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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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Would it be correct to say that we could associate Christianity with terms like "way of life", "lifestyle", "philosophy" etc.?

I suppose this is a very broad subject with varying opinions. According to Britannica, Confucianism is associated with the following terms & definitions: ( Reference:
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Was the first Christian community a model for Religious Orders?

Pope Francis: “The Acts of the Apostles relate that ‘no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common.’ This is not communism, but pure Christianity,” ...
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When people say "I am waiting on God." Are they afraid to take action in their own lives? [closed]

When people say "I am waiting on God." Are they afraid to take action in their own lives? I have heard so many people in the church claim that they know the will of God, and what God's will ...
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Is it possible to describe Christian lifestyle? [closed]

I just finished reading the book "Living a Jewish Life," which explains the lifestyle practices that Jewish people generally follow, regardless of their faith or beliefs. It discusses the holidays and ...
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In today's world, what drug use would be deemed pharmakeia, or sorcery, as it is listed in Galatians 5:20? [closed]

In Galatians 5:20, among the deeds of the flesh, Paul lists "pharmakeia," which, as i understand, is commonly translated as sorcery or witchcraft, referring to the use or administering of drugs or ...
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What did St. John Chrysostom mean by saying there is no difference between what is demanded from the monastics and the laity?

"You greatly delude yourself and err, if you think that one thing is demanded from the layman and another from the monk; since the difference between them is in that whether one is married or not, ...
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Where did Jesus stay during his 3.5 year ministry?

The Bible says all people went to their home but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives and came back to the temple early in the morning. but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. At dawn he appeared again ...
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Does Luke 13:24 give us a more vivid picture of how many people will be saved? [closed]

I mean how many times have we said 'let me see' or 'let me try'. Or how many times have we felt like - I'm trying to be a Christian. Seems like trying is not good enough according to Luke 13:24: ...
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Can a Catholic ask for protection from a priest in case his/her spouse has filed a no-fault divorce?

In the case of no-fault divorce, if one spouse files for divorce and the other spouse does not want a divorce, then can the other spouse receive protection from the Catholic priest in order to prevent ...
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How do I find Jesus in everything? [closed]

Life is so busy and there are so many things to do, so many problems to deal with. But I don't want to walk with God just 'sometimes', I want to see Him in everything, not just in church or when I am ...
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The Tyranny of the Weaker Brother [closed]

The Bible has a couple of sections talking about responsibility to the "weaker brother", primarily 1 Corinthians 8 and Romans 14. Both ask someone stronger in their faith, who is not disturbed by ...
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How ambitious should a Christian be? [closed]

According to Luke 16:13 (ESV): No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and ...
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How can one overcome lustful desires? [closed]

Eighty Three percent of college students and fifty five percent of pastors are said to be addicted to pornography. (link) Even the most Godly men, like David (OT) has been trapped by these desires. ...'s user avatar