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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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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Where is the concept of “local church” from?

(In Protestantism) how the concept of "local church" was appeared from? Can you give any Bible quotes supporting this concept? (Except that due not phones and Internet any church of that ...
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Is there any Scriptural support for claims about Jesus appearing to Muslims in dreams and visions?

I've heard many testimonies and claims about Muslims converting to Christianity because Jesus allegedly appeared to them in dreams and visions. For the interested reader, these are some example ...
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What is the origin and basis of the idea of spending an hour each day in prayer?

In my society there is this odd thing being discussed or requested of people to pray i.e to spend one hour a day praying. I do not understand why one needs to pray for one hour. The closest is the ...
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Why do Premillennialists teach the 1,000 year reign of Christ will take place on Earth?

Revelation 20 [1] mentions a special 1,000 year period commonly referred to as the Millennial Reign. That chapter also mentions of an angel coming down from heaven. However, the Holy City does not ...
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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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What is the Biblical basis for the personhood of the Holy Spirit? Is it a new revelation? [duplicate]

I worship in a Pentecostal Church, where the Holy Spirit is endorsed. Whenever I hear gospels about the Holy Spirit I always hear the following that the Spirit is a Person. Is there biblical excerpts ...
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What is an overview of classifications of the Sabbath (Exodus 20:8-11) by denominations who adhere to the tripartite division of the Law?

Many denominations believe in the tripartite division of the Old Testament Law into moral, ceremonial and civil (source 1, source 2, source 3, source 4). However, it is not clear to me how each ...
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What is the Biblical basis for the husband being the main/(sole) provider?

(This question seems to especially apply to modern western societies) I’ve come across renown preachers (MacArthur, Bachmann, et al) that the man is the provider according to God’s design of the ...
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What is an overview of Christian viewpoints on whether evangelized gentiles are expected to tithe?

What are the main views in Christianity regarding the issue of whether evangelized gentiles are expected to tithe? Which scriptures are commonly cited to support each position? Lastly, is this a ...
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What is the biblical basis for the belief by Seventh-day Adventists that evangelized Gentiles should keep the Sabbath?

Which passages of Scripture are canonically or typically cited by Seventh-day Adventists in defense of the belief that evangelized Gentiles are to keep the Sabbath (sunset Friday to sunset Saturday) ...
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What is an overview of Christian viewpoints on the eternal destiny of individuals who die never hearing the Gospel?

Many individuals die never having heard the Gospel. Some illustrative examples are: pretty much everyone who was born before Jesus, individuals contemporary to Jesus but who were too far away at the ...
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Chimera Image on my leather jacket?

I have a leather jacket that just picked up from a girl who was selling it and I didn’t notice that it had a Chimera on its back. Truthfully, the image disturbs me a bit. I don’t want to curse my ...
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Is there scriptural basis for feelings such as “electricity”, “fire”, “heat” or “burning all over” reported in Pentecostal and Charismatic circles?

Doing my own independent research, I've noticed a clear pattern of religious people reporting feelings and sensations that they usually describe with expressions such as "waves of electricity&...
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How does Catholicism biblically defend purgatory in a way that upholds the sufficiency of Christ's work?

Below is a quote from an answer to this question "What is the basis of the teaching that souls in purgatory can intercede for the living?: The (Catholic) Church refers to the souls in purgatory ...
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Did arians have any kind of scriptural basis? [duplicate]

Did arians have any kind of scriptural basis for their teachings? If yes, what is it? What I am interested in here is the christology. Christ as created being.
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What is the Biblical basis for the “one” in “the Trinitarian God is one being in three persons”?

In the Trinity, the one divine being is three persons whereas one human being is only one person (source: Is The Trinity a philosophical contradiction?). A "being" is an independently ...
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Why do Christians stand when we sing?

In my experience, every church I've either been in or seen recorded ask the congregation to stand when they sing. Without having done a scientific study, it seems this is a near-universal practice ...
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What is the Biblical basis against Apostolic Succession?

Apostolic succession, in Christianity, the teaching that bishops represent a direct, uninterrupted line of continuity from the Apostles of Jesus Christ. According to this teaching, bishops possess ...
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Is there any biblical basis for the Church to depict Jesus as a European or some other ethnic race?

The reason I ask is that the Most Rev Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury (Anglican Church of England) was recently interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme and said that in the wake of Black ...
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What is the Biblical basis for sharing the cup at communion?

In our church everyone usually drinks out of the same cup at communion. Is there a scriptural reason for this?
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What is the biblical basis for the assignment of patron saints?

Within Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy specifically (there may be more) there are many patron saints. Is there any biblical basis that exists for the assignment of a patron saint?
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Do Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that God equips humans today with the gift of prophecy?

