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Who's voice is it in Revelation 4:1? (Inconsistent red letter usage)

The first voice, described in Revelation 1:10-11 is heard (and written in red). Then John turns to see who or what is speaking, and sees what is described as Jesus. The words spoken by Jesus (verses ...
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Jesus' power to forgive sins and to cure the sick

If one is to answer this question which Jesus posed to the scribes : "..For which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven ', or to say 'Rise and walk' ?... "(Matt. 9:5) one would opt in favor ...
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Who are the people explicity stated by God or people to be Prophets?

I would like to know because I am compiling a list of both male and female prophets. So far, I have: Abraham Genesis 20:7 Aaron Exodus 7:1 Miriam Exodus 15:20 Moses, Jesus Deuteronomy 18:1 ...
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Do we understand what is meant by the fig tree and Israelite in Christ seeing Nathanael?

Who sits under the Fig Tree. Strangely we are not crediting Christ as God knowing everything. The Buddha who sat under the fig to gain enlightenment is well known are we saying here that Christ knew ...
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Did God inadvertantly create evil? [duplicate]

I am a Christian but I struggle with this question; God knows everything past, present and future. He knew us while we were still in the earth. He picked the place, time and tree for Jesus to be ...
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why did God choose Mary to be the mother of jesus [on hold]

In devotions today I wood like to tall you that why is God choose Mary to be the mother of jesus.
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“Blessed Virgin” - not Saint?

Probably the most common Catholic title for Mary, mother of Jesus, is "The Blessed Virgin" or "The Blessed Virgin Mary". But "Blessed", in Catholic hagiology, is typically used to denote people who ...
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Fasting from a OT and NT perspective

I'm interested to learn more about how both the Old Testament and New Testament considered the religious significance of fasting. How this different between Judaism?
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Are there any non-pacifist traditions that do not allow their members to serve as military chaplains?

I'd like to know if there are any non-pacifist Christian traditions or denominations, either historical or contemporary, that do not support participation in the military as a non-combat chaplain. I ...
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What distinguishes Christian meditation from non-Christian meditation? [on hold]

There are many different kinds of meditation or prayer, Christian and non-Christian. However, I am confused regarding actual difference because these varieties, both Christian and non-Christian, seem ...
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Did the Jews think it was immoral to have leprosy?

He stretched out his hand, and touched him, saying, “I want to. Be made clean.” Immediately the leprosy left him. He commanded him to tell no one, “But go your way, and show yourself to the ...
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Why don't young-earth creationists just explain things (usually considered as miracles) as miracles?

I've observed some young-earth creationists attempt to link the worldwide flood of Noah's day with melting icebergs. While not critical of the science behind such an explanation, I would really like ...
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Has Jesus ever directly said he would die as a voluntary sacrafice? If so, wasn't it double sense?

I know about mentioning Jesus died to redeem mankind in evangelical literature like: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have ...
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Carring the cross: a profane act or religious act?

Recently, in Brazil, a transsexual performed the crucifixion of Jesus. As one would guess, this event had a very strong response from Christians around the country. I wonder, however, if the feelings ...
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Sense of humor that Jesus had

Is it possible that Jesus never laughed or smiled during His public life ? Are there verses in the Gospels which directly or indirectly bring out the sense of humor which Jesus ought to have had ?
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Is It A Sin To Download YouTube Videos Using Third Party Softwares? [on hold]

In section 5B of YouTube's terms of service, it says: "Content is provided to you AS IS. You may access Content for your information and personal use solely as intended through the provided ...
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Are Jesus and Lazarus the only people raised from the dead?

Based on the bible, are these the only two people who were revived, or raised after being dead?
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Can Hebrews Chapter 4 use of “Today” Be Used to Refute mistranslation of Luke 23:43 in the New World Translation of the Bible?

See the "today" doctrine presented in Hebrews: Hebrews 4: 6 Since therefore it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly received the good news failed to enter because of ...
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Did Lactantius ever say why it was good for Christians to be ruled by a Christian emperor?

Lactantius was a Christian who had been a part of the Roman government (which was hostile to Christians) prior to his conversion. Sometime between 303 and 311 he wrote a systematic theology, in which ...
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Jesus' power going out

What should one understand from the NT verse which says :... Jesus realised that power had gone out from Him" (Mark 5:30)? Is it a figurative narration ? Or, is it a casualty of translation ?
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Is there anything in the torah that says that those that transgress one law transgress all?

I think I read that somewhere. If I look at Google, I found that Jesus said something along that. For example, these are some new testatments idea of breaking one breaking all ...
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Does “Jesus Christ” come from “Hesus Krishna”?

I read this article http://www.sabbathcovenant.com/doctrine/hesus_krishna.htm At the end of that time, Constantine returned to the gathering to discover that the presbyters had not agreed on a ...
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Pantheism in the Bible?

Is common to state that God is separated from the creation, in fact Jesus states that nobody has ever seen the Father, but Jeremiah looks like having another point of view. Jeremiah 23:24 Can ...
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How does the Catholic Magisterium advise the married laity to defend the institution of marriage?

