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Why would God create some people to be prone to homosexuality if it's so bad?

If it is true love does it really matter? I mean you can't just stop loving or feeling the way you feel about someone whether they're the opposite sex or not. I just don't understand why God even ...
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Forgiveness for your brother

My brother and I are really strong, But when he dates someone that I think isn't right for him because the way she changes her and causes trouble. And I confront him and he doesn't care to lessen to ...
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What is known about the Apostle Paul's family?

Did Paul's wife travel with him and then he became a widower? Does Pharisee of Pharisees mean that his family goes back several generations, father, grandfather, etc. of Pharisees? What does Roman by ...
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According to Jehovah's witnesses, why does an active force have a name?

Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: (KJV) From my understanding of Jehovah's witness theology, ...
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Sexual role play in a marriage [on hold]

What does the Bible say about sexual role play in marriage. that is sex toys and anal sex for both partners?
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Wise use of time. “Love verses facts” [on hold]

Question: Why do "seemingly" most "Cheist believing" people dwell on spending so much time on human egotistical thought processes instead of focusing the very things God himself said are most ...
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Why First Epistle to St. John by St. Ignatius of Antioch is considered to be spurious?

Why First Epistle to St. John by St. Ignatius of Antioch is considered to be spurious? Were there any valid reasons put forth to consider it as spurious? The wiki page and this Catholic source only ...
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Scriptural basis for monarchical episcopate

What scriptural basis has traditionally been put forth by the Catholic and the Orthodox Churches to support the idea of monarchical episcopate (the idea that there must be only one bishop over a city ...
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Why Saul named 2 of his sons Eshbaal?

A common practice in Israel at that time is to incorporate god's name when naming son. Two of Saul's sons have interesting name. Merib-baal and Eshbaal http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mephibosheth ...
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Will God add evil to me and remove from my stable if I interpret the Bible? [on hold]

I'm a Roman Catholic and I've had a few moments of miracles happening to me in my life. The feeling of distance and closeness to God is proportional to purgatory beliefs which are an interpretation of ...
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How do we understand the balance of grace and justice in the Mosaic covenant? [on hold]

Then the LORD passed by in front of him and proclaimed, “The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth; who keeps lovingkindness for ...
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How does scripture reconcile the idea that God hates his enemies while he tells us to love ours? [on hold]

Scripture tells us that God hates the sinner and wicked: Psalm 5:5, “You hate all workers of iniquity.” Psalm 7:11, “God is angry with the wicked every day.” Psalm 26:5, “I have hated the assembly ...
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God said to us loved your enemies. Then how can God hate his enemies? [on hold]

Hi my name is Perry Stephens and I was just wondering how can God say to love are enemies But he also says he hates all those who sin and break his commandments?
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How are emendations to the Masoretic Text viewed within the doctrine of inerrancy?

This was prompted by an answer to another question of mine which quoted a source that noted alternative vocalization of the Masoretic text as an example of liberal tendencies in the NRSV. This ...
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How do Calvinists explain Luke 19:41-44

How do Calvinists explain Luke 19:41-44: 41 And when he drew near and saw the city, he wept over it, 42 saying, “Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! ...
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When and where does the statement, “Christ paid the penalty for our sins” first appear?

The statement, "Christ paid the penalty for our sins" does not appear in the Bible. When in the history of Christian theology did this specific statement first appear? Who said it? Please provide ...
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What should I do to atheists trying to convert me? [on hold]

Many Atheists always tell me to convert and accept THEIR beleifs, and they go on and talk about evolution, and all those other theories.I always block them on KIK messanger, but I somewhat feel like I ...
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1 Kings 3:16-28 - The Story of Solomon and the Two Mothers

I'm reading through Samuel and Kings at the moment (basically the same book, I know). I've just come to the well-known story of Solomon and the two (prostitute) mothers. I was wondering whether this ...
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What is the immediate functional impact of Yahweh no longer being in Israel's midst? [on hold]

How would have Israel, and the author if this passage understood the practical/literal impact of Yahweh no longer being in their midst? Ex. 33:1-3 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, “Depart, go up from ...
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Why would God permit divorce because of Israel's “hardness of heart”?

When questioned about divorce, Jesus refers to the Mosaic law and explains why God allowed divorce certificates in the first place. Mark 10:2-9 ESV And Pharisees came up and in order to test him ...
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Are Exodus 24:9-11 and Exodus 24:12-14 two separate trips, or two stages in one trip? [migrated]

I'm having trouble understanding the sequence of events here. first we see this: Ex. 24:9-11   Then Moses went up with Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, and they saw ...
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Was Israel to be without heating or an ability to cook food on sabbath? (Exodus 35:2-3) [migrated]

Ex. 35:2-3   “For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day you shall have a holy day, ba sabbath of complete rest to the LORD; whoever does any work on it shall be put to death. “You shall ...
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Are there one or two covenants in Exodus? Clarifying the role of the first set of laws compared to the second set

Im a little confused by some commentaries as to how they describe the laws given to Moses. We see a first set of commands listed in Exodus 20:1-17 and 20:22-23:33. These are then agreed upon by ...
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Is there a theological lesson (modern or traditional) in who carved the tablets for each set of the Ten Commandments?

With regard to the actual stone tablets of the Ten Commandments (not the writing on them), in the first case it clearly describes the tablets of being made by Yahweh, whereas in the second case they ...
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Why did heaven need to be purified by Christ's blood?

