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Identifying an angel statue

I'd like to ask your assistance in identifying an angel statue, pics at the bottom. I would love to figure out where it came from, but I'd be happy enough with just an identification of who it ...
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Name of the woman who committed adultery and was brought to Jesus?

I would really like find out the name of the woman who committed adultery, and was brought to Jesus.
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Did any ancient source believe in more than four gospels?

I'm listening to a lecture series by Dale Martin (Professor of Religious Studies, Yale), and he makes the passing claim that during development of the New Testament canon there were some who thought ...
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Who told Eve about the fruit?

How could Eve know not to eat from the fruit when there are no lines of verse showing she was ever told? It said "God told the man..." Eve wasn't made until later. I've checked several versions. Is ...
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What is the origin of Sinai?

When was the name of Sinai first applied to what we now know as the 'Sinai peninsular'? Some modern scholars maintain that Mt Sinai = Mt Horeb = 'the Mountain of God' which is located in northwest ...
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How do Protestants regard the handling of money owed to a Christian business? [on hold]

How should one deal with the "collection" of money owed? The principles of Christian business is essentially dealing with God's business. I have pulled out an excerpt on Christian Business Ethics. ...
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How to understand the word Heaven? [on hold]

I'm sorry for my question, instead of understanding it should be believing for this and following the teachings. I found some explanations about Heaven. In the bible I read also something, I think ...
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Verses in Genesis [on hold]

Greetings, i'm looking for true light in the Holy Bible, and as I neophyte I found some verses that I may be interpreting not as intended and need some guidance. I have the New International Version ...
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36 views

The order of Communion in Luke 22:17-20 versus Mark 14:22-25 and Matthew 26:26-29

In Matt. 26:26-29 and Mark 14:22-25, Jesus presents the bread before the wine in the performance of Communion. Matt. 26:26-29 26 While they were eating, Jesus took some bread, and after a ...
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Was Pharaoh or a king ruling over Egypt in the book of Exodus? [on hold]

If Rameses was the Pharaoh in the book of Exodus, then who was the king? Or was Egypt under the sole rule of Rameses and no king?
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Does the Catholic Church teach that humans are superior to all other creations on Earth?

Does the Catholic Church teach that humans are superior to all other creations on Earth, or does it teach that each creation is equally precious and that not one type of creation is better than the ...
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Does Jesus mean a branch when he says sword in Matthew 10.34? [migrated]

Was Jesus figuratively speaking of a branch in Matthew 10.34 referring to Deuteronomy 20.10 to make peace with nations far off? Here, in Matthew 10.34 he says, "Do not think I come to send peace, I ...
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Resurrection rapture or what [on hold]

Paul sounds as though he is sure that Jesus' return is at hand in 1Thessalonians 4:14-17. So, was it for that generation or for future generation still to come?
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What is the difference between confession and repentance in Protestantism? [on hold]

What is the difference between confession and repentance in Protestantism? Protestantism is the teaching that holds onto the five solas of the Reformation. Sola Christus Sola Gratia Sola Fidei ...
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Is it important to know what the spirit of the word is saying [on hold]

Is it important to know what the spirit of the word is saying, for exegesis, or is it totally irrelevant?
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If there is No sin in heaven and God is all love then how could the devil ever have sinned [duplicate]

Again, it is said that there is no sin in heaven. Jesus also told Mary to not touch him because he had not yet ascended to heaven. But how could the devil had sinned if he only knew God. It would have ...
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Does the Old Testament anywhere imply that the Law of Moses may be abrogated?

I am wondering if there are any statements in the Old Testament which either: A) Foretell a time when the Law of Moses will be abrogated (in the way Christ does in the NT) or B) States that some ...
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Why wouldn't a practicing Catholic joke about the Sacraments and what would happen if they did?

Stephen Colbert is a high profile entertainer and an out-an-proud Roman Catholic. As reported by the Daily Beast, prior to taking on his new role as host of the The Late Show, he sat down in an ...
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Did the New Testament writers use a specific word to refer to the personhood of the Trinity? [on hold]

Did the New Testament writers use a specific word to refer to the personhood of the Trinity? The following are Greek words found in the New Testament. They are commonly referred to as individual ...
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Why did the Western and Eastern churches react to their respective states so differently?

In Church History in Plain Language, Bruce Shelley points out a key distinction between Western and Eastern Christianity: how each has related to the State through history. Ambrose had hit upon ...
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What was the explicit purpose of Jesus' question to James and John?

At Matthew 20:20-23, we read about the request of the mother of James and John thus: Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to him with her sons, and kneeling before him, she asked a favor ...
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45 views

The bible is a history book [on hold]

Have all the bible prophecies such as the return of Jesus Christ happen?
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Can a practicing Catholic be an ordained minister of the Universal Life Church Monastery?

Stephen Colbert's wikipedia bio states: Colbert is a practicing Roman Catholic and a Sunday school teacher and an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church Monastery. These two (bolded) ...
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What does the Catholic Church think John the Baptist was referring when making the statement on greatness of Jesus?

John 3:30 (NIV) presents John the Baptist as saying about Jesus: " He must become greater; I must become less.” My question is: What exactly is the Baptist referring to (for example, public ...
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49 views

Why are you calling Satan- Lucifer the Morning Star [closed]

King James Bible. Isaiah 14: 12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! Jesus is the Morning Star, Not! Lucifer. You make it look like Jesus is the one that fell. That ...
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Is there a moral goodness in In vitro fertilization?

