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Crusades and the effect they had [closed]

How did the crusades effect the kings in the time era? I have looked at other websites, but they didn't help me.
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Why do Christian leaders of today who know that Constantine added Pagan tradition into Church continue to allow it? [closed]

In a study not just on Christmas and Easter, but on every Pagan connection to Christianity. I have found that most Christians from Constantine hold on to Colossians 2:16, Therefore do not let ...
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What is the Catholic Church's position on the relationship between science and religion?

Hugh Ross in his book Navigating Genesis states that the "non-overlapping magesteria" model for the relationship between science and religion (of whom Stephen Jay Gould is a proponent) is endorsed by ...
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What is the biblical basis for commemorating the birth of Jesus?

For many Christian denominations, Christmas is the highest holiday of the year. What is the biblical basis for commemorating/celebrating the birth of Jesus, regardless of the particular day of the ...
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Is celebrating Christmas required of Catholics?

I understand that Catholics are obligated to attend mass and take communion on Christmas — but are they obligated to celebrate Christmas in the traditional tree-in-the-house, gift-giving sense?
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What is Church of England's doctrine on unbaptised dead infants and how was it formed?

The penultimate rubric in the Book of Common Prayer Public Baptism Service reads: "It is certain by God's Word, that children which are baptized, dying before they commit actual sin, are undoubtedly ...
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What is the state of Christianity among the Huaorani people today?

In January of 1956, several American missionaries (Jim Elliot and Nate Saint being the best known) attempted to reach a remote tribe in Ecuador in an endeavor that has become known as Operation Auca. ...
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What common apologetic arguments support the view that it is more likely that Jesus was resurrected than his body was stolen?

I am curious as to why Christians think that the resurrection hypothesis is more plausible and probable than any of the many alternative explanations like the body being stolen. I look forward to ...
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Were there any female priests in the temple?

Were there any female priests in the temple in Jerusalem at any time?
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Would restoring Christian worship to Biblical Christianity necessitate the removal of the Bible from those churches? [closed]

Early worship did not contain The Gospels before 65AD yet the Gospel spread with great success with no modern compilations of any scriptures being used to pass it on. Those Protestant Churches that ...
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How does the Catholic Church interpret “you are gods” in John 10:34?

Jesus was blamed by the Jews because he made Himself God. So Jesus defended Himself by saying that is written in Ps 82 that 'you are gods'. John 10:34 DRB Jesus answered them, Is it not written ...
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Video link where expositor says “How are we losing against this people?” [closed]

As to what I remember he was talking about the education of the medieval scholastics, saying the inmense amount and quality of knowledge the participants of the "Disputatios" had and the phrase came ...
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Lutheranism- how do you describe its theology in terms of Arminianism and Calvinism?

Before you think I am entirely unaware of church history, I do realize Luther lived before Calvin and Arminius. Also, it would be inappropriate to ask if its more "Calvinistic" or "Arminian" because ...
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Does the Catholic Church have any official opinion on file sharing/piracy etc? [closed]

Question: What does the Catholic Church have to say about this? If there is no official stand, please give me the next best thing (which I guess would be some priest or bishop with a Wikipeda page ...
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Can Molinism be Arminian theology?

Can Molinism (or middle knowledge) "work" within Arminian theology or is it something else entirely? I recently read a post by Roger Olson who believes that this theology is somewhat compatible with ...
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What is the first known record of Lord's Prayer?

I have heard that the original version of Lord's Prayer was written in Galilean Aramaic, other sources say that the language was Greek, and a few other sources say that the first written record of the ...
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27 views

Where can I find the original scanned BCP printed in 1662?

Where can I find the original scanned Book of Common Prayer printed in 1662?
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61 views

Is there a term for a marriage between a Catholic and a Protestant?

I know that different denominations have different rules about inter-denominational marriages. Is there a specific term for this kind of marriage? I'm looking for any term from anywhere. Best case, ...
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What are the current views of the Catholic Church on the right to secession?

I’ve recently heard an interesting opinion that no entity has moral right to exercise authority upon any social group that is unwilling to remain under this authority (excluding inmates). Therefore, ...
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When did Apostle Paul write the epistle to the Romans?

When did Apostle Paul write the epistle to the Romans, when he was staying in Rome or during his stay in Corinth?
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49 views

Did the Apostle Paul actually go to Rome?

What is the biblical evidence that the Apostle Paul actually went to Rome?
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39 views

Did GOD create pathogens after the sin of Adam and Eve? [closed]

Did GOD create pathogens after the sin or fall of Adam and Eve?
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What is the biblical basis for Jesus Christ being the eternal Son of God? [duplicate]

What is the biblical basis for a Protestant understanding of how Jesus Christ is the Eternal Son of God?
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Are there denominations who believe that the possibilty of finding the bones of Jesus is not heretical?

Most Christian denominations believe that Jesus is resurrected and rose above. After His ascension He is never seen or found again. But is it in any way possible that He went away to a place where ...
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Was defining the New Testament originally condemned as heresy?

This BBC documentary describes how during the first two centuries, scriptures about Jesus circulated without any author mentioned in them. It then goes on to suggest that actually writing down a New ...
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Who first said, “We are all born Pelagians?”

