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Believing Metaphysical Dogma

If (a) I believe that Jesus is Divine; and (b) My notion of Divinity is hopelessly wide of the mark; am I believing a truth or a falsehood ?
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Nicene Creed says God the Father and God the Son are of the same substance?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicene_Creed says: And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, begotten of the Father [the only-begotten; that is, of the essence of the Father, God of God,] ...
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What does the Bible say about the desire for wealth as a Christian? [on hold]

I have been looking for Bible quotes and passages that say it is ok to be a good christian and still want to make lots of money. Everywhere I look it seems like it is a bad thing to want. I know it ...
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Logic as applied to the Trinity doctrine [on hold]

The conception of the Trinity in Christianity is usually something like this: However, this violates the transitive property of the "is" relation, as can be plainly seen from the diagram above and ...
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Reasons many Christians not reading the Bible both OT and NT? [on hold]

As you can see from my 'autobiography' I am not particularly denominationaly religious but interested. I have read the whole Hebrew Bible all the way through twice and the whole four Canonical gospels ...
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Need help remembering CS Lewis Quote about Joy and Chemical Reactions

I know that there is a line by CS Lewis where he is talking about secular atheists have to try to forget their philosophy in order to find joy in life. The line goes something like... "But insofar ...
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Blessings of the Priest

Is there a list of objects that must be blessed by a priest for a variety of purposes? Example: religious coins, saint necklaces, anniversary gifts given to or from someone etc.
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Is polyandry a sin in the bible? [on hold]

Polygyny is practiced in the Bible. I don't know whether it's a sin or not. But it's practiced with God's full knowledge. What about polyandry? Many say that Western values are based on ...
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The original number of The Beast is 616 not 666; previous Bible prophesies effected?

The actual Number of The Beast is only mentioned in Revelation 13:18; In the Greek manuscripts, the number is rendered as χξϛ or "six hundred and sixty-six". In 2005 Oxford University's Ashmolean ...
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what is Name of God in OT and in Quran and NT and Talmud? [on hold]

i listened to the muslim prayer, . they pray to god of abraham, isac, jacob, joseph, moses, and jesus. i was wondering if this is the same god as father, son and holy spirit. also, is this related to ...
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Genesis 1:3; 1:5 and 1:16 [duplicate]

This is a simple question but it's making me confused. In Genesis 1:3 God created light. In Genesis 1:5 "And the evening and the morning were the first day." In 1:16 "Genesis 1:16: And God made two ...
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How do I see Jesus Christ in a dream? [on hold]

I want to see him every Wednesday, since I saw him and counted him coming to my dreams on 2 Wednesdays. 1 last year, and 1 this year. Can I see him multiple times per year in a dream? If so, how? ...
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Requirements to be a Sponsor for a Catholic Baptism [duplicate]

A family member of mine honored me by asking to be his son's god parent in baptism. However, I have not yet completed all the required sacraments under Code of Canon Law. I am not yet confirmed, due ...
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Tree of Knowledge of Good and evil? [on hold]

Why did God place the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil in the middle of the garden and then told Adam not to eat of it?
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In 1 Samuel 20:30.. Is Saul saying: “SON of a *****?”?

After reading those verses from 1 sam 20:1-30, it seems like Saul is actually Screaming: You "SON of a *****?"?... but the Bible writers or translators seems to polish that verse with seemingly ...
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When was the first recorded account of pre-tribulation teaching?

I'm not looking for Biblical support of the doctrine, but for a post-Biblical teaching that clearly articulated a pre-tribulation rapture, as opposed to a post-tribulation or mid-tribulation rapture, ...
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144,000: is there any denomination or group holding this symbolic interpretation?

Motivation: We know that a way to express fullness or completion in Hebrew is to double the word, e.g. Isaiah 26:3 speaks of perfect peace as shalom shalom. And there are clear cases in Revelation ...
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Why did the RLDS change its name to the Community of Christ?

There are a lot of people under the impression that the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints changed it's name to the Community of Christ in order to distance it's identity from ...
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Why did the RLDS start giving the priesthood to women?

There is a common belief amongst mainstream LDS that the reason the Community of Christ (formerly the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) started ordaining women with the ...
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Did the Community of Christ denounce the Book of Mormon?

Most Mormons seem to be under the impression that the Community of Christ agreed to denounce the Book of Mormon as scripture in order to be accepted into the World Council of Churches. It's obvious ...
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Were other sins possible in the paradise?

Except for not eating from the tree of knowledge were there any other things that Adam and Eve weren't allowed to do or was everything else allowed?
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From a Calvinist perspective, does Limited Atonement make the Gospel offer empty?

It seems to me that the limited atonement of Calvinism makes the Gospel offer seem empty. Let's say that I hear someone saying that he is in need of $100 and I tell him "I have $100, I can give it to ...
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How are justification and sanctification related to salvation?

Among Evangelicals there are subtle differences in emphasis on how justification relates to sanctification (e.g., Ordo Salutis vs. Historia Salutis).1 My question is not about those subtle ...
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Is 'Non-Catholic Non-Orthodox Modern Western Denomination' an ok definition of Protestant?

One meaning of the term "Protestant" is "a church drawing its roots from the Reformation and the denominations of the Reformers in particular". I have also seen the term extensively used to mean "a ...
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A Warning from Jesus [on hold]

If Jesus really loves everyone, why does Jesus show no mercy on the non believers? Matthew 7:21-23: Not everyone who calls me their Lord will get into the kingdom of heaven. Only the ones who ...
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Do any Protestant denominations organize a canon starting from a collection of books other than the Roman Catholic Church's canon?

