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Common Law is it acceptable? [closed]

I have been living with a man for 10 years as a common law, we are in our 50s and over, I accept Jesus but he does not believe. I ask him to marry me so I can progress in my faith. He said no, I ...
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What is meant by “Calvinistic Work Ethic”?

How does this compare, if applicable, with protestant work ethic?
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When can God go against free will? [closed]

or in what we have free will? Common Christian answer to question: Why God didn't stop the murderer/rapist to commit the crime? is that God doesn't go against somebodies free will. My ...
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Does God punish people for their ancestors' sins or not?

Exodus 20:5 (NASB) says, You shall not worship [idols] or serve them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth ...
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Atheist teacher what to do? [closed]

I have a super atheist teacher can anyone think of some good ideas to challenge him with? I would really like to hit him with some facts regarding the issues.
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For those who view Israel typologically, what is the significance of the 12 tribes?

Many Christians view the historical nation of Israel that we read about in the Old Testament as a Divinely designed type of the Church, and their inheritance in the Promised Land as a Divinely ...
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Human sacrifice [closed]

What is the Old Testament basis for saying that God requires a human sacrifice to forgive sin? That doesn't seem to fit with an all loving God to me. Also Jesus' parable of The Prodigal Son seems to ...
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What is the storyline order of the Bible?

I purposefully asked, "what is the storyline order of the Bible", because I don't want to know the order that the books were written in (which is chronological, I'm pretty sure.) What I want to see ...
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By what authority does the Catholic church have priests?

What does the Catholic church consider their priesthood? Is it a power and authority to administer the church or is it a brotherhood of people who follow Christ? Since Christianity, in general, is ...
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Is there a scriptural basis for treating the non-Gospel books of the New Testament as scripture?

Without citing any books of the New Testament besides the Gospels as evidence (since that would be self-referential), is there a scriptural basis (either in the Gospels or in the Old Testament) for ...
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So is Adam and Eve a Babylonian Myth? [closed]

Since most of Genesis is made up of Stories from the Babylonian MYHTS and were put into the Torah after the Babylonian Captivity under the Prophet DANIEL and that really the JUDAISM is an EGYPTIAN ...
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According to Emanuel Swedenborg, will a good person who rejects Jesus go to Heaven?

According to Emanuel Swedenborg, or The New Church, can a good person go to Heaven if he rejects Jesus? If all religions are inherently good, it would mean the a good person who believes only in Allah ...
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Can you please clarify Acts 2:34 [migrated]

What does it mean when david said " The Lord said to my Lord'? There are clearly two Lord's being mentioned here.
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According to Emanuel Swedenborg, do infants go to Heaven?

According to Emanuel Swedenborg, or The New Church, do infants who die young go to Heaven? If not, do they go to Hell?
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Purpose of giving up a prisoner on the Passover [duplicate]

Why did they give over a prisoner during the Passover? What was the reason for that
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In what way did the early church read Sapiental passages like Proverbs 8:22 Christologically?

The question is asked because it is known that the sub-apostolic early church fathers ( 2nd century up to the 4th century) read Proverbs 8:22 Christologically, that is, in reference to Christ. ...
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Jesus' references to himself [duplicate]

Two gospels (Matthew and Luke) tell us that Jesus had no natural father. Why, then, would he call himself 'son of man', when that was exactly what he wasn't?
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If Eve was created from one of Adam's rib, how was Adam created? [closed]

Eve was createdfrom one of Adam's ribs, how was Adam created?
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We will judge angels? But we are lower than the angels

Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? 1 Cor 6:3 (KJV) This verse says that we will judge angels, but this verse 6 But one in a certain place ...
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Why are the gods [so] blood thirsty? [closed]

From this two articles Religion and Sacrifice, New Advent, it appears that both religion and sacrifice are universal. The question is, from a Christian perspective and understanding of the nature of ...
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According to the Church of God (Cleveland), are children sin-free?

I work with children in a day care that is part of the Church of God. Naturally, all of the employees except me are of the Church of God, which is fine by me. I am non-denom. I find it curious that ...
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Could Christ who carried our sins on the cross forgive those same sins?

Christ who bore our sins on the Cross 1 Peter 2:24 (NASB77) 24 and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were ...
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Does Jeremiah refer to the Blessed Virgin Mother when he speaks of the “Queen of Heaven”? [closed]

Jeremiah warned against the worship of the pagan goddess "queen of heaven": 7:18 The children gather the sticks, & the fathers kindle the fire, and the women temper the dough to make cakes ...
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How were the footnotes in LDS scriptures created?

The LDS scriptures have footnotes at the bottom of every page of every book. How were they made? That seems like an incredible amount of cross referencing for people to do. I am aware that there are ...
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Was the Serpent possessed by Satan in genesis 3 and got cursed, then how was he able to walk in Job to and fro in the earth? [closed]

Is there scriptural evidence in the bible that states the serpent stated in Genesis 3 verse 14 was possessed by Satan
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Why didn't God the Father answer Joseph Smith's questions directly?

