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Any online tool / website we can join together to pray rosary real time?

Is there any online tool or website where people can join together to pray the rosary ( & other prayers like Divine Mercy Prayer, Padre Pio Prayer...) ? People can pray and have a feeling of ...
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Is it Possible To Be Without Grace?

I heard that it is through the gift of gods grace that we have the impulse to do good and that it is always with us, but the source was questionable. So this is a question of applicability. In ...
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What method can we consistently use to identify the literal verses from the non literal?

There are many verses which, if taken literally, as a plain reading indicate Yahwey will deceive and delude, how can you have any confidence in any verse if it can simply be dismissed as non literal ...
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Can Christians still eat meat with blood in it? [duplicate]

These are the verses in question that prohibits eating meat with blood in it: "But you must not eat meat that has its lifeblood still in it. 5 And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an ...
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Moses childhood and teenager's years it the pharaohs court [closed]

Moses childhood and teenager's years at the pharaohs court
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Looking for a passage on the effect of good/bad actions on your family through time

I don't remember the exact context surrounding the story/situation, but the message was about the impact of one's good or bad deeds through time. I remember it said something like: good things go ...
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Why Jesus died on the cross and not by any other mean? [duplicate]

I know why Jesus died for us? But why the cross? Why not by any other mean?
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How can Jesus (the word become flesh) have a God? Does God have a God? [duplicate]

All these verses (and many more) say he does.John 5:44 the one and only God. John 17:3, 2 Cor 1:3, Eph 1:3, Col 1:3, 2 Cor 11:31, Rom 15:6, Rom 1:7 the God of our Lord Jesus. 1 Pet 1:3 Heb 1:8-9 God ...
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According to the Catholic Church about Matthew 5:18-19?

Matthew 5:18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is ...
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Are there any Catholic Audiobook sharing websites like Librivox?

Are there any Catholic audiobook websites like librivox, where christian volunteers from all over the world can read a catholic book, and upload the audiobook to share with all other christians? "...
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Why are Adam and Eve considered married?

It seems fairly common for Christians to refer to Adam and Eve has being husband and wife. In particular, when (in my experience, evangelical) Christians are discussing questions of sex and marriage, ...
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Why does Christianity have Satan as well as God? [closed]

Just as a little background: I study religions as a hobby but I don't really worship them, although they do dramatically affect how I perceive the world. I like to read scriptures. I have read the 5 ...
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What internal evidence supports the historicity of Abraham?

Is there any internal or small external evidence of Abraham's existence? I have heard a claim from skeptics that Abraham is just flat out invented figure who never existed and even COULDN'T have ...
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Did Ellen G White say Israel will never become a nation

I have been searching high and low for an accredited source that says Ellen G White said Israel will never become a nation. Not surprisingly, such a prophetic word would not be easy to find. I need ...
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What bible courses do men take in seminary before becoming an ordained priest?

What bible courses do men take to before becoming an ordained priest? A college course book from a Catholic seminary only list one semester in bible theology.
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Why is it more difficult for a Mormon woman to control whom she is eternally sealed to?

The USA Today newspaper has an article titled "Mormon doctrine leaves potential for 'eternal polygamy'" (reference) that makes the following statement: Decades have passed since male members of the ...
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What are the biblical references and Catholic Church teachings that supported the phrase “Mary is God's dream”?

Blessed Ab. Fulton Sheen had written a book titled "The World's First Love: Mary, Mother of God" and citing "Mary as God's Dream". What are the scripture passages and theology that supported Blessed ...
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The bronze snake in numbers and the serpent Lucifer [closed]

In Numbers 21:4-9, Moses makes a bronze serpent on a stick to heal the Hebrews' snake bites, as per God's instructions. They don't worship it, but they are to look at it in order to live. Why did God ...
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Voting for non-Christians leaders? [closed]

Sometimes when we are facing elections (president, governor, etc) we may be facing difficult situation: A Christian candidate who is known to be less-capable vs a non-Christian candidate with good ...
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What do Jehovah's Witnesses believe about the activities of the antichrist in these “last days”?

The Bible warns against the activities of deceivers and false prophets who arose during the first century, and continues to warn against their activities during the "last days". Here are a few ...
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Luke 22:70 “You say I am” and Luke 23:3 “You say so” [migrated]

Why does Jesus say "You say I am" and "You say so", when they haven't? Then said they all, Art thou then the Son of God? And he said unto them, Ye say that I am. [Luke 22:70 KJV] and And Pilate ...
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How does the New Apostolic Church compare to evangelical christians?

What are the main doctrines of the New Apostolic Church, and what are the big differences in their teachings from the perspective of Evangelical Protestants?
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What is the purpose of degrees in the Knights of Columbus?

The Knights of Columbus seems to have some system like the Freemasons do when it comes to degrees. But since those organizations are diametrically opposed, what is the point of the four degrees in the ...
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How can incorrect information on a Catholic baptismal record be corrected?

My mother was baptised Catholic in 1923 but the baptismal record has a few mistakes on it not least the mother's name. Is it possible to have a baptismal record corrected and what forms of proof do ...
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According to the Catholic Church, what did Jesus mean by saying “Least of these commandments "?

We see Jesus saying at Matthew 5:18-19: For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not one letter, not one stroke of a letter, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. ...
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Bible the most dangerous book on the Earth [closed]

Why did George Bernard Shaw called the Bible the most dangerous book on the Earth !!!? https://truereligiondebate.wordpress.com/2008/03/18/which-is-the-most-dangerous-book-on-earth-part-1/
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What denominations only teach the Old Testament? [closed]

What Christian denominations don't teach the New Testament?
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Why are Ahimelech and Abiathar reversed in 2 Sam. 8:17?

