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What is a “child of God” from a scholarly perspective? [closed]

What is a "child of God" from a scholarly perspective? According to Dr. Donald Fairbairn's book Grace and Christology in the Early Church, it describes "To be a child of God is to remain a finite, ...
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What is the Septuagint? [closed]

As the title asks, what is the Septuagint? I've heard it referred to in a number of questions on this site and other sources across the internet, but I what is the Septuagint and what is it's ...
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What is the scriptural basis for believing that God wants us to know an action is morally, objectively right or wrong?

As a Catholic I believe that God wants us to know with certainty if any given action is morally, objectively right or wrong and that He reveals this to us in various ways. I would like to know what ...
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Do the Seven Jewish Feasts foreshadow Christ’s first and second advent?

Jewish Feasts Passover Unleavened Bread First Fruits Harvest (Pentecost) Trumpets Day of Atonement Tabernacles It has been brought to my attention that there are seven Jewish Feasts where the ...
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Why the change of heart for Peter in John 18? [closed]

In John 18:10 Peter demonstrates courage during Jesus's arrest when Peter uses his sword to defend Jesus. A few verses later during Jesus's trial Peter denies Jesus. It seems that Peter would risk ...
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What is a historicist’s view of the seven seals in Revelation?

Historicism is a method of interpretation in Christian eschatology that associates biblical prophecies with actual historical events (which may also be symbolic of repeated occurrences). This means ...
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Why is the Gospel of Mark said to present Jesus as “the Servant”?

It is often asserted that the Gospel of Mark distinctively presents Jesus as the Servant, even the Suffering Servant of Isaiah 53. What is it about the particular content of the gospel of Mark that ...
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Do Catholics consider Job to be historical?

The Book of Job is taken by some Protestants to be an historical document, whereas others hold that its position in the Ketuvim (the Writings) never assumed that it was anything other than what we ...
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What is the basis for the argument that Jesus DID have the ability to give in to temptation?

I understand that some people believe that Jesus actually had the capacity to sin, that is, to give in to the temptations that He suffered. This seems to suggest that God has the power tos in. In a ...
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God's divine decree in Scripture

I have listened to Calvinists state that all that happens in time is a result of God's divine decree. Where in Scripture do we find evidence for the existence of such a decree, or where in Scripture ...
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What was the definition of the spiritual gift of the word of Knowledge in early pentecostalism?

I will ask a series of questions concerning individual spiritual gifts (pneumatika/charismata), or manifestations of the Spirit in 1 Cor 12. The first questions are about the gift of the word (logos) ...
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Did John 14:6 apply before the birth of Christ? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Who saved people before ~33AD? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6). Did this apply before ...
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Masses timetable [closed]

I'm sorry if this is not the right place where asking this question. I'm trying to set up a database of cult (or masses) timetables all over the world, starting from Italy, and I would need some ...
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What does it means INRI in Jesus Cross? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does INRI stand for? In Jesus Cross there is symbol like INRI, What does it exactly means and why they are keeping this still in cross any conditions or story ...
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How do non-reformed theologists argue against “God alone matters”? [closed]

Edit For anyone that might stumble across this by accident: This is not a position that reformed theologists hold. (I.e. my assumption is incorrect.) Original Question If I understand reformed ...
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Did Martin Luther publish any doctrinal material of managing one's own physical death?

As Christianity often comes hand-in-hand with the subject of death we often associate an RIP tombstone with a priest, pastor, or some religious representative at a burial site. However as we usually ...
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What is the New Testament “process” for doing a church plant?

Given that new churches are to be started (eg the ministry of the Apostle Paul in partial fulfillment of the Great Commission), what is the New Testament model or process for how this should be done? ...
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Stephen, The First Saint?

I was told that St. Stephen was the first saint but read that Ulrich of Augsburg was the first to be officially canonized. Chronologically, however, shouldn't Joseph or John the Baptist be the first ...
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Difference between dedicating a person vs a house in leviticus 27? [migrated]

It seems straightforward that if a house is dedicated then it can only be brought back by paying the set value plus 20%, but I'm a bit confused about what the passage is saying about dedicating ...
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Does the Bible say Purgatory exists? [on hold]

I am struggling to know whether Protestant or Catholic Christians are right and I keep being told by so-called "Catholics" that the Bible teaches Purgatory, (e.g. for David). What do you think? ...
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Did Jehoahaz and Jehoash's reign overlap? [migrated]

2 Kings 13:1 says that Jehoahaz began to reign in the 23rd year of Joash king of Judah and that he (Jehoahaz) reigned for 17 years. This means that Jehoahaz's reign ended in the 40th year of Joash's ...
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Which Catholic encyclicals discuss the Catholic teaching on the results of Jesus' sacrifice?

Which Catholic papal encyclicals discuss questions like - 1) Why did Jesus have to die? 2) What are the effects of the sacrifice of Jesus? 3) How does God look at the world before and after the ...
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Was Jesus present at the beginning of time.? Or when did the Trinity come into being?

Was Jesus present at the beginning of time? Is there any indication in the Bible about when the Trinity came into being? Or, put another way, whether Jesus existed at the beginning? Did the trinity ...
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Why is the Vatican against “The son of God” movie?

