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How do Anglicans and Lutherans who accept apostolic succession trace theirs?

It appears Anglicans and some Lutherans claim apostolic succession. How do they trace their apostolic succession?
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Do (or did) any Protestant denominations believe in apostolic succession?

Do (or did) any Protestant denominations believe in apostolic succession? If so, who do they consider the most recent valid Pope?
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Who was the last valid pope according to the founders of various Protestant sects? [on hold]

Who was the last valid pope according to the various founders of Protestant sects (e.g., Luther, Calvin, et al.)?
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What is the Protestant doctrine of salvation? [on hold]

Explain what the Protestant doctrine of salvation is?
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What does Israel being God's chosen people actually infer?

The Bible has a lot about the people of Israel being God’s chosen people. For Example: Deuteronomy 7:6-8. My question is does it refer to something other than that he blessed them above other Nations? ...
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Do the angels in Ezekiel 1:10 represent the 4 aspects of creation according to evangelicals?

Ezekiel 1:10 tells of the heavenly creatures with the faces of humans, eagles, lions, and oxen: As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on ...
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Yhwh: Exodus 3, 14. «I am that I am» and relationship to Metaphysics as Ontology?

The passage of Exodus 3:14, where God presents Himself as «I am that I am», is it historically previous to Parmenides, the greek philosopher? I'm reading a manual on metaphysics as the ontology, and ...
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How might one categorize all of the books of the New Testament by theme?

I've recently been researching the various ways the New Testament has been categorized by scholars. The obvious example is a grouping based on genre, with categories such as biography, historical, ...
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Why did God deliver his message through Jesus instead of a flesh-and-blood prophet? [on hold]

Many prophets are mentiond in the old testament, and they are all flesh-and-blood (btw, Muhammad is also flesh and blood). So why did God deliver his message through Jesus (God's "manifestation"), ...
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Comparing Leslie Weatherhead's views on the 'Will of God' and current Baptist Union of Great Britain thought on the same subject

I am reading Leslie Weatherhead's collection of sermons on 'The Will of God' from a book of the same title (ISBN: 9 780687 074822 published by Abingdon Press). He looks at God's will in three ways ...
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How is it consistent to refer to Jesus as a god, as son of god, as a messiah and as a prophet altogether? [on hold]

Many refer to the quote "me and god are one". Jesus is also the son of god, and also referred to as a messiah, and a prophet. What makes it consistent to refer to Jesus as god, half-god and ...
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The Israelites walked in health with wealth after God delivered them, prove w/Bible text, whether our New Covenant has or has not similar provision? [on hold]

Because we were given a picture of the Israelites being delivered by God and then walking together in wealth and health, what message might this have for our New Covenant walk in Christ, because the ...
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Clarification on the Greek pronoun allos [on hold]

Calling all Greek experts! I'm particularly curious about the pronoun allos. I'm not educated enough in the nuances of Greek grammar to be able to accurately come up with an answer so I'd like to get ...
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Are there any scholars or doctrinal schools that address the conspicuous dearth of needy people in Jesus' sayings and stories?

I'm doing a research project that has involved a lot of different types of survey of the Gospels. Having noticed a surprising number of rich people in Jesus' sayings, I surveyed for verses with ...
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What is the case against Gore Vidal's view that St. Paul “invented Christianity”?

I was watching Gore Vidal being interviewed for CSpan's In Depth series and his book Live from Golgotha was being discussed. He claims that St. Paul "invented" Christianity. That Jesus came for the ...
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Is there a commandment to love your parents?

In Exodus 20:12 or Deuteronomy 5:16 (i.e. in the ten commandments), it states that you should honour your father and mother. I have often heard that we are commanded to love our parents: is this just ...
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Are there Christians who believe Jesus was an ideology and not a person?

Is there a denomination or Christian religion that believes that Jesus Christ was just an idea or way of thinking and that the apostles must have personalized him for the people to understand it ...
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Does the Bible indicate whether Solomon is in heaven?

Solomon was possibly one of the most blessed Old Testament figures—God gave him wisdom, wealth, honor beyond anyone in his time. Solomon also wrote Proverbs & Ecclesiastes, and possibly the Song ...
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According to Christian Zionists, how does the Bible support Israel's land claims near the Mediterranean? [on hold]

What Biblical passages support the Christian Zionist form of Dispensationalism's arugment for the legitimacy of modern Israel's claim in today's land near the Mediterranean in the Middle East. I ...
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God created EVERYTHING right? even sin? [on hold]

Why do Christians find this such a hard pill to swallow? If God created everything, then at some point God MUST have created sin. Or at least the option of sin. I don't find this to be a problem, as ...
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Who is/ are the Magisterium of the CC and what power do they have?

Does the Magisterium of the Catholic Church hold equal power with the Pope in decision and statement making? Are they the CC's 'think-tank'? Do they advise the Pope on matters spiritual, or does the ...
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Is there any referenced texts for the commonly held belief that Islam teaches that all non-muslims must be killed? [on hold]

I fought on where to post this, either on this SE, or the Islam SE, but since this is a claim I hear predominantly from Christians, I thought I'd seek out it's source from the people with the burden ...
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Why is it not a sin when God asked Moses to lie to Pharaoh?

And how does this expand on our conception of what is sin? (Exodus 3:18) ...and you shall say to him, ‘The Lord God of the Hebrews has met with us; and now, please, let us go three days’ ...
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What is the Biblical definition of Marriage? [on hold]

The word marriage is used 19 times in the Bible, but even after much research I have been unable to determine exactly God's definition of marriage. Can someone direct me to any Scriptures which will ...
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How can Pharisees turn someone from God if His grace is irresistible?

