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The question of Immediately following Jesus

The Gospel of Matthew describes Jesus' call of Peter, Andrew, James, and John: As he was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew, ...
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Is the 'quality of life' in hell not the same for everyone?

According to Matthew 10:15 it will be better for the land of Sodom and Gommorah than for a city that would reject the disciples being sent out by Jesus. Is there a reason to believe that an existence ...
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What are the many Sabbaths referred to in scripture? [migrated]

As I was studying this morning, I came across Ezekiel 20:12 Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the Lord that sanctify them. ...
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Is having a collection greed? [on hold]

Is it greedy to have a collection of material possessions (e.g. comics, stamps, etc.) that are not needed?
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How do Congregationalists explain 1st Tim 1:3 and Titus 1:5?

As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine (1st Tim 1:3) For this cause left I thee in ...
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What are modern full-time Catholic proselyting missions like?

In reference to this question: What are full-time protestant proselyting missions like? What are full-time Catholic proselyting missions like in contrast or comparison to LDS missions?
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Question on Catechism

Do Catholics believe that when it comes to God makes his promise, it is already in His knowledge that we will be behaving in certain ways so that God's promise can be fulfilled in future? Thank you,
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Matthew 18:10 “Children's angels always behold the face of the Father” - what does this mean?

Matthew 18:10 seems to put forth an idea that children have a certain privilege over adults: Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their ...
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What are full-time protestant proselyting missions like?

I'm a Mormon, and everyone knows Mormons are famous for missionary work, as pretty much every faithful young man will serve a 2 year full-time mission right out of high school, and many women will ...
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Why do people say the holy spirit is a spirit? [on hold]

In John 16:7 Jesus states, "I will send him unto you," not "it." If the holy spirit was to be on earth in the state of a spirit, Jesus's statement would have been more like: "I will send it unto you." ...
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What are some good places to get Christian questions answered?

Yes, I know this is a Q&A site about Christianity. Yet many questions that I have asked have been closed, for various reasons (primarily opinion-based, too broad, asks for pastoral advice, etc.) ...
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Does the Christian lifestyle justify sustainability? [on hold]

28 God blessed them; and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living ...
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Questions about soul [on hold]

Is soul an energy? Does it have an end? If it do not have and end, is there beginning? If it had no beginning, Why aren't we not aware of where we were before birth? Is conscience different from ...
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Have Catholic views on Grace and Justification changed?

At the council of Trent, the Catholic Church made several statements which seemingly reject the idea of Sola Gratia - Salvation by Grace alone. Examples include If anyone says that the justice ...
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How did Cain kill Abel?

Genesis 4:8 "Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let us go out in the field.”* When they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him." * [4:8] Let us go out in the field: to avoid ...
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How old were Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego?

I have heard of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego being referred to as "Jewish teenagers." Does Daniel explicitly state how old the three were, or is this just speculation of modern scholars?
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What is the purpose of prayer after a natural disaster? [on hold]

This question is about the purpose and efficacy of prayer after a natural disaster. After something like the Nepal earthquake, our heart goes out to the people affected, all the people who have died ...
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The casting of nets into the sea [on hold]

Maybe the nets Jesus spoke of casting into the sea was the internet and the sea was the people who see it and that's why we would be Fishers of men?
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Methuselah, his name in relations to methamphetamine

Did Methuselah's name have anything to do with methamphetamine or the fact that he lived so long?
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Protestant denominations that reject solas?

Historically, the five Solae have been a divider between Catholic and Protestant theologies. Yet, I can't help but notice that most denominations do not believe in the "alone" taken in its fullest ...
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Why are you afraid of Mormons and their preaching? [on hold]

Do you believe Mormons are a cult and why? They believe in Jesus Christ
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What to pray for after a natural tragedy? [on hold]

After the Nepal earthquake, my heart goes out to the people affected, all the people who have died and I hope that those trapped in the rubble will be rescued. But I'm not sure what I can pray. In ...
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Automatic Excommunication

If a baptised Catholic committed sins which would have excommunicated him from the Church, what would be the method for getting back? Receiving communion would not be allowed without reconciliation. ...
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A friend sent a supposed quote! [on hold]

A friend sent my wife this quote attributed to Esther 4:13, "be still for a while and praise God for His favor". This is not Esther 4:13 and commentary on the book of Esther states that God is never ...
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Where did the gold given to Jesus Christ on his Birth go, or where was it used? [on hold]

I want to know that where the gold went which was given to Lord Jesus Christ on his birth? Or where was it used?
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Doctrine of biblical inerrancy and Pope Benedict XVI questioning the historicity of passage in the Gospel of Matthew?

"In his 2011 book, Pope Benedict XVI, besides repudiating placing blame on the Jewish people, questioned the historicity of the passage found only in the Gospel of Matthew which has the crowd saying, ...
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On Method in Catholic Moral Theology

My question is: what is a method (step-by-step recipe) in catholic moral theology? Optatam totius 16 provides the following guidelines for the dogmatic theology: Biblical topics Patristic ...
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Where did the belief that Saul fell from a horse come from?

