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In what way is sexual experience a part or not a part of what it means to be fully human?

Western culture is highly sexulized and seems to consistently communicate that sexual preference/experience is a predominate characteristic in determining personal identity. What is a Christian ...
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What are the different uses of, “heaven” in scripture?

In English, heaven is used through both testaments, but is often referencing different locations. What are the specific uses for this word?
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Why did God punish us for the sin of Adam and Eve?

God foreknew that Adam and Eve would fall before He created them and yet He went ahead and created them anyway. And after they fell, which He already knew they would, He cursed them, also cursing the ...
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How could God be incarnate in an ignorant baby and be ignorant of everything?

How could God enter a fetus, gestate in the womb for 9 months, and come out as an ignorant baby that knows nothing? Certainly it seems more plausible in a variety of ways for Jesus to have been born ...
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Why did Jacob curse some of his sons?

When Jacob "blessed" his sons in Genesis 49, why does he seem to curse some of them? What kind of blessing is it to say "you will no longer excel"? Granted, the curses were meted out according to ...
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Are there any Denominations that believe that Jesus Body was separate creation than was mankind?

Before starting I must begin by saying that as a Southern Baptist I believe with all my heart that Jesus was and always will be fully man and fully God. And I also believe that his death and ...
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Body + spirit= Soul (Living body) [on hold]

I had an interesting question presented to me by a rector of a church. He asked me to find anywhere in the bible where Jesus spoke of your spirit going to heaven and then research those specific ...
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which is more important. Unity [on hold]

What is more important than believing in the Trinity for Christians to be united or what does God require for people to relate to him and love him and one another, that Christians can encourage each ...
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What are the general positions of different traditions on the question “did Jesus have to die?”

I wish to take a much closer look at the theology of the death of Jesus. I understand that the evangelical position is largely that he had to die to pay for our sins but I fully expect that there are ...
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What changed between the Old and New Testaments?

In the Old Testament God meted out his justice through people, or he himself meted out justice immediately through his own hands: All Scripture is quoted from the King James translation. Exodus ...
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Isn't “Jehovah-Jireh” (and other such names) just the name of a place?

It seems like many of what are referred to as the names of God are actually the names of places that have been dedicated to God: Jehovah-nissi - Moses built an altar and called that it Jehovah-nissi ...
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Does Mark 2:21-22 mean that we don't need to obey Old Testament Laws? [duplicate]

Jesus said: Mark 2:21-22 (NLT) “Besides, who would patch old clothing with new cloth? For the new patch would shrink and rip away from the old cloth, leaving an even bigger tear than before. And ...
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Verses that argue with those who are athiests? [on hold]

Are there any verses in the NT that are for athiests to help them believe? i.e. Convincing arguements
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The physical death of Jesus vs our spiritual life [on hold]

From what I understand it says the punishment for sin is death.. That's the law God set up that he has to follow through with as a just judge. So Adam and Eve sinned, so they became mortal and lost ...
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What churches identify themselves as being Modalist?

There are a number of denominations that are labeled as being Modalist, such as the United Pentecostals, and others associated with Oneness Pentecostalism whom subscribe to the nontrinitarian ...
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What is a Pacifist interpretation of the Cleansing of the Temple?

13 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging ...
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Why did Christ have to pay the price?

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace. (Ephesians 1:7, NIV) He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased ...
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Did Calvinism borrow its scheme of predestination from Valentinian Gnosticism?

How does the Calvinist notion of predestination differ from that of the Valentinian Gnostics' predestination? There are several sources outlining the Valentinian Gnostic system (anti-heretic "church ...
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Since God exists outside time, how does this effect predestination? [on hold]

Since God created time, God exists outside of time, and there is therefore no yesterday and no tomorrow. Therefore God sees time as one single event: 2nd. Peter 3:8 KJV But, beloved, be not ...
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Is predestination predetermined by God, or is it a consequence of free will? [on hold]

All Scripture is quoted from the King James translation, unless otherwise noted. According to A.W. Pink Predestination is based on God's foreknowledge. There are five links in the golden chain of ...
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unwanted visions [on hold]

Certain people have claimed to have a gift from God. The ability to see/hear spirits, have visions, etc. I'm not extremely religious but I do believe in God and I want to be a good person. As long as ...
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Sinned prior birth [on hold]

I was thinking about something. What if adam & eva are souls in a place called Eden, and they are being born on earth when they sin (eat the apple). Which means: you and me are adam and eve - we ...
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Does Luke 20:34-36 tell us that Satan and the rebellious angels are eternal?

All Scripture is quoted from the King James translation, unless otherwise noted. Luke 20:34-36: And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: But ...
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Where is the prophecy of the star the wise men followed?

Is the star that the wise men saw to cause them to come to Bethlehem prophesied in the bible? Where is that prophecy? Edit: The wise men spoke about the star here. Matthew 2:1-2 1 Now when Jesus ...
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How can interact res cogitans and res extensa? [on hold]

In all religions include Christianity there is a soul and God - two intangible things. From physics we know that there is no difference between particle without eletrical charge, gravity, mass and ...
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Does Jesus have two kingdoms?