I may have a couple of questions here but it's basically the same subject. My first question: does the Catholic Church see any moral goodness in having a baby through In vitro fertilization (IVF)? ...
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According to proponents of penal substitution, were the Levitical sacrifices also substitutionary in nature?

I am not a proponent of penal substitutionary atonement. While considering this question, I considered whether my position is incorrect, and the language of Isaiah 53 necessarily implies penal ...
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How do opponents of penal substitutionary atonement theory handle Isaiah 53?

How do opponents of the penal substitution theory of atonement handle Isaiah 53? This seems to describe penal substitution quite well: 4 Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, ...
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After seeing news report of such: If someones head was surgically removed and placed on anothers body, what would happen to his/her spirit? [closed]

A news report from around a year ago in Russia Today website reported scientists were working to allow those with sever conditions undergo surgery in which the head of the patient would be removed and ...
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Early Church Fathers and Numerology

I came across this quote by St.Augustine: “The good Christian should beware of mathematicians. The danger already exists that mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the ...
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54 views

Can the devil listen to our thoughts? [duplicate]

I been thinking about that a while, and everybody I ask can't give me an straight answer. Can the devil listen to our thoughts? Because it seems illogical that if the mind is the battlefield of the ...
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What is the Biblical basis for the “penal” in penal substitutionary atonement?

I have been looking at different models of the atonement and am currently looking at penal substitutionary atonement. While I can see the substitution, I'm struggling somewhat with the idea of Jesus ...
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Clean and Unclean food in Mark 7:19 [closed]

In Mark 7:19, Jesus says that defilement comes from the heart and not from outside foods: "because it does not enter his heart but his stomach, and is eliminated, thus purifying all foods?" ...
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A question concerning belief [closed]

I will start with what may be the worst introduction of all time on this site... I am atheist. Despite this, and partially due to it, I have always been interested in the will to believe. Please don't ...
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1answer
74 views

In heaven will we love God more than everyone else, or will we love everyone as much as we love God? (Catholic)

Catholic Church teaches that God will be the principal object of our love in heaven. My interpretation of this is that by saying "God will be the principal object of our love in heaven", Church is ...
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32 views

What Gives God Happiness? [closed]

what action or thing gives The Lord God the Most Happiness? Or What Gives God Joy in his heart? (Please Also provide biblical references if you can. Thank You and God Bless!)
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Why cannot I believe in other religions as a Christian? [duplicate]

My religion Hinduism allows me to follow any God I like. But based on my research so far Christianity would not allow its followers to follow other religions. Is it true? If it is true is Christianity ...
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Perfect relationship between Trinity and other relationships in heaven - Catholic

My question can sound like a question out of blue, but I am going to ask it anyway. We can come up with many different descriptions of so called "perfect relationship", but for Christians the best ...
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1answer
64 views

Is Charlie Charlie game , dangerous? [closed]

I love trying new games with my friends , today I heard about this game ! Charlie charlie can we play . It became so popular and played by millions of kids , Some people say it's dangerous because it ...
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What are the steps to overcoming in Revelation 12:11? [migrated]

Revelation 12:11 (ESV) And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. The Greek uses kai dia for the ...
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Why did God hate Esau? [closed]

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Malachi+1%3A2-3&version=NKJV "But Esau I have hated" Why did God hate Esau?
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58 views

Original Sin as described in The Poem of the Man-God

How do the teachings of the Catholic Church regarding the nature of Original Sin conflict with the (alleged) private revelations of Maria Valtorta, as documented in her book The Poem of the Man-God? ...
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101 views

How would Biblical Inerrantists resolve perceived tensions between 2 Timothy 3:16 and Hebrews 7:18?

2 Timothy 3:16 says: All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness... (NIV) From the perspective of Biblical Inerrancy, how is ...
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Catholic teachings on the nature of Original Sin

What I am asking What does Roman Catholic theology hold to be the nature of the original sin? If we consider the Tree of Knowledge, its fruit, and Adam and Eve partaking of it as all being ...
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70 views

Is it possible for both Intelligent design and Evolution to be true? [closed]

Is it possible that both Intelligent-design/creationism and Evolution are true? For example, God created everything, but set out a plan for his creations to 'evolve'? My apologies if this type of ...
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480 views

In light of the list found in Isaiah 11:1-3, why are there seven gifts of Holy Spirit and not six?

The patristic authors1 enumerate the following list of gifts or emanations of the Holy Spirit among other lists of moral virtues. According these authors, these qualities are completely demonstrated ...
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Is penal substitutionary atonement most prevalent among Calvinists?

I've been looking at penal substitutionary atonement and am finding that although Calvinists and Arminians seem to affirm it, it appears to be Calvinists who affirm it most strongly. Is this ...
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64 views

Question about the parable of the Prodigal son [on hold]

I was just wondering if anyone knew when the parable of the prodigal son was written ie. what time did it come from.
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How far was Peter from Jesus when he denied him?

In The Gospel of Luke it says: Luke 22: 61- and the Lord turned and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said to him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me ...
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What prompted the second century writers to adopt the concept of οὐσία to refer to God's nature?

My question When did the concept of οὐσία begin to refer to God's nature? has been answered and the answer was actually great. However, the answer has led me to ask another question. Conceptually, ...

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