On a number of occasions, God revealed information about future events that were to take place by giving humans the gift of prophecy. Do Jehovah’s Witnesses believe God still does this today, or has ...
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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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Is the root of salvation correctly summed up as “Be saved and repent!” or should it be “Repent and be saved!”?

In the article below, the phrase "Be saved and repent!" was endorsed. I wish to know what a Reformed Protestant view would be on this. The context for the phrase is this: The editor wrote an article ...
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Looking for a passage on the effect of good/bad actions on your family through time

I don't remember the exact context surrounding the story/situation, but the message was about the impact of one's good or bad deeds through time. I remember it said something like: good things go ...
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Why are Adam and Eve considered married?

It seems fairly common for Christians to refer to Adam and Eve has being husband and wife. In particular, when (in my experience, evangelical) Christians are discussing questions of sex and marriage, ...
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What are the biblical references and Catholic Church teachings that supported the phrase “Mary is God's dream”?

Archbishop Fulton Sheen (whose beatification has been delayed) had written a book titled "The World's First Love: Mary, Mother of God" and citing "Mary as God's Dream". What are the scripture ...
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Gender Segregation in Small Groups and Prayer

TL;DR What Biblical justification is there for gender segregation in prayer/small groups? and has there been any study on the affect which this segregation has on the people involved? In various ...
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Why do Christians believe Christ's death applies to future sins? [closed]

One of the points that different Christian denominations and movements generally agree on is that Christ died on the cross to atone for our sins, and his death was the ultimate sacrifice. This ...
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If according to the Jehovah Witnesses that “there was a time when God was alone,” who was with God at John 1:1?

The source for my question is found at the Jehovah Witnesses own web site: The Watchtower : His Origin Was From Early Times: "Since all created things had a beginning, there was a time when God was ...
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If “God” is a Trinity, where in the Bible does the word “God” refer to the Trinity? [duplicate]

There may be places where the word is ambiguous. What I am looking for is one example that must be all three.
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What is the Biblical basis for the belief that Michael is not Jesus?

Many Christians believe that the Archangel Michael is actually Jesus, most notably the Jehovah's Witnesses and Baptist preacher Charles H. Spurgeon. We have a question asking for the Biblical basis ...
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What is the Biblical basis for Jesus Christ being a created being according to Jehovah’s Witnesses?

Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that Jesus Christ is a created being. What is the Biblical basis for this position?
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Biblical basis for claiming Eve was a virgin prior to the Fall

In Against Heresies (book 3, chapter 22) Irenaeus attempts to draw a comparison between Eve and Mary similar to the comparison Paul draws between Adam and Christ. He says that Mary obeyed in a state ...
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How does one explain that the Church is the Bride of Christ?

Allow me to explain my view first: Matthew 9:15 KJV: And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when ...
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Are Seraphim and Cherubim angels?

When considering if angels really have wings, I have decided to read some comments on Christianity SE and came across lots of users assuming that cherubim and seraphim are angels: • Lesley: There ...
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How do seraphim in Isaiah 6 relate to the cherubim?

After reading Isaiah chapter 6 I came across the spiritual beings named seraphim. I have been introduced to other spiritual beings before, such as cherubim, a being that we have a variety of ...
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Was there silence in heaven when our Lord and Saviour was crucified?

Revelation 8:1 says that when the seventh seal was opened "there was silence in heaven for about half an hour." This speaks of a dramatic pause before the next series of plagues (NIV Study Bible ...
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What is the biblical basis for “the Sinner’s Prayer” and do Protestants believe that saying the prayer make one a Christian?

I came across a similar question asking about the Protestant view that when you first believe on Jesus Christ you become a Born Again Christian. Here is the link to the question: How did the Born ...
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What is the Biblical Basis for teaching that Lucifer wanted to become the “firstborn son” of God through Eve? [closed]

In a recent article written by Peter Kwasniewski he wrote the following: The devil hates priestly celibacy because, like consecrated virginity, it is a charism and way of life most intrinsically ...
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Did Jesus reject the apocrypha?

In this video, John Barnett says "Jesus rejected the apocrypha" at 2:06:46. He goes into detail to discuss how Jesus accepted particular writers but rejected others. Are there any scriptural ...
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What exempts a Catholic from going to Mass on Sunday at church?

My grandparents are devout Catholics in the Midwest. They are fairly involved in their local church, however if they are away they will go to any close church. This much is fine, and I admire them for ...
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Where did the trinity concept come from? [duplicate]

When I read the bible I see God and His Son as distinctly separate beings. Son sits next to Father. Son prays to Father. Yada yada. How can they be the same person? And when I read the bible I ...
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What is the Biblical Basis for saying that we “go to heaven”?

I have found hundreds of Bible verses with heaven or heavens in them. But none of them said we "go to heaven". We pray for the kingdom to come here. Revelation has the new Jerusalem descending to ...

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