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According to Catholics, Is it lawful for a president's security team to search and frisk their church leaders?

A Catholic Diocese in a certain locality in my country invited the president to oversee the ordination of a certain episcopal rank, I was shocked to see the security team of the president lining up ...
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Is there any Biblical prophecy about increased deaths as the end draws near?

This year there have been quite a significant number of deaths from murders, accidents and diseases like its never been witnessed before in my country. Every week I read on the newspaper that a couple ...
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What did St. Gregory of Nazianzus mean by forbidden knowledge and the need to conceal knowledge gained within the Church?

In Oration 40, towards the end, a translation from newadvent.org is as follows: But not yet perhaps is there formed upon your soul any writing good or bad; and you want to be written upon today, and ...
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Infallibility in the Old Testament

I'm catholic and i live in Brazil. I believe in the gift of the infallibility in the New Testament, but i'm trying to understand if jews, in the old covenant (old testament) were infallible too. I ...
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According to the Jehovah's Witnesses who believe Jesus is a created being how do they address 2 Corinthians 5:17?

"Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new." When or at what point did Jesus Christ become a new creation and ...
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Why is there so much controversy among Christians regarding what a relationship with God entails?

Allow me to clearly illustrate the existence of controversy by way of examples. As a first example, consider the book Marvels & Miracles: God Wrought in the Ministry for Forty-Five Years, which ...
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According to the Peshitta, is chicken unclean? [closed]

Good evening! A recent comment made on a youtube video has helped me to take a deep dive into the actual “cleanliness” of chicken: In Deuteronomy 14 verse 17 of Aramaic Old Testament (also known as ...
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How and why did baptism become linked to Apostle's Creed "forgiveness of sins" in the 381 Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed?

The common interpretation of "we acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins" in the 381 Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed was baptismal regeneration which makes many Baptists ...
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Corrupted incorruptible saints (Catholicism)

Why does the Catholic Church promote the bodies of certain individuals as "incorruptibles" when their bodies have clearly corrupted? Further, why does the Catholic Church hide the ...
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What do the Seventh Day Adventists believe about the future of "ethnic" Jews and what biblical evidence do they provide for their position?

Let me preface my question by saying that my knowledge of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) position on the future of ethnic Jews is limited. Perhaps that position has been fully fleshed out and ...
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The LDS church teaches that the universe has no beginning... thus no original god creator [closed]

If this is so... how do we arrive at today? Without a starting point, time cannot begin to move forward and we would never come to exist. An eternal future is possible but an eternal past is not. ...
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If the woman in Luke 20 had only seven husbands, how could it be referring to the story in Tobit?

This question is targeted to those who include the Deuterocanonical Books in their canon of scripture (Orthodox, Catholic, etc). Luke records the following: There came to him some Sadducees, those ...
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When Jesus said it's better to enter the kingdom of heaven with one eye, does that mean such injuries won't be healed in the resurrection?

I do believe that the righteous dead who are having physical disabilities such as being unable to walk, see, hear or talk will be raised whole in the resurrection of the saints which will be the ...
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According to Luther was the Mosaic Law, prior to its abolishment, ever formally applicable to Gentile nations?

I understand that term ‘the law’ is often meant by Luther to just mean the ‘covenant of works’ as opposed to ‘the promise’ or ‘covenant of grace’. This covenant of works was naturally most illuminated ...
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What is the Biblical support for learning to hear the voice of God as a trainable skill, as part of an interactive relationship?

T.M. Luhrmann cites many instances of this practice in her book When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God. Below I share some quotes to illustrate this point: ...
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Reading Recommendations for Various (Protestant) Denominations [closed]

I'm looking for reputable books for a thorough summation (and/or defense) of beliefs for the Methodist, Pentecostal, Baptist, and Presbyterian (or, more broadly, reformed) denominations. Any ...
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What is known about the 5th century church discovered in Nevsehir?

