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What's the name of the process by which the scriptures were written down?

In a Sunday school class I recently attended, the teacher used a word to describe the process by which Scripture was revealed by the Spirit to the Apostles, then written down. I believe the word he ...
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What was the early American church like? [on hold]

Which denominations were prevalent among the churches of North America in the late 17th century and 18th century? During that time, was there significant of cooperation or communication between ...
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By what process were the Scriptures written down? [duplicate]

In a Sunday school class I recently attended, the teacher used a word to describe the process by which Scripture was revealed by the Spirit to the Apostles, then written down. I believe the word he ...
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Do any church writers compare or contrast Jesus and the burning bush?

From the Wikipedia article on Oneness Pentacostalism, Oneness theology specifically maintains that God is absolutely and indivisibly one. It equally proclaims that God is not made of a physical ...
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What does it mean to “pray in the Spirit?”

In a recent small group Bible study sponsored by a local Pentecostal church, attendees were encouraged to "pray in the Spirit". The study leader cited 1 Corinthians 4:15, Ephesians 6:18, and Jude 20. ...
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How does the Bible teach us to direct our prayers?

In a recent Pentecostal prayer meeting I attended, one member, who was a leader in the church, began his prayer with "Holy Spirit, please...", offering up requests for healing, instruction, and ...
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What is the Biblical basis for saying one won't be healed if they lack sufficient faith?

I've heard it said in discussion with teachers in a Pentecostal church, "If you pray and believe, God will heal you." The teaching seems especially motivated by passages like Mark 5:34 and Mark 10:52 ...
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What is the Biblical basis that God does not punish disobedient Christians beyond the immediate natural consequences?

Suppose that a person is faithful and counted among those in Christ, and the person is disobedient in some manner. What is the biblical basis that God does not intervene to punish this Christian ...
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Does God punish Christians for disobedience?

Suppose that a person is faithful and counted among those in Christ, and the person is disobedient in some manner. What is the biblical basis that God punishes this Christian beyond the immediate ...
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Is the sermon on the mount intended for unbelievers? [on hold]

I'd like to know if Jesus' sermon on the mount (Matthew 5-7) is directed at an unbelieving audience or an audience of believers. I'd argue its for unbelievers. At this point in time the disciples ...
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Are these LDS scriptures consistent with LDS doctrine?

In an answer to this question Calvin quoted some LDS scripture from this search on the LDS scripture site. It seems that the word "eternal" might mean continuing forever from some point in time in ...
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Why does God work through people? [on hold]

A fairly simple question, but one I haven't seen asked on this site. Perhaps this question may be to speculative, but I'm asking if there's any biblical evidence that would suggest why God chooses to ...
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What is Alvin Plantinga's view on divine sovereignty and free will?

The main Wikipedia page on Molinism lists Plantinga as one of its (Molinism's) best known advocates. However, Plantinga, in a speech given at Azusa Pacific University, describes himself as "a ...
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does God know the people that are going to hell? [duplicate]

This is a tricky question that i've wanted to ask a long time ago...We christians believe that God is omnipotent, omnipresent and all powerful, and there is also a saying that he knows the beginning ...
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Is there anything like a curse on some people? [on hold]

I was having a debate with one of my friend on whether God exists, and I was in support of this statement.. Then he asked if there is a real God, then why there is so much differentiations without ...
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Does the Bible prohibit women from having any position of power over men?

For example, (i.e. no women presidents or judges), or just the specific roles of head-of-household (earning more money, etc.) and pastor? I got this thought because of Genesis 3:16, where God is ...
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How to reconcile God's promise to Abraham with the current Jewish population?

The current Jewish population in the world is c. 14 million (c. 0.2% of the world's population). In Gn 15:5, God asks Abraham to [l]ook toward heaven, and number the stars, if you he was able to ...
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Is there Christian scripture or literature absolving the old Jewish laws of usury?

Most people are aware that Jewish law forbade earning interest from the lending of money to another. As Christianity gained momentum in the early first and second century, many of the Mosaic laws were ...
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Are there any Catholic sects which disagree with the sinlessness of Mary?

As a protestant, the concept of the sinless state of Mary is one of the hardest aspects of Catholicism to swallow. The historical account of the adoption of this doctrine doesn't lend any credibility ...
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American evangelist Jean Darnell, “UK prophecy 1967” True or false? [on hold]

In 1967, American evangelist Jean Darnell, whilst passing through the UK had a ‘prophetic vision’ about the future of faith in these Islands- particularly regarding Scotland. It was such a powerful ...
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Repentance of Believers in Christ Jesus [on hold]

Why do human beings in the family of mankind following the Resurrected Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ backslide in their own life and need to repent and turn back from their sins to receive the crown ...
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Is God bound to future events? [on hold]

Logically considering the doctrine that God knows the future exhaustively, especially in the versions of it that claim he has absolutist knowledge of the future, I see one major flaw, of which I want ...
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Where does the tradition come from that Noah's sons went separate directions?

I have heard in many places, and was even taught as a child, that Noah's sons, sometime after the Flood, separated and went North, South, and East to repopulate the Earth. The story is commonly used ...
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What does it mean to be Roman Catholic? [on hold]

I need the definition of being a Roman Catholic and also the definition of being Protestant. I'm doing a geography assignment and this is the only part I'm stuck on.
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What happened to the 40 Jews who vowed not to eat or drink until they killed Paul?

