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"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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Are there Church Fathers who adhered to Consubstantiation? If so, which ones and what are the citations?

I am studying the belief of the Church Fathers regarding the Eucharist. In this study, I have seen that some fathers adopted Transmutation (Orthodox Catholic View) and others Sacramental Union (...
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How best to analyse Moral Therapeutic Deism from the viewpoint of biblically-centered Reformed Protestantism?

I only heard this term a few days ago. Although I’ve had to go to various web-sites to try to find out about it, I feel confusion growing and seek help from Reformed Protestants. At first, I thought ...
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What is the Biblical basis for Christians partaking in formal intellectual debates with atheists and skeptics?

Notable examples include: Does God Exist? William Lane Craig vs. Christopher Hitchens - Full Debate [HD] The God Debate II: Harris vs. Craig Does Math Point to God? William Lane Craig + Graham Oppy ...
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Do Christians believe that God used mathematics to design the universe?

I would like to know if this is a common belief among Christians, and if so, is it grounded in the Bible? Does the Bible suggest that God created mathematics, and that He used mathematical principles ...
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Biblical basis for spiritual conversion as first/only step [closed]

Related Holy Ghost revealing truth privately and personally in an absolute and unmistakable manner In recent posts I have seen many statements that seem to indicate spiritual experience as secondary/...
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What is the biblical basis for the Holy Ghost revealing truth privately and personally in an absolute and unmistakable manner?

I understand this belief is held by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as indicated by the following quote: This is the true, solid evidence of religious faith. Millions upon millions ...
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Biblical Doctrine forbidding sex outside marriage [duplicate]

How do we get that “Sexual Immorality” equals “Sex outside of marriage?” I cannot find Old Testament law stating it is forbidden. I can only find where sex outside of marriage, along with sexual ...
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The concept of being a "Vessel"?

I've been hearing more and more of this concept that humans are vessels, either controlled by the spirit of the world (Satan) or the Holy Spirit (if saved) and that there is no "independent self&...
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What is the biblical basis for proving God's existence using purely rational arguments, and how is this reconciled with the essential role of faith?

To steelman the case for proving God's existence using reason alone, I think one of the best contemporary examples of how this could be done is found in Edward Feser's book Five Proofs of the ...
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What is the biblical defense for consubstantiation?

I was studying various views on the Eucharist, and I found the view of Consubstantiation very interesting. I would like to know what arguments are used to defend this position. Consubstantiation ...
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What is the biblical basis for encouraging non-Christians to pray for God to "reveal Himself"?

In diverse contexts, I've encountered encouragements aimed at seekers, skeptics, non-believers, and non-Christians in general, urging them to pray to God, beseeching Him to "reveal Himself" ...
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According to the Bible, which of Jesus' Apostles were baptised in water?

John the Baptist said to those who came to him to be baptised that he baptised with water for repentance: “But after me comes one who is more powerful than I. . . . He will baptise you with the Holy ...
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Does the pine cone statue at the vatican represent the pineal gland? [duplicate]

The pineal gland of the human brain is where the drug dmt is formed, can it mean something?
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What is the biblical basis for the concept of "activating", "triggering", or "igniting" God's promises?

The concept can be found in several Christian sources: GOD’S PROMISES AREN’T AUTOMATED, THEY’RE ACTIVATED 3 Keys to Activating God’s Promises in Your Life Activating the Promises of God: Unlock the ...
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Does the Christian Church's universal expectation of a "Physical Second Coming" constitute a reason for the confusion/delusion in doctrinal concepts?

The "Spiritual Second Coming" concept is easily found in the Bible. This is the "restoration" of man's relationship with God as is mentioned in Acts 1:6. Acts 1:6 KJV When they ...
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Is there scriptural support for Pascal's wager?

Pascal contends that a rational person should adopt a lifestyle consistent with the existence of God and actively strive to believe in God. The reasoning behind this stance lies in the potential ...
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Is there scriptural support for the "skeptic's prayer" as a legitimate plea that God might be open to answering?

