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Do prayers offered to anyone *but* God the Father go unheard?

What is the opinion of the LDS Church concerning prayers offered to Saints, Mary, and Jesus Christ? Are they simply vain words? Are they in anyway acknowledged? Is it considered unrighteous to pray to ...
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Does a person lose anything by just praying to God the Father all the time?

I have known many Christians to address prayers to Jesus, to Mary, various saints, etc. What if someone always simply prays to God by calling on His name, God? Or says "Our Father who is in Heaven" ...
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Does the Bible COMMAND women to cover their breasts?

Tribal women in Africa, South America and Papua New Guinea have gone around with bare breasts for countless generations. When Christian missionaries arrived they get the women to cover their breasts. ...
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What makes the spirit and body inseparable after the resurrection?

According to Mormon doctrine, body and spirit combined constitute a soul. Every man and woman that has ever lived on earth, previously lived as a spirit in the preexistence, and was born to earth into ...
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Dating the sacerdotal hierarchy

What is the earliest generally accepted date for the sacerdotal hierarchy of the Christian Church? My own best guess is that it cannot be much later than the destruction of the Temple, though I ...
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Christ will build his Chruch [on hold]

And He continued by questioning them, "But who do you say that I am?" SIMON answered and said to Him, "You are the Christ." I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My ...
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Could a Catholic justify remaining an active member of the Catholic Church if the Pope permits homosexuals to receive Communion?

If the current Pope, or perhaps a future Pope, were to permit [active] homosexuals to receive Communion, could a [heterosexual] Catholic legitimately justify his/her remaining an active member of the ...
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constant electricity in my chest [on hold]

Greetings brothers and sisters, I had an encounter with The Lord as He answered a somewhat desperate prayer that I had made! I felt tossed around by every wind of doctrine and even other ...
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Are the Writings of the Apostle Paul Yeast Mixed with the Dough of God's Word? [on hold]

HOW CAN I CLAIM THAT PAUL/SAUL IS A SPY, NOT A TRUE APOSTLE? "My sheep recognize my voice, and I know them, and they follow me." "I give them eternal life and they shall never perish." "No one ...
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How do we know that death has no mastery over Christ?

Romans 6:9 says: For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The logic here says that since Christ died and was risen, now ...
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What are the genders of the people listed in Nehemiah 8:4 and 8:7 [migrated]

This might seem a little esoteric for my first question on this site, but it relates to some research I'm doing and I haven't found an answer among the resources I possess. When Ezra reads out the ...
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Phonetic sound of Uzziah

I am searching for a bible character whose name starts with the short u or /ʌ/ sound for my project. Can I use the name Uzziah? Or is there any other bible character whose name has the short u or /ʌ/ ...
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How does Jesus death affect people in other parts of the world outside Roman rule during the time of his death? [on hold]

I have been wondering this question for years and haven't found an answer could someone help answer this? How does Jesus death effect people in other parts of the world outside Roman rule at the time ...
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Did Jesus Christ certify that the Apostles were errorless?

As the question asks, which verses in the Bible show that Jesus Christ consecrated the disciples as apostles during his lifetime. Also are there any verses(with words of Jesus in his lifetime) which ...
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Help the poor or hell? Westboro baptist church? [on hold]

Why do most(?) Christrians say you will go to heaven if you just believe in Jesus no matter how you live your life (I guess?), where some say if you don't give everything to the poor, you will go to ...
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Is there any evidence that some Christian leaders discourage lay Christians from reading the whole OT or NT?

I am interested in the three Abrahamic religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and their languages, Hebrew, Aramaic and Arabic. I have read the whole Hebrew Bible all the way through twice and the ...
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Where do dead in Christ rise from if they're with Jesus?

In Revelation and 1 Thessalonians we read that the dead in Christ rise first. This makes sense if you do not believe that the dead are already in heaven, but very many Christians believe that the ...
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Believing Metaphysical Dogma [on hold]

If (a) I believe that Jesus is Divine; and (b) My notion of Divinity is hopelessly wide of the mark; am I believing a truth or a falsehood ?
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What does the Nicene Creed mean when it says that the Father and the Son are of the same substance?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicene_Creed says: And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, begotten of the Father [the only-begotten; that is, of the essence of the Father, God of God,] ...
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What does the Bible say about the desire for wealth as a Christian? [on hold]

I have been looking for Bible quotes and passages that say it is ok to be a good christian and still want to make lots of money. Everywhere I look it seems like it is a bad thing to want. I know it ...
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Logic as applied to the Trinity doctrine [on hold]

The conception of the Trinity in Christianity is usually something like this: However, this violates the transitive property of the "is" relation, as can be plainly seen from the diagram above and ...
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Reasons many Christians not reading the Bible both OT and NT? [on hold]

As you can see from my 'autobiography' I am not particularly denominationaly religious but interested. I have read the whole Hebrew Bible all the way through twice and the whole four Canonical gospels ...
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Need help remembering CS Lewis Quote about Joy and Chemical Reactions

I know that there is a line by CS Lewis where he is talking about secular atheists have to try to forget their philosophy in order to find joy in life. The line goes something like... "But insofar ...
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Blessings of the Priest

Is there a list of objects that must be blessed by a priest for a variety of purposes? Example: religious coins, saint necklaces, anniversary gifts given to or from someone etc.
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Is polyandry legal in the bible? [on hold]

Polygyny is practiced in the Bible with God's full knowledge. What about polyandry? Many say that Western values are based on Judeo-Christian principles. One western value is that marriage is ...
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The original number of The Beast is 616 not 666; previous Bible prophesies effected?

