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What does TULIP stand for?

I came across this acronym when reading about Calvinism. What does it stand for in reference to theology in general?
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Why are the wives of Lamech named?

Genesis 4:17-24 is the line of Cain. Cain's great grandson, Lamech, has 2 named wives. Why are these women named when none of the other wives/mothers are named?
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Non-rapture interpretation of 1 Thessalonians 4:17

Questions such as Is 1 Thessalonians 4:17 the only verse that supports the rapture? and Premillennialist view of 1 Thessalonians 4:16 discussion 1 Thessalonians 4:17 from a perspective of the rapture ...
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What do Christians who believe in reincarnation think about heaven and hell?

According to a 2009 Pew survey, (Many Americans Mix Multiple Faiths) 22% of American Christians profess a belief in reincarnation. What do Christians who believe in reincarnation think about heaven ...
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Why are slaves and slave women mentioned distinctly in the Old Testament ?

Deuteronomy 5:14 reads: "But the seventh day is a Sabbath unto Yahweh your God; you shall not do any work, or your son, or your daughter, or your slave, or your slave woman, or your ox, or your ...
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What are good resources?

I'm an atheist. I don't plan on converting, however I love learning about religion and the culture behind it. Can anyone share some good websites where I can learn more about Christianity?
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Is it possible that the coming of the Holy Spirit is a form of possession? [on hold]

From my studies and experience, the holy spirit of God is an essence that exists throughout the universe and is in everything. When a person wanting to be a "saved" Christian asks the "holy spirit" to ...
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what led to the separation of the church into pentecostal and catholic [on hold]

What led to the separation of the church into pentecostal and catholic and is it recorded in the bible if so where is it recorded in the bible.
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Can the DNA of Christ produce another Christ child? [on hold]

If it were possible to extract a blood sample from the Shroud of Turin, and extract the DNA. could this DNA be transposed into a male sperm donor and genetically engineered to be used to produce a ...
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what did Jesus mean when he said 'watch and pray' [on hold]

When Jesus told his disciples to watch and pray what did he mean. Ofcource I understand what he meant by 'pray', but what did he mean when he said 'watch'
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God does not have our best interst in mind [on hold]

This is a long one, but necessary so you can understand the depth of the question and where it is coming from. I am a born again believer, and know without a doubt that God saved me, and that ...
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Did the Catholics or Orthodox suspend the Lenten fast during times of war?

It would make sense for an enemy nation with knowledge of the Catholic/Orthodox systems of fasting to attack during the fasting seasons, when the faithful were not well fed. As a corollary, it would ...
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What is the biblical basis for the Differences/Similarities between Pauline & Petrine Christologies? [on hold]

Can someone simplify and explain to me the differences/similarities between Pauline Christology and Petrine (from Peter) Christology? Is there comparison chart?
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Why did Jason attack Jerusalem?

In 2 Maccabees 5:5, Jason attacks Jerusalem. Why does he do this? There is a false rumor that Antiochus has died, but Antiochus was attacking Egypt. In 2 Maccabees 4, it says he becomes high priest ...
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What is the Testament of Hezekiah? I know it exists, but I can't locate it

I am currently reading up on of apocryphal and pseudopigagraphical literature, and I see on a list that the Testament of Hezekiah is enumerated as one of them. However, I cannot locate a source or any ...
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Did anyone try to convert Catholics on the Isle of Man to Protestantism?

Was there any person who tried converting the Catholics there?
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Which verses in the bible are commonly seen to disprove a flat earth with a domed sky?

Many scriptures in the bible point to a flat earth and a domed sky. For example the sky is described as a firmament, which means banged out, or bowl shaped. I am editing my question because the ...
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Jesus and the cleansing of the temple : incoherent with the prophecy? [on hold]

Im discussing the validity of Jesus as the messiah and i came across one query. In Isaiah it is prophesied that Jesus would do no violence. .although he had done no violence... [Isaiah 53:9] However, ...
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Cain and Abel and who's Image [on hold]

I am reading genesis..again..and I wonder about : the fact that it explicitly says that Adams first child "in his image" was Seth. I just wonder about Cain and Abel? Whose image were they made in??
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Where did all the worlds population come from? [on hold]

Where did all the worlds population come from? The Indians from the pacific northwest, Australians, the aborigines dated 60,000 years ago. The difference in each countries languages. Are there ...
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Is there a good book on the topic of differing Christian beliefs/theologies? [on hold]

Just wondering if there is a good overviewing book on differing Christian beliefs. I am not looking for very technical or very in-depth book, but more of a whirlwind tour on differing theologies for a ...
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What is the relevance of civil divorce in Catholic annulments?

When should I apply for the annulment? You can only apply after your divorce is final. Why does the catholic church care about one's civil marital status? If my marriage is invalid, give me the ...
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Can Catholic priests disclose the fact that someone has seen him for confession?

I recently spoke to one of my (catholic) highschool teachers who was then not a priest but is now a priest. We were talking, and he mentioned he knew one of my professors during my graduate studies. ...
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Where is the italicization in the King James translation of the Bible from and what does it mean? [duplicate]

Take, for example, Ecclesiastes 9:4-6 in the King James version: For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion. For the living know that ...
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Can non-Catholic Christian souls participate in Intercession?

