-1
votes
0answers
47 views

Scriptures which show how the soul of man differs from the angels? [on hold]

I'm trying to understand the difference between angels, and the soul of man, since these are the only creations of God which appear to have free will. Man has been given multiple opportunities to ...
5
votes
1answer
43 views

When did the Community of Christ (formerly RLDS) adopt the doctrine of the Trinity?

The Community of Christ–formerly known as the Reformed Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (RLDS)–is a schism of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). They separated from the ...
3
votes
0answers
18 views

How do people who believe in immediate heaven for believers at death explain Tabitha?

In Acts 9:36-41 is the story of Tabitha (a.k.a. Dorcas) who died and was raised to life through the prayer of Peter. That would seem to conflict with a commonly held view among theologically ...
7
votes
4answers
865 views

Are Calvinism and Arminianism compatible?

This question may seem ridiculous at first glance, but bear with me... As I learn more about Calvinism and Arminianism I am struck with the notion that they are each based on Scripture, and each ...
1
vote
2answers
72 views

Does the Bible explain why God chose Israel? [on hold]

There are several nations in the world. And surely, there were several in the time of Abraham and Moses. Does the Bible tell us why God choose only to lead the Israelites and not the rest?
-2
votes
1answer
31 views

Animals eating animals - Noah

I have a question, its bothering me. Noah saved all the animals from the flood, when the flood was over Noah released the animals as well including lions tigers and other now known to be meat eaters. ...
-5
votes
0answers
26 views

Can Christians read through the Bible? [on hold]

Can Christians read through Bible? If you say that the Bible is reserved tell today let's read it and see the truth .. NIV 2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth— for your love is more ...
-5
votes
0answers
31 views

Can Christians read through the Quran? [on hold]

Can Christians read through Quran? If you say that Mohamed PBUH invented the Quran let's read through the Quran and see the truth .. Sahih International translation In the name of Allah , the ...
2
votes
2answers
170 views

Historicity of which Biblical characters is recognized by Archaeology/History?

I know that Historicity of certain Old testament Kings is recognized. However some like Jonah or Job aren't know to fields of Archaeology or History. What information, evidence do we have and for ...
4
votes
1answer
714 views

When did sin and evil in the universe first appear?

According to Catholicism and Protestantism (I am not aware of any division over this) When did evil in the universe first appear and what was the originating cause of it? Note: I mean the immediate ...
5
votes
3answers
129 views

How could the person in Luke 9:49 cast out demons without Jesus' mandate?

Luke 9:49 (ESV): John answered, “Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he does not follow with us.” The 12 (and later the 70) only started ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

Does Joyce Meyer preach salvation by faith in Jesus alone (ie not works)?

A non-Christian colleague is really interested in Joyce Meyer and is watching a lot of her talks. I don't know much about her (I only saw one talk and it was soundly Biblical). Does she preach the ...
2
votes
1answer
46 views

What is the gist of CARM's critisizm of Joyce Meyer?

Joyce Meyer was accused of false teaching by CARM, I can find no response from Joyce Meyer ministries as to misrepresentation, and CARM refer to some poor audio tapes and her book written in 1993. Do ...
12
votes
4answers
1k views

Heaven/Paradise/Sheol, Hell/Hades/The Lake of Fire

What is the difference between Heaven/Paradise/Sheol How about Hell/Hades/The Lake of Fire? Are they synonyms, are they different places?
2
votes
1answer
150 views

Was Calvin a Nestorian?

Was John Calvin a Nestorian? I ask because of the (at least superficial similarity) between the extra calvinisticum and Nestorian thought, and because his theology of the Lord's Supper has ...
-2
votes
1answer
57 views

Where did Jesus tell us Satan's throne was, in the NT? [on hold]

Jesus told us in the New Testament that Satan had a throne on the earth. Where was this? Message to the Church in Pergamum 12"And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: The One who has ...
3
votes
5answers
200 views

What is the basis for the belief that Eve was created on the sixth day, like Adam?

I have always thought that Eve was created on the sixth day, a bit later in the day than Adam. However, I recently discovered that some believe Eve was created on a later day. What, then, is the ...
7
votes
4answers
131 views

What is the biblical argument against baptism by sprinkling/pouring?