The actual Number of The Beast is only mentioned in Revelation 13:18; In the Greek manuscripts, the number is rendered as χξϛ or "six hundred and sixty-six". In 2005 Oxford University's Ashmolean ...
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what is Name of God in OT and in Quran and NT and Talmud? [on hold]

i listened to the muslim prayer, . they pray to god of abraham, isac, jacob, joseph, moses, and jesus. i was wondering if this is the same god as father, son and holy spirit. also, is this related to ...
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Genesis 1:3; 1:5 and 1:16 [duplicate]

This is a simple question but it's making me confused. In Genesis 1:3 God created light. In Genesis 1:5 "And the evening and the morning were the first day." In 1:16 "Genesis 1:16: And God made two ...
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How do I see Jesus Christ in a dream? [on hold]

I want to see him every Wednesday, since I saw him and counted him coming to my dreams on 2 Wednesdays. 1 last year, and 1 this year. Can I see him multiple times per year in a dream? If so, how? ...
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Requirements to be a Sponsor for a Catholic Baptism [duplicate]

A family member of mine honored me by asking to be his son's god parent in baptism. However, I have not yet completed all the required sacraments under Code of Canon Law. I am not yet confirmed, due ...
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Tree of Knowledge of Good and evil? [on hold]

Why did God place the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil in the middle of the garden and then told Adam not to eat of it?
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In 1 Samuel 20:30.. Is Saul saying: “SON of a *****?”?

After reading those verses from 1 sam 20:1-30, it seems like Saul is actually Screaming: You "SON of a *****?"?... but the Bible writers or translators seems to polish that verse with seemingly ...
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When was the first recorded account of pre-tribulation teaching?

I'm not looking for Biblical support of the doctrine, but for a post-Biblical teaching that clearly articulated a pre-tribulation rapture, as opposed to a post-tribulation or mid-tribulation rapture, ...
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144,000: is there any denomination or group holding this symbolic interpretation?

Motivation: We know that a way to express fullness or completion in Hebrew is to double the word, e.g. Isaiah 26:3 speaks of perfect peace as shalom shalom. And there are clear cases in Revelation ...
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Why did the RLDS change its name to the Community of Christ?

There are a lot of people under the impression that the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints changed it's name to the Community of Christ in order to distance it's identity from ...
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Why did the RLDS start giving the priesthood to women?

There is a common belief amongst mainstream LDS that the reason the Community of Christ (formerly the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) started ordaining women with the ...
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Did the Community of Christ denounce the Book of Mormon?

Most Mormons seem to be under the impression that the Community of Christ agreed to denounce the Book of Mormon as scripture in order to be accepted into the World Council of Churches. It's obvious ...
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Were other sins possible in the paradise?

Except for not eating from the tree of knowledge were there any other things that Adam and Eve weren't allowed to do or was everything else allowed?
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From a Calvinist perspective, does Limited Atonement make the Gospel offer empty?

It seems to me that the limited atonement of Calvinism makes the Gospel offer seem empty. Let's say that I hear someone saying that he is in need of $100 and I tell him "I have $100, I can give it to ...
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How are justification and sanctification related to salvation?

Among Evangelicals there are subtle differences in emphasis on how justification relates to sanctification (e.g., Ordo Salutis vs. Historia Salutis).1 My question is not about those subtle ...
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Is 'Non-Catholic Non-Orthodox Modern Western Denomination' an ok definition of Protestant?

One meaning of the term "Protestant" is "a church drawing its roots from the Reformation and the denominations of the Reformers in particular". I have also seen the term extensively used to mean "a ...
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A Warning from Jesus [closed]

If Jesus really loves everyone, why does Jesus show no mercy on the non believers? Matthew 7:21-23: Not everyone who calls me their Lord will get into the kingdom of heaven. Only the ones who ...
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Do any Protestant denominations organize a canon starting from a collection of books other than the Roman Catholic Church's canon?

It is my understanding that most Protestant groups recognise a 66 book canon which is entirely a subset of the Roman Catholic canon and which was developed by removing the so-called apocrypha from the ...
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Does God love everyone equally?

What is the biblical basis for the idea that God loves everyone equally? Equally meaning he doesn't love someone more or less than anyone else?
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Glorifying the one and only living God [closed]

Hello children of the one true living God, do you glorify our heavenly Father continually? Monday through Sunday... from sun up to sun down... do you have a personal relationship with our heavenly ...
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A personal relationship with Jesus Christ [closed]

Hello children of the one true living God, do you have a personal relationship with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ? The Son of God.
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Was Luke, the author of the Gospel and Acts, a slave?

"It is possible that Paul’s “relative” Lucius is Luke, the author of the Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles. On his second missionary journey, Paul may have gone to Troas (where Luke lived—or ...
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What is to happen when a child is conceived out of rape? Does God love him any less? [closed]

I was wondering if one of you Christianity Theologians could answer my question. Why does God let a man rape a woman and allows a child to be conceived? Does God love that child any less or does God ...
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Faith in the Lord [closed]

If you can't sleep at night, does it mean you have unstable faith in the Lord? I remember reading this somewhere and was just wondering what some people's interpretations of this are/what it means ...
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Could saying that Melchizedek was “without beginning of days or end of life” possibly be a textual error? [migrated]

Few mysteries of the Bible have attracted more interest than the mystery of the identity of Melchizedek. He is mentioned in Genesis 14:14-20; Psalm 110:4; Hebrews 5:6, 10, 6:20, 7:1-17; but Hebrews ...

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