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What is the origin of an old Babylonish fable about an evergreen tree (a common Christmas tree quotation)?

Searching for "evergreen tree which sprang out of a dead tree stump" gets nearly 3000 hits. The Seed of the Woman and the Power of Darkness - Donbor Syiemlieh - Google Books is an example: &...
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Which sects of Christianity recite verses of God and prostrate to God during the night?

I'm looking that this verse if Quran. Āl ʿImrān:13 They are not (all) equal. Of the population of the Book (Or: Family of the Book; i.e., the Jews and Christians) is an upright nation (who) recite ...
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Is there historical evidence of people gagging and vomiting while being exorcised?

A pattern I've noticed across multiple live recordings of exorcisms from totally independent sources is that in all of them you see the individuals being exorcised have intense gags. Here are a few ...
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Why are the writings in Bible called verses? [migrated]

In common parlance, a verse is a writing arranged with a metrical rhythm, typically having a rhyme. Most of the books of Bible contain writings in prose which do not follow metrical rhythm or rhyme. ...
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If the earthly sanctuary is a replica of the heavenly sanctuary, can there be death in heaven?

Please excuse what appears to be a bit of a confused question...I am trying to make sense of something that I simply do not fully understand in my own mind. The question is therefore very difficult ...
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What are Andrew Wommack's most foundational truths?

Andrew Wommack Audio Teachings Andrew mentions in lesson 1 at around the 02:20 mark that the 'You've Already Got it!' revelation is ranked 2nd or 3rd in terms of the most foundational truths that ...
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What were the ages of the Apostles Peter and John when Jesus was crucified?

What were the ages of the Apostles Peter and John when Jesus was crucified? What I’ve heard is Peter was about the same age as Jesus (30-33), while John was an older teenage, approximately 18. This ...
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Slavery in the classical ancient Christianity [closed]

Did Jesus recognize slavery and accepted it? In other words, What was his opinion about slavery or slaves? N.b. Maybe we can understand it also according to the written evidence we have, based on what ...
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Was the “old man” crucified with Christ for all people, or only for believers? [migrated]

Romans 6:6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. Did this event happen to all people, or ...
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How do Catholic marriage laws differ by region?

(I'm asking for roman catholicism, but you can answer eastern or other full communion's if you want.) Example: You can see some of my questions on marriage law in the Philippines. Ostensibly: The ...
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Which regional rules of lent fasting or holy days of obligation should a Catholic follow?

If I'm Catholic Argentinian by birth and citizenship and reside in Argentina, then the only thing to check is if I'm Eastern Catholic or Roman Catholic. If I'm Roman Catholic, French in nationality ...
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Google calendar for catholic holdiays/holy days of obligation?

The one I've been subscribing to for almost 2 years is this one en-gb.christian#holiday@group.v.calendar.google.com This can be accessed here or here I guess (re region: I have not seen any ...
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How common is it to fast for 40+ days among Christians?

I recently watched a testimony that reports the results of a 40-day water/juice fast (no food). The individual claims to have been addicted to drugs for 22 years, including marijuana, cocaine, ...
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How can Christians know if they are truly saved and that Jesus won't tell them “..Depart from me, I never knew you,” on judgement day? [closed]

In the Bible, it says God knows everything about us- intimately. So, if He KNOWS us, how could He NOT know us and tell us to depart from Him? I'm so confused. I thought I was saved, been to church, ...
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During Assyria’s conquest of Israel, what side did Judah take?

Relations between Israel and Judah were fluid. They were sometimes allies and sometimes adversaries. During Assyria’s long campaign against Israel culminating in the siege of Samaria and subsequent ...
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Imaginary or legendary saints associated with Catholicism?

Imaginary or legendary saints associated with Catholicism? I am doing a little research on so called imaginary or completely legendary saints that have been associated with Catholicism in one way or ...
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Black and white races are equal - in the New Testament?

To me, it's simple that black and equal races are equal. But since the recently, black people had a lower status than white people and also suffered from discrimination as everybody knows, and I'm ...
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What is the biblical basis for hearing God's audible voice today?

