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How were the quarter-millennium anniversaries of the resurrection of Jesus commemorated?

I am wondering how the 2034 Easter celebration will look like from the perspective of various Christian churches. I am mostly interested in the Roman Catholics. Since we can only guess, I would like ...
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Recognition of Previous Marriage by the Roman Catholic Church

In a situation in which a non-Catholic, previously married to a non-Catholic, has been married to a Catholic outside the Catholic Church, is it possible to have a Catholic marriage - or recognition of ...
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What is the basis for translating the serpent in Gen. 3 as a being of light?

I've read two books that mentioned that the serpent in Genesis 3:1 which tempted Eve could have been rendered as a "shining one" or being of light rather than a serpent. Is there really a basis for ...
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I'm getting married, but can't do it legally yet [on hold]

I'm currently engaged and are getting married in 2 weeks. Me and my fiancee have been engaged for about 7 months. We planned and paid the wedding ceremony for December, at a very expensive place with ...
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Can you blame non Christians for their actions? [on hold]

Are they not just products of their environments, and products of their influences? Are they not just fighting worldly evil spirits and have no control over their actions? Are they truly able to ...
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revelations 1:11 [on hold]

Jesus was created by the FATHER,He Jesus was the first created means Alpha, GOD is about creation, the none creation are the doctrine of atheism for which is none creation.Been created state a ...
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Worldly Success and Sin [on hold]

In the Bible, Jesus does not say "It is harder for a prostitute/thief/murderer to enter heaven, then for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle." We have the story of the Rich-man and Lazarus, ...
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Why didn't God forgive Satan? [on hold]

I have heard that God likes us to be forgiving, then why is it that He hasn't forgiven his ex-angel Satan? It's not like Satan would have never regretted his mistake as he was God's creation and he ...
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What is the meaning of the bronze serpent used to save the Israelites? [on hold]

In numbers 21: 8, 9 , why is a bronze serpent used to save the Israelites, what does this mean for Christians?
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Why exactly were the Israelites punished? with 40 yrs of desert, what is the lesson for Christians? [on hold]

The Israelites wandered for 40 years in the desert as a punishment? for what exactly? Since the Bible states the Old Testament's lessons are for New Testament believer's benefit, what lesson is there ...
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What does it mean to judge the fatherless?

I came across this verse: Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. (Isaiah 1:17, KJV) What does it mean to judge the fatherless?
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Is there a scriptural basis for preferring particular bible versions? [on hold]

What scriptures can we use that will help us understand how to determine which specific texts or textual streams or translations or manuscripts are the true word of God, or more accurately represent ...
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Book of revelation what is wormwood?

Revelation 8:11 And the name of the star is called WORMWOOD: and the third part of the waters became WORMWOOD; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter. Deuteronomy 29:18 So ...
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Why was Aaron not allowed into the promised land?

God judged Moses and Aaron separately at another event, why wasn't Aaron allowed into the promised land?
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Is Satan's doom settled, or could he still get a reprieve from God?

We have in the book of Revelation, the destination of Satan listed. Is there any indication that Satan could get a reprieve from God; or is his doom sealed? Revelations 20:2-3 NASB And he laid ...
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How did the tradition of Mothering Sunday arise?

Mothering Sunday is a tradition that dates back to at least the 16th century. People would visit their "mother church" either a cathedral or large local church and people were often permitted to ...
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2 Corinthians 2:15-16 - what does this passage mean?

Peace, grace and blessings everyone! I’m new to this board. I look forward to everyone's answer. For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are ...
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If Jesus was sinless then why was he baptized?

If Jesus was sinless what is the biblical bases for needing to be baptized by John? Mark 1:4-5 NIV John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of ...
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What is Martin Luther's approach to liturgical services in light of Paul Tillich?

This article has a line that reads: We would call Luther's approach an evangelical-catholic one. It cites Paul Tillich's use of "catholic substance" or "protestant principle". Can someone ...
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Is theodicy considered an open problem or a solved one, according to catholicism?

Do catholics consider the problem of theodicy (Why God allows evil on this world) an open question, or is it "solved", seeing that so many people have tried to answer it. If it is not solved, what is ...
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According to the LDS church, when was the priesthood lost?

I suppose this has no definitive answer, but maybe I am wrong, so: From an LDS view, when was divine authority in the early church lost? From all I have read and heard so far about the early church, ...
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In whose name was Jesus baptized?

I know that people are baptized now in either: The name of Jesus (Acts 2:38) The name of Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost (Matthew 28:19) But according to scripture, in whose name was Jesus ...
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Did Jesus visit the temple before the wise men came?

I was looking into the accounts of Jesus' birth both in Matthew and Luke and tried to make something of a chronology of the events on a piece of paper so that I can get it clear in my head. The thing ...
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What did Jesus mean in Mark 9:1 by saying that some won't taste death before they see the Kingdom of God come? [duplicate]

He said that some of the people there won't reach death until they've seen the coming of God's kingdom. How does this work? The second coming hasn't occurred yet and all the people there are dead by ...
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Are there Christians that try to change the date of Second Coming through their actions?

I have always assumed that the date of Parousia (the Second Coming of Jesus) is fixed and that humans cannot change it. The wish that it would be soon is one of longing and fulfilment, not one of ...
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Mind erase in heaven? [on hold]

Will people that go to hell have their very existence erased from people that go to heaven? For example lets say John believes in Jesus but hes sister Anna never does. Is there any scripture that ...
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What If the Nephilim Were Also the Giants From Greek mythology? [on hold]

In Genesis 6:4, it mentions the Nephilim, who were great giants and heroes of old. They were the decedents of the daughters of men and the sons of God, or fallen angels. In Greek mythology, they ...
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On what basis do Popes choose their papal name?

