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 against the personhood of the Holy Spirit?

Someone already asked a question seeking the biblical basis for the personhood of the Holy Spirit, but it seems that no one has asked a question yet seeking the opposite. Thus, in order to fill this ...
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What is the biblical basis against contraception?

I don't have hard statistics at hand, but a quick search on the web can easily reveal that the use of contraception is controversial among Christians, as not every denomination or church openly ...
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Jesus' Resurrection occurred before angel rolled back the tombstone?

Many exegetes claim, without proof, that Jesus resurrected before the angel rolled back the stone, in order to show that he passed through it as he could walk through doors or as he was born out of ...
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What are the historical and scriptural reasons why women are prohibited and/or discouraged from wearing pants in some churches?

Note: I'm little surprised that this question had not been asked before. I've noticed that some churches place more emphasis on the issue of modesty than others. In more exaggerated cases, some ...
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What is the biblical basis for Jesus' eternal pre-existence (as opposed to having been created a long time ago)?

I know that many verses can be cited to argue for Jesus' pre-mortal existence (e.g. here). I'm also perfectly aware that a question asking for the biblical basis for Jesus being God incarnate has ...
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What is the biblical basis for NOT keeping a literal physical Sabbath rest every seventh day?

I don't have hard statistics at hand right now, but I think that it's common sense knowledge that most Christians do not adhere to a literal, physical Sabbath rest every seventh day of the week like ...
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What is the biblical basis for the bipartite view of the nature of man? [duplicate]

The Bipartite view of the nature of man claims that human beings are composed of two elements: body and soul (although others would prefer the terms body and spirit instead). This is in contrast to ...
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My question is for Biblical Unitarians and is based on their website as it relates to Philippians 2:6-8

The following is one of the things they stated. "Like the rest of us, Christ was fully human and had the outward form (morphe), of a human. However, because he always did the Father’s will and ...
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What is the biblical basis for Open Theism?

Open theism, in a nutshell, asserts that the future free choices of agents endowed with free will are unknowable, and therefore that God, though omniscient, is not capable of knowing in advance what ...
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What Are Biblical Arguments for Egalitarianism?

I have been raised within the RPCNA and as such have had a very complementarian view of scripture. I do try to have an open mind in regards to scripture and it's interpretation, however, and as such I ...
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Is there scriptural basis for spiritual 'growth'?

In my denomination from time to time I hear about spiritual 'growth'. I get quite confused about it. It seems to me that Jesus taught to love people, give what we have to the poor, pray for people, ...
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What is the Biblical basis for accepting Feminist Christian Theology which says we should use female pronouns for God?

Feminist Philosophy of Religion: Feminist philosophy of religion is a recent development within Western philosophy that poses feminist questions about religious texts, traditions, and practices, often ...
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What is the Biblical Basis for Christ returning with a physical body at the Second Coming?

I've heard Christians claim that at the Second Coming Christ will return with a physical human body, what is the Bible basis for this belief? It is clear that he has a physical flesh body once: And ...
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What is the biblical basis for the belief in incubus and succubus (sex demons)?

Many people believe in the existence of demonic entities who sexually assault people at night. They are popularly known by the names of incubus and succubus. I don't want to share explicit material on ...
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What is the Biblical basis for rejecting Feminist Christian Theology which says we should use female pronouns for God?

Today I was tasked with answering the above question, but having spent a lot of time searching for information, I’m not even sure I fully understand what it is. Here is a brief overview: Feminist ...
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What is an overview of Christian viewpoints on what happens to humans after death?

My (rather superficial) understanding is that most Christians would agree that human beings are composed of body, spirit and soul. Now, I'm aware that the terms "soul" and "spirit" ...
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What is the biblical basis for a Flat Earth?

From time to time I've come across Christians who claim that the Bible teaches a flat earth (e.g. see this book and the reviews). There are also Christians who have reacted against these (e.g. 1, 2). ...
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What is the biblical basis for the belief that Papal supremacy can be passed on from person to person over time? [duplicate]

I know that Matthew 16:18 is commonly cited as the biblical basis for the Papal supremacy of Peter, who is viewed by Catholics as the first Pope. However, what is not yet clear to me is the biblical ...
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For Biblical Unitarians, are there divine attributes that the Father has but the Son doesn't?

I've seen multiple times (biblical) unitarians claim that being divine does not imply being God, and that we can view Jesus as divine (i.e. as having divine attributes) without being "God" ...
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What is the biblical basis for the doctrine that salvation cannot be lost? [duplicate]

Not much to add to the title. How do Christians who advocate the "once saved, always saved" doctrine back it up with Scripture? How do they commonly defend their interpretations against ...
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Revelation 1:8 declares that Jesus Christ is God Almighty, on what Biblical basis do the Jehovah Witnesses deny this declaration? [closed]

We read at Revelation 1:4, "John to the seven churches that are in Asia; Grace to you and peace, FROM HIM who is and who was and who is to come; and from the seven Spirits who are before HIS ...
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What is the Biblical Basis for the belief that Christ's death was not for everyone (The notion called Limited Atonement)? [duplicate]

Im not asking for an overview of different denominations' views, but rather scriptural evidence for the view held by Calvinists that Christ's death was not for everyone. I'm very familiar with alleged ...
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What is the biblical basis for Jesus' pre-incarnate existence?

Basically the opposite of this question. What are the most notable biblical passages that believers in the pre-incarnate existence of Jesus resort to to defend their position? How do they usually ...
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What is the biblical basis for praying to the Holy Spirit?