In Joseph's version of the first vision given in the Pearl of Great Price, God the Father directs Joseph Smith to listen to his Son Jesus Christ: I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory ...
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Claims by Jehovah's witnesses from doctrine?

I have heard these three claims at different times from Jehovah's witnesses said in the presence of other JWs. Are they based in JW doctrine? Jehova created dinosaurs for the purpose of clearing ...
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If the Eucharist is not Jesus then why would eating meat sacrificed to idols make Jesus jealous? [closed]

In 1 Corinthians 10: 16ff it says The chalice of benediction, which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ ? And the bread, which we break, is it not the partaking of the body of the ...
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If the Eucharist is not really God incarnate then why does Paul refer to it as “God's body” in 1 Corinthians 11:29? [closed]

There is a particular Greek phrase, Kyrie Soma, which is the body of the Lord. This phrase is only used in two places in the New Testament, one is when the grave is discovered empty and the "body of ...
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How could Christ offer His blood to those under the Law, when He was forbidden by heritage?

Christ being from the tribe of Judah, could not offer blood as a Levitical priest to those under the Law (Hebrews 7:14) Christ is the Melchizedekian high priest offering His blood for those who are ...
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What do Christian Pacifists believe is necessary for a killing to be justified?

Christian Pacifists, for example Mennonites, are often portrayed (and indeed frequently portray themselves) as believing that violence, especially lethal violence, is never justified. I am sure this ...
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What to read about contemporary Pentecostal christianity and the holy spirit [closed]

What should I read about contemporary Pentecostal christianity and the holy spirit? What should I bear in mind? Does anyone talk about the holy spirit in terms of power and / or joy?
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When Christ was pierced with the spear, why did water come out?

On the cross, when the Romans pierced Christ with the spear, the scriptures say that water poured out: But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood ...
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What loss did God incur when he sacrificed his son to die on the cross? [closed]

We always hear the statement that God sent his son to die for us as a living sacrifice. A sacrifice always involve a losing something , eg: sacrificing a lamb involves losing a lamb's life. But what ...
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Why were certain books not included in the bible? [duplicate]

Why were there only certain books chosen to be put into the bible? Were they not viewed as true or holy? The bible mentions that Enoch walked with GOD, And there was favor found in him. Enoch is also ...
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According to Emanuel Swedenborg, why are there different types of angels?

Based on various passages in the Bible, Christian tradition holds that there are many types of angels. According to Emanuel Swedenborg, if God did not create angels as a separate race, and humans ...
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What does the phrase “God of God” means in the Nicene Creed?

What does the phrase "God of God" means in the Nicene Creed? We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son ...
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Bible comparison KJV vs NRSV-CE

I am wondering what are the differences between the King James Version and New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition bible (this is almost the other question about NKJV and KJV Bible) From the ...
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Is there a specific doctrine in christianity where God grant revelation through layers?

I've heard that my school religious teachers said that God didn't tell his true intent to humans all at once. The old testaments do not talk about heaven or hell. Many jews didn't know that there is ...
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Genesis 15:10 the covenant God made with Abram

When God made a covenant with Abram in Genesis 15:10, Abram cut the ram, goat, and heifer into two. He left the dove and the pigeon whole. Is there any significance to these actions?
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Better term for clergyperson? [migrated]

I'm creating a database that will include many types of people, and am faltering on the best way to classify "clergypeople". I'd prefer not to have separate entries for Deacon, Pastor, Priest, ...
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When was the New Testament divided into sentences and paragraphs?

I know that the New Testament was given chapter numberings around 1227 AD, and verse numberings in 1555 (Source). But apparently, the earliest manuscripts didn't have punctuation, spaces, or ...
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What is the biblical basis for humans becoming angels after they die?

Many Christians, and many people living in predominantly Christian cultures, believe that people who die become angels. This belief is reflected in numerous popular novels and movies, such as the ...
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Who are the “kings of the earth”? [migrated]

On revelation sometimes looks like the "kings of the earth" are the chosen ones, but on other verses looks like they are the damned ones. The chosen ones: Revelation 1:5 ... Jesus Christ, the ...
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Was her name really Bathsheba

Her name is BATHsheba and she is famous for the bath on the roof top... Is this just some goofy English translation going on, or just a strange coincidence?
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When was the word “trinity” first applied to God in Christianity?

The word "trinity" does not occur in the Bible. When, in early Christian writings and creeds, was the word "trinity" first used in reference to God? After that first (known) occurrence, what are ...
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Where did the ability to sin come from? [closed]

According to the Bible, where does the ability to sin come from? John 1:3 ESV All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. If literally everything is ...
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What's the name of God? [duplicate]

I saw this in Bible: "Don't take the name of the God in vain". But, what's the name of God? His name can't be God, it's like saying "the mom of a friend cakes", but she's name isn't mom.. (Sorry for ...
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the order of creation in Genesis [duplicate]

im new to this site, so please pardon me if i ask questions that have been already asked. firstly can we have light without the sun> what is the light that was created on day one. secondly if the ...
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Reconcile God's sovereignty with Satan being the god of this world

In Matthew 4:8-9 we read about the temptation of Christ by Satan: Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And ...

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