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Why is there a need for a perfect sacrifice? Why does Jesus have to be perfect?

Theologically, why was it necessary that Jesus be perfect? Couldn’t there be another ordinary human who said “I will be the sacrifice and take on all the sins of the world past, present, and future ...
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Did Samuel act as a priest on top of being a prophet

Thinking about the life of Samuel, you can see that in some ways he did live out his life as a priest on top of being a prophet despite being from the half-tribe of Ephraim. One, He was brought up ...
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Explanation for Jesus being son of God in Trinity and non-trinitarian

Before marking my question as unclear or idea-based etc. Just read it once. I am really in search of answer which I couldn't get since long. So try to understand me and by the way forgive me if I hurt ...
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How is “abstain from things strangled” not contradictory to “Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man”?

The following words from the Lord seem to imply that men can eat all kinds of food: Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man ...
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Do any theologians argue that in the Fall, Adam sacrificed himself out of love for Eve?

I've heard a few Christians say, perhaps half-jokingly, that Adam only ate the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden because he realized that it was the only way for him to stay with Eve. By this ...
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What prominent Christian thinkers (if any) held to polygenism and if so how did these thinkers view original sin?

Have any influential or well known (be it in scholastics or in media) Christian thinkers express views that the first 'couple' was 'couples' (polygenism) and if so, how did they reconcile this ...
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How is “every man be fully persuaded in his own mind” not contradictory to the “narrow is the way leading to life”?

The following verses seem to imply that Paul was liberal when it came to the believers' practice of their faith in the Lord: One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day ...
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Is Luther really the originator of “We are saved by faith alone, but the faith that saves is never alone”?

The quote "We are saved by faith alone, but the faith that saves is never alone" is commonly attributed to Martin Luther, but is this actually so? If so, in what context did he say or write this? If ...
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Explain the last sentence in Matthew 6:34

Matthew 6:25-34 gives Christ's admonition not to "give thought for your life" what to eat, drink or wear. He says to trust God to take care of us, as He does the birds and flowers. Verse 34 says, ...
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What does “bowels of mercies” mean?

Col 3:12 says "Put on ... bowels of mercies..." listing traits Christians should foster. How do mercies relate to one's intestines (bowels)? Bowels appear in other Scriptures as well, not talking ...
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Commentary for android [on hold]

Can anyone recommend a GOOD commentary for an android? I have looked until my eyes are crossed and I find something that says it's a commentary and it's just the Bible verses parced out. HELP...
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What are the biblical justifications for racial segregation?

What are some of the biblical arguments used to promote racial segregation? I'm not asking about slavery or racial superiority per se (see related question), but about the idea that it is good for ...
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According to traditional Catholicism, what is the spiritual solution for the divorcee who hasn't had their marriage annulled?

There has been quite a bit of controversy over what is becoming known as 'modern Catholicism' (post-Vatican II) and 'traditional Catholicism' (pre-Vatin II). 'Modern Catholicism' thought generally ...
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What is “jubilee(s)”?

My Mother in her 90s and in treatment for Alzheimers would frequently go into a state of trance and chant about going to jubilee. Does "jubilee" or "going to jubilee" refer to heaven or eternity in ...
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Confusion regarding the son of God [duplicate]

I myself am not a Christian but Iin college I have a Christian Friend. I know that Christians regard Christ as son of God spiritually not bodily. I asked my friend, "Why do you call Eesa (Christ) ...
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Was the arrival of “The Friend” or “The Advocate” a measurable or significant event according to secular records? [on hold]

In John 16:4-7 Jesus said, "I need to leave so that the Spirit can come". His words suggest that prior to Jesus' ascension to heaven, after his resurrection, Jesus' prediction of the Holy ...
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Are the word of faith/prosperity doctrines biblical?

From my understanding and study, here are some of their main teachings: God wants us to be prosperous in this life (health, wealth, relationships etc) If we don't receive we don't have enough faith ...
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Why were early Mormon leaders so critical of traditional Christianity?

Why have the LDS Prophets made the following statements regarding the beliefs and teachings on traditional Christians? "What is it that inspires professors of Christianity generally with a hope ...
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Answer to demon attack [on hold]

Been experiencing a powdery odor all over me and my home and everywhere I go been told its a demon. I'm the only one that can smell and feel it. My clothes are constantly smelly and my skin and hair ...
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1 Sam 16:14 Why did God sent a spirit that filled Saul with fear and depression [on hold]

According to 1 Samuel 16 vs 14 Now the Spirit of the LORD had left Saul, and the LORD sent a tormenting spirit that filled him with depression and fear. What is the reason that the Lord sends ...
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What name was Yeshua baptized in?

What name was Yeshua baptized in by John the Baptist. Could it be The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob?
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According to Calvinists, how could Adam and Eve fall? How could Satan fall?

Under Calvinism, men under grace are guaranteed to choose God and be saved. If God's holy influence is so convincing, that it is impossible for free thinking creations to choose against it, why did ...
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What does the “reformed and recovered Christian fundamentalist” mean?

I've been reading god is not Great by Christopher Hitchens. I'm a Muslim and this book is my most extensive introduction to Christianity so far, as well as other religions including mine, to some ...
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What do Christians against state recognition of same-sex marriage think of the fourteenth amendment in US law?

