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Did Raphael replace Lucifer after the rebellion in Heaven?

I suppose this depends on whether or not you believe that the War in Heaven is yet to come or not. Assuming it is a past event: Did God replace Lucifer with Michael? If so was a third Arch Angel ...
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Was Jesus omniscient regarding earthly matters?

There are several questions regarding the omniscience of Jesus, but they mostly concern the Final Judgement, etc., not earthly concerns or human knowledge. This question boils down basically to two ...
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Homosexual marriages in the Catholic church

Based on Romans 13:1-2, if marriages between same sex partners are legal (in the state / country), would the church perform the rites/ritual? Furthermore, on what grounds could they NOT perform the ...
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What's the point of a long, descriptive prayer?

Disclaimer: no, I'm not a Christian. I have quite a few Christian friends and some of my cousins are Christians. I went to Catholic school for my elementary, junior high and senior high school (the ...
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Where did Aaron die?

At the Lord’s command Aaron the priest went up Mount Hor, where he died on the first day of the fifth month of the fortieth year after the Israelites came out of Egypt. (Numbers 33:38, NIV) ...
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LDS Free Agency viewpoint

I have a question concerning free agency. Mormons believe that men are free to choose but how is it that there are prophets that can see what will happen? So they know what people will do? Like Jesus ...
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Did the early church believe there were TWO types of descendant from the Nephalim?

The Bible quotes from earlier Books like the Book of Adam & Eve, Book of Seth, Book of Jashur etc; Rabboni Yeshua (Our Lord) read these books too and taught them to the early church without ...
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39 Articles of Religion: Article XVII (17)

The article on Predestination asserts that for the non-elect having the sentence of predestination before their eyes causes them to sin more and more. So, why did the framers of this confession ...
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Meaning of end of chapter 3 of the 2nd Helvetic Confession

What is the meaning of the last paragraph of Chapter 3 of the Second Helvetic Confession(?): HERESIES. Therefore we condemn the Jews and Mohammedans, and all those who blaspheme that sacred and ...
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Athanasian Creed article 6, meaning of “the glory equal”

In the Athanasian Creed, article 6, we read: But the Godhead of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit is all one, the glory equal, the majesty coeternal. Does the wording of this ...
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How do Protestants harmonize the creeds and confessions on anthropomorphism?

In the 39 Articles of the Anglican/Episcopalian church, the first article says: I. Of Faith in the Holy Trinity. There is but one living and true God, everlasting, without body, parts, or ...
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Why doesn't 1 Timothy 5:21 indicate that angels are part of the Godhead?

I was doing a little historical reading, and I read a little John Biddle (an English Unitarian). He makes the argument that the phrase "in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost" ...
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What is the definition of being offensive according to bibile.?

It is written that pray for them, who hates you, and be good to everyone out there. so if someone is hurting me or Something unfair happening to me... should I reply back. or just be in myself. If I ...
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Why did Jesus favor Peter , James and John more than the other disciples?

It's clear that Peter, James and John witnessed more miracles that Jesus did than the other disciples. Why wasn't the other disciples permitted to see the miracles that Jesus perform in the way that ...
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What is 1 Corinthian 2:15 indicating?

Is this verse saying that spiritual people are above the judgment of those who are not spiritual?
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is there scriptural evidence for or against Satan “taking hold” of our minds or implanting/whispering thoughts?

Just looking for some solid theology here. There is a premise that I have seen repeated over and over in Christian circles and it typically revolves around the paradigm that Satan and demons have ...
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New Age Movement

Is there a canonical definition for the "New Age" movement? I remember a lot of conversation on the subject when I was younger and ran into someone mentioning it recently. As a term it is pretty ...
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Interpretation of Genesis 15 - 17

I am studying the Abrahamic covenant and I have two questions after reading Genesis 15-17. 1) In Genesis 15, God establishes the covenant with Abram. It is an unconditional covenant and because of ...
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Is Galatians 4:6 speaking of the Holy Spirit?

Galatians 4:6 says: And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!" Is Paul referring to the Holy Spirit here? Given that the ESV ...
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38 or 29 cities?

Is there a contradiction? There were 38 / 29 cities of Judah toward Edom southward. [H, 387] Joshua 15:20-32: 20 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Judah according to their ...
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Is there any evidence that Paul was a descendant of Jonathan?

Paul being a descendant of Jonathan would have some appeal from a devotional perspective since Jesus' more direct saving of Paul could be viewed as fulfilling the covenant of friendship between David ...
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How does the Catholic church explain Matthew 19:9 which seems to allow divorce in case of sexual misconduct

Matthew 19:9 I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery. On a simple examination, it seems to imply that sexual ...
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When did the use of formal, seminary-type education begin and why?

When did it become the norm for church leaders to get a formal Christian education and why did that process begin? When I say formal education I'm not talking about the mentor/mentee style that Jesus ...
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Spending God's Money [on hold]

A group of people donated $30,000 to construct a playground on church property. After at 3 votes, (we might have missed a Sunday night business meeting), and a whole lot of other things that took ...
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What Bible passage does this $1,000,000 dollar bill reference?

