2
votes
3answers
92 views

What does Romans 11:32 mean? [closed]

For God has imprisoned everyone in disobedience so he could have mercy on everyone. NLT Does this scripture mean that God made everyone disobedient just to have mercy on us?
3
votes
3answers
132 views

Who is the comforter?

Can somebody explain, who is the comforter? John 16:12-13 12I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13"But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you ...
5
votes
1answer
90 views

Is the Hail Mary a prayer?

The Hail Mary is very often called a 'prayer'. Some Catholics like to distinguish between 'praying', which is only said to God, and 'asking' which is acceptable for the deceased saints. So is the ...
1
vote
1answer
100 views

When & where did the word “Christian” originate?

The word "Christian" very rarely used in the new testament to refer to those that trust/believe on Jesus. Mostly they were simply called "believers". When/where and by who coined the word ...
3
votes
4answers
156 views

Why Don't Christians Accept the Oral Torah? [closed]

Why do Christians accept the Jewish belief that the Hebrew Bible is the Word of God, but not accept the Oral Torah which the Jewish people believe also represents the Word of God? "According to ...
1
vote
1answer
139 views

Christian denominations that believe in salvation for non-Christians [duplicate]

Are there any denominations in Christianity that believe that one can get to heaven without actually being a Christian?
1
vote
2answers
67 views

What does “saving grace” mean in Christianity?

I am not talking about "salvation" or "grace". I am talking about "saving grace". I tried looking up on Google, and the Free Dictionary explained that in Christian theology, it meant a state of being ...
4
votes
1answer
71 views

How is “binding and loosing” extrapolated to all clergy?

Matthew 16:19 And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. I recently ...
-1
votes
1answer
66 views

Is Ecclesiology more closely related to Christology or Pneumatology?

Lately I've been thinking about my own view of ecclesiology (doctrine of the Church), and have been leaning toward to seeing it as an element of Christology—specifically, I've been thinking that the ...
1
vote
5answers
106 views

Blaspheme one part of the Trinity but not the whole?

Luke 12:10 NIV And anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but to him who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven How is it possible to ...
0
votes
1answer
71 views

No matter how badly a person sins, are they always forgiven? [duplicate]

so I've had to talk to this religous leader at a mosque about christianity because my parents want for me to convert back to islam, anyways he asked me this. You believe that no matter what a person ...
-1
votes
1answer
59 views

What are the various evangelical views regarding the agricultural revolution and it's impact on primeval history in Genesis?

According to Genesis 4, both Cain and Abel were agriculturists, however, modern anthropologists and paleontologists hold that human societies had been around for thousands or millions of years prior ...
-3
votes
3answers
168 views

According to Christians who will go to hell? [closed]

According to Christians: Jesus died and rose again to save the world from all their sins. Based on this, do all people go to heaven and no one go to hell? If not who will go to hell?
-1
votes
3answers
140 views

What is the theological justification for my pastor friending gay men on Facebook? [closed]

I've been going to a church for a while now and recently noticed the pastor and four of his male staff have a ton of openly gay men on their friends list, who happen to be out of town. So I ...
-4
votes
2answers
66 views

Is Jesus coming back before we flood ourselves? [closed]

The now unstoppable melting of the Antarctic ice sheet really scares me. Experts say that it might happen in 200-900 years. Is the rapture coming before we kill ourselves?
-2
votes
1answer
74 views

The Bible and Gender [duplicate]

How, in this modern day and age, does christianity view the phenomenon of homosexuality and transgender individuals? It does seem possible, even probable, depending on how you set the assumptions and ...
4
votes
1answer
162 views

Sex and Pleasure?

Is there any biblical defensible position for arguing that sex is for pleasure? Obviously this was not so to the early church fathers, but I also think it would be naive to miss that they were coming ...
3
votes
6answers
974 views

Unexpected sexual incompatibility in marriage [closed]

The Bible teaches that sex should be limited to married couples. But these days many people in Western societies think that it is wise for a couple to sleep together before getting married so that ...
2
votes
1answer
111 views

What determines when the Flores de Mayo and the Santacruzan festival will occur each year?