Do the two verses below signify that there are two kingdoms of Jesus Christ? If so, what are differences? The kingdom of heaven Matthew 16:19 (NKJV) 19 And I will give you the keys of the ...
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Biblical basis for two aspects of the Gap Theory

According to the Gap Theory there was a large gap in time between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2. Two aspects of the theory are: Rather than Genesis 1:1 being a summary for what follows, it is a ...
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Was Cain a descendant of the serpent, through Eve?

In an article by Ben Heath titled Sex Affair in the Garden of Eden, he claims that the sin for which God expelled Adam and Eve from the garden was sexual intercourse with the serpent. Heath goes on ...
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What is the difference between the Eastern Orthodox doctrine of deification and the little god doctrine of the Word of Faith movement?

I noticed that the Word of Faith movement is under a lot of fire for the "little g god" doctrine but it appears to me that it is almost, if not exactly, the same as the deification/divinization ...
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According to Catholicism, Can God annihilate the soul?

Catechism of the Catholic Church 362 The human person, created in the image of God, is a being at once corporeal and spiritual. The biblical account expresses this reality in symbolic ...
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Why do the later versions of the Book of Mormon contain added phrases that seem to change the nature of Christ?

The original 1830 Book of Mormon contained statements to the effect that "Jesus Christ is God the Eternal Father" in three separate places (1 Nephi 11:21, 32, 13:40, source). Only recently did I ...
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When did guitar led worship music become accepted?

When did guitar based worship music become common and accepted in church worship, when organs used to be the standard.
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What if orthodoxy doesn't fit? [on hold]

Hebrews 10:25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. In light of Hebrews, what would ...
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Resources for who actually penned the books of the New Testament?

From my study, it is apparent that Matthew, Luke and Paul were all learned men, and well capable of penning their books, however, John, Peter, and Mark; were all unlearned fishermen: Acts 4:13 ...
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How do Theistic Evolutionists reconcile that Eve was called the “…mother of all living?”

What is the Theistic Evolutionist's interpretation of this passage which seems to indicate that Eve was the first mother, and therefore the mother of all humanity? Genesis 3:20 ESV The man called ...
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Why did God put the Serpent into the Garden of Eden? [on hold]

I know God made everything, my question is why did God put the serpent in the Garden of Eden that tempted Eve?
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Origin of the saying: Ex Deo Nascimur, In Christo Morimur

Ex Deo Nascimur, In Christo Morimur, Per Spiritum Sanctum Reviviscimus From God we are born, In Christ we die, (and) in (/per) the Holy Spirit we are reborn (revived) This is an old ...
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Does this verse hold off Jesus' second coming until it is fulfilled? [closed]

I am writing a paper and need to find differing views about the Great Commission and the second coming of Christ. The following verse seems to link, or tie together if you will, both the coming of ...
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How did Martin Luther see Israel?

Did Luther think Israel and the Church were two different things? Did he believe in the promises made for Israel as a nation? Was he anti-Semitic when he reformed the church? Did he become one later?
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Is the Catholic Magesterium for hard liquor prohibition?

As long as I've been a fairly globally aware Catholic, I'd always projected G.K. Chesterton's We should thank God for Beer and Burgundy by not drinking too much of them as a universal maxim ...
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Is impotence developed AFTER the marriage (and consummation) a ground for annulment in Catholic canon law?

I understand that antecedent impotence is ground for annulment in Catholic canon law. But what if the impotence develops AFTER the marriage? Would that also be a ground for annulment?
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Christ in the context of Predestination

I'm grappling with the idea of predestination at the moment. I feel it has several problems, or maybe I'm just not thinking things through. However, one of the basic questions that arises for me is ...
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From Scripture, what are the signs of demonic presence? [closed]

From scripture, what are the signs/manifestations of demonic presence? Can scripture be used to bring out and away the demonic presence? What warning signs should be looked for as far as the ...
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What is Molinism?

What does the term Molinism entail, and what is the Biblical basis for it?
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Would Jesus weep for the souls in Hell?

I was reading about a girl named Angelica, who claimed to have visited Heaven and Hell. I am touched from her testimony that Jesus was weeping when they were visiting Hell. When the Lord weeps, ...
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Do any Christian versions of 'Just War Theory' address cases in which foes exploit the principles of Just War to their own advantage?

The ends justify the means. - attributed (perhaps unjustly) to Niccolo Machiavelli Christian proponents of Just War Theory would surely reject the quote above as being entirely antithetical to ...
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What would be a typical Christian Pacifist response to 'rampant evil' - say in the form of large scale terrorism?

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. - Edmund Burke Do Christian Pacifists tend to argue against the sense of Burke's famous quote by affirming God's ...
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Why does St. Paul say that a husband is “divided” between his wife and God?

Why does St. Paul say that a husband is "divided" between pleasing his wife and pleasing God? Can't a husband please God by pleasing his wife (or vice versa)? Or is that what St. Paul means? 1 Cor. ...
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How can I find comfort when an unsaved loved one has died? [closed]

Someone close to me had that happen to her. I'm not sure what to say as a brother in Christ to help her through this tough time.
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Those who believe that Baptism is necessary for salvation explain the apparent uncertainty with scripture please? [duplicate]

My questions relates to whether baptism a necessary act for salvation, according to the Bible, or whether its actual meaning has been misunderstood. 'Baptism' actually means, immersing in water. In ...

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