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The Jehovah Witnesses state that Jesus was God's first creation? How do they reconcile that with Genesis 1:26, Genesis 2:15-18?

The following is the story that they tell. "Since all created things had a beginning, there was a time when God was alone. Countless ages ago, however, God became a Creator. Who was his first creation?...
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How many people are on Christianity Stack Exchange because of Stack Overflow? [migrated]

As and a programmer and Jesus-lover, I'm very curious what portion of people made it to Christianity StackExchange because of programming. Please also let me know how you got here if it wasn't ...
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Do any denominations teach that Adam and Eve had children in the Garden of Eden?

In the Garden of Eden, God commands Adam and Eve to "Be fruitful and increase in number" Genesis 1:28 (NIV) Later, after the Fall in Genesis 3, we're told that "Adam made love to his wife Eve,...
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Were the sacrifices in Numbers 28:16-25 offered on each day of unleavened bread festival?

If all the offerings in Numbers 28:16-25 then it would make sense that those holding Jesus in custody would not want to miss the meal regardless of which day of the feast of unleavened bread it was.
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Can a Burnt Offering, Grain Offering, Peace Offering, and Drink Offering be carried out strictly as a thanksgiving or devotional offer/function? [closed]

Do any of the aforementioned sacrifices have to involve sin or guilt? Can all of the sacrifices, with the exception of sin and guilt offerings, be presented without involving the matter of sin/guilt?
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Could Jesus appering before Pilate, Herod, and scourging happen in 3 hours?

The time line of answered Jun 9 '13 at 3:37 Jas 3.1 https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/5040/can-johns-passion-chronology-be-reconciled-with-that-of-the-synoptics/24895#24895 ...
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What does 1 Corinthians 1:27 mean? [migrated]

What does is it mean that God used the foolish in the world to shame the wise?
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Hades or straight to heaven?

A lot of modern Protestants (typically evangelical protestants) don't really teach an intermediate state or holding place. Many of the major protestant churches, Catholic, and Orthodox churches teach ...
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Almond branch or watcher?

What does Jeremiah 1:11 mean with regards to almond branch? The Lord’s response about watching is not clear with regards to almond trees . 11 And the word of the LORD came to me, saying, "Jeremiah, ...
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Why would Zachariah doubt Angel Gabriel?

My point is: Were they used to seeing false angels that he'd doubt one even in the place of the incense? As a priest, he'd probably know a lot of Jewish History and the numerous appearances of Angels ...
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It was written that Adam was 130 when he had Seth. Why does everyone assume that Adam's age was started when he was created by God? [closed]

Also, why is it assumed that They did not have children in the garden? In the Garden of Eden, God created a perfect place. There was no need for time. Only that there "was evening and morning the ...
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How to light incense like a pro?

So, perhaps needless to say, we've been WFHing a lot lately, and maybe you're like me, finishing up Exodus 90, super sick of cold showers, but not needing to go out much... And maybe your wife bought ...
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Is Obeying a Stay at Home Order Biblical or Not Biblical [closed]

As a protestant, is a general stay at home order fall under Romans 13:1 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have ...
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Is it Biblical for a Christian to say that God is a tyrant?

I’m new here and I would to ask something, even though some of may not like this question, I would like to here answers from only Christians. Atheist and such might come to this post and probably ...
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Did Shechem rape Dinah in Genesis 34:2? [migrated]

Some translations word Genesis 34:2 to say that he raped her, but others don't. My Strong's definition for him laying with her seems inconclusive. Is there anything else that would shed light on ...
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Has the Church of England responded on the latest comment of its “Head”?

In a brief speech recorded on first April and televised on the fifth, the "Head" of the Church of England (that is to say its professed "Head" Queen Elizabeth II) mentioned 'prayer and meditation' but ...
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Given that original Greek had no verses should Acts 13:21-23 be retranslated?

