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Does the Bible indicate whether Solomon is in heaven?

Solomon was possibly one of the most blessed Old Testament figures—God gave him wisdom, wealth, honor beyond anyone in his time. Solomon also wrote Proverbs & Ecclesiastes, and possibly the Song ...
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According to Christian Zionists, how does the Bible support Israel's land claims near the Mediterranean? [closed]

What Biblical passages support the Christian Zionist form of Dispensationalism's arugment for the legitimacy of modern Israel's claim in today's land near the Mediterranean in the Middle East. I ...
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God created EVERYTHING right? even sin? [closed]

Why do Christians find this such a hard pill to swallow? If God created everything, then at some point God MUST have created sin. Or at least the option of sin. I don't find this to be a problem, as ...
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Who is/ are the Magisterium of the CC and what power do they have?

Does the Magisterium of the Catholic Church hold equal power with the Pope in decision and statement making? Are they the CC's 'think-tank'? Do they advise the Pope on matters spiritual, or does the ...
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Is there any referenced texts for the commonly held belief that Islam teaches that all non-muslims must be killed? [closed]

I fought on where to post this, either on this SE, or the Islam SE, but since this is a claim I hear predominantly from Christians, I thought I'd seek out it's source from the people with the burden ...
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Why is it not a sin when God asked Moses to lie to Pharaoh?

And how does this expand on our conception of what is sin? (Exodus 3:18) ...and you shall say to him, ‘The Lord God of the Hebrews has met with us; and now, please, let us go three days’ ...
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What is the Biblical definition of Marriage? [closed]

The word marriage is used 19 times in the Bible, but even after much research I have been unable to determine exactly God's definition of marriage. Can someone direct me to any Scriptures which will ...
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How can Pharisees turn someone from God if His grace is irresistible?

How does Calvinism reconcile these words from Jesus along with its doctrine of irresistible grace (IG)? Matthew 23:13,15 ESV But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut the ...
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Mormon church beliefs [closed]

What are the beliefs about who can take a sermon in Mormon church? And what are the beliefs about a woman's role in the church? Are there any cultural differences within the denominations?
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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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Where in the bible does it say that Heaven is entered only after death? [closed]

It is popular belief that Heaven is where good people go after they die, but my reading of the bible has made me believe that the kingdom of God is something that is entered during one's lifetime: ...
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Does the Pope teach infallibly ONLY when he speaks ex cathedra?

The Vatican Council (opened on 8 December, 1869) defined as "a divinely revealed dogma" that "the Roman Pontiff, when he speaks ex cathedra — that is, when in the exercise of his office as pastor and ...
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If every stone of the temple was thrown down how is the Wailing Wall still standing?

Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. “Do you see all these things?” he asked. “Truly I tell you, not one stone here ...
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Which year did Jesus die? What is the most commonly held view

Is there a commonly held year for Jesus' crucifixion? What is the basis? In particular I would like to see biblical-basis. If not which Christian denominations teach a specific year for His ...
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How do we interpret 1 Corinthians 14:22 in the context of 1 Corinthians 14:23-25?

We see in 1 Corinthians 14:22 that tongues are a sign for unbelievers and prophesy is a sign for believers, yet in the latter verses it appears to indicate the opposite, that tongues are sign for ...
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Are there no families after this life? [duplicate]

Currently the Pope is hosting an interfaith conference in the Vatican about the sanctity of marriage. I have been listening somewhat to the different speakers. One in particular, Rev. Dr. Richard D. ...
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What does the Catholic Church say happens on the New Earth?

There is a tiny blurb in my text book saying that Even the earth will be transformed in some way referencing revelation 21:1-3 which it goes on to quote, but not actually explain. So what ...
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What's Moses up to nowadays?

I'm teaching tomorrow on the general judgment and need an answer about folks in heaven. I know Mary and Jesus are there body and soul. I think (although my teachers manual doesn't mention it in this ...
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What is the meaning of the strange fire in Leviticus 10:1? [closed]

Nadab and Abihu were killed for this "small" thing in God's eyes. Wow! I have a hard time understanding this. Any thoughts?
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List of all Papal Decrees and dates [closed]

I would like to have a complete list of papal decrees along with their dates. I have done many searches on the internet but have only found a few, particularly that of Catholic Marionology.
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What denominations obligate daily Bible reading and prayer?

It is my understanding that the default position within mainstream Christianity is that prayer and reading the Bible are key to promoting spiritual well-being and growth and that as such they are ...
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When and why did the Catholic Church stop the Crusades?

When and why did the Catholic Church stop the Crusades? Was there a specific reason why they stopped? Or were they no longer necessary at some point in time?
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Does “Positive Christianity” still exist?

Positive Christianity was a movement in Nazi Germany. It advanced interpreting Jesus and an active organiser, preacher and fighter against institutionalised Judaism. I was wondering if anyone still ...
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If God is good and knows the future, why does he knowingly create people who go to hell? [duplicate]

If God knows the future, that means He knows some people will end up eternally suffering in hell. Isn't this a contradiction since God is good? Why doesn't God change these people, or make it so they ...
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What is the Protestant explanation for how Mary could provide Jesus with his flesh but be part of the fall herself? [duplicate]

What supporting arguments do Protestants offer for Mary being sinful, yet providing Jesus with his flesh and blood body; how do they believe Jesus could be born from a sinful Mary and not inherit the ...
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Is there a systematic theology resource based solely on the words of Jesus?

