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What is the basis for the claim that "we have the completed revelation from God in the Bible"?

The GotQuestions.org article Are there prophets in the church today? asks the following rhetorical question (in bold): Are there true prophets today? If the purpose of a prophet was to reveal truth ...
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According to Reformed Theologians, when did the kingdom of God arrive?

Q: According to Reformed Theologians, when did the Kingdom of God arrive? Pentecost? Jesus’ incarnation? Or the end of the age? There is a translation debate about the verse saying “the kingdom of ...
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How do Biblical Unitarians rebut the following soteriological syllogism for the deity of Christ?

The argument If X saves, X must be God. Jesus saves. Therefore, Jesus must be God. Question According to Biblical Unitarians, what's wrong with this argument? Related questions What is the ...
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Who are all the exemplars in the Bible?

The Bible renders judgments about certain individuals, calling them the best according to some quality. What is the complete list of such people? Here are the ones I know: Job. Most righteous. 8 And ...
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According to Catholicism, is a lie ever justified?

The obvious example of a justified lie comes from the third Reich’s hunt for Jews. Should we lie in order to protect the Jews hiding in the persons home? According to Catholicism, is lying in a ...
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According to the Catholic Church, is Jesus a man, or does He rather have a human nature without being a man?

According to the Catholic Church, is Jesus 'a man' properly speaking, or it is more correct to say He has a human nature while not being a man? For example, would it be true to say "Jesus is a ...
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How does the Eastern Orthodox Church view and understand the Eucharist/Communion that takes place in Protestant churches?

When a Protestant congregation meets together and claim to eat the Bread and drink the Wine of the Body and Blood of Christ Jesus, how does the Eastern Orthodox Church view and understand such eating ...
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What is the scriptural basis for the belief that a man is not capable of being the Saviour?

Mike Borden provides a thought-provoking answer to the question According to the Protestant denominations that hold to the doctrine of clarity of scripture, is Trinitarianism clear?. He says that ...
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Since when is Heaven "above"?

It is a common idea in Christianity and other religions that Heaven is somehwere "above". Where does this idea come from? What are early (pre- or proto-Christian) works/hints?
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Were the Early Church Fathers pacifists?

My friend is a pacifist Christian and said that not only was Jesus Christ a pacifist, but that the Early Church Fathers as well were pacifist - is this true and was the early church pacifist, if so ...
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What is the Reformed Protestant view of Theodicy?

The definition of Theodicy is: "the vindication of divine goodness and providence in view of the existence of evil. ("the question of theodicy") My question is: What is the Reformed ...
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Is the social teaching of the Catholic Church entirely geared toward Western democracies?

I was thinking about the amendments to the Catholic Church's teaching on the death penalty: Today, however, there is an increasing awareness that the dignity of the person is not lost even after the ...
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How do you say "My Lord and my God" in Aramaic or Hebrew?

Thomas said, "O Κύριός μου καὶ ὁ Θεός μου" (koine Greek), "My Lord and my God" (English). What would he have said in Aramaic (Hebrew?) in John 20:28? Would it relate to Adonai and ...
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Do Baptists Celebrate Ascension Day?

As a general rule, do Baptists mark Ascension Day? I'm think particularly of the Thursday, but if attention is typically drawn on a Sunday either side. Many countries have Ascension Day as a bank ...
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Do Reformed, Protestant, Trinitarians regard the consecutive names in Luke 3:23-38 as the number of generations from Christ back to Adam?

Matthew records forty two generations (three times fourteen) from Abraham to Christ, these being (from David onwards) the royal line, the route of the throne. Luke records about fifty generations, via ...
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How do those who hold Trinitarian doctrine existed from the earliest days of the church explain the lack of debate about it in the New Testament?

Jeff Deuble in Christ Before Creeds says (p. 33-34) The significant controversies about the Messiah that were strongly contested in the New Testament were: his death by crucifixion, his resurrection, ...
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The LDS consider God the Father the ultimate creator and they teach that Jesus Christ is the creator. Which of these two Gods is the creator?

