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If we become zombie will our soul enter heaven at convertion time? [on hold]

This is not so much of a joke question. It's inspired by http://9gag.com/gag/anYALYn What about if we become zombie? Will our soul be in heaven already and then the zombie is just our death animated ...
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During the Mass, may the Priest skip the Act of Penitence and the Kyrie Eleison?

cf. General Instruction of the Roman Missal, A. The Introductory Rites. At a certain church during a weekday Mass, the priest goes from the Sign of the Cross to the Collect, skipping 51. The Act of ...
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Unfulfilled Prophecies of Jesus? [on hold]

Recently I have been looking into why Judaism rejects Jesus, and they have a list of prophecies that they say He did not fulfill. If you can help explain one by one that this list does not contain ...
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Was Absalom's hair really that awesome? [on hold]

So David's son had some pretty awesome hair: 2 Samuel 14:25-26 ESV Now in all Israel there was no one so much to be praised for his handsome appearance as Absalom. From the sole of his foot to the ...
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Do you believe in the theory of Common Grace? [on hold]

It's a Reformed theory, I have to say if it's correct then it really ticks a lot of boxes for me. What would you say?
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What is the source of God's power?

What explanations are there for the source of God's power? What scriptures in the Bible are there that give us clues? Update: It is apparent that the answer to this question is largely dependant on ...
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Believing in The Lord without joining a church [on hold]

Of late I have chosen to believe in The Lord, but still I have not joined any church. I am curious about whether is it necessary to join a church? What reasons are there to meet with Christians? ...
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What did Jesus say about the end times?

Between the fighting in Israel, blood moons, and the Harbinger, there has been a lot of chatter about the end times on my radar lately. Natural disasters are, too, discussed as omens of the end. I ...
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Need clarification on the story about Zacharias & Elizabeth

Although the story about Zacharias & Elizabeth is great, the details are not clear. so that here are my stupid questions. But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is ...
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Is Something After Me? [on hold]

well i'm 13 & still trying to figure out all of my religious stuff, but about a week & a half ago my friends and i went and spray painted some tunnels and me, being dumb & rebellious spray ...
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Do humans inherit sin from their earthly father? [duplicate]

When I was young, someone told me that one of the reasons that a virgin had to give birth to Jesus was that sinful nature is inherited through the father, and so in order to be perfect, Jesus had to ...
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Are there good and evil spirits all around us? [on hold]

Recently I downloaded some pictures with "dust particles" in them.When I zoomed in on these I see lots of faces very clearly.They look from normal to evil.Are these real spirits? How do I keep them ...
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Angels and Children [on hold]

Today we hear a lot concerning guardian angels and also angels protecting children. Jesus in speaking about angels and children said the following, “See that you do not despise one of these little ...
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Is BDSM forbidden according to scripture? [on hold]

The Bible seems to be very specific about when sex is or isn't a sin. From my understanding, The Bible's stance on sexual activity could be summed up as "Any sexual activity unless it is consensual ...
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Do Protestants believe that the Holy Spirit stopped leading the church? [on hold]

What do Protestants believe in the matter of the Holy Spirit leading the church? Especially the Catholic church. The first mention of the catholic church was about the 1st. century. Did the Holy ...
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Did Jonah die and raise from the dead?

I've heard from a friend a theory claiming Jonah died in the whale's belly and then he was raised from the dead to preach to the Ninevites. He told me it is based in those verses: "He said: “In my ...
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Is there modern evidence that the Sun stood still?

Has anyone presented tangible, astronomical evidence of a disruption we can see today that is claimed to be caused by the Sun/Moon "stopping" roughly 3500ish years ago as it says in Joshua 10? Has any ...
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I am utterly confused [on hold]

I am a Christian, i continue to grow up in a religious home. I believe amd trust in the Lord as my saviour and beholder. The only thing that bothers me is can God bless someone with psychological ...
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What is the background of the words “notitia,” “fiducia,” and “assensus” and how do they relate to the biblical notion of “faith”?

The book, "Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview" (page 18) describes notitia, fiducia, and assensus as being one of three essential elements that make up the biblical notion of "faith." ...
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Do divorced non-Catholics need an annulment to marry in the Catholic Church?

Here's something I've got no idea about. In the case where one party is married in a Baptist Church but divorced and the other party has no encumbrances. Barring quarrelsome arguments I can't answer ...
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Is there a Biblical basis for born-again virginity?

The concept of being born again as a virgin spiritually (although physical virginity is no longer in tact) has been a catchphrase I've noticed in the past few years. Is there a Biblical basis for this ...
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Does the Bible claim the existence of unicorns, or is there a translation discrepancy? [migrated]

Unicorns are mentioned numerous times in the 21st Century King James Bible (Numbers 23, 24; Deuteronomy 33; Job 39; Psalm 22, 29, 92; Isaiah 34) In other translations, such as the New International ...
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Modern Book of Jasher - Genuine?

I've been reading the book of Jasher (supposedly the one quoted in the book of Samuel) and its quite amazing. But I ask - what is the proof or lack of proof on it's authenticity? There are however a ...
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What was the status of evil before we knew about it? [on hold]

A search of Christianity SE returned a number of questions about the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, but none really answered the question I have been pondering this week. Actually, this is a ...
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What does the title Holy Father mean?

Of the list of the titles of the Pope, what does the title Holy Father mean? Please see Other titles. Do we also know when it was first used?
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How are spirits born?

