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Monotheistic, but multi-instantiated?

Apologies if this is a duplicate (and I can't see where it wouldn't be -- not a particularly original thought) but I couldn't find a relevant discussion. I am stalled at the notion that there is but ...
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Who is an “enemy” in this context?

In The Mission of CBI Japan and The Gospel Coalition at approximately 1:25, there's a reference to obeying Christ's call to "love your enemies". (Related question) I'm a bit confused as to what's ...
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Are Catholics more likely to accept Platonism's idea of the Forms? [closed]

No faith seems to directly accept the Forms, although I wondered if Catholics are more likely to agree with the idea of things in this World ( including thoughts) echoing a perfect and pleasurable ...
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The lake of fire and the New Jerusalem as two different perspectives of God

Has there been such a doctrine in Christianity that would put forth the idea that the sphere of eternal torments prepared for those who have rejected God, the sphere that is depicted as the lake of ...
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Fall Like Lightning from Heaven [closed]

Why did Christ not say cast Satan like lightning from Heaven and instead used "saw fall"? This seems to imply that Satan voluntarily fell like lightning from Heaven instead of being cast by God from ...
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Jesus' completed messianic prophecies

When we look for the messianic prophecies that Jesus completed, should we only look at the Old Testament? What would be the basis for using the prophecies which were in books written after his death? ...
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Are sinners in Satan's kingdom?

OK, people seem to agree who is in Christ's kingdom. But if there is a Satan's kingdom. Are non-Christians or sinners part of his kingdom? what does that say about rich evil politicians? Does the ...
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What was the conception of Jesus? [closed]

Was Jesus made from God's Spirit "fertilizing" Mary's egg or was he a being entirely created through God's spirit but merely placed in Mary's womb? Another way of asking the question could be, was ...
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Are the requirements for attaining godhood in LDS teaching the same or different for every world?

In my understanding of LDS teaching, both Jesus and Lucifer proposed plans of salvation to Elohim, and Jesus' plan was chosen. As a result, some people on earth may attain godhood if they follow the ...
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Will Christians be Persecuted during the end times? How will we know the end times are here? [closed]

What does scripture say about whether or not faithful Christians will be persecuted during the end times? I guess since Christians have been persecuted for millenia, the question is really whether or ...
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How do young Catholics remember a set of prayers in order to pray the rosary?

How do young Catholics remember a set of prayers in order to pray the rosary? Do they have to memorize everything by rote, or do they get some help with mnemonics? Should they pray in Latin or in the ...
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Is the title of Jesus “Son of God” synonymous with “ Messiah”?

How did the New Testament writers view Jesus' title of "Son of God". What did the early church believes about what it means?
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Unintentional loss of faith in the divinity of Jesus Christ [closed]

Once you accept Jesus Christ as Savior what happens to you if you unintentionally undergo a loss of faith in his divinity years later? You still believe in God and love God...you are just struggling ...
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The Two Witnesses and the Two Horns of the Beast [closed]

In Revelation Chapter 11 v 7 we read: Revelation 11 (NIV) 7  Now when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the Abyss will attack them, and overpower and kill ...
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HOW good will our joy be when we reach the ressurection? Infinite, transfinite or finite?

CS Lewis keeps calling the joy of the ressurection 'infinite joy'. I brought this up on a site (like this one) and someone replied that he probably meant it as a huge amount of joy...but not infinite ...
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What's the main main-stream Protestant view on how much it is a duty for Christian children to believe in what their Christian parents believed?

What's the main main-stream Protestant view on how much it is a duty for Christian children to believe in what their Christian parents believed? What Scriptural basis do Protestants put forth to ...
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What is the role of the Pope? [closed]

Background: I am not a catholic and I was just curious as to what exactly the Pope's role is in the church in present day. I know Pope's in the past have sanctioned the crusades, and conquering and ...
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So before Christ [duplicate]

Was anyone able to get to heaven before Jesus? Logically you'd have to say no, because no human being is perfect, except for Christ. What passages might suggest the opposite?
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What are lunar sabbaths?

I know about the 7th day Sabbath and I know about SUNday but I cant quite understand lunar Sabbaths. What are these and who observes them?
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Why does the Catechism of the Catholic Church abridge the first commandment?

(This question came up while I was speaking with someone, and I don't think that I was able to answer it very well. Note that I am not asking whether the Church is right or wrong, just for a clear ...
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Did Jesus put an end to all religious ways at the cross [closed]

Hebrews 8-10 made me think different and that the True church is one not made by human hands so that means everything else is counterfeit to the real thing. The true followers worship in Spirit and ...
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Christian Literature In the format of Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress [closed]

I've recently started reading Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress The format of: two people talking interspersed with Biblical verses is absolutely amazing. I wish more books were written in this format. ...
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Are there analogues to the Mormon/LDS high school seminary in other Christian denominations?

The LDS church has a high school seminary system where high school students intensively learn the teachings of the LDS church. This is a week-daily 1/2hr - 1 hour class taken before normal school ...
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How many languages has the Bible been translated into? [duplicate]

I would like to know in regards to the Bible in various languages. What organization produces the most Bibles? How many languages, in whole or in part, has that organization translated the Bible into? ...
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How was God walking in the Garden of Eden

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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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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What exegesis do Lutherans perform to explain the basis for their theology of “Two Kinds of Righteousness”?