I've watched hundreds of Christian testimonies, and from time to time I come across a few ones where people claim to have heard God's audible voice in certain occasions, for example, because God ...
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How are the Communion wafers handled?

I'd like to understand the logistics of the Communion in the Roman Catholic Church. Let's suppose there's a Mass with around 100 people attending Eucharist. Does this mean that the priest has a stack ...
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Do The Original Houses of Numbers Still Exist?

Are there still leaders of these households or are they obsolete? Reuben: 46,500 Simeon: 59,300 Gad: 45,650 Judah: 74,600 Issachar: 54,400 Zebulun: 57,400 Joseph: Ephraim: 40,500 Manasseh: 32,200 ...
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Can a lay person or a group of lay faithful petition the Pope (Vatican) to de-canonize a Saint in light of new findings?

To be specific, I am talking about numerous views recently circulated in different articles saying the Sainthood of Pope St. John Paul II is questionable in light of the findings stated in the ...
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Why was Jesus angry with the money-changers at the Temple?

At Mtt 22:19-21 we see Jesus outwitting the Pharisees who inquired of him whether it was right to pay tax to Caesar: "Show me the coin used for paying the tax.” They brought him a denarius, and ...
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What do non-Calvinists believe about Proverbs 21:1

Proverbs 21:1 says The king's heart is like channels of water in the hand of the LORD; He turns it wherever He wishes. This seems to imply that kings (and perhaps everyone else too) don't have ...
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Are there cases of popular atheists who used to publicly defend atheism (via debates, books, etc.) but eventually ended up converting to Christianity? [closed]

Examples of popular atheists known for participating in debates with believers and publicly defending atheistic positions are Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Matt Dillahunty, Aron Ra and pretty much the ...
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What is the role of Apostolic Succession in lifting men and women to the ranks of saints?

In July 2014, Archbishop Timothy Paul of the Holy Orthodox Christian Church, as reported by Premier Christian News, said: Dr. King was Catholic because he inspired the Universal Church. He was ...
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Can we separate justice from theology in Christianity? And if we do, is this right? [closed]

Dr. Martin Luther King in one of his major speeches said: I want to say to you tonight, that I intend to keep these issues mixed because they are mixed. Somewhere, we must see that justice is ...
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What is the biblical basis for switching between the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit as recipients during prayer?

I've noticed that some Christians seem to switch the recipient of their prayer as they pray. For example, they may begin their prayer by addressing the Father, but at some point they suddenly switch ...
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What keyboard hymnals do beginner piano accompanists use to learn the Catholic Mass?

I'm actually looking for a gift for my wife to buy me for Christmas, but in trying to make this an objective questions for this site, I'd like to know, assuming there is some sort of common ...
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How can Christians be assured they are truly saved and that Jesus won't say “Depart from me I never knew you.” on judgement day? [closed]

In the Bible, it says God knows everything about us- intimately. So, if He KNOWS us, how could He NOT know us and tell us to depart from Him? I'm so confused. I thought I was saved, been to church, ...
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What response did Martin Luther King receive from his description of Communism and who was it aimed at? [closed]

Martin Luther King in his work, How should a Christian view Communism? Although agreeing on the essential incompatibility of communism, also wrote: Yet something in the spirit and threat of communism ...
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Is there a record of the response by 'the White moderate' to the grievances that MLK charged him with? [closed]

Martin Luther King Jr, revered in the popular and elite imagination across religious denominations and irreligious ones, in his Letter from a Birmingham Jail, dated 16th April 1963 wrote: ... I must ...
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St. Francis de Sales overcame a temper problem?

I heard that St. Francis de Sales struggled with a temper problem for many years, but he overcome it. What is the source of this biographical information? Loiuse M. Stachoople-Kenny's biography, for ...
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Is there any biblical support for the Church to allow Governments to close churches and prevent public worship?

