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Whats the difference between Abraham's and Sarah's laugh on LORD's promise?

In bible we can see two events, In Genesis LORD promised Abraham and Sarah a son, but we can see they both laughed. case 1: Abraham fell facedown; he laughed and said to himself, "Will a son be ...
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Why GOD asked Jewish High Priest to have a Golden Plate with the inscription “HOLINESS TO THE LORD”?

Why the High Priest are asked to have a Golden Plate with the inscription "HOLINESS TO THE LORD" worn by the Jewish High Priest on his mitre - (Exo. 28:36) ? is there any significant meaning in it ? ...
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Was Thomas a believer before seeing the resurrected Jesus?

A friend of mine and I had a debate this evening about whether or not the apostles were actually believers in Jesus. She claimed that since the Bible does not illicitly say that each man declared ...
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God is eternal and everlasting; “omni” word for this?

God is omnipotent, which is all powerful, and omniscient, all knowing. He is, of course, other things too; I just gave these as examples of omni- words. Omni, in Latin, I think, means all. Is there an ...
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Why, according to the Catholic Church, did the Reformation happen?

Has the Catholic church ever put forth a theological theory or statement as to why the Reformation happened? Please note.... I'm not asking about how the Reformation happened. History is what it ...
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How would it be Just to have Jesus blaspheme against his own Law? [on hold]

For those who believe that Jesus was being put to death by crucifixion because he had committed blashphemy by claiming to be of divine nature, how does that hold at a theological level? If Jesus is ...
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What do bible authors mean by “they remain there till this day…”? [migrated]

Biblical authors like to proclaim how some monument/stone/altar/name remains intact to-this-day. Cool. Should I take that as till the day the author wrote it down (in which case: meh), or should I ...
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Where did the Roman Catholic denomination in India originate, and why are there differences amongst Indian Christians? [duplicate]

I would like to know from where Roman Catholic denomination originated. Why does we have many groups like CSI, Jacobites, Orthodox, Evangelist, etc? Is it because of the believes people divide among ...
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Why is the miracle of raising the dead often noted as being done privately?

Elijah takes the widow's son upstairs and later returns the son to the widow downstairs so its assumed she wasn't with him during the miracle. Peter closes the door of the room as well. Elisha is ...
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What is the weight of authority behind a teaching of the Papal Magisterium?

In World Over - 2013-12-12 | EWTN - video start at 20:15/55:51 - Cardinal Raymond Burke, the Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, says, referencing the Pope Francis himself, that the Apostolic ...
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Why does Abraham treat the three visitors in this way? [on hold]

First, why does he have Sarah use 3 seahs of flour to make bread? That is about 22 liters and a TON of bread. Why so much? Second, why does he prepare their food and then stand awkwardly on the ...
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Are there any churches that don't teach Paul or Trinitarianism? [duplicate]

Are there any churches that don't accept Paul's teachings and don't accept the trinity?
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Why God did put the tree of everlasting life at the begining in the garden [on hold]

Was there a choice to make between life and death? Or was there supposed to choose whenever one of them?
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Who are the many nations that Abraham was called by God, 'the father' of?

Who are these nations that Abraham was father of, according to God's words? Gen 17:5 (NIV) 5 No longer will you be called Abram[a]; your name will be Abraham,[b] for I have made you a father of ...
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What is the Catholic explanation for the Catholic Church's apparent vacillation on abortion?

The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that from the very first century, it has always been the perennial teaching of the Church that procured abortion is a very grave moral evil. CCC 2271 ...
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What was the 'testimony' where Aaron's rod was stored? [migrated]

Numbers 17:10 (KJV) And the LORD said unto Moses, Bring Aaron's rod again before the testimony, to be kept for a sign against the rebels; and you shall put away their murmurings from me, that they ...
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Are there any Christians who only accept the gospels?

Have there ever been historically, or now, Christians who have only accepted either the Gospels, just one of them, or a synthesis/redaction of the four Gospels as being truly inspired or in some other ...
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Which denominations allow abortions, and why?

Are there any Christian denominations that allow abortion? What (Biblical) argumentation do they use to justify this?
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What happened to Joseph, Jesus's father?

What happened to Joseph the father of Jesus, because the last time he was mentioned in the story of Jesus was "Jesus's finding in the temple" after that he was never mentioned again until the death of ...
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When were the early Christians no longer considered a sect of Judaism?

In Acts 28:22 the group of early Christians is referred to as a sect. Presumably as a sect of the existing Jewish religion. The question is when were the early Christians no longer considered a sect ...
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Has the Catholic Church ever declared any group that identified itself Christian as not Christian?

In her history, has the Catholic Church ever declared any group that identified itself Christian as not Christian? The answer should start with the most recent declarations if any exist.
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What religious order do these nuns belong to?

The habit of these nuns includes no guimpe (or a black one), a black veil, a white wimple, a rectangular white coif: Which order do they belong to? (I couldn't find anything quite like it on ...
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What does it mean for the Spirit to only speak of what he hears?

