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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 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?
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Which Christian denominations believe there is a biblical basis for hunting animals for sport?

We learn from Genesis (1:27) that man is created in the image and likeness of God. Christians are commanded to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect (Matthew 5:48). These taken ...
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What does the Bible say about body art/tattos? [closed]

I'm not Christian myself but I have many Christian friends who have tattoos/body art. Is this something that is forbidden in Christianity?
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What is the biblical basis for the idea that God stores our prayers?

I've heard that God stores our prayers. Where does He store them; is it in a bottle, a scroll, a book? What scripture supports this claim?
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At what point is a person considered to be married to someone else?

What is an overview of scripture based Christian belief statements that have been made on at what point a person would be considered to be married to someone else? Some applicable and interesting ...
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What are some scholarly biblical arguments for theistic evolution?

As I have done my research on theistic evolution, which is the theory that God created the earth and everything in it but let the process of evolution happen on its own. Definition of Evolution: ...
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What is the Biblical support for praying for the dead?

In the question Absolution for a daughter an answer was posted that started by saying: The Rites of the Church do include prayers for the dead. It's not possible actually to absolve sins after ...
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What is the biblical basis for the belief that man is no longer made in God's image?

According to an Adrian Rodgers radio broadcast man is no longer born in God's image due to the Fall. What is the biblical support for this assertion? The broadcasts are archived here; the one I heard ...
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What is the biblical defence used by Anglicans to appoint female vicars/bishops?

What is the biblical defence used by Anglicans to appoint female vicars/bishops? I thought the Bible was explicitly clear: 1 Timothy 2:12 I do not permit a woman to teach or exercise authority ...
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What is the biblical basis for the belief that God loves individuals? [duplicate]

I need to find a Bible verse that states that God loves me as a person, as an individual. Many verses refer to God's love for the world, for the church, for the nation. No verse specifically says that ...
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Why is it a custom in Baptist Churches to vote on new congregation members?

My friend recently became a member of the local Baptist church. When she and her mother wanted to join, they went to the preacher and he told them there would be a vote among the congregation members ...
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War between the ‘inner being’ and the ‘fleshly nature’

When people are saved, what is God’s purpose for not sanctifying the ‘flesh’ when the spirit is reborn to prevent the struggle believers have in obeying Him? (Evangelical perspective) The Apostle ...
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Why do Catholics usually baptize by pouring?

CCC 1214 This sacrament is called Baptism, after the central rite by which it is carried out: to baptize (Greek baptizein) means to "plunge" or "immerse"; the "plunge" into the water symbolizes the ...
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What is the biblical evidence against a pre-incarnate Jesus?

According to groups that reject Jesus having a pre-incarnate existence, what Biblical evidence do they cite for the position that Jesus, the Messiah, did not exist prior to his conception in Mary's ...
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Do protestants believe that the New Testament is the final covenant?

Do Protestants believe that the New Testament is the final covenant/testament? For example, many branches which built off Christianity believe the Bible is not complete and requires another revelation/...
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When was Jesus anointed and who did the anointing?

I know that "Christ" or "Messiah" means "anointed or anointed one" and that Jesus commonly has the title of "Christ." One thing I do not recall is an account of Him being anointed. To that end, what ...
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What is the biblical support for the Nicene creed's statement of the Son being “eternally begotten”?

What is the biblical support for the Nicene Creed's statement of the Son being "eternally begotten"?
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What is the Biblical basis of the idea that a deceased person has “entered into eternal rest”?

The obituary page becomes a more frequent read for me as I age. Sometimes I see the phrase "So-and-So entered into eternal rest on such-and-such day." I am aware of the various beliefs on the nature ...
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What is the biblical basis for free will?

I have seen several responses to theodicy questions revolving around the concept of "free will." I am not familiar with any self-contained biblical basis for this belief (that is, no extra-biblical ...
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What is the biblical basis for the logical Problem of Evil? [closed]

From the Wikipedia article on the subject: The problem of evil refers to the question of how to reconcile the existence of evil with an omnibenevolent, omniscient and omnipotent God (see theism). ...
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What is the biblical basis for the belief that Mary is the mother of God?

Catholics often refer to Mary, the mother of the Lord Jesus Christ, as “the mother of God.”1 What is the biblical basis for this belief? 1 CCC, §963
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Do Protestant catechisms teach that man is created by and for God, and God always draws man to himself?

I'm looking for a comparable Protestant teaching, and hopefully the scriptural reference it's based on, for this point within the Catholic catechism. The desire for God is written in the human ...
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How did John Calvin reconcile killing followers of opposing religious views with the New Testament?

I was reading about persecutions by Christians and was wondering if the persecutors justified their violence with passages of the bible and how they reconciled that with the teachings of Jesus. In ...
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What is the biblical basis against a child's right to privacy?

The so-called "right to privacy" is a hot-button issue in many modern societies, and within that discussion, the question of a child's right to privacy is often raised. Christians take positions in ...
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What is the basis for Lombard's view that the basis of justification for OT men was different than for OT women?

While reading J. V. Fesko's The Theology of the Westminster Standards, I found an interesting tidbit in the context of his discussion of justification in Reformed theology: Medieval theologians ...
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Where in the Bible does it mention that every person has a guardian angel?

The Bible talks about various angels such as Saint Gabriel and Saint Michael. Where in the Bible does it mention that every person has his/her own guardian angel?
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How do we know that Judas was a “wealthy landowner”?

