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the longevity of marriage [on hold]

My wife and I have been married for 37 years, and we knew each other only 12 days after we met. Hundreds of people have asked us how the marriage has lasted this long. When we tell them they are ...
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Why Were there 12 Baskets of Leftovers when feeding 5000? [migrated]

Mathew 14:16-20 says, 16 Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.” 17 “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered. 18 “Bring them ...
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What is the purpose of creating human, if angels already had free will? [on hold]

It is said, God created humans to worship Him when there is a choice in front. So He gave human freewill. But from Bible, we see even angels had freewill, and this made Lucifer sin.
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Romans 16:1 vs 1 Corinthians 14:34 - Position of Women in Congregation? [on hold]

1 Corinthians 14:34,35 Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says. If they want to inquire about something, they ...
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How do Mormons translate, “Elohim”?

According to Mormon doctrine, Elohim is God the Father. The literal translation of Elohim (אֱלֹהִים), is "Gods". How do Mormons interpret Elohim to mean, "Heavenly Father?"
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Was Elohim the Saviour and Redeemer of his world?

According to Mormon doctrine, God the Father (Elohim), once lived a mortal life. “As man now is, God once was; as God is now man may be.” ( The Teachings of Lorenzo Snow, ed. Clyde J. ...
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Another Noah's Ark question? because the answer given in 2011 was idiotic at best [on hold]

Any answer can be given out of speculation and guess work for what animals were and were not on Noah's Ark, or where Noah lived when he built the ark. What is totally implausible to wrap my brain ...
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Gospel writers who were not disciples of Jesus [duplicate]

Where did Mark and Luke get information about life of Jesus to write Gospel?
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Does the Catholic Church consider a marriage between someone baptised in the Catholic Church and someone who wasn't not to be valid? [duplicate]

If my fiance has been baptized in a non-denominational church, and I have been baptized and raised Catholic, is his baptism validated by the Catholic church? And will our marriage be valid in the eyes ...
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Online resources for the Churches of Christ (USA)

What are the main online resources for the Churches of Christ (USA)? I've found this: http://cconline.faithsite.com/content.asp?CID=39707 I was hoping to obtain a brief introduction and a few ...
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What does ouch finally refer to? [on hold]

When I was young I was told by some family member, that ouch was number of omen, it had meaning that son of satan was born on 6th month, 6th day, at 6:00AM. Then Bible tells it's a number of beast, ...
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What is the difference between pre-Nicene Trinitarianism and Arianism in terms of their Christology?

Please be patient until I finished this question. Thank you. In the middle of the first volume of his five-volume work on the history of Christian theology, Jaroslav Pelikan writes, The truth, ...
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The miracle to my research [on hold]

sorry if this question isn't about christianity. i'd like to ask who's the author of this article, name of publication, date published? this one really helps me in my research. this article is the ...
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Why different Bible versions have different verses of Genesis 3:9 [on hold]

Why Genesis 3:9 have different wordings in different Bible versions? For example: " And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?" " But the LORD God called to the man and ...
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Doesn't God saying “Adam, where are you?” shows Jesus is not omniscient? [duplicate]

Doesn't God saying "Adam, where are you?" (Genesis 3:9) show Jesus is not omniscient?
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Why does God test non-Christians so much? [on hold]

(From a classic Apologetic perspective) are poverty, suffering, starvation, and violence all divine tests? If so, what is the Biblical ground that non-Christians are tested too? My understanding comes ...
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How was God walking in the Garden of Eden? [on hold]

How exactly did God walk in the Garden if he is immaterial? Is this in an indication that Jesus was incarnated a previous time in the past? Thanks.
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Why did Jesus have to be “sent” when (& some ask 'if') He was already here? [on hold]

Why was Jesus sent when/if He was already here?
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What are the theological implications of “pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death”?

Hail Mary, full of grace. Our Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of ...
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Explain the meaning of this verse from bible? [on hold]

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. a muslim evangelist argues that the ...
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Is it true that my pastor will not baptize me? [on hold]

I am not happy because of what my mother said about not being baptized. I want to be baptized in a Christian Church. Acts of the Apostles 8:13 (NIV) says, "Simon himself believed and was baptized. ...
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Percent of those baptized as infants falling away from Christianity [on hold]

Are there any studies done to find out what percent of people baptized as infants fall away from Christianity later in life? Bonus points if you find a study that compares those rates with the falling ...
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61 views

Do spiritual and good people go to hell? [on hold]

Is there really a hell and can someone who led a good but normal life loving God still go there?
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Did Christ assume our fallen humanity? [on hold]

This question will be clarified further. Please leave a comment to ask for further clarification if it's still not clear. The whole man would not have been saved, unless he had taken upon himself ...
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How could the person in Luke 9:49 cast out demons without Jesus' mandate?

Luke 9:49 (ESV): John answered, “Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he does not follow with us.” The 12 (and later the 70) only started ...
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What is the difference between an Apostate and an Antichrist?

