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faith,goodness,knowledge,love,perseverence,godliness…virtues [closed]

what do you do when a judge says you have the soul of the Antichrist in the courtroom where all woman hate you and you know God.I left my peace and left without saying anything.Is she the judge of ...
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From a Catholic viewpoint, why will there be a particular judgement and a general judgment?

If we are judged by God at the moment of death, why is Jesus, at his Second Coming going to judge the living and the dead at the Last Judgment?
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the rooster reminded Peter [closed]

Why is egg a popular food a part that it's 21 days before it's Passover.A rooster reminded Peter when he denied the lord.Is there more to this story?
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The law according to Paul [closed]

Paul said hating someone is murder,is that why the law forbids it and there is prison time for it?A time more than stealing.
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numbers and time [closed]

This question is about time which they call it 1260 days or 70 kings×18 in the image of a man that is a number 70. 18 Kings have been prophesied in the 11 chapter of Daniel and in the book of ...
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Can you help illuminate part of this Psalm? (103) [migrated]

Psalm 103 King James Version (KJV) 103 Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. My question: Does the singer command his soul to "Bless the LORD" , or is he ...
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Benjamin ,blessing of the last tribe [closed]

Why is a wolf blessed in chapter 49 of genesis,the enemy of the shepherd,I'm talking about the tribe of Benjamin. all of the twelve tribes are blessed.
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What is the biblical basis for a continued illness indicating unforgiven sin? [closed]

Jesus says in Mark 2:9-12 [Which is easier: to say to this paralyzed man, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, take your mat and walk’? But I want you to know that the Son of Man has ...
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What is the biblical basis for looking in a particular direction to pray?

Does it matter if you bow your head or lift up your eyes, etc.? Does it matter if you face Mt. Zion or any other place?: Gen_24:48 And I bowed down my head, and worshipped the LORD, and blessed ...
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Which calendar relates to liturgy and which calendar relates to Bible prophecies about Jesus? [closed]

Which calendar relates to liturgy and which calendar relates to bible prophecies about Jesus? Are they one and the same calendar or different calendars, such as a historical calendar.
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Intertestamental usage of the LXX [migrated]

It is recorded that Jesus read from the Septuagint in the synagogue during His ministry. As an example, Luke 4:16-20. Luke 4:18. The Hebrew of Isa. 61:2 reads merely “the opening to them that are ...
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woman treated as light? [closed]

King Solomon wrote the book of wisdom and he called her as feminine,a woman,a wise woman and foolish woman and he called the teacher feminine,the light also.Is this the reason why he had 1000 ...
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inheriting a land [closed]

When the world was created in 7 days the sum of the days is the number 1260 days . When I count 9 to 5and 5to 1,meaning 35 and 15 ,the left and the right hand have a fraction that gives me 7/3 ?as a ...
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What is the biblical basis for the belief that people do not go to heaven or hell immediately when they die?

User @Touch poignantly stated in a now closed question, But if people are already in heaven this means that there really isn't much reason for Jesus Christ to return, because all those that ...
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Where did people go before Jesus' time? [duplicate]

Before Jesus was born (presuming 6,000 years after creation) how did christianity work? Obviously when Jesus was born that changed everything. Did people go to hell or what?
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Did Tertullian forbid Christians from being school teachers?

While reading Bruce Shelley's Church History in Plain Language, I came across the following quote, in the context of how early Christians separated themselves from the world around them for fear of ...
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1answer
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Historically what percentage of the Catholic Church's liturgical function was done in Latin?

I have been doing some research and reading about the history of what a church gathering looked like, prior to the Reformation. One thing I have not been able to find detailed information regarding ...
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35 views

What term is used to mean a prophetic message has a present and future application?

I am looking for the term that describes prophecy as both present and future in meaning.
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Where did the teachings of Original Sin come from? [duplicate]

From my understanding, Original Sin is NOT a belief held by the Jewish tradition - which Jesus practiced. Where did Original Sin originate?
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According to the Catholic Church, does Jesus condemn those who don't believe?

From the Nicene Creed: I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ ... He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead After reading this today, which appears somewhat to contrast ...
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35 views

Is there a recognised soteriology that combines selective election for some and general election for everyone else?

Are there any Christian groups or denominations that hold a belief in selective election to salvation, in that some individuals are specifically and irresistibly called (Noah, Moses, 12 desciples, ...
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Basis for belief that Christians will skip judgement [closed]

What is the Biblical basis for the belief that Christians will skip any kind of Judgment? I've heard this explained various ways, for example, that God will look at us and see only Christ's ...
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Can Uniate (Eastern) catholic priest serve Latin mass?

It is known that eastern priests can be married. On the other hand Western rite claims priest to be unmarried. So consider Uniate eastern catholic priest who is married. Can he, if he wants, serve ...
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1answer
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According to Catholics, what is the law placed within the Israelite in the New Covenant?

In Jer. 31:31-34, it is written, 31 “Behold, the days are coming,” said Yahveh, “that I shall cut a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, 32 not like the covenant that I ...
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Christianity and Usury from a Historical perspective

It is safe to say that the Old Testament prohibits usury? Jesus followed the Law and as a rabbi he would have also prohibited it. It seems that the Church banned usury until roughly the 18th Century. ...
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Resurrection in Matthew 27:52-54. If not the resurrection of first fruits, then why? [duplicate]

My question originates from Matthew 27:51 and the few verses following. Summed up it basically reads ; "Jesus gave up The Spirit and His life upon the cross, at that moment the temple curtain was torn ...
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Has the Catholic Church responded to the argument that sex between a married couple can strengthen their emotional bond?

