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Jesus: 'king of jews? [on hold]

Surely, Jesus saying: "It is as you say" is the same as Pilate saying: "What I have written, I have written"? You clearly do not believe in a god of equality
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144,000: is there any denomination or group holding this symbolic interpretation?

Motivation: We know that a way to express fullness or completion in Hebrew is to double the word, e.g. Isaiah 26:3 speaks of perfect peace as shalom shalom. And there are clear cases in Revelation ...
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Why are the atheist build on purpose to destroy God and not Devil? [on hold]

I was think about the roots of thoughts of atheism. If they say that god doesn't exist and think they are correct(ok, let's supose that is possible to win the infinite, living poorly 80 years ). But ...
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Why did the RLDS change its name to the Community of Christ?

There are a lot of people under the impression that the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints changed it's name to the Community of Christ in order to distance it's identity from ...
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Why did the RLDS start giving the priesthood to women?

There is a common belief amongst mainstream LDS that the reason the Community of Christ (formerly the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) started ordaining women with the ...
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Did the Community of Christ denounce the Book of Mormon?

Most Mormons seem to be under the impression that the Community of Christ agreed to denounce the Book of Mormon as scripture in order to be accepted into the World Council of Churches. It's obvious ...
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Were other sins possible in the paradise?

Except for not eating from the tree of knowledge were there any other things that Adam and Eve weren't allowed to do or was everything else allowed?
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Does Limited Atonement make the Gospel offer empty? [on hold]

It seems to me that the limited atonement of Calvinism makes the Gospel offer seem empty. Let's say that I hear someone saying that he is in need of $100 and I tell him "I have $100, I can give it to ...
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How Justification and Sanctification relate to Salvation?

Among Evangelicals there are subtle different emphasis on how Justification relate to Sanctification, eg. Ordo Salutis vs Historia Salutis.1 This is not about that subtle difference. When a person is ...
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Is 'Non-Catholic Non-Orthodox Modern Western Denomination' an ok definition of Protestant?

One meaning of the term "Protestant" is "a church drawing its roots from the Reformation and the denominations of the Reformers in particular". I have also seen the term extensively used to mean "a ...
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A Warning from Jesus [on hold]

If Jesus really loves everyone, why does Jesus show no mercy on the non believers? Matthew 7:21-23: Not everyone who calls me their Lord will get into the kingdom of heaven. Only the ones who ...
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Do any Protestant denominations organize a canon starting from a collection of books other than the Roman Catholic Church's canon?

It is my understanding that most Protestant groups recognise a 66 book canon which is entirely a subset of the Roman Catholic canon and which was developed by removing the so-called apocrypha from the ...
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Does God love everyone equally?

What is the biblical basis for the idea that God loves everyone equally? Equally meaning he doesn't love someone more or less than anyone else?
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Glorifying the one and only living God [on hold]

Hello children of the one true living God, do you glorify our heavenly Father continually? Monday through Sunday... from sun up to sun down... do you have a personal relationship with our heavenly ...
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A personal relationship with Jesus Christ [on hold]

Hello children of the one true living God, do you have a personal relationship with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ? The Son of God.
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Was Luke, the author of the Gospel and Acts, a slave?

"It is possible that Paul’s “relative” Lucius is Luke, the author of the Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles. On his second missionary journey, Paul may have gone to Troas (where Luke lived—or ...
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What is to happen when a child is conceived out of rape? Does God love him any less? [on hold]

I was wondering if one of you Christianity Theologians could answer my question. Why does God let a man rape a woman and allows a child to be conceived? Does God love that child any less or does God ...
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How does Jesus' Post Resurrection Ministry of 40 Days Fit in with Daniel's 70th Week? [on hold]

There is an assumption is some Christian circles regarding Daniel's 70th prophetic week (Dan. 9:24,25,26, 27) that the first 3 1/2 years commenced at the start of the 70th week but apart from Daniel ...
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Faith in the Lord [on hold]

If you can't sleep at night, does it mean you have unstable faith in the Lord? I remember reading this somewhere and was just wondering what some people's interpretations of this are/what it means ...
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Could saying that Melchizedek was “without beginning of days or end of life” possibly be a textual error? [migrated]

Few mysteries of the Bible have attracted more interest than the mystery of the identity of Melchizedek. He is mentioned in Genesis 14:14-20; Psalm 110:4; Hebrews 5:6, 10, 6:20, 7:1-17; but Hebrews ...
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How accurate is the movie Prince of Egypt? A few questions about Moses

I just watched the movie The Prince of Egypt (1998), and had a bunch of questions about Moses. Did Moses know he was an Israelite before he killed the Egyptian? When did he know he was an Israelite? ...
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Why are the revelations of Paul in the NT? [duplicate]

Romans and Corinthians, being Paul's revelations and not accountings of the words of Jesus, should you not, by the same reasoning accept the revelations of Mohammad in the Koran? In essence, what ...
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What is an overview of the way Adam and Eve ate and became like God?

