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Top new questions this week:

Why are Adam and Eve considered married?

It seems fairly common for Christians to refer to Adam and Eve has being husband and wife. In particular, when (in my experience, evangelical) Christians are discussing questions of sex and marriage, ...

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asked by Korosia 16 votes
answered by Thomas Markov 29 votes

How is Lent observance reconciled with Matthew 6:16-18?

Jesus says in Matthew 6: 16 “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their ...

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asked by Thomas Markov 5 votes
answered by DJClayworth 4 votes

What do Jehovah's Witnesses believe about the activities of the antichrist in these "last days"?

The Bible warns against the activities of deceivers and false prophets who arose during the first century, and continues to warn against their activities during the "last days". Here are a few ...

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asked by Lesley 4 votes
answered by Anne 4 votes

What is the foundational motivation of Lenten practices?

Lent is traditionally described as lasting for 40 days, in commemoration of the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in the desert, according to the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, before beginning his ...

christian-living lent  
asked by Mike Borden 3 votes
answered by Ken Graham 2 votes

How does the New Apostolic Church compare to evangelical christians?

What are the main doctrines of the New Apostolic Church, and what are the big differences in their teachings from the perspective of Evangelical Protestants?

protestantism comparative-christianity new-apostolic-church  
asked by Ivan Korbijn 3 votes
answered by Lesley 3 votes

Based on Luke 3:22 & 1:39-41, Genesis 1:2, the 'Holy Spirit' was already here, so who does John 16:7, 16:13-14, John 14:26 talk about?

I have seen some similar questions, however, this is slightly different. The passages in John cannot be referring to the 'Holy Spirit' as it was here already, Jesus in John is talking about someone ...

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asked by another theory 2 votes
answered by rhetorician 4 votes

Why is it more difficult for a Mormon woman to control whom she is eternally sealed to?

The USA Today newspaper has an article titled "Mormon doctrine leaves potential for 'eternal polygamy'" (reference) that makes the following statement: Decades have passed since male members of ...

asked by x457812 2 votes
answered by mikeazo 3 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Why did Paul go to Arabia?

In the first chapter of Galatians, paul said, 17 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus. After he his ...

paul-apostle galatians  
asked by shakAttack 11 votes

Where does the concept of a "God-shaped hole" originate?

There's a concept that I heard used many times throughout my life in regards to idolatry. The idea is that inside each of us is a "God-shaped hole"--a place inside of our hearts that only God can ...

faith origin philosophy  
asked by Richard 47 votes
answered by Richard 29 votes

How many languages did apostle Paul speak?

Of course, he could speak Hebrew and from such examples like preaching the gospel in Athens it seems that he had no problem speaking Greek. He also wanted to visit Rome, while there were no Jews ...

asked by brilliant 12 votes
answered by konwayk -5 votes

Did Moses see the face of God?

Exodus 24:9-11 9 Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel went up 10 and saw the God of Israel. Under his feet was something like a pavement made of lapis lazuli, ...

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asked by Mawia 11 votes
answered by Mike 8 votes

Why does Paul call Peter "Cephas" in his writings?

In John 1:42 Jesus called Peter as Cephas. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon son of John. You will be called Cephas” (which, when translated, is Peter). But throughout the Gospels, ...

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asked by Benny 17 votes
answered by Brian Koser 19 votes

Does Jesus have a last name?

I heard "Christ" isn't the last name He got from His parents. Is that true? Does He have a last name? If He does not have a last name, then how does that work? If that wasn't His last name, and there ...

life-of-jesus name-of-jesus  
asked by Alypius 7 votes
answered by David Morton 22 votes

How could Jesus be descended from the royal line of David if he was born of the Virgin Birth?

The first chapter of Matthew traces Jesus' lineage through his father Joseph back to King David through something like 18 generations. But as we know, Jesus was born through the agency of the Holy ...

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asked by Tom Au 12 votes
answered by David Conner 10 votes

Can you answer these questions?

Are there any Catholic Audiobook sharing websites like Librivox?

Are there any Catholic audiobook websites like librivox, where christian volunteers from all over the world can read a catholic book, and upload the audiobook to share with all other christians? ...

catholicism reference-request internet  
asked by Cecilia 1 vote
answered by Geremia 0 votes

According to the Catholic Church about Matthew 5:18-19?

Matthew 5:18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is ...

asked by karma 1 vote
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