What is the biblical basis for the idea that it is wrong or incorrect to baptize by sprinkling or pouring the water? Growing up as a baptist I heard this all the time. Related, but opposite: What is ...
9
votes
2answers
8k views

What is the difference between mind and soul (if any) [on hold]

For reference, this question asks whether there is a difference between the soul and spirit. Assuming that your spirit is the heavenly nature of man, is the soul the same thing as mind, as in ...
8
votes
1answer
391 views

When was the Bible formally declared to be inerrant and/or infallible?

Fundamentally*, an inerrant Bible is one without errors and an infallible Bible is one that cannot have errors, as David Stratton pointed out in his answer. As for the Roman Catholic Church, all of ...
4
votes
1answer
35 views

What are the similarities and differences between the LDS and RLDS D&C?

The Community of Christ (formerly RLDS), has more sections to their Doctrine and Covenants –163 sections. This is 25 more than what's in the LDS Doctrine and Covenants. I notice also that many of ...
18
votes
6answers
6k views

What is the biblical support for or against Luck?

I'm curious what the Bible says about Luck. Is this something that is a real occurrence or is every little detail ordained and controlled by God (fate). I searched biblegateway and did not find ...
-2
votes
0answers
14 views

Ecumenical Charismatic Catholics as compared to traditional Catholicism

I am asking someone who is a Catholic to explain the main differences between the beliefs of Ecumenical Charismatic Catholics and traditional Catholicism. I have done some research and found that some ...
4
votes
2answers
133 views

Is there a Biblical basis for the concept that demons have an odor?

I've seen that in Pentecostal and Charismatic churches while doing (what I would call a type of) exorcism some claim to smell the demon. They express the smell as "sour" or something rotten. Bible ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

Percent of those baptized as infants falling away from Christianity [closed]

Are there any studies done to find out what percent of people baptized as infants identify themselves as Christians as adults? Bonus points if you find a study that also looks for the percents of ...
-4
votes
1answer
53 views

Did Judas identify Jesus with a kiss because Jesus could change his features? [on hold]

The apocryphal gospel Pseudo-Cyril of Jerusalem “On the Life and the Passion of Christ” says that Judas identified Jesus with a kiss (as related in three canonical gospels, Matthew 26:48; Mark 14:44; ...
14
votes
2answers
8k views

How did the Crusades affect the Pope's power and authority?

How did the Crusades affect the Pope's power/authority, during and after the Crusades? The Crusades, from Wikipedia The Crusades were a series of religiously sanctioned military campaigns, called ...
3
votes
8answers
3k views

Was God living in darkness before the creation of light?

After reading this question, another question came to my mind. If God created the light only after the creation of the universe, then does it mean there was no light in Heaven? If we read the context ...
-2
votes
1answer
22 views

Does scripture refer to the second death only when stating “Death entered the world”? [on hold]

We know that the World will fade away both from scripture as well as the fact that someday the sun will exaust its fuel and that will bring about the end of everything living, not considering any ...
-3
votes
1answer
39 views

What happend when God said -Let there be Light [on hold]

Is God , God of this solar system or the entire universe? If he is for entire universe.. Then when he said let there be light - Did all the infinite stars get created at once? And theres a huge ...
-3
votes
0answers
29 views

God Sent his Son Jesus to die for? [on hold]

God sent Jesus .His son to die for our sins. But it is said that we all are his sons. So to summarize. God sent his son to die for his sons.?!!! Why did he even do that? If we were going in the Wrong ...
2
votes
1answer
126 views

What Biblical evidence/evidence did CS Lewis base his idea of sehnsucht/Joy on?

That is, that we sense that there is some ineffable object to our desires and that this proves that there is something beyond this World and life (for it makes the enjoyment of those goods pale in ...
3
votes
1answer
84 views

Within the Catholic Church, when and by whom did the story that Jesus was born in a house arise?

This post is a counterpart to this other question of mine: What is earliest mention of the Church tradition that Jesus was born in a cave? In the World Library Publications Missalettes, which have ...
-1
votes
0answers
25 views

Where can I find a thorough Catholic examination of the book of Ecclesiastes

I'm looking for an authoritative interpretation of Ecclesiastes but all of the priests I feel comfortable talking to about this with the necessary length have come down with incurable degenerative ...
0
votes
1answer
68 views

What is the difference between original sin and original guilt?

