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The practice of day-to-day living in a Christian manner.

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What steps do I take to forgive my aunt “biblically” [closed]

My aunt stole money from me. I was hurt, balled my eyes out; not because she stole but because I felt betrayed by someone I helped numerous times. I forgave her in my heart but someone told me that Im ...
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Philosophy - is there any point exploring?

I am on the brink of studying philosophy. When I asked on Philosophy Stack Exchange what the purpose of Philosophy is, I got a lot of answers about logic, reasoning, mental exercise, challenging ...
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Men covering their heads in Catholic churches?

Are Christian (Catholic) men allowed to cover their head? I've told no they can't, because Paul said not too, or some say yes, because Jesus himself did, and what Paul says didn't matter, but if a man ...
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How best to analyse Moral Therapeutic Deism from the viewpoint of biblically-centered Reformed Protestantism?

I only heard this term a few days ago. Although I’ve had to go to various web-sites to try to find out about it, I feel confusion growing and seek help from Reformed Protestants. At first, I thought ...
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Which Christian denominations believe in a spectrum of degrees of personal knowledge and experience of God?

At one extreme, atheists and agnostics assert that either God doesn't exist or, at best, He has concealed Himself exceptionally well, rendering Himself imperceptible and undetectable (source). ...
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Why don’t I feel anything (gratefulness etc.) when people talk about how great God’s love for us is? [closed]

During a sermon, the pastor said something about how grateful we should be that God’s love is so great that he would die for us. He talked more about how much God loved us to even come back for us (in ...
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What are Christian guidelines for making the transition from "knowing about God" to "knowing God"?

My question is motivated by Eleonore Stump's video Can Philosophy of Religion Find God?, suggested by this answer. In the video, Stump elaborates on how philosophy of religion can be helpful in ...
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Should we gloat at the people that God does not love? [closed]

Should we gloat at the people that God does not love, given that we do not love those people, especially if God does not love them because we do not (which may sound a little presumptuous)? Is that a ...
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What are the mandates of BACSA?

What are the mandates, functions and funding sources of British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia ? Are there parallel organisations in other Non- Christian nations ?
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How does God require us to treat non-Christians according to 2 John 1?

I understand that the context for this passage was intended, by John the apostle, to warn the church about decievers that will come, and have the power to destroy us from the inside; 2 John 1:9-11 ...
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Is the context of Mark 7:19 eating bread without ceremonial handwashing (Ref. Mark 7:1, Matt 15:2) or about unclean animals?

The contemporary Christian interpretation of the passage found in Mark 7:19 seems incompatible with the greater context of the chapter as a whole. How can this be about unclean meat? Mark 7:19 NASB ...
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What is the genre of "The Screwtape Letters"?

I read the book by C.S. Lewis some years ago. I would be interested in finding more fiction or nonfiction works offering relatively contemporary perspectives on the experience or functioning of dark ...
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Is it frowned upon to alternate between churches of different denominations?

Is it frowned upon to alternate between churches? Especially churches of different denominations? The intention is to explore the differences and find a better fit.
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What are the major characteristics of Love Thy Neighbor? [closed]

Does it include all of the following? A. Sharing and caring (e.g., Matthew 25: 35,36) B. Gentle and peaceful (e.g., Commandments 5 - 10; also Leviticus 19) C. Lifetime, monogamous marriages between ...
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Have there been explanations offered for why Christianity is so food centric? [closed]

I know this question is quite odd - but I would like to know of possible explanations for why the old and new covenants are so centered around food? The last supper, the bread of the presence, the ...
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Christian kids cassette from the 90s

I grew up in the 90s and when I would go to bed, my mom would put on these cassette tapes to listen to. Some of them were from the Psalty series, but there was this one I’ve been trying to find. I don’...
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What is the Protestant view of communal living?

What is the Christian, more specifically Protestant, view of communal living? By communal living I mean things like shared housing and intentional communities. I can't find any teaching that would ...
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What's Christians take on pirating authors books, software, movies etc?

This question may sound like making excuses but please don't down-vote, it's a big issue specially in middle east. I'm living in Iran and because of the sanctions I'm not able to transfer money using ...
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What is a survey of Christian beliefs on those who cannot be baptized?

What do various Christian denominations believe about the requirement of baptism, and situations that impede it? For a personal example, it has been more than 3 years since I converted to Christianity;...
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How is Pride the enemy of Hope?

The Bible has much to say about hope, especially in Romans chapter 8. The Old Testament has much to say about pride, which God hates (Proverbs 8:14, for example). As for despair, Christians are ...
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Does "fasting" bring a Christian closer to God?

First, I want to clarify that I don't like using the word "fasting" to describe this concept because it is a novel term used for people trying to lose weight, but this is the term that ...
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How Are Trials Supposed to Build Faith? [closed]

As Christians go through trials, the trials are supposed to strengthen the faith the the Believers. One example is Romans 5:3-5 (NIV): Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we ...
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What are ways in which God reveals Himself to a Christian in the context of a two-way, one-on-one relationship?

Many atheists and skeptics claim that God is hidden. In fact, in philosophy of religion there is a whole argument against God's existence known as "the argument from nonbelief" or "the ...
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Why were the disciples so concerned about their status within the group?

Why did the disciples, and the mother of James and John, seem so concerned about their status within the group of disciples? eg Mark 9 - but others too. I am wondering if there is more to this than ...
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Why do Christians fall into sin despite Biblical promises to the contrary?

I'm referring to promises such as: 13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he ...
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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 an overview of beliefs about how the Holy Spirit guides Christians?

