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Can I divorce and Remarry? When am I considered Divorced biblically?

The man I married committed adultery numerous times, not just one time adulterous events, but he was even engaged to another married woman without me knowing. I am a very strong christian and I tried ...
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Why did Christ need to be the first person to be resurrected?

Christ is the firstfruits; he was the first person to be resurrected. Why did he need to be the first? Why couldn't anybody else be resurrected until after Christ was first resurrected? We are taught ...
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If god is omnipotent, and infinitely good, why is there evil in the world? [duplicate]

I simply don't understand how God is considered to be a being who is good in every way, yet he allows evil to exist in the world. I've heard arguments many arguments, and none of them solve the ...
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Does Joyce Meyer preach salvation by faith in Jesus alone (ie not works)?

A non-Christian colleague is really interested in Joyce Meyer and is watching a lot of her talks. I don't know much about her (I only saw one talk and it was soundly Biblical). Does she preach the ...
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Is this a figure of speech? [migrated]

If you look at Proverbs 6:16 and Proverbs 30:18, they are written in a certain format: "There are six things the LORD hates--no, seven things he detests" "There are three things that are too amazing ...
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Where have all the miracles gone?

I'll put my frustrations as concisely as I can. I would really appreciate all below points being addressed to some extent. Why are things not the way they were? In the old testament, literally ...
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Does Eph 3v10 hint at Gods supernatural purpose for creation, humanity and our history?

I'll get the obvious quote out of the way first. William Lane Craig states that the purpose of people is to "To glorify God and enjoy him forever." Now that's the purpose for us. In the book ...
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Why did God tell Moses to make a bronze serpent on a stick?

Numbers 21:4-9, to heal the Hebrews' snake bites, Moses makes a bronze serpent on a stick, as per God's instructions. They don't worship it, but they are to look at it in order to live. Isn't this ...
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Can you renounce part of the bible, and still be a Christian?

A really simple question, the title says it all really. Just to provide some background as to what I'm on about: I was raised Roman Catholic. As, I suspect, many of you know, the Catholics and ...
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My daughter has a baby and wants to marry the father. What are some passages to help us do God's will? [on hold]

My 18 year old daughter got pregnant and had a baby. Her and her boyfriend want to get married. What are the biblical passages that can guide us to doing the right thing? I'm for marriage now. Her ...
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Why are Christians “homophobic”? [on hold]

Gay-activist groups often accuse Christians of being "homophobic" or "anti-gay". If Jesus taught that we should love everyone, why are Christians intolerant of gay people, the gay lifestyle, and gay ...
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Stephen, The First Saint?

I was told that St. Stephen was the first saint but read that Ulrich of Augsburg was the first to be officially canonized. Chronologically, however, shouldn't Joseph or John the Baptist be the first ...
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Moses - did he kill thousands?

Someone said that Moses was a mass murderer having killed thousands of of his own people out of anger and frustration. Where in the Bible does it state this, if anywhere?
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Do Christians need to keep the Passover?

Do Christians need to keep the Passover on the 14th day of the first month? If not, why?
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How are American non-denominational campus outreach lay ministries conducted?

How are American non-denominational campus outreach lay ministries conducted? I think the purpose is either to serve the greater community's needs as a form of community service or to convert people ...
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A question on 'leadership'

Why is it common for pastors to advocate leadership (including their own) when it is easy to conclude that it is anti-biblical according to what Jesus had said? "Do not be called leaders; for One is ...
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In Romans 7 is Paul talking about before or after he was saved?

In Romans 7:15 Paul said "For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I." and in Romans 7:11 Paul said "For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, ...
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Bible Canonization Date

Was the canonization (completion) of the bible achieved in 397, 419 or a different date? Does the date vary by each branch of Christianity? Do some branches of Christianity still make changes ...
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Were humans once angels? [on hold]

Are humans fallen angels who are being given the chance to earn their place in heaven again? I was reading somewhere that this is true. The source gave no scripture references, however. Please give ...
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Difference between dedicating a person vs a house in leviticus 27? [migrated]

It seems straightforward that if a house is dedicated then it can only be brought back by paying the set value plus 20%, but I'm a bit confused about what the passage is saying about dedicating ...
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Why does Jesus' Resurrection mean hope for an individual and in what context?

This Easter, the phrase "Jesus' Resurrection represents hope for you and your family", was repeatedly stated among different Christian outlets (sermons, radio stations, banners, etc nation wide in the ...
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Confirmation vs born again

Are there conflicting views in Protestantism between confirmation vs born again (with "repentance")? (I guess that there are.) Could you list all main opinions on these different views of salvation? ...
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What is required to get into heaven [on hold]

In Luke 10:25-28, Jesus seems to answer that all it takes to get to heaven is to love God and love your neighbor. Is there any reason to believe his answer is incomplete here? I've read others state ...
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How does someone accidentally make an oath? Leviticus 5:4

How does someone accidentally make an oath (an oath that they are "unaware" they had made)? Does it mean basically all careless statements about taking a particular action are in effect an oath? ...
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Where in the Bible does it say that God doesn't have forms?

