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Essentially, no: there is no language specified for religious use in Christianity. From the early days of the Church, there was variety in religious language. The Western Church primarily spoke Latin (the vernacular) while the Eastern Church spoke Greek (again, the vernacular). Various churches have languages that have special status, especially for ...


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I served as an LDS missionary for two years and I think it can be predominantly attributed to a few simple things. 8-12 weeks in the Missionary Training Center where you study the language for at least 6-8 hours of the day have a big effect. We had experienced teachers that also went through the learning process. After a few weeks of study, we were asked ...


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Dogmatically no, there are no a holy language in global-christianity to do services or to speak in. There was a heresy called Three-Language heresy, according to which it was said that the Christian church has only three languages to use in church: Hebrew (not Aramaic), Greek, and Latin. This "dogma" was based on the bible words [Luk 23:38 kjv]: 38 And ...


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My experience was that those missionaries who are required to learn a foreign language usually spend 8-10 weeks in language training. Some missionaries have previous exposure to the language of their mission. The instruction they receive emphasizes religious vocabulary they will use in teaching and is a limited subset of the full language. It is a ...


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Mark 16:15 (NIV) He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Matthew 28:19 (NIV) Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, God wants all nations and languages to know Jesus Christ. Acts 1:8 (NIV) But you will receive ...


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The Christian God is given a wide range of names in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. My first thought was to clarify with a generational phrase. You might say "The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob," but that might confuse you with Jews. Also, Since "Allah" is the usual translation for "God" you would risk offending Muslims and breaking the law. ...


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Your question is based on a misunderstanding. Rather than addressing the base question, I'm going to address the misunderstanding on which the question is based. Once the misunderstanding is cleared up, the question itself becomes moot. Before doing so, I'd like to remind you that this site isn't about what we believe, but rather what Christianity ...


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Background As missionaries have gone to China over the centuries to proclaim the gospel. Learning the script as an adult can sometimes involve breaking the symbols down into their components to remember them more easily. In doing so, some missionaries have found some curiosities in the characters that seemed to point to things found in the first eleven ...


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The Bible affirms in many places that God loves all nations, tribes, and tongues/languages. At the very inception of the church at Pentecost, God worked so that people heard the message of Christ in their own languages. When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent ...


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I see good answers so far, but I'll still add mine. A Holy language to speak to each other? I don't think so. However, the scripture says 26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. Romans 8:26 KJV We can talk to God in a language ...


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Although I am not sure that this is what you are asking, but there is the speaking in tongues which Paul made mention of in 1st Corinthians, and there are these: Romans 8:26 KJV Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which ...


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You would use Church (with capital C) when refering to a specific church like: Grace Lutheran Church or Calvary Baptist Church. Or if you refer to the Gathering Jesus started, which we now use to call Church. However, when you say something like Last sunday I went to church you wouldn't need a capital. So mainly if you refer to the building or institute ...


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What is the proper use of money in this passage? In v8, we are told that the non-Christians are often more shrewd in using their goods to further their interests, while Christians are less so. So how can Christians use their money and goods to gain the best results for themselves? If we believe that God gave us our money, what's the best way to further God's ...


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I am far from an expert on this topic, and this is anything but a complete answer. In fact, your question got me interested in reading the book Genesis and the Mystery Confucius Couldn’t Solve, referenced by your link. So I pulled it up on Amazon, and some of the reviews address the credibility of the author: Ethel Nelson's previous book on this ...


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When Jesus was on earth, Palestine had become, to a considerable extent, a polyglot, or multilingual, region. There is solid evidence that the Jews still retained their use of Hebrew, but Aramaic and Koine were also spoken. Latin, too, appeared on official inscriptions of the Roman rulers of the land (Joh 19:20) and was doubtless heard from Roman soldiers ...


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Gen 4:9 "And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother?" And he said, "I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?" The comedian David Steinberg pointed this out once on a TV show about Jewish comedy. In modern vernacular it might sound more like "What am I, his keeper?"



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