Given that original Greek had no verses should Acts 13:21-23 be more aptly translated to read: 21 And afterward they asked for a king; so God gave them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of ...
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According to Old Testament, how long did Saul reign as king?

According to Old Testament scripture, how long did reign Saul as king of Israel? Various hebrew scholars list this time between 7 and 20 years. Where does this variation come from?
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What are the Six Prophetic & Apostolic Proclamations to the World?

In the April 2020 Sunday Morning session of the General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Russell M. Nelson, before reading what would become the sixth ...
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Are there any denominations that teach Adam and Eve did not have the opportunity to be saved?

Do any denominations officially teach that Adam and Eve did not have the opportunity to be saved after they sinned?
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Does “Q” elucidate the “synoptic problem”?

Original Question Mainstream scholarship widely supports the view that the authors of Matthew and Luke shared a common source, since lost, in contemporary discourse called "Q". Yet it is easily ...
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According to Presbyterianism, is there salvation available for Adam and Eve?

Generally, when I talk to people from other denominations about Adam and Eve, I get the impression that they're not highly liked people. Do Presbyterians believe there's salvation available to Adam ...
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Do any Church Fathers speak about the similarity between εσωσεν and Ιησους?

The Greek verb for "he saves" is εσωσεν (esosen), and the Greek transliteration of the Hebrew name of Jesus (Yeshua, meaning Saviour, but coming from the Hebrew yoshia, meaning "He saves") is Ιησους (...
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Have Jehovah's Witnesses cancelled the 2020 Memorial on April 7?

Recently I was looking at the statistics in the latest Yearbook for Jehovah's Witnesses and noted that the Worldwide Memorial Attendance in 2019 was 20,919,041. In the USA it was 2,416,752 and in the ...
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St. Augustine and woman sexuality? [closed]

Did Saint Augustine of Hippo say that "inter urinas et faeces nascimur" (we are born between urine and feces). As I understand this fragment implied the inferiority of female sexuality as something ...
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In Hebrew 5:9, what changed about the Son's perfection?

In the book of Hebrews, we read: 8 Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered 9 and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him 10 and was ...
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How do Protestants view the dramatic changes in their eschatology? [closed]

Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) of the "Great Awakening" Movement. THE LATTER-DAY GLORY AND SECOND COMING From Jonathan Edwards: A Mini-Theology, By John H. Gerstner The idea of the latter days was a ...
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How do Roman Catholics explain their change in Eschatology?

Gregory I, Pope from 590-605, predicted that the end of the world was imminent in a letter he wrote to Ethelbert, a European monarch. He advised "Further, we also wish your Majesty to know, as we have ...
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How do Lutherans explain the dramatic changes in their eschatology?

Here is a diagram of his prediction and a list of quotes. Note that Christ's return is right after 1540. Martin Luther - 1483 to 1546 "For my part, I am sure that he day of judgment is just ...
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How do Jehovah's Witnesses explain the dramatic changes in their eschatology?

Apologies for the length of this introduction but I felt it was important to begin with a weight of evidence. There have been a great many changes in the Jehovah's Witness understanding and prophetic ...
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Is the root of salvation correctly summed up as “Be saved and repent!” or should it be “Repent and be saved!”?

In the article below, the phrase "Be saved and repent!" was endorsed. I wish to know what a Reformed Protestant view would be on this. The context for the phrase is this: The editor wrote an article ...
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“Ecce homo” meaning [closed]

In John 19:5 Pontius Pilate says words "ecce homo". Is "behold the man" connected with Diogenes' definition of a man? Is that about humilitation or kingship?
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Is there a consensus among early Christians on Romans 9?

How did the early church interpret St. Paul in Romans 9? Is there a consensus in early Christianity regarding the relation between predestination and free will?
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Did the early church teaches the person of God the Word changed in the incarnation?

According to early Christianity did the person of God the Word change in the incarnation? Is it considered mutability in the person that change?
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How does one distinguishes docetic heresy from kenotic orthodoxy?