Got this neat dollar bill on a trip to D.C.. Turns out it was an advertisement for a church. The back of the bill is a story about Jesus and something about becoming a Christian. But I digress: What ...
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Arabs descended from Ishmael or Joktan? [on hold]

I have a question concerning the origin of the Arabs. Genealogies after Muhammad's life have him related to the Adnanites and claim that Adnan is a descendant of Qedar a son of Ishmael. I'm not sure ...
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Is Peter referring to the world of the flood or the pre-Adamite world in 2 Peter 3:6? [migrated]

In 2 Peter 3:6, it mentions the World that then was, being overflowed with water, perished. Which 'world' is being addressed? The World in Gen 1:1 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was ...
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What does the Bible say about vegetarian diets?

Is there any verse in Bible that says something about being a vegetarian or non-vegetarian? I know God set human beings above the other creatures, but what does it say about whether we can kill them?
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Does the Bible speak of Cain's actions [on hold]

Seth was the son of Adam and Eve and brother to Cain who killed Able! Was Seth the father of Noah? Was Seth murdered in front of his son Noah by Cain?
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Which Christian Religions Teach of a Resurrection on Earth?

To my knowledge, only Jehovah's Witnesses speak of a resurrection to the a physical human again on earth, whereas others speak of strictly a heavenly one. Are there any other Christian-oriented ...
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What Bad, Evil Things Has Satan/The Devil Actually Done? [on hold]

Satan/The Devil is defined as the ultimate evil. Could someone please point out any murders, or acts of evil, directly attributed to Satan in either the bible or the real world? And nothing where ...
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Looking for red letter bible in database format

I've found a couple databases or xml (programming-friendly) Bibles online that I can work with for an application that I'm building. One thing that I'd really like to find but haven't been able to is ...
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In modern times, what would happen to a Roman Catholic monk if he were to violate his monastic vows?

So, I was watching a documentary about the Codex Gigas, or "Devil's Bible", and it said that the Codex Gigas was written by a single scribe over the course of decades as a way of doing penance of what ...
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Is every Doctor of the Church a Saint? What are the requirements to be made a Doctor of the Church?

This is a question directed at Roman Catholics, or anyone familiar with the history of the Roman Catholic church. Every Doctor of the Church is a saint. I was curious if this is perhaps a ...
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Was Phoebe a deacon?

Was Phoebe a deacon? The NIV/NLT translators seem to think deacon: Romans 16:1 NIV I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon of the church in Cenchreae. Furthermore, when I read the ...
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All Israel shall be saved

I am confused by the statement that Paul makes in Romans 11:26, where he explains that all Israel shall be saved. My church believes that if you die in your sins, there is no further hope for you. ...
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How do you say son protected in aramaic? [closed]

How do you say son protected in aramaic?
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Does God's creation of free will necessitate some people's disbelief? [closed]

Why does free will necessitate people not believing in God? It seems that if God has no limit to His power, knowledge and love, He would not hesitate to guide all people to Him. I had an interesting ...
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Were OT prophets poor or wealthy? [closed]

did they need to relay on others ? I hope you can base your answer on the OT
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Is John 8:23 contradicted by 1 John 4:6 or does the latter mean that we are born of God at the born again experience?

Is John 8:23 contradicted by 1 John 4:6 or does the latter mean that we are born of God at the born again experience? From this comes the following: does the born again experience happen by the Holy ...
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Is Asia in the Bible the Asia of today?

I have this sneaking suspicion that the Asia listed in Acts is not the continent of Asia. Acts 19:9-10 ESV But when some became stubborn and continued in unbelief, speaking evil of the Way before ...
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What is the biblical timing of the rapture and second coming? [closed]

If I read correctly, Jesus comes at the rapture with clouds, voice of the archangel, trumpet of God and raptures the saints (1 Thes. 4:15-17. Then I read in Matt. 24:30,31 that He comes with clouds, ...
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Is Jesus the seed of Abraham?

The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ was the seed of Abraham. Doesn't modern knowledge of reproduction tell us that the seed comes from the female and not the male? If this is so then Mary was from ...
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Is the Holy Watcher of Daniel 4:23 of a Similar Class to those Found in Scroll of Enoch?

Daniel makes mention of a holy watcher, which is an interesting distinction from the usual references to angels. Is this of a similar class to the watchers found in the scroll of Enoch? Or is this ...
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why is it that numerology is magic? When the mark of the beast is 666? [closed]

For instance the descendents of Shem Are 100- 500-600 Which says Right hand be fruitful and multiply (six which means complete) 35-403-438 Brother And God Called Beloved David 30-403-433 Because ...
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What do Catholics say the bible says about giving publicly or privately? [closed]

I understand that the Bible encourages charity, however my question is in regards to how it proposes we ought to go about performing charity according to Catholic Christians. "Do not repay anyone ...
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Could Adam's age have referred only to his time after the fall? [migrated]

Genesis 5:3-5 says: When Adam had lived 130 years, he had a son in his own likeness, in his own image; and he named him Seth. After Seth was born, Adam lived 800 years and had other sons and ...
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Why are the books of Matthew and Mark almost identically written? [duplicate]

I'm reading the New Testament and have noticed Matthew and Mark are almost the same. Why is this?
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When are the various assorted labels for Catholics applied and how are they related? [closed]

This question arises from: For Catholics who object to Vatican II, what are the key issues? | MonicaCellio, and as a complement to it. From the Catholic Church's Credo Chart, Catholics believe in the ...
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What is the Origin of the name 'Yahweh' [closed]

Potentially, the name Yahweh could have come from Jethro the Midianite or via Canaanite god Yam. I want to ask if Moses received the use of the term Yahweh through Jethro a Midianite, or was it a ...

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