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The following tools are good for determining what the bible says about a matter. Take, for example, this question about pets going to heaven. If you wanted to know the answer, you should consult: 1. A Concordance The first tool that just about any pastor is going to use to answer a question such as this is a concordance. A concordance is nothing more ...


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Absolute certainty probably isn't attainable (whether absolute certainty is or should be considered attainable by humans at all might be a worthwhile question), but as brought up in Affable Geek's answer to the inciting question, you can get pretty close through use of a good concordance and topical Bible dictionary. Concordances are lists of words used. ...


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Some Christian factions include the Book of Maccabees in their Biblical cannon. From Wikipedia, The Books of the Maccabees are books concerned with the Maccabees, the leaders of the Jewish rebellion against the Seleucid dynasty, or related subjects. The term mostly refers to two deuterocanonical books contained in some canons of the Bible: 1 ...


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Sola-scriptura Christians interpret them figuratively, not literally. Shortest answer ever. :) Same reason we don't believe God is literally a rock, a tower, a shield, or a hen, even though scripture describes Him in all those ways. Same reason we don't believe Jesus is literally a lamb, a lion, a piece of bread, a door, a vine, etc... These are all word ...


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The other answers are great, but for those that like comprehensive lists... Book Name - Reason for naming Old Testament Genesis - The genesis (beginning) of the world Exodus - The exodus of the Israelites out of Egypt Leviticus - The stating of Levitical laws (probably named after the tribe of Levi) Numbers - The census (numbering) of the Israelites ...


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There are no shortcuts to the process you appear to be asking about. I say that through personal experience, and from many Bible enthusiasts I have known and collaborated with over the years. There are some excellent aids to enhance your Bible study free on the internet, some are online Bible study, and for the novice there are some excellent interactive ...


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The word Catholic (katholikos from katholou — throughout the whole, i.e., universal) cf. CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Catholic The Catholic Letters After the thirteen letters of St. Paul and the letter to the Hebrews come seven other letters (one by St. James, two by St. Peter, three by St. John, and one by St. Jude) which since the time of Origen, ...


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the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them." (Acts 13:2)


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Horses represent warfighting strength; oxen represent productivity strength. God's Word is a deep ocean and seldom does a Proverb have one simple application. While they speak of earthly affairs, they also speak of spiritual affairs. We benefit from understanding them either way (or both ways). Oxen are submissive animals used for their great physical ...


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Lutherans believe in Sola Scriptura, but they also believe in Real Presence (not transubstantiation). The big difference is between that and transubstantiation, there is no changing of the elements to the point that they also cease to be bread/wine. The Lutheran position is the elements become the true blood and body of Christ (both physically and ...


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If a person is to understand the Word of God as He intends, he or she must read what the authors wrote as they intended it. If a passage was written as literal history, we should take it as literal history. If it's personal opinion, it's personal opinion. If it's allegorical, metaphorical, or poetic, we should take it as allegory, metaphor, or poetry. So, ...


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I don't think we can determine the truth about one of Voltaire's houses being used to print Bibles, only what sort of website considers it a fact. Here is a reference that quotes wiki and explains that there was a second house -- actually in Geneva. Feel free to believe or disbelieve this version, as you prefer, since this site doesn't have any references. ...


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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly referred to as the "Mormons" or "LDS") use the KJV. For verification see Scriptures.LDS.org



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