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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's the scriptural basis for Protestants to believe that their future sins have been forgiven?

Majority of Protestants believe that their sins are fully forgiven - not only the ones they had committed before believing in Christ but even all the sins that they have not yet committed during their ...
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Is there a Biblical reason why the church of Christ does not use instrumental music? [duplicate]

I have heard all of my life that the New Testament does not authorize the use of musical instruments, so the church of Christ does not use them. They say they are silent where the Bible is silent, ...
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What is the biblical argument for forgiveness ruling out punishment for grievous crimes?

It seems to me that most Christians today think that forgiveness of grievous crimes implies lack of punishment of the criminal. To my knowledge (by far complete, to be sure) of the New Testament, ...
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What is the biblical basis for saying that Middle East Region will not have peace?

I am not sure if am just imagining this, but I can remember hearing from my Sunday School teacher that "the Middle East will not have peace, according to some Bible verse ... that dooms the region ...
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Regarding the biblical phrase 'everlasting life', would Catholics, Protestants and Orthodox be able to explain how everlasting life destroys death? [closed]

In the New Living Translation Study Bible notes for Daniel chapter 12, the topic 'Resurrection' on page 1421 offered this explanation of the phrase, 'everlasting life' in verse 2: "God's people ...
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How does praying the rosary becomes a spiritual sword that can slay the dragon?

Fr. Donald Calloway make the following statement: The rosary was forged in an age of chivalry. It is a spiritual weapon, a heavenly sword, fashioned by the hands of a Divine Craftsman. All ...
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What is the biblical argument that contraception in marriage is acceptable? [duplicate]

The Catholic Church is renowned for its solid stance on codemning the use of artificial contraception. However, outside of Catholicism, What is the biblical argument that contraception in marriage is ...
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Did the myth of the holy grail originate from Catholism?

Or its practices? Catholic church sanctioned holy wars suggest they didn't think the Holy Grail a myth back then. The question is about its' origins, source.
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Did God commit injustice by punishing the serpent if the action of the serpent is based on God's providence? (Roman Catholic perspective)

In Genesis 3:14 "The LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, Cursed are you more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you will go, And dust you ...
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“The Devil hates Latin,” is this true? [closed]

What I'm looking for? Is there any biblical references to support this, or have any traditions put a truth in this assertions... perhaps personal encounters or testimonies may support this and ...
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Calvinism: limited atonement and the negative inference fallacy

All Biblical proof-texts that Calvinists use to provide evidence for the doctrine of limited atonement suffer from an objective logical fallacy informally known as the 'negative inference fallacy.' A ...
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How is the atonement sufficient for salvation according to Calvinists?

Because there is not a single verse in the Bible that explicitly states that Christ laid down his life only for believers (the elect), Calvinists typically defend their doctrine of limited atonement ...
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What is the biblical basis for the belief that the soul/spirit continues after death?

What scriptural support is used to defend the belief that the soul/spirit of man continues on after death? And how does that work with the fact that God made man "from dust you are and dust you will ...
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When did God create Hell? [closed]

Assuming a belief in a literal eternal hell believed by traditional Christian beliefs, when is hell believed to have been created by God? A good answer will include scriptural support for when Hell ...
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(Catholic view) What was the scriptural basis for the existence of limbo?

Looking at this other question, limbo is an intermediary place for (some) souls to dwell in until they get to heaven. One of the answers to the question mentions two kinds of limbo: Limbo of hell ...
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What is the biblical basis for praying to Jesus, as opposed to praying to God in the name of Jesus?

What is the biblical basis for praying to Jesus, as opposed to praying to God in the name of Jesus? My question is based on John 14:13–14: “And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the ...
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What is the biblical basis for Christ living on earth during the Millennial Reign?

I can't find any passages that prove the Premillennialist viewpoint that Christ lives here on earth during the Millennial Reign. I'm a Protestant, and have been taught that he reigns during the ...
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According to Protestantism, why God did not inspire New Testament writers to explicitly assert Sola Scriptura?

I think it is a fairly uncontroversial claim that the Bible (and particularly the NT) does not explicitly assert Sola Scriptura (e.g. here, here). Now, if God fully inspired the Bible (even to the ...
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Why did Mary need to remain a virgin during pregnancy according to those who deny the perpetual virginity doctrine?

After much editing and clarifying through comments this question seems to have asked and had answered from Catholic perspective why Mary stayed a virgin throughout her pregnancy. Yet many Christians ...
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According to the Westminster Confession, what is the Biblical basis for the belief that the guilt of Adam and Eve was imputed to all mankind?

As a recent answer observes, the Westminster Confession of Faith explains: Our first parents, being seduced by the subtilty and temptation of Satan, sinned, in eating the forbidden fruit. This ...
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On what day of the week did Thomas first meet the resurrected Christ?

I have read in numerous commentaries on John 20 that Thomas first met the resurrected Christ on Sunday, the first day of the week. Here is one illustrative example, though others I've looked at are ...
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Does Jesus’ purification after death apply to all or just to him?

In the 20th chapter of John verse 17 Jesus forbad Mary Magdalene touching him, stating that he had not yet ascended to the Father: John 20:17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ...
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How did Christian come to be the name for believers?

Who changed the name believer to Christians. Are there bible verses calling the followers of Jesus Christ Christian? If yes, were are the verses? If no, who coined the word and under what condition ...
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What is the Biblical and Traditional basis for doing Penance for others?

I know we can do penance for ourselves, but how is it possible to do so for others? And also, it seems we can do penance even for non-believers, how does that work?
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What is the Biblical basis that God “cannot” act against his nature?

I understand the traditional theology of omnipotence to be that God can do anything He wills, and that his omnipotence is thereby limited to His nature. In other words, saying that God can do ...
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What is the biblical basis for the idea that the Bible cannot be understood without aid from God?

