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Apparent paradox/conflict: love thy neighbour… and you will be rewarded

I am wondering about an apparent conflict between a call for selfless love topped with a promise of a reward for it. Simply speaking, one is called to behave well (love ones neighbour) out of kindness ...
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The ramifications of the severing of ties between the Eucumenical Patriarchate and the Russian Church

This may be highly politically charged right now, however can anyone please explain what previously intercommuning churches will be directly impacted by the severing of ties between the Eucumenical ...
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Worshiping Jesus and saints [on hold]

Mainstream Christians do not worship the Essence of God itself (may be because it is too impersonal and impossible to grasp for creature), but as it is eternaly manifected in Trinity. Even in Trinity ...
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What groups advocate and establish “unlicensed” churches in the US?

In the United States, most churches file papers of incorporation and formally apply for 501(C)3 status. A few choose not to, a notable example being the Indianapolis Baptist Temple Church in Iowa ...
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Is it permitted to question God? [on hold]

In Matthew 27:46 we read: At about three o'clock Jesus cried out with a loud shout,“Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?”which means, “My God, my God, why did you abandon me?” Here we see Christ ...
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Does the Catholic church consider Mark 16:9-20 to be biblical canon?

Many (but not all) scholars assert that Mark 16:9-20 was not present in the earliest manuscripts, and that instead it was added by later copyists. Does the Catholic Church consider these verses to be ...
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Did the metphor of double-edged sword originate in Psalms?

We see at Hebrews 4:12: Indeed, the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the ...
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Is there a biblical basis for the claim that humans are shaped into the God-human Christ?

In Is Transhumanism a Challenge or an Opportunity for the Christian Faith? the following statements are made (emphasis mine): Yet, by painting Transhumanism as an offshoot of atheistic naturalism, ...
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Just looking for information on the time of Moses

Just looking for information on the time of Moses. Who was the pharaoh of Egypt when he was born and what affects did he have on moses’ life?
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My question is Saved or begotten [on hold]

I believe after accepting salvation that then we are begotten son or daughter. Once we partake of the marriage supper then and only then are we saved. From that point on we are once saved always ...
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Would winning an extreme sum from the lottery be God's providence or God's permissive will? [on hold]

Suppose one were to win a lottery that would result in an early retirement and an abundance of excess wealth. Jesus teaches that it's hard for the wealthy to be saved, and yet Paul indicates we can ...
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If a church does not ask for 501(c)3 exemption, are charitable contributions to it tax exempt? [on hold]

In the United States, most churches file for 501(c)3 tax exemption. Some churches choose not to, sometimes as a matter of belief that they should not be "licensed" in any way by a government. It is ...
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Is there a translation of the Bible into Hebrew that is based on the LXX+NT?

What I mean by my question is this: Has the Septuagint and the Greek New Testament both been translated into Hebrew and put together in one volume?
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Question about the whore of babylon [on hold]

At first I thought the Whore of Babylon was the Roman Catholic Church, but after doing lots of research I discovered that there isn't a lot of evidence for this supposition, and that it's actually ...
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Limited Atonement and Perseverance of the Saints in Light of 1 Corinthians 8:11 (Calvinism)

The acronym T.U.L.I.P summarizes five core doctrines of Calvinism concerning salvation. I hope I've summarized them accurately enough for the question's purpose. T. Total Depravity — The doctrine ...
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Kids Christian cassette tape

I hope someone can help me. I'm in search of an old cassette tape that I used to listen to when I was a kid. I lost it about 15 years ago and I've totally forgotten the name of it. I'm pretty sure it ...
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How can the Persons of the Trinity be both distinct and infinite?

It doesn't seem the Persons of the Trinity can be both distinct and infinite. Each Person of Trinity has God's attributes. Being infinite is one of God's attributes. So, each Person of Trinity has ...
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Credibility problems with the Bible [on hold]

I believe there is an answer to a similar question out there, but I couldn't find a good one so hopefully, someone here will be able to help me. I wanted to know what is the rational basis of ...
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Name for the High Level of a Church? [on hold]

So my made up "church", which is quite similar to the Catholic Church, has a Council of Cardinals led by a High Cardinal (whom is elected) who all hang out on a big rock in the middle of a river mouth....
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Which denominations believe in modern (ongoing) revelation?

Which denominations believe in the concept of modern revelation? The one that immediately comes to mind is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, but what about other denominations? EDIT: ...
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Copies of Thomas

How many copies of the Gospel of Thomas do we have including fragments. I heard a speaker say that we had a single copy and wanted to verify.
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1answer
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Non-Catholic and more obscure alternatives to an exorcism?

In popular media, whenever there is a case of demonic possession or oppression, I almost always see a Catholic response to the supernatural forces at work. The Catholic Church being as prominent as ...
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How can one say the Novena to St. Michael?

I want to start a novena to St Michael. Found one at Novena in honor of St. Michael the Archangel and in honour of the nine angelic choirs . How can I say it as there is no specific guide on the page?...
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When is mormon.org going to be updated?