The LDS Church has a teaching that God the Father is the "ultimate Creator" The following has Jesus Christ being the creator: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/ensign/1988/08/i-have-...
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Mass obligation & travel to different diocese?

If I attend Mass on Ascension Thursday in my diocese that observes Thursday & travel to a diocese that transfers to that Sunday, do have Sunday obligation since the liturgy will be the same?
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What is the significance of Daniel's Ch.10:4 vision date?

4 And in the four and twentieth day of the first month, as I was by the side of the great river, which is Hiddekel. My presumption of any given text is that details matter. If details are included at,...
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How do those who hold to a view of open communion practice church discipline?

In the news recently is a discussion in the Roman Catholic Church about not giving Holy Communion to certain politicians who argue that 3rd trimester infants in utero are not to be acknowledged as ...
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If someone is barred from receiving communion by their own Bishop, what are the consequences of continuing to receive it outside their diocese?

According to this article, U.S. politician Nancy Pelosi has continued to receive communion in another diocese despite being forbidden from doing so in her own diocese by her Archbishop. Is this ...
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What are the arguments for believing Jewish men would marry Temple Virgins who had taken vows of chastity?

Certain Christians believe Mary was a perpetual virgin. Furthermore, they believe there were Jewish Temple Virgins (discussion on this here) and that Mary was consecrated as a Temple Virgin. They ...
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What is the Catholic Church's answer to Nancy Pelosi's argument of a double standard between abortion and the death penalty?

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was recently barred from receiving communion in her diocese by her bishop over her obdurate viewpoint with regard to abortion, in response she said: I wonder ...
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why is masturbation a sin? (without human arguments, petencostialism)

My side: I believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit , in Bible (solo), that it's possible to have deep experiences nowadays with God as Ezekiel, Jeremiah and Paul did by fasting and seeking souls, and ...
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What are the main arguments Protestants use against the idea of the perpetual virginity of Mary?

Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodoxy have the doctrine of the perpetual virginity of Mary. Protestants generally don't have that belief. What are the main arguments Protestants use against the idea ...
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What is the biblical basis to prove the perpetual virginity of Mary?

Roman Catholics believe that the blessed Mary not only was a virgin up until the birth of Christ but remained a perpetual virgin from then until the moment of her death. What is the biblical basis for ...
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Was the theory of many extraterrestrial worlds considered blasphemous by the Roman Catholic Church during the 16th century?

According to Martiniz A. A., the main accusation of Giordano Bruno from the inquisition is simply the ideas of many-worlds: No other accusation was invoked even half as much. In another reference ...
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How do Continuationists explain the fact that the vast majority of Christians have never personally experienced "overtly miraculous" spiritual gifts?

As far as I'm aware, most Christians have never personally experienced anything "overtly miraculous", that is, no words of knowledge, no prophecy, no miraculous healings, no dreams, no ...
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Have any Protestant Biologists demonstrated through their own research that Evolution is untenable?

Q: Have any Protestant Biologists who don’t believe in evolution posted real research papers showing how evolution is not likely or possible? I think I heard a famous atheist say creation and ...
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Have any denominations made the moral argument for access to fossil fuels?

Alex Epstein's The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels argues that access to cheap and reliable fuel is a moral imperative for reducing human suffering, and therefore it is grievously immoral to greatly ...
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What are the major arguments Protestants make for the Catholic Church being apostate?

What are the major arguments Protestants make for the Catholic Church being an apostate church?
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Did the Early Church believe in the perpetual virginity of Mary? [duplicate]

Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians believe that the blessed Mary remained a perpetual virgin until she sadly passed away, but what was the Early Church Fathers view on the perpetual virginity of ...
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What are the attributes of the `life' Jesus is referring to in Jn 5: 26 where he speaks of `life in himself' granted by the Father?

We read in Jn 5: 25-26 (NRSVCE): Very truly, I tell you, the hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. For just as the ...
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Is it morally okay to donate potentially tainted goods? [closed]

I am a computer person and have a bunch of USBs that could potentially have traces of network malware. The malware has not really done much to my work / daily routines but it has taught me that at ...
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Is there a Catholic “timeline” of Salvation?

