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How do believers in contemporary miracles from God interpret passages indicating that (all) miracles during the end times are attributed to Satan?

Passage (KJV) Content Matthew 7:21-23 21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will ...
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What is the meaning of the "mark" in the original text of the Book of Revelation?

An English version of the relevant part of the Scripture is this: "16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their ...
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Is the beast in Revelation 19, a man? [closed]

Scripture says that Jesus will make war on the enemies of God from a horse and his sword will be the word of his mouth. It looks like the devil will lead an army of men into a war against Jesus' ...
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Is John 5:24 speaking of being born again?

John 5:24 (ESV) Truly truly I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and he does not come into judgement but has passed from death to life. The verse states ...
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What was Athanasius's view on the Millennium?

I have heard some theologians coming from both amillennial and premillianial perspectives claiming Athanasius as one of their own. As is often the case with modern readers of the Church Fathers, there ...
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When is Zechariah 14:16 happening?

Everyone who is left of all the nations that came against Jerusalem will go up year after year to bow down to the King, the LORD of hosts, and to celebrate the feast of Booths. 17 Should any of the ...
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Luke 17. Do these two verses speak contrary to a pre-trib rapture?

Luke 17:32, 33 32 Remember Lot's wife. 33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it. Do these two verses contradict with the idea of ...
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Are any denominations seeing AI as the 'beast which rises up out of the sea'?

By harnessing the power of AI and machine learning paired with the right data from satellites and beyond, our models are giving us a picture of the world we’ve never seen before. And it’s allowing us ...
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Immediate life after death in Christ?

If there's immediate life after death in Christ, why in the second coming, will he raise those who died in Christ Jesus? John 11:25 I am the resurrection & the life those who believe in me, even ...
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Why some believe that Apocalypse will be triggered by The Temple of Solomon?

Maybe this question is better suited for Biblical Hermeneutics, but it is on-topic here too. We know that King Solomon built a temple in Jerusalem for God, then the Assyrians or Babylonians (I forget ...
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According to Catholic theology, can a damned person be resuscitated, converted, and then go to Heaven?

In canto 20 of Dante's Paradiso, Dante describes what Ciardi's footnotes on lines 106-117 say is a pious tradition that Pope Gregory (540-604) prayed for the salvation of the Emperor Trajan (53-117) ...
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Absence of Denarius implies the third scroll has already been opened in Revelation 6?

The Revelation that Jesus Christ gave to his servant John describes a series of seven scrolls and seven trumpets that precede the end of the age. The scrolls are opened and in the first four, John is ...
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Are there any denominations that have commented upon the significance of climate change in regard to these prophecies which point to Christ's return?

This question takes as an example the following news report of recent global events, linked to the Bible verses quoted below about the end of the end-times (not an exhaustive list, but all taken from ...
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How would you come to a pre-tribulational rapture view from scratch?

One of my close friends has recently taken to believing in a pre-trib rapture, and out of respect for her, I've tried my best to understand why she believes it. I've seen the texts which the pre-...
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Was Nebuchadnezzar's golden image a foreshadow to the image of the beast?

God revealed a lot about the end times through the prophet Daniel during the Babylonian exile. The first revelation about the eternal future kingdom of Christ is shown to the king via a dream where ...
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Does the false prophet cause the spirit of Satan to move into the image to give it life?

The Bible mentions in a passage that the flesh cannot have life without the spirit. Both the spirit and the flesh need to be present for that person to be considered a living soul and for this I am ...
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Bema judgement of bad works

Bible commentators generally believe that Christians will be rewarded for good works at the Bema judgement. I am unclear of the purpose of judging my evil/bad/worthless works after I am already saved ...
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Does Hosea 6:2 place the Second Coming of the Christ at 3000 AD? [closed]

In Bible prophecy, a single day literally stands for one thousand years. In the book of Hosea chapter 6 verse 2 then it says that: After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will raise us ...
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Looking for the Context Surrounding This St. Robert Bellarmine Quote

This quotation attributed to St. Robert Bellarmine: "It is granted to few to recognize the true Church amid the darkness of so many schisms and heresies, and to fewer still so to love the truth ...
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2 Corinthians 5:10 addresses the Judgment Seat of Christ. What is the result of the individuals' judgment?

