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Is the Number of The Beast 666 OR 616? [closed]

The actual Number of The Beast is only mentioned in Revelation 13:18; In the Greek manuscripts, the number is rendered as χξϛ or "six hundred and sixty-six". In 2005 Oxford University's Ashmolean ...
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Word order in John 1:1 [migrated]

John 1:1 reads: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1, ESV) The greek reads as follows (as best I can tell; not sure if this is NA or ...
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How do Christians distinguish the incarnate Word and the written Word of God? [closed]

How do Christians distinguish the incarnation of the Logos (flesh and blood) in the person of Jesus Christ with the inscripturation of the Logos (paper and ink) in the written Scripture? Because both ...
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What is the beginning in John 1:1?

This question is inspired from a Youtube video, What Beginning? In the Johanine prologue we find St. John the Apostle begins his Gospel with a phrase, "In the beginning." What is that beginning refer ...
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How is Acts 7:48 reconciled with omnipresence doctrines?

Some verses seem to indicate that God is indeed not omnipresent such as Acts 7:48, "The Most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands". How is this specific verse reconciled with the doctrine that ...
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How do non-Reformed Theologians interpret Romans 9:11-23?

Romans 9:11-23 is often used by Reformed Theologians to support the idea that God created part of the human race for salvation and the other part for damnation. How do those who are not Reformed ...
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What are the main differences between the Baptist and Pentecostal traditions?

What do these two movements disagree on? Also what are the differences in the way each group seeks to study and understand the Bible?
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Is it too late for someone who has 666 and the pentagram tatooed on them? [closed]

Someone at my work has 666 and The pentagram tatooed on their forearm. I only saw this the other day. He said he was in a dark place years ago in his mind. I'm not for sure where he is now in his ...
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When does temptation become a sin? [closed]

Jesus said even looking at another mans wife lustfully IS in fact adultery. (Matt 5:28). This seems to imply the that lustful temptation is sin, even when it is not acted upon. I've read several ...
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What misconceptions about the LDS church are a product of Mark Hofmann's forgeries?

I've heard a lot of strange stories about LDS church history. What I didn't know is that many of them were created by a man who is considered by forensic experts to be the best forger yet caught. ...
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“The Son of Man”, Jesus' favorite designation of himself, in view of Numbers 23:19-20?

(This question has been closed though OP rephrased it.I will risk asking it rephrased again): Given this quote from Numbers 23:18–20 Then he took up his discourse and said, "Arise, O Balak, ...
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How Christians explain that Isaiah 7:14 refers to a virgin? [closed]

Fewer texts in the OT have been more important to the Christian church than Isaiah 7:14. To give a context let us go through a few ancient translations of Isaiah 7:14 in the Versions of the Old ...
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Is there a connection between late post exilic Judaism with Christianity?

There has been a rapid grow of interest among biblical scholars in the last decades to study the interrelation between early Christianity and late post exilic Judaism: Midrash and Targum in Jewish ...
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2 John 1:7 - Jesus Coming in the Flesh? [migrated]

2 John 1:7 I say this because many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist. ...
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Is the Doctrine of Resurrection of the Dead expressed in Pentateuch? [closed]

What passages in the Pentateuch are commonly believed by Christians to teach the resurrection of the dead? Background for this question: After the Jewish people returned from Babylon most of them ...
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Are there any archaeological evidences suggesting the existence of the Book of Mormon?

The Old Testament has many archaeological findings which confirm its existence many years ago. A good example would be the discovery of Dead Sea Scrolls with some of the scrolls estimated to be ...
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How is the Book of Mormon different from the Bible? [closed]

What are the differences between the Book of Mormon and the Bible? How are they similar? What do they have in common? Please provide an overview of the major differences. I prefer a Mormon ...
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If we are the bride, who are the invited?

Assuming that the Bride in the book of Revelation is talking about the church, then who are the invited in this verse? Then the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to ...
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Are babies made from dust (according to Baptists)?

Someone said to me "From dust we came, and to dust we shall return". I just want a clarification regarding this. I know that Adam was made from dust, and that at that time he was perfect and had no ...
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Is it bad for me ( Christian) to wear a necklace that has a cross and the body of Jesus Christ on it [closed]

My mom said it's not good but my friends said it doesn't matter since it's a cross
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Which, if any, Protestant bodies affirm punishment in the afterlife for the unrighteous prior to the general resurrection and the Day of the Lord?

In the old testament, when people died they were said to descend to Sheol. It wasn't particularly spiritualized as much as it was just an understanding that dead people go to the grave and the grave ...
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Why would the baptismal state of a spouse be relevant to whether someone can be confirmed in the Catholic Church?

I am currently going through the RCIA process and am 4 weeks away from being confirmed. I was just told by the priest that because my husband and I were married previously (neither in a Catholic ...
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The original Greek meaning for 'house' in Acts 2:2 [migrated]

the Holy Spirit filled the whole house where they were sitting What was the original Greek word for 'house'? Could it be referring to the House of the Lord rather than a home dwelling? It seems ...
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Why do people call Mary Magdalene the “Black Madonna”?

Today I heard something most peculiar, and was wondering if there is a Biblical basis and/or if there were other denominations that teach this... An older gentleman whom I know very well, and almost ...
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Samaritans, the Jubilee and Jesus

In the Wikipedia page about Jubilee, an anonymous writer added the following text: "Jesus declared a Yovel by referencing Isaiah in 27 A.D., i.e. the 1666 year of entry into Canaan and the 34th 49 ...
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Why is our righteousness as filthy rags? [closed]

I want to know why man's righteousness is as filthy rags, especially as it relates to the idea of works righteousness, or earning one's own salvation. Is it because humans are incapable of offering up ...
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What is the biblical basis for classifying the Eucharist as an offering or sacrifice?