Hebrews 9:23, speaking of Moses purifying the earthly tabernacle and Jesus the heavenly home with blood, says, It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be ...
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What's the difference, if any, between the Swedenborgian and Oneness Pentecostal doctrines of God?

Both Oneness Pentecostals and Swedenborgians could, it seems to me, be described as "modalist" in contrast with "trinitarian." Obviously there are plenty of general differences between the two church ...
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Ephesians 1:5 adopted sons of God [migrated]

What is meant by adopted sons of God in Ephesians 1:5. I don't find the term anywhere else on the Bible.
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Is faith required for miracles? If so, whose? [on hold]

I recently found myself in the situation where I was asked by a friend to pray for the healing of a friend of theirs who had just been diagnosed with cancer. Neither my friend nor her friend is ...
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Is the Holy Bible more about the death or resurrection of Jesus? [on hold]

Is the Holy Bible more about the death or resurrection of Jesus? Which of the two does the Bible put more light on?
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Indwelling of the Holy Spirit

Does the Bible speak or show a non-miraculous indwelling of the Holy Spirit? In other words, does the Bible speak of anyone who had the Spirit who could not preform miracles? Was not the sign/prove ...
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Is there a consensus on understanding the meaning of “thick darkness” that can be “felt”? [on hold]

 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward the sky, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even a darkness bwhich may be felt.” So Moses stretched out his hand toward ...
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Is the intent of 2 Kings 23:25 intended to be taken literally? [migrated]

With regards to this statement about Josiah: Before him there was no king alike him who turned to the LORD with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his might, according to all the law ...
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Why was Ham cursed for seeing his father naked ? Genesis 9:22

Need clarity I don't understand why Ham was cursed for seeing his father naked This is found in Genesis 9:22-25
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Why doesn't faith heal like it did when Jesus was alive? Aka, “yes-no-wait” [on hold]

Throughout the Gospels, people suffering various ailments would come to Jesus to ask for healing. Almost always, Jesus responds by (1) praising their faith and (2) healing the person. Of course, many ...
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Who is Enoch's mother? How is Enoch born? [duplicate]

Adam and Eve had two children Cain and Abel. Cain killed Abel. There is no knowledge about a female companion for Cain(male) in the Bible. Genesis 4:17 Cain had a son Enoch. Who is Enoch's mother? ...
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Was Jesus' human nature included in the Trinity?

Since Jesus had two natures, one divine and one human, is human nature included in the Trinity, or just the divine nature? What did the early Christians and the traditions have to say about this?
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What is Soul made of as per christianity? [closed]

As per Christianity, What are the elements of which Soul is made of? Update: I am asking about views of Mainstream Christianity. To Mainstream i mean, The basic teachings on Elements of Soul, which ...
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I love an other faith girls,she is ready to be converted to a christian and grow our child as RC,Could i marry her in church without parents help? [closed]

I love an Islam girl,Her parents wont permit in converting to christian but she is ready to be converted . Please help us by showing a right way to marry her in church without either of our parents ...
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Are foster children considered covenant children in Presbyterianism?

They are on the one hand a part of the household but on the other hand not legally adopted and may be ultimately reunited with their birth parents. So Presbyterians of a confessional variety like PCA ...
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What were the disciples afraid of?

In Mark 10:32 it says 32 And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus went before them: and they were amazed; and as they followed, they were afraid. And he took again the ...
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What was the charge that was given by the Jewish court to Jesus? [closed]

I need this for a bible trivia! So I can beat the game and it's rlly important to me, so please tell me.
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Why are archdeacons (Anglican, Catholic, or Orthodox) called “The Venerable”? What is the origin, in Latin and English, of this title?

Wikipedia doesn't seem to provide a fleshed-out etymology of this title. Who first held it? When did its usage become applied to all archdeacons. And do archdeacons ever have issues with the title, ...
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Do the Orthodox pray to John the Baptist?

Do the Orthodox pray to John the Baptist? If not, why not? Do they have any special reasons for not praying to him?
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Hosea 2:16-17 or Hosea 2:14-15?

Should the following scriptures be Hosea 2:16-17 or Hosea 2:14-15 Complete Jewish Bible: “But now I am going to woo her — I will bring her out to the desert and I will speak to her heart. I will ...
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Does any version of the Anglican church associate 'confirmation' with the Baptism of the Holy Ghost?

I know the question may seem weird, but I was reading an old history book the other day and the author seemed to be an old high Church Anglican that put a lot of weight on ceremony and I was very ...
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Is there any explanation from the early church Fathers as to why there is no record of the Apostles being baptized?

I never really noticed this before but it does seem odd that everyone is to be baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, yet it does not appear that the Apostles were. At least there is ...
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Why did Jesus use a Greek proverb when He spoke Aramaic to Saul in Acts 26:14?

Saul spoke Greek, Aramaic, Hebrew, and Latin (there are many references). Jesus spoke Aramaic, Greek, and Hebrew (again there are many references). In Acts 26:14, Paul (who at this time was using his ...
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Why aren't the Oriental and Eastern Orthodox Churches in communion with each other?

Both the Oriental and Eastern Orthodox Church worship the same God and the Blessed Mother Virgin Mary and the Saints and the Holy Trinity. Do language and cultural differences separate them? What ...
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How did the Christian movement distinguish itself from Judaism?

Can anyone explain to me how Christianity distanced itself from Judaism and set itself apart?

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