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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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According to Roman Catholic Church is it only via Jesus you can come in Heaven?

Normally it has been said that you only enter Heaven by believing in Jesus. But can you say that that is absolutely and exclusive or do you have to leave an opening because we don't always knows the ...
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Is there any extra-Biblical 'evidence' of Herod's murder of babies?

When Herod heard of the news from the kings form east that there was a new king (Jesus) born, he ordered the killing of all boys younger than the age of two. So that would have been a great slaughter. ...
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Why are some words of Jesus in Aramaic transliterated in the Gospels of Mark?

There are a few instances in the Gospels where the words originally spoken by Jesus are transliterated . For instance, we see at Mark 5:41 ;" He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum!” ...
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Always forgiveness [on hold]

In revelations souls are judged.Why then is one saved while the other is taken when even though when one has sinned and they repent.We are taught to always forgive.Then why aren't all who repent ...
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Law and The Lamb? [on hold]

It's says in Romans I believe. Law only governs the living. The Lamb of God and also Jesus Christ have died but are alive. How then does law govern them? I would say only All Mighty God has rule over ...
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Breaking the law - spiritually/mentally vs physically [on hold]

Jesus raised the bar so to speak by saying a law is broken by participating in the thought or desire and not only by actions: Matthew 5:27-28 Lust “You have heard that it was said, You shall not ...
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Where does the concept of “unconditional love toward others” come from?

What tradition or theology does the concept of "unconditional love toward others" derive from, and how is it reconciled with the need of repentance for absolution along with a similar process for ...
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50 questions before I can comment? [migrated]

Do I have this straight. I need to ask enough questions to get 50 reputations before I can place a comment?
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What is an overview on how pastors are compensated? [on hold]

Can you help me finding out what is biblically speaking a "fair" compensation for a pastor / staff? Thanks! Alex
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Should i be concerned how money i give to a ministry is beeing used? [on hold]

I just found out that about 40% of my churches money goes to the employees of the church. Also about 30% goes to building and administrative costs. Leaving about 1/3 for outreach and Mission trips ...
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Is there any apocryphal gospel where someone else is crucified?

In Islam Jesus is not crucified but instead of Him someone else is crucified, and Jesus went directly to heaven. Moslims told me that Mohammed received his information about Jesus from the angel ...
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The appointed time [on hold]

(B'resheet) Genesis 1:14-19: 14 Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and ...
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Do miracles prove that God exists [on hold]

Before you answer, please don't say that they don't prove God exists because according to my RS teacher, they do. Do miracles (please state which ones) prove that God exists?
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understanding the message of grace [on hold]

If jesus died in my place,took away all my sins,declared me "NOT GUILTY"see also Romans 8:1-2,the word condenmation(or rather judgement)has lost its place in my life.my question is;what kind of ...
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At what point is a new soul created according to the Catholic Church?

It seems clear that Catholic Church rejected Origen's claim that souls were created and existed before conception and birth. Does the Church pinpoint fertilization of the egg as the moment a soul is ...
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Information about Easter and Ash Wednesday [on hold]

I need to know more about Easter tide and more about Ash Wednesday. I would also like to know more about fat Tuesday. I have a limited amount of time to get this project turned in to my teacher; ...
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Why do some Bible Translations omit John 7:53-8:11?

When I tried to look at the verses quoted in this question Ihttp://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/5903/what-did-jesus-write-on-the-ground/ I found that in the New World Translation of the ...
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What type of “dragon” is implied by the seven headed serpent of revelation? [migrated]

Most symbols of revelation are easy to understand - a lamp, a frog, a city, etc. The "seven headed serpent" however is harder to form a basis for comparison for. In the context of the scriptures and ...
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In Catholicism, do the teachers more truly constitute the “church” than the hearers?

While reading Louis Berkhof's Systematic Theology, I found him claiming that Catholicism makes an important distinction between the teaching church (ecclesia docens) and the hearing church (ecclesia ...
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If the number 3 means Trinity in Christianity Doctrine then What does number 4 and 22 signify in Christianity? [on hold]

So,do the number's 4 and 22 have any significance and meaning in Christianity? (Some believe that the numbers 4 and 22 are even outside the parameters of Christ himself and the universe in general.Is ...
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Why are there only male popes?

I didn't found sources of female popes (I don't count "Pope Joan", as it wasn't respected from the society). Does give the Bible or Theology give a reason/explanation for that? I'm of course aware of ...
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Why did Jesus confront the official who had slapped Him in the presence of the High Priest?