I didn't watched that movie, I watched a Catholic Maronite priest saying that the Vatican issued a warning about the movie saying that it's not about the true message of Christianity. The priest ...
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Are the powers and authorities in Ephesians brought under Christ's rule - the same as every nation bowing in Revelation?

In the book of Ephesians we see: far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. Eph 1:21 His ...
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Do any Christian traditions think that evil desires are not sin?

There are several related questions already about this topic on C.SE, such as "What does it mean that Jesus was tempted in every way like us (yet without sin)?" and "What is temptation?". My question ...
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Is Jesus talking about supererogatory merit in Matt 5:38-48? i.e. earning a reward rather than sin

I know the word "merit" will send up red flags for Protestants, but what I mean has nothing to do with justification. By supererogatory merit I mean doing something not required, and doing it for the ...
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What list is the Bible talking about for widows over 60? [migrated]

Is is a pension or retirement list? money? security? 1 Timothy 5:8-10 NET No widow should be put on the list unless she is at least sixty years old, was the wife of one husband
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Millennium Saints [closed]

During the physical 1000 year reign of Messiah when a person accepts the L-rd before a hundred years of age he is saved spiritually and physically. He will no longer experience death. My question to ...
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Imposition of Ashes - where is it (and where it isn't) commonly practiced?

Since I have learnt of this practice, I thought that placing ashes on Ash Wednesday is practiced worldwide, at least within Roman Catholic Church. But now I have been on a Mass (from first Lent ...
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Real vs fake pastors [duplicate]

I recently moved from home after college, starting my own life and all, and am currently looking for a church I can join and become part of. In my country, we have had many cases of 'fake' pastors ...
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II Corinthians tells us we must all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. But by what will we be judged? [closed]

II Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. ...
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What is the biblical basis for Eternal salvation? [duplicate]

When a person has been saved, baptized and practiced their faith for many years and then a circumstance occurs that seems to steer them away from their practices and beliefs, there arises a question ...
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How does one make the doctrine of heaven and hell consistent? [closed]

Most forms of Protestant Christianity seem to say that there are only two outcomes after death: heaven or hell. The idea is that all people are born under "original sin" and are not good enough to ...
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Is Jesus still human in Heaven? Does He still need to sleep? [closed]

As a follow up to the previous question - Does God sleep?, I felt the need to ask the second part of the question separately. When Jesus was on earth, He was fully human and He could feel pain, He ...
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Why do the numbers in Chronicles not match those in other places? [closed]

I was browsing the web and found a list of contradictions in the bible. I found that quite a lot (at least in this list) were numbers which did not correspond. A lot of them compare a number from ...
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What was God's purpose for creating man? [closed]

Genesis 1:26 states that God created man in "...our image, after our likeness...." What was God's purpose for creating man in His image and what characteristics did God give man?
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Do Catholic bishops have greater power within their congregation than Anglican bishop's over theirs?

I hear that Catholic bishops being considered 'infallible' is untrue and their words can be contested if they are not speaking truths directly from the Bible/other relevent documents. However, even if ...
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What was the punishment for escaped slaves in the Old Testament? [closed]

It seems like at some point in the Torah there must have been some regulation regarding the treatment of escaped slaves. Unfortunately, I don't know where, exactly, to look for that regulation. Is ...
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Is the light that is created on the first day the sun? [duplicate]

I am in the process of doing a thorough read and examination of the bible in chronological order for the new year and was pondering if the light God created in Gen. 1:3 was the same light given by the ...
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Since Mormonism allows for humans to become gods in the afterlife, does this mean it is polytheistic? [duplicate]

It is stated that Mormons believe in an afterlife scenario that includes the ability to become a god of their own planet (only men though). Does this mean Mormonism is polytheistic? Would this be ...
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What does the phrase ve'lo shala mean? [closed]

Does anyone know what the above Hebrew phrase mean? I have asked everyone I know that might know some Hebrew, but to no avail? It may also be "velo shala".
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Did Jesus mean a truly spiritual man should feel this rewarded NOW, or in the world to come?

"Mark 10:28-31: Then Peter began to say to Him, "See, we have left all and followed You." So Jesus answered and said, "Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or ...
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What is the context of the Word in Mark and Luke as regards the buying and preparing of the spices? [closed]

I have a question about the context of the scriptures as relates to the buying and preparing of the burial spices for messiah. Now the question does not involve other scripture but only the buying in ...
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How can we trust in church [closed]

How can we trust Bible if it is written by humans and keeping in mind that there were thousands of scriptures but only some were put in the Bible, so maybe something important is actually missing? How ...
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Why did God create us as we are [closed]

Do children and infants go straight to heaven? If so than abortion and child murder is a good thing because it guarantees access to heaven, because it will only get harder as you experience further ...
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Was the account of eating forbidden fruit a metaphor?

What is the established church's (Church of England's) view on the theology of the eating of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil as being a metaphor for the act of questioning God's ...
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In Matthew chapter 26 verse 64 was Jesus saying that He would one day be their judge?

A friend and I have been talking about; Matthew 26:64 KJV Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of ...
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Will there be sex in Heaven (the new Earth)? [duplicate]

I have heard many people ask and now I have been considering the question myself. Will there be sex on the new Earth? What is the reasoning for either position?
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Where the soul will go after death? is there life after death? [closed]

Few people believe that the soul after death will come back to life on earth in different body or form. Some say it will go directly to the heaven and some believe in the immortality of the soul. I ...

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