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Were any new doctrines introduced in the non-Gospel Greek scriptures?

After the Gospels, the Greek scriptures contain many instances of application, clarification, and detail about Christian doctrine. For instance: The Book of Revelation certainly gives many specifics ...
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Are there Christian denominations that expect Jesus to respect denominationalism in the final judgement?

Of course many (if not most) denominations believe that what they teach and believe as doctrine critical to salvation is, in fact, critical to salvation. Most denominations also teach and believe ...
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What are the essentials of the Faith? [closed]

Please list the essential points of the Gospel. Please use Bible quotations to back up your answers. A short list I've been pondering: God's Character and Nature Our brokenness from the Fall Christ ...
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What is the current, official LDS doctrine regarding the state or condition of God's knowledge, whether it be perfect and complete or ever growing?

This well referenced article chronicles the history of a 12 year long contention which arose in the early days of the LDS Church between Apostle Orson Pratt and (then) first president Brigham Young. ...
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On the Equivalence of "Let Him be Anathema" and Matters of Faith and Morals

When in a biblical passage, such as Gal. 1:8--- But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach a gospel to you besides that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema. or when an Ecumenical ...
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Impact of Catholic Church Sanctions on Remarried Divorcees' Salvation?

Does the imposition of legal sanctions by the Catholic Church on divorced individuals who have remarried carry actual spiritual consequences in the context of their relationship with God, or is it ...
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Does Modern Science's Law of Causation confirm Christianity's Doctrine of Creation as stated in Genesis 1:1 and Acts 17:24? [closed]

The discoveries in modern science by Einstein and Hubble assert that the universe is expanding, and that if the "clock" were rolled back, the universe would come to a "Singularity Point....
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What teachings do all Catholic schools share?

Among the many schools and traditions, what core teachings are shared by all Catholics?
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What is the Catholic church's view on credo-baptist?

I would like to know if Catholic church considers credo-baptism a heresy? And also what exactly there stance is on it?
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What doctrine of the Catholic Church covers the commandment, "Thou shall not commit adultery."?

I am having a discussion with my friend about what church doctrine is applied to the 6th Commandment, "Thou shall not commit adultery." I believe it falls under the doctrine of faith/...
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Why do Christians care so much about what you believe?

Being irreligious I find some arguments in Christianity utterly ridiculous. Like the question of Jesus's nature (miaphysite vs monophysite vs etc.). Why do believers care so much about such ...
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Are WLC's arguments against Relative Identity Trinitarianism valid?

In his book Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview, William Lane Craig offers three arguments against Relative Identity. The first argument regards the alleged "spurious" nature ...
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How do the Apostolic Church install a High priest in light of Hebrews 7?

Recently a certain church (Apostolic Church) installed a High priest as the leader of their church But according to the book of Hebrews the Priesthood of Christ can never be superceded by another ...
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Remarriage of divorced, where adultery doesn't occur until after the divorce?

For convenience, assume that this also applies with the male/female roles reversed: But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality causes her to commit ...
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Do the SDA read secular books during the Sabbath day?

I was reading the Mishnah and I came across this article which says it is unlawful to read secular material during the Sabbath but one is allowed to read only the written law and the oral law(after it ...
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Would the Anglican church accommodate credo baptists?

Is it an our-way-or-the-highway case when it comes to doctrine issues like these or can you discuss it with the local priest? I really could never have a child of mine baptised unless it is something ...
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What are examples of Latter-day Saint doctrines that are NOT completely based on the Bible?

What are examples of Latter-day Saint doctrines that cannot possibly be inferred from reading the Bible only, but require additional sources in order to be established? Note (in response to downvotes):...
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Do Unitarian Universalist churches acknowledge the possibility that the Quran may be the inspired Word of God?

Do Unitarian Universalist churches acknowledge the possibility that the Quran may be the inspired Word of God? Wikipedia states the following, but I desire to know if Unitarians nowadays hold the Qur’...
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According to Roman Catholicism, what is their doctrinal view of the inerrancy of Scripture? [duplicate]

Q: According to modern church tradition and/or doctrine, what is Roman Catholicism’s stance on the inerrancy of Holy Scripture?
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Meaning of confession and doctrine in this context?

What is the difference between the meaning of ‘confession’ and ‘doctrine’ in this context, and what their ‘unity’ is supposed to mean. I know based on my searches that ‘confession’ might mean ...
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How to understand EG White's (SDA) comment on Revelation 14?

(Exodus 31:13-17) What is God's Sign?-The sign of obedience is the observance of the Sabbath of the fourth commandment.If men keep the fourth commandment,they will keep all the rest(Letter 31,1898)(...
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Why do the SDA abstain from pork?

In one of Ellen G White's comments in KJV Bible on Galatians 2 she concurred with the elders in Jerusalem that the Gentiles are free from the obligations of the ceremonial law But the three leading ...
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Is there a name for solving doctrinal disputes that cannot be decided on exegesis alone by surveying the positions of the Ante-Nicene Fathers?

If two mutually contradictory doctrines A and B can both be defended through careful exegesis of different sets of passages, in such a manner that there is no obvious way to "prove" (in a ...
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Why are the SDA still obliged to bring tithes/firstfruits?

According to an Seventh Day Adventist chart (Redemption Series) six out of the seven festivals of Israel came to reality with the coming of Christ 1)Passover-Reality-Jesus became the Passover lamb(1 ...
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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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Why do the SDA reject physical circumcision?

Circumcision is a requirement given to the patriarchs/Mosaic law which somehow the SDA shuns yet hold on to the sabbath law from the same covenant Both requirements are said to be perpetual and ...
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Is there Catholic doctrine about "divine ideas"?

Augustine was a staunch advocate of the "doctrine" of divine ideas, which locates Plato's exemplary forms in the mind of God. The theory seems to have been generally adopted by Thomas ...
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Was Samuel commissioned at twelve according to the SDA?

As I was going through the book of Samuel I came across an interesting comment from EGW concerning the commissioning of Samuel. According to the comment below Samuel was commissioned at twelve years &...
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How do the SDA understand 'Christ's ministry in the heavenly sanctuary' based on Daniel 8:14?

According to fundamental Belief 24: (Christ’s ministry in the Heavenly Sanctuary) the SDA believe that Christ began his investigative judgement in 1844.This they refer to as the end of 2300 days of ...
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According to SDA understanding did Methuselah preach just before the flood?

According to one comment from EGW (SDA) in Genesis 6 she lumps Methuselah and Noah together as having preached to the people prior to the flood. Here is the following quote from EGW on her comment on ...
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Was it on the basis of the devastation of the flood that man was allowed animal flesh?

Genesis 9:3 NASB 3 Every moving thing that is alive shall be food for you; I have given everything to you, as I gave the green plant. In the narrative in Genesis 9 after the flood man is allowed to ...
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What is an overview of denominational doctrines that are most commonly defended by apologists against objections from other denominations? [closed]

Each major Christian denomination accepts some subset of doctrines that are commonly called into question by detractors from other denominations and, therefore, are commonly the subject of formal ...
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According to LDS, on what earth did God live before he became God and created everything?

There is an LDS doctrine which appears in catchy couplet form as follows: As man now is, God once was; as God now is, man may be 5th LDS President Lorenzo Snow is said to have formed this couplet on ...
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Which Catholic doctrines are infallible?

I know that the Pope can speak infallibly (ex cathedra), and that this has officially been done once, as well as three times before Papal infallibility was formally declared. I would assume that any ...
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