As Wikipedia says: Flores de Mayo (Spanish for "Flowers of May") is a Catholic and Aglipayan festival held in the Philippines in the month of May...The Santacruzan is the pageant on the last ...
2
votes
2answers
135 views

Where does the Bible say that nature will speak the word if men don't?

I am trying to remember a verse I've heard, and almost positive I've read, before. I do not remember the exact phrasing. It was similar to: 'If no one is there to witness, even the rocks of the ...
2
votes
3answers
140 views

If God is going to fix our “nature” why didn't He do it from the beginning? [closed]

I've never been one to read a book without peeking at the end early so I sort of peeked at Revelations and this caught my eye: Look! God's dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell ...
6
votes
2answers
322 views

Do I have to admit to not being a virgin when preparing for a Catholic wedding?

I'm about to go to pre-cana. If the priest finds out I'm not a virgin then can the church deny my marriage application? Does the priest have the liberty to ask? Do I have the liberty not to answer ...
4
votes
4answers
157 views

Was Jesus a Cynic (Greek philosophy)?

Cynicism is a school of Greek philosophy. It taught that the purpose of life was to live in virtue, in agreement with nature. As reasoning creatures, people could gain happiness by rigorous ...
2
votes
1answer
52 views

Was there any christian church that kept the Passover before the 1900?

I was taught that after the Council of Nicea no christian church kept the Passover on the 14th of Nisan. Is there any truth to that? Is there a church in the middle ages that kept the Christian ...
-1
votes
2answers
304 views

Why do Christians pray to Jesus instead of to God the Father directly, and isn't it risky? [duplicate]

This question is for anyone who belongs to a denomination that supports praying to Jesus instead of praying to God the Father. I was always puzzled by why the vast majority of Christians choose to ...
2
votes
4answers
147 views

Why did people stop worshipping God after experiencing the flood?

I have just started reading Genesis and have a question about Noah's family. If Noah and his family were the only people left on earth after the flood, why did most of the world forget God and worship ...
4
votes
3answers
210 views

What common dog species were the ancient Jews familiar with?

The Bible tends to put dogs in a negative light, which may be appropriate: but I'm wondering if dogs of Bible times existed differently than our highly trained obedient breeds of our time. ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

Can blood disinfect a house from plague according to Leviticus? [duplicate]

We know blood is a good media of germs, bacteria, as well as toxin. But Leviticus, Ch. No.14, Verse No.49 to 53 - tells a way for disinfecting a house from plague of leprosy. It states ‘Take two ...
-4
votes
3answers
349 views

Why did Christians begin to celebrate other religions holidays? [closed]

Here is evidence that I would like to bring up of why Christmas isn't Christian, look up the history channels show of the origins of Christmas. It explains with accurate details that Christmas isn't ...
3
votes
1answer
114 views

What biblical/traditional elements lead Catholics to believe that saints can hear our prayers?

There have been quite a few questions on the 'orthodoxy' of praying to saints, or rather asking them to pray for us1. Also questions on why Protestants don't/should do the same. My question is ...
2
votes
2answers
96 views

A True believer and Drinking Deadly poison | What does test of Mark 16:14-18 mean?

A true believer is the one who according to Mark does the following: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they ...
9
votes
2answers
178 views

When did people start to deny Jesus as a historical person?

Somewhat related to this question: What extrabiblical sources support the existence of Jesus in history? Is there any record of when people started to give the idea that Jesus never existed? Is ...
-4
votes
3answers
87 views

Why would Jesus beg himself in the Garden of Gethsemane?

