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why Jesus was tested in wildreness

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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What do family relationships look like in heaven - Catholic perspective?

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?

Is it possible to think that another woman has 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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How do these parables explain time in Heaven?

In many of the parables Jesus speaks of a time span completing some event. Examples: Mark 13:34 For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his ...
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If God exists outside of Time how can Man have free will? [on hold]

If God exists outside of Time how can Man have free will? Please, let me know if I should provide more info.
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How should Christianity respond to the person who defames it? [on hold]

In a Christian country (where the Christian law is obeyed), if a person insults Jesus, makes fun of him and defames the Bible, How should the Government, Church and Christians respond (according to ...
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Are there Biblical basis objections to Direct Democracy? [on hold]

When the U.S.A. was founded, the lack of technology favored a Representative Democracy for our Republic. The only recourse of its citizens is to vote out the current so-called "Representatives" every ...
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Why must the hypostatic union be viewed as taking place at Jesus' conception?

What are the reasons why Trinitarian orthodoxy holds that the Word had to make his hypostatic union with the man Jesus Christ at the point of his conception in Mary's womb rather than later at his ...
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Bondage to indwelling sin [on hold]

How do you help a friend who is addicted to pornography?,talking about a friend who has tried using internet filters but still watches pornography after short term victory.
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What is “Christ Consciousness”?

I have heard this term used and would like more info about this idea. From a Christian perspective, what is Christ Consciousness? Thanks.
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How did Matthew conclude that Isaiah 7:14 refers to Jesus?

The verse reads: "Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel." Matthew quotes it in Matthew 1:23, with it's ...
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Are there any denominations that reject Mary's virgin conception of Jesus?

Its hard to reconcile her virgin conception of Jesus with being a descendant of David since the genealogies in Matthew and Luke go through Joseph, who (according to the virgin conception theory) was ...
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Is there a non-Catholic view of purification of the spirit after physical death?

Is there a non-Catholic view of purification of the spirit after physical death? This is related to the phrase "saved by fire" in 1 Corinthians 3:15.
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According to the gospel of John, on which day of the week was Jesus crucified?

John 19:14-16: "Now it was the day of preparation for the Passover; it was about the sixth hour. And he said to the Jews, “Behold, your King!” So they cried out, “Away with Him, away with Him, ...
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What are the differences between Apostles, Prophets, Peter and Jesus Christ in being the “foundation” whereon the church is built?

1 Corinthians 3:11 Jesus Christ is the foundation whereon the church is built. Ephesians 2:20 Both the Prophets and the Apostles are the foundation whereon the church is built. Matthew 16:18 Simon ...
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Are Israel and the Church two different kingdoms?

Are Israel and the Church two different kingdoms? Israel - Psalm 114:2 Church - Matthew 16:18-19 I am asking this question because a Catholic friend of mine insists that there is one kingdom which ...
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The Eucharist and the supernatural Priesthood

This is probably a question mostly directed at Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christianity. Why is it that only a priest can consecrate the Eucharist? Is there the assumption that there is some sort of ...
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Will i get a bf ND NICER FRIENDS [on hold]

Will i ever get a Christian Boyfriend and Friends who treat me kinder please it would be nice to have things thT OTHERS HAVE I WOULD LIKE TO EXPEREINCE SOMETIHNGS pLEASE
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What is the reason of attitude of wanting more [on hold]

In everyday life, when we have something, we want sometimes want more. Why? Is there a solution to change attitude to want less? wanting less is wanting more.. Maybe it depends of ones possibilities. ...
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Unity of mind while disagreeing with our brothers and sisters

In 1 Peter 3:8 Peter writes, "Finally, all of you, have unity of mind" (ESV), which I believe is a clear call for unity of mind within the church. In Romans 14:5 Paul writes that, "Each one should be ...
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What is the Roman Catholic view of Christian perfection or entire sanctification?

Does the RC Church have a view on Christian perfection or entire sanctification? If so what is it? To what degree do they believe believers can experience any amount of freedom from sin in this life?
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What does the phrase “ saved as by fire” in 1 Corinthians 3:15 mean?

What does the phrase "saved as by fire" in 1 Corinthians 3:15 mean? If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
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What is the Wesleyan Church's View of Initial, Progressive, and Entire Sanctification?

Entire Sanctification, sometimes referred to as Christian Perfection, is a doctrine that was re-popularized by John Wesley. He rediscovered it in his readings of the Church Fathers, and through ...
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A Christian view of Mohammad [on hold]

I would like to present a summary of the Muslim point of view about Christ and in return I ask for the same: Who was Muhammad according to Christians? It's not about who is right or wrong. I just want ...
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What is the significance of Ehud being left-handed?