I have heard this claim often in discussions and also read it several times on this site: The Bible cannot be properly understood without God's help. Is there a scriptural basis for this claim? ...
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What is the Biblical basis for the belief that God cannot be manipulated?

What the Biblical basis for the belief that God cannot be manipulated? My attempts so far: Job 42, 2 Psalm 115, 3 I am looking for something that indicates that God cannot be manipulated more ...
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Why did Saul's sins lead to his rejection as King of Israel, but David's sins did not cost him his crown?

I Samuel 15;10-12 tells us "The word of the Lord came to Samuel, saying, 'I greatly regret that I have set up Saul as King, for he has turned back from following Me, and has not performed my ...
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According to Catholicism, is our world the only one? [closed]

Is this world the only one? Might God have created other worlds like this that are independent, having their own history? I don't mean another planet, but a whole other universe. What would be the ...
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What is the biblical basis for Docetism?

Docetism is the belief that Jesus never took a physical, corporeal form, but He was instead solely spiritual in nature. Passages such as 1 John 2:15, Galatians 5:17, and Romans 7:18 could be ...
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What is the textual evidence from the Bible that the resurrection for believers happens in stages (a Dispensationalist View)?

On a separate post, the question about who populates the Millennium brought this question to mind. The belief is that Christ rose first, then believers, whether dead or living at the time of the ...
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What is the Roman Catholic Church doctrinal justification of its perceived opposition or support of the independence of Catalonia?

According to the New York Daily News, Vida Nueva (New Life) internet publication said the pope told Spain's new ambassador to the Vatican, Gerardo Bugallo, that the Holy See is against all self-...
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Who was Jethro? What religion did he and his daughter Zipporah practice prior to her becoming the wife of Moses? [closed]

In the Hebrew Bible, Jethro is the name given as Moses' father-in-law, a "shepherd, and priest of Midian;" however, he is also known to some as one of the prophets in the Qur'an. He seems also to be ...
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What is the justification used by the Nazarene denomination that permits women to be pastors/ elders?

Nazarenes allow for, and indeed pride ourselves on, our allowance of women in the pastorate. What is their justification for doing so?
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What is the biblical basis against seeking medical advice?

Which scriptures are used to deter Christians from seeking medical advice or the help of a doctor?
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Why in the Roman Catholic Church does the sixth commandment differ between languages?

I noticed that in the Roman Catholic Church, in English, the sixth commandment is "You shall not commit adultery" but in Spanish it is "No cometerás actos impuros" which translates into "You shall not ...
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What scriptural arguments for the Trinity were used in the First Council of Nicea?

What scriptural arguments for the Trinity were used in the First Council of Nicea?
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Do any Theistic Evolutionists deny the possibility of (intelligent) life on other planets for Biblical reasons?

I recall reading a book by Hugh Ross many years ago, in which he claimed that life, or at least intelligent life, on other planets was a Biblical impossibility. I believe the argument hinged on the ...
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What are the Biblical arguments against man having an immortal soul separate from the body?

Belief in an immortal soul seems quite common in Christianity although some denominations do not seem to believe in this. What specific scriptures, and scriptural arguments, are used by those that do ...
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What is the biblical basis for Christians being instructed to tithe (10%) of their income to the modern day 'church'?

I understand the commandment (principle & purpose) of tithing to the Levitical priesthood as defined in OT passages such as Leviticus 27, Numbers 18, etc. But, my question is now (present day), ...
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What is the specific biblical factor that makes homosexuality a sin and not heterosexuality? [closed]

There are many commonalities and many differences between homosexual and heterosexual unions. For those who support the Bible basis for homosexuality as a sin, what specifically are the necessary ...
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What is the biblical basis for women being created in the image of God?

This question is not made to defame Biblical doctrines or teachings, just a genuine curiosity that no one I talk to has an answer for. Genesis 1:27 states "So God created man in his own image, in ...
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Rapture according to Mid-Tribulation Theory

I am working on writing a blog post about the rapture and am curious about the different theories of the rapture. Could someone explain to me the Mid-Tribulation Rapture theory and show some ...
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Does Christianity recommend learning other languages or dealing with non-christians? [closed]

In Islamic quran, we Muslims are asked to know people from other nations and following other religions, we are recommended to learn their languages. Allah said: "O Mankind, We have created you from a ...
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What is the biblical basis for the belief that some people will live eternally on earth?

In a well-known passage, the Apostle Paul writes: For the Lord himself, with a cry of command, with the archangel's call and with the sound of God's trumpet, will descend from heaven, and the dead ...
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What is the Biblical basis for the doctrine of the Trinity consisting of different persons?

In What is the Biblical basis for the doctrine of the Trinity? we have explored the biblical basis for the doctrine that the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God. However, what ...
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Biblical basis for Heaven *not* being a physical place?

In Rev. 12 Satan is cast "down" out of heaven. When the Lord blesses the bread which feeds 5000, He looks "up" into heaven. When Stephen is stoned, he also looks "up". After resurrection, Jesus is ...
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Which is the book in the Protestant Bible containing most quotes of verses from other Bible books?

It'd be just interesting to know this as a fact. Also, to have an objective criteria, what will be the answer if we consider the percentage of verses in the corresponding book that are quotes(instead ...
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What is the New Testament basis for capital punishment?

It is evident that capital punishment is still in vogue in a few Catholic countries, despite the Pope having spoken in favour of abolishing of the penalty. I wish to know how the New Testament is ...
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What is the biblical basis for a pretribulation rapture? [duplicate]

I am looking not for deductions, or interpretations that some preacher insists upon. I need a scripture which is irrefutable. Can anyone give me one?