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Grace upon grace

As I read John 1:16 from the ESV bible the author writes, 1:16 For from his fullness we have all received , grace upon grace. Crossway Bibles (2011-02-09). The Holy Bible, English Standard Version ...
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Is there a meaning to the fact that Adam and Eve to have' known each other' only after original sin?

From a Catholic perspective, what can be said about the fact that Adam and Eve 'knew each other' only after original sin? Any help would be appreciated.
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What if Israel had accepted Jesus as their Lord?

Reading Romans 11:11-12 «Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all! Rather, because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious. 12 But if their ...
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How many people saw Jesus raise from the death?

Besides some of the apostles, is the Bible specific about how many people saw the resurrection of Jesus?
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Is Divine Command Theory Heretical Under A Conventional Understanding Of Christian Morality?

Wikipedia gives the following definition: Divine command theory is a meta-ethical theory which proposes that an action's status as morally good is equivalent to whether it is commanded by God. ...
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What is the Correct Way to Order Food at a Restaraunt for Catholics? [on hold]

In a section of the Didache Chapter 11 But whoever says in the Spirit, Give me money, or something else, you shall not listen to him. But if he tells you to give for others' sake who are in need, ...
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Is the gender of the Holy Spirit, feminine or masculine?

I know the Holy Spirit (רוח הקודש) is usually referred to as masculine. But, what is the reason for that? The Hebrew word רוח (ruach; "wind; spirit") is one of the few words that is sometimes used as ...
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Washing of feet - Is it a part of Communion?

I am asking this with reference to this question about communion. Does any church practice the "Washing of feet" ceremony before the "eating of bread and drinking of wine"? If no, what is the ...
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Who developed the doctrine of Biblical Inerrancy first - Catholics or Protestants?

This article on Christian Fundamentalism says that it is developed by Protestants at Princeton University. This Catholic source on Biblical inerrancy says that it has always been with the Catholics. ...
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Why do Protestants teach the non-necessity of baptism for salvation?

I have heard many Protestants say that "baptism is not necessary for salvation". They follow Paul I guess, who says all works including Baptism or circumcision are optional. But having read the ...
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What's a tabernacle exactly?

I need to know for Sunday school the exact definition of a tabernacle. I've already looked up on wiki but it doesn't explain very well.
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How should a Christian act socially? [on hold]

I have problems with anger and I've been trying to fight them off. It seems the more I fight it, the more the world will present me with issues that make me angry, testing me - and then finally, ...
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Is God wanting me to have a relationship with him again?

For most of my life (although I am only 14) I didn't really take Christianity seriously. It was until I went to a youth camp at 13 (August 2013), I started to really think about what it really meant ...
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Is there a verse in Bible where Jesus says “I'm God, worship me”? [duplicate]

Is there a statement in Holy Bible showing that Jesus said to people "I'm God, worship me"?
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What makes Jesus and Mary appearance in popular motifs look like Muslim? [on hold]

The depiction of Jesus with a "Muslim" beard and Mary in a black "Muslim" veil seems to portray both as Muslims , So Why are they portrayed with such a Muslim appearance?
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What do you think of this theory..The symbolism of the TREE OF LIFE [on hold]

I believe that the Tree of Life is a symbol for sexuality...and by partaking they symbolically became Godlike as they could now co-create..the fact that they covered their nakedness points to what ...
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Can I skip a chapter of The Bible? [on hold]

I really wish to skip 1 Chronicles 6, because it has 80 verses. Can I skip it? Or do I need it to understand God's word and God doesn't like that when someone skips a chapter of his bible?
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When is the first documented case of Christians praying to the dead saints?

When is the first documented case of Christians praying to the dead saints? (A point was brought up that "asking the dead saints" does not mean "praying to the dead saints" as "prayer is always ...
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Can Matthew 27:53 resurrection be verified or confirmed in history or other writings?

I'd like to know if the resurrection of the Old Testament saints in Matthew 27:53 was ever written about in history or anywhere else than the Bible. Possibly there is something in other books that ...
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“Kingdom Of God is at Hand” - Which Kingdom was Jesus and John the Baptist talking about?

The Bible clearly says that Jesus preached that the Kingdom of Heaven was at hand. Matthew 4:17: From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. ...
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According to Catholic teaching, does sin disfigure?

According to Catholic teaching perhaps with support from scripture, does sin disfigure/deform the sinner? And does such a disfiguration affect both body and soul? Is so, in what way?
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In Revelations: could the Jerusalem NOT be a City? [on hold]

I was talking with somebody who believes that the "Jerusalem" in Revelation doesn't really mean a City, but a person. One of the arguments was this: In Revelation 21:9 says: 9 One of the seven ...
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Why do Protestants always try to align with Baptists? [on hold]

Why do protestants always try to link to Baptists when they obviously don't adhere to a New testament church standard? As true Baptist via New Testament study did NOT break from the Catholic Church. ...
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According Catholic theology, what does the joy of heaven consist of?

According Catholic theology, what does the joy of heaven consist of? If there is a principal joy, what is it? Anecdote: I remember riding on a bus and a man going of saying to the effect that if ...
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According Catholic theology, what does the suffering of hell consist of?