This judgment is of individual Christians and addresses their actions and attitudes during their human life. The question concerns the result of the judgment. What will change in the believer’s future ...
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What was the reason for the suspension of the “vegetarian mandate” in Gen 9:1-3 after maintaining it for over 1500 years? [closed]

Three points: #1 The “vegetarian mandate” was part and parcel of God’s original plan for creation. If one looks closely, one finds that the first chapter in Genesis is consistent in showing that the ...
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Is there a standard term for all "saved" people?

Is there a standard term within theological literature for the set of people who will receive eternal life? I've noticed that many Christians use the word "Christians" to refer to this set ...
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Building in heaven or raised imperishable?

It seems that believers will receive their new bodies at the second coming: 1 Cor 15:51,52: "Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed — in a flash, in the ...
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Does Revelation 3:10 really confirm the rapture before beast mark?

Revelation 3:10 states: 10 Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the ...
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Does 2 Thessalonians 1:9-10 contradict premillennialism?

In 2 Thessalonians 1:9-10, Paul writes of the wicked (NKJV, emphasis mine): These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, when He ...
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According to Reformed Theologians, when did the kingdom of God arrive?

Q: According to Reformed Theologians, when did the Kingdom of God arrive? Pentecost? Jesus’ incarnation? Or the end of the age? There is a translation debate about the verse saying “the kingdom of ...
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An Original Source Containing the Sermon of St. Leonard of Port Maurice: The Little Number of Those Who are Saved

This rather famous homily of the eighteenth century Franciscan is rather easy to come by on the internet; for example, see https://www.saintsbooks.net/books/St.%20Leonard%20of%20Port%20Maurice%20-%...
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Can we conclude that there is food and drink in heaven because Jesus ate and drank after the resurrection?

The glorified body of Jesus who appeared to the disciples after resurrection is one of the most foundational truths of Christianity, the basis of our hope for our future resurrection of the body as ...
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How do believers in eternal conscious separation/torment reconcile their belief with Jesus' words at Matthew 10:39?

Matthew 10:39 Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. Jesus has just warned His disciples of the hardships they will face if they choose to follow ...
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What is the Biblical basis for the notion that the wicked are resurrected in immortal bodies just like the righteous?

Those who purport the traditional doctrine of eternal conscious torment/separation, which asserts that the wicked do not physically die at the final judgment, but are instead consciously separated ...
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How do proponents of eternal conscious torment/separation reconcile their beliefs with Luke 13:3, 5?

Luke 13:1-5 There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2 And he answered them, “Do you think that these Galileans ...
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2 Thessalonians 2:4 - What is the biblical basis for thinking the Antichrist/Man of Lawlessness will set himself up in a rebuilt temple in Jerusalem?

Yesterday I was asked if 2 Thessalonians 2:4 suggests that the Antichrist will sit on God’s throne in a rebuilt temple in Jerusalem. Speaking prophetically about “the man of sin, the son of perdition”...
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Could the intentional killing of civilians in primarily Christian Ukraine be included in symbolism within the book of Revelation?

On the English Wikipedia page for Ukraine, the following demographics are presented: Since the country is 87.3% Christian, the intentional targeting of civilians constitutes the intentional targeting ...
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Is Dr Bass correct in her assessment of current religious conservative desires for Unity?

Religious historian Diana Butler Bass, PhD in Religious Studies, Duke University (and see, also, below) is quoted by Prabhash K Dutta in an article in India Today - titled 'Is there a religious angle ...
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Are we on the brink of 'Armageddon'?

