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Understanding Jesus counter argument against the Pharisees (Luke 11:19 )

I don't understand the following counter argument by Jesus. And if I by Beelzebul cast out demons, by whom do your sons cast them out? Luke 11:19 One viewpoint is that the Pharisees' students ...
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Have mormons stopped preaching door-to-door?

Some time ago I read an article such as this one (dated June 25th, 2013), that says that: Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Sunday that missionaries won’t be ...
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Why doesn't the Pope try asserting doctrines ex cathedra to check if they're true?

My understanding is that the Catholic Church teaches that when the Pope speaks ex cathedra, he is infallible, because what he says in such instances is divinely protected from error. There are a lot ...
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What specific good does Catholicism attribute to play and entertainment?

In cases where a leisure, entertainment, play activity is questioned for its morality, the moral analysis tends to hinge on at least one evil aspect of the activity -- one that either glorifies an ...
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Did John Wesley reject the Athanasian Creed?

I've seen a few examples online of people claiming that John Wesley objected to the "hell" clauses of the Athanasian Creed, such as on the United Methodist Church website: United Methodists are ...
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Did Jesus and the repentant thief reunite in heaven on the very day they died?(Catholic view)

The reading of Luke 23:43 differs depending on how we punctuate it: And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise. Or And Jesus said unto him, ...
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How and why can a woman become a priest? [duplicate]

The Torah specifies that Aaron and his SONS are invested with the Priesthood (Ex 29:9). How and why can a woman become a priest?
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Was Jesus quoting from a proverb of His time at Luke 9:62? [migrated]

At Luke 9:62 (RSVCE) we read: Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.” This saying of Jesus has become a proverb in all prominent ...
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Meaning of 1 Peter 3:19-20 [on hold]

What is the interpretation of the the verses in 1 Peter 3:19-20? Did Jesus go to preach to the people who died in the Old Testament? For people who died without knowing about Jesus and his grace. ...
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Texts in Eastern services expressing ideas about the role of woman in child development

I have quite a specific question about the view of ancient Christians on the development of a child. I always assumed, that since the Ephesus Fathers considered being born of human woman as a ...
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Is Luke's label for Christianity - “the Way” - used in later Christian writings?

Christianity is referred to several times in the book of Acts as "the Way" (hē hodos), initially at 9:2: [Saul] asked [the high priest] for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he ...
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Using the Hebrew calendar is there a way to determine when the seventy seven's starts and ends?

Using the Hebrew calendar is there a way to determine the start and end of the seventy seven's. Will it end on a jubilee year, and how will that date translate to our current calendar, for example ...
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Has there ever existed a Catholic local church feast at Rome in honor of the Domine Quo Vadis?

The Church of St. Mary in Palmis at Rome, originally was called the Church of Domine Quo Vadis. The title of this church takes its' name from a pious tradition that St. Peter one day decided to leave ...
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Why even have religions when it should be spirit? [on hold]

Why do people except yeshua without knowing what it really means? I looked it up and it means moon god just like Allah does. Masons created religions to divide us but we still except religions and so ...
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how are tarot cards,horoscope,and readings aginst God and scripture? [duplicate]

how is it that tarotcards and horoscopes and readings are against scripture? if one doesn't believe in them but uses for warnings or educational purposes,or fun? help! i have loved one that goes on ...
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Festival of Tabernacles [on hold]

In scripture, in the book of Zechariah, the 14 chapter, it speaks that we are to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles or the nations that don't will get no rain when Christ comes to rule the earth. ...
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Wouldn't the “spirit of Jesus” [mentioned in Acts 16:7] challenge the idea of the Trinity?

As seen here: http://www.studylight.org/commentary/acts/16-7.html ...and after they came to Mysia, they were trying to go into Bithynia, and the Spirit of Jesus did not permit them; If Jesus ...
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What is Church substitution doctrine?

Some denomination believe that the church is a substitute in the ends times.I am told this is called replacement theology. Can some explain what they substitute and what verse(s) this is based on? ...
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Prayer in Public and Group prayer [on hold]

I see where it says prayer, then people tell me that when gather two or more in my name means praying, How does that Mean Praying, it seems to Me that Gather would fall into Fellowship rather than ...
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Does Jesus ever say that if you reject his mother then you reject Him?

Is there anywhere in the Bible where Jesus says, "If you reject my mother you reject the son (or me)." I'm sure I heard this somewhere, but cannot remember where.
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Christian artist's song about coffee? [on hold]

I remember an old TobyMac song about coffee- does anyone remember what it was? The lines were something similar to: "Hey, you want cream in your coffee? Hey, you want cream in your coffee? Yes ...
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What is the Biblical support for a distinction between veneration and worship?

I was reading a question about icons, and this raised some questions for me. Catholic and Eastern Orthodox beliefs hold to there being a difference between worship and veneration. What is the ...
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Is there a “medical” dispensation formally allowed from Lenten fasting in Catholicism?

Today, 10 February 2016, begins the observation of Lent in the Catholic Church, and indeed in much of Western Christianity. Catholic rules for the observation of Lent include the requirement for ...
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The Jews were so offended after Stephen said that he saw Jesus “standing” at the right hand of God in Acts 7:55 that they stoned him. Why? [on hold]

Jesus is pictured as "sitting" at the right hand of God, rather than standing, in most of the New Testament. But Stephen saw Jesus "standing" in Acts 7:55. Then in verse 58 they cast him out of the ...
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How has the ontological argument been used to explain the Trinity?