According to Catholic theology, what does the suffering of hell consist of? If there a principal suffering, what is it?
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Can I stay pure by myself? [on hold]

Well I see in the Old Testament people would do what they can to purify themselves before God. Sacrifices, ordination of priests, etc. And now that I'm Christian and being aware of my sin. I'm having ...
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Levitical Law obsolete? [duplicate]

Paul says Romans 6:14-15 14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. 15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under ...
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What's the purpose of angel's fight?

In Revelation 12:7 Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. According to common sense or human logic there ...
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Who found whom? After Jesus FINDS Philip, why does Philip tell Nathanael “We have FOUND the One…”?

In John chapter 1, the Scriptures record that Jesus found Philip and said to him, "Follow me." Two verses later, Phil tells Nathanael, "We have found the One Moses wrote about..." The next day ...
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Fear and trembling [migrated]

Over at Biblical Hermeneutics, I learned that Paul uses the same Greek words for fear and trembling (phobos and tromos) in Philippians 2:12 as found in the Septuagint in Psalms 2:11 and 55:5, and it ...
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What does James mean when he says that Judging a Brother Equals Judging the Law?

James 4:11 Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art ...
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Was this scene really meant for Matthew and Peter [on hold]

One scene that I find moving is the prodigal son, found here http://youtu.be/w7c-XY695hk. Was this scene really meant for Matthew and Peter or was this simply Hollywood. Did Jesus really want to ...
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Why or where were the 1000s of people who knew Jesus, why didn't they help [on hold]

In several passages of the bible Jesus healed, drove demons out, forgave, cured, and showed compassion to thousands of people. He lifted a girl who was dead to her feet, and many more were supposedly ...
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James 2 Interpretation [duplicate]

How do Christians interpret James chapter 2 in regards to being saved through faith not works as explained in other parts of Scripture?
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Are there example writings of general refutation from Jesus' time?

There is an apologetic argument that goes like this: If the gospels were not factual, then we should expect to find other writings from the same time which refute them. We do not, therefore the ...
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According to Catholic theology, why does God have an only Son?

Catholics, and to my understanding other Trinitarian Christians, believe and teach what is borne by scripture [cf. Eph 4:4-5] i.e. there One God the Father, One God the Son, and one God the Holy ...
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Why do Roman Catholics consider eating fish on Friday a good work?

Please forgive me if there are caveats or circumstances to this idea that I am not aware of.
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What is the purpose of angels?

Aside from them being generically created "...for God..." like everything is, does the bible give a set of duties or purposes that angels have?
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People learning through trial and error [on hold]

God never told Cain that murder was a sin, but it is not until he does it that he learns that he will be punished by God. There were no laws by God that murder was a sin or someone Cain could ask for ...
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How is the Book of Enoch ascribing all sins of fallen angels to Azazel not Scriptural?

A member by the name Jas 3.1 in his list of false doctrines against the Book of Enoch in "Why is the Book of Enoch not regarded as canonical?" stated: "Ascribes all the sin of the fallen angels to ...
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According to Catholic theology, why are there two and only two processions in the Godhead? [duplicate]

Catholics, and to my understanding other Trinitarian Christians, believe and teach what is borne by scripture [cf. Eph 4:4-5] i.e. there One God the Father, One God the Son, and one God the Holy ...
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Is Catholicism the only religion to uphold the indissolubility of marriage?

Is Catholicism the only religion to uphold the indissolubility of marriage? If not, which others do?
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Why do Pentecostals believe in a closed canon?

Pentecostals believe the gift of prophecy continues to the present day. From what I understand, most Christians believe the gift of prophecy is what enabled the writers of Scripture to write ...
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What is the Biblical basis for continuationism?

Continuationism is the idea that extraordinary gifts of the Spirit (prophecy, tongues, healing) continue in the present day. This is contrasted with cessationism, which says that such gifts have ...
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How does the Jehovah's Witness denomination deal with the filial piety among its East Asian believers?

The Jehovah's Witness denomination has been preached in more than 300 different languages, apparently using the English text as the base instead of directly from the original biblical languages. ...
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Is there a method for looking up a count of scriptures that directly deal with a personal relationship with God? [on hold]

Part of a personal research project requires that I gather a count of all scripture that directly discusses the necessary steps to build a personal relationship with God. Without reading and scoring ...
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Do the Majority of Denominations believe in a literal flood or a metaphorical one?

The Bible says in Genesis that all of humanity was wiped out by a massive, world-encompassing flood. Only Noah and his family were saved because they were Godly people. Floods, even small ones and ...
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What is the basis for believing Hosea 6:7 is speaking about Adam the man and not men in general? [migrated]

It is the same word (Adam meaning man) but the KJV translates it as men, any other translations I have checked translate it as 'Adam' himself. What are the arguments for translating it as 'Adam'? ...
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Differences in Bible translation & Which one is the Best? [duplicate]

What are the main differences among popular Bible translations & Is it really possible for someone could say one particular translation is the Best & Most authentic? Ultimately there ...
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Christian treatments of the fact-value distinction [on hold]

I would like to be referred to some good philosophical treatments/discussions of the fact-value distinction from a Christian perspective. The main question I have is: Is there such a thing as a ...

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