For background on the "Two Kinds of Righteousness" theology, see: Concordia Journal April 2007 Volume 33, Number 2, pp. 116 ...
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Does Jesus call himself divine in the synoptic gospels? [duplicate]

John's Gospel teaches clearly that Jesus is divine. And he was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. (John 1:10) The Jesus depicted by that Gospel appears to ...
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What does “suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin” in 1 Peter 4:1 mean? [migrated]

1 Peter 4:1: Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; (Emphasis added) ...
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What is the difference between original sin and original guilt?

This is a question that every convert to Eastern Orthodoxy always asked. The question can be stated differently: Does the Catholic doctrine of Original Sin include Original Guilt? Fr. John Romanides ...
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Was Emperor St. Justinian an Aphthartodocetist?

Ss. Eutychius of Constantinople and Anastasius of Antioch were deposed and exiled because they openly opposed Emperor St. Justinian's edict in 564 on Aphthartodocetism. On the Hagiography of Eutychius ...
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Why did Luther add the word 'alone' to Romans 3:28? [duplicate]

Luther added the German word "allein" (alone) to Romans 3:28 despite the fact that it is not in the Greek texts. Why did Luther add the word 'alone' to Romans 3:28? So halten wir nun dafür, daß ...
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Who is the Women from Cush? [migrated]

In Numbers 12 we see that Miriam and Aaron talks bad regarding Moses because he married a Women from Cush, who is this women? Is this referring to Zipporah or another wife?
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What are the major differences between the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Catholic Churches? [duplicate]

Do the priests of the Eastern Catholic Churches attend seminary school before ordination?
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According Catholic theology, what does the joy of heaven consist of? [duplicate]

According Catholic theology, what does the joy of heaven consist of? If there is a principal joy, what is it? Anecdote: I remember riding on a bus and a man going of saying to the effect that if ...
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Fear and trembling [migrated]

Over at Biblical Hermeneutics, I learned that Paul uses the same Greek words for fear and trembling (phobos and tromos) in Philippians 2:12 as found in the Septuagint in Psalms 2:11 and 55:5, and it ...
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How is the Book of Enoch ascribing all sins of fallen angels to Azazel not Scriptural?

A member by the name Jas 3.1 in his list of false doctrines against the Book of Enoch in "Why is the Book of Enoch not regarded as canonical?" stated: "Ascribes all the sin of the fallen angels to ...
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How Does the Copper Serpent Relate to Jesus? [duplicate]

When the Israelites complained God sent serpents to bite them. As a way to reverse the plague, Moses put a copper serpent on a pole. Upon looking at the copper serpent, the israelites would be healed ...
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Is it possible that a new book could be added to the Bible? [duplicate]

In my early years as a Christian I was taught that Revelation 22:18-20 was a warning that the Bible could not be added to or taken away from. However reasonable study of this scripture bears out that ...
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What are the steps for a non-Catholic Christian to become a Catholic? [duplicate]

What are the steps for a non-Catholic Christian to become a Catholic? What is the process, and what does it entail? What actions are incumbent upon such an aspirant? Where does confession fit in? ...
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According to Catholic teaching that is biblically supported, who are “the enemies of Christians?”

From Luke 1:68-79 (RSVCE), Catholics have a prayer that is termed CANTICLE OF ZECHARIAH (the Benedictus [cf. Traditional Prayers — Common Prayers | liturgyoffice.org.uk]). In it there is a section: ...
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Did the notion of “Youth Group” exist in the early church?

Some modern churches have the notion of a "Youth Group", it is characterized as the following: a dedicated "Youth Pastor" consists mostly of younger (middle school + high school + college students) ...
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The nature of the universe to a Mormon [duplicate]

Since the Mormon god is a created being who worked to become "exalted" and his god was some other likewise enterprising created being ad infinitum, exactly who or what created the universe or the ...
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Does Jesus say that he is God? [duplicate]

Where in the Bible does Jesus actually say He is the LORD God and that men should worship Him?
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What is the evidence that Jesus rose on a Sunday? [duplicate]

Can someone explain why Christians are taught Jesus was crucified on Friday and rose from the dead on Sunday? When Jesus said specifically in Matthew 12:40 'For as Jonah was three days and three ...
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According to the Catholic Church in her recent pronouncements, what is the order of truths to which the believer adheres?

This @PeterTurner's answer to What is the difference between a dogma, a doctrine, an infallible statement, an ex cathedra statement, etc.? opined There are a few levels of Magisterial Teaching. ...
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Who is credited with being the first to use these terms “conservatives”, “traditionalists”, “progressives and liberals” within the Catholic Church? [duplicate]

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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From a Lutheran perspective, how can we attain unity of mind while disagreeing with our brothers and sisters?

In 1 Peter 3:8 Peter writes, "Finally, all of you, have unity of mind" (ESV), which I believe is a clear call for unity of mind within the church. In Romans 14:5 Paul writes that, "Each one should be ...
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What is the Wesleyan Church's View of Initial, Progressive, and Entire Sanctification?

Entire Sanctification, sometimes referred to as Christian Perfection, is a doctrine that was re-popularized by John Wesley. He rediscovered it in his readings of the Church Fathers, and through ...

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