The basis of an ontological argument is the existence of an idea of a great God, of whom none greater can be imagined. However, we've heard many times that the human mind cannot comprehend the ...
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In Eastern Orthodoxy, how is an icon recognized as inspired?

In a discussion on imagery and icons, the Orthodox Study Bible says: Every image, or icon, of Christ has significant theological content. For it proclaims anew the Incarnation of God, who "became ...
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Were Jews allowed to sacrifice to the LORD at altars other than at the tabernacle and temple?

I am familiar with the references in Leviticus and Deuteronomy that legislated that the sacrifices were to occur only where the LORD had chosen to "put His name." He evidently had put His name with ...
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Was Jesus Christ a Christian? [on hold]

According to Google definition the answer is "Yes": a person who has received Christian baptism or is a believer in Jesus Christ and his teachings Cause, obviously, Jesus Christ accepted Jesus ...
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Is there a list of popes by autonomous particular church?

The Roman Catholic Church consists of a couple dozen autonomous particular churches in full communion with the Holy See. Is there a list that indicates the particular church affiliation of each of ...
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Definition of “Christian” [on hold]

What is the precise definition? I've read: a person who has received Christian baptism or is a believer in Jesus Christ and his teachings. I accept Jesus Christ and his teachings, am I ...
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What country has the largest Catholic population without a cardinal?

Among all extant countries without a priest currently serving as cardinal, which one has the greatest population of Roman Catholics? And among all extant countries that have never had a priest ...
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Original Sin Getting Confusing [on hold]

If original sin is really exist, then a baby that has original sin is also unable to go to heaven because they hasn't confess Christ as their Savior. Well, it is a little bit confusing in my head ...
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What is the general Baptist stance on pacifism?

In short: Are Baptists generally for or against going to war? It seems Baptists have a general freedom in their personal beliefs. Is there a general consensus on going to war or avoiding it?
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Does the Roman Catholic church recognize LDS baptisms? [duplicate]

According to some of the answers in this question, the Roman Catholic church recognizes baptisms that use water and follow the Trinitarian formula, even if they are not performed by a Catholic. ...
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Why was Rome, rather than Constantinople, chosen as the headquarters of the Catholic Church? [closed]

Is it true that the Bishop of Constantinople claimed the athority of God and the status of Pope but withdrew the claim when the Bishop of the Roman church claimed Peter visited Rome and confired the ...
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Did Christianity start as a cult? [closed]

Is there valid ground for saying that Christianity was cult in it's beginning days. To the Jews in this time, it makes sense that they at least would have thought so. I have heard atheists and other ...
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why did God Create the universe in six days when He could Create it in one day [closed]

God is supreme and omni potent so I know it is possible for Him to Create the universe in a second with one word so why did He create it in six days? my thoughts are that He created the universe in ...
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Which bible is the best for the Catholic faith? [duplicate]

I was raised a Catholic and want to return to the church after many years. My question is the Bible I am supposed to read. I have the ESV study Bible and the NRSV Bible. Which is the best for the ...
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A gull and a crow attacked the peace doves released by the Pope. What is Christian interpretation? [closed]

In 2014 pope Francis released two doves of peace to signify reconcilation in Ukraine. Yet, they were instantly attacked by two birds, one by a gull, the other by a crow and lost the feathers in the ...
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The Seven Laws of Noah? [closed]

Seven Laws of Noah: Does the church have any viewpoint on this (Pentecostal, Methodist, Catholic, Protestant)? Accordingly, any non-Jew who adheres to these laws because they were given by Moses[4] ...
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Do the notes in the NABRE accurately reflect the Catholic Church's understanding of biblical inerrancy?

The NABRE is largely a product of the Catholic Church, and it is approved by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. It's even available online at the USCCB website. So I was surprised to ...
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Why do we have to pray? [duplicate]

It sounds a bit stupid but why do we have to pray? Why can't we just believe and that's it? Praying seems like we believe in god just because we want to have our life better...
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Why are psalms in the bible printed with funny spacing?

What is the significance of the awkward spacing (on the right below) when songs are printed in the bible? Is this spacing in the original scripts, or is it assumed by the translator somehow?
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Why do some Christians oppose Tarot cards?

The title should explain it all. Many (perhaps most) Christians view Tarot cards as evil, or at least something to be avoided. Why?
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What is an overview of the interpretations of Acts 16:31 “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”?

"Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household. ... and you and your family will be saved.(Acts 16:31) What is an overview of the major interpretations of this verse. I ...
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Why doesn't the Catholic Church give indulgences to everybody, regardless of their works?

In learning about indulgences, I started to wonder why a work was necessary for the giving of an indulgence. In looking at the Catechism of the Catholic Church, it appears to me that a work is ...
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Do the people who have died remember their loved ones? [closed]

I am curious and want to know what people think. Do you think that someone who has died remember the people they loved on earth. like my grandfather died so you think he remembers me. Ok and what if ...
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What happens when one returns to faith?

In the Catholic tradition, what happens to one who grew up a faithful Catholic, apostatized, and then later returned to faith? What would the process of returning to the church look like? (i.e. Would ...
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Who coined the phrase “Bema Seat”?

I get that "Bema" is the Greek word translated "judgment seat" in the NT. But how did the term "Bema Seat" come to be used? It's a little redundant, like saying "PIN number", but catchy - I'd just ...
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After Jesus' resurrection were the wounds suffered at crucifixion visible to all?

Doubting Thomas got to see the nail penetrations in the hands after declaring he would not believe Jesus had risen unless he saw the physical wounds. That could indicate that the resurrected Jesus did ...

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