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Did Jesus ever say that Heaven is the end?

Did Jesus ever say that Heaven is the end? ...And what I mean is: Did Jesus ever leave open the possibility of reincarnation on Earth, another planet, or elsewhere?
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What does it mean for heaven to pass away?

Does this verse mean that Heaven will be destroyed? I thought that heaven was eternal or everlasting. How should we understand it? "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass ...
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Do Mormons believe that all spirits are omnipresent?

Are all spirits omnipresent? According to Mormon doctrine, God is omnipresent through his spirit, does that mean that all spirits are omnipresent or is the Holy Ghost a special case?
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What is the origin of the Covenant of Grace?

In Covenant Theology the Covenant of Grace refers to an overarching theological covenant which God made on the basis of grace. The various Biblical covenants such as Abraham's, the ...
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Who are the “conservatives”, “traditionalists”, “progressives and liberals” within the Catholic Church?

Pope Francis in his speech at the conclusion of the Synod 2014, said One, a temptation to hostile inflexibility, that is, wanting to close oneself within the written word, (the letter) and not ...
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According to Catholicism, does the eighth commandment (Do not bear false witness) obligate us to always tell the truth?

According to Catholic Teaching, does the eighth commandment You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. obligate us to always tell the truth? Are times when we are under no ...
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What is the understanding of “an evil spirit from the LORD tormented him”?

In 1 Sam 16:14-23 (RSVCE), David Plays the Lyre for Saul, the passage opens 14 Now the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD tormented him. God is said to be ...
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Two stories intertwined in Mark, a 12 year old daughter and woman with a 12 year sickness, both healed; is the number 12 more than coincidental? [migrated]

Of all extenuating information that could have been included, Mark decides to tell us that the woman with the issue of blood had the problem for 12 years. This woman touches Jesus while he's on the ...
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Why do Jehovah's Witnesses not pray with people of other faith?

I had it happen several times that Jehovah's Witnesses refused to pray together with me, even though I offered that they say the prayer. The reason, according to them, was that they believe we don't ...
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Are Anabaptists' re-baptisms really conditional baptisms?

Are Anabaptists' re-baptisms really conditional baptisms? By "conditional baptism" I mean one whose formula is something like: "If you are not baptized, I baptize thee… etc." In other words: Do ...
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Is there a biblical basis for Satan being omnipresent? [on hold]

Many Christians pray and act as if Satan is right next to them all the time, tempting them to turn away from God, attacking them, etc... Is there a Biblical basis for Satan's omnipresence?
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Does God ever impute sin?

"Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin." (Romans 4:8; KJV) The word impute means roughly "to put into" or "to give". We are saved because of Jesus' imputed righteousness. What ...
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Why was Lucifer created? [duplicate]

If God is omnipotent and knew that Lucifer would be the destruction of Mankind why would he create him? It sounds like God was trying to hurt his children more than help them.
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Where can I find scans of original Biblical manuscripts?

I want to study different translations of Bible and compare them to Bible in Hebrew and Greek. Can any one tell me where can I find the pictures of original Biblical manuscripts online?
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Does the Church acknowledge any revealed book given to Jesus by God?

According to Islamic teachings Muslims, Jews, and Christians are called "people of the book" as all three (Moses, Jesus and Mohammed) were given books that were revealed (as opposed to "inspired") to ...
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Does believing Christ died make you saved? [on hold]

When people say that they believe Christ died and rose again, does that mean they are saved? An example... an Anglican would say that he/she believes Christ Died for our sins, and rose again, is ...
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Order of Creation and headship [on hold]

If the man is the head of a woman (1 Corinthians 11:3) because Adam was created first (1 Corinthians 11:8), then by the same logic would animals be the head of man, because animals were created before ...
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How is Isaiah 48:16-17 interpreted under the belief in the Trinity? [on hold]

According to belief in the Holy Trinity, how is Isaiah 48:16-17 interpreted? LDS doctrine states the Jesus Christ is the Holy One of Israel. 2 Nephi 25:26, 29 in the Book of Mormon states 26 And ...
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How was Lucifer created? [on hold]

Was Lucifer created by God or was he already there in the beginning like God? I don't think the Bible really explains any of this.
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Why do Protestants say: “In Jesus' name. Amen.”, whereas Catholics say: “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.”?

Why do Protestants oftentimes seem to say: "In Jesus' name. Amen.", whereas Catholics generally begin and end prayers saying: "In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. ...
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Is engagement considered as marriage? [on hold]

In Christianity, we are told not to be unequally yoked together with unbelievers; but if one is already married to an unbeliever, they shouldn't divorce. 1 Corinthian 7:12-14 12 But to the rest ...
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Is the intent of Jehovah's Witnesses to remove Christ from their scriptures?

I have noticed through a side-by-side comparison of their translation of the bible that the word "Christ" has been deleted from their book in many verses.
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How do the LDS interpret Matthew 19:12?

From this verse in Matthew 19, it may appear that the Savior approved of celibacy or self-mutilation: "For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother’s womb: and there are some ...
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Who is Moses & what is his role in Christianity? [on hold]

I have heard that Moses was a prophet. I read somewhere that he has a great role in both Christianity & Islam. Was that true? What was his role in Christianity? He was said by God to make Holy ...
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Digital sacred visual art? [on hold]

Are there any artists today who use computers to make sacred visual art like icons, frescoes, and statues?
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Is there a Biblical precedent for the Petrine privilege?