The "skeptic's prayer" was relatively recently brought to my attention by an answer to one of my questions on Philosophy Stack Exchange: More in the vein of Schellenberg's argument above, I ...
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What is the biblical basis that eternity involves no change?

What is the Biblical basis for eternity lacking change? i.e, that God is immutable and views all time simultaneously. Boethius defines eternity as "simultaneously full and perfect possession of ...
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Mormonism teaches that Jesus and Satan are spirit brothers and they both volunteered to be the Savior of mankind. Where in the Bible is this taught?

They base this teaching on Job 38:7, "When the morning stars sang together, And all the sons of God shouted for joy." The LDS prove this plan based on their own writings, not from the Bible. ...
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God does not change, but has He changed?

Is there any verse of Scripture anywhere that says that God has not changed? Malachi 3:6 says "For I am the LORD, I change not". This is present tense, and also there are verses which denote ...
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Is there biblical support for near death experiences?

I'm currently fascinated by extraordinary cases of NDEs reported by individuals who have been declared blind from birth. I recently watched a 33-minute video (available here) featuring an interview ...
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What is the biblical basis for Theosis?

Theosis (Ancient Greek: θέωσις), or deification (deification may also refer to apotheosis, lit. "making divine"), is a transformative process whose aim is likeness to or union with God, as ...
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What is the biblical basis against Christian mysticism?

I am presently persuaded that the concept of Christian mysticism finds its foundation in both Scripture and the rich tapestry of tradition and personal experiences among believers. In my understanding,...
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What is the biblical basis for Christian Mysticism?

For a working definition of Christian Mysticism I'd like to quote the top answer to Is Christian mysticism an oxymoron or is it a legitimate path for a Christian?: Christian Mysticism has a long and ...
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What is the biblical basis for John Lennox's claim that Christianity is testable?

In a debate between John Lennox and Peter Atkins on the topic "Can science explain everything?", at minute 44:47 John Lennox claims: Lennox: "And the major reason why I believe that ...
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What is the Biblical basis for disbelief in the doctrine of Biblical inerrancy?

Not all Christians hold to the view of Biblical inerrancy. For example, whenever there are alleged inconsistencies or alleged scientific errors in the Bible, they consider that the verses in question ...
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Were the Four Prohibitions given to gentile believers coming into the synagogue found in Acts 15:19-29 based upon the Torah (Law) of Moses?

In Acts 15:19-29, were the Apostles of The Jerusalem Council acting in accordance with the Law of Moses, where each violation of the Torah equated to a "cutting off" of the community? ...
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Is there a limit to how many hosts a Eucharistic Minister is permitted to carry in one day?

A minister at my church insists that we are only permitted to carry up to 3 hosts at a time. Is there any regulation on this?
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Significance of one divine essence/nature

All human beings share a common nature/essence, yet are not one "being", but the 3 persons of the Trinity share a common essence/nature and are one being. I have 3 questions here: What ...
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Is there any biblical basis for believing that Satan will do his uttermost to prevent a sinner from coming to saving faith in Christ Jesus?

Recently our minister preached a sermon based on Luke 9:42: Even while the boy was coming [to Jesus to be healed], the demon threw him to the ground in a convulsion. But Jesus rebuked the evil ...
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Relationship with God vs Fellowship with God, are they synonymous?

Are these synonymous? My question is based on the point of already being a Christian. I’m open to any ideas and eager to hear them. Please note, I’m not looking for definitions of these terms. I’ve ...
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What is the basis for the Threefold Office of Christ?

The Threefold Office of Christ is an ancient way of understanding the work of Christ: that he fulfilled the three Old Testament roles of Prophet, Priest, and King. While it's very easy to see in the ...
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Is there an organized biblical based reference for pentecostalism?

