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Is it ever possible to tell the purpose-driven purpose (in general sense) of a respected distressed disabled person?

I believe when a person is born God chooses him or her to carry out an action on this planet. And until that action is carried out they can never retreat from this world. Paralyzed people fully from ...
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Help interpreting a Christian allusion in Willa Cather's 'One of Ours' [closed]

In Willa Cather's 'One of Ours', there is a passage about a preacher at a country wedding. Here is his thought that I have trouble interpreting: He looked disconsolately into his ruddy goblet and ...
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What is the meaning of “excellent things” in Proverbs 22:20

Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge, that I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth... -- Proverbs 22:20 (KJV) In the KJV of this verse, the ...
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What precisely is the sacramental “economy”? In which sense it is an economy?

I have always been puzzled by the use of the word "economy" linked to the sacraments, or in other expressions like "economy of salvation", "economy of creation", Divine "economy" (see full list of its ...
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What is the meaning of 'scandalous' associated with the crucifixion of Jesus?

There is a song, "Beautiful Scandalous Night." Also, I have heard this term used with regards to the crucifixion. I assume this does not have the colloquial meaning. What does it mean?
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How do Lutherans interpret Matthew 15:11?

"What goes into someone's mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them." Matthew 15:11. I guess one thing that Jesus wants to say here is that eating pork ...
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Meaning of the expression “I cling to cross of Christ” [closed]

What is meaning of the expression «I cling to cross of Christ»? (1) In the context of this expression, what does the act of clinging mean? Was it an expression or something similar used by early ...
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Why does Jesus say this about disciples forgiving others their sins? [closed]

John 20:20-23 ESV Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy ...
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If an asteroid obliterated Planet Earth, could that be interpreted as God's “Second Flood”? [closed]

I have a hypothetical question, in search of a Biblical-based doctrinal answer. A man and a woman participate in NASA's very first two-way expedition to Mars. After reaching Mars, they look back and ...