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Why did Christ say he came as a sword?

In Matthew 10.34 Christ says he didn't come to Earth to bring peace, but a sword. Please can you explain this to me. I'd very much appreciate proper intelligent answers, because I've tried to ...
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Does the divine name YHWH (יַהְוֶה) apply equally to all Persons of the Trinity?

According to the Catholic Church (and other Nicene churches), does the divine name YHWH (יַהְוֶה) apply equally to all Persons of the Trinity?
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Why do some Trinitarians ascribe the name “Yahweh” (יַהְוֶה) to the Father, but not the Son or the Holy Spirit?

Why do some Trinitarians ascribe the name "Yahweh" (יַהְוֶה) to the Father alone, and not to the Trinity of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit? What precedence do they claim for their practice? In ...
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Positional and Relational Forgiveness, what is the Biblical Basis?

My question spawns from an explanation of 1 John 1:9 provided by the very popular protestant resource GotQuesitons.org. It seems to me that the answer given has holes in it, which I would like, ...
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What is the biblical basis for the argument against the Catholic teaching on the primacy of Peter?

The Catholic Church uses, for example, the following NT passages in support of its teaching on the primacy of Peter: Mt 16:13-20. Lk 22-31-34. Jn 21:15-23. What is the biblical basis that argues ...
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How do proponents of the perpetual virginity of Mary view Matthew 13:53-57? [duplicate]

Matthew 13:53-57 reads: 53 When Jesus had finished these parables, he moved on from there. 54 Coming to his hometown, he began teaching the people in their synagogue, and they were amazed. “Where ...
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Did God kill the first born in Exodus?

Two Jehovah's Witnesses were here yesterday, and we talked for a while about religion. We mentioned briefly God's killing of all the first born in Egypt in Exodus 12:29, whereupon one of the Witnesses ...
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In Mormonism, how is the doctrine of Adam & Eve inability to have children prior to the Fall explained?

Inspired by this answer to a previous question, in which the answerer stated: "For example, the Book of Mormon adds the belief that Adam and Eve could not have children before the Fall." ...
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What do the Amish believe with respect to Creationism?

I realize there are numerous denominations of the Amish, but I'm wondering whether any or all of them believe in the literal, six-day creation and a six-thousand-year-old earth. I've looked in many ...
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Do any of the Church Fathers draw a connection between Eve and the Holy Spirit?

In Wild at Heart, author John Eldredge takes some effort to describe the language used in Genesis 2:18 to refer to Eve. While some translations and commentors translate the hebrew "עֵ֖זֶר ...
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Are the blessings in the Sermon on the Mount related to the curses spoken from a mountain in Deuteronomy 27? [on hold]

My question is: Are the nine blessings spoken by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5:1-12 related to the twelve curses spoken from a mountain in Deuteronomy 27:11-26? Or is the similarity ...
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Proof that marriage is restricted to one [duplicate]

In previous nations/Prophets people would marry multiple wives. Does the New Testament have any statement to restrict this to one?
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How are the broken bones in the Shroud of Turin seen to be consistent with the bones of Jesus not being broken?

Many Christians believe that the Shroud of Turin is authentic. Recent research demonstrates how two nails pierced the right foot of Jesus, and the first nail actually went through his heel bone. ...
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Why for most protestant these verses aren't sufficient to recognize the Peter supremacy on the other apostles (and so the Pope authority)? [on hold]

I quotes these verses and I would an analysis of these verses and why are not enough to assert Peter supremacy. Mt 16,18-20 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my ...
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What is the message of Matthew 9:5?

Matthew 9:1-8 (NIV) 1 Jesus stepped into a boat, crossed over and came to his own town. 2 Some men brought to him a paralyzed man, lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the man, ...
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In Protestant churches, who is the authority in interpreting the Bible?

I need a better understanding of Protestant teaching on who has the authority to interpret Sacred Scripture.
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Where did David set up the tabernacle (tent of meeting)? [on hold]

Where would the tabernacle have been before the temple was built and why would it have needed to be brought out from the "City of David" since the temple was in the city of David? 2 Samuel 6:16,17 ...
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Do The Similarities In The Gospels simply mean copying or is there another answer? [on hold]

I need to know this for homework and also personal interest into the matter. if you could get your answers back soon it would be good.
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Can more recent revelation from LDS prophets nullify or change official Mormon scripture?

When an LDS prophet speaks, if what he says is different than canonized LDS scripture, do the words of the prophet take precedence?
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Confused About - Judism - Christanity - Hebrew Bible - Old Testament - New Testament! [on hold]

I was watching a movie "Exodus - Gods and Kings" yesterday and I came to know about Moses. I am a Hindu by religion but I got curious about Moses and his deeds and how he brought changes to the lives ...
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Did any of the Apostolic Fathers know Paul?

Is there any extra-biblical written evidence that any of the Apostolic Fathers knew the Apostle Paul? If so, what is the written evidence that they were taught by Paul or even heard him Preach? Are ...
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Why did God tell Moses to make a bronze serpent on a stick? [on hold]

In Numbers 21:4-9, Moses makes a bronze serpent on a stick to heal the Hebrews' snake bites, as per God's instructions. They don't worship it, but they are to look at it in order to live. Isn't this ...
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In heaven, will we desire to receive more intimacy, affection, and care from all others compared to our earthy life (catholic)?