In Genesis, God walks on the garden of Eden. Israelites saw a sapphire throne below God's feet. Ezekiel saw a throne and someone sitting on it. So is John in revelation. In Mamre, Abraham saw 3 guys, ...
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Why did Jesus need to die? [duplicate]

Why did God the Father send His son Jesus, to die in agony which would somehow save us all from sin and death? Couldn't he have just said, "you're all forgiven... the end!"? Why did it have to be all ...
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What is the basis upon which the concept that God and Allah are the same?

On several occasions I have heard it said that both Islam and Christianity serve the same God. They have said that both serve the God of Abraham, however. In comparing the two, God's nature and ...
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Are our sins of the future forgiven? John 20:23

Catholics say that our future sins are not forgiven (unless we confess them in the future) and say that John 20:23 (and maybe other verses which I can't remember), uses the past, i.e. "forgiven", so ...
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Does the Bible say Purgatory exists? [on hold]

I am struggling to know whether Protestant or Catholic Christians are right and I keep being told by so-called "Catholics" that the Bible teaches Purgatory, (e.g. for David). What do you think? ...
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Is there divine retribution for those labeling others “Apostates” wrongly?

There is a Christian religion which claims to have progressive and uninspired understanding, yet demands to be followed as though it were inspired. Many have had to bear the very hurtful mark ...
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Is an adulterous priest still a priest?

If a long-married priest is divorced on grounds of adultery, and in fact had been having affairs throughout the marriage, can he still be allowed to minister as a priest?
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Define “believe” from the Christian prospective

The statement "I believe in Jesus" is often used by Christians,but how should "believe" be defined? Should it would be defined as trusting, accepting and embracing the teachings and philosophies of ...
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how do i know if i am hurting or helping?

In the end times there are to be people who prophesy and may be the elect whom are the only ones who are able tobe 'pushed' or urged in certain directions by the supernatural. Are there people ...
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Catholic Marriage to an Infertile spouse

As I understand it, the Catholic Church teaches that there are 3 purposes to a marriage: (According to http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?recnum=5822) Procreation and education ...
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Does GOD Exists? [on hold]

Please I need to make this thing sure , as i m getting sadness in life(and increasing). I never saw a God , so I am curious to know , whether something like that either exists? If exists then where ...
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How could Jesus' audience hear Jesus without audio installation?

I am wondering, today we use microphones and large sound systems to amplify someone's speaking. How did they do that 2000 years ago? Jesus spoke outside regularly before large crowds of people. I ...
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Isaiah 34:11 translation of animal names

In the NASB translation of Isaiah 34:11, Isaiah prophesies of Edom saying "But pelican and hedgehog will possess it, and owl and raven will dwell in it." At first I thought it odd that they mentioned ...
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Questions about Lent

There are some things I've been told since I was kid that I'd like to ask about regarding fasting. I'm a Catholic Maronit. Therefore I'd like Chatholic answers. Are we allowed to eat whatever we ...
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2 Greek bishops charge Pope Francis with heresy

I just scrolled across this article posted on Facebook, and was shocked by what I read. How serious is this letter? What weight does it hold within the authority of the Orthodox Church? Are these ...
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What is the time difference between Jesus's betrayal by Judas and his crucifixion?

How many days and hours separate the moment of betrayal to the beginning of the crucifixion?
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Who is entitled to partake in the Lord's Supper/communion

1 Cor 11:27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. What does this mean, "unworthily"? (cp. 1 Cor. ...
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What does it mean to “Believe in Jesus” [closed]

Pastors state that one must believe in Jesus in order to go to heaven. What does "believe in Jesus" mean and how do you support your answer? I've asked Christians, but they most often respond that ...
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Commandments about killing children [closed]

There are a couple of verses in the Bible where God commands people to kill children who rebel (Deuteronomy 21:18) or curse their parents (Leviticus 20:9). Please imagine for a moment that you lived ...
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What is the meaning in the Bible for the “Branch”?

In the Bible in Zechariah 3:8-10, 6:12-13, Isaiah 4:2-3 mention the Branch. What are they talking about?
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Did Jehoahaz and Jehoash's reign overlap? [migrated]

2 Kings 13:1 says that Jehoahaz began to reign in the 23rd year of Joash king of Judah and that he (Jehoahaz) reigned for 17 years. This means that Jehoahaz's reign ended in the 40th year of Joash's ...
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Is religious pluralism viable in Christianity?

Take Christianity and Islam, for example. A good answer to this question states "Abraham was saved through faith and love, just as we are today." Heb 11:6 NIV And without faith it is impossible ...
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History of Christian Prayer

I am interested in learning the history of Christian prayer. There are denominations in which people always stand up, take off their hats if they are men, and become silent, humble and serious as a ...
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What denominations use the Revised Common Lectionary?

What denominations use the Revised Common Lectionary? And in those denominations, is there typically a copy of the RCL in the pews? Does anyone using it read from other translations or always from the ...
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Can we really claim to have the power of God's heritage?

The Bible says that we are all his children. But our heritage is full of malice and evil - many good and decent things too, but with equal amounts of evil in the mix. Can we claim to have the power of ...
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If God wants everyone to repent, why God didn't do such miracles in Tyre and Sidon?

Matthew 11:21 “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! If the miracles done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. If so and ...

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