In Judges 3 we find an interesting story about Israel's left-handed assassin and his hit on Moab's obese king, Eglon. Judges 3:15-22 ESV Then the people of Israel cried out to the Lord, and the ...
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Will cigarettes cause you to go to hell? [on hold]

Will people go to hell for smoking cigarettes? What are the requirements to enter the Kingdom of Heaven?
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Why does Jesus breathe on his disciples in John 20:23? [on hold]

Jhn 20:22 KJV - And when he had said this, he breathed on [them], and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: In terms of receiving the Holy Spirit here, what is going on? Why does He do ...
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What is the biblical basis for why the sending of the Holy Spirit was necessary?

Why couldn't the disciples begin following the great commission right after Jesus ascended into heaven? Why was the sending of the Holy Spirit necessary?
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Why do adherents to Hypostatic Union believe that God the Son (Jesus) must be fully Human?

Orthodox teaches that Jesus assumed the full human nature. Why is it necessary that he is fully human?
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The New Covenant in Reformed and Catholic soteriology

After looking at @Affable Geek's answer to an overview question on different understandings of why Jesus had to die, and in particular after his comment on Catholicism in this respect, I went to look ...
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Is the tripartite God the judge in the Old Testament, and Jesus the appointed only judge in the New Testament?

In the Old Testament, Justice was meted out immediately by God, when Uzza touched the Ark, was this LORD the tripartite Godhead or the pre-incarnate Jesus. All Scripture is quoted from the King James ...
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Is this a christian symbol?

Can someone tell me which sect this comes from, if any? It's from the back of a book or folder used by an Officiant in a wedding video. Thanks!!
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Eat his flesh and drink His Blood [on hold]

Eat His Flesh and drink His Blood means read The Word and be Filled with The Holy Spirit. He was the Word of God made flesh and His life's Blood was The Holy Spirit
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In what way is sexual experience a part or not a part of what it means to be fully human? [closed]

Western culture is highly sexulized and seems to consistently communicate that sexual preference/experience is a predominate characteristic in determining personal identity. What are the specific ...
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What are the different uses of “heaven” in scripture?

In English, heaven is used through both testaments, but is often referencing different locations. What are the specific uses for this word?
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Why did God punish us for the sin of Adam and Eve? [on hold]

God foreknew that Adam and Eve would fall before He created them and yet He went ahead and created them anyway. And after they fell, which He already knew they would, He cursed them, also cursing the ...
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How could God be incarnate in an ignorant baby and be ignorant of everything? [closed]

How could God enter a fetus, gestate in the womb for 9 months, and come out as an ignorant baby that knows nothing? Certainly it seems more plausible in a variety of ways for Jesus to have been born ...
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Why did Jacob curse some of his sons?

When Jacob "blessed" his sons in Genesis 49, why does he seem to curse some of them? What kind of blessing is it to say "you will no longer excel"? Granted, the curses were meted out according to ...
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Are there any denominations that believe that Jesus' body was separate creation than was mankind?

Before starting I must begin by saying that as a Southern Baptist I believe with all my heart that Jesus was and always will be fully man and fully God. And I also believe that his death and ...
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Body + spirit= Soul (Living body) [closed]

I had an interesting question presented to me by a rector of a church. He asked me to find anywhere in the bible where Jesus spoke of your spirit going to heaven and then research those specific ...
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which is more important. Unity [closed]

What is more important than believing in the Trinity for Christians to be united or what does God require for people to relate to him and love him and one another, that Christians can encourage each ...
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What are the general positions of different traditions on the question “did Jesus have to die?”

I wish to take a much closer look at the theology of the death of Jesus. I understand that the evangelical position is largely that he had to die to pay for our sins but I fully expect that there are ...
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What changed between the Old and New Testaments?

In the Old Testament God meted out his justice through people, or he himself meted out justice immediately through his own hands: All Scripture is quoted from the King James translation. Exodus ...
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Isn't “Jehovah-Jireh” (and other such names) just the name of a place?

It seems like many of what are referred to as the names of God are actually the names of places that have been dedicated to God: Jehovah-nissi - Moses built an altar and called that it Jehovah-nissi ...
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Does Mark 2:21-22 mean that we don't need to obey Old Testament Laws? [duplicate]

Jesus said: Mark 2:21-22 (NLT) “Besides, who would patch old clothing with new cloth? For the new patch would shrink and rip away from the old cloth, leaving an even bigger tear than before. And ...
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Verses that argue with those who are athiests? [closed]

Are there any verses in the NT that are for athiests to help them believe? i.e. Convincing arguements
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The physical death of Jesus vs our spiritual life [closed]

From what I understand it says the punishment for sin is death.. That's the law God set up that he has to follow through with as a just judge. So Adam and Eve sinned, so they became mortal and lost ...
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What churches identify themselves as being Modalist?

There are a number of denominations that are labeled as being Modalist, such as the United Pentecostals, and others associated with Oneness Pentecostalism whom subscribe to the nontrinitarian ...
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What is a Pacifist interpretation of the Cleansing of the Temple?

13 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging ...

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