In heaven, will we desire to receive more intimacy, affection, and care from all others than what we experience in this life on earth (please answer according to Catholic teaching)? There are two ...
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What does Jesus's life from the Bible tell us about the kind of diet he had. Did he promote any particular kind of diet? [on hold]

Mahatma Gandhi promoted vegetarianism all over world. And various other people/sects suggest various kinds of diets. But did Jesus do the same? Jesus even aided fishermen in their quest for catching ...
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Does the Bible say anything about chimeras or explains their purpose? [on hold]

Firstly, I'm sorry if it's not the right place to ask this kind of question. I didn't know where else I could ask about it. I'm interested in Simon de Myle's painting of the ark. In the middle of the ...
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What does the Bible say about “bad” words? [on hold]

I know the Bible says not to let "unwholesome talk" come out of our mouths (Ephesians 4:29), but to my knowledge it doesn't speak specifically about "bad words." In fact, to my knowledge, the English ...
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Crucification of Jesus [closed]

Jesus was forcibly brought to the cross and he was not willingly went toward. It means he did not die but killed. Instead of condemning the murder, why Christians regard hid murder as blessings for ...
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What is the decree that Pope Gregory IX issued in 1231?

I came across this in an article about the inquisition: In 1231, Pope Gregory IX published a decree which called for life imprisonment with salutary penance for the heretic who had confessed and ...
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Was Jesus a Hindu saint and belong to the religion of Hinduism? [on hold]

I am from India and in various newspapers and in different electronic medias, people are arguing that Jesus was a Hindu person. His religion was Hinduism. He was born in Kerala state of country India ...
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How Does Catholicism Refute the Reasons Muslims Claim That Jesus Was Not Crucified?

Muslims say Jesus didn't claim to be God. My question is Twofold: 1) When a Muslim objects to the teaching that Christ was crucified, what is their given reason that anyone ever attempted to ...
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Was knowledge of the pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton a component of the “deposit of faith” entrusted to the apostles and their successors?

According to the doctrine of apostolic succession, the Lord Jesus Christ entrusted and delivered the faith (i.e., the depositum fidei) to his apostles whom later entrusted and delivered it to their ...
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God dwelling in us [on hold]

If The Holy Spirit was sent to dwell in us and guide us, what is the purpose of The Father and The Son in their spiritual indwelling in us according to John 14:23 and other verses?
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Why don't most Protestants consider confession to be a sacrament?

Most Protestants recognise only two sacraments, saying something like this (from the Anglican 39 Articles): There are two sacraments ordained of Christ our Lord in the Gospel, that is to say, ...
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What does the Bible say about a father walking his daughter down the aisle at her wedding?

I believe this came about as a Jewish tradition. Why is this done and what does it symbolize? Is a father walking his daughter down the aisle at her wedding a biblical tradition? What is the father's ...
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Is Jesus seen as both the Passover Lamb and Goat(s) of the Atonement in any Protestant Theology? [on hold]

It is often said that Jesus fulfilled the Jewish spring feasts when he first came and the expectation is that he will fulfill the fall feasts when we returns. Also, that Jesus died at the time of ...
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Catholic position about non-truthfully conversion to islam

Two people, call them Jones (Catholic) and Fatima (Muslim), want to marry: first civilly and if the bishop gives a dispensation, religiously. Fatima is from a Muslim country that prohibits Muslim ...
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Why is wine associated with St John the Apostle?

In the Rituale Romanum of the Catholic Church one can find a blessing for wine which is reserved for the Feast of St John the Apostle (December 27). Why does the Catholic Church associate this ...
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What is the Significance of the Appearance of God? [on hold]

https://www.holyspiritspeaks.org/audio/ The Significance of the Appearance of God The appearance of God refers to His personal arrival on earth to do His work. With His own identity and disposition, ...
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Is there forgivenes for divorce [closed]

Luke 16:18 18 “Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery, and the man who marries a divorced woman commits adultery." How are Christians supposed to approach those that ...
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According to Roman Catholic Church, why should we pray to Mary and not just through her to her Son? [duplicate]

The Bible does not mention anywhere that we should pray to God through Mary. Obviously she's Mother of God, and we owe her that, but even Jesus teaches to pray to God Himself. But why does the ...
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What arguments do the Church Fathers make for nocturnal emissions not being a sin?

I've run across claims (although I'm having trouble digging them up again; I might be thinking of the implications in this reddit thread) that Augustine and Cassian were almost the only early ...
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What are Christian arguments against the use of anesthesia?

I understand that the practice of using chloroform as an anesthesia was forbidden by Protestant Christians early in the history of its discovery. That is until Queen Victoria used chloroform during ...
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666 views

What feast does Paul refer to in 1 Corinthians 5:8?

What feast is Paul referring to? Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. (1 ...
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What is the case for interpreting the Genesis creation account literally?

I think we can all agree that the entire Bible is not meant to be taken literally. Consider the Song of Solomon (what would his lover look like if we take it literally?) or the book of Revelation. ...
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What happens to those saved during the millennial reign that die?

From what I understand of premillenial eschatology, during the millennial reign, people who survived the tribulation will have their longevity returned like before the flood, but they will still die. ...
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When was the number of the beast, 666, first identified as referring to Emperor Nero?

The belief that the number of the beast in Revelation, 666, refers to Nero is a common theory now. When was this identification first suggested?
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What is the “present crisis” in 1 Corinthians 7?

In 1 Corinthians 7, Paul says regarding marriage, Because of the present crisis, I think that it is good for a man to remain as he is. What is the "present crisis"?
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How soon after the passing of the act of supremacy in 1532 did the public begin to see changes to the liturgy and sacraments of the Church of England? [closed]

Henry VIII enacted the Act of Supremacy in 1534, thereby making the monarch the head of the now established Church of England. In this new church, who were the priests? Did all of the priests of the ...

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