I have been trying to find any additional information on the news that were published in 2016 about underground church discovered in Turkey, Nevsehir. But there is nothing. Can anyone help? Here is ...
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How can one be a monergist and deny irresistible grace?

According to some Protestants, the receiver of God’s initial, justifying grace is passive in doing so. For instance, in the Joint Declaration on Justification, it is said that: According to Lutheran ...
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What is an overview of issues Creationists have identified in the prebiotic evolution model from the second edition of NASA's astrobiology primer?

NASA has released three editions of the Astrobiology Primer, available at https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/education/primer/. Chapter 3 of the second edition includes a section devoted to the discussion ...
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Numerology of the Plagues [closed]

Going over the plagues in exodus, I notice a pattern. The first few plagues (blood, frogs, gnats / lice), are general afflictions that affect Egyptian and Hebrew alike. The next few plagues (flies, ...
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What was original Sin? [closed]

I know this may be a loaded question, but I have come to see that many may miss the point of a key idea in the opening story of mankind. God created the angles and they have a free will, Lucifer ...
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Is Catholicism a true faith? [closed]

How do we answer questions from people who try to debate upon topics related to Christianity/Catholicism?
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What are some arguments for/against ontological subordinationism? [closed]

I have seen that earlier Church fathers such as Tertullian and Origen - among others - were subordinationists. Why are they correct/wrong? I appreciate both biblical and logic arguments.
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If there is no great or small sin why did the sin commited by the devil make him liable to eternal damnation?

Most Christian denominations teach that the devil and his angels cannot be forgiven because they committed an eternal sin, while Adam and Eve committed a mortal sin, hence they can be forgiven. How ...
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How do we know from the Bible that Adam and Eve have been saved from the lake of fire?

How do we know from the Bible that Adam and Eve have been saved from the lake of fire? According to my knowledge, it is a fairly unanimous position among the Oriental Christianity, the Roman Catholic ...
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How can the Christian faith be reconciled with the Epicurean problem of evil?

I understand that a form of this question would have been previously asked, however I think I have a slight difference with regard to a solution to this problem, with regard to God. The problem of ...
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What would happen if the Mass were not celebrated worldwide on a given day?

For example, if no Mass were celebrated worldwide this Sunday, what would happen? Is there any teaching in Catholicism about this? It doesn't necessarily have to be on a Sunday; it could be on a ...
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Are the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John related to the Old Covenant (Old Testament, Hebrew Bible)?

Are the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John related to the Old Covenant (Old Testament, Hebrew Bible) since the Testator (Jesus), who lived, preached, and performed miracles within it, had not ...
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How do Christians view the practice of relating to God as a very interactive, intimate, and personal friend?

To explain what I mean by "very interactive, intimate, and personal friend", let me quote some excerpts from T.M. Luhrmann's book When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical ...
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What caused radical shift in Protestant disposition toward Jews between Martin Luther and today?

Most contemporary Protestants are very favorably disposed toward Jews and explain it with their theology. However, it hasn't always been like that. My question is, what has caused this radical shift ...
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How do Evangelical Christians respond to T.M. Luhrmann's characterization of their relationship with God?

I'm referring to T.M. Luhrmann's book When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God. The book's synopsis states: A bold approach to understanding the American ...
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Where in the Old Testament is God described as a Father?

God is described as Father passim in the New Testament, but where in the Old Testament is God described as a Father?
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Did the early Church use the term "altar" or "table"?

I'm really trying find out more about how the early Church understood Communion, or the Eucharist, or the Lord's Table. One of the crucial aspects (for me) is whether they saw the Eucharist as a ...
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How many Married Bishops at Nicea?

Do we have any indication from original sources, or secondary sources, how many of the Bishops who participated at Nicaea I were married?
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The Jehovah's Witnesses say millions living in the past will gain salvation at the 2nd coming of Jesus Christ. The Bible contradicts that teaching [duplicate]

The source can be find here: https://www.jw.org/en/jehovahs-witnesses/faq/who-saved/ Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Feel That They Are the Only People Who Will Be Saved? No. Many millions who lived in ...
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What is Mary's vision for the Orthodox?