This is a question I asked based on problems I struggle with as someone raised Catholic as part of a generation taught more about science than any generation before me. I can't simply ignore science. ...
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1answer
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Can a cloned human being go to Heaven? [closed]

Keep in mind that it is the year 2016. If a cloned human being, a person chemically brought into this world, that relies upon the Name of Jesus Christ for life's struggles go to Heaven?
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Has the Catholic Church made a list of events in the life of Jesus which took place in fulfillment of prophecies of the Old Testament?

There appears to be a number of events in the life of Jesus which took place in order to fulfill one prophecy or other of the Old Testament, but are not specifically quoted as such by the evangelists. ...
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1answer
79 views

When was the first time God promised eternal life in the Bible? [duplicate]

One of the central tenets of the Bible is that you can enter heaven if you follow the way of the Lord, living harmoniously with him. At some point of time (If not from the very beginning of the ...
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JUDGMENT IN HEAVEN [duplicate]

we know that one must accept Christ before and remain righteous before he can make heaven. what about those who died without hearing about Christ and those who died before the coming of Christ are ...
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Is the Old Testament and levitical law valid? [duplicate]

While discussing Leviticus 18 with a classmate in my hermeneutics class, it was brought to my attention that we, as Christians, have no obligation to follow the "letter of the Old Testament law." Once ...
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Why do Popes have seven candlesticks on the altar at Mass?

Why is it that Popes have seven candlesticks on the altar when they pontificate a Solemn Mass? This is something that I have noticed at several Papal Masses. Sometimes the candlestick is set next to ...
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How does the Catholic Church justify discouraging romantic freedoms of homosexuals?

I was raised a Catholic, and I have been very disappointed with Christian views toward homosexuality. Wikipedia summarizes: Homosexuality is treated in Roman Catholic Church teaching under two ...
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2answers
32 views

God's Omnipotent Presence [closed]

I was wondering as to why certain verses such as Job 1:12 and Job 2:7 mention the presence of the Lord, when God is already everywhere at every time. How can God have a presence if he is already ...
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How does Reformed Theology consider passages that may imply that God is the “subject of sufferings”?

In A Dissertation Concerning the End for which God Created the World, John Edwards makes the following statement, Because it is evident, by both Scripture and reason, that God is infinitely, ...
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According to Catholicism, does the depositum fidei include the proper interpretation of scriptures about Jesus?

While walking on a road from Jerusalem to Emmaus, two disciples encountered a man whom they later recognized to be the risen Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord Jesus Christ then, "beginning at Moses and all ...
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2answers
110 views

According to Catholicism, what is the purpose of praying for the dead?

What is the purpose of praying for the dead according to Catholicism?
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How do those who support the perpetual virginity of Mary doctrine harmonize the Protevangelium of James with the Gospel of Matthew?

I have a question concerning those who support the perpetual virginity doctrine. The Protoevangelium of James is the earliest source used to demonstrate how Joseph had children from a previous ...
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1answer
46 views

Did Jesus as told in the New Testament really exist? [duplicate]

Why do historians say that there is no evidence that a historical Jesus existed? Furthermore they deduce that Jesus is a conglomeration of several mythical and/or pagan characters. Here is a typical ...
4
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1answer
74 views

How do the church fathers reconcile the accounts of Jesus calling Peter and Andrew to be apostles?

How do the church fathers reconcile the accounts of Jesus calling Peter and Andrew to be apostles? With scriptures listed below it appears that though John, Andrew, and Peter were the first to ...
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According to church fathers, was Cleopas the Brother of Joseph?

In Catholic and Orthodox tradition, it is asserted that Alphaeus or Clopas is the brother of Joseph, the husband of Mary. What exactly is the justification behind this relationship? Are there any ...
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What was the normal way to cross the Jordan River during first century in Israel?

Question: What was the normal way to cross the Jordan River during first century in Israel? Reading John 1:28 it says that John was baptizing on the East side of the Jordan River and I've wondered ...
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1answer
53 views

Do laws and policies restrict religious freedom in Saudi Arabia? [closed]

Accurate religious demographics are difficult to obtain in Saudi Arabia but while all citizens are considered Muslims by the state, there are believed to be at least 1.5 million Christians living in ...
3
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1answer
529 views

Why is God said to have married a couple?

As I understand it, the Catholic Catechism states that divorce is an impossibility because "What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder." (Mark 10:9). Is this understanding ...
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10 views

understanding God [duplicate]

Based on the way the Bible story of Adam and Eve, why would God have placed Adam and Eve in a garden with temptation in front of them, in the form of a tree with desirable fruit, and not given them ...
2
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1answer
46 views

According to the Catholic Church, did Jesus fulfil the prophesy of Isaiah by being buried in a tomb hewn in rock?

As per the Gospels of Matthew (27:60), Mark (15:46 ) and Luke (23:53) , the Body of Jesus, after his crucifixion was laid in a tomb 'hewn in the rock'. That all the evangelists except John mention the ...
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1answer
58 views

If we all come from Adam and Eve where did the 4 races come from [closed]

Where did the 4 races of man come from Adam and Eve or through Noah Not forgetting neadthal man why is man trying to leave this earth To find another world to live and have we done this before So ...
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109 views

How are the broken bones in the Shroud of Turin seen to be consistent with the bones of Jesus not being broken?

Many Christians believe that the Shroud of Turin is authentic. Recent research demonstrates how two nails pierced the right foot of Jesus, and the first nail actually went through his heel bone. ...
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20 views

The Husband of Rahab in Jewish and Christian traditions [migrated]

Stack Exchange and I have a small question: In the Talmud, Megillah 14b, it mentions towards the end that Joshua married Rachav and that Joshua never had sons, but only daughters: דאיגיירא ונסבה ...

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