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Are foster children considered covenant children in Presbyterianism?

They are on the one hand a part of the household but on the other hand not legally adopted and may be ultimately reunited with their birth parents. So Presbyterians of a confessional variety like PCA ...
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What were the disciples afraid of?

In Mark 10:32 it says 32 And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus went before them: and they were amazed; and as they followed, they were afraid. And he took again the ...
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What was the charge that was given by the Jewish court to Jesus? [closed]

I need this for a bible trivia! So I can beat the game and it's rlly important to me, so please tell me.
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Why are archdeacons (Anglican, Catholic, or Orthodox) called “The Venerable”? What is the origin, in Latin and English, of this title?

Wikipedia doesn't seem to provide a fleshed-out etymology of this title. Who first held it? When did its usage become applied to all archdeacons. And do archdeacons ever have issues with the title, ...
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Do the Orthodox pray to John the Baptist?

Do the Orthodox pray to John the Baptist? If not, why not? Do they have any special reasons for not praying to him?
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Hosea 2:16-17 or Hosea 2:14-15?

Should the following scriptures be Hosea 2:16-17 or Hosea 2:14-15 Complete Jewish Bible: “But now I am going to woo her — I will bring her out to the desert and I will speak to her heart. I will ...
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Does any version of the Anglican church associate 'confirmation' with the Baptism of the Holy Ghost?

I know the question may seem weird, but I was reading an old history book the other day and the author seemed to be an old high Church Anglican that put a lot of weight on ceremony and I was very ...
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Is there any explanation from the early church Fathers as to why there is no record of the Apostles being baptized?

I never really noticed this before but it does seem odd that everyone is to be baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, yet it does not appear that the Apostles were. At least there is ...
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Why did Jesus use a Greek proverb when He spoke Aramaic to Saul in Acts 26:14?

Saul spoke Greek, Aramaic, Hebrew, and Latin (there are many references). Jesus spoke Aramaic, Greek, and Hebrew (again there are many references). In Acts 26:14, Paul (who at this time was using his ...
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Why aren't the Oriental and Eastern Orthodox Churches in communion with each other?

Both the Oriental and Eastern Orthodox Church worship the same God and the Blessed Mother Virgin Mary and the Saints and the Holy Trinity. Do language and cultural differences separate them? What ...
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How did the Christian movement distinguish itself from Judaism?

Can anyone explain to me how Christianity distanced itself from Judaism and set itself apart?
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If Roman ordered crucifixion of Jesus why most of Christians are Roman Catholic? [closed]

As history says that crucifixion of Jesus was authorized by Roman authority why most of Christians are Roman Catholic? And Saint Peter was too crucified by same then how it came? PS: Please check ...
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Attending two different churches

Does the Catholic Church teach that is a sin to attend another Christian Church that is truly focused on the Bible? If it is OK to attend another Christian Church can they take the Holy Bread and ...
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According to Catholic Tradition, Is It Really Necessary to Say “Holy, Holy, Holy Lord”?

According to Catholic Tradition, is it really necessary to say "Holy, Holy, Holy Lord"? As Catholics, we say this at Sunday Mass; but I've often wondered if the triple 'holy' was either redundant ...
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Is white underwear necessary while being baptized in The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints?

Is white underwear necessary while being baptized in The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints?
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Commentary on the Book of Joshua

I was wondering if someone could point me to a well-respected commentary on the book of Joshua? I'm looking for one that doesn't skirt around the major topic of (apparent) genocide. I'm looking for ...
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Which Apocrypha are part of the Catholic and the Orthodox traditions and which are not? Why?

How do the Catholic and the Orthodox Churches differentiate between which Apocrypha are part of their holy tradition and which are not? For example, the story of the Presentation of the Blessed ...
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Is it fair to say that the Anglican Church was originally intended to be a 'middle ground' between Catholics and Protestants?

I was having a discussion with a friend and he made the claim: The Anglican Church was originally intended to be a 'middle ground' between Catholics and Protestants. This seemed half-true to ...
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Scriptural Basis for different kinds of marriage [closed]

Consider two types of marriages: a marriage ceremony in a church with a certified priest/pastor (but without any government recognition) and a courthouse marriage. What scriptures would imply that ...
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What year did the Hebrew nation with Joshua cross the Jordan river into the promised land?

In terms of our current and modern dating system, what year did Joshua and the Hebrew nation cross the Jordan into the land of Canaan? Also, based on this what year would the first Jubilee year have ...
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Is Satan the creator of evil? [duplicate]

Is Satan a angel that was sent to suffer in hell for the eternity, or is he responsible for all the evil that exists and if so the creator of hell?... basically: is he the ruler of it ( hell ) or just ...
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Catholic teachings on the new life in resurrected body

I have a question on life after the resurrection. After the resurrection, will our souls have a room to feel a desire for some things that doesn't necessarily have to do with God (such as desire to ...
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Why did the soldiers go backward and fall down when Jesus said “I am he” in John 18:6?

I really don't get it. Why did the soldiers trying to arrest Jesus go backward and fall to the ground in John 18:6? Was it because they realized that he was the I AM? If so, then why did they arrest ...
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Was King Melchizedek actually Jesus? Where did this idea come from?

