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What was original Sin? [closed]

I know this may be a loaded question, but I have come to see that many may miss the point of a key idea in the opening story of mankind. God created the angles and they have a free will, Lucifer ...
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Can a Catholic Bishop Lose His Ecclesiastical Rank without being Defrocked? [duplicate]

My question stems from considering the content found in https://www.facebook.com/MiraclesTruth/photos/a.268944276778281/1277844892554876/?type=3 regarding an unnamed bishop and the correction given ...
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Saints Who Disobeyed Parents or Superiors in Order to Avoid Committing Sin

Regarding Catholic Saints who were members of the laity---I would like to know if there are any who disobeyed their parents in order not to commit sin. (I exclude superiors here, for one could name ...
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Saint Quotes on Holy Obedience to Overcome Satan

I have read at various times in the past regarding the devil's ability to pretend even humility, but his utter inability to feign obedience. Recently, I have tried to find some quotes from Catholic ...
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What, historically, was the stance of the Catholic Church about the duty to obey non-Christian governments?

My understanding of history is that: During the times of the early Roman Empire the stance of the persecuted Christians was that they recognize the authority of the State and the Emperor and obey ...
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Which denominations teach that people who have not heard the Gospel can be saved through obedience to God?

According to the Catholics, Every man who is ignorant of the Gospel of Christ and of his Church, but seeks the truth and does the will of God in accordance with his understanding of it, can be saved. ...
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What is the Protestant view with what happens to a Christian who resists the Devil but he doesn’t flee?

We read a text in Scripture like: “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” ‭‭James‬ ‭4:7‬ Q: What does it mean that a Christian submits to God, resists the devil, but ...
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According to universalists, why should we obey God?

If universal reconciliation is true- so that everybody will eventually come to know God because of his son Yeshua, and therefore nobody will have their flesh burned forever and ever- why should we ...
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What do proponents of "Free Grace" theology believe about the salvation of Judas?

"Free Grace" theology is a strand of Evangelical soteriology that holds that sanctification does not necessarily follow the conversion and justification of a person – that is, those saying that they ...
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What is the argument that we should honour government laws?

I don't believe government laws should be honoured. In the bible, especially the NT, it makes clear that this world is ruled by Satan. Governments carry out capital punishment and support most of the ...
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Why does Nephi believe he can keep all the commandments?

I can't get the wording exactly right on this question, and it's gonna take some explaining. Nephi says this about the Lord's commandment to get the brass plates, "for I know that the Lord giveth ...
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When can our prayers change God's mind/will? Is it wrong to pray against the will of God? [closed]

Firstly I believe that prayer can change God's mind. Like when Moses asked God to not smite the Israelites. But when can our prayers change the will/mind of god? I believe we have to pray that God'...
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Why doesn't God have to keep his own commandments such as "Do not murder"?

In the Bible God gives many commands, but he doesn't seem to have to keep all of them himself. For example in the Ten Commandments God instructs his people not to murder (Exodus 20:13). But God ...
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Which scriptures are used to justify ignoring feelings?

Having attended a number of churches, at least one of which claimed to be 'non-denominational,' I have been subjected to listening to this teaching, which I have seen used to try to convince people ...
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Why couldn't Adam and Eve keep both commandments? [closed]

I hope this question is unique here, but I assure you I have searched and have not yet seen it. (This question is close, but not quite the same.) Adam and Eve were given two commandments: 1) Multiply ...
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Does natural law override silly human laws? [closed]

So Augustine, Aquinas and King agree that we, as Christians and free people are not required to follow human laws that do not comply with the natural moral law . One may well ask: "How can you ...
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Are Christians bound to the laws of their country? [closed]

Clearly not all governments are based on Christian principles. Should Christians be bound to obey the civil laws of their respective countries (states, cities, whatever) even if they disagree with the ...
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Can one sin be worse than another sin, or are all sins equal? [closed]

Since all evil acts come down to disobedience against god, are all evil acts equivalent? Is no sin worse than any other sin? If one sin is worse than another sin does that imply that one act can be ...
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Are sins sinful because they are inherently acts of badness or because they are acts of disobedience against god? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the essence of sin? Reading the question about why eating an apple is a sin and some of its answers and comments made me think. If eating the fruit of the tree of ...
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Is there a name for believing but not obeying?

Although it is a theoretical question, it is still very interesting for me. Is there a system of beliefs or at least a name for people who believe in the existence of God and that events described in ...
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Abraham tries to sacrifice his son. Is exploiting a human a moral behaviour? [closed]

The story of Abraham is talking about a man, who is punished by God to victimize his son, to prove his faith (Gen 22:1–19). Abraham decides to follow his God by killing his own son. But at the last ...
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