Numerous Bibles have a "The Words of Christ in Red Letter" feature. Understandably, there is some debate concerning which verses and words should be in red (but this question is not about that.) This ...
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What does this reference in the Watchtower Online Library mean?

I found the Jehovah's Witnesses Bible research site (the Watchtower Online Library) and wanted to look up their explanation regarding the year 1914. According to the section highlighted in red on ...
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On the viae of St. Thomas Aquinas: The subordinated causes

I'm readin «Teología Natural» by Ángel Luis González. In the book, it is stated that St. Thomas Aquinas' viae would allow an indefinite series of causes. He distiguishes between two causes. The first ...
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What is the process within the Catholic Church to get a clarification on Church teaching?

From this Meta discussion, the post presented the case that on C.SE, one may find irreconcilable answers to the question What is the Catholic Church's position on the scientific theory of evolution? ...
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Describe what Christians mean when they say the bible is holy? [duplicate]

It's a mock question I can't answer it please help me thank you.
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The organ in worship [closed]

Is the organ getting close to dying out as an instrument in worship? The shift to contemporary music has been underway for some time. It seems that many churches are getting rid of organs or using ...
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Did God assign pain to women in childbirth at the fall, and if not-what then? [closed]

Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. ...
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Did Elijah fly to heaven bodily,or is there Bible text to suggest something else?

There is Bible scholarly controversy over whether Elijah went from earth to the Heaven where God is, based on key scriptures from several OT references. What scriptures are these, and what do they ...
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What is the Biblical basis that through the covenants God has promised to bless his people materially? [duplicate]

Some people who teach that Christians can expect to be blessed materially in this life by God base their teachings in the covenants. What is the Biblical basis that through the covenants God has ...
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What is the Catholic Church's understanding of science and of the scientific method?

One understanding of science from the science community is in: Science is a particular way of knowing about the world. In science, explanations are limited to those based on observations and ...
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How can I fairly use copyrighted bible translations in an app? [closed]

This question establishes that most copyrighted translations have a fair use clause allowing for up to 500 verses to be used. This question further clarifies that the 500 word limit is "reset" each ...
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Research project: am I missing any verses where Jesus addresses wealth and greed?

This is what I have so far; have I missed anything important? Luke 06:24-25 (woe to rich & fed) Luke 12:15-21 (rich fool parable) Luke 16:19-31 (rich man & lazarus) Mark 10:23-24 / Luke ...
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Was Jesus literate?

One would assume that, since He was the Son of Man, Jesus could read and write; but I'm wondering: Did the Gospels specifically mention that Jesus could read and write?
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In Catholic teaching, to what scripture is each of the seven sacraments referenced?

In Catholic teaching, to what scripture (OT and NT) is each of the seven sacraments referenced? The seven sacraments are: Baptism, Confirmation (or Chrismation), the Eucharist, Penance, the ...
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Any accounts of Jesus's life other than Bible, but important to Christians? [duplicate]

In Bible, there are many reports of Jesus's sayings and incidents. But is there other books or any other documents, where reports of his anything related to his life is recorded? I am specially ...
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Biblical creation [closed]

I need to know what the bible specifically states concerning the creation story? I know it has six days (although I find this pretty confusing and ascientific) I am doing a thing on this for school. ...
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How was Abraham Saved? [duplicate]

Edit: IMHO this question differs from Who saved people before ~33AD? . That question asks "who" -- and hypothetically, one could (but would fail) to make arguments for "Moses saves" or "Enoch saves" ...
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According to Catholic Teaching, what is “freedom of religion”?

This @Geremia's answer to "For Catholics who have expressed concern about Pope Francis and are wary of his pontificate, what are the key issues?" raised as an error and heresy of Vatican II, ...
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Why are Jesus' sayings about the poor concentrated in Luke?

I've been researching Jesus' thoughts on poverty and the needy, and I've noticed that Luke's Jesus makes many more pronouncements concerning the poor than the others. What, if anything, do scholars ...
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The depiction of Moses's Red sea crossing [closed]

I heard a different view point on the depiction of the whole red sea crossing. Instead of the sea splitting open and forming a canyon, an ice tunnel / bridge; almost like two large sea waves running ...
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How are the Catholic church's teaching on plastic surgery and GRS self-consistent?

GRS (gender reassignment surgery) is the term given to procedures (several usually being required) which change the appearance of an individual from one sex to the other. My understanding of Catholic ...
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When did the idea start that divine revelation is “finished”?

When did the idea start that divine revelation to the church ceased? Or in other words, the idea that no more scripture is going to be revealed than is already in the Bible (or in tradition passed on ...
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Was David aware that his words were prophetic according to any doctrines, traditions, or exegesis?

Often times Christians cite some of the writings of David as prophetically applicable towards Jesus. Therefore, I'm curious if there are any doctrines, traditions or textual evidence that suggest ...
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What are the main differences between the Catholic and Protestant definitions of Biblical inerrancy?

Given the Protestant definition in this selected answer to From a Fundamentalist standpoint, what does the phrase “Inspired, infallible, inerrant Word of God” mean? | @DavidStratton, What are the ...
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What is the Catholic understanding and explanation regarding Num 11:25?

In Num 11:25, [The] LORD ... took some of the spirit that was upon him and put it upon the seventy elders[.] From my understanding of Catholic philosophy, a spirit is a simple substance that ...

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