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For surveys of Christian denominations. For the concept of "denomination," see [denomination], and for comparing denominations, use [comparative-christianity]

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What does Jesus mean by saying “the son of peace” in Lk 10:6?

We read in Lk 10:5-6 (KJV), of the instruction given by Jesus to the disciples: And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house. And if the son of peace be there, your peace ...
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Which denominations have official flags?

Which denominations have official flags? Catholics have the papal flag of Vatican City The flag of Vatican City was adopted on 7 June 1929, the year Pope Pius XI signed the Lateran Treaty with Italy, ...
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What views are there on supplying weapons in a war?

In light of the conflict between Ukraine and the Russian Federation, a number of countries, including those with significant catholic and Protestant populations (as well as Christians in their ...
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What denominations believe that the fivefold ministry is available to women?

The concept of "fivefold ministry" comes from Ephesians 4:11-13: 11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work ...
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Which denominations teach that all Christians must obey all the 10 Commandments literally?

Which denominations teach that all Christians must obey all the 10 Commandments literally? Including, but not limited to, teaching that Christians must observe the Sabbath as it was understood by the ...
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What exactly does "Spirit-Filled" mean?

I recently saw this being used on a church website, where they describe themselves as "a regional, Spirit-filled, Word-based church led by Pastors Keith and Margie Nix." Now, I understand &...
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Are there any denominations or Christian groups that teach the Bible is not inspired?

I know that there are a respectable number of denominations that hold to the idea that the scriptures aren’t innerant (free from error). But are there any that go as far as to teach that the ...
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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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How do different denominations explain the apparent silence or hiddenness of God in our time?

It's a matter of fact that God's actions can be seen tangibly in the Old Testament and New Testament. Why did God so favor the ancient ancestors but seems to have left us now? How does God communicate ...
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Do any Christian groups or denominations teach reliable methods for scientifically minded individuals to seek and find God?

My question is inspired by an insightful chat discussion on this answer to the question How do Christians rebut Matt Dillahunty's objection that the resurrection of Jesus is untestable, ...
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Are there any Christian churches that believe in both Sola Scriptura and Continuationism?

Are there any Christian churches / denominations that simultaneously adhere to Sola Scriptura and believe that the gifts of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 12) are still available to the body of Christ? In ...
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Are there modern cases (1900 - present) of heavenly visitations recognized and endorsed by a denomination?

If we assume that the testimony of Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 is veridical, it would seem very counterintuitive (to me) that experiences of heavenly visitations would never happen again. On the ...
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What is the difference between Sola Scriptura and the belief in a closed canon?

Does belief in Sola Scriptura entail belief in a closed canon? Does belief in a closed canon entail belief in Sola Scriptura? What is the difference between these two concepts? Is it possible to ...
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Do any denominations consider the writings of any Apostolic or ante-Nicene Father to be inspired?

Do any denominations consider the writings of any Apostolic or ante-Nicene Father to be inspired and authoritative to establish doctrines? If so, what criteria are used to make such a determination?
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Do any denominations teach that the Pope is an antichrist?

I've heard the claim, mainly from Fundamentalists but also from some Lutherans, that the Pope is an antichrist. Are there any Protestant denominations that specifically teach this, whether it be in ...
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Are there any churches that encourage their members to tithe but not to keep the Sabbath (Friday sunset to Saturday sunset)?

My common sense tells me that there must be many such churches, but I'm having a hard time finding concrete examples on the web where this is officially stated in their doctrinal statement of faith. ...
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What is the largest database of denominations of Christianity?

This Wiki page lists many (hundreds of?) Christian denominations. But then there is the 40k denomination claim. Are there any more robust lists or databases cataloging the Christian denominations? I ...
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Do any denomination teach that Jesus was born in the Autumn?

Do any denominations teach that Christ was actually born in the Fall about Tabernacles? Most Christians observe His birth on 12/25 (the same date, regardless of the day it falls), but though observing,...
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Does any Cessationist group or denomination officially recognize a modern miracle report as authentic?

Although Cessationists are known for their rejection of the charismatic gifts in modern times, that doesn't prevent a large proportion of them from being quite open to the possibility of modern ...
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Have any Christian denominations or high-profile churches publicly presented a theological case against 'vaccine passes' for churches?

Where I live, injection passes ('vaccine passes' or 'health passes') are widely used to discriminate against uninjected people in basic civic life and travel, including most recently the government ...
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Do any denominations teach how to bring about revival?

38 And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise ...
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Which denominations believe that demons can cause physical harm to Christians?

I just finished watching a testimony from a mature Pentecostal woman sharing her personal 'spiritual warfare' experiences, and she recounted a time when the demons would get physical with her and ...
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Are there any Trinitarian denominations that do not view belief in the Trinity as a "salvation issue"?

Trinitarians that subscribe to the Athanasian Creed believe, by definition, that rejection of the doctrine of the Trinity disqualifies one from salvation. Are there any Trinitarian denominations that ...
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Do any Christian groups pray for the sick to get healed of medically incurable diseases?

The practice of praying for the sick, anointing them with oil, is based on James 5:13-18 (ESV): 13 Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. 14 Is anyone ...
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Are there Christians that believe that God is a substance?

If there are groups that believe God is a substance, where is such a belief based? When did this belief started?
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Are there any denominations that are or have been both continuationist and non-Trinitarian?

