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comment In the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit, what is the the distinction between the gifts of wisdom, understanding, and knowledge?
Closely related (but taken from a different verse): Difference between wisdom and knowledge in 1 Cor. 12?
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reviewed Close How does Christianity explain the health benefits of sexual intercourse
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reviewed Leave Open Any non-exorcism style of healing miracles recorded in the Scripture?
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reviewed Close Why does the LDS church (Mormon) put so much more emphasis on the family than most other denominations do?
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comment Are there any documented instances of anyone moving a mountain in faith?
@Wikis: They may not fit your definition of "supernatural miracle," but they would easily fit some definition of supernatural miracle. This is the problem with the question--it depends on subjective definitions.
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comment Are there any documented instances of anyone moving a mountain in faith?
I'm also reminded of a (almost certainly fictional) story of a young bed-bound girl, who sat all day in shadow, due to a mountain blocking the sun from her window. She prayed for God to move the mountain, and a construction company shortly thereafter graded the mountain for some construction project, thereby answering the little girl's prayer. The fact that the story is fiction doesn't change the fact that a manually moved mountain wouldn't be a miracle depending on one's perspective.
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comment Are there any documented instances of anyone moving a mountain in faith?
@Wikis: But regardless, a land-slide, earth quake, or other natural event that moves a mountain could also be easily seen as miraculous, if one had been praying/hoping for the mountain to move.
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comment Are there any documented instances of anyone moving a mountain in faith?
@Wikis: If I dynamite a mountain, it's because I have faith it will work. :) As a Christian, if I start a company to mine minerals from a mountain, and put my faith in God that the company will be successful, then God provides me with dynamite, I could also say I moved the mountain by faith in God. And one could also see that as a genuine miracle--especially if the odds of starting such a business, getting permits, etc, were especially unfavorable.
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comment Are there any documented instances of anyone moving a mountain in faith?
Given our new site guidelines, I have VtCed this question as "primarily opinion based." Mountains have been moved, by way of explosives, manual labor, weather events, and tectonic movements. Whether any of this counts as "by faith" is entirely up to ones' interpretation and definition of "faith" and/or "miracle" making the question entirely subjective.
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revised What is the Orthodox teaching about touching Jesus' body?
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comment Do non-Catholic traditions ever have family altars?
The question has now been updated with firm examples proving that Catholics do indeed have altars in their homes--or at least they claim they do! If your point is that they are using the term 'altar' incorrectly, that could be mentioned as a comment to the question, but this in no way answers the question.
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comment Do non-Catholic traditions ever have family altars?
@svidgen: Many Catholics (especially in Latin America) also have shrines in their homes, dedicated to a specific saint. I'm not sure if this is the same thing you're talking about when you say "prayer nook." See an example here. Calling it an altar may be inaccurate, but not surprising, considering the practice of placing candles, flowers, etc on the shrines in honor to the saint it honors.
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comment Does the Bible say if animals in Eden were carnivorous, or when animals on Earth became carnivorous?
@Andrew: This answer isn't saying that no other Christians care; simply that no other Christian doctrines care (in an official sense). I'm not a YEC and I care (although mainly because I think it's one reason YEC views are wrong--not particularly because it's an important theological issue on its own).
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comment Does the Bible say if animals in Eden were carnivorous, or when animals on Earth became carnivorous?
My specific suggestion is: Clarify what you mean. Specify whether you are asking if Canon states this explicitly, or whether an answer that it can be inferred is sufficient.
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comment Does the Bible say if animals in Eden were carnivorous, or when animals on Earth became carnivorous?
I was trying to offer such suggestions.
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comment Does the Bible say if animals in Eden were carnivorous, or when animals on Earth became carnivorous?
As my comments have made clear, it's not yes/no. It's "it depends." That's why I asked for your clarification... but you've chosen not to clarify. Second, I didn't say it was a truth question--I said it was too broad.
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comment Does the Bible say if animals in Eden were carnivorous, or when animals on Earth became carnivorous?
Then your question is "too broad," IMO.
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comment Does the Bible say if animals in Eden were carnivorous, or when animals on Earth became carnivorous?
Are you asking if any canon says, explicitly, when animals became carnivorous? Or does the YEC view that the Bible implicitly states when animals became carnivorous count?