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Does God sleep?

God rested in the 7th day. Did He take a nap? Does the Bible indicate that He sleeps? If you believe in the Trinity, did He God experience sleep via His son?
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Did Jesus have a normal childhood?

We are told nothing about Jesus childhood except what is recorded in the second chapter of Luke. Luke Chapter 2 KJV 21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, ...
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Has the Catholic Church or any large Christian organization ever had a policy of paying people to not have abortions?

Has the Catholic Church, or any large Christian churches or denominations, ever had a policy of paying money to people to not have abortions? For example, paying $10,000-$40,000 for a mother to ...
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What's the Protestants' view on the purpose of sacraments?

Once an orthodox priest told me that Protestants themselves don't know what they need the sacraments for. He said that since they deny the doctrine of transubstantiation and have separated themselves ...
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Why are bibles sold for profit? [on hold]

Christians are encouraged to give donations and free items to the needy. But why are Bibles sometimes sold for profit, instead of being sold at cost-price, at a subsidized price, or even for free?
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Why didn't God remove the rainbow?

I am told that the New Testament is the New Covenant. If that is so, why didn't God remove the rainbow that He made for the Jews. If the Old Covenant has gone away, how does the Church explain the ...
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Is the Thief on the Cross the exception or the norm for quick salvation?

It seems that often we find answers to "What must I do to be saved?" that haul out a long laundry list of things to be done that could take hours-- weeks if the word "daily" is part of your answer. ...
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Were Adam and Eve of the same species as the modern human? [closed]

Science dates the earth at 4.54 billion years old. Also, the modern human species at around 200,000 years old with a split at that time from neanderthals - considered very different than modern ...
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Without God is there only evil?

The Bible says in a few places that God does only good things and is full of only goodness: James 1:13 - 1 John 1:5 - 1 Corinthians 14:33. I think we can Biblically support very well that God is not ...
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What reasons do Christians have to believe there is one God? [closed]

Related to What reasons does Christianity give for "Why There Must Be A God?". In my reading on apologetics, I have come across many arguments for Theism, but next to nothing for ...
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Does Luke 13:24 give us a more vivid picture of how many people will be saved? [closed]

I mean how many times have we said 'let me see' or 'let me try'. Or how many times have we felt like - I'm trying to be a Christian. Seems like trying is not good enough according to Luke 13:24: ...
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Why is it that so many Churches have a problem with Halloween but not with the other pagan holidays? [closed]

Can anyone give me a good reason to how it is ok to celebrate the resurrection of Yehoshu'a Immanuel in Pagan Ritual. And also to celebrate his birth in Pagan Ritual, even though he was not born in ...
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The stone in front of our Lord's Tomb

Did the stone in front of the tomb roll away or as in Greek terms it was Sizmos or fly away, from the front of the tomb?
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Why do people say that God denounces the handicapped in the Bible? [closed]

I often hear people saying that God doesn't like the handicapped etc. What evidence is there in the Bible that suggests this? Of course there must be somewhere in the Bible that either directly ...
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What terms have been used by missionaries to Islamic countries to describe Islam? [closed]

I am hearing with increasing frequency that Islam is not a religion. Here's one citation, from the upcoming "Value Voters Summit" “Why would Satan use Islam? Same reason. It’s not a religion. It’s ...
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Do United Methodist Church members really eat ham during Easter?

Do United Methodist Church members really eat ham during Easter? I knew a classmate who was Methodist. She told me that she ate ham during Easter. Is this a Methodist church tradition? Are Methodists ...
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What was the charge levied on Jesus in the courts?

I read that Jesus was charged with the allegation that he claimed to be the "King of Jews" . What are the evidences of this charge and other charges, if any, on Jesus? I am only interested in the ...
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Why does Paul not include murderers (or liars) in First Corinthians 6?

1 Corinthians 6 King James Version (KJV) 9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor ...
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Does a Christian have to believe in Hell? [closed]

I do remember I've read somewhere that modern Christians are no longer required to believe in Hell. Like, it's optional. I've now googled but no such info appeared again. Therefore asking knowlegeable ...
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Has the distinction of the human and divine natures in Jesus Christ been established?

I heard that in the main stream Christianity there is such an assertion: In the Holy Trinity The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are distinct, but not separated. I also heard this: the divine and ...
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Can we really claim to have the power of God's heritage?

The Bible says that we are all his children. But our heritage is full of malice and evil - many good and decent things too, but with equal amounts of evil in the mix. Can we claim to have the power of ...
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Is life hereditary?

When a baby is born, in many cases the baby will be born already breathing, and in some cases even crying. According to Genesis man did not come to life until God breathed the breath of life into ...
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Was Jesus Circumcised for the Romans to nail the plaque 'King of the Jews' above his head on the Cross?