I'm interested primarily in LDS doctrine, but I welcome the perspective of other sects as well, as I believe that all of Christianity shares the same roots. Please specify from what denomination your ...
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1 Thessalonians 4:17 states, “Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds…”.

It looks like those who are ALIVE and REMAIN will be caught up. Does this show that the fact of being alive and remaining are those who are still alive after the Tribulation? If not, in what other ...
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Why doesn't the Catholic Church kill heretics anymore?

So the Catholic church used their influence to sanction the execution of so-called "heretics" and now they do not. Somewhere in the middle they stopped supporting executions based on heresy. Why did ...
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Elijah “The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail” miracle or not?

In 1 Kings 17:14 we have the following passage (NV): ‘The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the Lord sends rain on the land.’” Now every single ...
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What does it mean that “the two natures of Christ cannot be separated”?

The Ausberg confession states of Christ in the Chief Articles of Faith, Therefore, he has two natures, one divine and the other human. They are united in one person and cannot be separated. What ...
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How do you equate Christian teachings with certain worldly(non Christian) achievements/attitudes? [on hold]

So there are wars/conflicts raging on all around the world, that would be compatible with Biblical teachings, 'the lost worldly people, dead in sin and unable to do anything good' etc, I would assume. ...
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How Can You Discern the True Doctrine of Christ from the False Doctrines of Christ? [on hold]

When Christ came He had taught one doctrine of Christianity, however after the last Apostle died all these different types of teachings came out. There are over 840 different Christian doctrines ...
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Why was Paul annoyed with the loud slave girl in Acts 16?

In Acts 16, why was Paul annoyed with the slave girl who had a spirit of divination and kept shouting "These men are servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to you the way of salvation."? Is there ...
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Are Hebrews the Habiru?

In studying the OLD Testament & Semetic History there is frequent mention of the Habiru.Why do Biblical scholars shun the very idea when they seem to match the attributes of these nomadic invaders ...
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What does Paul mean by “everything that does not come from faith is sin”? [migrated]

In Romans 14 Paul says But whoever has doubts is condemned if they eat, because their eating is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is sin. (Romans 14:23, NIV) What does ...
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In the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit, what is the the distinction between the gifts of wisdom, understanding, and knowledge?

In the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit, what is the the distinction between the gifts of wisdom, understanding, and knowledge? cf. Isaiah 11:2 (RSVCE) 2 And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest ...
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How does the Catholic Church reconcile the holy Catholic Church with (the) Pope(s) asking for forgiveness?

In the Creed, the profession of Christian Faith, an article of Faith is I believe in [...], the holy catholic Church/We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. How does the Catholic Church ...
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What does the Parable of the Vineyard Workers mean?

Does the Parable of the Vineyard Workers (in Matthew 20) mean that those who die exactly on judgement day will be the first to enter the Kingdom of Heaven? Does this mean that when people die they ...
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Six-hundred-sixty-six or six-six-six or six-one-six

Regarding the passage of Revelation 13:18, which is likely the most proper way to present the Beast's number? 600+60+6 (six hundred and sixty six) 6-6-6 (six six six) 600+10+6 (six hundred and ...
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Did God change the DNA and genetics of Adam's rib?

I recently read an article which talked about Mitochondrial DNA, and it placed quite a bit of emphasis on how different female DNA was from male DNA. It even went so far as to say that Mitochondrial ...
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Does the Catholic Church still stand behind Isaiah 14:21?

The canon of the entire Bible was essentially settled around the turn of the fourth century. By logical extension, the Catholic Church thereby affirmed that the book of Isaiah represented the Word of ...
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Where does the idea that you cannot conceive of light until you see it come from? [on hold]

A friend of mine is an atheist. I told him that his disbelief is an effect of his ignorance and gave him an example. So I told him to imagine a person, who was born and lived all his life in a dark ...
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Are there any scientifically verified faith healers? [closed]

Some says that Benny Hinn is a fraud. http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Benny_Hinn In 2001, HBO's America Undercover ran an episode covering both Hinn and German crank Reinhard Bonnke.[9] As part ...
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Do Christians receive the same inheritance as Messianic Jews?

I know that in Christ there is complete redemption for both Jew and Gentile but it seems as though God has made specific promises to the house of Israel and that God throughout the bible shows special ...
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If Isreal referred to all believers, is a earthly millennial kingdom necessary? [on hold]

If Israel referred to all believers (I don't say church because, some understand, only NT saits under that name). Then in light of that, would a earthly literal millennial reign of Christ still be ...
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Is it necessary to go to church? [closed]

Is it necessary to go to church? For me this days churches are not encouraging. All most of them preach is riches not salvation and over here in Nigeria people open churches like every day. Before you ...
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Did Ignatius believe in the doctrine of Eternal Generation of the Son?

Ignatius wrote in A.D. 110 that Jesus was gennetos kai agennetos meaning “begotten and not begotten.” Did Ignatius believe in the doctrine of Eternal Generation of the Son? Why did he say that Jesus ...
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Is God's rulership ultimately consensual [closed]

Is there a place in our understanding of Heaven, and God's Kingdom/rulership in Heaven that the angels chose to have God's ways in there life, and God's ways are His Kingdom principles, etc as set out ...
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Is there any scientific explanation for the Sabbath Year?

For six years sow your fields, and for six years prune your vineyards and gather their crops. But in the seventh year the land is to have a year of sabbath rest, a sabbath to the Lord. Do not ...
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What is the origin of the tradition that Mary lived in Turkey after John took her there?

This website says that the last home of Mary, the mother of Jesus, was in Ephesus, Turkey. Where did this idea originate?

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