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How does a Christian according to Christ teaching be freed from concupiscence thereby possessed a sinless body?

After the fall of Adam & Eve from pride & disobedience, all mankind inherent original sin. The Church teaches that the original sin can be removed by the Sacraments of Baptism but the stain ...
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According to Vatican II Catholicism, who is the counterfeit church and what are the marks?

Words of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (1948): “[Satan] will set up a counterchurch which will be the ape of the [Catholic] Church… It will have all the notes and characteristics of the Church, but in ...
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How many mistresses did Solomon actually have?

As read here, it says, in 1st Kings, 11:3, "And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart." This is speaking of King Solomon. My ...
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Why was John the Baptist not excited at seeing Jesus at Jordan?

At Luke 1: 41 we see: "When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her womb..." We also see at John 1: 29: "The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, “Here is the ...
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Why did David flee from Absalom? [migrated]

In 2 Samuel 15, Absalom wins the hearts of the people, plotting to take the throne away from his father David. When David gets the report, he says in verse 14, “Arise, and let us flee; or else none of ...
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Chair of Moses - Clerical Infallibility

Catholics understand that there exists clerical infallibility in the New Covenant, in other words that the Pope and the Bishops united to him can exercize a charisma of infallibility which is ...
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How do Protestants counteract the Witnesses stance on Blood Transfusions?

As discussed in Jehovah's Witnesses and blood transfusions Jehovah's Witnesses refuse blood transfusions for reasons in scripture. I have trouble with the idea. What about the sanctity of life ...
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Jehovah's Witnesses and blood transfusions

Trying to find an answer here leads to 2 main questions, firstly there is Blood transfusions and Christianity? (closed due to asking for the truth) and loosely there is Should we allow doctors or God ...
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How do Jehovahs Witnesses understand Jesus inheritance of Gods name

Hebrews 1:3-4 reads: the Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His nature, upholding all things by His powerful word. After He had provided purification for sins, ...
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Had the Catholic Church a tradition of commemorating Abraham's sacrifice?

Eid ul-Adha or Bakrid is celebtrated all over the world by Muslims to commemorate the sacrifice that Abraham offered in obedience to God. My question is: Had the Catholic Church any tradition of ...
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Meaning of the word Anointed

What does "anointed" mean? Is there a difference between the Old Testament definition and the New Testament?
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How does Christian denominations view Akita prophecy and other approved apparition in understanding End Times? [on hold]

Akita prophecy considered authentic private revelation and can even be appreciated by those faith outside the Catholic Church for it's truthfulness in terms of exact prediction. Like, the prophecy on ...
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Do Catholics have a “profession of faith” in Jesus Christ before baptism?

I was looking through one of the older catechism books and I seem to recall it mentioning that a profession of faith in Jesus generally precedes a baptism. Is this true?
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Will the pain of hell come to an end? [on hold]

Was it said in the bible at any point that even those in hell will one day worship Him? I'm sure I read that but can't find it
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Power, Authority and Sovereignty in the Character of God

It is held that God is All Powerful and has Supreme Authority over His creation and is Sovereign. I have long pondered on the relation of these three aspects of His Nature, and wonder: are any of ...
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Why does the Catholic Church hold Mary's virginity and the absence of brothers against the historians?

Jesus does not have a brother in the catholic tradition, his mother Mary is a perpetual virgin, which can hardly be compatible with having several children. Yet, several historians hold the position ...
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What is the biblical basis for all people meeting God when they die?

I recently saw a billboard proclaiming "After you die, you will meet God" What is the biblical basis for this? My first thought, was that according to my understanding of Christianity, those headed ...
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Was there no word for son in law in Biblical Koine Greek?

I find it hard to believe that there was no word for that kind of thing but this source explains that Jesus' genealogy is harmonized by that claim. I really want that claim to be true and solidly ...
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Why did this frustrated person make the sign of the cross in front of me?

I was working in the bakery of a supermarket. One day, I was helping a customer with something. She wanted a pumpkin pie. It wasn't available on the floor. So, I went to the freezer and found a frozen ...
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Do all the mainline denominations believe that human life must be respected from the moment of conception?

God said I knew you before you were conceived in your mother's womb. Humane Vitae Encyclical puts stress on the value of human life. I believe that every life is unique and is valuable. Do all ...
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Is “quasi-incarnation” been attributed to mystical union of the Holy Spirit and Mary?

The Logos or the Incarnate Word became flesh in what known to be "hypostatic union". Jesus Christ the Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity became flesh and dwelt among us having two nature both ...
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What is the real biblical reasons why Joseph & Mary did not offer a one year old lamb?

1 "Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to the sons of Israel, saying: ‘When a woman gives birth and bears a male child, then she shall be unclean for seven days, as in the days of her ...
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Does Numbers 18:15-16 permit child sacrifice? [migrated]

Num 18:15 The first offspring of every womb, both human and animal, that is offered to the Lord is yours. But you must redeem every firstborn son and every firstborn male of unclean animals. 16 When ...
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Why did the very people who accepted Jesus to Jerusalem by saying “Hosanna He who comes in the name of the God.” rejected Him the very next day?

Why did the very people who accepted Jesus to Jerusalem by saying "Hosana Hosana He who comes in the name of the God, Hosanna" and lay down olive leaves before His path rejected Him the very next day ...
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Were demons afraid of the cross before the crucifixion?

Afaik, the cross is a big christian symbol because of the crucifixion of Jesus (if it was before, wow the roman were dumb to nail a prophet to a sign of his own religion) Also, Demons are usually ...
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Why do Solemnities have different readings for the vigil masses?

