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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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Does the bible give guidance on how one can achieve happiness?

In the mortal life, what advice does the bible give on how an individual can achieve happiness?
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Biblical basis for treating a second marriage as sinful even in cases of adultery?

Matthew 19:9 (NIV) I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery. Many Christians believe it is okay to remarry if a previous ...
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How can some Christians deny devils and Hell exist?

As a person who believes in Jesus and the scriptures, I have encountered Christians who do not believe in devils, demons, Hell, and eternal punishment. That is despite these all being mentioned in the ...
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What is the Biblical Basis for saying that people determine for themselves whether they will be saved or not?

In trying to understand what the bible says on the topic of who decides whether we go to heaven, I was reading this page on What determines whether you'll go to heaven or hell. I found it to be a bit ...
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What are examples of Latter-day Saint doctrines that are NOT completely based on the Bible?

What are examples of Latter-day Saint doctrines that cannot possibly be inferred from reading the Bible only, but require additional sources in order to be established? Note (in response to downvotes):...
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What is the biblical basis for typology between Moses and Jesus?

Does there exist a typology between Moses and Jesus Christ? My friend is a Roman Catholic and said that Jesus is the new Moses, is this true and if so what biblical evidence exists for this?
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What is the biblical basis for traditional family values? [closed]

Christianity and Christians themselves emphasis the importance of traditional Christian family values, but does the bible support the premise of traditional Christian family values? I will define ...
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What is our Protestant apologetic outline when somebody says faith & science cannot be mixed?

I have a family member that asserts that faith and science don’t mix or match. That faith being preached is “alien” to any subject of science, including that of scripture. Yet, the Scripture is our ...
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What is the Biblical basis for prohibiting sex outside marriage?

My friend is a Progressive Christian who says that the bible doesn't condemn or even mention sex outside of marriage in the bible. Is this true? If not, what is the Biblical basis for condemning sex ...
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Does the bible teach the intercession of the saints? [duplicate]

Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians argue that intercession of the saints is a biblical practise, but where in the bible do we find the intercession of the saints?
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Who are all the exemplars in the Bible?

The Bible renders judgments about certain individuals, calling them the best according to some quality. What is the complete list of such people? Here are the ones I know: Job. Most righteous. 8 And ...
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What is the Reformed Protestant view of Theodicy?

The definition of Theodicy is: "the vindication of divine goodness and providence in view of the existence of evil. ("the question of theodicy") My question is: What is the Reformed ...
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What is the biblical basis to prove the perpetual virginity of Mary? [duplicate]

Roman Catholics believe that the blessed Mary not only was a virgin up until the birth of Christ but remained a perpetual virgin from then until the moment of her death. What is the biblical basis for ...
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What is the biblical basis for denying the Lord's Supper to those in mortal sin?

Recently, Nanci Pelosi was barred from receiving Eucharist by the Catholic Church, due to her public stance on abortion which contradicts the Catholic faith, considered a mortal sin by the Church. ...
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What is the Biblical Basis, if any, for God hard-determining human behaviour?

As an example of human behaviour: "and he ate" Genesis 3:6. ESV. A. Adam acted out of freewill. B. Adam's action was determined by God positively withholding from Adam the grace to obey Him ...
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Is there a biblical theory that tries to explain the mechanism of prayer?

I ask this question because there are some verses that imply that, although God hear our prayers immediately, there is some kind of bureaucracy in heaven that causes a delay in the answer to our ...
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According to Protestantism, why is Hermeneutics necessary if we have the Holy Spirit?

We can understand in Protestant circles that Biblical Hermeneutics are important; for without such methods of interpretation the Scripture becomes “hard to understand” in many portions & passages. ...
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What does the Bible say about gender segregation and free mixing of sexes in public places?

Islamic scholars claim it is against Islamic rules to attend events where there is free mixing of men and women (such as concerts, proms and parties): There follows a list of haraam things which both ...
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According to Protestant interpretations of the Bible, is there justification for “disliking somebody”?

We know that if we hate a brother we are a murderer at heart: “We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death. Whoever ...
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What is the biblical basis for distinguishing between spiritual gifts and church offices?

I've heard Christians claim that someone may have the "gift of apostleship", even though they may lack the "church office" of apostle itself. Same for prophet, evangelist, teacher, ...
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Where do we find the Sacrament of Holy Orders in the Bible?

Roman Catholics believe in the Sacrament of Holy Orders, which is a sacrament by which men are ordained as priests or deacons . It is a sacrament carried out by a bishop, who must lay his hands on ...
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How do distant starlight & white holes support Young Earth Creationism?

I read a book¹ on distant starlight, the speed of light & white holes… such conjectures asserting the possibility of such making the YEC (Young Earth Creationism) position more tenable. Q: But ...
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Does the bible support Ethno-Nationalism? [closed]

Does the bible support Ethno-Nationalism? My friend is very strongly devout Roman Catholic Christian and yesterday we got into an a debate, he believes that the bible teaches Ethno-Nationalism, I ...
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According to Protestant interpretations why does God want people to serve Him when He doesn’t need it?

We read: “God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed ...
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Are there any compelling reasons to prevent a layperson from administering the bread and wine in accordance with 1 Corinthians 11:17-34?

Are there any compelling reasons to prevent a layperson from administering the bread and wine in accordance with 1 Corinthians 11:17-34? I ask because our little fellowship (only 25 members) is ...
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What is the biblical basis for Concentric Cessationism?