There is a question about praying to Jesus already, but I noticed there is no question about praying to the Holy Spirit. What is the biblical basis for praying to the third person of the trinity?
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What is the biblical basis for only Men being created in the image of God? [closed]

My pastor says that only men are made in the image of God, not women. He's not a sexist. He believes the verse in Galatians which says we are all one in Christ Jesus but he says God only created Man ...
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What is the biblical basis for NOT tithing?

On what biblical grounds do denominations that do not adhere to the practice of tithing usually defend their case? What is the biblical basis for not tithing?
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Are there any biblical examples of Early Church disciples praying to deceased saints in order to request their intercessory prayer?

Certain Christian denominations, notably Catholicism and Orthodoxy, hold the belief that living Christians can pray to deceased saints in order to request their supportive intercessory prayer. Is ...
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What is the biblical basis for thinking God established the principle of birthright and inheritance

What is the biblical basis for thinking God established the principle of birthright and inheritance and that He has sovereign control over who He elects Was God himself the author of this teaching or ...
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What is the biblical basis for believing that some sense of Deity exists in humans?

This view is called “Sensus Divinitatis” and is described as the natural capacity for humans to perceive God. I understand from this Wikipedia article on Sensus divinitatis that although the concept ...
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What is the biblical basis for the belief in generational curses?

I've been watching testimonies of people who claim to have been involved in deliverances and spiritual warfare, and the concept of generational curse is brought up quite often. It's even taught as a ...
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Is there any biblical basis to support demonic paranormal activity?

Demonic possession of course is biblical, but what about demonic paranormal activity? With some effort it's not hard to come across testimonies from Christians, and even non-Christians, telling ...
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Are there any Christians who are partially cessationist with regard to the gifts of the Spirit?

I'm aware of the existence of both cessationism and continuationism as extreme positions regarding the gifts of the Spirit. One affirms that all the gifts of the Spirit have ceased, whereas the other ...
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What is the Scriptural evidence for the Protestant view that the AntiChrist will be Jewish?

In Eschatology, there is a lot of speculation about the identity of the AC, and if he's active on the world stage now, [in other words, a well known leader but just not having revealed his true ...
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What is the biblical basis for Christian denominations to believe in a visible appearance of Christ Jesus when he returns?

This question is inspired by a question asked in 2013: 'Do all Christian traditions expect a second coming of Christ?' Do all Christian traditions expect a second coming of Christ? Although it is my ...
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Does any Biblical basis exist for a year to be called a day? [closed]

According to Peter 3:8, thousand years is like only one day for God: But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. ...
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What is the scriptural evidence that Mary was always a virgin?

Protestants and Catholics both share the belief in the virgin birth - That Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit, but we have clear scripture that Jesus had brothers, and also scripture says ...
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What is the biblical basis for only keeping the weekly Sabbath while disregarding all the other feasts/holy convocations (Lev 23, Num 28, 29)?

Leviticus 23 introduces several appointed festivals/holy convocations. The chapter starts with: The Lord said to Moses, 2 “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘These are my appointed festivals, ...
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What is the biblical basis for 'Holy laughter'?

What is the biblical basis for Holy laughter? Here some examples.
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What is the biblical basis for defining 'atonement’ as 'at-one-ment with Christ'?

I’m looking for answers from Protestant Trinitarians as this seems to be a fairly recent explanation, currently in vogue in some groups (mainly evangelical, I would suppose). The basis for my query is ...
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What is the biblical basis for both tithing and offering in the New Covenant, instead of just offering?

Based on the following passages, it's my understanding that The New Testament clearly supports offering: 2 Corinthians 9 (NIV): 6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and ...
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What is the biblical basis for tithing money instead of agricultural produce or animals?

To the best of my knowledge (which might be incomplete), pretty much all instances of tithing in the Bible involve agricultural produce or animals. Even in the time of Jesus, when money was ...
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According to the Bible where exactly did God create Adam?

Where did God create Adam according to scripture? Is this in the garden or somewhere else according to scripture.
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What is the biblical basis for interpreting “born again”, “baptized in the Holy Spirit” and “filled with the Holy Spirit” as different experiences?

In the New Testament we find expressions such as being "born again", being "baptized in the Holy Spirit" and being "filled with the Holy Spirit". I can't pinpoint ...
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What is the biblical basis for claims that certain manifestations are not of the Holy Spirit but counterfeits (e.g. Kundalini awakening)?

Revivalist movements such as the Toronto Blessing have spurred a wave of controversy around the origin of the manifestations observed in their services. Many Christians believe that these ...
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Did God accept a sacrifice that was against His own law?

I am seeking a biblical answer to the following objection: "Since God clearly prohibited human sacrifices in the Pentateuch, why would He choose to atone for the sins of humanity seemingly in the ...
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Black and white races are equal - in the New Testament?

To me, it's simple that black and equal races are equal. But since the recently, black people had a lower status than white people and also suffered from discrimination as everybody knows, and I'm ...
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What is the biblical basis for hearing God's audible voice today?

I've watched hundreds of Christian testimonies, and from time to time I come across a few ones where people claim to have heard God's audible voice in certain occasions, for example, because God ...
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What is the biblical basis for switching between the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit as recipients during prayer?

I've noticed that some Christians seem to switch the recipient of their prayer as they pray. For example, they may begin their prayer by addressing the Father, but at some point they suddenly switch ...
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Is there biblical support for “feeling the presence of God” as reported by multiple Christian conversion testimonies? [duplicate]

A pattern I've noticed after watching many Christian conversion testimonies is that plenty of them report feeling the presence of God in a life-changing manner at the moment of conversion or maybe not ...
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Is there a biblical basis for Satanists and/or Pagans giving sacrifice as depicted in pop culture and modern media? [closed]

I've read enough in the Bible to know that some misguided Jews have given Yahweh both human and animal sacrifices. In fact I remember reading that one of the son's of Adam giving sacrifices and the ...

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