If Solemnities (like today August 15th) are kind of like extra Sundays, why do the vigil masses have different readings and why don't Saturday evenings have a different set of readings from the Sunday ...
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Transitive Property of Equality of Math and Trinity ( Triune Godhead ) ( Violation/ Contradiction ) [duplicate]

Transitive Property states the following: If A = B and B = C then A = C The Jesus Christ (Son of God) = God. The Holy Spirit = God. The Father = God. Then does Not the following violate concepts ...
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To what extent did the Chinese government force Catholic priests to marry?

In his book The Souls of China, Ian Johnson writes about a type of religious persecution that was inflicted on some groups in China during the Cultural Revolution (1966–76): Across the country, ...
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In Catholicism, what are “all things visible & invisible”?

The Nicene Creed begins with the following: I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. What does the phrase "all things visible ...
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Was Martin Luther known to have read the First Epistle of Clement?

The First Epistle of Clement is an early Christian document that was commonly circulated in the early church before being rejected as part of the New Testament canon. There is a passage in it that ...
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How does the revelation of Blessed Emmerich harmonize the teaching of the Catechism and Eastern Orthodox in Mary's Assumption?

Pope Pius XII proclamation on the Dogma of Mary's Assumption in 1950 (Munificentissimus Deus) was silent on how Mary's death description was. Eastern Orthodox believed in dormition. There are also ...
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How is the trinity all God but also distinct? [duplicate]

In an answer to If Jesus is God the Father, did God the father die on the cross when Jesus died? it is pointed out that: to summarize the Trinity: The Father is God The Son is God The ...
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The Prevalence of Ex-Gays [closed]

I've read a study somewhere that the prevalence of ex-gays (homosexuals who left same-sex sex and who never relapse) is greater than ex-alcoholics (alcoholics who left the bottle and never relapsed). ...
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“The weak shall be cut down by their peers”

I bumped into a Facebook post today mocking a particular Bible passage, quoting: The weak shall be cut down by their peers They never provided any reference and it's one I don't recall ever ...
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Is August 15th a day of obligation for all Roman Catholics?

August 15th on which the assumption of St. Mary, mother of Jesus is commemorated by the Catholic Church is a day of obligation for the Roman Catholics in India. I wish to know if the day is one of ...
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In general, did judicial laws evolved from the religions with carefully extracted, and universally accepted good teachings? [closed]

Does anyone here in the forum believe that the judicial laws came from the sense of religion from the ancient times that define good and bad? For example, there are ten commandments. They defined the ...
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Can you explain the conflict between 2 Corinthians 5:10 and Isaiah 43:25?

2 Corinthians 5:10(KJV) 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or ...
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What is the wisdom or teaching behind man been given a guardian angel?

Looking at our First parents it would seem to appear that they don't have a guardian angel nor they need it because they can talk to God or hear Him directly. This could be the reason, why satan did ...
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Through the Biblical story of Job, did God mean He is a jealous God (Exodus 34:14)?

Job was a righteous and God-fearing person from the beginning to the end. And God loved him. But then Satan told God to take everything away from him and he will not be righteous anymore. So God ...
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Why did Pilate call Jesus The Man ?

At John John 19:5 we see: " So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, “Here is the man!” Elsewhere, we see Jesus referring to himself as Son of Man on ...
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Why don't Christians wrap tefillin?

In Judaism, the most explicit text that commands Jews to wrap tefillin (aka the little black boxes with Bible verses in them that Jews wear on their head and arms) is from Deut. 6:8 "And you shall ...
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According to Catholicism Jesus is the New Adam, did God gave Jesus a suitable helper to accomplished His mission?

And the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make for him a suitable helper.” (Genesis2:18) The Catholicism according to Church Fathers teaches that Jesus was the New Adam ...
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Creation of man by God or god(s)

In Gen 1:26 God said "Let us make man in our image" I understand that Elohim can be used as both plural or singular but "us" and "our" are definite plurals, so who is God referring to as the "us" and "...
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Why do most Catholic Churches don't say Nicene Creed anymore and say Apostle's Creed instead?

Through our Creed, we profess our faith. My question: Why do Catholics say Apostle's Creed more than Nicene Creed?
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Is it true that if we make a good confession and receive the sacrament of Eucharist on the following Sunday of Easter all our sins will be forgiven?

Did Jesus Christ promise to St. Faustina that if people make a good confession and receive Holy Communion at mass on the second Sunday of Easter they will have a fresh (forgiveness of sins and the ...
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What is the ENVY of Satan to Adam & Eve that resulted in the entry of death in the Garden of Eden?

Wisdom 2:23-25 Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA) 23 For God created man incorruptible, and to the image of his own likeness he made him. 24 But by the envy of the devil, death came into the ...
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How does one avoid abusing newly found “power” through Christ in them? [closed]

Since accepting Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour a few years ago, increasingly today I find difficult and challenging situations more "manageable". Initially in my Christian journey I was quieter ...
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Does God have a body of flesh and bone [closed]

Where in the Bible does it say that God has a body of flesh and bone. and has anyone in the Bible seen God and if so who and where is the reference? Thank you
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Lot and the men of Sodom [migrated]

In Genesis 19, after Lot has brought the angels to his home, the men of the city come and demand that Lot bring them out, that they might have sex with them. Instead, Lot offers his two daughters: "...
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Immaculate Conception - Why was it NECESSARY for our Salvation?

According to many Catholic apologists, like Dr. Robert Sungenis, the dogma of the immaculate conception of Mary is not simply binding because it is a divinely revealed dogma, but according to them it ...

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