It is commonly believed in Catholicism that the Eucharist/Lord's Supper/Communion is a "sacrifice" or "offering." For example, one website states, The Eucharist is a true sacrifice, not just a ...
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Parable of The Two Sons [Matthew 21:28-31] [closed]

It is a very powerful parable indeed but I am very curious about the first and the second son, their chronology. In many places in the bible, e.g. Romans 2:9-10 I perceive the Jews denoted as the ...
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So, a Christian just needs to confess to a priest and then they can clean all his sin(s) and he has nothing to worry about? [closed]

I am not Christian, but I don't understand "how repenting the sin in Christianity works?". Ok, let say, a person A deceived person B in a business transaction to gain 1 million dollar profit (Maybe A ...
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Does God know me personally?

Are there any quotations from the Bible from which the reader can conclude that God knows (in any sense) him/her personally (in any sense) ?
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Are we saved by Grace Alone or Faith Alone?

Two of the Five Solas are: Sola Gratia: Salvation by Grace Alone Sola Fide: Justification by Faith Alone If salvation is by "grace alone", how can "faith alone" be added as well? Only one of these ...
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Why does 1 John say Christians are unable to sin?

The verse in question, 1 John 3:4 (HCSB) Everyone who commits sin also breaks the law; sin is the breaking of law. You know that He was revealed so that He might take away sins, and there is no ...
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What is the difference between these versions of the KJV?

I found those versions of the King James Version: King James Version (1769) including Apocrypha King James Version: Pure Cambridge Edition American King James Version Is there any difference ...
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SOME CLAIM TO SEE JESUS IN PERSON - HOW CAN THAT BE? [closed]

strong text Did Jesus appear to anyone after His Ascension?
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Origin of “This is the Word of the Lord” “Thanks be to God”

In the past I attended a church where at the end of the Scripture reading, the reader would say: This is the Word of the Lord And the congregation would respond: Thanks be to God Does ...
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Has the Orthodox Church ever made an official statement about Waldorf schools?

Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Waldorf education and biodynamic farming, is also the founder of Anthroposophy, a philosophy definitely in conflict with Christianity. Years ago I read an article about ...
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What was at issue in the Clark-Van Til controversy?

In the 1940s, Cornelius Van Til and other professors at Westminster Theological Seminary first tried to block Gordon Clark's entry into the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, then later had him ...
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Is there a future for ecumenism? What is the main obstacle for Christian unity? [closed]

Since the founding of World Council of Churches and the closing of Second Vatican Council to this day we've seen openness from church leaders to re-examine what divides us and what we believe in ...
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How old will we be in heaven?

William Lane Craig has argued that after the end of this world our bodies will literally be resurrected in a physical sense. We will then be united with our physical bodies. My question then is ...
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What is the name of this theological problem?

I have formulated I theological problem, and I would like to research different answers people have for it. This process would be a lot easier if I had a solid starting point. I am wondering if there ...
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Biblical basis for “We are the living law”?

I found myself at a bewilderment when, yesterday during our Prayer/Bible study group, a member of the group started teaching us the concept of "We are the living law". His reasoning/support behind ...
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Pronunciation of Bible Names [migrated]

In reading particularly the Old Testament, I think I note a pattern formed by many names such as: Israel, Abraham, Jerusalem, Solomon, Babylon, Zerubbabel, Lebanon, Capernaum, Zebulun, Galilee, ...
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Forgiveness from Christ [closed]

Is there anything that you can do that even if you have asked Jesus for forgivess, He would still reject you for? Does the Cross cover all things you have asked forgiveness for?
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Does 1 Samuel 15 disprove the “Ancient Near East Warfare Rhetoric” theory? [migrated]

In the book "Is God a Moral Monster" (this website too has some of its theories), the author talked about the exaggeration used in ancient Near Eastern writings as a way to explain why Joshua didn't ...
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What will be the indication that God accepted Jesus' sacrifice on our behalf [closed]

In the OT when the high priest exited the holy of holies alive it was an indication that the blood sacrifice on behalf of the sinner had been accepted by God. What is the indication that God accepted ...
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What kind of ecclesiastical structure did Ignatius of Antioch discuss in his epistles?

There are approximately seven "genuine" epistles attributed to Ignatius of Antioch. I'm curious to know what kind of ecclesiastical structure he mentions in his epistles. If he discussed it, in what ...
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Has the Catholic Church outlined specific Biblical passages which should not be taken literally?

I feel humiliated when I ask people to explain Adam and Eve, Noah's Ark, and the temptations of Christ in the desert and people say something like "I'm bored by questions about Adam and Eve and Noah's ...
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What is this sites definition of “Christian” [migrated]

I am confused as to why people who don't believe in "Christ" are answering questions of Christianity? If I asked 2+2 you would give me 4 and your right. But it doesn't make you a mathematician.
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What power do spirits have that resurrected beings do not?

According to Mormon doctrine, Resurrected beings have physical bodies that can only be in one place at one time, which is why the Holy Ghost remains a spirit, so that he can dwell in the hearts of ...
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When should we not receive holy communion?

As we are all sinners, saved by grace, how do we decide if we should take communion? As a born again believer we still have times in our lives when we carry a particular sin in our heart or mind or ...

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