Historically, checking for circumcision was the surest way to determine who is a Jew or a Gentile. So does the plaque nailed to the cross by the Romans confirm that Jesus was circumcised?
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Man Exists in earth [closed]

According to Bible, Man exists on earth before 7000 years Ago. But science has got too much improvements recently in all kind of area.Did the science can prove that there was existence of human ...
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We can't say for sure when angels were created, but can we even say if angels were created at all? [duplicate]

So over the summer I was on a mission trip and was thinking of angels protecting us while we were in some sketch situations, then later I began to ask myself where in the Bible does it say angels were ...
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Blue plate special as metaphor for the Trinity

I think this might be the first practical question on C.SE. Please don't close it because it sounds to speculative, I want to know what might be heretical about it according to Catholic doctrine. ...
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The Popes Prophecy of St. Malachy [closed]

I am a young Christian and at times I fall into traps that I read one thing that isn't written in the bible then I believe it. I read the Prophesy of St Malachy and now I am convincing myself that ...
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Is it a sin to be a transgender person? [closed]

I have never seen anything in the Bible that mentions that being transgender is a sin, but people tell me all the time that I am an abomination. I'm still a good person and always try to do the right ...
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Are Christians allowed to practice Eastern martial arts?

I know some people, Christians, who study Eastern martial arts. They explain this by saying that they do not practice the spiritual aspects of karate or kung-fu; but they use only the physical ...
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How can a Christian effectively explain the seeming contradiction between Gen 1:31 and Gen 6:6?

Gen 1:31 (KJV) And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. Gen 6:6 (KJV) And it repented the LORD that he had ...
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Is it true that the Southern Baptist denomination marks no distinction between member and non-member?

Is it true that the Southern Baptist denomination marks no distinction between member and non-member, Christian or non-Christian, in that everyone is encouraged to participate in the events (sitting ...
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God loves everyone… Even dictators? [closed]

God loves all humans, but does his love have limits? Can God love a person like Adolf Hitler, who killed millions of people who believed in him? What about serial murderers? Could God forgive a person ...
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What is the Roman Catholic position on the validity of the marriage between an infertile man and infertile woman?

What is the Roman Catholic position on the validity of the marriage between an infertile man and infertile woman? Also, from this standpoint, what is the difference between a marriage in which both ...
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Have Christians opposed “Good Luck” wishes? [closed]

We have a great question about whether luck exists. My question is to what extent have Christians frowned upon wishing someone "good luck" in church tradition. Has it been frowned upon as a pagan ...
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Why wasn't the Bible enough for the founding fathers of America?

In light of the 4th of July in America, the founding fathers created new and brilliant ideas and concepts by which the "new world" would and still live by. It is almost as if they created a new ...
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Among writers of the bible, how many are Jews and how many are Greeks, Aramics, etc.? [closed]

Do we know which one is which? David is a Jew. Moses is a Jew (not sure whether he wrote the Torah or not). Matthew is a Jew. Not sure about Mark or Luke. John seems Jewish too.
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Why do churches always need money? [closed]

What I remember from reading the bible is that Jesus never asked for donations like money or anything material. What I recall was he and his apostles where fishing and doing jobs so that they could ...
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What is the basis upon which the concept that God and Allah are the same?

On several occasions I have heard it said that both Islam and Christianity serve the same God. They have said that both serve the God of Abraham, however. In comparing the two, God's nature and ...
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What is the time difference between Jesus's betrayal by Judas and his crucifixion?

How many days and hours separate the moment of betrayal to the beginning of the crucifixion?
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When does the fall of Lucifer from God occur?

At what point in time and creation did Satan (Lucifer the former arch angel) along with all the other angels who followed him fall from God's glory and caste out of the heavenly realm? Also which act ...
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Movies and Music during Lent for Orthodox Christians

Last year I was told that the Orthodox do not participate in movies and TV during Lent. Fine -- I assumed it had to do with the fact that new movies/TV are egregiously filled with sin, and Lent is the ...
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Can we visit loved ones in Hell?

According to an answer on this site, we can still be happy while knowing that people are in Hell and suffering. Growing up, they've always told us that the Bible says that when we enter Heaven, we are ...
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Have Christians ever followed Leviticus?

Has there ever been a group, or groups, of Christians that tried to follow Leviticus (not just parts of it, but all of it or most of it)? Alternatively, what groups (Christian or otherwise) did try ...
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From the literal perspective, the truth whispered in the ear, are we literally to proclaim that truth from the roofs?

What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs. (Matt 10:27 NIV) --> THIS IS THE QUESTION: From the literal perspective, the truth ...
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When did we stop practicing Exodus 35:2

Exodus 35:2 NIV For six days, work is to be done, but the seventh day shall be your holy day, a day of sabbath rest to the LORD. Whoever does any work on it is to be put to death. I do not ...
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Can a gay/lesbian person get to heaven? [duplicate]

Assuming that a gay/lesbian person is genuinely kind, religious, and follows the Ten Commandments. Is it possible for them to go to heaven after death? And when they go to heaven will they still be ...
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Was Jesus subject to the laws of physics?

I ask this question in response to objections to my answer to an earlier question. If Jesus were subject to the laws of physics, under which a man trying to walk will sink; then Matthew 14:25 is ...
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Does the Bible or Church tradition differentiate marriage from partnerships? [closed]

Today "marriage" generally appears to be elevated over civil unions and other partnership relationships, has this been consistent throughout Church history? Marriage appears to be about much more ...
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Bible Translations and Omissions [duplicate]

Why are there so many Bible translations? Moreover, why can't we believers in Christ just have one book? I think that Jesus said NOT to do that. I'm pretty sure that this is quoted at the end of the ...
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Is hypocrisy a sin?

People don't like hypocrites, and they get a pretty bad rap in the Bible (especially from Jesus), but is hypocrisy itself a sin? In reformed theology at least, every one is fallen and cannot avoid ...

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