Questions tagged [biblical-basis]

"Biblical basis" is the way in which a practice or belief is derived from Scripture. Use this tag to ask how Christians use the Bible to derive a specific belief.

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What is the Biblical Basis for monothelitism?

Monothelitism is the belief that Christ has only one will. It was condemned as heresy at the The 3rd Council of Constatinople, but still has many adherents, including the famous apologist William Lane ...
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What is the Biblical basis against same-sex marriage?

I would like to know the “biblical” evidence that the Bible condemns gay or lesbian marriage. All I read concerning the matter if read thoroughly, pertaining to the entire segment in that part of the ...
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What is the biblical basis for tithing and NOT keeping the Sabbath at the same time?

Many (most?) churches encourage their members to tithe (let's call these churches A), and many have a biblical basis for it, e.g.: According to Reformed Theology, what is the doctrinal basis for ...
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What is the biblical basis for monergism?

Monergism is the concept that salvation is not a cooperative effort between God and Man that leads to Man’s salvation. What is the biblical basis for this claim?
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What is the biblical basis for the belief that the spirit of a person remains conscious after death?

What is the biblical basis for the belief that the spiritual part of a person remains conscious after their bodily death? In other words, what is the biblical basis against Christian mortalism / 'Soul ...
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What is the biblical basis for speaking in tongues for deliverance and spiritual warfare?

This question was originally inspired by a "Buddhist to Christian" testimony (courtesy of this answer). Specifically, this part of the testimony: [...] I met her while visiting my best ...
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What is the biblical support for Satan as a unique individual?

It’s pretty common to accept Satan as a real person, and that he and 1/3 of all the angels were cast out of heaven in rebellion against God. What is the biblical support for such a claim, or is it ...
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What is the biblical basis for saying God is a Subsistent Being?

My question is not about philosophical views but is focused on theological views. According to Thomas Aquinas, God is a "subsistent being". He explained the Triune Persons as subsistent ...
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Nudity in Christianity?

With Christianity, especially in African countries, came being properly dressed. It is said that people were walking around naked before the arrival of Christian missionaries. On the other hand, there ...
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Does Christianity prohibit astrology?

Can Christians learn astrology? I read the introduction on Wikipedia, which said that astrology has been accepted for a period of time. 1.) “I will never forget sitting in Sunday school while the ...
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What Bible verses support Monasticism?

Monasticism (or the practice of being a monk) is practiced by the Catholics and Eastern Orthodox faiths. It is not as much practiced by protestant groups. Are there any verses that support Monasticism?...
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Personhood of the Holy Spirit [duplicate]

All the arguments I have read for a unique personhood of the Holy Spirit separate from the Father or Son are comprised of passages that show the Spirit’s emotions or independent will. (Example ...
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What is the biblical basis for the modern continuation of the office of apostle?

What is the biblical basis for the belief held by some Christians that the office of apostle has not ceased, but has continued until this day? Relevant passages: 28 And God has appointed in the ...
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How does Westboro Baptist Church support the idea that soldiers will go to hell?

Westboro Baptist is a hyper calvinistic church with many inflammatory teachings, such as the idea that soldiers will go to hell. They have picketed at military funerals before. How do they support ...
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What Verses did Ellen White use to support Soul Sleep?

Ellen G. White is the founder of the Seventh Day Adventists. One of the 28 key teachings of the Adventist Church is the concept of Soul Sleep (the teaching that the Soul is in an unconscious state ...
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What is the biblical basis for believing in modern miracles?

According to believers in modern miracles, what is the biblical basis for expecting modern miraculous / supernatural interventions by God? Are there any passages in Scripture that can justify one's ...
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What is the biblical basis for the claim that Malachi 3:6-12's curse and blessings concerning tithing apply to the New Testament Church?

Malachi 3:6-12 (ESV): 6 “For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed. 7 From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from my statutes and have not kept ...
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What Bible Verses are Considered Contrary to Eternal Security? [duplicate]

Upon questioning, eternal security advocates (those who say a Christian cannot lose their salvation), will point to a variety of Bible verses to support their position. So, this begs the question of ...
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What is the biblical basis for the belief that Christians cannot be possessed by demons?

Many Christians believe that Christians cannot be possessed by demons. What is the biblical basis for this belief? Related: What is the scriptural evidence for Satan "taking hold" of ...
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What is the Biblical basis for civil disobedience, by not wearing a mask in the midst of COVID-19, despite health department rules?

In many places in the United States there are health department rules that require those attending worship inside a church to wear a mask. Yet, there are many churches that refuse to be in compliance ...
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What is the biblical basis for 'deliverance services'?

My question is inspired by Christian churches that hold 'deliverance services', where people are prayed for and many may start manifesting -- sometimes in very strange ways (related). Hungry ...
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What is an overview of scriptures about the nature and location of The New Heaven and The New Earth that John saw in Rev 21:1?

"Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea." (Rev 21:1) The New Earth seems to be a physical ...
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What is the biblical basis for Mary being given immense authority in heaven?

In True Devotion to Mary, a book written in 1843 by Saint Louis de Montfort, is found the following quote: ... in heaven and on earth everything, even to God Himself, is subject to the Blessed Virgin,...
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What is the Biblical Basis for the view that God's Will is always good?

In responding to the Question "Is it good because God wills it, or does God will it because it is good?" Someone said and I quote: The foundation of Goodness is God. God's will is ...
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The ark of Covenant

When the children of Israel walked with Moses in the wilderness they had an ark that contained the rod, pot of manna, and the tablets. When they got to Canaan those things were no longer working. My ...
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What is the biblical basis for the notional/ideal pre-existence of Jesus, as opposed to an actual pre-existence?