If God and Jesus are the same, having the same mind, knowledge and power, then why would Jesus beg himself in the garden of Gethsemane, to spare himself from having to be crucified? Furthermore, why ...
2
votes
2answers
129 views

Forgiveness Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit

Here is a conundrum, If we take what Jesus said in the Bible I find there is a problem with this particular sin - Could it be that the early church added it to make a point about something else and ...
6
votes
1answer
95 views

What is the Catholic teaching on technology and faith?

We were asked this question in class today and I find it fascinating: Should our actions as scientists or engineers in the creation of our story be guided by our faith? I would like to hear what the ...
1
vote
3answers
149 views

Is the Genesis creation account consistent with the Big Bang theory according to Catholic theology?

I'm doing some research and am trying to determine whether the creation story of Genesis, chapter 1 (7 days-let there be light) is consistent with the Big Bang Theory. I am finding sources that ...
6
votes
5answers
229 views

What is meant by “atheism is a religion”? [closed]

I have heard this statement used by Christians. Atheists counter that the lack of belief isn't a religion or belief system. Is there a logical justification for the charge that atheism is a religion? ...
6
votes
3answers
263 views

How does calling someone an “idiot” make one subject for gehenna?

How does calling someone an "idiot" make one subject for gehenna? I'm sure there is something of translation, meaning, or ancient culture to be considered here. Matthew 5:22 ...and whoever says, ...
5
votes
1answer
62 views

What are the differences between Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy, and Nestorianism?

In another question, @Daи excellently explained the differences between Western and Eastern Christianity. But what are the differences between the Eastern Christianity itself, particularly between ...
3
votes
3answers
80 views

What is meant by the punishment for Satan in Genesis 3?

And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

Is it necessary to get baptised in order to be saved? [duplicate]

I go to marthoma church, India. In our church we get baptized when we are kids. So I want to know whether it is important to get baptized when we are mature (with proper understanding of baptism) or ...
3
votes
5answers
191 views

Why are Protestants okay with asking living Christians to pray for them?

Protestants reject the Catholic and Orthodox practice of asking deceased saints to pray for them, and I think there are two main reasons why they reject it: it is communicating with the dead, and it ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

Can two or more agree? [closed]

Matthew 12:31 - Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy [against] the [Holy] Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. What is blasphemy? ...
0
votes
1answer
101 views

Why does an omnipotent God allow evil to flourish on his earth? [duplicate]

The most common answer here will be: evil must be allowed to have free will. This is simply not true. If we are speaking of an omnipotent God that created the entire universe and any extra dimensional ...
-5
votes
4answers
264 views

Does the Pope have the authority to baptize aliens (martians)?

Does the Pope have the moral authority to baptize martians? Pope Francis says he would baptize aliens.
-1
votes
0answers
31 views

Couldn't it be idol worship to pray to Jesus if he is not God? [duplicate]

God said that we shouldn't pray to anything other than Him. Otherwise it would be idol worship. That means Christians who pray to Jesus should not have an iota of doubt that Jesus wasn't someone else, ...
-4
votes
1answer
147 views

Couldn't it be dangerous to pray to Jesus if he may be a man?

This is a question for Protestants. God said that we shouldn't pray to anything other than Him. Otherwise it would be idol worship. That means Christians who pray to Jesus should not have an iota of ...
4
votes
2answers
114 views

Why did Moses have the sons of Levi run about with swords slaying family and friends?

Today's OT Reading for CoE Common Worship was Exodus 32:15-34. Although to the modern ear it appears indiscriminate no doubt it wasn't. Please could someone explain why the Levites as the Priestly ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

Do denominations really matter in Christianity? [duplicate]

Why are there so many Denominations in Christianity? We all believe in Jesus, so why do we have to go to different churches and follow different rules. One of my friends says that you have to go to a ...
3
votes
4answers
195 views

Humans doing miracles

Jesus says quite a few times that if you have enough faith you can do anything. Matthew 21:21 Jesus replied, "Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what ...

15 30 50 per page