Does St. John of Damascene espousing docetism? One should, moreover, know that there are two kinds of appropriation, the one being natural and substantial and the other apparent (προσωπική) and ...
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According to Catholicism which parts of the Bible actually happened historically?

One of the things that have tested my faith is the question: Did the bible really happen? Was there really a "garden of Eden"? Was there a universal flood" And perhaps more importantly, how important ...
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ESV verse removed? Where are the explanations found?

I was wondering where I can find the actual simple online reasons for the removal of the "accepted" verses in the KJV, in the ESV bible version listed on this site, because I have not found them so ...
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Was the adoption of the Marian Dogma due to miracles, visions, any signs or any other guidance?

Were the four Marian Dogmas that the Catholic Church believes in given by Jesus Christ through visions, miracles or signs? Or if not, how did the Catholic Church adopt those four Marian Dogmas? How ...
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Do any copies of the Gutenburg Bible still exist?

Could you actually buy a Gutenburg Bible? Assuming you got enough cash, do they actually come up with for sale?
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What have Christians taught during past plagues and pandemics?

Christians have lived through many major plagues, epidemics, and pandemics over the past two thousand years. Some of the most severe pandemics were the Plague of Justinian and the Black Death, both of ...
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Matthew 5:3 why is the dative article omitted in English translations [migrated]

Μακάριοι οἱ πτωχοὶ τῷ πνεύματι Why is the τῷ omitted in English translations? At face value, the proper translations appears to be Blessed are the poor in the spirit This is material to me, as I ...
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Can Bible be edited and How? [closed]

Most thing need refreshments to be better fit for the age to live longer (adaptation and natural selection). Is there a standard process like a channel for people to propose for edits and a meeting ...
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Translation / bibles / composition bible LXX - Masoretic?

I have an issue that it seems at least as far as I can tell, that all bibles are incorrect in various ways, as far as I can tell in my opinion. Is there a bible that exists that has compared all ...
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Can one translate ἀθάνατος as 'living' rather than 'immortal'? [migrated]

Context There is an old hymn, often referred to as the Trisagion or Thrice-Holy. It goes like this in Greek: Ἅγιος ὁ Θεός, Ἅγιος ἰσχυρός, Ἅγιος ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς. (Transliterated, this reads,...
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Why are there so many different Bible versions, and which one is the real Bible? [closed]

There are dozens of different Bible versions, all of which say entirely opposite things from each other in some places. For example, consider Philippians 2:6: In the NIV: Who, being in very nature ...
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How do Jehovah's Witnesses justify their interpretation of Daniel chapter 4 given the specificity of the text?

Pages 215-218 of the Jehovah's Witness book "What Does the Bible Really Teach?" contains a section entitled 1914​—A Significant Year in Bible Prophecy. In that section Nebuchadnezzar's dream of the ...
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How are Regeneration, Faith, and Union with Christ ordered in Reformed Theology?

In the Reformed Ordo Salutis, or order of salvation, how are Regeneration, Faith, and Union with Christ ordered? (Note that the order of salvation is a logical order, not temporal, and the believer ...
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Does Reformed Theology teach that Old Testament saints were personally united to Christ?

Union with Christ is a central doctrine in Reformed Theology, and concerns the mystical union of the believer with Christ, by faith and by the Holy Spirit. In faith the Spirit unites us to Christ, and ...
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What is the significance of the 5 “faithful sayings” of Paul?

Throughout the epistles written by Paul to Timothy and Titus, he mentions 5 different "sayings" which he describes as "faithful" or "true". These 5 sayings are in: 1 Timothy 1:15-17 1 Timothy 3:1 1 ...
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What exactly does civil law mean?

The laws in the Old Testament can be separated into 3 categories as useful guides: Moral laws. Ceremonial laws. Civil laws. Moral laws deal with right and wrong behaviour, in relations to the ...

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