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The answer to the question regarding the first book of the Bible actually comes from the last book of the Bible: And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. Revelation 12:9 NASB And he laid hold of ...


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Yes she can You're probably getting tripped up by this passage: 1 Timothy 2:13-15 ESV For Adam was formed first, then Eve; and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control. Which, by itself and read without any ...


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David speaks of God's ability to be everywhere in Psalms 139: Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand ...


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The key Biblical passage is Mt 16:18: "And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it" (NRSVCE). Though such a citation inevitably hearkens back to certain meta-questions about the use of "πέτρᾳ," the Catholic Church has always seen it as referring to the specific ministry of Peter, ...


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Last week I heard this argument, again. According to theistic evolution, millions of years took place and animals died all the time. But Genesis 1 says that after each day God pronounced it as good, therefore there must not have been death, because death is bad. And if there was no death, then millions of years of dead animals is wrong too. Sure my ...


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The distinction between mortal and venial sins is only very roughly that "venial sins are kind of bad and mortal sins are really bad". More accurately one could say that all sins adversely affect one's relationship to God; but venial sins, because they don't involve a complete turning away from God, "merely" damage the relationship, while mortal sins destroy ...


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The traditional date is Friday, April 3rd, 33 AD. The most commonly held date by modern scholars is Friday, April 7th, 30 AD. The factors in figuring this. On or near Passover. Under Pontius Pilate, who ruled 26–36 AD. Jesus was questioned by the High Priest Caiaphas. He was priest from 18 - 36 AD. Generally considering a 3 1/2 year ministry, John the ...


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The question here is what is the biblical basis that God does NOT create homosexual people as homosexuals. It is understandable that homosexuals might feel they were created that way because the Bible says that they are under a compulsion that is a result of a judicial act of God. They misunderstand this compulsion as something that they were born with as ...


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No, there are not references to All Saints Day in the Bible. The tradition of All Saints Day originated long after the books of the Bible were written. From Catholic Online The origin of the festival of All Saints celebrated in the West dates to May 13, 609 or 610, when Pope Boniface IV consecrated the Pantheon at Rome to the Blessed Virgin and all ...


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Let me begin with the second question, which is simpler. The Catholic Church does not believe in modern revelation. The Catechism of the Catholic Church says 66 "The Christian economy, therefore, since it is the new and definitive Covenant, will never pass away; and no new public revelation is to be expected before the glorious manifestation of our Lord ...


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One of the best Biblical bases is the Law of God itself. Is God unjust? But, while some would certainly object, consider, Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me. Psalm 51:5 The issue is sin, and whether or not someone was born in sin, conceived even in it, is not the issue. Whether one is born in sin is ...


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Theistic evolution puts death before sin. According to the Bible, animals died as a result of man's rebellion. The Biblical record shows a different order of creation than evolution. Evolution holds the order: Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles, Mammals. The creation record disagrees. Theistic evolution generally would hold man to be at the end of a long ...


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The law of evolution is selfishness. survival and preservation is only possible if one looks out for oneself, or maybe an immediate relation. However, the law of God's kingdom is the spirit of self-denial, to love God and one another as oneself1. A love so deep that One would not hesitate to give up His life for His friends. Simply put, evolution does ...


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And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here > today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you ...


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If there is an anti-rock music movement amongst Christians, where did it originate? What is the basis for the belief? Are there particular Bible verses or doctrinal stances that underpin the anti-rock stance? There is no organized "movement" as such. However, local Christian leaders may periodically condemn the music and urge their followers to some sort of ...


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The Prosperity of the Gospel comes down to a matter of the heart: Do you have wealth, or does wealth have you? Prosperity in the Modern Church Often viewed as the "Father of the Prosperity Movement", Kenneth E Hagin often pointed to passages such as Matthew 7:11, reading, If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your ...


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The term "depositum fidei" is just another way of saying Revelation. St. Paul charges St. Timothy to keep and preserve Revelation (1 Timothy 6:20): O Timothy, keep the depositum, avoiding the profane novelties of voices, and oppositions of falsely called knowledge. The original Rheims New Testament commentary says: Depositum. ] The whole ...


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Since you have asked for a Biblical basis, the answer is no. Quite to the contrary there is Biblical Scripture; which although not specifically forbidding such a union, does enumerate the consummation of such a union a sin. All Scripture is quoted from the new King James translation. Leviticus 20:13 If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, ...


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John 1:1 says the following: In the Beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. In Greek, that word Logos means "the Word." A common misconception that even Christians make is that the Bible is the Word of God. It is not, for as John 1:14 says: And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, ...


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After some study, I can conclude that there is no biblical evidence for Satan being omnipresent. God is omnipresent in the sense that where ever we go, He is there: Psalm 139:7-8 Where shall I go, away from Your Spirit, And where shall I flee from Your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in Sheol, there You are. And ...


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I don't know any biblical basis for Satan being omnipresent. From what I know only God is omnipresent and this is written in the prayer to the Holy Spirit that says: "O Heavenly King, the comfortor, the spirit of Truth, Who art present everywhere and fillest all things;" From what Ι know from an Orthodox Greek monk and from an Orthodox Greek ...


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I'm not sure if there is very "scholarly" but the main (If not one of) problem I would suppose theistic evolutionist would have is the manner in which mankind is portrayed in the Bible versus the naturalistic type of view evolution has of mankind. Evolutionist would have you believe that we are but just a higher evolved type of animal. A view that is in ...


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The official catholic teaching is that a person who is a Catholic by virtue of having received the Sacraments of Baptism or Confirmation in the Church remains a Catholic unless or until he or she deliberately and voluntarily repudiates the Church. As a separate matter, a Catholic is bound by Canon Law to follow with Christian obedience those things ...


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Bible Gateway (RSVCE) - Quick Search: Seraphim return results that show that in the Bible, seraphim is only mentioned in Isaiah 6: A Vision of God in the Temple. If angel is understood from Used in Scriptural translations for Hebrew mal'akh (yehowah) "messenger (of Jehovah)," from base l-'-k "to send." Only the action of the one of the seraphim in ...


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Scripture bears this out clearly, when talking very specifically about the days of the week, and the sanctification of the seventh day in Exodus 20:8-11 8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, ...


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No, there are no references to All Saints Day in the Bible, but I am sure it will carry on.


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Your question flies in the face of Christianity in several ways. The basis for the Christian belief is that Jesus was God incarnate, and unless that is true there is no hope of salvation. Unless Jesus is God incarnate his death and resurrection are meaningless, and man is forever lost in sin. Since Jesus is God incarnate he was an eye witness to ...


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The question is based on a false premise according to Christians, but it still has a simple, unequivocal answer: No.


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No. Petrine privilege and all the customs around it grew out of the practical administration of the sacraments over time. There is nothing in the scripture recognized as the canonized New Testament that speaks directly to any of this. If anything all of this can be said to have grown out of Jesus admonition not to divorce - Matthew 19:1-12.


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Is there biblical evidence that God knows my unspoken thoughts? Yes, indeed there is: 12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. 13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is ...



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