Is there a Biblical precedent for the Petrine privilege? The Petrine privilege per the Code of Canon Law being Code of Canon Law Can. 1142 For a just cause, the Roman Pontiff can dissolve a ...
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The people of Sodom and Gomorrah

Is there any historical accounts biblical or otherwise that may shed some (or more) light on the issue of what types of people lived in those two cities. I'm especially curious as to the extra ...
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Scriptural basis for replacement ideology/theology

There exist groups who believe that Christians or believers of Jesus completely replaced Jews as Israel and as the chosen people, and that Jews no longer have a valid relationship with G-d, unless ...
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Paul The Apostle? [closed]

Who exactly named Paul an apostle? Why did his Damascus "witnesses" never give testimony of the event? Why after his "experience" did he not go to learn from the apostles who were directly taught by ...
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What does Liberate 2014/Tullian mean by 'One Way Love'?

My question is prompted by the Liberate 2014 Conference and the concept of One Way Love. There's also a book by a pastor Tullian Tchividjian called "One Way Love". What does Liberate 2014/Tullian ...
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Is virginity more meritorious than marriage, according to St. Paul in 1 Corinthians 7?

Is, according to St. Paul in 1 Corinthians 7, the state of virginity more meritorious than that of marriage? Catholics think it is, and some (all?) Protestants think it is not. Why? For example, the ...
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Why aren't other religions welcome to heaven as well as subject to hell? [on hold]

I am a little confused by some scripture and how I see it being interpreted by some Christians. When I read Romans the way I see it is that if you believe in a higher power, are grateful and ...
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What Catholic Church “welcome” is apparently lacking toward some groups of Catholics?

Given Jesus received sinners and ate with them, and Origen, in Homily 34 on St. Luke, says The Church is open to everyone. She never closes her doors or denies her assistance to anyone. It was ...
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Can Jesus see the future as he knew Judas would betray him?

As I have heard in many places Judas betrayed Jesus though Jesus said in the last supper that one of his disciples would betray him. Did Jesus find out or he knew what was coming for him.
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What is the Scriptural support for the Catholic Church's “depositum fidei”?

What is the biblical basis that there is a thing which the Catholic Church terms as "depositum fidei"? Depositum fidei, i.e the Sacred deposit of the faith that consists of Sacred Scripture and Holy ...
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If jesus came back to give instructions from god to save man from endagerment were would man lie?(I am in emotional pain from a disability dont close) [closed]

My whole life was difficult but now i see with new eyes. new perspectives are drawn and handed to me. Ive predicted many things i do not have knowledge for and turn out to be true. my roots of ...
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Literal or legend: how do Catholics treat non-Biblical miracles? [duplicate]

I am aware that I lack expertise on this topic sorry if the question is badly worded. There are a lot of reported miracles of the saints in Catholicism reported hundreds of years after Jesus' life, ...
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Why do (some) Anglican vicars use 'sing-songy' voices?

I'm confirmed into the Anglican Communion, though I haven't been a regular attender for about 10 years. Now 67 years old, I'm still interested in my Anglican heritage and what my Anglican infant ...
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Was adelphopoiesis a plural rite?

Was the rite of "brother-making" exclusive to two individuals, or could a man make more than one other man his brother? Is there any part of the rite that requires you to be nonunited previously? ...
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Can the Pope speak ex cathedra about the return of Christ?

Can the Pope speak ex cathedra about the return of Christ? Specifically, if someone approached the Vatican, met with the Pope, and convinced him that he was the second coming of Christ, could the ...
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Could the Gospel of Matthew be dependent on Luke's Gospel? [migrated]

Why is it that a possible Gospel dependency order of Mark-Luke-Matthew without requiring 'Q' is considered particularly unlikely, when compared to other possible solutions to the synoptic problem? Do ...
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What is the Catholic Church's answer to a woman/women claiming that God has called them to the Priesthood?

In this answer, we were introduced to the concept and meaning of vocation, a calling from God. In this article, 'Group Called ‘Roman Catholic Womenpriests’ Say They Are Defying The Church To Answer A ...
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Why were the General Epistles written?

The six New Testament epistles known as James; 1 and 2 Peter; 1 and 2 John; and Jude are not directed to any one person or specific branch of the Church. The first verse in each epistle indicates who ...
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What apostles other than Paul went on journeys?

Paul went on at least 4 journeys, it was on his journeys that he visited Thessalonica, Ephesus, Corinth, and many other places where he preached the gospel and established the church, but he wasn't ...
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Why does God use an army of Angels to fight against evil when he could do it himself?

Many places in the Bible talk about a heavenly host or army of angels. Why does God use an army to fight against devil and evil spirits, when he is the powerful creator? Matthew 19:26 says, all things ...
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How do i delete Christian account? And Make my email private? [migrated]

Could somebody help me delete this? It is showing my email, and I do not want my email public.
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Baptized in a Mennonite church? [closed]

I grew up around the Amish, and Mennonite communities. However, my family was half Protestant half, well.. Not religious. I am a 21 year old dairy farmer, and not baptized. It was always left open to ...
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Did Jesus die for nothing? [closed]

If Jesus suffered and died for my sins, and I was never to have sinned, does that mean that Jesus died for nothing?
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What happens if someone who is not elect tries to seek God?

From the perspective of Reformed Theology, in relation to Unconditional Election: What happens if someone who is not elect, tries to seek God? Does God reject them? Or this an impossibility - does ...
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When and how did the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament start in the Catholic Church?

In some Christian Churches, there is according to Wikipedia, a devotional ceremony known as Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. The question is when and how did this ceremony arise within the ...

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