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Why didn't God the Father answer Joseph Smith's questions directly?

In Joseph's version of the first vision given in the Pearl of Great Price, God the Father directs Joseph Smith to listen to his Son Jesus Christ: I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory ...
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Claims by Jehovah's witnesses from doctrine?

I have heard these three claims at different times from Jehovah's witnesses said in the presence of other JWs. Are they based in JW doctrine? Jehova created dinosaurs for the purpose of clearing ...
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If the Eucharist is not Jesus then why would eating meat sacrificed to idols make Jesus jealous? [on hold]

In 1 Corinthians 10: 16ff it says The chalice of benediction, which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ ? And the bread, which we break, is it not the partaking of the body of the ...
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If the Eucharist is not really God incarnate then why does Paul refer to it as “God's body” in 1 Corinthians 11:29? [on hold]

There is a particular Greek phrase, Kyrie Soma, which is the body of the Lord. This phrase is only used in two places in the New Testament, one is when the grave is discovered empty and the "body of ...
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How could Christ offer His blood to those under the Law, when He was forbidden by heritage?

Christ being from the tribe of Judah, could not offer blood as a Levitical priest to those under the Law (Hebrews 7:14) Christ is the Melchizedekian high priest offering His blood for those who are ...
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What do Christian Pacifists believe is necessary for a killing to be justified?

Christian Pacifists, for example Mennonites, are often portrayed (and indeed frequently portray themselves) as believing that violence, especially lethal violence, is never justified. I am sure this ...
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What to read about contemporary Pentecostal christianity and the holy spirit [on hold]

What should I read about contemporary Pentecostal christianity and the holy spirit? What should I bear in mind? Does anyone talk about the holy spirit in terms of power and / or joy?
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When Christ was pierced with the spear, why did water come out?

On the cross, when the Romans pierced Christ with the spear, the scriptures say that water poured out: But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood ...
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What loss did God incur when he sacrificed his son to die on the cross?

We always hear the statement that God sent his son to die for us as a living sacrifice. A sacrifice always involve a losing something , eg: sacrificing a lamb involves losing a lamb's life. But what ...
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Why were certain books not included in the bible? [duplicate]

Why were there only certain books chosen to be put into the bible? Were they not viewed as true or holy? The bible mentions that Enoch walked with GOD, And there was favor found in him. Enoch is also ...
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According to Emanuel Swedenborg, why are there different types of angels?

Based on various passages in the Bible, Christian tradition holds that there are many types of angels. According to Emanuel Swedenborg, if God did not create angels as a separate race, and humans ...
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What does the phrase “God of God” means in the Nicene Creed?

What does the phrase "God of God" means in the Nicene Creed? We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son ...
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Bible comparison KJV vs NRSV-CE

I am wondering what are the differences between the King James Version and New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition bible (this is almost the other question about NKJV and KJV Bible) From the ...
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Is there a specific doctrine in christianity where God grant revelation through layers?

I've heard that my school religious teachers said that God didn't tell his true intent to humans all at once. The old testaments do not talk about heaven or hell. Many jews didn't know that there is ...
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Genesis 15:10 the covenant God made with Abram

When God made a covenant with Abram in Genesis 15:10, Abram cut the ram, goat, and heifer into two. He left the dove and the pigeon whole. Is there any significance to these actions?
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Better term for clergyperson? [migrated]

I'm creating a database that will include many types of people, and am faltering on the best way to classify "clergypeople". I'd prefer not to have separate entries for Deacon, Pastor, Priest, ...
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When was the New Testament divided into sentences and paragraphs?

I know that the New Testament was given chapter numberings around 1227 AD, and verse numberings in 1555 (Source). But apparently, the earliest manuscripts didn't have punctuation, spaces, or ...
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What is the biblical basis for humans becoming angels after they die?

Many Christians, and many people living in predominantly Christian cultures, believe that people who die become angels. This belief is reflected in numerous popular novels and movies, such as the ...
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Did Jesus know who was damned and who was saved while He was on earth? [on hold]

According to the second of the five points of Calvinism (unconditional election), God the Father elects individuals for salvation based upon His desire and intention only, without looking into the ...
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Who are the “kings of the earth”? [migrated]

On revelation sometimes looks like the "kings of the earth" are the chosen ones, but on other verses looks like they are the damned ones. The chosen ones: Revelation 1:5 ... Jesus Christ, the ...
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Was her name really Bathsheba

Her name is BATHsheba and she is famous for the bath on the roof top... Is this just some goofy English translation going on, or just a strange coincidence?
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When was the word “trinity” first applied to God in Christianity?

