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Miracles performed by Lord Jesus Christ [closed]

In the 21st century, Can anybody perform the miracles performed by Lord Jesus Christ? If No, Why?
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Catholic Translation of the bible which inserts the four marks in Matt 16 "on this rock I will build my church"

I'm trying to track down a Catholic bible translation. I saw a screenshot of it online (a picture of a physical copy) a few months ago but have yet to identify which translation it is. The key thing ...
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On the Seventy Sevens Prophecy of Daniel (9:24-27); and in particular, the length of a year alluded to?

Recently, I have spent some time trying to better understand the Messianic prophecy given in Dan. 9:24-27, which begins with ``Seventy weeks are decreed .... It seems that many English translations ...
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Did Jesus hear people's confessions while He was living on the Earth?

I am curious to know if the Bible mentions anything about Jesus listening to people's confessions and forgiving their sins when He was living on the Earth. For example, did He ever visit people who ...
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Fear of God and Knowledge

There are seven candles of Spirit and my question is how from fear of God we gain knowledge? Are all human knowledge comes from the fear of God? And what here "fear" means?
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How can Matthew 2:18 be fulfilled prophecy if Ramah is north of Jerusalem and Bethlehem is south?

Regarding the passage Mt 2:13-18. Joseph flees to Egypt with Jesus and Mary after being warned by an angel that Jesus’ life is in danger. Herod then kills all the male children less than 2 years old ...
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Were New Testament writers infallible when they wrote Scripture?

Were New Testament writers infallible when they wrote Scripture, inspired through the Holy Spirit? Thank You.
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Did Solomon himself actually offer sacrifices to other gods?

Here are the verses in question: 4 As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully devoted to the Lord his God, as the heart of David his father had been....
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Did the early church believe in the Papacy?

Roman Catholics believe that St. Peter was the first Pope, had primacy over the church and was given a pastoral role by the Lord Jesus Christ himself, we know the scripture argument for the papacy, ...
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Doesn't God giving orders to demons contradict the principle of double effect?

Doesn't God giving orders to demons contradict the principle of double effect? 1 Kings 22:19-23, 1 Samuel 16:14 and Judges 9:23 clearly seem to say that God gave orders to demons. Thomas Aquinas also ...
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Prohphet Muhammed in the Bible [duplicate]

Is Islams founder Prophet Muhammed mentioned in any biblic scripture or somewhere in Christian scriptures?
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is there a dead sea scrolls / septuagint / masoretic / modern bible with all extra verses from isaiah included?

I would like a bible with the oldest texts included. Is there one including the dead sea scrolls in whole, with the masoretic or other filling in the gaps etc, and lxx etc, in a modern bible?
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Has anyone ever published a list comparing the amount of historically verified events from the Bible vs. the Book of Mormon?

Thus far, answers to this question, indicate that traditional Christian faith would suffer greatly if people, locations, and events recorded in the Bible could not be historically verified while ...
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How important is the historical verification of Biblical events to traditional Christian faith?

Two answers to a question regarding the Book of Mormon contain the following: Without the Book of Mormon, nothing at all remains. If the Book of Mormon is true, Joseph is a prophet and everything ...
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Does the New Testament disregard the Old Testament?

I'm a young and curious believer and I want to know what the link is between the Old Testament and The New Testament. Do the scriptures in the New Testament disregard the teachings of the Old ...
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How do LDS explain the validity of their restoration of the Aaronic Priesthood?

From my understanding, LDS teach that Aaron appeared to Joseph Smith and reestablished the Aaronic priesthood. The two divisions of priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are ...
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Why did Jesus not clearly state the Old Testament canon, instead of letting others to take account for that?

I was wondering, why might Jesus not have stated the Old Testament canon in something like a list, and instead let others take account (define and compile) for that canon?
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In what order would you recommend when reading the books of the minor prophets for better understanding?

I found it a bit difficult to follow the storyline the books of the minor prophet presented even though I read them chronologically. I was wondering if there was a particular order they should be read ...
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Who was the first Christian to list the books of the Old Testament in the Lutheran bible?

Who was the first Christian (not necessarily Lutheran) to list the books of the Old Testament in the Lutheran bible, without additions or subtractions, and without later changing his mind? This source ...
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Are there any objective mathematical/numerical contradictions in the Bible involving two or more passages? [closed]

Examples of what I mean by objective mathematical/numerical contradictions between two or more passages are: Passage 1 says "two years passed between events A and B" and Passage 2 says &...
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What kind of 'faith' justifies or imputes righteousness to a sinner as per the teachings of the Bible? [closed]

Protestant Christians in general believe that 'faith' makes a person righteous. The Letter to Hebrews chapter 11 in the N.T. talks about faith at length with specific examples. But what kind of 'faith'...
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Is it possible for a person to know now if he/she is saved and would be inheriting eternal life in the hereafter as per the Biblical teachings? [closed]

In general those who are pious in following any religion look forward to a better place hereafter. Even in Islam pious people without exception hope for a place in Janna. My question is to the Bible ...
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What is the most credited date for the birth (or calling) of Abraham?

Wikipedia says the following: The patriarchs and matriarchs were either real individuals or believable composites of people who lived in the "patriarchal age", the 2nd millennium BCE. But, ...
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Are there instances in scripture of technical or scientific expressions pre-dating their discovery by other sources?

I am interested to see if there are any reliable references in (peer-reviewed) scientific literature or learned articles which indicate that some expressions in scripture pre-date scientific or ...
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How did Martin Luther addressed the problem on the Biblical canon?

