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How do ATHEISTS explain the Bible's consistent pro human sacrifice stance (on a very plain reading)? [closed]

While there are many good reasons not to believe in Christianity, there is one good reason to not to disbelieve in the Bible I've never heard a good Atheist explanation for (partly because Christians ...
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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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If you do not believe the Holy Spirit is a person, then what is it? What do Bible verses that reference the Holy Spirit or the Spirit of God mean?

Question: If you do not believe the Holy Spirit is a person, then what is it? The Bible includes over 100 verses that mention the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God or just the Spirit. Here are four ...
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Is the concept of theurgy used in bible or any Christian scripture? [closed]

Is the concept of theurgy, with the definition below, used in bible or any Christian scripture? the art or technique of compelling or persuading a god or beneficent or supernatural power to do or ...
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What is the difference between Joshua 15:14-19 and Judges 1:12-15

Joshua is retold during his life, whereas Judges is told post burial, after his death (Judges 1:1). However, we see the story repeat itself where Caleb offers his daughter in exchange for conquering ...
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Why would God create a world in which there are so many ways to sin and thus be condemned? [duplicate]

There's no doubt humans are responsible for their sins, but what they do is still dependent on the basic rules of the universe. So why would God let i.e. drugs to be possible in the first place? I ...
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Is Leviticus 18:22 condemnation of homosexuality only for idolatrous rituals?

I have heard some progressive Christians claim that Leviticus 18:22 was only condemning homosexual activities for idolatrous rituals. I know that 1 Corinthians 6:9 and 1 Timothy 1:10 was using the ...
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Did John know Jesus was the Messiah and Son of God during Jesus's baptism?

We see that in John 1:31, John the Baptist said that he did not know Jesus. Some Bible commentators have said that what this meant was that John did not know Jesus was the Messiah. However, we see in ...
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What is the concept of kowtow in Christianity?

I am a Chinese. In China, every year on Ching Ming Festival, Chinese people go to the tombs of their dead ancestors to kowtow. Christianity prohibits kowtow to ancestors, which means disrespect for ...
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Does anyone know the name of the pharaoh that Joseph brought his family to meet?

Jacob and his house of 70 Jacob in Egypt, Wikipedia According to Wikipedia, Jacob brought 70 people to an Egyptian pharaoh. Israel and his entire house of 70, gathered up with all their livestock and ...
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Does Malachi 4:1 and Jude 7 prove that hell is temporary? [closed]

Does Malachi 4:1 and Jude 7 prove that hell is temporary? I'm studying the bible and I found a few verses that seem to challenge the idea of an eternal hell forever and ever. Even though the bible ...
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Are there any texts that mention viruses or dinosaurs or black holes or electricity or chromosomes or explain that the stars are suns etc? [duplicate]

From what I've understood, there's a lot more literature than just the Bible. So does anyone know if there are texts that mention anything about viruses, dinosaurs, electricity, magnetism or life on ...
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How did the early Christians and Apostles Get into the temple? Shouldn't they have been stoned by the Jews for preaching Jesus as God?

How did the early Christians and Apostles get into the temple? Shouldn't they have been stoned by the Jews for preaching Jesus as God? Acts 2:46-47 reads: "Every day they continued to meet ...
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Why do people expect coherence in the bible?

Lots of questions on this site are asking how some text from the old testament fits to a contradictory one from the new testament or a passage of one book to the other. Why do people expect to find ...
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What make us believe in Jesus? [closed]

There is no proof that the Bible comes from God but we still believe in Jesus Christ .I think that nobody was there when the Bible was been writing but how can we believe ? It is not logical for me ?...
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Can we use KJV Bible version in mobile application [closed]

We are using KJV version of Bible in our app distributed globally and we are based out of Canada. KJV is in public domain except UK. Does it mean that we should restrict the users in UK.
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On a Biblical Citation in “A Memorial to a Christian Life''

I am reading A Memorial of a Christian Life by Ven. Louis of Granada. On page 324, it is given: “Thou shalt not take a form contrary to thine own form” - Eccles. 14. v. 26. However, the Book of ...
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Is choosing to commit sin a possibility in Heaven?

