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Did Jesus die for nothing? [closed]

If Jesus suffered and died for my sins, and I was never to have sinned, does that mean that Jesus died for nothing?
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What happens if someone who is not elect tries to seek God?

From the perspective of Reformed Theology, in relation to Unconditional Election: What happens if someone who is not elect, tries to seek God? Does God reject them? Or this an impossibility - does ...
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When and how did the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament start in the Catholic Church?

In some Christian Churches, there is according to Wikipedia, a devotional ceremony known as Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. The question is when and how did this ceremony arise within the ...
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According to Catholicism, what are angels and what are they for?

I am a Roman Catholic and believe in angels, so I would like to know more about angels and their characteristics. It would be very useful if answers are related with biblical comparisons. What is ...
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What is meant by hot drinks in section 89 of the doctrine and covenant?

I know that the LDS are against the taking of any kind of recreational drug including widely legal drugs like tobacco. However, when reading section 89 of the doctrine and covenant there appears to be ...
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Can a person 'Graduate' from the bible? [closed]

Wondering what the ramifications are for understanding who you are in Christ. What does that mean for day to day life when atuned to the indwelling Spirit. Galatians 4. What I am saying is that ...
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Are there any Christian Churches or communities that teach gay-marriage is a right? On what biblical basis?

Are there any Christian Churches or communities that teach gay-marriage is a right? On what biblical basis do they base their teaching? A couple of examples will do for an answer.
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Are there any biblical bases common to the Christian Churches who bless same-sex unions in their Christian churches?

Are there any biblical bases common to the Christian Churches who bless same-sex unions in their Christian churches? What are they?
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Does the Lutheran Church of Sweden have a Biblical basis for performing full same-sex marriage? [duplicate]

From Wikipedia, it is my understanding that the Lutheran Church of Sweden has performed full same-sex marriages since November 2009. Does the Lutheran Church of Sweden have a Biblical basis for ...
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Why is it called Christianity [closed]

Jesus Christ was a JEW: lived a JEW and died a JEW. Why is there a Religion called up in his name? IS NOT christianity A MAN MADE RELIGION? WHERE in the Bible - does Christ, or any of the followers ...
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What is the biblical basis that people who are attracted to the same sex were not created by God that way?

cf. Does God create some people Heterosexual and others Homosexual? [closed] It is quite common for people who identify themselves as homosexual to say that God created them this way. Some way ...
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From Scripture, what is the biblical basis that gay marriage is NOT a right from God? [closed]

From Scripture, what is the biblical basis that gay marriage is NOT a right from God?
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From Catholic Church Teaching, how is gay marriage NOT a right from God?

From Catholic Church Teaching, how is gay marriage NOT a right from God?
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Why create people who are not called? [closed]

This is all coming from reformed theology. I read that they believe that God has chosen a select group of people who will end up going to heaven. It said that the ones that DO go to heaven, only do ...
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Authoratative apologetics textbook [closed]

I am looking to adopt a text for a philosophy course in which we shall, among other things, discuss the existence of a god. I have a few good sources in mind from atheist thinkers, but am still ...
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Does God Laugh? [duplicate]

I am really interested in whether God ever laughs? Lots of people say that he doesn't or that he is all doom and gloom. BUt I am sure that the God of the Bible laughs. What do other people think?
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How can anointing the sick confer forgiveness of sins in Catholicism?

In Catholicism, there are 7 sacraments. One of these is anointing of the sick or extreme unction. It is meant to provide comfort to the sick, peace and courage. In the event that the individual cannot ...
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From Scripture, what is the biblical basis gay marriage is a right from God? [closed]

In the Declaration of Independence, the following was framed We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain ...
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Does the Catholic Church have a position on slavery reparations?

Does the Catholic Church have an official position on slavery reparations? For those interested, I asked the same question on Mi Yodeya, which is the site for Judaism.
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What do Evangelical Christians consider “the traditions” to be in 1 Thessalonians 2:15?

Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. What are these "traditions" to Evangelicals?
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Jewish Bible differences [closed]

Why does 1 Kings 4:22 in the KJV equate to 1 Kings 5:2 in the Jewish rendering of 1 Kings? What basis does the KJV use versus the Jewish Translation Society?
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How do Quakers know when to start and stop their church meetings?

Worship meetings of the Religious Society of Friends (or "Quakers") are spent in silence unless people are moved by the Holy Spirit to act. This seems clear enough, however, I do not understand how a ...
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“Felix culpa” - is it correct?

The Easter hymn Exultet speaks about felix culpa ("happy fault"): O felix culpa, quæ talem ac tantum méruit habére Redemptórem! O happy fault that earned for us so great, so glorious a ...
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jehovah witness stance on John 1:1 [duplicate]

Does the Greek allow for there to be an "a" in John 1:1, as most Jehovah Witnesses proclaim? The use of the "a" changes Jesus from being GOD (the one God) to being a God (possibly one among many).
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Is Tim Keller's view of idolatry Biblical? [duplicate]

I just finished reading Tim Keller's Every Good Endeavor. In it, he says that in Ezekiel, there is a part where it talks about idols within the heart, "which involves making good things into ultimate ...
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By what ordinary methods has God preserved infallibility in the Catholic Church?