In 1 Samuel 22:20-23, we see that Ahimelech was killed by the order of Saul and his son Abiathar escaped: 20 But one son of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped and fled after ...
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Praying before meals at work [closed]

Many Christians pray before meals at home, and when they’re on their own. Jesus thanked the Father before meals, and prayer in general is a huge facet of practicing Christianity. What has been your ...
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Is there Biblical justification for asserting that Satan directly causes natural evil?

Believers tend to assert about how God is completely sovereign over everything, including earthquakes, diseases, floods etc. These events are what people would consider natural evil, in contrast to ...
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Are Christians not permitted to have sex with wife when she's on her period? [closed]

Acts 15:29 and 21:25 carry over four requirements from the old testament to apply to gentile Christians - one of which is abstaining from sexual immorality. In Leviticus 20:18, it makes a big deal ...
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Where can I find the text of “Prayer” by Father Faber?

I'm reading a book from the 1920's that mentions Father Faber's book "Prayer" as a good reference on the two main forms of contemplation in the 15th century. It claims that "Prayer" was then ...
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Gender Segregation in Small Groups and Prayer

TL;DR What Biblical justification is there for gender segregation in prayer/small groups? and has there been any study on the affect which this segregation has on the people involved? In various ...
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Possible relic found?

It might be "1st" class; a 3" high metal cross with a flat round container of a liquid at cross beam This has some lettering surrounding it. A male figure in "bibical dress" holding a tablet(?) is on ...
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Why did Eusebius quote this passage?

So this is a quick question. We all know Eusebius quoted Testimonium Flavianum in his Church History. About this time there lived Jesus, a wise man, if indeed one ought to call him a man. For he ...
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Matthias was the 12th Apostle based on Revelation 21:14; so St. Paul cannot be an apostle just a messenger? [closed]

The city was built on twelve foundation stones. On each of the stones was written the name of one of the Lamb's twelve apostles. - Revelation 21:14 On the basis 12 Apostles were already picked - ...
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Who is Sheshbazzar? Is he the same person as Zerubabbel?

The Bible says: KJV Ezra 1:8 Even those did Cyrus king of Persia bring forth by the hand of Mithredath the treasurer, and numbered them unto Sheshbazzar, the prince of Judah. But in the following ...
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Books on Patristics

What book(s) do you recommend on church history with emphasis on the church fathers? Would prefer something which is not biassed toward a given denomination or church, but an objective overview of the ...
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Was Jesus handsome according to Psalm 45:2?

You are the most handsome of the sons of men; grace is poured upon your lips; therefore God has blessed you forever. (Psalm 45:2) Is this psalm about the Messiah or about David himself? Can "...
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Is there no Heaven, Hell, or Satan in the Old Testament?

In the book Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari, the author claims that Heaven and Hell are concepts not mentioned in the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. From Sapiens: Belief in heaven (the ...
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What is the basis for believing that 40 lashes would be deadly (especially in Roman law or jurisprudence)?

I have commonly heard that 40 lashes were thought to be deadly and thus 39 were issued. It seems as though neither 40 nor 39 lashes had anything to do with the deadliness of the punishment in Jewish ...
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When Was The Gospel of Luke Written?

I have been trying to search this on the web and it seems I keep getting conflicting information. Apparently, modern scholars believe the Gospel of Luke was written in the second century AD. If this ...
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Do the church fathers ever include quotes of Jesus that aren't from the Bible?

Jesus Seminar believes that Parable of the Empty Jar in Gospel of Thomas is authentic saying of Jesus: The kingdom of the father is like a certain woman who was carrying a jar full of meal. While ...
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Why do the Evangelists Matthew, Mark and John not give narrative account of the Ascension?

Luke is the only Evangelist who gives a narrative account of the Ascension of Christ at 24:50-53 (NRSVCE) "' Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and, lifting up his hands, he blessed them. ...
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Source for Biblical Moral Stories [closed]

Does anyone know of a good book, website, or general source that focuses on telling the the different narrative form moral-stories of the Bible (e.g. Peter walks on water with Jesus, doubts it, then ...
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Do non-Christians go to hell?

What is the official stance of various Christian denominations on whether or not non-believers go to hell? How do denominations which preach that they do, reconcile the damnation of people who grow ...
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Information on how the early Christians prepared and/or fled from the destruction of Jerusalem?

Does anyone have any information regarding how the early Christians prepared or handled the destruction of Jerusalem? Such as how long before hand they fled and what did they take and where did they ...
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What did Thomas Aquinas teach about the renewal of the world after judgement and what kinds of bodies will be renewed?

In Summa Theologica suppl. q. 91, where St.Thomas Aquinas speaks of the quality of this world after the Last Judgement, a. 5 arg. 2 objects that plants, animals, and mineral bodies will be renewed. In ...
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How does Catholicism understand the phrase: “Mary is God's dream”? [closed]

The scriptures especially the Gospel is centered on Christ Redemption and Salvation. And in St. Paul letter to Colossians it teaches; "For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on ...
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Do old testament laws still apply? [duplicate]

My friend (a fellow Christian) and I were having a conversation about tattoos and I showed him the verse in Leviticus saying not to get them. He says that Leviticus also has a bunch of trash in it ...

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