There is a basic Bible principle for Christians to obey the laws of the authorities that govern them: Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which ...
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Does Paul contradict himself in Galatians 1:18-20 & Acts 9:26-28 [migrated]

Paul asserts to the Galatians that he saw none of the apostles except Cephas and James, the Lord's brother, yet in Acts he appears to meet the Apostles. Galatians 1:18-20 18 Then after three years, I ...
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According to Catholicism, does the Gospel according to Luke have an abrupt ending? [closed]

"Since many have undertaken to set down an orderly account of the events that have been fulfilled among us, just as they were handed on to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ...
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What was behind Simone Weils critique of the Iliad; her 'Illiad, or the Poem of Force'? [closed]

Simone Weil was a student of religion and the Greek classics, a philosopher and unusually for a Marxist, actually religiously minded. (Although she was a Marxist, she was contemptuous of some of her ...
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What's the difference between the Apostle's claims and the claims of others who started religious movements?

So I recently watched a documentary about a new age movement and felt a bit rattled by what I perceived to be some examples of peoples behaving in a way that undermines the common arguments for ...
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What are the early Church Fathers' views on the veneration/honoring of Saints

I recently watched a video from the youtube channel Ascension Presents and Fr. Mike Schmitz on whether or not Catholics worship the saints. He quoted St. Augustine who said that we give the saints ...
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Is being a psychic a sin? [closed]

I am a psychic and everyday I have asked God to take the powers away. I was born this way and cannot help it and I try to ignore the awful things I see. I have surprised many by the things I see ...
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According to the Catholicism, what exactly is the meaning of “overshadowed” by the power of the most High in Luke 1:35?

According to the Catholic Church, what exactly is the meaning of “overshadowed” by the power of the most High in Luke 1:35? And the angel answering, said to her: The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, ...
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Why is 1 Corinthians 15:28 disregarded by trinitarians?

International Standard Version: But when everything has been put under him, then the Son himself will also become subject to the one who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all. The ...
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How do the 3 Protestant traditions deal with the two types of sin mentioned in 1 John 5:16-17?

When reading the letters of John the other day I was struck by 1 John 5:16-17: ¹⁶ If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God[a] will give him life—to ...
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Animals & Pets are sinless and innocent, yet God allows them to suffer and die, that's not just or righteous? [closed]

My pet "Frankie" died. According to the bible, he is not in heaven, but is dead forever. Why would a loving God create pets only to kill them. They don't sin or even know what sin is. What's ...
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Is there a Christian denomination that only considers the Son and the Father to be persons of God?

Is there a Christian denomination that holds only the Son and the Father as persons of God? (Only two persons) -- as opposed to Trinitarianism and Unitarianism. Has it been upheld by anyone in ...
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Why isn't 2 Corinthians 13:14 in the NRSV? [migrated]

I was researching references to the trinity in scripture, and although I am aware that the reference in 1 John 5:7 is likely spurious, can't seem to find the verse in the NRSV. There is no note as to ...
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Should Catholics ignore Hebrews 13:3 if a Prisoner is excommunicated?

After researching "Excommunication", I discovered this publication regarding the Catholic Church : The Catholic Church cannot, nor does it wish to, oppose any obstacle to the internal ...
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Are priests who committed a sin together able to validly administer the Sacrament of Reconciliation to each other?

The Vatican recently released a report about the Holy See's knowledge and involvement in former cardinal Theodore McCarrick's rise to prominence despite allegations of sexual misconduct. The report ...
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Is there biblical support for “feeling the presence of God” as reported by multiple Christian conversion testimonies? [duplicate]

A pattern I've noticed after watching many Christian conversion testimonies is that plenty of them report feeling the presence of God in a life-changing manner at the moment of conversion or maybe not ...
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According to Catholicism, did Jesus whip the people selling cattle in the Temple?

We read at Jn 2:13-15 (KJV) And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: ...
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Eating eggs and cheese to refute heresy?

I recently finished the wonderful book 'Elder Zosima: the Hesychast of Siberia'. In it, Elder Basil becomes excessively zealous at one point and decides to fast from eggs and dairy permanently rather ...

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