Apologies if there is not a good answer to this but I was wondering how papal names are chosen. Is there a specific tendency for taking a papal name that is associated with a tradition or strain of ...
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How do Anglicans, who recognize apostolic succession, trace theirs?

It appears Anglicans claim apostolic succession. How do they trace their apostolic succession?
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Are Christ's Words in the Gospels part of the Old Covenant or the New?

I see this topic pop up in certain Christian circles. Certainly people make the claim that the "Words in Red" in the Gospels (those regarded as the Words of Jesus) are not part of the New Testament ...
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What is considered to be free choice in the context of “choosing to go to hell”?

Let me preface this by stating that I received a Christian education and have seen the idea that individuals choose to go to hell (rather than God sending them there), mostly from a vaguely ...
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Do the Persons of the Trinity need each other? [on hold]

The Persons of Trinity can't be one of three if the other persons do not exist. So does that mean that the Persons of the Trinity need each other?
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Are there physical or psychological conditions that are a barrier to ordination to the Priesthood in the Catholic Church?

It is my understanding that priests in the Old Testament, sons of Aaron, were to be without blemish. [cf. Lev 21:16-24 (RSVCE)]. In the history of Church to the present day, have there been and are ...
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Does the Catholic Church verify whether candidates to the priesthood are really men?

In Catholic Church, only a baptized man can be ordained a priest. cf. CCC 1577 "Only a baptized man (vir) validly receives sacred ordination." The Lord Jesus chose men (viri) to form the ...
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Biblical basis or rational for Christian Identity Movement?

After discovering the Christian Identity movement, and investigating them further to answer another question, I've been pondering how they justify their doctrine. On the homepage of Christian ...
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Does the Catholic church today require for you to pay taxes?

I am a student at a private Catholic high school in New York. I am currently doing a project on the Middle Ages and had this question: does the Catholic church today require for you to pay taxes?
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Is Jehovah Jesus Christ? [on hold]

I have heard people state that the LDS doctrine that Jesus Christ is Jehovah is incorrect. I have been studying the titles of Jehovah in Isaiah 40-48 and I have found that they are similar and in many ...
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Is Jesus speaking in Isaiah 40-48?

In Isaiah chapters 40-48 there are several different titles for God, for example Creator, Redeemer, Savior, The First and the Last, King of Israel. After considering these titles I came to the ...
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What is the Biblical basis that prayer is sufficient as a way to recognize truth?

I have talked to many people who question the theology behind prayer as a way to recognize truth. A common argument is that people may get differing answers. What is the Biblical basis for this?
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How do Lutherans who accept apostolic succession trace theirs?

It appears some Lutherans claim apostolic succession. How do they trace their apostolic succession?
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Do (or did) any Protestant denominations believe in apostolic succession like Catholics do?

Do (or did) any Protestant denominations believe in apostolic succession? If so, who do they consider the most recent valid Pope?
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Who was the last valid pope according to the founders of various Protestant sects? [on hold]

Who was the last valid pope according to the various founders of Protestant sects (e.g., Luther, Calvin, et al.)?
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What common beliefs about salvation do most Protestant & Evangelical denominations share? [on hold]

Many Protestant and Evangelical churches were founded on similar beliefs about what the nature of salvation is and where these ideas come from in scripture. What are these common elements of belief?
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What does Israel being God's chosen people actually infer? [on hold]

The Bible has a lot about the people of Israel being God’s chosen people. For Example: Deuteronomy 7:6-8. My question is does it refer to something other than that he blessed them above other Nations? ...
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Do the angels in Ezekiel 1:10 represent the 4 aspects of creation according to evangelicals?

Ezekiel 1:10 tells of the heavenly creatures with the faces of humans, eagles, lions, and oxen: As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on ...
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Yhwh: Exodus 3, 14. «I am that I am» and relationship to Metaphysics as Ontology? [on hold]

The passage of Exodus 3:14, where God presents Himself as «I am that I am», is it historically previous to Parmenides, the greek philosopher? I'm reading a manual on metaphysics as the ontology, and ...
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How might one categorize all of the books of the New Testament by theme? [on hold]

I've recently been researching the various ways the New Testament has been categorized by scholars. The obvious example is a grouping based on genre, with categories such as biography, historical, ...
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Why did God deliver his message through Jesus instead of a flesh-and-blood prophet? [closed]

Many prophets are mentiond in the old testament, and they are all flesh-and-blood (btw, Muhammad is also flesh and blood). So why did God deliver his message through Jesus (God's "manifestation"), ...
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Comparing Leslie Weatherhead's views on the 'Will of God' and current Baptist Union of Great Britain thought on the same subject

I am reading Leslie Weatherhead's collection of sermons on 'The Will of God' from a book of the same title (ISBN: 9 780687 074822 published by Abingdon Press). He looks at God's will in three ways ...
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How is it consistent to refer to Jesus as a god, as son of god, as a messiah and as a prophet altogether? [closed]

Many refer to the quote "me and god are one". Jesus is also the son of god, and also referred to as a messiah, and a prophet. What makes it consistent to refer to Jesus as god, half-god and ...

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