Let us say a Catholic person has a good Born-Again Christian friend who has died a year ago. The Catholic person believes in the intercession of saints and prays to them to intercede for him on many ...
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Love and Light in Darkness and inertia [on hold]

We know that God is Love and He bled for us as He came to our being to let us have a chance that we wont ever. But, is Love so weak that God cant pardon the angels who have fallen? How come love be so ...
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Can you explain at a philosophical level why Jesus' human nature is not a human person? [on hold]

It is a basic belief of Chalcedonian Christianity, against Nestorianism, that Jesus' human nature is not a human person but belongs to the divine Person of the Son Who assumed it. According to the ...
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What is the basis for forbidding prerecorded music in worship services?

My church's stated philosophy of music requires that all music used in the worship service be performed live – that is, the use of prerecorded accompaniment tracks or other audio is not permitted. I ...
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Didn't Jesus Christ come to Earth 3.4 million years too late? [duplicate]

Growing up I was raised Roman and Apostolic Catholic. I was taught we were Christians, followers of Jesus Christ and that He was the one and only exclusive path for the salvation of our souls. These ...
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Why isn't the Book of 1 (Ethiopic) Enoch considered cannon for the LDS Church?

Recently, I have been reading apocryphal and pseudepigraphical texts, and like many before me, I am struck by the extremely specific similarities between 1 Enoch and the LDS's Book of Moses. I flipped ...
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If baptism into Jesus is into the new covenant, what did Jesus' disciples baptise people into before his death? [on hold]

John 4:1-2 describes Jesus' disciples baptising people. Of course we know John baptised for repentance. Now, if the new covenant was inaugurated in Jesus' death and resurrection, and baptism into ...
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No Longer Apocryphal--The Additional Stories of the Bible [on hold]

If modern theology were any consideration, the official stories in the Old and New testaments made up only the bare bones of the entire Bible. In recent decades, archaeologists have dug up many, many ...
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Jehovah's Witness officiating a non-denomination wedding ceremony

I would like to ask my brother to officiate my wedding but he is a baptized Jehovah's Witness and my fiance and I are not. According to the beliefs of Jehovah's Witnesses, can he legally officiate our ...
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Was Seth created in God's image through Adam? [on hold]

Why was Seth begotten in Adam's likeness & image? Gen 5:3 NKJ Version.
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Was Jesus referring to 1 Kings 19 while delivering His teaching on pursuit of the Kingdom of God?

Luke 9:62 (NRSVCE) reads: Jesus said to him, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.” One finds a parallel when going through 1 Kings 19:19-21. ...
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What does the abbreviation RNT mean please?

Thank you for this forum. My personal thought regarding RNT is that it could mean Rheims New Testament as opposed to Revised New Testament, but I would apprecate your opinion or related thoughts ...
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Headstone shape significance? [on hold]

In general, I'm curious to know if there is any significance or meaning to the shape of a headstone/gravestone/grave marker. A headstone in the shape of a Christian cross is pretty clear, but there ...
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How do Paedobaptists counter specific arguments regarding one of the key scriptures used to support their doctrine?

I've heard people use Acts 10, Cornelius' household converting, as a means to explain why infant baptism is ok, but when reviewing scripture such as Acts 10:44 -46 I have two issues: where after ...
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Drinking wine occasionally as a Pentecostal Christian [closed]

Is it okay to drink wine occasionally as a Pentecostal christian, say at a party but not for the purpose of getting drunk?
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What does Jesus mean when he says his yoke is light? [on hold]

What does Jesus mean when he says his yoke is light? Matthew 11:28-29. Many Christians are divided about works as opposed to faith and works. I'm just seeking an answer from a biblical ...
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Under what basis does the Catholic Church condemn the use of drugs while permitting alcohol?

The use of drugs inflicts very grave damage on human health and life. Their use, except on strictly therapeutic grounds, is a grave offense. CCC 2291 Let me state this in the clearest terms ...
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What positions with regard to epistemology exist in Catholicism?

Mostly sparked by debates regarding evolution, I have become curious what epistemological positions exist in Catholicism. I understand the doctrinal priority of biblical texts, so from a Christian ...
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Which are the exact differences between catholics and Christians? [duplicate]

I'm a bit confused about the differences, specially in what is canon for each of them. I think the whole bible is canon for all of them though, I've also hear that new testament can maybe be ...
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Where does the Catechism's part saying that one can always be forgiven by perfect contrition come from?

According to CCC 1452: 1452 When it arises from a love by which God is loved above all else, contrition is called "perfect" (contrition of charity). Such contrition remits venial sins; it also ...
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What do Catholics believe about Yom kippur and judgment? [on hold]

Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement, The Lords feast as Leviticus says. In Judaism, this is the day where God or Hashem will judge the future, what will happen the next year is decided on Yom Kippur. ...
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(Protestant) Holy Communion without Catechesis? [on hold]

First off, pardon me, I'm not really good at English. In a Protestant Church culture there is a program held for about (depends on each Church) 3 - 6 months for guiding adult enough teenagers/people ...
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Out of the 12 disciples of Jesus, one is reported to be from the tribe of Levi. Who is that? [closed]

I do not have the answer from the above questions.
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Are there any Christian sects that say salvation is based, in whole or in part, on your response to Jesus on Judgment Day?

I recently had a conversation with a Christian who believes that our choices during this life are not the only factors affecting salvation. Rather, God will be very lenient about our Earthly behavior, ...
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Can obstinacy in sin be forgiven in Catholic teaching?

I've read that obstinacy in sin is unforgivable. Is it one of the sins against Holy Spirit and therefore cannot be forgiven? However, what if a sinner decides to stop being obstinate and repents? ...
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How do you know for sure if Jesus of Nazareth resurrected? [duplicate]

Why should we believe anything that is not proven?

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