From what I understand, the fourteenth amendment in American law is interpreted by the SCOTUS to be implying that bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional. To me, this means, from the ...
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Why do Protestants accept the inerrancy of the canon, while rejecting other decisions of the Roman Church? [on hold]

Why do Protestants accept the inerrancy of the current canon of scripture but reject many of the other decisions made by the Roman Church at the time the Bible was being canonized? Take the Council ...
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What bad things did pharoah ramses do? [closed]

What bad things did pharoah ramses do? please help me. I am doing a research project on the story of Moses and the Pharaoh Ramses. Please help. Project due tuesday.
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Are we now allowed to eat pork under the New Testament? [closed]

People always say that the New Testament overrules the Old. That when Jesus died for our sins, we were then free to eat whatever we want. Is this true?
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What is “manna” in the Old Testament? [duplicate]

What is the manna of the Old Testament, which was food for the Israelites while in the desert? What kind of food was it?
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Why do people endow spirits with human like attributes and how can we fellowship in Heaven with a formless God? [closed]

Growing up a believer I never questioned much of what I was taught. Now that I'm in my 30's, my perception of God and the spiritual have changed and I'm trying to reconcile my thoughts and ideas to a ...
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How widespread is panentheism within Protestant schools of thought?

I'm confused about what panentheism is. The Wikipedia article and the few mentions of it here on Stack Exchange both indicate that some Christians identify as panentheists and some don't. I'm guessing ...
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According to Charismatic Christians, do those who never hear the gospel of Christ go to hell? [closed]

I'd like an overview of what Charismatic Christians believe regarding the unreached. Are people who have never heard the gospel of Christ going to hell? For example: infants, fetuses, mentally ...
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According to Roman Catholicism, what is the soul and its purpose?

In the Catholic Tradition does there exist a teaching on the purpose or role of the human soul in the makeup of a human being? I could also settle for a theologian's thoughts and writings on the ...
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Why should belief be ever more important than rationalism? [closed]

I've read this post and I'm pretty surprised how many people think Christian belief should be, in religious debate, an axiom. That's obviously a totally wrong theory by the definition (of theory). ...
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Are there any ecumenical movements among lay people working to unite Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians?

If leaders of Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches are still far from resolving the theological issues separating these two true churches, is there any ecumenical movement at lay people level like the ...
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Reasons Behind The Worship of Christ

According to the Catholic understanding of Christology, Worship and the Trinity; would it be accurate to state that we worship Jesus because He is the Person who is the 2nd Person of the Trinity? ...
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Marrying for money [closed]

My "pretend" grandpa of many years has a pension and survivors insurance that he wants me to have. He hurriedly wrtote his will recently and is sorry he did what he did. He's 91 and dying of cancer. ...
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My friends language! [closed]

I have a friend that I care a lot about, but his language is very offensive 2 me. He claims 2 love the Lord, and he says hes living 4 him, but his cursing really offends me. I do not use profanity. ...
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Has there been a paradigm shift in the `image' of devil?

I am intrigued by this conversation between God and Devil in the Book of Job: "One day the angels came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came with them. The Lord said to ...
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Have any Christian thinkers expressed the idea that the trinity can be proven independently from Scripture?

It is widely understood among trinitarians that the trinity was most clarified in the revelation of Christ as fully man and fully God. We know this through the revelation of scripture. But have there ...
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What is the Catholic view on EFT?

Did the Catholic Church or any of the representatives issued any stance on Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)? I realize it comes from an Eastern religion which is not in line with Christianity, but ...
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Why has a Brazilian church built a replica of Solomon's Temple?

An Evangelical-Pentecostal church has built a huge replica of Solomon's Temple in Brazil. But why Solomon's Temple? What does it have to do with Jesus Christ and the Christian faith? It's very odd to ...
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Punishment for sins [closed]

It is written in the Bible that God is Just enough to forgive all sins and cleanse one from all unrighteousness, if we confess our sins. (1 John 1:9-10). The questions then: Is one still punished ...
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Why do some Christian groups view the most common concept of God in Christianity (the Trinity) as a belief in three gods rather than in one God?

The vast bulk of Christian denominations, representing the overwhelming majority of Christians, subscribe to the doctrine of the Trinity, which, boiled down to its essence, is "one God in three ...
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Is the Wesleyan Quadrilateral present in Luther or in any other pre-Wesley theologians, Protestant or Catholic?

The Wesleyan Quadrilateral, also known as the Methodist Quadrilateral, is a method of theological reflection and of arriving at theological conclusions based on scripture, tradition, reason, and ...
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For the Jewish, was the Messiah suppossed to be God? [migrated]

To my basic knowledge, Jews were waiting, and are still waiting, for their Messiah, who were supposed to be a King (and die? then what?). Yet, Christians claim that Jesus was this Messiah. Even more, ...
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If someone claims himself to be Jesus Christ does The Bible tell me to immediately disbelieve him? [closed]

I, as a Christian, believe everything in The Bible. Then I meet a man who claims himself to be Jesus Christ. Can I immediately disbelieve that man based on some arguments from The Bible?
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Differences between the “son of man” and “son of God” [duplicate]

In the holy gospel, I see that Jesus is called as"son of man" in some occasions, whereas "son of God" in some other. By normal thinking it could be concluded that both are statements of ...
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How would God be a mother if he isn't human, or made out of flesh and blood. [closed]

I'm just trying to understand the logic of people calling God the Mother. Last time I check, God doesn't have a vagina, or a penis. He doesn't get boners, and he doesn't get periods either, so how is ...
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What is the origin of the tradition that Thaddeus founded the Armenian Church?

According to tradition, Thaddeus (aka Jude) and Bartholomew were the first disciples to bring the Gospel to Armenia. As such, they are commemorated as the patron saints of that church. What is the ...
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smell of sulfur [closed]

Whenever I speak or connect with a certain friend, I always smell sulfur. Never happens any other time. Even when on the phone at a long distance. She has been doing some thing I find immoral. ...

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