The bible dictionary defines Antichrist as: "A word used by John to describe one who would assume the guise of Christ but in reality would be opposed to Christ. In a broader sense it is anyone ...
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Why did God change [duplicate]

I am a little confused about something. If God is omniscient and knows exactly how future events will play out, why would He give the people of Israel such a strict law knowing that it would be so ...
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Most Popular Bible Language

In which language is the Bible most read? In a recent discussion, we surmised that the most read language translation of the Bible would be English. I am hoping to have a more definitive answer than ...
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Is there a Catholic list of Old Testament sacraments?

Augustine said that there are fewer sacraments in the New Covenant than there were in the Old: Thus the sacraments of the Old Testament, which were celebrated in obedience to the law, were types ...
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What is the biblical argument against baptism by sprinkling/pouring?

What is the biblical basis for the idea that it is wrong or incorrect to baptize by sprinkling or pouring the water? Growing up as a baptist I heard this all the time. Related, but opposite: What is ...
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Was Martin Luther a Rosicrucian?

The rose together with the cross is the sign of the Rosicrucian Order as seen below: The cross symbolizes Christianity and the rose often symbolizes secrecy (Sub Rosa). Martin Luther's seal is also ...
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Confession of sin [closed]

If a sin is committed against a person and you know you did the sin, but to confess the sin to another human being would destroy the lives of several others, is confession of that sin to God alone ...
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Usage of Hades in the New Testament

If Hades is the name of a Greek god, why then did it find its way into the Greek translation into the New Testament? Wouldn't the NT writers refrain from associating their beliefs to Greek polytheism? ...
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How to get back the joy of salvation? [closed]

Hi firends i have lost the joy of salvation when i got saved , how to get back am praying sincerely to jesus
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Does the RCC allow confirmation names that aren't based on saints?

I was wondering if it is mandatory for it to be named after a saint or optional?
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Does the RCC permit Catholic laity to answer exegetical questions (i.e., interpret scripture) on a forum or website?

For example, suppose a forum member asked, "What is the meaning of the phrase 'this mystery...which is Christ in you, the hope of glory' in Col. 1:27? (You can replace this with any scripture, the ...
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What are the rules or laws a Catholic must follow if he/she has a website or blog?

Are there any rules or laws (of the Code of Canon Law) that a Catholic must adhere to if he/she operates a blog or website in which he may teach or write about the Catholic faith?
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Basis for belief that a person can be “possessed by” a demon?

I'm asking a rather technical question here. I'm wondering where the idea comes from that a person could be "possessed by" a demon; as in, the demon "possesses" / "owns" the person -- as opposed to ...
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Origin of the idea that “demons” and “fallen angels” are the same thing?

Background So I'm studying angels and demons right now, attempting to put together a picture of what the Bible teaches on these topics, and I'm struggling to find anything in the Bible that suggests ...
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Romans 9: does God choose who is saved and who falls? [closed]

reading Romans 9 gave me the impression that its basically saying we have no free will over our salvation, and that God decides from the get go who gets saved and who falls. i know that cant be right, ...
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Joseph a pariah in Bethlehem, his home town [closed]

An acquaintance told me that it is a well known fact that Jesus' father Joseph was originally from Bethlehem, but had gotten thrown out of town, accused of being on the side of the Romans. He was a ...
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Italian Version of St. Maxilmian Kolbe writings

I am looking for a digital version of the Italian translations of St. Maxilmilian Kolbe's writings....Where can I find them in digital form? does that even exist? if not where then can I find hard ...
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Is the Tetragrammaton YHWV or YHVH [closed]

It seems to me that v is an "older" version and that the W is becoming more popular. Also I see the J/Y in much the same way. Is there a reason that J goes with V. What about JHWH? I'm not much of a ...
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God's sacrifice to himself [closed]

If the Father and Son are both God, and the Son sacrificed himself to the Father, wouldn't that conclude that God sent himself inside of Mary and then sacrificed himself to himself? Now God saving us ...
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1answer
55 views

Had Jesus already read the end of the book? [duplicate]

Was Jesus aware of his ultimate destiny while on earth? Did he already know that he would die, be resurrected, and reign as king in heaven while on earth as a man? If so, does that not diminish the ...
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Sins of our fathers. [closed]

I do not believe that we bear the weight of the sins of our fathers, and I have read the New Testament and can justify that. However, I would like to ask for several interpretations of this idea. ...
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According to evangelicals, before the Reformation, who were Christians if “Catholics are not Christians”?

Every now and then I hear non-Catholic Christians, usually evangelicals, say things along the lines of "Catholics are not Christians" or "the Catholic Church does not teach the true gospel". Unless I ...
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What are Mormons allowed to discuss about the temple, when not inside the temple?

What are we allowed to discuss or ask questions about outside of the temple? What things exactly are too sacred to discuss outside the temple, and which things can we talk fairly openly about?
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What was Origen's view of Jesus' soul?

Origen believed in the pre-existence of souls (prior to conception), and that people's souls did things before their embodiment. For example, he taught that Jacob was loved and Esau hated because of ...
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Who is allowed to read the handbook of instructions in the LDS Church?

The handbook of instructions published by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is a two volume work. Handbook 2 is published on lds.org, but Handbook 1 is only given to leadership. Are ...

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