In an interview that the New York Times had with the author Amos Oz, there is a mention of Oz's interest in the New Testament, "which began when he was a 16-year-old, living on a kibbutz and spending ...
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What is the biblical basis for the imputation of Christ's righteousness to believers?

In Christendom as a whole, and within evangelicalism and Reformed theology more specifically, one of the controversial aspects of the doctrine of justification is the imputation of the righteousness ...
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What is the biblical basis for the theory that Christians should not eat pork?

I've been tormented by hearing from friends and such (that aren't religious) that they've heard and been told eating pork and chicken is a sin. And that it means going to hell....which is obviously ...
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Do Mormons celebrate Christmas on/or around the 25th of December?

Being a denomination which prides itself of the restored beliefs of the original church before false doctrine infiltrated the truth, do Mormons celebrate Christmas on/or around the 25th of December? ...
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What is the biblical basis of the belief that Earth is the center of the universe?

Giordano Bruno was considered heretic because he said that Earth is not the center of the universe, which was believed to be contrary to what is mentioned in the Bible. That is what some historians ...
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Was Samuel a judge?

Samuel appears only outside the book of Judges, and in my skimming of the first few chapters of 1 Samuel he isn't actually called a judge (just a prophet) yet I often hear him called a judge elsewhere....
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What is the biblical basis used by Reformed theologians to argue that all those dying in infancy are saved?

In American Presbyterianism and Reformed theology more generally, one of the controversial issues has been the fate of children dying in infancy. The Westminster Confession of Faith reads: Elect ...
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Old Testament Evidence of the Hypostatic Union

There are people who don't believe that God can become a man, as we Christians say He did as Jesus. Is there any evidence that God is able to put on flesh in the Old Testament? What logical arguments ...
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Did Jesus forseeing the different Denominational division of the Church, unify them together into the Kingdom of God in John 3:16? [closed]

Recently the number of Denominations, who claim to be the true Church; has caused me to research the Bible in search of Jesus description of the church, and the restrictions associated with its ...
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What is the biblical basis for a post-tribulation rapture?

I am fairly well-versed in premillennial theology, however, I was challenged frequently while at Bible College on my point of view of a pre-tribulation rapture in favor of a post-tribulation rapture. ...
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According to Reformed theology, where is the Scriptural evidence for homoousion?

The Westminster Confession of Faith says: The whole counsel of God, concerning all things necessary for his own glory, man’s salvation, faith, and life, is either expressly set down in scripture, ...
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What is the biblical basis for a marriage not sanctioned by the government being a sin? [closed]

If, in fact, the bible is the authority for what Christians believe: what scripture(s) form the basis for the belief that living together in a committed relationship not legally married, is a sin? The ...
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Lutherans: Shells, baptism, why?

Since I am almost certain someone will come in and think the title of this question needs editing, I'm going to request that you leave it as it stands. The full/expanded question: I have seen shells ...
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What is the scriptural basis for gluttony being a sin?

Gluttony is one of the Seven Deadly Sins. What is the scriptural basis for it being a sin at all (much less a severe enough sin to be a deadly one)?
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Why do Catholics believe that Mary is co-redemptrix?

Where does the belief come from? Why is her intercession believed to be necessary? Please provide Biblical evidence for the belief as well as Traditional sources.
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What is the origin of the Catholic Pope in the Bible?

It is well known that the most important position in the Catholic church is the pope, but how did this position arise? I know that Peter was told by Jesus that he was "The rock upon which He will ...
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Why doesn't the Catholic church have prophets and apostles? [closed]

The New Testament often mentions the title/calling apostle and prophet. Why don't Catholics (the largest Christian denomination) use those titles/callings? Is it because they see some biblical basis ...
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What is the Biblical basis for the belief that the Jews rejected their king?

Jews are persecuted and harassed for rejecting their king, yet, Jesus was never anointed by a prophet and set up as a king, and slipped through the crowds not allowing the Jews to make him their king ...
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What is the Biblical Basis for considering techniques like cold reading to be prophecy?

Some modern day charismatic teachers exercise a kind of prophecy that seems very similar to non-Christian psychic readings or secular cold reading techniques. One example is Shawn Bolz prophesying, ...
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Which are the exact differences between catholics and Christians? [duplicate]

I'm a bit confused about the differences, specially in what is canon for each of them. I think the whole bible is canon for all of them though, I've also hear that new testament can maybe be ...
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What is the basis for the Catechism saying that one can always be forgiven by perfect contrition come from?

According to CCC 1452: 1452 When it arises from a love by which God is loved above all else, contrition is called "perfect" (contrition of charity). Such contrition remits venial sins; it also ...
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According to Protestants, what is the biblical basis of Jesus being “one substance with the father”?

The only place in scripture where the relationship of the substance of Jesus with the substance of God that I can find in the scriptures is To the Hebrews:1:3 which actually says that they are of ...
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What is the biblical basis for the belief that people must have children?

What is the biblical basis for the belief that people, generally speaking, must have children? I'm not referring to prohibitions on artificial birth control, but rather the idea that married people ...
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What arguments from scripture are given by Baptists for the belief that one third of the angels were banished from heaven with Satan?

I remember being taught in an Independent Fundamentalist Baptist Church when I was in middle school that Satan took one third of the angels in heaven with him after being cast out of God's presence ...