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Could the Gospel of Matthew be dependent on Luke's Gospel?

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?

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?

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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According to Catholicism, what are angels and what are they for?

I am a Roman Catholic and believe in angels, so I would like to know more about angels and their characteristics. It would be very useful if answers are related with biblical comparisons. What is ...
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What is meant by hot drinks in section 89 of the doctrine and covenant?

I know that the LDS are against the taking of any kind of recreational drug including widely legal drugs like tobacco. However, when reading section 89 of the doctrine and covenant there appears to be ...
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Can a person 'Graduate' from the bible? [on hold]

Wondering what the ramifications are for understanding who you are in Christ. What does that mean for day to day life when atuned to the indwelling Spirit. Galatians 4. What I am saying is that ...
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Are there any Christian Churches or communities that teach gay-marriage is a right? On what biblical basis?

Are there any Christian Churches or communities that teach gay-marriage is a right? On what biblical basis do they base their teaching? A couple of examples will do for an answer.
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What is the biblical basis common to the Christian Churches who bless same-sex unions in their Christian churches?

What is the biblical basis common to the Christian Churches who bless same-sex unions in their Christian churches?
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What is biblical basis for the Lutheran Church of Sweden for performing full same-sex marriage?

From Wikipedia, it is my understanding that the Lutheran Church of Sweden has performed full same-sex marriages since November 2009. What is biblical basis for the Lutheran Church of Sweden for ...
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Why is it called Christianity [on hold]

Jesus Christ was a JEW: lived a JEW and died a JEW. Why is there a Religion called up in his name? IS NOT christianity A MAN MADE RELIGION? WHERE in the Bible - does Christ, or any of the followers ...
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What is the biblical basis that God does NOT create some people as homosexuals?

cf. Does God create some people Heterosexual and others Homosexual? [closed] It is quite common for people who identify themselves as homosexual to say that God created them this way. Some way ...
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From Scripture, what is the biblical basis that gay marriage is NOT a right from God? [on hold]

From Scripture, what is the biblical basis that gay marriage is NOT a right from God?
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From Catholic Church Teaching, how is gay marriage NOT a right from God?

From Catholic Church Teaching, how is gay marriage NOT a right from God?
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Why create people who are not called? [on hold]

This is all coming from reformed theology. I read that they believe that God has chosen a select group of people who will end up going to heaven. It said that the ones that DO go to heaven, only do ...
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Authoratative apologetics textbook [on hold]

I am looking to adopt a text for a philosophy course in which we shall, among other things, discuss the existence of a god. I have a few good sources in mind from atheist thinkers, but am still ...
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Does God Laugh? [duplicate]

I am really interested in whether God ever laughs? Lots of people say that he doesn't or that he is all doom and gloom. BUt I am sure that the God of the Bible laughs. What do other people think?
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How can anointing the sick confer forgiveness of sins in Catholicism?

In Catholicism, there are 7 sacraments. One of these is anointing of the sick or extreme unction. It is meant to provide comfort to the sick, peace and courage. In the event that the individual cannot ...
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From Scripture, what is the biblical basis gay marriage is a right from God? [on hold]

In the Declaration of Independence, the following was framed We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain ...
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What viable alternative explanations exist for the origin of Christianity? [on hold]

From ~50 AD, Paul went around Asia Minor establishing Christian congregations like a man possessed, but his epistles are mostly silent on concrete details of an earthly Jesus. The Gospels were written ...
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Does the Catholic Church have a position on slavery reparations?

Does the Catholic Church have an official position on slavery reparations? For those interested, I asked the same question on Mi Yodeya, which is the site for Judaism.
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What do Evangelical Christians consider “the traditions” to be in 1 Thessalonians 2:15?

Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. What are these "traditions" to Evangelicals?
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Jewish Bible differences [on hold]

Why does 1 Kings 4:22 in the KJV equate to 1 Kings 5:2 in the Jewish rendering of 1 Kings? What basis does the KJV use versus the Jewish Translation Society?
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How do Quakers know when to start and stop their church meetings?

Worship meetings of the Religious Society of Friends (or "Quakers") are spent in silence unless people are moved by the Holy Spirit to act. This seems clear enough, however, I do not understand how a ...
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“Felix culpa” - is it correct?