Some Christians -- especially Biblical Unitarians -- believe that Jesus only pre-existed notionally/ideally in God's mind prior to his conception in Mary's womb (just like any other human being), ...
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Is there a standard definition of the word 'miracle' in Christianity?

Simple question: What does the word 'miracle' mean in Christianity? Is there a standard definition, and if so, what is the biblical basis? Or on the contrary, are there multiple definitions, and if so,...
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Are there biblical examples that justify fantasy-scare?

By fantasy-scare, I mean the scare surrounding things like Dungeons & Dragons (a tabletop roleplaying game), Harry Potter or other media that depicts magic as narrative element and neutral part of ...
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Is it Biblical to say that Jesus is God? [duplicate]

It seems that many Christians have a certain reluctance to say that "Jesus is God". There seems to even be some reticence about it in the New Testament, and he is usually described, even by ...
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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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What is the biblical basis for the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed's claims that the Holy Ghost is the Lord and is to be worshiped and glorified?

From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicene_Creed#Niceno-Constantinopolitan_Creed: And in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of life, who proceedeth from the Father, who with the Father and the Son ...
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Which verses of the NT explicitly state that Jesus was born with a human mind in a human body?

We read in Phil 2: 5-7 : Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied ...
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Why isn't Hades forever?

As I understand it, Hades is one way of talking about the state before hell and heaven proper, one which is temporary and does not exist for saints. This is pretty basic, but I never studied theology ...
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What is the biblical basis for the belief that Paul was the last to be called to be an apostle?

Many Christians believe that the office of apostleship ended in the first century with the apostle Paul, and that after Paul there have not been any more people called by God/Jesus Himself (through ...
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What is the biblical basis for "believers' baptism"?

This article describes "believers' baptism", making statements like: only believers who had placed their faith in Christ were baptized - as a public testimony of their faith and ...
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Basis for believing services are for the regenerate?

This is actually needed for an upcoming communication. I’ve heard several Reformed Theology preachers criticizing the focus some modern Protestant churches have on using services largely or even ...
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What is an overview of conditional Biblical promises for truth seekers that can be empirically tested in their lifetime?

Does the Bible contain any conditional promises for truth seekers that can be empirically tested, in their lifetime, to confirm the veracity of the Christian faith? By conditional promise I mean any ...
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Where do Old Order Mennonites find Biblical support for organizing themselves into denominations?

I have a lot of respect for many Mennonite groups' strict adherence to many parts of the New Testament. What passages do Old Order Mennonite groups point to as authority for organizing themselves into ...
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What is the Biblical basis for using fake 'vaccine passes'?

With many regions now moving toward using or already having in place medical passes ('vaccine passes') that only allow people to engage in certain basic aspects of civic life if they have had certain ...
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Is there any biblical support for the world ending in 2029?

There is a theory that the world ends in 2029. There are 4000 years between Adam's creation and Christ's birth. Then, there is 2000 years between Christ's Crucifixion/Christ's Ascension/Pentecost and ...
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What is the Biblical Basis for Christians keeping the Sabbath?

The Sabbath is mentioned about one hundred and forty-five times in the whole Bible (KJV), in the Old Testament the Sabbath is mentioned about ninety times and in almost all the texts it is an ...
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Why did Martin Luther reject the idea of the priesthood (sacerdotalism)?

It's famously know that Martin Luther, rejected the idea of a sacerdotal priesthood. Meaning priests and bishops having a certain special grace, conferred on them at ordination or installation (in ...
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What is the biblical basis for believing that the Feast Days / Appointed Festivals / Holy Convocations are NOT morally binding for Christians today?

By Feast Days / Appointed Festivals / Holy Convocations I mean: The weekly Sabbath (Lev 23:3) The Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread (Lev 23:4-8) Offering the Firstfruits (Lev 23:9-14) The ...
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What is the biblical basis for believing that the Feast Days / Appointed Festivals / Holy Convocations are still morally binding for Christians today?

By Feast Days / Appointed Festivals / Holy Convocations I mean: The weekly Sabbath (Lev 23:3) The Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread (Lev 23:4-8) Offering the Firstfruits (Lev 23:9-14) The ...
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Can the doctrine of Continuationism be logically deduced from Scripture via deductive reasoning?

According to Continuationists, is it possible to make a case for the doctrine of Continuationism through logical argumentation based on deductive reasoning and Scripture alone (i.e. without appealing ...
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What is the biblical basis for the term 'the lost'?

Is there a passage that denotes some group of God's creation as 'lost'? Or is it a made up term that has little foundation in the text?
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Can the doctrine of Cessationism be logically deduced from Scripture via deductive reasoning?

According to Cessationists, is it possible to make a case for the doctrine of Cessationism through logical argumentation based on deductive reasoning and Scripture alone (i.e. without appealing to ...
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Are the weaknesses in man intended by God? What are those weaknesses? Are they sinful?

In the scriptures, it says in Romans 8:20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope. I also remember Paul saying in 2 Corin. 12:9 that: ...
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What is the biblical basis for Jesus not being the logos in John 1:1-3?

1In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God. 2he was in the beginning with God. 3All things came into being through him, and without him not even one thing came ...
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Do you repent by your own actions or by God's forgiveness?

This is a question I've been wrestling with lately as a recent convert to Christianity. Even though I make contrition and feel repentance for sins I commit, I worry that unless I do something to '...

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