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Why can't women be priests? [on hold]

I don't see any possible answer. I am not a woman but it does not seem plausible that the God that is so merciful and gracious would limit his priests to men. Why would he do this?
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Why has a Brazilian church built a replica of Solomon's Temple?

An Evangelical-Pentecostal church has built a huge replica of Solomon's Temple in Brazil. But why Solomon's Temple? What does it have to do with Jesus Christ and the Christian faith? It's very odd to ...
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Punishment for sins [on hold]

It is written in the Bible that God is Just enough to forgive all sins and cleanse one from all unrighteousness, if we confess our sins. (1 John 1:9-10). The questions then: Is one still punished ...
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Why do some Christian groups view the most common concept of God in Christianity (the Trinity) as a belief in three gods rather than in one God?

The vast bulk of Christian denominations, representing the overwhelming majority of Christians, subscribe to the doctrine of the Trinity, which, boiled down to its essence, is "one God in three ...
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Is the Wesleyan Quadrilateral present in Luther or in any other pre-Wesley theologians, Protestant or Catholic?

The Wesleyan Quadrilateral, also known as the Methodist Quadrilateral, is a method of theological reflection and of arriving at theological conclusions based on scripture, tradition, reason, and ...
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For the Jewish, was the Messiah suppossed to be God? [on hold]

To my basic knowledge, Jews were waiting, and are still waiting, for their Messiah, who were supposed to be a King (and die? then what?). Yet, Christians claim that Jesus was this Messiah. Even more, ...
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If someone claims himself to be Jesus Christ does The Bible tell me to immediately disbelieve him?

I, as a Christian, believe everything in The Bible. Then I meet a man who claims himself to be Jesus Christ. Can I immediately disbelieve that man based on some arguments from The Bible?
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Differences between the “son of man” and “son of God”

In the holy gospel, I see that Jesus is called as"son of man" in some occasions, whereas "son of God" in some other. By normal thinking it could be concluded that both are statements of ...
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How would God be a mother if he isn't human, or made out of flesh and blood. [on hold]

I'm just trying to understand the logic of people calling God the Mother. Last time I check, God doesn't have a vagina, or a penis. He doesn't get boners, and he doesn't get periods either, so how is ...
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What is the origin of the tradition that Thaddeus founded the Armenian Church?

According to tradition, Thaddeus (aka Jude) and Bartholomew were the first disciples to bring the Gospel to Armenia. As such, they are commemorated as the patron saints of that church. What is the ...
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smell of sulfur [on hold]

Whenever I speak or connect with a certain friend, I always smell sulfur. Never happens any other time. Even when on the phone at a long distance. She has been doing some thing I find immoral. ...
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Is this “4 laws of creation” accurate or does it clash with Christianity? [on hold]

I got this from Spirit Science, its a page on facebook thats really capturing my attention, my hunger for God and salvation is at a begginers level.. please inform me asap.. for "the wolves are on the ...
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What is the significance of what Jesus ate after his resurrection?

Is anyone aware of any special symbolic significance of Jesus eating specifically fish and honeycomb while showing his disciples he was not "a spirit", when he appeared to (and somewhat scared) them ...
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What exactly is monster seed? [on hold]

I was contacted by a priest that was told he was to help me through a problem. He gave me some items to use. One was "monster seed" What exactly is monster seed. I believe he told me Jesus used it as ...
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53 views

how to cast out a demon, spirit that has attached to a women [on hold]

A dear friend and her husband are dealing with a demon in their home. I am a born again Christian. I went to visit and felt the presence of this spirit all over me. When I told her about what I felt ...
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Heaven, sooner or later? [duplicate]

According to Catholic teaching, when you die does your spirit go directly to be judged, then purgatory and off to Heaven? How long till you are in heaven? I am not sure of what book of the Catholic ...
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If God cannot tempt anyone, what is the meaning of the following scriptures?

In light of James 1:13, I would like to know the meaning of the remaining scriptures quoted below. James 1:13 “Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with ...
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Did Jesus perform a single miracle before his fast and temptation?

Did Jesus perform a single miracle before his 40 day fast and temptation by the Devil?
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What is the Catholic explanation for temptation?

I have recently been thinking: Why am I tempted to sin at all? If a Higher Power created me and the universe, as well as a set of laws for me to follow, why am I tempted to break these laws? Did he ...
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What Happens To Atheists? [on hold]

I'm a Catholic, and I have many friends who are Catholics, Atheists, Agnostics, Protestants, Jewish, etc., And I want to know what happens to non-Christians after death according to other Christians. ...
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What is the True Relationship Between God, Jehovah and Christ? [on hold]

Our Saviour said, "And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent." (John 17:3) This should give us a clear understanding of the ...
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Christian Boy Bands [on hold]

I was wondering if anybody on here was aware of any contemporary Christian boy bands. That is, a group similar to N*Sync, One Direction, etc. who are explicitly Christian in their focus. Looking ...
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Bible and nakedness, why is it considered wrong, even after Jesus' sacrifice? [on hold]

There has always been a question that continues to bother me and I can't seem to find a sound explanation for it. If Bible and Christianity imply there is moral burden associated with being nude in ...
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What is truly meant when it is said that Holy Scripture is 'inerrant' according to the Catholic Church?

Granted that further research has been made in collecting a greater amount of old manuscripts of Scripture, certain realizations have been made about the bible that we currently use; there are some ...
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What does “to appeal from the Hell” mean?