I would like to know what Mary's vision is for the Orthodox, as I am interested in joining Orthodox Christianity.And that's why I wanted to know. I will be grateful to anyone who answers my question.
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The JWs teach millions living in the past will gain salvation at the 2nd coming of Jesus Christ. The Bible contradicts that teaching

The source can be find here: https://www.jw.org/en/jehovahs-witnesses/faq/who-saved/ Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Feel That They Are the Only People Who Will Be Saved? No. Many millions who lived in ...
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Does There Exist a Volume II of Saint-Jure's "The Spiritual Life Reduced to Its First Principles" in English?

Found on p. vii. in The Spiritual Man; or, the Spiritual Life Reduced to Its First Principles, is the indication that this 384 page book is "VOLUME I"---suggesting, it would seem, that there ...
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Exodus | Death of the Firstborn | Why weren't the Hebrews' animals slain?

So I've been reading through Exodus a lot lately, and one of the things that stood out to me was the death of the firstborn of the animals during the final plague / strike. Now, the firstborn of the ...
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Martin Luther's commentary on Psalms (Weimar edition)

I'm trying to locate an online edition (archive.org, etc) of Martin Luther's Commentary on the book of Psalms, specifically the Weimar (WA) edition of Luther's works.
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What Christian denominations stand by Nuda (or Solo) Scriptura and what do they have to say about established creeds and confessions?

The Latin phrase Sola Scriptura means “by Scripture alone.” I understand that the phrase Nuda or Solo Scriptura means “Scripture alone.” There is a subtle but important difference and this is what I ...
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According to the Catholic Church, are demonic unclean spirits the ghosts of dead humans, or the presence of fallen angels?

1 Samuel 28:7-8 ESV The Medium of Endor Raises the Spirit of Samuel Then Saul said to his servants, “Seek out for me a woman who is a medium, that I may go to her and inquire of her.” And his ...
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Do any Christian groups today have esoteric teachings about the Great Pyramid of Giza?

Charles Taze Russel, the founder of the 19th century Bible Students movement that eventually become the Jehovah's Witnesses, taught extensively that the Great Pyramid of Giza had esoteric meaning ...
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Can the scientific method be applied to the study of the supernatural from a Christian perspective?

The scientific method involves developing theories about how reality operates by formulating hypotheses, making predictions, and conducting experiments to determine if the outcomes match the ...
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If Jesus has a God, does Jesus also worship Him? [duplicate]

John 20:17 Jesus replied, 'Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to my Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.' ...
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How does Martin Luther conduct an exegesis, or if he fails to, uses Nehemiah?

Wotcher! Luther is perhaps the most prolific German thinker. Kant, Hegel, Marx… their corpus pales in the face of Luther. Also, unlike Luther, they weren't concerned with the canon-texts of Western ...
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What is the Christian perspective on parapsychology?

The Journal of Parapsychology is a biannual peer-reviewed academic journal covering research on psi phenomena, including telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and psychokinesis, as well as human ...
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The JW's teach one cannot understand the Bible except through their organization which was formed in the 1870's. How were people saved before1870? [duplicate]

This is verified by the following quotes. 1967 "The Bible cannot be properly understood without Jehovah's visible organization in mind." (Watchtower, Oct 1, 1967, pg. 587) 1965 "He does ...
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Best scholarship on Aquinas's birth date

This year (2024) we are right in the middle of 3 significant anniversaries related to St. Thomas Aquinas and Pope Francis launches three years of celebrations in his honor: 700 years since ...
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What was God's original plan for humanity prior to the fall?

I know that God had a plan for Adam and Eve provided they resisted the temptation from the serpent. God knew the consequences of both sides of the choice he presented them with . Since God didn't ...
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