It is my understanding that most Protestant groups recognise a 66 book canon which is entirely a subset of the Roman Catholic canon and which was developed by removing the so-called apocrypha from the ...
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Does God love everyone equally?

What is the biblical basis for the idea that God loves everyone equally? Equally meaning he doesn't love someone more or less than anyone else?
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Glorifying the one and only living God [on hold]

Hello children of the one true living God, do you glorify our heavenly Father continually? Monday through Sunday... from sun up to sun down... do you have a personal relationship with our heavenly ...
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A personal relationship with Jesus Christ [on hold]

Hello children of the one true living God, do you have a personal relationship with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ? The Son of God.
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Was Luke, the author of the Gospel and Acts, a slave?

"It is possible that Paul’s “relative” Lucius is Luke, the author of the Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles. On his second missionary journey, Paul may have gone to Troas (where Luke lived—or ...
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What is to happen when a child is conceived out of rape? Does God love him any less? [on hold]

I was wondering if one of you Christianity Theologians could answer my question. Why does God let a man rape a woman and allows a child to be conceived? Does God love that child any less or does God ...
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Faith in the Lord [closed]

If you can't sleep at night, does it mean you have unstable faith in the Lord? I remember reading this somewhere and was just wondering what some people's interpretations of this are/what it means ...
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Could saying that Melchizedek was “without beginning of days or end of life” possibly be a textual error? [migrated]

Few mysteries of the Bible have attracted more interest than the mystery of the identity of Melchizedek. He is mentioned in Genesis 14:14-20; Psalm 110:4; Hebrews 5:6, 10, 6:20, 7:1-17; but Hebrews ...
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How accurate is the movie Prince of Egypt? A few questions about Moses

I just watched the movie The Prince of Egypt (1998), and had a bunch of questions about Moses. Did Moses know he was an Israelite before he killed the Egyptian? When did he know he was an Israelite? ...
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Why are the revelations of Paul in the NT? [duplicate]

Romans and Corinthians, being Paul's revelations and not accountings of the words of Jesus, should you not, by the same reasoning accept the revelations of Mohammad in the Koran? In essence, what ...
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What is an overview of the way Adam and Eve ate and became like God?

And the Lord God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. (Gen 3:22) In what way did Adam and Eve become like God, in knowing good from evil? Most answers to related ...
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Why do some pastors shout their message? Scriptural Support? [closed]

2 Corinthians 10:1-3 “By the meekness and gentleness of Christ, I appeal to you – I, Paul, who am ‘timid’ when face to face with you, but ‘bold’ when away! I beg you that when I come I may not ...
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Does the past tense in the suffering servant song (Isaiah 53) refer to Jesus? [migrated]

I am new to this site and find it great that one can ask questions! My question is concerning a supposed prophecy, that appears to be about Jesus, but a closer look has clued me into something ...
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Was chaos the initial state of the earth at creation? [on hold]

We read in Genesis 1:1-2 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved ...
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Is a covenant the same as a law? [closed]

In my previous post I am drawing my fellow believers their attention to the fact that circumcision is a Covenant and not a law, in no wise a law. But should I be mistaken then kindly let me know this, ...
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Betrayal of Jesus

Annas, Caiphas and all other important people of synagogue knew the identity of Jesus and how he looks.. Then why he was betrayed with a friendship kiss? In Gethsemane garden Jesus was only with his ...
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Are there examples of God forgiving without sacrifice?

So far I have seen, some kind of sacrifice, direct or indirect, is required to have forgiveness from sin. So, my question is - Are there examples of God forgiving our sins without any sacrifice?
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Are we wrong when we call physical circumcision “a law?” [closed]

Acts 7:8 King James Version (KJV) 8 And he gave him the covenant of circumcision: and so Abraham begat Isaac, and circumcised him the eighth day; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat the twelve ...
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Meaning of love and it's reciprocity [closed]

It is often said that God gave us humans a commandment that we should love one another. What does this mean? Is it suggesting that we should care for and look after each other or is it implying ...
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What plausible explanation can we find for the points of contact between Moses in the Pearl of Great Price and the Book of Enoch?

Joseph Smith claimed to have translated the Pearl of Great Price from papyrus in 1851. It includes the Book of Moses in which is found a great deal more about the Prophet Enoch than is found in ...
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Creation vs Evolution [duplicate]

Are the belief in creation and the theory of evolution mutually exclusive? Does holding of one necessarily mean not holding the other? If not please share some examples.
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Permission to print a parallel Bible [duplicate]

Praise the Lord. I have recently published the Tamil Bible in romanised English (or transliteration) to enable the Tamil speaking diaspora who cannot read the Tamil script but are well versed in the ...
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Need to know the reason why the need to be homosexual [closed]

Being gay is that a sin in God sight, can a person be born homosexual?
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Was this teaching (of soul existing before a birth) condemned by the Church?

What's the official name (if any) of the teaching that the soul of a man exists even before he is conceived and that at the moment of conception his soul gets simply "connected" to his newly conceived ...
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What are the arguments for and against Johannine Comma?

There have been many debates regarding the reliability of the Johannine Comma, a verse in 1 John which many textual critics do not think is authentic. What are the arguments for and against the ...

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