The Easter hymn Exultet speaks about felix culpa ("happy fault"): O felix culpa, quæ talem ac tantum méruit habére Redemptórem! O happy fault that earned for us so great, so glorious a ...
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jehovah witness stance on John 1:1 [duplicate]

Does the Greek allow for there to be an "a" in John 1:1, as most Jehovah Witnesses proclaim? The use of the "a" changes Jesus from being GOD (the one God) to being a God (possibly one among many).
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Is Tim Keller's view of idolatry Biblical? [duplicate]

I just finished reading Tim Keller's Every Good Endeavor. In it, he says that in Ezekiel, there is a part where it talks about idols within the heart, "which involves making good things into ultimate ...
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About the belief in the after-life as indicated in the Old Testament [on hold]

I read Einstein did not believe in an after-life yet he considered himself a Jew. The thing is when King Saul consulted some fortune-teller or something like that and spoke to the ghost of Samuel (if ...
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About any philosophical discussions about the after-life [closed]

Has the question about whether there is an after-life been discussed much at all by acedemics. Did the philosopher Swinbourne or C.S. Lewis argue for an after-life; like how the 'mind ' and ...
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By what ordinary methods has God preserved infallibility in the Catholic Church?

The Catholic Church teaches that in order for the saving truths of the faith to be preserved, explained, or observed, Christ endowed his Church with the charism of infallibility.1 It is not uncommon ...
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According to Scripture, does anyone born in the world have a God-given right to be baptized?

cf. This question: According to the Catholic Church, does any child have the “right” to be baptized? According to Scripture, and since scripture is inspired by God, does anyone born in this world ...
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Do Protestants believe Jesus and Satan are brothers?

Many, many times, I've seen or heard "Mormons believe Jesus and Satan are brothers". Technically, it's true. Mormons believe Jesus and Satan are sons of God, and by dictionary definition, people can ...
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According to the Catholic Church, does any child have the “right” to be baptized?

The Church, echoing the affirmation of the LORD himself, teaches that Baptism is necessary for salvation.1 Furthermore, parents are obliged to take care that infants are baptized in the first few ...
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What is the meaning of Isaiah 1:17?

Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless. Plead the case of the widow. (NIV) What does those three things mean? An how do you do such things? I would surely appreciate an ...
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Referred to as 'slaves'? [on hold]

So I'm a little confused. While going through my daily reading, I came across this verse in 1 Peter 2:16: Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God's ...
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According to Scripture, is sacrifice a requirement for salvation?

Regarding salvation, I was always under the impression a sacrifice had to be made (and as Christians we know Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice for all sins), but looking through the Bible I see ...
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Drawing of a Christian helping his own assailant

A few years back I saw a drawing of a Christian priest helping his own assailant to get up. It was on a wiki page that I cannot remember. I am hoping that some one here knows the page, and maybe even ...
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Did only Jesus human body remain in the grave for the three days?

Jesus told the thief at Calvary : Luke 23:43 And Jesus said to him, "Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise." And yet he was not resurrected until after the Sabbath. So ...
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Does Jeremiah 8:8 imply that the scriptures were corrupted?

Most Christians think the Bible has been accurately preserved over the ages, and that the textual differences that exist are largely insignificant. But I came across this verse which makes me ...
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What does the phrase “in you” mean in a Christian context?

John 15:4 has the phrase "Live in me, and I will live in you." What does it mean to live in someone or to live in God? I think I've heard the phrase "in you" in Christian settings using verbs other ...
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What about the dinosaurs? [closed]

If God "created" the world then explain Dinosaurs. If God "created" Adam and Eve, explain evolution. Why do you all reject science?
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Is it true that Jesus was simply someone more intelligent than the average and not a supernatural creature? [closed]

I watched some documentaries about the subject a few days ago and all of them state that Jesus wasn't a supernatural being or a "savior" or anything like that. They all agreed that Jesus was simply ...
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Is God's glory presented as something that increases over time?

John 13:31-32 reads as follows: 31 When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him. 32 If God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in ...
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Is love in a human being immanent or is to say that heresy?

In a paper I am writing I am trying to find a good word to describe that love (and compassion?) are inherent in every human being, and preferably that it comes from The Divine. According to Catholic ...

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