I have heard people state that King Melchizedek was actually Jesus. What is the biblical basis for this idea? Where in church history did this idea begin?
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Is all the land in the universe called Earth?

The other day, me and my friends were discussing about End times pertaining to Mat 24, and came across this verse "My words are always true and always here with you. Heaven and earth will pass ...
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Why would a loving God prefer one nation over another?

Deuteronomy 14:2 "For you are a holy people to the LORD your God, and the LORD has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. " ...
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What’s so liberal about the NRSV?

I recently ran across this comment suggesting that the ESV translation was undertaken because the NRSV was ‘too liberal.’ I’ve often been curious what prompted this split in the KJV-lineage group, and ...
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Hebrew-to-Greek translation of birth narrative's “virgin” [migrated]

I've been going through a list of words and phrases that were possibly mistranslated from Hebrew to Greek, Old Testament to New Testament. The one that stood out to me with great significance is how ...
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What did salvation mean to the Israelite people of the OT?

Modern Christians have various ideas of salvation since Jesus came (going to heaven when you die; free from the curse of the law; set free from the flesh, the devil and the world; adopted into God's ...
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Spirit and flesh

Is there a specific doctrine or prominent theologians in either the Catholic or Eastern Orthodox traditions that explain the difference between the Spirit and the flesh as referred to in the following ...
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how do you ask for forgiveness, or know he has forgiven you? [closed]

My church says to ask for forgiveness when I do wrong but I don't really know how or how do I know if he has forgiven me.
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Sacraments of Christianity [duplicate]

My pastor says that different denominations have different numbers of sacraments. I haven't run across the word sacrament in the bible. What is a Christian sacrament, and how does it relate to the ...
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Christmas celebrated on the 25th of December? [duplicate]

How has Christmas come to be celebrated on the 25th of December?
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Why the LORD repulses himself from people with disabilities?

As it is written in Leviticus: "16 The LORD said to Moses, 17 “Say to Aaron: ‘For the generations to come none of your descendants who has a defect may come near to offer the food of his God. 18 No ...
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How do we know that the Bible is of God? [closed]

I have trouble accepting that the Bible - specifically the New Testament - in its current form is of God, as it was put together and decided upon by man, who is inherently flawed. Why have we ...
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What are Anglicans' opinion about Muhammad (founder of Islam)?

I heard from many Christians that they believe that Muhammad is a false prophet. Some other Christians believe he is prophet from God. What do Anglicans believe about Islam especially its founder? ...
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God's emotions in contrast to his transcendence? (Catholic position)

We read about God's emotions, e.g. anger in Exodus 4:14 or in Exodus 22:23. Does it mean that God's behavior is influenced by those emotions? How is it compatible with his transcendence, i.e. is he ...
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Was God all the time true in the Bible? [closed]

In the Decalogue, the Ten Commandments, God wants people to be true. I believe that God is true as well. However, are there any places in the Bible where God is assessed as someone whose words are in ...
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What type of Sabbath rest is Hebrews 4 talking about?

Hebrews 4 refers to the Israelites previously "not entering their rest" (verses 11, 5) and also that we should "make every effort to enter into that rest." (verse 11) Verse 9 states: But God has ...
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How Joseph is father of Jesus? [duplicate]

We see in multiple passages that Jesus has to be son of Abraham, son of David and Solomon, how is he son if his father is not Joseph? Joseph has to be father of Jesus some how! Which must be supported ...
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How does Jesus fulfill this prophecies? [duplicate]

How is Jesus son of David when he was born from the virgin? that means he didn't have human father? 2 Sam. 7:14 14 I will be a father to him, and he shall be a son to Me. When he does wrong, I will ...
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1answer
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What are the foundational texts on biblical interpretation? [closed]

I've recently become interested in learning more about the process through which Christian scholars interpret the Bible. Recognizing that the question about biblical intrepretation and its limits ...
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Why does the Catholic church only give the bread in communion? [duplicate]

Why do the Catholic Church except in very rare occasions give communion in bread only? The reasons I have heard is that the bread contains the body and the blood of Jesus but Orthodox Church give it ...
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What is the difference between Calvinism and Reformed theology? [duplicate]

What is the difference between Calvinism and Reformed theology?
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Did Noah's family still have Original Sin?

From what I understand, God created Adam and Eve, banished them from the garden, and humanity became corrupted and stained with Original Sin. Some time passed. God said enough was enough, and started ...
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50 views

Summary of the The Epistles in the New Testament [closed]

I'm really not sure if this is an appropriate question, but I've looked all over for a short simple summary of what the Epistles in The New Testament are with very little luck. I've made my own ...
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68 views

Do women have to be quiet? [closed]

I heard that it was stated in The Bible that "women must be SILENT in a Church building, etc." Does such a scripture exist and is it so?
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69 views

Should Christians accept homosexuals as friends? [closed]

Is it a sin to accept a homosexual brother in Christ? Since we all sin and fall short of the glory of God, who can be my brother in Christ? Who am I to set homosexuality as an unforgivable sin when ...
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What happened to the law? [duplicate]

Why is so much emphasis put on the ten commandments? What happened to ALL those other commandments throughout the five books of Moses? Or is the law completely optional?

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