So pentecostalism has a lot of its doctrine around personal experience with the Holy Spirit, like speaking in tongues, hearing the Spirit's voice and so on... I want to find a theological course/book/...
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Should Christians call to God asking him to receive their spirit when dying?

Is Jesus last exclamation on the cross: “Father into your hands I commit my spirit” a prototype for Christians to copy, or paraphrase, when they face imminent death? What is a Protestant answer on ...
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Why is Hell considered a permanent situation?

Jesus taught that we undergo a judicial process before being sent to Hell during our earthly lifetimes. Mt 5:22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be ...
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How does God tolerating evil not make Him evil?

To clarify, I'm not asking why God allows evil. I believe there are sufficient arguments for that. What I would like to know is: how can a righteous God tolerate evil without it affecting His nature ...
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Why does St. Thomas Aquinas cite Proverbs 11:14 as Ecclesiastes 4:9?

I’m currently doing a read through of “On Kingship” (De Regno) by St. Thomas Aquinas. In paragraph 8, he cites Ecclesiastes 4:9 as saying With this in mind, Solomon says [Eccl. 4:9]: “Where there is ...
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How would you come to a pre-tribulational rapture view from scratch?

One of my close friends has recently taken to believing in a pre-trib rapture, and out of respect for her, I've tried my best to understand why she believes it. I've seen the texts which the pre-...
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Was the Garden of Eden created on the third or sixth day of Creation?

I am having serious problems interpreting this passage from Genesis involving the Garden of Eden. According to Genesis 2:8-17, where the creation of the Garden is described, it seems to say that the ...
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What is the basis for the belief "It is possible to have free-will and be incapable of sinning, but it is not possible to be created in that state"?

Some Christians believe that "It is possible to have free-will and at the same time be incapable of sinning, but it is not possible to be created in that state". For example, in my recently ...
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What is the biblical basis that Christ is NOT physically present in communion?

Christians often debate over if there is biblical support for the true, physical presence of Christ in communion, but is there positive biblical evidence for the other side?
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Has a substantial case been made from the New Testament that burning heretics is against the will of the Spirit?

Heresy is defined by the Roman Catholic Church as "the obstinate denial or obstinate doubt after the reception of baptism of some truth which is to be believed by divine and Catholic faith" (...
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What Original language used in writing the Scripture is the most accurate? [closed]

There are many translations used in writing the content of the Scripture. But can you tell us the most accurate language/translation?
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According to Jehovah's Witnesses what does the Bible say about Easter?

Jehovah's Witnesses are well known for avoiding most if not all religious holiday celebrations. Most reasons center on the apparent linkage of these celebrations with various pagan celebrations and ...
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Why did Jesus come?

This is an honest question and I would just like to know why "Jesus". "God sent his Son as Redeemer and Savior. In his Son and through him, he invites men to become, in the Holy Spirit, ...
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Is being thankful for Jesus' death biblical?

Are there any examples in the Bible of people being thankful that Jesus died, or promoting the practice of thanking God/Jesus for Jesus' death? I'm asking specifically about his death, not life or ...
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Is there a biblical basis for naturalism? [closed]

Christians are normally accused of damaging or being a threat to scientific development, but recently there are Theistic Christians, who believe that God used natural processes to create the universe, ...
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Is the Christian Religion based on "Faith in Faith" or does it have a foundation of "Acceptance of Facts"?

Many Christians who attend church, when confronted by inquirers outside the church, who wonder why they believe in Christianity, simply respond by saying, I just accept it by faith. Or they might say, ...
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To be one for whom Christ died, do you have to be elect?

First, to explain where I am coming from with this question. I believe that Jesus prayed "not for the world" "but for them which you have given me" John 17:9,20. Then Romans 8:28-...
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Is there any biblical basis to support a premillennialist view that animal sacrifices will be reinstated in Jerusalem during the millennial kingdom?

This morning I read an article claiming that during the millennial kingdom the temple described in Ezekiel chapter 40 points to a new temple that will exist during the millennial kingdom on Earth. I ...
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