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The requirement to obey government laws is based on the Book of Romans, chapter 13, where the Apostle Paul writes: Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling ...


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What is the Biblical basis for death being the last point for repentance? Before death is the time when we do that which can be judged. Judgment of works for punishment is what comes to those who have rejected Jesus. Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: The time to "know" Jesus is while we are ...


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There is no obvious basis for the Assumption of Mary in the Bible. Mary is mentioned a few times outside the birth narratives of Luke and Matthew: Is he not the carpenter, the son of Mary... (Mark 6:3) Is he not the carpenter's son? Is not his mother named Mary ... (Matthew 13:55) Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother ... (John 19:25) ...


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A bit late here, but just wanted to add that the concept that fallen angels are demons (leaving beside the evidence in the New testament, which is not altogether satisfactory), is far older than Justin Martyr developments. The Slavonic Book of Enoch, usually believed to have been written in the 1st century CE, is very explicit about it. First we are told ...


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It's culturally encouraged. But has no religious rite attached to it. Source: Uncircumcised coptic deacon


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Yes, there are definitely churches that oppose playing cards. One that I know of opposes them because they believe there is blasphemous symbolism behind the symbols and numbers on the cards, such as the joker being a ridicule of Jesus, the King to be the devil, the Queen to be a slanderous version of the Virgin Mary, the Jack to represent a lustful ...


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The first thought that came to my mind regarding this is a quote by English writer G. K. Chesterton: The truth is, of course, that the curtness of the Ten Commandments is an evidence, not of the gloom and narrowness of a religion, but, on the contrary, of its liberality and humanity. It is shorter to state the things forbidden than the things permitted; ...


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Salvation without a relationship with God It is impossible to measure the salvation status of another. This is because salvation is a function of trust. This can be difficult enough for the person himself to gage much less determine the trust of another. When Paul addresses the Corinthians about when to disassociate from other Christians, he uses their ...



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