And the Lord God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. (Gen 3:22) In what way did Adam and Eve become like God, in knowing good from evil? Most answers to related ...
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Why do some pastors shout their message? Scriptural Support? [on hold]

2 Corinthians 10:1-3 “By the meekness and gentleness of Christ, I appeal to you – I, Paul, who am ‘timid’ when face to face with you, but ‘bold’ when away! I beg you that when I come I may not ...
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Does the past tense in the suffering servant song (Isaiah 53) refer to Jesus? [migrated]

I am new to this site and find it great that one can ask questions! My question is concerning a supposed prophecy, that appears to be about Jesus, but a closer look has clued me into something ...
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Was chaos the initial state of the earth at creation? [on hold]

We read in Genesis 1:1-2 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved ...
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Is a covenant the same as a law? [on hold]

In my previous post I am drawing my fellow believers their attention to the fact that circumcision is a Covenant and not a law, in no wise a law. But should I be mistaken then kindly let me know this, ...
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Betrayal of Jesus

Annas, Caiphas and all other important people of synagogue knew the identity of Jesus and how he looks.. Then why he was betrayed with a friendship kiss? In Gethsemane garden Jesus was only with his ...
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Are there examples of God forgiving without sacrifice?

So far I have seen, some kind of sacrifice, direct or indirect, is required to have forgiveness from sin. So, my question is - Are there examples of God forgiving our sins without any sacrifice?
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Are we wrong when we call physical circumcision “a law?” [closed]

Acts 7:8 King James Version (KJV) 8 And he gave him the covenant of circumcision: and so Abraham begat Isaac, and circumcised him the eighth day; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat the twelve ...
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Meaning of love and it's reciprocity [on hold]

It is often said that God gave us humans a commandment that we should love one another. What does this mean? Is it suggesting that we should care for and look after each other or is it implying ...
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What plausible explanation can we find for the points of contact between Moses in the Pearl of Great Price and the Book of Enoch?

Joseph Smith claimed to have translated the Pearl of Great Price from papyrus in 1851. It includes the Book of Moses in which is found a great deal more about the Prophet Enoch than is found in ...
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Creation vs Evolution [duplicate]

Are the belief in creation and the theory of evolution mutually exclusive? Does holding of one necessarily mean not holding the other? If not please share some examples.
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Permission to print a parallel Bible [duplicate]

Praise the Lord. I have recently published the Tamil Bible in romanised English (or transliteration) to enable the Tamil speaking diaspora who cannot read the Tamil script but are well versed in the ...
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Need to know the reason why the need to be homosexual [closed]

Being gay is that a sin in God sight, can a person be born homosexual?
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Was this teaching (of soul existing before a birth) condemned by the Church?

What's the official name (if any) of the teaching that the soul of a man exists even before he is conceived and that at the moment of conception his soul gets simply "connected" to his newly conceived ...
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What are the arguments for and against Johannine Comma?

There have been many debates regarding the reliability of the Johannine Comma, a verse in 1 John which many textual critics do not think is authentic. What are the arguments for and against the ...
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Why do Christian's follow Paul's suggestions but ignore the veil [closed]

In 1 Corinthians 11:6 Paul is dogmatic about the nature of the woman's hair and how to cover it. Why do we largely ignore this yet take other less-assertive advice of his on board?
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Why did David go against God's law when he slew Nabal in his heart [on hold]

As a believer I have issues with David and Nabal. I have prayed about this idea for a while and can find no rest in it. In this case, David “who is as described by the King Saul at the time” an ...
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Why did God not kill Cain for Murder [on hold]

I believe as many do that Cain was under the Law, it seems to say so when he tells God that due to banishment he will be executed by his brothers for the killing of Able. This implies he knew the ...
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Besides the LDS church, do any other churches believe there will be a restoration of all things?

The scriptures speak of a restoration of all things, Elias coming back to restore all things, and a dispensation of the fullness of times (Eph. 1:10, Acts 3:21, Matt. 17:11). Besides The Church of ...
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Are unbaptized RCIA candidates required to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation during the RCIA process?

This question arose after the research that went into my answer to According to the Catholic Church, does abortion need to be confessed, and is it a mortal or venial sin? | by Terry. Are unbaptized ...
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Who all witnessed the crucifixion?

As, the question asks, can anyone aggregate for me and put a small list of who all witnessed the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, in the decreasing order of the person's importance(popularity). e.g. First ...
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Did Jesus Christ marry [duplicate]

As the question asks, did Jesus Christ marry. Please support your answer with authentic references.
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As Bible said, peoples(Europe, Asia, Africa, etc) call “God” in very similar ways. How could this happen? [closed]

"purify the lips of the peoples, that all of them may call on the name of the LORD" Zephaniah 3:9 (For calling "the name", "lips of the peoples" are simply not pure - instead of being completely ...
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What are the similarities between eastern and western mysticism? [closed]

I am studing this for my a level and cannot find anything about it online.
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Cultural Context and the bible [on hold]

https://carm.org/bible-difficulties/genesis-deuteronomy/stone-woman-not-being-virgin First I want to apologize for my unfamiliarity to the scripture but I have been looking into key things that stand ...
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God promised never to do an event such as the flooding ever again. How can judgement day happen then?

God promised never to do an event such as the flooding ever again. How can judgement day happen then? Wouldn't that break the promise?
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Origins of requesting prayer from people in Heaven? [duplicate]

I am wondering about the origin of the practice of people requesting prayers from people who have died and are assume to be in heaven (and also from angels)? I know catholics and orthodox will claim ...
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Did Jesus redeemed us from the Original sin or all the sins? [closed]

If Jesus died for our sins and all our sins are forgiven. People keep committing sins and will keep committing it. If Jesus's sacrifice has redeemed us from all the sins. Then Judgement and heaven ...

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