This may come off as an odd request - but I’m looking for a catholic roadmap of salvation that gives an order to how one comes to salvation and maintain salvation through the sacraments. This request ...
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Meaning of clapping at the end of mass

At the parish I'm visiting (within the archdiocese of Vancouver), after singing the recessional hymn (during which the cross, the priest and the altar helpers walked along the nave to the front of the ...
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If a Catholic believes scripture supports a heretical position, but denies that position himself based on the Magisterium, is he a heretic?

According to the Catholic Church, if a Catholic's own interpretation of scripture leads to a conclusion regarding what scripture says that the Catholic Church holds is heretical (for ex., denying ...
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What is the biblical basis for denying the Lord's Supper to those in mortal sin?

Recently, Nanci Pelosi was barred from receiving Eucharist by the Catholic Church, due to her public stance on abortion which contradicts the Catholic faith, considered a mortal sin by the Church. ...
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What is the Biblical Basis, if any, for God hard-determining human behaviour?

As an example of human behaviour: "and he ate" Genesis 3:6. ESV. A. Adam acted out of freewill. B. Adam's action was determined by God positively withholding from Adam the grace to obey Him ...
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Did the Catholic Church Refuse Communion to Nazi Leaders Advocating Late Term Abortions as a Form of Birth Control?

In the news recently was the issue of denying communion to those claiming to be Catholic, but allowing for late term abortions as a form of birth control. The Roman Catholic assumption, if I ...
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Which denominations teach that people who have not heard the Gospel can be saved through obedience to God?

According to the Catholics, Every man who is ignorant of the Gospel of Christ and of his Church, but seeks the truth and does the will of God in accordance with his understanding of it, can be saved. ...
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What does the bible say on Christian Nationalism? [closed]

I am a very strongly devout Christian and would consider myself a Christian nationalist but i wondered does the bible support Christian Nationalism and if so where in the bible can we find it? - I ...
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How do cessationists explain 1 Corinthians 1:7?

"Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly await the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ"- 1 Corinthians 1:7 I'm neutral in the cessationism vs continuationism debate but ...
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Was there any controversy over the validity of sacraments during the Arian Controversy?

During the Arian controversy, were sacraments (especially baptisms and/or ordinations) performed by one side or the other considered invalid by their opponents? Were there any "official" ...
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What was the Early Church's view of sexual immorality and sex outside of marriage?

What was the early church's perspective of sexual immorality and sex outside of marriage? I know the biblical perspective, but I am incredibly interested in how the early church fathers viewed this ...
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Arminianism's Human's Free Will in light of Proverbs 16:4 & Proverbs 16:33 (since said verses strongly suggest support for Calvinism's predestination)

Proverbs 16:4 The Lord has made everything for [c]its own purpose, Even the wicked for the day of evil. 16:4 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex כֹּ֤ל פָּעַ֣ל יְ֭הוָה לַֽמַּעֲנֵ֑הוּ וְגַם־רָ֝שָׁ֗ע ...
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Miracles performed by Lord Jesus Christ [closed]

Miracles of Lord Jesus Christ In the 21st century, Can anybody perform the miracles performed by Lord Jesus Christ? If No, Why?
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Has any Catholic scholar fully explained the deeper meaning of the allegory of eagle in Deut 32: 11-12?

We read in Deut 32:11-12 (NRSVCE): As an eagle stirs up its nest, and hovers over its young; as it spreads its wings, takes them up, and bears them aloft on its pinions, the Lord alone guided him; no ...
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In the Catholic church, can a child be baptized secretly when one parent objects?

Let's say a Protestant couple has a child who has been raised in a Protestant church that believes in adult baptism. So the child has not yet been baptized. The husband then becomes Catholic and ...
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Can a baptized Protestant (but not confirmed as Catholic) receive absolution from a Catholic priest?

Let'say I was baptized in a Protestant church (for example, Presbyterian) that is in the list of churches whose baptism is recognized by the Catholic church (such as this list). But let's say I'm ...
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