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Catholic marriage between a Catholic and baptised non-Christian

How does Catholicism handle the desired marriage of a Catholic to a baptized, yet non-Christian partner? As I understand it (i.e.: what Wikipedia told me), the Catholic church defines three versions ...
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Significance of the robe of purple colour which Jesus was made to wear

Was there any significance to the colour purple described by the evangelists while mentioning the robe that Jesus was made to put on before His crucifixion ? Both John at 19:2 and Mark at 15:7 ...
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If God is omni-* how can sin exist? [duplicate]

Like all philosophical topics of the sort this is a complex issue. Let's start with my understanding and hopefully an answer will spring forthwith. God exists infinitely. God has awareness ...
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Which was the first Roman Catholic hymnal to include Martin Luther's “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”?

Recently I learned that modern Roman Catholic hymnals include Martin Luther's well-known hymn, A Mighty Fortress Is Our God. Investigating further on hymnary.org, however, I find that the song is not ...
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Why didn't Protestants argue for traditional marriage by natural reason?

The US Supreme Court recently ruled that Homosexual couples can get married in all US States and that these marriages are legally equal to the Traditional model of marriage, one man and one woman. ...
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Is there any biblical basis for specifically associating armageddon with fire from heaven?

Imagine a bunch of people running from a city scared, the ground is cracking beneath their feet and fire is coming down from heaven. I'm sure you've seen the picture(s). Traditionally we think ...
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How does a lamb take a scroll and break its seals? (Revelation 5)

Revelation 5 describes a vision of a lamb with seven eyes and seven horns, appearing to stand as if slain. It takes the scroll, and then goes on in chapter 6 to start breaking the seals of the scroll. ...
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Are there any active Christian ministries that preach from the Jefferson Bible?

I've recently read the Jefferson Bible and I am actively considering making it my primary Bible. Are there any current ministries that use this bible, and/or are there any active ministries that use ...
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Why does the Episcopal Church take votes on moral questions?

I read in the news today that the Episcopal Church is going to vote on same-sex 'marriage'. As a Catholic who looks to the Pope to issue statements on matters of faith and morals, and trusts the Holy ...
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What does the Orthodox church consider to be the defining features of Christian meditation?

There are many different kinds of meditation or prayer, Christian and non-Christian. However, I am confused regarding actual difference because these varieties, both Christian and non-Christian, seem ...
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In Romans 3:1-8, what is God being faithful towards?

Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the value of circumcision? Much, in every way. For in the first place the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God. What if some were unfaithful? Will ...
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In Luke 5 Levi is called by Jesus. He seems to become a disciple almost straight away. Is that what is happening here

In Luke 5 we have the conversion of Levi. It appears that he became an apostle almost straight away. Is that what is happening here? Regards, Fred
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Will there be more people in heaven or hell? (interpreting Matthew 7:13-14) [on hold]

I have read Matthew 7:13-14 "Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is ...
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What is the base of the bible as the unique source of revelation?

I'm interested in know from where come the fact that, in these times, the bible is the unique source of revelation, even when there are verses in the bible that explicitly says the oppose. In John ...
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A word to describe someone who is not a Protestant

I've been wondering for a while if there is a word (or concise phrase) that can be used to mean someone who is not Protestant. Something that specifically groups Catholics, and Eastern Rite followers ...
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Whose voice is it in Revelation 4:1? (Inconsistent red letter usage) [migrated]

The first voice, described in Revelation 1:10-11 is heard (and written in red). Then John turns to see who or what is speaking, and sees what is described as Jesus. The words spoken by Jesus (verses ...
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Jesus' power to forgive sins and to cure the sick

If one is to answer this question which Jesus posed to the scribes : "..For which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven ', or to say 'Rise and walk' ?... "(Matt. 9:5) one would opt in favor ...
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Who are the people explicity stated by God or people to be Prophets? [on hold]

I would like to know because I am compiling a list of both male and female prophets. So far, I have: Abraham Genesis 20:7 Aaron Exodus 7:1 Miriam Exodus 15:20 Moses, Jesus Deuteronomy 18:1 ...
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Do we understand what is meant by the fig tree and Israelite in Christ seeing Nathanael? [on hold]

Who sits under the Fig Tree. Strangely we are not crediting Christ as God knowing everything. The Buddha who sat under the fig to gain enlightenment is well known are we saying here that Christ knew ...
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Did God inadvertantly create evil? [duplicate]

I am a Christian but I struggle with this question; God knows everything past, present and future. He knew us while we were still in the earth. He picked the place, time and tree for Jesus to be ...
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why did God choose Mary to be the mother of jesus [on hold]

In devotions today I wood like to tall you that why is God choose Mary to be the mother of jesus.
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“Blessed Virgin” - not Saint?

Probably the most common Catholic title for Mary, mother of Jesus, is "The Blessed Virgin" or "The Blessed Virgin Mary". But "Blessed", in Catholic hagiology, is typically used to denote people who ...
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Fasting from a OT and NT perspective [on hold]

I'm interested to learn more about how both the Old Testament and New Testament considered the religious significance of fasting. How this different between Judaism?
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Are there any non-pacifist traditions that do not allow their members to serve as military chaplains?

I'd like to know if there are any non-pacifist Christian traditions or denominations, either historical or contemporary, that do not support participation in the military as a non-combat chaplain. I ...
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What distinguishes Christian meditation from the Catholic tradition from non-Christian meditation? [on hold]

There are many different kinds of meditation or prayer, Christian and non-Christian. However, I am confused regarding actual difference because these varieties, both Christian and non-Christian, seem ...
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Did the Jews think it was immoral to have leprosy?

