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What did John the Baptist refer to, while making the statement on greatness of Jesus?

John 3:30 (NIV) presents John the Baptist as saying about Jesus: " He must become greater; I must become less.” My question is: What exactly is the Baptist referring to (for example, public ...
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Why are you calling Satan- Lucifer the Morning Star [on hold]

King James Bible. Isaiah 14: 12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! Jesus is the Morning Star, Not! Lucifer. You make it look like Jesus is the one that fell. That ...
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Is there a moral goodness in In vitro fertilization?

I may have a couple of questions here but it's basically the same subject. My first question: does the Catholic Church see any moral goodness in having a baby through In vitro fertilization (IVF)? ...
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According to proponents of penal substitution, were the Levitical sacrifices also substitutionary in nature?

I am not a proponent of penal substitutionary atonement. While considering this question, I considered whether my position is incorrect, and the language of Isaiah 53 necessarily implies penal ...
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How do opponents of penal substitutionary atonement handle Isaiah 53?

How do opponents of penal substitutionary atonement handle Isaiah 53? This seems to describe penal substitution quite well. Isaiah 53:4-6 (NIV) 4 Surely he took up our pain and bore our ...
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After seeing news report of such: If someones head was surgically removed and placed on anothers body, what would happen to his/her spirit? [on hold]

A news report from around a year ago in Russia Today website reported scientists were working to allow those with sever conditions undergo surgery in which the head of the patient would be removed and ...
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Early Church Fathers and Numerology

I came across this quote by St.Augustine: “The good Christian should beware of mathematicians. The danger already exists that mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the ...
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Can the devil listen to our thoughts? [duplicate]

I been thinking about that a while, and everybody I ask can't give me an straight answer. Can the devil listen to our thoughts? Because it seems illogical that if the mind is the battlefield of the ...
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What is the Biblical basis for the “penal” in penal substitutionary atonement?

I have been looking at different models of the atonement and am currently looking at penal substitutionary atonement. While I can see the substitution, I'm struggling somewhat with the idea of Jesus ...
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Clean and Unclean food in Mark 7:19 [on hold]

In Mark 7:19, Jesus says that defilement comes from the heart and not from outside foods: "because it does not enter his heart but his stomach, and is eliminated, thus purifying all foods?" ...
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A question concerning belief [on hold]

I will start with what may be the worst introduction of all time on this site... I am atheist. Despite this, and partially due to it, I have always been interested in the will to believe. Please don't ...
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In heaven will we love God more than everyone else, or will we love everyone as much as we love God? (Catholic)

Catholic Church teaches that God will be the principal object of our love in heaven. My interpretation of this is that by saying "God will be the principal object of our love in heaven", Church is ...
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What Gives God Happiness? [on hold]

what action or thing gives The Lord God the Most Happiness? Or What Gives God Joy in his heart? (Please Also provide biblical references if you can. Thank You and God Bless!)
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Why cannot I believe in other religions as a Christian? [duplicate]

My religion Hinduism allows me to follow any God I like. But based on my research so far Christianity would not allow its followers to follow other religions. Is it true? If it is true is Christianity ...
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Perfect relationship between Trinity and other relationships in heaven - Catholic

My question can sound like a question out of blue, but I am going to ask it anyway. We can come up with many different descriptions of so called "perfect relationship", but for Christians the best ...
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Is Charlie Charlie game , dangerous? [on hold]

I love trying new games with my friends , today I heard about this game ! Charlie charlie can we play . It became so popular and played by millions of kids , Some people say it's dangerous because it ...
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What are the steps to overcoming in Revelation 12:11? [migrated]

Revelation 12:11 (ESV) And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. The Greek uses kai dia for the ...
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Why did God hate Esau? [closed]

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Malachi+1%3A2-3&version=NKJV "But Esau I have hated" Why did God hate Esau?
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Original Sin as described in The Poem of the Man-God

How do the teachings of the Catholic Church regarding the nature of Original Sin conflict with the (alleged) private revelations of Maria Valtorta, as documented in her book The Poem of the Man-God? ...
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How would Biblical Inerrantists resolve perceived tensions between 2 Timothy 3:16 and Hebrews 7:18?

2 Timothy 3:16 says: All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness... (NIV) From the perspective of Biblical Inerrancy, how is ...
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Catholic teachings on the nature of Original Sin

What I am asking What does Roman Catholic theology hold to be the nature of the original sin? If we consider the Tree of Knowledge, its fruit, and Adam and Eve partaking of it as all being ...
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What is the chacractor of Luke and Mark? [closed]

what is the charcractor of Luke and Mark?
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Is it possible for both Intelligent design and Evolution to be true? [closed]

Is it possible that both Intelligent-design/creationism and Evolution are true? For example, God created everything, but set out a plan for his creations to 'evolve'? My apologies if this type of ...
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In light of the list found in Isaiah 11:1-3, why are there seven gifts of Holy Spirit and not six?

The patristic authors1 enumerate the following list of gifts or emanations of the Holy Spirit among other lists of moral virtues. According these authors, these qualities are completely demonstrated ...
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Is penal substitutionary atonement most prevalent among Calvinists?

