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What is the significance of the LDS claim that apostolic succession was lost till Joseph Smith was granted divine authority

I was recently in conversation with a lady who is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She said they are the "true" church because apostolic authority was lost after ...

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What is the Mass obligation for Catholics when Christmas is on a Monday?

This year Christmas is on a Monday. My wife read in a neighboring parish's bulletin that we had to go to Mass on the Fourth Sunday of Advent (i.e. sometime Saturday night or Sunday Morning) and this ...

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If these passages from 1 Corinthians don't teach the eternal submission of Jesus to the Father, then how should I understand them?

I have done an extensive amount of research and study on texts such as 1 Corinthians 15:28 and 1 Corinthians 11:3, which seem to communicate a submission of the son to the Father after His incarnation....

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What Constitutes a Valid Vigil Mass for Catholics?

Today is December 8---the Feast of the Immaculate Conception---a Holy Day of obligation. Last night, I went to what was advertised (in the bulletin) as a 7pm Vigil Mass. However, the readings were ...

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Are Catholic children given Saints' names on Confirmation?

In a paragraph of the write-up on Roman Catholic Saints at , it is written that many Catholics take or are given a saint’s name for their Confirmation. Normally, a Catholic child on its ...

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What is the biblical basis for Christian Mysticism?

For a working definition of Christian Mysticism I'd like to quote the top answer to Is Christian mysticism an oxymoron or is it a legitimate path for a Christian?: Christian Mysticism has a long and ...

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Are any denominations seeing AI as the 'beast which rises up out of the sea'?

By harnessing the power of AI and machine learning paired with the right data from satellites and beyond, our models are giving us a picture of the world we’ve never seen before. And it’s allowing us ...

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Greatest hits from previous weeks:

What is the significance of one-third in Revelation?

Why is everything 1/3 in Revelation? It comes up with the four angels, and the dragon: 8:7 The first [angel's trumpet] sounded, ... and a third of the earth was burned up, and a third of the trees ...

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user avatar asked by Luanna Score of 10
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Is there a difference between prayer and petition?

Philippians 4:6 uses two words, possibly implying a difference between prayer and petition. Can someone explain what this difference is? Philippians 4:6 (NIV) 6  Do not be anxious about ...

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What does Bible say about possibility of seeing/hearing people on Earth from heaven?

I mean, for example, could my dead grandmother see me from heaven? This was bothering me as a Christian and I was frustrated not to find the answer, because this is important to me personally. For ...

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How much were the 30 pieces of silver (Judas's payment) worth?

We often see ancient sums of money approximately described in terms of some modern currency. How much were the 30 pieces of silver that Judas received as payment for his betrayal worth, expressed in ...

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Why did God kill a man for picking up sticks on the Sabbath?

Now while the sons of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering wood on the Sabbath day. Those who found him gathering wood brought him to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation; ...

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Moses' age when before the burning bush

I am trying to find Moses’ age when he was standing before the Burning Bush before delivering the Israelites from slavery. Later in Scripture it says he was 80 years when he first spoke to Pharaoh. ...

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How did the Crusades affect the Pope's power and authority?

How did the Crusades affect the Pope's power/authority, during and after the Crusades? The Crusades, from Wikipedia The Crusades were a series of religiously sanctioned military campaigns, called by ...

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Can you answer these questions?

What are the limits of the Deposit of Faith?

The Deposit of Faith is limited to the words and actions of Jesus' historical life--is that correct? Only those things that He taught to his disciples and commanded them to pass on to others can be ...

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user avatar asked by Ashpenaz Score of 1
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Was the music of the early church a capella?

I have often heard historical arguments like the following against the use of musical instruments: Neither he [Paul] nor any other apostle, nor the Lord Jesus, nor any of the disciples for five ...

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