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Are there alternatives for the resurrection and stolen body hypothesis? [closed]

According to the stolen body hypothesis, the body of Jesus was stolen from the tomb. Alternatively, Christians believe that Jesus was resurrected from the dead. Besides these hypotheses, are there ...
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How does the Eastern Orthodox Church view and understand the Eucharist/Communion that takes place in Protestant churches?

When a Protestant congregation meets together and claim to eat the Bread and drink the Wine of the Body and Blood of Christ Jesus, how does the Eastern Orthodox Church view and understand such eating ...
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How do those who believe that salvation cannot be lost interpret Revelation 3:14-22?

Revelation 3:14-22 (ESV): 14 “And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's creation. 15 “‘I know your works: you are ...
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Did Jesus Christ appear in the Old Testament in bodily form? [closed]

Bottom line up front: Is it possible Jesus had His glorified body in the Old Testament? I understand that in places such as John 1 "the word became flesh" and that it is clear about when ...
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What is an overview of Christian beliefs regarding which spiritual gifts are still available to the body of Christ and which ones have ceased?

In 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 we find the following gifts: utterance of wisdom utterance of knowledge faith gifts of healing working of miracles prophecy the ability to distinguish between spirits various ...
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Do LDS believers not accept any others who self-identify as 'Christian'?

I have a question, following on from the previous question in which is quoted : The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only true and living Church upon the face of the whole earth. ...
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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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Should Catholics ignore Hebrews 13:3 if a Prisoner is excommunicated?

After researching "Excommunication", I discovered this publication regarding the Catholic Church : The Catholic Church cannot, nor does it wish to, oppose any obstacle to the internal ...
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Are there Christians who believe that Jesus does not have a physical body right now?

I've researched about this topic online and I could only find one Christian website so far that affirms this belief. Does anybody else know if a particular ...
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Is there any place in the Bible that Jesus Himself claims that all believers are members of His Body?

Is there any place in the Bible where Jesus Himself claims that all believers are members of His Body? Or is it something that we only know from His apostles? I mean we can infer this thought from ...
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Apart from any claim related to antiquity, does the modern Roman Catholic Church claim to be ‘The Body of Christ'?

An argument to be the Universal Church (made by any organisation) might be the argument of continuity and antiquity, that an organisation can trace its existence back to antiquity such that it can ...
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