I'm new on this site of Stack Exhcange. As a non-native speaker, I've been asking questions on ELL and ELU. However, I thought this might be related with religion (in this case, of course, ...
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According to the penal substitutionary atonement view, why was Jesus' punishment not eternal?

Given Christianity believes that the "punishment for sin is death" (Rom. 6:23, etc.) and that punishment is eternal (2 Thes. 1:9, Matt. 25:41, Rev. 20:10, etc.), how was Christ's punishment a ...
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What is the scriptural basis for the practice of baptizing infants into the faith? Was there ever an example given in the OT or NT of this being done? [duplicate]

In scripture that refers to Baptism I always see the command to either "repent and be baptized" or "believe and be baptized". Since repentance and belief both require a decision and action that is ...
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Catholic Church's History Reflects The life of Christ?

Background: A while back I had a very devout friend of mine explain to me that the life (or as I understood, the History) of the Catholic Church sort of paralleled the life of Jesus. That, like Jesus, ...
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If you were to die today, would you go to heaven? Give the reason for your answer [closed]

The reason for this question is to get a feeling for the reasons people give as to why they will get into heaven.
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What proportion of Christians worldwide identify as Christian for social/cultural reasons rather than religious conviction?

In 2007 survey showed that only half of the French who identify themselves as Catholics believed in God. Some respondents indicated that for them, Catholicism involves a social or cultural ...
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What is the Biblical basis for favoring the Majority Text?

I would like to understand the Biblical evidence that is brought to bear to support a doctrine that either favors a priori or exclusively endorses the Majority Text (commonly referred to in text ...
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What are the 19 gifts of the Spirit, as listed by Leslie Flynn?

I recently heard a preacher say there are 19 gifts of the Spirit. That specific number seems to derive from this book by Leslie Flynn. Most lists, including even those that reference this book, tend ...
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What arguments were made against William Carey's missions efforts?

I am aware that William Carey's efforts to form a missions society and travel overseas as a missionary were opposed by some of his Calvinist (or hyper-Calvinist) Baptist peers. I'm vaguely aware of ...
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What did Jesus mean when he spoke of drinking new wine in his Father's kingdom? [on hold]

I have been taught that the joy of heaven is far beyond what could be offered by sensory joys like eating and drinking. And, as a Catholic I believe that Jesus established the Sacrament of Holy ...
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What makes God a king worthy of praise? [closed]

The question that rises in me every time in a worship service is: Why is God King, worthy of all praise? I believe that God is here. But I can't get the hang on why this is so important. I'm ...
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Is global warming man or biblical? [closed]

Many people disagree with the science community yet the Pope is with the scientist. Is 'End Days' for the coastal community biblical or man made? If it is man made, then it is mans will?
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How can one “buy” oil and “buy” gold, garments, and eye salve if these things can only attained by grace?

From the account of the 10 virgins in Matthew 25, and from the exhortation to the Laodicean Church in Revelation 3:14-22, What is meant by the instruction to "buy" oil, gold, garments and eye salve? ...
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Does the Catholic Church believe prostitution should be legalized?

Aquinas and Augustine seem to put prostitution in the same category as fornication or pre-marital sex: the state should allow fornication and prostitution to exist for the sake of the common ...
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Would Christianity (in general) agree with “That which is necessary is moral”? [on hold]

"That which is necessary is legal" is a doctrine practiced by sane states, so I would like to believe. What about "That which is necessary is moral" ? If so, are there some notable exceptions of ...
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Is there a Christian counterpart to practical kabbalah?

Wikipedia says practical kabbalah is permitted white magic within Judaism. I know of the Old Testament injunctions against various types of sorcery, divination, etc., so this is quite a surprise to ...
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What is the context/hermeneutics of Luke 12.49,50? [closed]

49 I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled? 50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished! (KJV) Is Jesus ...
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Luke 19.22, what precisely is wicked as it pertains to the servant of? [closed]

22 And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow: Evil ...
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Is the “divine service” a service for god or a service for the believer? [on hold]

Christians usually attend a divine service on Sundays. However, the phrase "divine service" is ambiguous for me because I do not understand who is doing a service for whom: Is the believer serving ...
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46 views

Prior to the burning bush event - what was Moses's knowledge of God?

We know that he went to live with the Egyptians from a young age to the age of more or less 40. He then lived in Midean for another 40. It seems that there was no contact with other Israelites. Or was ...
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According to New Testament doctrine, is autocannibalism a sin? (Updated) [closed]

Is there New-Testament scripture that forbids eating yourself? I believe there is scripture that makes it unclean in the old testament, but cannot find reference to anything coming from the new ...
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Peace Artefact and describe your artefact [closed]

How does your artefact promote peace?
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Why Must We Question What Scripture Clearly Says About Baptism? [closed]

Why must we question whatever seems to be stated in the scriptures? Mark 16:15-16 clearly says, "And He said to them, Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. He who has believed ...
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Why don't Protestants engage in monasticism?

One distinction between the vast majority of Protestant denominations and those of the Roman Catholic Church and Orthodox Church is the lack of monasteries and a monastic class. What is an overview of ...
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Question on Decorations and Idols [closed]

I work in technology and I have 2 google android robot figures on my desk because I think they look cool. But then it dawned on me with verse: "You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of ...
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Why was no one able to recognize Jesus as Messiah using prophesy, yet we believe end times prophesy will be easier to clarify? [closed]

Unless I am missing something, it seems that absolutely no one (with the exception, in part, of the wise-men) was able to identify Jesus as the Messiah at His first coming, using the prophesy they ...

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