I've been looking at penal substitutionary atonement and am finding that although Calvinists and Arminians seem to affirm it, it appears to be Calvinists who affirm it most strongly. Is this ...
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Question about the parable of the Prodigal son

I was just wondering if anyone knew when the parable of the prodigal son was written ie. what time did it come from.
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Which English translation of the Bible is closest to Hebrew? [closed]

Which English version of the Bible is translated closest to the Hebrew version?
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How far was Peter from Jesus when he denied him?

In The Gospel of Luke it says: Luke 22: 61- and the Lord turned and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said to him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me ...
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Are there Christians groups that disbelieve the supernatural passages of the holy scriptures? [closed]

The holy scriptures tell a few supernatural stories. As a Catholic this side of my religion has always been a major problem for me. A problem because its very hard to swallow, even written in a Bible. ...
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What prompted the second century writers to adopt the concept of οὐσία to refer to God's nature?

My question When did the concept of οὐσία begin to refer to God's nature? has been answered and the answer was actually great. However, the answer has led me to ask another question. Conceptually, ...
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What does the Bible say literally about selling or ownership of the soul? [closed]

There are several verses about the value of the soul: “What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?” (Mark ...
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Why were so many Christians willing to risk their life and die in the crusades? [closed]

Why were so many Christians willing to risk their life and die in the crusades?
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Why did God tell David he could not build the temple [closed]

Why did God tell David he was not to build the temple?
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Seeing dead people and speaking with them. (Advice) [closed]

My friend and I were at my cousins because her father passed away. After a while, we went in because she was feeling sick, and after that we all went home. She called me and sounded worried so I went ...
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Early church and slavery [closed]

When did anti-slavery become a Christian virtue? EXODUS 21:20-21 NIV And if a man beats his male or female servant with a rod, so that he dies under his hand, he shall surely be punished. ...
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When did the concept of οὐσία begin to refer to God's nature?

In the NT, the Greek word οὐσία means "possession, property (substance)." To simply put, it is a thing or stuff that someone owns. And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the ...
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Was the Man who wrestled with Jacob in Genesis 32:24-26, weaker than Jacob? [closed]

24 Then Jacob was left alone; and a Man wrestled with him until the breaking of day. 25 Now when He saw that He did not prevail against him, He touched the socket of his hip; and the socket of ...
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Is an adult convert to Catholicism required to accept everything in the Catechism before he/she is baptized?

Prior to being baptized, a prospective adult convert to Catholicism attends the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) wherein they are taught the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC). ...
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Did you really believe in Jesus? [closed]

First of all, I'm a faithful Christian. I do not mean this question as a molotov to throw off for triggering flame war. It's not. Every time I read the Bible, I really like to imagine society's ...
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Did Jesus literally stand atop the temple when being tempted by Satan? [closed]

After his baptism we read that Jesus went off into the wilderness fasting for 40 days and being tempted by the devil. At one point the devil takes him to a mountain from which Jesus can see all the ...
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In Presbyterianism, what is the basis for a parallel between the office of deacon and Christ's priestly office?

In Presbyterianism, there are three "titles" that can be given to officers of a church: Teaching elder (e.g., pastors) Ruling elder Deacon Last weekend I heard something rather novel, at least to ...
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Who first came up with the phrase “an over-realized eschatology” and in what context?

The phrase "an over-realized eschatology" seems to get a run from time to time in theological discussions (example) or blog posts (example). Who first coined this phrase* and in what context were they ...
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1 Kings 18 Obadiah and Elijah

I am writing a short story based on 1 Kings 18, and I was wondering if the servant mention in verses 43 and onwards is Obadiah or not. In verse 9, Obadiah refers to himself as Elijah's servant. 9 ...
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am i god?contemporary losses? newage fiction? [closed]

I have a set of scriptures that have offended others when linking them together: genisis 3:22 and the lord god said behold man has become as one of us... psalms 82:6 for all of you ar gods and all ...
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Peter as the Rock [duplicate]

In Matthew chapter 16 when Jesus refers to Peter as the Rock, is Peter the Rock He will build His church on? In the Greek there are two, a masculine and a feminine usage of the word "rock" but no ...
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Does Pope Francis recommend giving communion under both kinds to the laity?

I've heard that Pope Francis recommends giving the communion under both species (i.e. the bread and the wine) to the laity, but I can not find proof of this. Is it true and could somebody provide ...
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How did the Emperor Constantine the Great impact christianity? [closed]

Need help for a school essay, any information you have is appreciated. His impact in the middle ages
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How were women to serve the church according to the Apostolic Fathers?

Did the Apostolic Church Fathers write about the capacity in which women were to serve in the early church, or expand the capacity in which they served the church? In other words, what were they ...
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Why did Jesus wash his disciples' feet? [closed]

What was the meaning of that? I have read about this in the bible on numerous occasions.
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Why doesn't the Orthodox church consider Saint Augustine Doctor and Father?

Saint Augustine (Doctor Gratiae) is considered by Catholic and Anglican churches as: one of the most important Church Fathers in Western Christianity for his writings in the Patristic Era. ...

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