jesus so important and not the whole trinity? [on hold]

Why is Jesus so important even if he is only part of the trinity?
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re affirmation of belief [on hold]

My son was baptized as a baby in our Anglican faith .As a child there was no kid or youth group at our church so we let him attend this group at our neighbourhood baptist church. He has just completed ...
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Who are the 5 Brothers Mentioned at Luke 16:28 - Rich Man and Lazarus

Luke 16: 27 “He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, 28 for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’ Who ...
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Bishops have no free will?

Titus 1:7 KJV For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre; Why wouldn't Bishops have free ...
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Explain to those knowing only of the Ordinary Form of Mass, what incense is and why it is used during the Liturgy at Mass?

In the Mass of Paul VI (OF = Ordinary Form) it is extremely rare throughout a liturgical year for incense to be used as compared to what is now the EF = Extraordinary Form of the Mass. Explain to say ...
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Why did Christians kill other Christians during World War One? [on hold]

The Jehovah's Witnesses often use this as a crutch when sayings that Christianity is not a loving group. John 13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to ...
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Conscience: Christ's sacrifice vs the blood of bulls and goats?

While reading through Hebrews I came upon the following Scripture: For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. (Heb 10:4 ESV) However, in my recent studies, I came ...
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What's the significance of the 24 elders? [on hold]

The book of revelation chapter 4 through 8 and the commentary of others.
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What does the bible say about drinking? [duplicate]

Some say that the bible allows drinking alcohol, saying that Jesus himself made alcoholic wine at the wedding in Cana. In the Old Testament the demarcation between new wine (tee-roshe [Deuteronomy ...
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Why should we pray if God knows everything? [duplicate]

If God knows everything, then why do we pray? For example, my dad is in the hospital, and he's really sick. So I pray to God to help my dad get better. Doesn't God know he's in the hospital and in ...
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Was there doctrinal difference between Lollards and Waldenses?

Lollards and Waldenses are two historical movements that spread out of Catholic church, in England and France, respectively. I know they had similar views such as opposing the corruption of the ...
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Why are some of the Psalms written by authors other than David?

Why are many Psalms attributed to authors other than David? I read through Psalms and tried to figure it out but I just can't find it.
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What does Paul mean by “Love believes all things?”

In 1 Corinthians Paul says Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (1 Corinthians 13:7, ESV) This has long puzzled me from a couple of angles. ...
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Is the Catholic Church NOT against all birth control?

Card. Kasper made the following comments in an interview with WNYC Radio’s Brian Lehrer as transcribed in this article ‘The Church is not against birth control at all’: Cardinal Walter Kasper: ...

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