Martin Luther produced a german translation of the Bible, known as Luther's Bible. The books and the order in which they appear forms a the canon of that translation, known as Luther's Canon. The ...
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If God created the human "in His image", doesn't that mean that God is evil and full of faults? [closed]

This is a sincere question. If "in His image" means "like God in behaviour/spirit/mindset", and so many humans (most/all of them, I would say) are so incredibly vile/evil, what ...
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What is the simplest, clearest interpretation of the English text of the Authorized Version on Romans 9:5?

Please give me your natural reading of this English language Bible verse from the Authorized Version. Romans 9:5 (AV) Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is ...
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What epistemology was used to determine the canon of scripture in the Councils?

There have been many councils over the history of the early church that have set the canon (73 books, at least in the EO and Catholic Churches). What checklist or metric was used to determine what was ...
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Was the date of Christmas just derived from Saturnalia and other winter pagan festivals? [duplicate]

This picture and the answer at Why is Christmas on December 25th? seems to explain the biblical basis of the date. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D11jAEKgB2o, the topmost answers however on https://...
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Are Christian scholars of the Old Testament aware of classic medieval Jewish commentaries on the Bible?

I ask this because I sometimes come across blog posts by supposedly learned Christian pastors discussing some passage in the Old Testament that is unclear in some way, and the pastor comes up with ...
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Does the Bible say anything in regards to religious adaptations and fiction?

I've recently gotten into a Bible fiction kick recently. I'm planning to rewatch Good Omens, Kevin Smith's Dogma, and watch The Ten Commandments, Benhur, and The Prince of Egypt. I've also read some ...
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What argument and/or evidence is there that Jesus sent the disciples out armed?

I recently heard someone who describes themself as an ardent Christian state that Christianity is "a fighting man's religion". They backed this up by claiming that when Jesus sent the ...
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Throughout church history, what have been the major, influential translations of the Bible?

I've heard the King James Version of the Bible was influential. Were there other versions/translations of the Bible that were influential and/or prominent in church history? For example, I've heard ...
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What practical difference does it make between "Word by word" Inspiration and Dynamic Inspiration of the Bible?

"Word by word" inspiration of the Bible: is the view that each word of the Bible was inspired by God, He miraculously guided the authors to write the exact word He wanted to be written, free ...
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Why did God allow for the original Bible to be lost to history? And how to reconcile that with Matthew 24:35

It's accepted by most Christians nowadays that only the original documents are inerrant, therefore the modern Bibles are bounded to have contradictions because of copyist errors and translation errors....
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What is the term for God's chosen people who were inspired to write the Bible?

God chose men to write different parts of the Bible. What were these men called?
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Empirical evidence of historically mentioned locations/people/ things in the bible

I was arguing with a friend on religion and they mentioned that other religions' have more historical validity than bible. An example he cited for Islam was the instance of Mecca which is a physical ...
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Are there any historical Churches that do not recognize the 66 books from the Protestant Bible?

There are differences in the Bible Canon between Protestants, Roman-Catholics and Eastern-Orthodox and Oriental-Orthodox. But is the Protestant Canon of 66 books the common denominator? Aka, are there ...
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Is testimony of a women equivalent to that of a man? [closed]

According to Christianity is testimony of a woman equivalent to that of a man? I'm familiar with the Islamic tradition and looking to understand the same concept from a Christian perspective. Surat Al-...
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Can you hit a women in Christianity? [closed]

According to the Quran a husband can strike his wife. I just wanna compare Islam versus Christianity? Sahih International: Men are in charge of women by [right of] what Allah has given one over the ...
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Is Adult Breastfeeding allowed in Christianity like in Islam? [closed]

Is Adult Breastfeeding in Christinity allowed because in Islam it is allowed? Or what does the Bible and Jesus say about a adult man sucking a women breast? From the hadith Sahih-Muslim 1453e: Zainab ...
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Scriptures that suggest there will be things found in the latter days to support the Bible?

Someone made a comment a while back that the Bible mentions that in the latter days, things will be discovered, eg. archeology etc, that prove many of things in the Bible as being true. I am pretty ...
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Why is Yir’ah Translated as ‘Fear’ Instead of ‘Respect’ in Christian Bibles?

A very common struggle newcomers have with Christianity is reconciling the terrifying God of the Old Testament with the loving God of the New Testament. Most of the problem lays, in my opinion, at the ...
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What Does the Bible Say About Cremation? [duplicate]

In Bible times, only people in God’s disfavor were burned after death.
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Does any of the LDS extra-biblical holy books ever clearly contradict the Bible? [closed]

I ask as I am only familiar with the Bible. I am asking those familiar with both the Bible and the LDS extra-biblical holy books, i.e. the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great ...
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What are the most challenging objections to the divine inspiration of the Bible?

What are the most challenging objections to the divine inspiration of the Bible? Are there particularly compelling arguments that skeptics of the divine inspiration of Scripture commonly bring up to ...
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What are the strongest arguments for the divine inspiration of the Bible?

Simple question: How do Christians who believe that the Bible was supernaturally inspired by God justify their position? What are the strongest arguments for the belief that the Bible is the inspired ...
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What are the most widely used simple-English bible translations in mainstream protestant churches?

For the purposes of reading longer sections of scripture as a story or for "un churched" audiences, more accessible versions can be really useful but there are a lot to choose between and ...
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Existence of Hell in Christianity [duplicate]

What are the biblical basis for hell in Christianity? Are there any and if there are what are they based on in bible or in Christianity in general. I have seen many articles about the bible not ...
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Who actually were writers of the Gospels? [duplicate]

Who actually wrote the Gospels? Take the example of Matthew, is it Matthew who wrote this book himself or did someone consolidate all the materials from what Matthew had?
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