Many people (especially Catholics; I don't know about others, but some say that protestants usually don't believe this) think that Saul/Paul fell from a horse at the moment of his conversion, perhaps ...
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Is God's name the only name hidden? [on hold]

The Jews have a song they sing Abbi Nu Malchi Nu and they say it means our father our king. However, in Turkey at Mount Ararat several did not know who I meant as I spoke of Noah until they said oh ...
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What does Greek Christos mean

It is claimed that Greek Christos given to Jesus means anointed one and thus the same as Messiah. But I need to have proof and evidence that Greeks christened (anointed) kings or priests before Jesus ...
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Was Mohammed a Christian? [on hold]

When Islam was first founded there were some who considered it to be a heresy. 1 It wasn't until Mohammed was 40 years old that he claimed he was visited by the angel Gabriel and received his first ...
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Is baptism by water necessary for salvation? [duplicate]

John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. If the Kingdom of God is inside you (Luke 17:21), ...
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Faith healing- fake or real? [on hold]

There are many faith healers in today's world and many people who claim to be healed; there are also those who have not been healed who were supposed to be healed. Has anyone here been an eyewitness ...
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In Catholicism is salvation by grace alone or by following the ten commandments and confession?

I have many catholic friends, and lately I have been engaging them as to whether or not they believe that salvation is by grace alone. My one catholic friend, (who would label themselves as an ...
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In the Atonement Offerings, what is being atoned for by the Burnt Offering and why? [on hold]

I understand the atonement found in the Sin and Trespass offerings but there is something very significant in the Burnt Offering atonement that seems to be overlooked/missed? It seems clear that the ...
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How well-accepted are Thomas Paine's views about the Bible being against monarchy?

One of the most influential works which convinced people to support the American Revolution was a pamphlet by Thomas Paine called "Common Sense". (I first heard about it on Liberty's Kids!) "Common ...
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Did Philip see Jesus turn water into wine?

Did the disciple Philip witness Jesus turning water into wine? To my knowledge the verse doesn't explicitly state which disciples were with Jesus but is it known whether Philip was traveling with Him ...
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How can Catholic churches make rules that are not in the bible? [closed]

What is the basis of the Catholic Church / Pope adding to or removing rules found in the Bible? I'm not talking about social rules but rules the church claim God wants people to live by. For example ...
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Do Angels retire/get reassigned? [on hold]

Last night my wife and I were talking about angels and we wondered if they get reassigned or retire from a position. We realize that there are different "jobs" that are held by different types of ...
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How old was Jesus Christ when he died [duplicate]

Herod died in 4BC and census was about between 14BC and 4BC, so by the accounts of gospels he was born before Herod's death so about 2-4 years before so his birth was around 10 BC, babies were killed ...
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Why do Christian's associate Jesus as the son of God? [duplicate]

Hi to the Christian community. I've always wondered why Christian's associate Jesus as the son of God? Let me elaborate. I am Muslim, and in Islam we believe that God has no partner. He is alone. ...
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If salvation is possible from all religions, then is proselytizing required?

There are some Christian groups who believe that all religions are inherently good and that a good person who rejects Jesus Christ will still go to Heaven. According to them, if good people can go to ...
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Were musical instruments alowed in the temple holy and holy of holys?

There appear to be examples of musical instruments on the temple grounds but is there any law allowing musical instruments in the temple sanctuary, the holy and the Holy of holys?
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Denominations that interpret Matthew 5:32 & 19:9 as NOT permitting divorce in the case of adultery?

Which denominations interpret these verses as not permitting divorce in the case of adultery, for those in a valid marriage? St. Matthew 5:32But I say to you, whosoever shall dismiss his wife, ...
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What does title of “Bishop” mean in some African-American churches?

I'm familiar with what "bishop" typically means in mainline, churches. It specifically points to an overseer of several other pastors and/or their congregations. Some African-American Christian ...
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Can a Catholic marry a Baptist? [duplicate]

Could a catholic marry a baptist or does one have to convert? How would the wedding look like and what type of church
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What do the Catholic Church consider constitutes intrinsically impossible things?

We all know that by his omnipotence, God can do anything and everything "possible". Q1. If so, what things are considered by the Church to be "impossible" for God to do? Q2. Is it correct to say ...
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Can I receive holy communion after divorce and remarriage? [duplicate]

I was abandoned in my first marriage and now remarried some years later. I was told by my local parish that my first marriage was a juvenile marriage but didn't get any paper work or go through any ...
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How dow we know? [closed]

How do we nough God ex1sts? Just wunderin. Thanks 4 ur input. im just curius if some1 can giv me a strate anser. Thanks. How do we nough God ex1sts? Just wunderin. Thanks 4 ur input. im just curius if ...
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Questions Of Catholic Faith [closed]

My name is Cameron Zeigler and I am a Catholic born and raised 15 year old boy. I am beginning to have doubts about my faith.I would like to reach out to someone who I know is knowledgeable about the ...

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