The word "trinity" does not occur in the Bible. When, in early Christian writings and creeds, was the word "trinity" first used in reference to God? After that first (known) occurrence, what are ...
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Where did the ability to sin come from? [on hold]

According to the Bible, where does the ability to sin come from? John 1:3 ESV All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. If literally everything is ...
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What's the name of God? [duplicate]

I saw this in Bible: "Don't take the name of the God in vain". But, what's the name of God? His name can't be God, it's like saying "the mom of a friend cakes", but she's name isn't mom.. (Sorry for ...
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Prioritizing work, parents and church [on hold]

All advice is appreciated. I would like to be loyal to my employer, filial to my parents and helpful in my life (or care, or cell) group. However, I find myself getting busier at work and this ...
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The Book of Enoch [on hold]

Can you look at my arguments about the book of Enoch? accepted The Controversy Jude 1:14-15 says this: It was also about these men that Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, ...
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the order of creation in Genesis [duplicate]

im new to this site, so please pardon me if i ask questions that have been already asked. firstly can we have light without the sun> what is the light that was created on day one. secondly if the ...
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Reconcile God's sovereignty with Satan being the god of this world

In Matthew 4:8-9 we read about the temptation of Christ by Satan: Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And ...
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Why did a loving God ask Abraham to kill his own son? [on hold]

An agnostic asked me why did a loving God ask Abraham to kill his own son? I told him it was a test from God. Did answer him correctly? I did not say anymore
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In what ways did orthodox trinitarianism diverge from Tertullian's proto-trinitarianism?

Tertullian is well known as the first Latin writer to use the word "trinity" (trinitas) and as a proponent of trinitarian doctrine in general. But there were many trinitarian controversies between his ...
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Doubt about my belief [closed]

I have often questioned myself about if I truly believe in Jesus/God/Holy Spirit, but I don't know if I am tricking myself into believing me as I really believe deep down that it is a fantasy. I want ...
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Why did the Jews ask the Romans to kill Jesus, but they killed Esteban by themselves?

Esteban was killed a few years after Jesus, but the laws were the same. How?
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According to baptist belief what do you do to be saved?

I have heard many times by baptist that I need to be saved. I feel I have already been saved, but I am curious what it means to a baptist. How can I be saved the baptist way? What are the ...
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what species will humans become in Heaven? [closed]

What species, or race will the saved become in Heaven, and in the New Jerusalem?
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How did St John of Damascus view Islam?

John of Damascus was one of the first Christian authors to write about the rise of Islam shortly after the time of Muhammad. I am fascinated by this man but I can't seem to find enough info about this ...
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supernatrual beings of God or humans given supernatrual power by God? [closed]

Is it possible that there are humans in the world that could have supernatural powers given to them by God, as chosen super beings to live amongst people as something supernatural of God that they do ...
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casting out demons [closed]

how do you cast a demon out of someone? what do you need to do say? please help my friend of almost 8 years is going down a dark path and has accumulated demons I need to go to spiritual warfare to ...
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Is Evolution Theory diametrically opposed to biblical account of creation? [duplicate]

Since a day is like a thousand years to God couldn't the event of "one day" be evolutionary over the course of a thousand years?
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Who is the mightiest of all the Archangels? [closed]

Who is the most powerful Archangel, Michael or Lucifer? Lucifer is, in effect, God's direct counterpart. So does that make him the strongest Angel to ever exist? Or is it Michael who is destined to ...
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How do Reformed Churches justify applying the 4th commandment to the Lord's Day?

It is understood why Sunday is the Christian celebration every week, but it is not clear how the classically reformed justify applying the fourth commandment concerning the Sabbath, which was given to ...
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In the Lord's Prayer, to what does “daily bread” refer?

I am taught that in the Lord's Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13) all petitions concern matters of our souls upon which we should meditate, except the fourth, "Give us today our daily bread" which petitions for ...
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Can you re-enter the catholic church after leaving?

I was a Catholic. I did my sacraments according to the Catholic lifestyle. When I was born, I was baptized. Around age of 8 years, I got my First Holy Communion, and around 14 years of age, I went to ...
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Do the Adultery Pericope and Mark 16:9-20 disprove the inerrancy of the Bible? [on hold]

I have encountered a few instances when Bible critics and Muslims have tried to use the Adultery Pericope (John 7:53-8:11) and the extended ending of the Gospel of Mark (Mark 16:9-20) to disprove the ...
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What order were the Pauline epistles written, according to evangelical critical scholarship?

I am unaware whether this is a hotly contested issue or not, but if it is, I would be looking for the majority opinion among evangelical scholars, that is, scholars who affirm Pauline authorship, ...
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Books of NT written after the assumption of Mary

Assuming for the moment that the Assumption of Mary is a historical event (a statement with which certainly some Christians disagree), which books of the New Testament can be considered as written ...
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Was Adam anatomically God's image?

Under patronage and control of Pope Julius circa 1512, Michelangelo painted the fresco on the Sistine Chapel that shows the creation of Adam. ...
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Who is Mammon whom Jesus warned of in Sermon of the Mount?

In the beautiful sermon of the mount Jesus said (Matthew 6)" None is able to serve two lords, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will hold to the one, and despise the other; ye ...
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How could Adam live for so long? [duplicate]

How did Adam and the rest live up to 130 and over 130 years old. Wasn't there an age limit back then, to the point where you couldn't really even live to be even be 90 years old?
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What reforms did Erasmus seek for the church?

I've long wondered about this. Wikipedia's article on Erasmus notes: While he was critical of the abuses within the Church and called for reform, he kept his distance from Luther and Melanchthon ...
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What Christian sects allows same sex marriage? [duplicate]

I would like to know what Christian sect allows gay marriage and welcomes them?

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