John 18:20-23 (NIV) reads: “I have spoken openly to the world,” Jesus replied. “I always taught in synagogues or at the temple, where all the Jews come together. I said nothing in secret. Why ...
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How do Christian churches justify making graven images? [on hold]

Exodus 20:4 You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below In light of the verse above, how do Christians / ...
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Crusades and the effect they had [on hold]

How did the crusades effect the kings in the time era? I have looked at other websites, but they didn't help me.
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Why do Christian leaders of today who know that Constantine added Pagan tradition into Church continue to allow it? [on hold]

In a study not just on Christmas and Easter, but on every Pagan connection to Christianity. I have found that most Christians from Constantine hold on to Colossians 2:16, Therefore do not let ...
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What is the Catholic Church's position on the relationship between science and religion?

Hugh Ross in his book Navigating Genesis states that the "non-overlapping magesteria" model for the relationship between science and religion (of whom Stephen Jay Gould is a proponent) is endorsed by ...
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What is the biblical basis for commemorating the birth of Jesus?

For many Christian denominations, Christmas is the highest holiday of the year. What is the biblical basis for commemorating/celebrating the birth of Jesus, regardless of the particular day of the ...
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Is celebrating Christmas required of Catholics?

I understand that Catholics are obligated to attend mass and take communion on Christmas — but are they obligated to celebrate Christmas in the traditional tree-in-the-house, gift-giving sense?
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What is Church of England's doctrine on unbaptised dead infants and how was it formed?

The penultimate rubric in the Book of Common Prayer Public Baptism Service reads: "It is certain by God's Word, that children which are baptized, dying before they commit actual sin, are undoubtedly ...
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What is the state of Christianity among the Huaorani people today?

In January of 1956, several American missionaries (Jim Elliot and Nate Saint being the best known) attempted to reach a remote tribe in Ecuador in an endeavor that has become known as Operation Auca. ...
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What common apologetic arguments support the view that it is more likely that Jesus was resurrected than his body was stolen?

I am curious as to why Christians think that the resurrection hypothesis is more plausible and probable than any of the many alternative explanations like the body being stolen. I look forward to ...
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Were there any female priests in the temple?

Were there any female priests in the temple in Jerusalem at any time?
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Would restoring Christian worship to Biblical Christianity necessitate the removal of the Bible from those churches? [closed]

Early worship did not contain The Gospels before 65AD yet the Gospel spread with great success with no modern compilations of any scriptures being used to pass it on. Those Protestant Churches that ...
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How does the Catholic Church interpret “you are gods” in John 10:34?

Jesus was blamed by the Jews because he made Himself God. So Jesus defended Himself by saying that is written in Ps 82 that 'you are gods'. John 10:34 DRB Jesus answered them, Is it not written ...
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Video link where expositor says “How are we losing against this people?” [on hold]

As to what I remember he was talking about the education of the medieval scholastics, saying the inmense amount and quality of knowledge the participants of the "Disputatios" had and the phrase came ...
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Lutheranism- how do you describe its theology in terms of Arminianism and Calvinism?

Before you think I am entirely unaware of church history, I do realize Luther lived before Calvin and Arminius. Also, it would be inappropriate to ask if its more "Calvinistic" or "Arminian" because ...
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Does the Catholic Church have any official opinion on file sharing/piracy etc? [closed]

Question: What does the Catholic Church have to say about this? If there is no official stand, please give me the next best thing (which I guess would be some priest or bishop with a Wikipeda page ...
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Can Molinism be Arminian theology?

Can Molinism (or middle knowledge) "work" within Arminian theology or is it something else entirely? I recently read a post by Roger Olson who believes that this theology is somewhat compatible with ...
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What is the first known record of Lord's Prayer?

I have heard that the original version of Lord's Prayer was written in Galilean Aramaic, other sources say that the language was Greek, and a few other sources say that the first written record of the ...
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Where can I find the original scanned BCP printed in 1662?

Where can I find the original scanned Book of Common Prayer printed in 1662?
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Is there a term for a marriage between a Catholic and a Protestant?

I know that different denominations have different rules about inter-denominational marriages. Is there a specific term for this kind of marriage? I'm looking for any term from anywhere. Best case, ...
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Slaves of the High Priest [closed]

John's Passion account references slaves of the High Priests. Were they really servants, or were they slaves in the normal sense of the word? And what was the official understanding of slavery in ...
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What are the current views of the Catholic Church on the right to secession?

I’ve recently heard an interesting opinion that no entity has moral right to exercise authority upon any social group that is unwilling to remain under this authority (excluding inmates). Therefore, ...
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When did Apostle Paul write the epistle to the Romans?

When did Apostle Paul write the epistle to the Romans, when he was staying in Rome or during his stay in Corinth?
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Did the Apostle Paul actually go to Rome?

What is the biblical evidence that the Apostle Paul actually went to Rome?
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Telling Evangelism to other people in public place? [closed]

Is it good to tell Evangelism to other people in places like bus stop ,school,...?Is any violate with social world ,is could be a bad manner images for non-believer?
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Did GOD create pathogens after the sin of Adam and Eve? [closed]

Did GOD create pathogens after the sin or fall of Adam and Eve?

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