According to the Bible 'sin' by definition is anything that is against God! Which is why God cannot commit sin [Hebrews 6:18; Titus 1:2], not that He doesn't choose to commit sin. This is because God ...
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Any Septuagint (LXX) audio book available online?

Searching for a complete audio of Septuagint - Ancient, not Modern Greek translation. Is it available anywhere online?
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Did Samson drink wine? [closed]

Did Samson drink wine? Nazirite vow restricted one from drinking wine. Is there evidence in the bible that Samson violated the terms of a Nazirite vow?
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What is the Catholic Church's take on copies of Bible printed with errors?

While using Goggle, one comes across a write-up on a certain print of the Bible , which contained some glaring errors. The copy of the Bible now referred to as `The Wicked Bible, has only 10 copies ...
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The other gospels not part of the Bible [closed]

AFAIK the the writers of the NT are only Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Paul, James, Peter and Jude. The writing of the other apostles, Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthias, Simon abd James why ...
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Does the Roman Catholic Church have a daily Bible reading?

I know that the Roman Catholic Church has the same Gospel reading on the Lord's Day. But does it having a daily reading as well? Where can I go to find it?
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How do the (Roman) Catholic Church and the (Anglican) Church of Uganda view "wife inheritance"?

There is a cultural practice in parts of Africa in which a young widow is required to marry her dead husband's brother, male cousin or other relation. This is sometimes referred to as wife inheritance....
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Does the latest Scofield Reference Bible delete or substantially alter any of the original notes?

There's some controversy about differences between the original Scofield reference bible and the latest editions, which were edited by a committee after Dr Scofield's death. I'm wondering whether any ...
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Why does the Quran mention Jesus Christ 25 times, but Mohammad only 5 times? [closed]

I ask anyone here, and I ask all people who think that Muhammad, peace be upon him, edited and wrote the Quran, to give me a fair and convincing answer for this question: Question: Why is Jesus ...
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What scientific evidence is there for a global flood? [duplicate]

An atheist has asked me for scientific evidence of a global flood. He's claimed "ZERO EVIDENCE of a global flood". I'm not well-read on that. What scientific evidence is there consistent with Noah'...
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How many times Jesus was montioned in both of Holy Bible and Holy Quran? [closed]

Is there someone here give me the number of citations of Jesus in the original version of the Holy Bible ? I say to you in the Holy Quran He is mentioned 32 times and we have a Surah called Merry ...
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According to Catholicism, how should one read the Catholic Bible?

Is there any order that we should follow to read the bible? Like whether we should follow some chronological order or just read randomly. I am just starting to read the Catholic Bible and don't know ...
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Why are there so many interpretations with the Bible? [closed]

I would like to ask, WHY must there be so many interpretations of scripture? there are so many interpretations of certain verses, denominations and such, and this can be confusing for people (...
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The Explosion of Thera 1642–1540 BCE

If we take the eruption of Thera... Which I believe would have had a high impact on all the surrounding countries... Has anyone associated this event, even theoretically, to a Biblical event. Also ...
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Is there any biblical reference to a third temple being built? [closed]

In referrence to to end times; does the Bible say anywhere that a third temple will be built?
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What specific thing in the Bible separates the Old Testament from the New Testament?

We have the Old Testament and the New Testament. Does Old Testament just simply refer to the time before the Incarnation and the New Testament to the time afterwards? I do not see one specific thing ...
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Did Early Church Fathers have a Talmud of their own?

The Talmud(s) are compiled of about 2,711 pages. The Mishna, Midrash, and Gemara are many examples of Jewish literature that encompasses every-day life, from halacha (Jewish law) to marriage and ...

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