The Catholic Church teaches that in order for the saving truths of the faith to be preserved, explained, or observed, Christ endowed his Church with the charism of infallibility.1 It is not uncommon ...
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According to Scripture, does anyone born in the world have a God-given right to be baptized?

cf. This question: According to the Catholic Church, does any child have the “right” to be baptized? According to Scripture, and since scripture is inspired by God, does anyone born in this world ...
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Do Protestants believe Jesus and Satan are brothers?

Many, many times, I've seen or heard "Mormons believe Jesus and Satan are brothers". Technically, it's true. Mormons believe Jesus and Satan are sons of God, and by dictionary definition, people can ...
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According to the Catholic Church, does any child have the “right” to be baptized?

The Church, echoing the affirmation of the LORD himself, teaches that Baptism is necessary for salvation.1 Furthermore, parents are obliged to take care that infants are baptized in the first few ...
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What is the meaning of Isaiah 1:17?

Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless. Plead the case of the widow. (NIV) What does those three things mean? An how do you do such things? I would surely appreciate an ...
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Referred to as 'slaves'? [closed]

So I'm a little confused. While going through my daily reading, I came across this verse in 1 Peter 2:16: Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God's ...
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According to Scripture, is sacrifice a requirement for salvation?

Regarding salvation, I was always under the impression a sacrifice had to be made (and as Christians we know Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice for all sins), but looking through the Bible I see ...
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Drawing of a Christian helping his own assailant

A few years back I saw a drawing of a Christian priest helping his own assailant to get up. It was on a wiki page that I cannot remember. I am hoping that some one here knows the page, and maybe even ...
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Did only Jesus human body remain in the grave for the three days?

Jesus told the thief at Calvary : Luke 23:43 And Jesus said to him, "Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise." And yet he was not resurrected until after the Sabbath. So ...
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Does Jeremiah 8:8 imply that the scriptures were corrupted?

Most Christians think the Bible has been accurately preserved over the ages, and that the textual differences that exist are largely insignificant. But I came across this verse which makes me ...
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What does the phrase “in you” mean in a Christian context?

John 15:4 has the phrase "Live in me, and I will live in you." What does it mean to live in someone or to live in God? I think I've heard the phrase "in you" in Christian settings using verbs other ...
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Is God's glory presented as something that increases over time?

John 13:31-32 reads as follows: 31 When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him. 32 If God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in ...
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Is love in a human being immanent or is to say that heresy?

In a paper I am writing I am trying to find a good word to describe that love (and compassion?) are inherent in every human being, and preferably that it comes from The Divine. According to Catholic ...
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What is the reason for the differences in translations of Matthew 6:12? [migrated]

I have seen several different translations of Matthew 6:12 and even seen them used liturgically. Here is it in the Greek: καὶ ἄφες ἡμῖν τὰ ὀφειλήματα ἡμῶν, ὡς καὶ ἡμεῖς ἀφήκαμεν τοῖς ...
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Why does the LDS Church put an emphasis on prepping?

It's been many years since I attended LDS Churches, but I seem to recall quite a bit of discussion about emergency preparedness, which goes by the term "prepping" today. I've never seen this in other ...
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According to Catholic teaching, where does the disorder stem from?

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered." They are ...
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Why did John the Baptist lose his faith in Christ?

Clearly John was a prophet and he dedicated his life to God. God revealed to him that Jesus was the Messiah. In Matthew 3:13-17 he baptized Jesus, and proclaimed that he is The One in John 1:29 ...
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According to Calvinism, why does God give mercy to some and not to others?

So according to Calvinism as I understand it... ...God has chosen from eternity to extend mercy to those he has chosen and to withhold mercy from those not chosen. Those chosen receive salvation ...
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In Judges 15:8; Hip and thigh? [migrated]

In Judges, why and how does Samson attack them (the philistines) hip and thigh with a great slaughter. What in the world does that even mean?
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Why does the Lord's Prayer instruct us to ask God to forgive us “as we forgive others”?

When the disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray, He gave them this model commonly known as the Lord's Prayer. Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. ...
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Refuting false claim about The Catholic Church in the Medieval Ages [closed]

I have a professor who keeps mentioning a false claim regarding the Catholic Church during the Medieval Times that I know is historically untrue but I do not know how to give a concise ...
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What is considered chaste behaviour from a Catholic perspective?

The Catholic church teaches that sexual love between a man and a woman is to be reserved to within marriage. My question is in the opinion of the Catholic church what is defined as pre-marital1 ...
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Why is Mary Magdalene the patron saint of hairdressers?

Why is Mary Magdalene the patron saint of hairdressers and when was the first time she was assigned this role? From Wikipedia: Patronage Apothecaries; Kawit, Cavite; Atrani, Italy; ...
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Whom are the 'least of these' in Matthew 25:45 refering to?

The Sheep and the Goats 31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will ...
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Why did Ananias die?

In Acts 4:32-5:11, Ananias dies when Peter asks him why he has held some of the proceeds of the sale of his property back from the communal pot. However, it is not made clear that he promised to give ...

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