I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he ...
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What kind of man is righteous in our times? [on hold]

In Genesis about Abram is said,that he was a righteous man of his time. So I'm interested what are the traits of righteous man in our times? (It's my first question here, can sound as dilettante but ...
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Explore what is revealed about the nature of the image of God in man as in Genesis 1:26-28

Explore what is revealed about the nature of the image of God in man as in Genesis 1:26-28, Ephesians 4:22-25, Colossians 3:9-10. Explain the relationship between the two words, image and likeness, ...
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What does it mean for the Spirit to only speak of what he hears? [duplicate]

I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he ...
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What is the single best reason - specific to Christianity - that the Christian God is the real God? [on hold]

Looking at history it seems clear that we are a God inventing species and obviously 99.99% of these Gods cannot be real. But let us suppose that there is indeed a Higher Being. What is the best ...
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According to the Catholic Church, who are those that belong to the full membership of the Church?

According to the Catholic Church, who are those that belong to the full membership1 of the Church? When answering, please reference an authoritative document e.g. the Catechism of the Catholic ...
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Why do Mormons use Trinitarian language in baptism when they explicitly reject Trinitarianism?

In conferring the rite of Baptist, Joseph Smith writes in the Doctrines and Covenants as follows: 73 The person who is called of God and has authority from Jesus Christ to baptize, shall go down ...
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What is the Catholic Church response to the question of the validity of Baptism conferred in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

To my understanding, the Mormons use a Trinitarian formula when baptizing [cf. D&C 20:73]. I have also read that the Catholic Church does not recognize Mormon baptism as valid. When, what, and ...
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History of Christians [on hold]

Catholics lay claim to being the only religion with a direct historical tie to the original Christianity. Then the Orthodox say of course not, we are the only other religion that also has a direct tie ...
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What would be the consequences for refusing confirmation in the Anglican Church?

What would be the consequences for a teenage child of committed Australian Anglican parents who chose to refuse confirmation? The confirmation may be refused either before the ceremony, i.e. refusing ...
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Are there any Protestant denominations that have specific requirements for baptism? [on hold]

In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for example, everyone who desires to enter the waters of baptism must first be interviewed to see if they qualify for baptism: Qualifications ...
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According to Catholicism, what are the requirements for baptism?

In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for example, everyone who desires to enter the waters of baptism must first be interviewed to see if they qualify for baptism: Qualifications ...
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Why did God want a Tabernacle built by Moses?

Is there a biblical basis why God wanted a Tabernacle to live among Israel (Exodus 25:8)? And let them make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell in their midst. Exodus 25:8 ESV What is the ...
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What is the biblical basis for the Shemitah not applying to Christians today? [closed]

The Shemitah was many things to the biblical Hebrews, including the 7th year rest given to the land, after it was sown for 6 consecutive years.
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Are there any denominations that baptize ONLY in the Name of Jesus?

From this question, are there any Christian denominations that baptise ONLY in the Name of Jesus, i.e. and not by the Trinitarian baptismal formula? Would such a baptism be considered valid by those ...
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What are the most prominent christologies in all of Christendom?

There is no doubt that the most prominently accepted view of the nature of Christ is Trinitarianism, but I'm curious to know what other christologies would make the "top ten" of the most prominent ...
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Sanctification & Godliness [closed]

Can we live Holy in a very sinful world? Are we fooling ourselves or did God mean it when he said only the pure in heart shall see God.
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Was Jesus circumcised and did he eat pork?

I know Jesus was a Jew. Jews are circumcised and don't eat pork. Was Jesus circumcised and did he eat pork? If so, why are these two things not primary ingredients of Christianity? I thought, to be ...
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Is there a difference between celebrating Mass for a living person and for a deceased one?

In the Catholic church, the people can have Mass celebrated for someone. From the salvation point of view, what is the difference between celebrating a Mass: for dead persons whose souls are in ...
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Which Protestant denominations support the position that Peter is the rock that Jesus builds his church upon?

"And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." Matt 16:18 It is my understanding that there is still ...
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living under Grace [closed]

When we say we Live Under God's Grace, Doesn't that just mean "The Law" No Longer condemns us? Not that we no longer do what's done Under the law, right. For example, people think tithing was done ...
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How does dispensationalism reconcile Romans 11?

From my understanding of dispensationalism, at some point in the future, I believe either prior to or just after the rapture, the temple on Moriah will need to be rebuilt. However, presumably, the ...
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Thomism, Natural Law and our Fallen Nature

One of the foundations of Thomistic philosophy is Natural Law, which at its basis holds that "committing evil does not accord with human nature". (Thomas Storck, "Four Sins that Cry to Heaven." New ...
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if God wipes our memory of Earth and life then why save us? [closed]

I am not just a personality and an emotional being with responses to what I encounter and experience. I am the culmination of my past albeit not my sin but my mistakes but not my sin. I want to know ...
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Why was Jesus tested in the wilderness? [closed]

After Jesus was baptised, Matthews 4:1 (NASB) "Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. " Mark 1:12 (NASB) "Immediately the Spirit impelled Him to ...
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What is the biblical basis for the argument against the Catholic teaching on the primacy of Peter?

The Catholic Church uses, for example, the following NT passages in support of its teaching on the primacy of Peter: Mt 16:13-20. Lk 22-31-34. Jn 21:15-23. What is the biblical basis that argues ...
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From a Catholic perspective, what do family relationships look like in heaven?

According to Matthew 22:30, people in heaven do not marry. What do the family relationships look like there? Will our relations to parents, kids, wives and husbands disappear? The Catholic position ...
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Was Mary the first one possible mother of God? [on hold]

Is it possible to think that another woman had been asked by angel before Mary to be mother of God, but the incarnation did not happen because that woman rejected this proposal? In the other words, ...

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