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What is the Christian understanding of the vision of Obadiah? [closed]

How do Christians understand the vision of Obadiah? Is this an end time prophecy? If so who is Edom today? If they believe this was already fulfilled in the past and Edom no longer exists then why do ...
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What is the exact nature of Aquinas's private revelation of Jesus to him?

St. Thomas Aquinas is known to make excellent conceptual distinctions in philosophy and theology, most critically in his philosophy and psychology of the human soul, the nature of truth & love in ...
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How do Christians discern between genuine dreams & visions from God and false dreams & visions from a different source (flesh, enemy)?

Dreams & visions - how do Christians discern between genuine dreams & visions from God and false dreams & visions from a different source (flesh, enemy)? Are there any denominations that ...
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Are there modern cases (1900 - present) of heavenly visitations recognized and endorsed by a denomination?

If we assume that the testimony of Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 is veridical, it would seem very counterintuitive (to me) that experiences of heavenly visitations would never happen again. On the ...
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Are there verifiable written reports of Christians praying to God about recent events and receiving supernatural knowledge?

This is not about anecdotal claims, but written, published claims that offer a way of substantiating at least some of it. In other words, this isn't about claims to know something about a person that ...
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Are there any instances in the Old Testament of a person receiving genuine visions, and then later turning to lies and fabricating visions?

There's an instance in the history of one church in particular where it's held that one man had genuine visions from God, but that at a later point in his life after having been excommunicated he ...
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Are there any documented cases of prophecies, dreams or visions (Joel 2) in modern times (1900 - present) that are endorsed by a denomination?

In Acts 2, during the Sermon at Pentecost, Peter reminded his astonished Jewish audience about the well-known prophecy uttered by the prophet Joel: 14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up ...
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Is there any Scriptural support for claims about Jesus appearing to Muslims in dreams and visions?

I've heard many testimonies and claims about Muslims converting to Christianity because Jesus allegedly appeared to them in dreams and visions. For the interested reader, these are some example ...
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Will God give us the gift of vision, dream, and prophecy if we request Him?

In Acts 2:1-4 the believers were filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in other languages, as the Holy Spirit gave them this ability. Then in Acts 2:14-21 Peter quoted Joel 2:28-32 to ...
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How did people know that their visions of God were not false before the Bible was as a book compiled?

I looked at many Christian apologist websites, like GotQuestions, which states that anybody who claims to see God can have their claims evaluated by Scripture. So far so good, but how would people ...
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According to Catholicism how does a person discriminate between hearing the true word of God versus a hallucination or a demon?

How does the Catholic Church answer this question: Suppose you hear God make you a commandment, how do you differentiate that from either your own internal monologue or from an imposter angel or ...
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Does the Pope talk with God?

We know that visionaries, such as them, talk/talked with the Virgin Mary or God. But does the Pope directly talk with God or the Virgin Mary? Or, does he do it in any other, not-direct, way? Is it ...
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As a Catholic, am I obliged to believe in visions and saints?

I am a Catholic. There are many visions and ecstasy and saints. As a Catholic, am I obliged to believe in visions and saints?
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Does the Catholic Church have to submit to an approved private revelation?

...Hence, public revelation is the deposit of faith and rule of faith and must be lived by all Catholics.[14] Saint Thomas Aquinas taught that all public revelation ended with the death of Saint ...
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In Scripture - Was Prophecy That was Spoken in Good Faith, ever Corrected?

1. Question - A Reference Request: Is there any occasion in scripture where someone prophesied to another and made an honest mistake, or were later corrected? Note: This is apart from any ...
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How does a lamb take a scroll and break its seals? (Revelation 5) [closed]

Revelation 5 describes a vision of a lamb with seven eyes and seven horns, appearing to stand as if slain. It takes the scroll, and then goes on in chapter 6 to start breaking the seals of the scroll. ...
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What does the Bible say about people who see dead people? [closed]

I have a friend who sees people who have passed away. She can see, hear, and talk to them. This isn't fake, she really can. She recently told me that she sees my deceased grandfather at our ball games....
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