In What Is Reformed Theology? R. C. Sproul attributes the following quote to Roger Nicole, a 20th century Reformed theologian: We are all born Pelagians. (source) By this, Sproul means to say ...
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25 views

Why is unity so important to the Orthodox church? [closed]

The Orthodox place an enormous value on church unity or "full communion" with one another. For example, the Oriental Orthodox are not "in communion" with the greater Orthodox church (as I understand ...
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In Catholic doctrine, is limbo eternal?

The Catholic Church professes a belief in the existence of limbo. Although the doctrine on this subject has not yet been defined, does the Catholic Church believe that it is eternal?
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What does everything being vanity mean in Ecclesiastes 1? [migrated]

Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. — Ecclesiasites 1:2, KJV 2000 What is its literal meaning, in context?
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What is the origin of the “in sæcula sæculorum” of the «Gloria Patri» being translated as “world without end”?

The Gloria Patri or "Minor Doxology" is, in Latin: Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto, sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in sæcula sæculorum. Amen. Who was the first to ...
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In which languages could the Tridentine Mass be said in?

I know that the Tridentine Mass was always said in Latin, but have there ever been exceptions to this rule? I heard that some exceptions were allowed, but have no known sources to back up this ...
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How do Oneness Pentecostals (and other Unitarian denominations) interpret Revelation 3:21?

New International Version To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne. New Living ...
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What is meant by 'genuine affective' considering a homosexual relationship?

In the Catechism of RCC #2357 is written that homosexuals can't have a true affective sexual relationship: They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity CCC - 2357 ...
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Is it true that there is an inscription that says that Yahweh had a wife?

In this video, around 1:08:40, Amihai Mazar, of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, says: The name "Yahweh", as the name of an Israelite God, [...] appears for the first time in the inscriptions ...
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What species of flower might Jesus have been referring to when he said, “Consider the lilies”? [migrated]

When Jesus spoke of 'wheat and weeds' we understand the species of weed he was likely referring to was a poisonous look-alike to wheat. That is very significant! In a personal project I am doing, I ...
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How can I interpret the blessings Joseph in context of the concept that Judah's blessing by Jacob was foreshadowing of Jesus? [closed]

I have been reading about the O.T. scriptures and how they point to Jesus. One such scripture is the blessing that Jacob gave to Judah which relates to Jesus being the Lion of Judah. Genesis 49: ...
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Remit of Defender of the Bond in Catholic declaration of nullity investigations

Is the main function, of Defender of the Bond (DOB), to offer "advice" to the tribunal Judge - or to (literally) defend the matrimonial bond? Any answer presented should provide an explicit ...
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Why Moses is not Sargon I?

This is not going to be a question about the Bible or God but I believe that is related with the christianity. I believe in God, I came to my Savior several years ago but recently a friend sent me a ...
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1answer
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Why is our physical world so different from spiritual?

I read this comment from one of the answers: As we are only mortal flesh, we are not capable of understanding the unique nature of God. Jesus also many times found it difficult to explain ...
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If God and Jesus are one spiritual being; then who was Jesus praying to in the Garden of Gethsemane? [duplicate]

If God and Jesus are one spiritual being; then who was Jesus praying to in the Garden of Gethsemane?
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Why are the Vatican archives kept secret?

Other than a few documents, most of the Vatican archives are kept secret from the public. What is the official explanation for this? As an outside observer, it seems like the secrecy might be to hide ...
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Have any Protestant leaders in Korea expressly supported the destruction of Buddhist statues?

In its discussion of inter-religion relations in South Korea, Wikipedia states: Buddhist statues have been considered as idols, attacked and decapitated. [...] Such acts, which are supported by ...
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103 views

Why is the day before Ash Wednesday sometimes called Pancake Tuesday?

Everyone loves pancakes, but can anyone explain to me why or when this started? Please do not tell me it is because people like pancakes so much!
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What is courting according to the Catholic interpretation of the Natural Law?

The Natural Moral Law is a good way for Christians to understand quite a bit about the nature and purpose of what they're doing and who they are and quite a few of the papal teachings in the last ...
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Is the doctrine of the Trinity the primary difference between Islam, Christianity, and Judaism? [closed]

Judaism got its root in 1st millennium BC; Islam originated in 7th century AD; Christianity took birth in the 1st century AD. Did doctrinal differences regarding the Trinity necessitate the creation ...
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Was intercourse outside marriage considered adultery in Mosaic law? [closed]

I'm afraid this would fall into the "Is X a sin?" question, nevertheless I believe it is still answerable technically. The old Moses' law forbids adultery. However it does not seem to condemn ...
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What is sacred prostitution? [migrated]

What is the "sacred prostitution" mentioned in Deuteronomy 23:17 and then in I Kings 14:24? They mention it is something awful, but I cannot imagine what it is in the first place.
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1answer
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Who first divided the Bible's books into chapters?

I've heard that the Bible's division into verses was made later than the division into chapters. So, whose translation firstly came up with this system of chapter divisions that we have today?
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What exactly is meant by the word “Law” in Matthew 5:17-19? [closed]

When I think about the Law, my first thoughts are about the Ten Commandments given to Moses by God. Does the word Law (when capitalized) also include all the other laws (with lower-case L) which are ...
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Is it mandatory for a Roman Catholic girl to convert to Syrian Orthodox if the boy is of the Syrian Orthodox church, in the case of marriage?

If a woman is Roman Catholic, and a man is from Kerala, from the Malankara Orthodox Syrian church, and they wish to marry, does the woman need to convert to Syrian Orthodoxy? According to the Syrian ...

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