He stretched out his hand, and touched him, saying, “I want to. Be made clean.” Immediately the leprosy left him. He commanded him to tell no one, “But go your way, and show yourself to the ...
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Why don't young-earth creationists just explain things (usually considered as miracles) as miracles?

I've observed some young-earth creationists attempt to link the worldwide flood of Noah's day with melting icebergs. While not critical of the science behind such an explanation, I would really like ...
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Has Jesus ever directly said he would die as a voluntary sacrafice? If so, wasn't it double sense?

I know about mentioning Jesus died to redeem mankind in evangelical literature like: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have ...
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Carring the cross: a profane act or religious act?

Recently, in Brazil, a transsexual performed the crucifixion of Jesus. As one would guess, this event had a very strong response from Christians around the country. I wonder, however, if the feelings ...
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Sense of humor that Jesus had

Is it possible that Jesus never laughed or smiled during His public life ? Are there verses in the Gospels which directly or indirectly bring out the sense of humor which Jesus ought to have had ?
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Is It A Sin To Download YouTube Videos Using Third Party Softwares? [on hold]

In section 5B of YouTube's terms of service, it says: "Content is provided to you AS IS. You may access Content for your information and personal use solely as intended through the provided ...
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Are Jesus and Lazarus the only people raised from the dead?

Based on the bible, are these the only two people who were revived, or raised after being dead?
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Can Hebrews Chapter 4 use of “Today” Be Used to Refute mistranslation of Luke 23:43 in the New World Translation of the Bible?

See the "today" doctrine presented in Hebrews: Hebrews 4: 6 Since therefore it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly received the good news failed to enter because of ...
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Did Lactantius ever say why it was good for Christians to be ruled by a Christian emperor?

Lactantius was a Christian who had been a part of the Roman government (which was hostile to Christians) prior to his conversion. Sometime between 303 and 311 he wrote a systematic theology, in which ...
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Jesus' power going out

What should one understand from the NT verse which says :... Jesus realised that power had gone out from Him" (Mark 5:30)? Is it a figurative narration ? Or, is it a casualty of translation ?
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Is there anything in the torah that says that those that transgress one law transgress all?

I think I read that somewhere. If I look at Google, I found that Jesus said something along that. For example, these are some new testatments idea of breaking one breaking all ...
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Does “Jesus Christ” come from “Hesus Krishna”?

I read this article http://www.sabbathcovenant.com/doctrine/hesus_krishna.htm At the end of that time, Constantine returned to the gathering to discover that the presbyters had not agreed on a ...
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Pantheism in the Bible?

Is common to state that God is separated from the creation, in fact Jesus states that nobody has ever seen the Father, but Jeremiah looks like having another point of view. Jeremiah 23:24 Can ...
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How does the Catholic Magisterium advise the married laity to defend the institution of marriage?

Does the Catholic Church have any practical advice for its adherents on ways to exemplify the ideal she sets of marriage between one man and one woman? Barring any specific discussion of same-sex ...
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Heard of near death experience to heaven without hell after suicide? [closed]

I found a few video clips on youtube about people who committed suicide, went to hell and came back to life. Have you heard of suiciders who went straight only to heaven and then back here? ...
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How do Jehovah's Witnesses understand the essential nature of hell, and how does it differ from that of Seventh-day Adventists?

Earlier this week, I was talking to a friend, more arguing really, and the subject of hell came up. And he said something that got me thinking. He said "There's no hell as many of us believe it. ...
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Baptist person married before civilly now wants to marry a Catholic [duplicate]

If a Baptist person who was married before civilly, but is now divorced wants to marry a Catholic, does that person need an annulment and how long does the process take in this case?
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Why do Mormons wait until the age of 8 to baptize their children?

What is the doctrinal basis for this practice?
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Why do so many people believe in the divinity of Jesus? [duplicate]

Simple question, why are so many convinced of the divinity of Jesus? If this character actually existed, which is not clear, then what real evidence is there to the point of him being the son of God? ...
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How do Premillennialists explain Matthew 25:31-46?

Premillennialists believe Jesus will return, reign with His saints for 1,000 years, and then after the 1,000 years are completed the final judgment of the wicked will happen. Matthew 25:31-46 states ...
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The rainbow is a promise from God that he will not flood the earth again. Why are we able to reproduce the rainbow effect using a glass prism? [closed]

The rainbow signifies the promise from God that he will not flood the earth again: i) Does this mean that before the flood of Noah, there was no rainbow? ii) A rainbow effect can be created using a ...
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What is the basis for missions in a wider hope/inclusive framework?

I read No Other Name: An Investigation into the Destiny of the Unevangelized by John Sanders. I am persuaded about a wider hope for salvation other than exlusivism provides. I grew up in plain ole ...
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Which Prominent Modern Religions Came from the “Great Awakenings” and What Have They Done For the World?

Since the 1700's there have been a number of so-called "Great Awakenings". What are in fact the most prominent religions to come from the Awakenings and what are they most known to have introduced? ...
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What is a Catholic's response to advice contained in Laudatio Si?

Pope Francis' Laudatio Si is a treasure trove of practical advice for living simply or at least moderately. He seems to want people do use less air conditioning and facebook. I've already used "The ...
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UNDERSTANDING of Matt 2:16 [closed]

Matt 2:16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two ...

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