According to the new Style Guide of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, mormon should not be used to refer to the Church or its members, which mormon.org (which is owned by the Church) ...
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Did anyone before Augustine teach Original Sin? [duplicate]

From what I understand Augustine was the first to introduce the idea of original sin. Did anyone before Augustine state that Adam and Eve's sin was a punishment to all humanity?
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Looking for a cassette tape. Help please if possible

In the mid-to-late 1990s, my family and I went to a Christian book store and bought a cassette that we played to death. Since then we lost the tape and my searches online haven't produced anything. ...
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Did everyone tithe in Israel? When did the tithing come into the church?

Did everyone tithe in Israel? Merchants/fisherman/blacksmiths etc.? When did the tithing come into the church?
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Religious Blessing at a Non-religious Wedding

My daughter has decided to have a non-catholic/non-religious wedding. There does not seem to be any possibility of changing her mind mostly due to her fiance. Needless to say this has caused some "...
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What is the Justification of a priest acting in persona Christi?

What is the justification used in Catholicism to justify the doctrine of a priest acting in persona Christi? Scriptural and catechismal references please.
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Hell fire, damnation, sulphur, torment [closed]

Why do you feel you can't talk about this topic, which has been 'closed off'? are there some questions that you just don't want to answer?
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What is the Law of Moses comprised of?

We see a number of references both in the Old Testament and the New Testament to the "Law of Moses" (for example Lk 2:22; Jn 1:45 and Jn 7:19). I wish to know as to which "laws" are referred to by ...
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What evidence is there from scripture for why Daniel did not eat the King's food?

Reading through Daniel brings up many questions. One question that is brought to mind is "what evidence does the scripture provide to show why Daniel would refuse the King's food?" I have read many ...
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Was there ever a “Martin Luther” or a reformation in the Eastern Orthodox Church?

The protestant reformation had a large impact on the Catholic Church, but even know much of the reformers concerns apply to the Eastern Orthodox Church as well, it seems that there never was a ...
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Jehovah's Witness view on a potential member marrying a non-Witness

What is the official Jehovah's Witness position regarding a woman who is studying with the Witnesses and who wants to marry a worldly man (a man who is not a Jehovah's Witness)? We want to get ...
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What are the institutions of Christianity? Is there an official list? [closed]

What are the institutions of Christianity? Is there an official list? EDIT: I am looking for a definition of the phrase "Institutions of Christianity" as used in a church constitution. A r/...
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How it is possible to be one God in three persons( Jesus, Holy Ghost, and God the Father)?

1)”Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Deuteronomy 6:4 2)And the Word( Jesus) became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son[a] from the ...
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Are there any Bible that comes with explanations of each verses?

I'm looking for a NLT Bible which would have explanations of each verse? I would like to do a deeper study and don't want to end up misinterpreting some of those verses. Thanks.
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Theology of self-realisation of God?

According to Maslow, the self-realisation is the ultimate happiness of the Man. Man is created according to the God's image. Does God have self-realisation activities? Especially I am interested in ...
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1answer
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Jehovah's Witnesses and Shunning Reconciled with New Testament

Jehovah's Witnesses shun people who fall foul of scriptural law, Jehovah’s Witness kids grow up knowing that if they ever mess up, their parents will leave them — and that’s scary (quote from ...
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What is the original language that each of these books were written in?

What is the original language that each of these books were written in? Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 ...
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How to add a comment to your blog [migrated]

I've found several sources relating to the question on this page : Where can I find official documents of Buenos Aires' Eucharistic Miracle? How can I add a comment (does not work) ?
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Why do literalist Protestants reject transubstantiation?

In both Orthodox Christianity and Catholicism, the words of Jesus, "This is My body" and "This is My blood" referring to communion bread and wine, respectively, are taken literally, and ...
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Does the seal of confession extend to bystanders?

A Catholic priest cannot reveal what someone has told him in confession. If he does reveal it, he will be defrocked and punished. If a different Catholic than the priest unintentionally overheard the ...
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Why did Jesus call Abel a prophet?

In Luke 11:50-51, the Lord Jesus Christ calls Abel a prophet: "Therefore this generation will be held responsible for the blood of all the prophets that has been shed since the beginning of the ...
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Is there any historical record of Elizabeth the First's reaction to John Knox's tract on 'the monstruous regimen'?

In his tract The First Blast of the Trumpet against the Monstruous Regimen of Women (see note below about the wording) John Knox appears to be extending Paul's proscription - regarding the place of ...
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Matthew 19:29 leaving everything behind [migrated]

I really don't understand this verse, would Jesus really want me to leave everything (spouse)? Because then all the other verses about becoming one flesh don't make sense to me. I understand that ...
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1answer
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In the USA today are there congregations who still follow in the footsteps of J C Philpot?

I hope, God willing, to visit the USA sometime and am looking for congregations who follow J C Philpot and J K Popham 'even as they followed Christ' (I Corinthians 11:1). These men denominated ...
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Who is the Name's Day Saint of St. John de Brébeuf?

Can anyone tell me who is the name's day saint of St. John de Brébeuf? The name's day saint of someone is similar to a patron saint, but is not exactly the same. I have try to find a source that makes ...
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Although Jesus takes away the sins of the world, are God and Jesus still offended by every sin that is committed?

All Christians believe that God sent Jesus to take away the sins of the world because every sin committed by mankind has always been and always will be an offense to God. Although Jesus takes away ...
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According to Methodism, is it possible to live without sinning?

I don't trust the idea of original sin being inherited. However, that does raise another question: If children are innocent before they are able to differentiate between good and evil, is it possible ...

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