Are there any denominations currently or throughout the history of Christianity that are or have been both continuationist and non-Trinitarian?
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Are there any sects that prohibit the use of images in general?

Are there any Christian sects that prohibit the use of images in general (even for art/entertainment)?
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Do any Christian groups or denominations not see having a definite doctrinal position on God's nature as essential for salvation?

Every time I revisit questions about God's nature on Biblical Hermeneutics Stack Exchange I can't help but come out with more doubts than convictions. For example, take a look at the following ...
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Which Christian groups or denominations believe in modern-day Theophanies?

Which denominations believe in modern-day Theophanies, i.e., that God still manifests/reveals Himself to individuals in extraordinary, supernatural ways today? For the sake of having a common ...
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How do different denominations approach casting out heretics in the modern day church?

15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16 You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from ...
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Can demons manifest in bodily form in the physical, just like angels do in the Bible?

The Bible records many accounts of angels physically manifesting themselves to people, whether for the purpose of delivering a message, or to get them out of trouble, etc. It also appears that most ...
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Which denomination had the largest percent of members who now profess atheism?

According to sociologists Ariela Keysar and Juhem Navarro-Rivera's review of numerous global studies on atheism, there are 450 to 500 million positive atheists and agnostics worldwide (7% of the world'...
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Which denominations believe in modern angelic interventions?

The Bible has tons of accounts where angelic beings paid a visit to our physical realm to carry out specific assignments. Concerning angels, Satan himself, while tempting Jesus in the desert, cited a ...
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Are there instances of miracles that are officially recognized by non-Catholic denominations?

The Catholic Church is well-known for its strictness in evaluating before officially accepting concrete instances of miracles. According to Wikipedia: The Catholic Church believes miracles are works ...
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How can a Christian know if they are called to be a prophet, according to denominations that believe in modern-day prophets?

First of all, are there any denominations that believe in modern-day prophets? If so, what do they understand by 'prophet'? Is it the same as having the gift of prophecy? What exactly is a modern-day ...
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Survey: English translations of the Nicene Creed

Someone posted a question recently asking about the use, in the Nicene Creed, of the phrase "true God from true God". This was mildly surprising, as the version I learned uses "very God ...
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What do Christians pay attention to in order to decide if a given piece of text or manuscript is divinely inspired?

Epistemologically speaking, when a Christian is faced with a given piece of text, manuscript, book, etc., how does he or she go about deciding whether the material at hand is divinely inspired or not? ...
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Are there any Christian groups or denominations that make a distinction between the gift of healing and just praying for the sick to get healed?

In informal conversations with cessationists, I've heard claims to the effect that the gift of healing is fundamentally different from just praying for a sick person to get healed. That someone with ...
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Do any Christian groups or denominations believe that miracle-working faith can be cultivated through prayer and fasting?

I've been putting together an answer to my own question What is an overview of conditional Biblical promises for truth seekers that can be empirically tested in their lifetime?. While doing this ...
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Which church/denomination do most writers of GotQuestions, Creation Ministries International and Answers in Genesis belong to?

The sites Got Questions and Creation Ministries International and Answers in Genesis don't really tell which churches/denominations its writers are part of. The only thing that's obvious is they're ...
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Which churches/denominations teach about spiritual spouses and marine spirits?

I have recently learned about certain Christians who teach about demonic "spiritual spouses" (usually a succubus/incubus) and "marine spirits” (also demonic, and spiritual spouses may ...
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Do any Christians purport to make testable predictions that any unbeliever can verify in their lifetime?

Do denominations within Christianity make concrete, testable predictions that any unbeliever should be able to verify by themselves, personally, experientially, in their lifetime, provided that ...
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Do other Christian denominations/groups have an equivalent to the "burning in the bosom" of Mormonism?

In the question How is one supposed to "know" whether or not the Book of Mormon is true?, the accepted answer affirms: But the witness of the Holy Ghost is testimony from God's spirit ...
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Which Christian groups or denominations openly invite people to ask God for confirmation that said group/denomination is the right one for them?

Let's say someone is looking for the best Christian church/group/denomination, a place where they hope to find the right kind of fellowship, support and the teaching of accurate and sound doctrines. ...
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Are there any denominations that believe in contemporary apostles, and if so, how is a person called to be an apostle according to them?

Not much to add to the title. Are there any denominations that believe that God is still calling people to be apostles today? If so, how does a person know for sure that they have been or are being ...
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Is there anything close to a consensus on how to assess the credibility of eyewitness accounts as supportive evidence for supernatural beliefs?

It's my understanding that most Christians have never had an overtly spectacular, extraordinary, supernatural experience themselves, yet they find no problem in holding very specific supernatural ...
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Does any denomination have records of performing exorcisms on atheists?

Has an atheist, an agnostic, a naturalist or anyone lacking a belief in the supernatural for that matter ever been demon possessed or had a demonic experience of any kind? Is this even possible to ...
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Are there any Christian denominations that consider LDS (Mormons) to be Christians?

A recent Pew poll of Americans found that a majority of Christians consider Mormons to be Christian, with 51% saying 'yes' compared to only 31% saying 'no'. So, of those having an opinion, 62% say ...
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Do any Christian groups teach that animals will *go* to heaven?

AFAIK, most Christians would agree that animals don't have souls in the sense that people (humans) do. Many would say further animals don't have free will. Thus, AFAIK, most Christians would say that ...
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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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