How are Christians led by the Holy Spirit? How does the Holy Spirit communicate God's will to Christians? What mechanisms does the Holy Spirit employ to this end? Since these are probably ...
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What is the Protestant view with what happens to a Christian who resists the Devil but he doesn’t flee?

We read a text in Scripture like: “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” ‭‭James‬ ‭4:7‬ Q: What does it mean that a Christian submits to God, resists the devil, but ...
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Is it right to say "Truly for Christ" or "Truly in Christ"?

I am looking for a simple way to say which gives the meaning - I will do anything for christ or I will stand for Christ. I was wondering if it is right to say - "Truly for christ" or "...
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How do Cessationists view "being led by the Holy Spirit"?

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. [Romans 8:14 KJV] 16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh ...
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What are the present conditions (or restrictions) regarding professing Christians in Hong Kong?

What are present conditions like for professing Christians in Hong Kong, both as private citizens and as gathered fellowships, in view of the political changes since 'comprehensive jurisdiction' was ...
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How does the power of the Holy Spirit manifest in Christians, as opposed to non-Christians who don't have access to this power?

To the best of my knowledge and understanding, access to the power of the Holy Spirit is an essential and distinctive attribute and privilege of Christians. People from other religions, as well as ...
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Should hands be folded or clasped together when praying? What's the difference and does it matter?

I grew up being taught to pray with my hands this way: (hands clasped together) Though I also often see Christians praying this way: (folded hands, put together) What's the difference? When should ...
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What is an overview of Christian spiritual practices for cultivating and increasing love over time?

Love is, without question, the most fundamental virtue and principle of Christianity. The Apostle John makes this very clear: 7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever ...
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According to Pentecostals and Charismatics, what are concrete practical ways by which Christians can be filled (and stay filled) with the Holy Spirit?

The concept of "being filled" with the Holy Spirit is mentioned multiple times in the New Testament, and according to the book of Acts it appears to have been a crucial aspect of the early ...
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According to Catholicism, what are concrete and practical ways by which Christians can be filled (and stay filled) with the Holy Spirit?

The concept of "being filled" with the Holy Spirit is mentioned multiple times in the New Testament, and according to the book of Acts it appears to have been a crucial aspect of the early ...
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According to non-Pentecostal Protestants, what are concrete practical ways by which Christians can be filled (and stay filled) with the Holy Spirit?

The concept of "being filled" with the Holy Spirit is mentioned multiple times in the New Testament, and according to the book of Acts it appears to have been a crucial aspect of the early ...
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According to Catholicism, how should Christians "seek" and "find" God?

Many Christians encourage people to "seek" God. Similarly, many Christians claim that God can be "found". I'm also well aware of the existence of many passages in the Bible that ...
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According to Protestantism, how should Christians "seek" and "find" God?

Many Christians encourage people to "seek" God. Similarly, many Christians claim that God can be "found". I'm also well aware of the existence of many passages in the Bible that ...
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How do Christians who subscribe to the "religion vs. relationship" dichotomy make sure that their own relationship with God is genuine?

Many Christians emphasize the importance of having an actual relationship with God/Jesus as opposed to merely being religious. The previously asked question What is the origin of the "religion vs....
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How do Christians who emphasize the "religion vs. relationship" dichotomy respond to claims of "relationship with God" in other religions?

Many Christians emphasize the importance of having an actual relationship with God/Jesus as opposed to merely being religious. The previously asked question What is the origin of the "religion vs....
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How does God communicate to people today?

We all know that prayer has always been considered the standard way in which people can communicate to God, but what about the different ways in which God can communicate back to people? I'm ...
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What is Christianity’s view on moral dilemmas?

Can God create a situation in which a Christian has to face a moral dilemma and go for "the lesser sin"? (I.e. to choose the smaller evil) Or should the Christian look for a third ...
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According to Latter-day Saints, what are the essential features of a true follower of Christ, and can such be found in other denominations? [duplicate]

Not much to add to the title. I would like to know the Latter-day Saints' definition of a true follower of Christ, that is to say, what features are considered by them to be essential for a person to ...
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According to Jehovah's Witnesses, what are the essential features of a true follower of Christ, and can such be found in other denominations?

Not much to add to the title. I would like to know the Jehovah's Witnesses' definition of a true follower of Christ, that is to say, what features are considered by them to be essential for a person ...
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Most reliable sources telling whether movies are true to the Christian faith?

I watch “Christian” movies sometimes and am inspired and filled - popular film, historical fiction or other fiction genres. Sometimes the movie ends up being propaganda pushing un-biblical heresy, or ...
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Do any Christianity denominations really offer something for addiction problems specifically?

I have a family member who says there is nothing in any religion of real use there for addiction. I have heard this before about Christianity in particular. She doesnt have a runaway issue but it is a ...
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What is an overview of how contemporary Christians discern that God is giving them instructions to follow a very specific course of action?

By 'very specific course of action' I mean some specific assignment that cannot be inferred from just reading the Bible. For example, in the case of missionaries, the question about when and where to ...
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How do Christians discern if they are being called by God to ministry, and what ministry specifically?

The concepts of "being called by God" and "ministry" are biblical. We can find them in passages such as: Ephesians 4:1-14 (ESV): I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to ...
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Do any Christian groups/denominations encourage their members to seek personal revelations from the Holy Spirit to accurately interpret Scripture?

The notion of relying on God's guidance to walk the right path has ample support in Scripture. Jesus was in intimate connection with the Father and relied on His direct guidance at all times to carry ...
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