In Acts 23, we learn of a conspiracy against Paul after he had been arrested in Jersualem: Acts 23:12-13, 16, 23-24, 31 ESV When it was day, the Jews made a plot and bound themselves by an oath ...
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Was the justification for the crusades different from the justification of “Jihad”? [on hold]

This question arises from this comment in Where do Christians believe the Qur'an came from? The Crusaders killed Jews and Muslims to get to heaven. Muslims today kill Christians and Jews to get ...
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If lesbians breed children without men, would God even consider them Human? [on hold]

Would these "beings" even have souls? I want Biblical reasons why, not just your own personal opinion. I strongly suspect that this type of life would be so outside of Gods creation plan and design ...
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Is the height of first century Judeans evidence against the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin? [on hold]

Does the fact that the average height of Jews in the Roman Province of Judea in the first century was 5'0 impact negatively on the authenticity of the shroud since the height of the figure on the ...
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Skin color of Adam and Eve [on hold]

Were Adam and Eve of the same skin color? If so, how can one explain the different variations of skin color? For example, if Adam and Eve were both of a lighter skin tone, why is it that we have ...
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Christianity + Science [on hold]

Do christians reject the cosmos? Or do Christians believe that is exists but do not think that God made it to hold any kind of importance?
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What is the basis for Baptism by immersion? [duplicate]

Some pastors give baptism by immersion, and some by sprinkling holy water on the person being baptized. What is the Biblical basis for baptism by immersion?
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Why does God ignore amputees but listens to invisible disease patients? [on hold]

So no matter how hard an amputee prays they will never get their arm back. But anyone with an invisible disease can pray to God and if it heals it is a miracle attributed to God and it is claimed that ...
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Is the unpardonable sin unpardonable? [duplicate]

I understand that in Matthew 12:31-32, Jesus says to the Pharisees, “Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven ...
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Does human effort oppose God's grace?

A pastor in my church once told me that "human effort does not oppose God's grace", I.E. to say, as long as you do your best (which is impossible to attain, but you try any way), God will indeed do ...
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Why is Satan often depicted as a human with goat like features? [on hold]

I am trying to establish why the goat is usually used as a satanic symbol. For centuries, Satan has been depicted with goat like features, usually just the hooves, but sometimes with a goat head, or ...
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Everyone is sufferring - Godly and UnGodly people [on hold]

1 John 5:19 We know that we are of God, and that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one. When the world is under control of Lucifer, why did other religion struggle and faced many ...
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How can an omniscient God say that all he created was good and then make changes as though he forgot something? [on hold]

When God created all things, he said it was very good (Genesis 1:31). Yet he went ahead and made changes, as though it wasn't good enough. As an example of a change, God decided to create Eve out of ...
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science and God [on hold]

Being a high-schooler, I have taken biology and anatomy. People have said that science has disproved the existence of God... I am nowhere NEAR losing faith in the Lord, but how do I combine the two? ...
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LDS Church and Genealogy Research (What is the connection?)

Forgive my ignorance in asking this question, or if I am making a sweeping generalization. But I feel like my observation is a very common one, and I am surprised that nobody else has asked the ...
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Judas in heaven [on hold]

Question regarding Judas Iscariot. Judas was a Jew by both religion and ethnicity, which would qualify him as one of the chosen. Can we therefore expect to see Judas in heaven? Thanks for your ...
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some questions about guardians angels. And what jesus said about guardians angels? [on hold]

In the new testament, did jesus talk about guardians angels ? what he said about them ? did jesus had a guardian angel ? has it a name ? are the angel eternal like our soul ? do I shall meet my ...
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Where did the term “Jew” come from? [on hold]

At what point did the Israelites start being called Jews and more importantly, why? Answers can cite biblical and extra-biblical sources.
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Why did Jesus need to be baptized? [closed]

I was recently reading through Wikipedia's article on the Baptism of Jesus, I came across this passage on the historicity of the event. Basically, it argues that Jesus' baptism would have been ...
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What is the cross in the mantra “carry your own cross”?

Why did Jesus carry the cross and why did he say that everyone should take up their own cross? And what is the cross anyway?
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What is Roman Catholic Church's official view on the nature of Christ?

One question that has haunted the Catholic Church from the very beginning is about the way divine and human are related in the person of Jesus Christ. The differences in doctrines have lead to the ...
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Who was the Egyptian that led the revolt of the Assassins in Acts 21?

When Paul was arrested in Jerusalem he was mistaken for an anarchist Egyptian: Acts 21:37-38 ESV As Paul was about to be brought into the barracks, he said to the tribune, “May I say something to ...
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Is there any spiritual significance to Simon carrying the cross of Christ? [on hold]

Jesus emphasized the need for His followers to take up their cross and follow Him: Matthew 16:24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take ...
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Where in Scripture does it say that God requires a sacrifice to forgive sin?

If you correctly identify the characters, you will discover that YHWH never asked Abraham to sacrifice Isaac. In fact, YHWH (i.e. the Sovereign Almighty Creator Power of Ancient Biblical Israel did ...
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Which Psalms did Wesley leave out in Sunday Service of the Methodists? and why?

John Wesley published a modified Book of Common Prayer under the name Sunday Service of the Methodists, in which he says in the preface: I believe there is no Liturgy in the world, either in ...
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Why was there a 'governor' at the Wedding in Cana?

The miracle of the Wedding at Cana is described in John 2. There are specific references to a 'governor'/'ruler' of the feast in John 2:7-10. What role did a 'governor' at a wedding perform at this ...

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