My question is addressed to those who accept that Jesus Christ will return at a time of extreme crisis : and that his return will (immediately) signal the end of time ; the end of this present ...
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What did the Early Church (ante-Nicene period) believe about Gehenna and the Second Death?

Gehenna according to Strong's Concordance geenna: Gehenna, a valley W. and South of Jer., also a symbolic name for the final place of punishment of the ungodly Original Word: γέεννα, ης, ἡ Part of ...
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How can the wicked live for eternity in hell when they are completely separated from the only source of eternal life?

There are some who believe that the "Second Death" in Revelation is not literal, but figurative of eternal separation from God in hell. Revelation 20:14 Then death and Hades were thrown ...
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When Christ refers to the end times, does the Catholic Church say that he was was referring to the destruction of the Temple, or the apocalypse?

I've read that whenever Jesus or the Apostles refer to the end times (prior to 70 AD) they are referring to the destruction of the Temple by Titus in 70 AD. But I've also read that Jesus and the ...
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How do proponents of an intermediate state interpret Matthew 7:21-23?

Matthew 7:21-23 (ESV): 21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me,...
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Did anyone before Jesus go to Heaven and Will They Be Raised Up On the Last Day? (John 6)

I am deeply troubled in this matter of Soteriology and Eschatology. John 6:52-59 52 The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” 53 So Jesus said to ...
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Are there any Early Church Fathers, Doctors of the Church or Catholic Saints who believed the world would possibly end by a comet hitting the earth?

Are there any Early Church Fathers or Doctors of the Church or Catholic Saints who believed the world would possibly end by a comet hitting the earth or coming in close contact with it? The other day, ...
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What is the origin of the belief that God will not destroy the world but use the current one?

After a discussion about climate change with other believers, I noted that the Lord will destroy the Earth and create a new one - particularly in light of Isaiah 65:17-25 & 2 Peter 3:7 where it ...
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How do Catholics deal with prophecies of future perpetual animal sacrifice?

I was having a friendly discussion with a Jewish person about the Scriptures. He took issue with some of the verses in the book of Hebrews, chiefly this verse (bracketed inclusions and italics my own):...
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How do Jehovah’s Witnesses support their belief that only 144,000 persons can be in the New Covenant and go to heaven, there to rule with Christ Jesus

This is the second in a series of three questions about the beliefs of Jehovah’s Witnesses. This is the first question: How do Jehovah’s Witness support their belief that Jesus started ruling (...
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How do Jehovah’s Witness support their belief that Jesus started ruling (invisibly) from heaven in 1914? What has been happening in those 107 years?

I have been asked to write an article on what Jehovah’s Witnesses believe with regard to Jesus’ return or presence in 1914. Here are some quotes from official J.W. sources that I know about: The 2,...
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What does Trinitarian Protestantism understand by the 'filling up of the wrath of God'?

And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God. [Revelation 15:1 KJV] Some (see 'Revelation' by John ...
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According to post-2000 Young Earth Creationists / premillennialists, when do (did) we reach year 6000?

Wikipedia states that Young Earth Creationists are among premillennialists, as well as several early church fathers, who believe that human history will continue for 6,000 years and then will enjoy ...
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Quotations from the early church fathers who support the Jewish year 6000 as significant to eschatology

In Judaism, Year 6000 (2239 AD) marks the latest time for the initiation of the Messianic Age so the Year 6000 will mark the beginning of Sabbath day for God. 2 Peter 3:8 says: But do not overlook ...
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Did identifying various things as the Mark of the Beast only start in late 1900s?

The earliest example that I could easily find of something being identified as the Mark of the Beast is the barcode in the 1970s, and since then numerous other candidates have appeared. Is this ...
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Can someone clarify the eastern orthodox teaching "Temps Immobile" of Fr. Alexander Schmemann?

I've been reading about Eastern Orthodox theology and one thing that caught my attention is the unusual view of time that some Eastern Orthodox theologians have, in particular Fr. Alexander Schmemann. ...
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