According to Monergism.com: In Christian theology, cessationism is the view that the charismatic gifts of the Holy Spirit, such as tongues, prophecy and healing, ceased being practiced early on in ...
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What is the biblical basis for Full Cessationism?

According to Monergism.com: In Christian theology, cessationism is the view that the charismatic gifts of the Holy Spirit, such as tongues, prophecy and healing, ceased being practiced early on in ...
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Are there any Christian groups or denominations that believe that non-Christians have access to the power of the Holy Spirit?

In response to my question How does the power of the Holy Spirit manifest in Christians, as opposed to non-Christians who don't have access to this power?, a user commented: Perhaps this question ...
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What is the Biblical basis for the idea that non-Christians do not have access to the power of the Holy Spirit?

The question "How does the power of the Holy Spirit manifest in Christians, as opposed to non-Christians who don't have access to this power?" states "To the best of my knowledge and ...
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What is the biblical basis for giving the bread/wafer to the laity at the Eucharist but reserving the wine for the clergy? [duplicate]

From my research I have discovered that traditional Catholic practice forbade congregants from partaking of the cup for fear they might spill or drip the blood of Christ, and then it would be trampled ...
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What is the difference between "miraculous" and "supernatural"?

I already asked a question about whether a standard definition for the word miracle exists, but what about the word supernatural? Can something be supernatural and yet not miraculous? Are there ...
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What is the biblical basis for NOT expecting miracles (from God at least) after the apostolic age?

Essentially the opposite of this question: What is the biblical basis for expecting miracles after the apostolic age, including modern times? Some Christians believe that miracles ceased after the ...
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Does the New Testament say that Christians should read the Bible every day?

I would like to know whether the Bible says that Christians should read the Bible every day. In the old testament, I have found some verses which say that Jews should read the Law every day. For ...
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What is the Biblical basis for Synergism?

From Wikipedia: In Christian theology, synergism is the position of those who hold that salvation involves some form of cooperation between divine grace and human freedom. Synergism is upheld by the ...
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What is the Biblical basis for Conditional Election?

From Wikipedia: In Christian theology, conditional election is the belief that God chooses for eternal salvation those whom he foresees will have faith in Christ. This belief emphasizes the ...
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What is the biblical basis for NOT believing that everyone has a fair chance to be saved?

In my previous question If everyone has a fair chance to be saved, then how is this reconciled with Romans 10:11-17 & John 6:44?, I laid out two conditions for scoping purposes: This question is ...
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According to believers in an eternal conscious torment/separation, what is the biblical basis for distinguishing between life and consciousness?

According to believers in an eternal conscious torment (ECT) or separation (ECS) of the wicked, this is the punishment that Revelation 20 refers to as the "second death". But, if the damned ...
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How do Cessationists distinguish between miracles and spiritual gifts? What is the biblical basis for such discernment?

I've heard Cessationists say many times that there is a difference between spiritual gifts (1 Cor 12) and healings & miracles from God. I have two questions: On Discernment. How do Cessationists ...
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What is the biblical basis for the idea that "hell is locked from the inside"?

Notable apologist and writer C. S. Lewis once wrote that "the doors of hell are locked on the inside". This indicates that people place themselves in hell, not that God places them there. ...
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What is the theological basis for distributism?

G. K. Chesterton's political ideology, distributism, is (as far as I'm aware) based on Catholic teaching, from tradition, to teaching by Popes, and by the Bible. What is that basis?
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What is the basis for baptism being the new circumcision?

I was recently listening to Dr. Scott Hahn on Pints with Aquinas. In that interview, Dr. Hahn mentions baptism as the new circumcision in relation to covenantal theology. His main point was that if ...
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What is the Biblical Basis for Prima Scriptura?

Prima scriptura is the Christian doctrine that canonized scripture is "first" or "above all" other sources of divine revelation. Implicitly, this view suggests that, besides ...
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According to deniers of the personhood of the Holy Spirit, are there any other examples of spirits devoid of sentience in the Bible?

According to deniers of the personhood of the Holy Spirit, is it possible to make an inductive case against the personhood of the Holy Spirit by appealing to other examples of spirits without ...
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What is the biblical & patristic basis for the belief that the saints go to Heaven instead of Sheol after the resurrection and ascension of Jesus?

As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words: (source) The above link already makes some good arguments, but considering that the linked site could go down for unexpected reasons and that other ...
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What is the Biblical Basis against the use of profanity?

It's very common to have a negative perception about cursing, saying swear words (i.e. the use of profanity), among all Christian groups. What is the biblical basis for not swearing?
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What is the biblical basis for the rejection of purgatory? [duplicate]

Often from protestants, I get asked the biblical basis for purgatory. But I want to flip the question around and ask protestants this: What is the biblical basis against the cleansing of the soul ...
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Question about Hebrews 10:26

Hebrews 10:26 says: 26 For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a ...
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How do proponents of Sola Scriptura defend the doctrine without scripture being canonized until after the proof texts were written?

Sola Scriptura needs to be defended by Scriptures, because any argument that is given outside the scriptures is not authoritative or infallible, so Sola Scriptura won’t support the argument. But I ...
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What is the biblical and historical basis for Full Preterism?

Not much to add to the title. What are biblical and historical arguments for Full Preterism? For those interested in the opposite view: What is the biblical and historical basis for the belief that ...
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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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