Does the Catholic Church have any practical advice for its adherents on ways to exemplify the ideal she sets of marriage between one man and one woman? Barring any specific discussion of same-sex ...
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Heard of near death experience to heaven without hell after suicide? [on hold]

I found a few video clips on youtube about people who committed suicide, went to hell and came back to life. Have you heard of suiciders who went straight only to heaven and then back here? ...
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How do Jehovah's Witnesses understand the essential nature of hell, and how does it differ from that of Seventh-day Adventists?

Earlier this week, I was talking to a friend, more arguing really, and the subject of hell came up. And he said something that got me thinking. He said "There's no hell as many of us believe it. ...
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Baptist person married before civilly now wants to marry a Catholic [duplicate]

If a Baptist person who was married before civilly, but is now divorced wants to marry a Catholic, does that person need an annulment and how long does the process take in this case?
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Why do Mormons wait until the age of 8 to baptize their children?

What is the doctrinal basis for this practice?
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Why do so many people believe in the divinity of Jesus? [duplicate]

Simple question, why are so many convinced of the divinity of Jesus? If this character actually existed, which is not clear, then what real evidence is there to the point of him being the son of God? ...
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How do Premillennialists explain Matthew 25:31-46?

Premillennialists believe Jesus will return, reign with His saints for 1,000 years, and then after the 1,000 years are completed the final judgment of the wicked will happen. Matthew 25:31-46 states ...
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The rainbow is a promise from God that he will not flood the earth again. Why are we able to reproduce the rainbow effect using a glass prism? [on hold]

The rainbow signifies the promise from God that he will not flood the earth again: i) Does this mean that before the flood of Noah, there was no rainbow? ii) A rainbow effect can be created using a ...
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What is the basis for missions in a wider hope/inclusive framework?

I read No Other Name: An Investigation into the Destiny of the Unevangelized by John Sanders. I am persuaded about a wider hope for salvation other than exlusivism provides. I grew up in plain ole ...
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Which Prominent Modern Religions Came from the “Great Awakenings” and What Have They Done For the World?

Since the 1700's there have been a number of so-called "Great Awakenings". What are in fact the most prominent religions to come from the Awakenings and what are they most known to have introduced? ...
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What is a Catholic's response to advice contained in Laudatio Si?

Pope Francis' Laudatio Si is a treasure trove of practical advice for living simply or at least moderately. He seems to want people do use less air conditioning and facebook. I've already used "The ...
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UNDERSTANDING of Matt 2:16 [closed]

Matt 2:16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two ...
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Catholic Encyclicals/Bulls in Which Jews and Freemasons are Mentioned?

I need a list of papal encyclicals/bulls in which both Jews and Freemasons are mentioned in the same document.
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Sex before marriage [closed]

What are some reasons that I shouldn't have sex before marriage, besides God says it's sinful and besides the real life issues like abortion or getting a disease or having a kid etc. A friend is a ...
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Does the Bible say anything about chimeras or explains their purpose?

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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Why Does Matthew not give Jesus Christ's genealogy from Adam?

In Matthew 1:1, it says that Jesus is the son of David and the son of Abraham. Why does he not start from Adam and Eve?
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Christianity must read books [closed]

I am a fairly young Christian who loves to read. My question concerns books, other than the Bible, which Christians of every stripe (e.g., Lutherans, Calvinists, Anglicans, Wesleyans, Catholics, ...
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What are some examples of the restoration theme, in the OT, that Christ makes all things new? [closed]

Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. The Old Testament, at surface-level reading, presents a different God, a harsh and just God. Yet David and others speak of God's great ...
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what we will be has not yet been made known? [duplicate]

now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears,we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. Everyone who has this hope in him ...
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WHAT IS THE MEANING IT DOES NOT YET APPEAR WE SHALL BE [closed]

2Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears,we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. 3Everyone who has this ...
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Did eve say “I have created a man just as the LORD did!”? [migrated]

Edit: Answers are being given here: http://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/19019/did-eve-say-i-have-created-a-man-just-as-the-lord-did NET Version: "I have created a man just as the LORD ...
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Could a lowborn during the middle ages read the bible?

I'm starting to read about the christian faith with more effort and this question popped up in my head. I've read that the bible at that time were really expensive because it was handmade but, could a ...
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Oh would the kids grow up and practise if one is Hindu and one parent is Christian and now the Christian has decided to turn towards jahovah [closed]

On marriage it was more a compromise where the kids will grow up knowing both and when older choose their own paths. But then violence and emotional abuse on the mother is used and children now follow ...
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Kissing in plays [closed]

Okay so I am Christian and so is my girlfriend, we have been dating for almost 3 months now and are really happy together. She wants to be in a play for our school and she wants one of the lead roles, ...
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What are the greater works? [closed]

Jesus says in John 14:12, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father." What ...
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Are there any christian denominations that think having concubines is sin and why?

Many christians think that sex outside marriage is a sin. What about concubines? Abraham and David had concubines. Is it a sin to have sex with concubines you do not marry? If so, where in the bible ...
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Getting married, I'm catholic and she isn't [closed]

I was raised Catholic and my family are all practicing Catholics. I am recently engaged and plan to marry on November 7th. It is and has always been my dream to marry by the water outside. It just so ...

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