This is a question that every convert to Eastern Orthodoxy always asked. The question can be stated differently: Does the Catholic doctrine of Original Sin include Original Guilt? Fr. John Romanides ...
27
votes
4answers
37k views

What evidence is there that Jesus was a carpenter?

I was about to say this in another discussion somewhere else, and wondered: do we know that? As in "it's mentioned or at least hinted at in $book $chapter:$verse"? Or is it just a very likely ...
3
votes
1answer
115 views

Is the Holy Watcher of Daniel 4:23 of a Similar Class to those Found in Scroll of Enoch?

Daniel makes mention of a holy watcher, which is an interesting distinction from the usual references to angels. Is this of a similar class to the watchers found in the scroll of Enoch? Or is this ...
7
votes
3answers
189 views

How is the Catholic belief in Purgatory supported?

There is already this question on this site: What is the Biblical support for Purgatory? But I believe there might be more the the Catholic argument. We know that Catholics regard the Holy Tradition ...
7
votes
4answers
316 views

How does Jesus show love by suffering?

I wonder, how does the suffering of Jesus/God show love. I cannot believe that Jesus suffered to forgive our sins. If God is love, God doesn't need to make a terrible sacrifice to forgive our sins. ...
6
votes
3answers
229 views

Why is Apostolic succession required in some denominations?

Many of the old churches such as the Roman Catholics and the various Orthodox churches hold to the principle of Apostolic succession. To quote from Wikipedia: The Orthodox Church traces its ...
14
votes
2answers
284 views

Is any of Jesus' carpentry still around?

Is there any of Jesus' carpentry still around or artifacts that people believe can be attributed to Jesus' work as a carpenter? Obviously this can't be answered with scripture alone. Since Google ...
5
votes
3answers
145 views

Does Catholicism confound the role of “elder” and “priest”?

I am somewhat interested in joining the Roman Catholic Church, but there are some things that I've had to further investigate, one of which is the role of "elder" and "priest" in the Roman Catholic ...
11
votes
4answers
3k views

What do Quakers believe about war and serving in the military?

It seems that I once heard that Quakers are pacifists, but I'm not sure if that's just a rumor or not. What is the Quaker doctrine regarding war and killing people as a soldier in the military? If ...
3
votes
2answers
61 views

Romans 16:1 vs 1 Corinthians 14:34 - Position of Women in Congregation? [on hold]

1 Corinthians 14:34,35 Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says. If they want to inquire about something, they ...
3
votes
3answers
324 views

Is it wrong to say Jesus is the God of the Old Testament?

Is it wrong to say that Jesus is the God of the Old Testament? Jesus is God, the Father is God, and the Holy spirit is God. With this is mind, is it wrong to say Jesus is the God of the Old ...
-1
votes
2answers
58 views

What is the difference between an Apostate and an Antichrist?

The bible dictionary defines Antichrist as: "A word used by John to describe one who would assume the guise of Christ but in reality would be opposed to Christ. In a broader sense it is anyone ...
1
vote
1answer
52 views

How do Mormons translate, “Elohim”?

According to Mormon doctrine, Elohim is God the Father. The literal translation of Elohim (אֱלֹהִים), is "Gods". How do Mormons interpret Elohim to mean, "Heavenly Father?"
2
votes
3answers
75 views

Was Elohim the Saviour and Redeemer of his world?

According to Mormon doctrine, God the Father (Elohim), once lived a mortal life. “As man now is, God once was; as God is now man may be.” ( The Teachings of Lorenzo Snow, ed. Clyde J. ...
10
votes
7answers
9k views

What does being lukewarm mean in contrast with being hot or cold for the church of Laodicea?

From Rev. 3:14-22(ESV) 14 “And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's creation. 15 “‘I know your ...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

Did Adam and Eve ever practice animal sacrifice?

Genesis 8:20 (NIV) Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and, taking some of all the clean animals and clean birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings on it. Noah sacrificed burnt offerings. What ...

15 30 50 per page