How does Calvinism reconcile these words from Jesus along with its doctrine of irresistible grace (IG)? Matthew 23:13,15 ESV But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut the ...
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Mormon church beliefs [on hold]

What are the beliefs about who can take a sermon in Mormon church? And what are the beliefs about a woman's role in the church? Are there any cultural differences within the denominations?
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According to the Catholic Church in her recent pronouncements, what is the order of truths to which the believer adheres?

This @PeterTurner's answer to What is the difference between a dogma, a doctrine, an infallible statement, an ex cathedra statement, etc.? opined There are a few levels of Magisterial Teaching. ...
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Where in the bible does it say that Heaven is entered only after death? [on hold]

It is popular belief that Heaven is where good people go after they die, but my reading of the bible has made me believe that the kingdom of God is something that is entered during one's lifetime: ...
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Does the Pope teach infallibly ONLY when he speaks ex cathedra?

The Vatican Council (opened on 8 December, 1869) defined as "a divinely revealed dogma" that "the Roman Pontiff, when he speaks ex cathedra — that is, when in the exercise of his office as pastor and ...
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If every stone of the temple was thrown down how is the Wailing Wall still standing?

Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. “Do you see all these things?” he asked. “Truly I tell you, not one stone here ...
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Which year did Jesus die? What is the most commonly held view

Is there a commonly held year for Jesus' crucifixion? What is the basis? In particular I would like to see biblical-basis. If not which Christian denominations teach a specific year for His ...
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How do we interpret 1 Corinthians 14:22 in the context of 1 Corinthians 14:23-25?

We see in 1 Corinthians 14:22 that tongues are a sign for unbelievers and prophesy is a sign for believers, yet in the latter verses it appears to indicate the opposite, that tongues are sign for ...
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Are there no families after this life? [duplicate]

Currently the Pope is hosting an interfaith conference in the Vatican about the sanctity of marriage. I have been listening somewhat to the different speakers. One in particular, Rev. Dr. Richard D. ...
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What does the Catholic Church say happens on the New Earth?

There is a tiny blurb in my text book saying that Even the earth will be transformed in some way referencing revelation 21:1-3 which it goes on to quote, but not actually explain. So what ...
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What's Moses up to nowadays?

I'm teaching tomorrow on the general judgment and need an answer about folks in heaven. I know Mary and Jesus are there body and soul. I think (although my teachers manual doesn't mention it in this ...
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What is the meaning of the strange fire in Leviticus 10:1? [closed]

Nadab and Abihu were killed for this "small" thing in God's eyes. Wow! I have a hard time understanding this. Any thoughts?
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List of all Papal Decrees and dates [closed]

I would like to have a complete list of papal decrees along with their dates. I have done many searches on the internet but have only found a few, particularly that of Catholic Marionology.
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What denominations obligate daily Bible reading and prayer?

It is my understanding that the default position within mainstream Christianity is that prayer and reading the Bible are key to promoting spiritual well-being and growth and that as such they are ...
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When and why did the Catholic Church stop the Crusades?

When and why did the Catholic Church stop the Crusades? Was there a specific reason why they stopped? Or were they no longer necessary at some point in time?
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Does “Positive Christianity” still exist?

Positive Christianity was a movement in Nazi Germany. It advanced interpreting Jesus and an active organiser, preacher and fighter against institutionalised Judaism. I was wondering if anyone still ...
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Does the Bible specify any ways that we can recognize truth? [closed]

My question comes because I have been in several good discussions on finding truth. I have my own theories on finding and recognizing truth, and I'm curious what the bible says on the subject.
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Did God Clone Adam? [closed]

Why did God use Adam's rib when He created him? Was it a kind of cloning with modification? Since He created Adam by dust, couldn't He make Eve the same way?
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If God is good and knows the future, why does he knowingly create people who go to hell? [duplicate]

If God knows the future, that means He knows some people will end up eternally suffering in hell. Isn't this a contradiction since God is good? Why doesn't God change these people, or make it so they ...
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Is reading the Bible and praying daily mandatory in Christianity? [closed]

I'm a Christian: I read the Bible and pray daily, and try to follow Bible's rules. But when I follow the rules in the Bible, but do not read the Bible, or pray daily, is this considered as a sin, or ...
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What is the Protestant explanation for how Mary could provide Jesus with his flesh but be part of the fall herself? [duplicate]

What supporting arguments do Protestants offer for Mary being sinful, yet providing Jesus with his flesh and blood body; how do they believe Jesus could be born from a sinful Mary and not inherit the ...
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Is there a systematic theology resource based solely on the words of Jesus?

Numerous Bibles have a "The Words of Christ in Red Letter" feature. Understandably, there is some debate concerning which verses and words should be in red (but this question is not about that.) This ...
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What does this reference in the Watchtower Online Library mean?

I found the Jehovah's Witnesses Bible research site (the Watchtower Online Library) and wanted to look up their explanation regarding the year 1914. According to the section highlighted in red on ...
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Movie Noah vs the Bible's version [closed]

What do the changes tell us about modern perceptions of the culture where Noah originated? Have the modern changes substantially altered societies perception of this story? Do the changes tell us ...
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On the viae of St. Thomas Aquinas: The subordinated causes

I'm readin «Teología Natural» by Ángel Luis González. In the book, it is stated that St. Thomas Aquinas' viae would allow an indefinite series of causes. He distiguishes between two causes. The first ...
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Time frame from crucification and reserrection [closed]

I'm trying to reconcile the time frame between the Crucification and resurrection using our present day calendar, by converting the Hebrew and Roman calendars during passover.

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