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Is Lucid Dreaming a sin?

I'm Stefan, Owner of popular Lucid Dreaming site; howtolucid.com and I'm writing an article about whether Lucid Dreaming is a sin or not. I'd be very interested to include your opinion in this ...
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What is the Catholic Church's official position on the Spanish Inquisition?

The Spanish Inquisition seems to have had plenty of support from the Vatican at the time, but what is the present Vatican's view? Has the Inquisition been repudiated the church?
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Should I let the Christian school team win? [on hold]

I go to a secular school and play on the (girl's) soccer team. According to the schedule, we have quite a few games against Christian schools. I'm not sure what I should do at a game-should I not ...
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Strongest evidence for the historicity of theologically-important elements of the gospel narrative? [on hold]

What evidence (archaeological, manuscript or otherwise) provides the strongest evidence for the historicity of theologically-important elements of the gospel narrative?
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Did medieval European monasticism provide a release from certain societal pressures?

I seem to recall a science fiction/fantasy author (possibly Marion Zimmer Bradley in the context of her Darkover series) stating that monasticism provided a means of relieving social pressures by ...
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What happens to one's sins if the priest omits the words of the Absolution?

Say a penitent, in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, confesses his sins with heartfelt sorrow. Now suppose that priest omits deliberately to use the words of the formula (please see below especially ...
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I'm told my child needs to see a shrink, because she has demons inside her. please read my story and see if anyone can help! [on hold]

I have a child from a previous relationship, before marrying into my husband's family. I thought I had hit the gold of a family. My father-in-law is a pastor, mother-in-law is very sweet and ...
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Why didn't God reveal all the answers to life?

Is there scripture that supports why all these questions have not been revealed to us? As a Christian, I do not ponder on unanswered questions, however I would have to believe, somewhere within the ...
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Understanding grace

Grace is the free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings Medjugorje, Message 25 June 2014 Dear children! The Most High is giving ...
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Are Angels more accessible than Jesus?

Why would one choose to pray to an Angel or a Guardian Angel over Jesus at times? Some people notice that their prayers are answered on some occasions more readily from an Angel or Guardian Angel. ...
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What was the Original Purpose of Fasting from “Wine” and “Olive Oil” in the Orthodox Tradition?

The Orthodox are required to fast from "wine" and "olive oil" most Wednesdays and Fridays, for Lent, the Dormition of the Theotokos, the Nativity, and other fasts. Nearly all Orthodox define "wine" ...
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Anglicanism vs Catholicism [on hold]

I know the differences are about faith alone (anglicanism) or faith + good works (catholicism) bible only (anglicanism) or bible + papal teachings (catholicism) the pope is just a bishop ...
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If Christianity doesn't abide to old testament rules then why bother with it at all? [on hold]

Christians have no idea what Sabbath means, what swine means, or what women should not teach a man what to do means. If Christians just ignore these things, why don't they just remove the old ...
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What did the 70 parts of Adams body represent?

I have heard that In a non-canonical text an Angel, I believe Michael told either Seth or Eve that Adams body was constructed in 70 parts and that all had a special significance. But after googling ...
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Witnessing toJehovah witnesses [on hold]

How do I witness to my Jehovah witness wife. No matter what bible verse I point out to her, she reverts back to her teaching.
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Difference between Eutychianism and Monophysitism

I was reading about some Catholic Christological heresies. Then I came across Monophysitisism and Eutychianism. Both discuss the divine and human nature of Christ. They both theorize that Christ had ...
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Did God replace Lucifer after the rebellion in Heaven? [on hold]

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? [on hold]

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 weren't the other disciples permitted to see the miracles that Jesus perform in the way that ...
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What does 1 Corinthian 2:15 mean?

Is this verse saying that spiritual people are above the judgment of those who are not spiritual? Those who are spiritual can evaluate all things, but they themselves cannot be evaluated by ...
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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 [on hold]

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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Are the Arab people 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? [on hold]

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 denominations teach of a resurrection on Earth?

To my knowledge, only Jehovah's Witnesses speak of a physical resurrection on the earth, whereas others speak of strictly a heavenly one. Are there any other denominations that teach of a physical ...
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What Bad, Evil Things Has Satan/The Devil Actually Done? [closed]

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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