Questions tagged [adoption]

The process of taking the offspring of another as one's own.

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If the word “Brother” is ambiguous as far as The Bible is concerned, can we be named Brothers of Jesus Christ?

According to Catholicism and some evangelical denomination in order to give justifications the perpetual virginity of Mary, they affirm that the word "Brother" in the Bible is ambiguous and include ...
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To what extent (if any) does the Catholic Church recognize adoption? [closed]

Assuming the Church recognizes adoption, if a man or woman were to invite another to live together as a loving relationship as parent and child, but without any secular legal process, would the Church ...
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Can a Catholic priest adopt a child?

A Catholic priest must take a vow of celibacy (i.e. unmarried) and thus expected to remain continent (i.e. abstain from sex) so as not to commit a fornication. Is a priest permitted to adopt a child, ...
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Is there a Christology that states that Jesus inherited divinity?

Is there a Christological doctrine that teaches that Jesus wasn't originally divine but inherited or became divine, being exalted into divinity by the Father as the result of an act or event?
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How is the belief that Christians are both adopted and begotten sons of God reconciled?

If one is begotten, then one cannot be adopted by those same parents. The idea of being begotten means that you are the biological progeny of your parents. In other words, the woman whom you call “...
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Did George Muller have a Biblical basis for not accepting illegitimate orphans?

I admired George Muller's works in caring for orphans and his faith in God to provide for his need. However, I find it troubling that he didn't accept illegitimate orphans. George Muller was a ...