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comment Are there any verses showing God being fooled or deceived?
Jesus was not omniscient in the same sense normally applied to God the Father. The 1 Kings passage doesn't imply lack of knowledge on God's part. many humans ask "What are you doing here?" when they know the answer perfectly well.
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comment What is the position of the Episcopal Church on the evolution of man?
@DickHarfield Yes I know he was talking about physical evolution. You said "Pope Francis [...] has declared his support of evolution as the scientifically correct explanation of the origin of man", and I am pointing out that he did not. He stated that evolution does not contradict Christianity,
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comment What is the position of the Episcopal Church on the evolution of man?
Pope Francis did not declare his support for evolution as the correct theory. He stated that evolution as currently understood is not incompatible with Christian faith. That's very different. Even scientists don't claim that the current version of evolutionary theory is the only possible one.
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comment What are the verses of all the Bible stories that deal with infertility?
There are also tools that let you investigate all bible verses by theme. Thompson's Chain Reference is a good one that is available online. Look up barrenness (or childlessness).
Jan
24
comment How Does the Copper Serpent Relate to Jesus?
I believe Jehovah's Witnesses refer to it as a copper serpent.
Jan
24
comment What do christians say before they die?
Also hospital chaplains sometimes pray well-known prayers along with the dying, such as the Lord's Prayer.
Jan
24
comment What do christians say before they die?
Are you thinking of Last Rites? It's specific to Catholics, and it's not "say something and repeat it", but it is done for people dying.
Jan
20
comment Is there biblical evidence that people can see spirits?
You mean like the Angel Gabriel? Or Saul and the Witch of Endor?
Jan
20
comment What was the basis for Anselm's Theory of Atonement by satisfaction?
I'm willing to bet good money that Anselm did not base any theological theory on a single Bible verse. It's not the way theologians work - especially good ones.
Jan
20
comment What are the steps for a non-Catholic Christian to become a Catholic?
Hi Christian Teen. Your question is being closed because it's not clear what you are really asking here. It's best to only ask one question at once. If you want to know what is involved in becoming a Catholic if you are already some other kind of Christian, please edit the question to ask that. If you want to know what Catholic events you can participate in as a non-Catholic, please edit to ask that too.
Jan
20
comment According to Catholic teaching that is biblically supported, who are “the enemies of Christians?”
Sorry, I don't think there is any evidence that this means spiritual rather than temporal enemies. The original quote and promise to Abraham certainly isn't just about spiritual enemies.
Jan
16
comment According to the Catholic Church, what is to become of a family when the married couple discovers they are brother and sister?
Real life examples of this are extremely rare, and asking for one is not going to help understand the situation.
Jan
9
comment What reasoning can be used to distinguish between the commands we do obey and those we don't?
@Bye Just because that question doesn't have an accepted answer doesn't mean that asking a question that is essentially the same is helpful.
Jan
6
comment Can science prove Calvinism wrong?
@JasonBray Heisonberg is much more than just "you influence an event by measuring it".
Jan
6
comment Can science prove Calvinism wrong?
@kutschkem The video isn't even as advanced as discussing hidden variable theory. It can be summarized as "there is Heisenbergian uncertainty, therefore Newton's clockwork model is wrong, therefore we have free will". Which is wrong in so many ways.
Jan
5
comment Did the notion of “Youth Group” exist in the early church?
The whole concept of 'youth' is pretty much a modern invention. Middle-schoold and certainly high-school people would have been conisdered adults. However 1st century Jews would certainly have had special classes for 'not yet adults'.
Dec
22
comment Protestants and Sola Scriptura adherents: When was scripture alone sufficient?
Sola Scriptura adherents do not claim that the Bible is sufficient to "be inclined to receive Jesus". The claim is that the Bible contains everything one needs to know to be saved.
Dec
17
comment good ways to deal with “It's just a pagan holiday, he wasn't even born then”
@john17 Done as asked.
Dec
16
comment Did Thomas Aquinas rate masturbation as a greater sin than rape?
You can try asking that question. You'll need to be clear about the category of sin you are talking about. And remember to make it clear that you are asking for Aquinas' view on the matter, not the general view.
Dec
16
comment Did Thomas Aquinas rate masturbation as a greater sin than rape?
This link may be useful on Aquinas.