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How does the Catholic Church reconcile Matt 22:39 with Luke 14:26?

In Luke 14:26 (Douay-Rheims) we read: If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea and his own life also, he cannot be my ...
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Should Christians repent for the failures of Christianity to live up to Christ's commands in Church history? [closed]

Looking back at church history, the Universal Church has failed miserably at keeping Christ’s command when it comes to all Christians. A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just ...
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Why does James associate physical illness to sin? [migrated]

We read in James 5:14-16 (NIV); 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer offered in ...
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Men covering their heads in Catholic churches?

Are Christian (Catholic) men allowed to cover their head? I've told no they can't, because Paul said not too, or some say yes, because Jesus himself did, and what Paul says didn't matter, but if a man ...
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Is professing verbal belief in Jesus Christ worth nothing, in itself, given what Jesus said to many who believed on him in John 8:30?

As Jesus continued his discourse, where many believed on him, he then goes on to say their father is the devil! It ends up with those very ones trying to stone him. Is there a contradiction between ...
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Where is Luke 24:47 referenced in the Old Testament? [migrated]

According to Luke 24:47. Jesus says "it is written" that "...repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name" Where, in the Old Testament, the allusion that ...
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Which Person of the Trinity is the Ancient of Days sitting on His throne?

Accordring to Trinitarians who is this person with a form, sitting on His throne? Daniel 7:9-27 New King James Version Vision of the Ancient of Days 9 “I watched till thrones were put in place, And ...
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The status of Mosaic Law during Jesus' lifetime

How can the following verses be reconciled? Matthew 5:18-20: “Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or the smallest part of a letter will pass from the law, ...
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Soul transfer belief

Does Christianity believe in a soul transfer? Soul transfer
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Rest in peace (RIP) phrase

How to ensure whether once a person man or woman passes away, his or her soul (RIP) is resting in peace now?
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What is the biblical basis for the argument that the 'mission of Jesus' was to 'restore humanity to a state of sinless purity'?

The teachings of the Unification Church are based on the Bible but with new interpretations, and Moon saw his role as completing the unfulfilled mission of Jesus to restore humanity to a state of “...
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Were only the eleven instructed to 'teach and baptise' or was there a 'Great Commission' made to the entire Church?

Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. [Matthew 28:16 KJV] The eleven had a specific appointment and at that appointment they were ...
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What pronouns make most sense when referencing the Trinity?

The Trinity is 3 persons sharing 1 essence. They share It. (Where does the "He", "Him", "Me", "My" come from?) Jesus uses plural personified pronouns when ...
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According to the Trinitarian interpretation of John 17:3, if Jesus's God and Father is the 1 True God, what type of god is Jesus?

If the Father is the only God who is True, than what type of godhood is the 2nd person of the trinity? John 17:3 (Jesus speaking to his God and Father) And this is eternal life, that they may know ...
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Does Papias’ vine statement impact on his reliability?

Papias was a church father from 60-130 AD. It is often said that he represents an authentic chain of tradition back to the original apostles as he has connections to either John, or elders related to ...
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Do Christians have the power to condemn?

It is recorded in the Gospel of John that after Jesus's death and resurrection, he appeared to the disciples and said the following: On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples ...
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Why did Jesus and Elijah act so differently?

Why did Jesus forbid his disciples to say goodbye to their families? Luk 9:59-62 NKJV 59 Then He said to another, "Follow Me." But he said, "Lord, let me first go and bury my father.&...
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What (if anything) are the differences between God's Will, Commands of Jesus, Ten Commandments? [closed]

Is there a difference between: God's Will and the Commands of Jesus God's Will and the 10 Commandments The Commands of Jesus and the 10 Commandments
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Does the creative "spoken word" of Jesus (e.g. Luke 18:42) demand a Young Earth Fiat Creation interpretation of Gen. 1:1?

Since Jesus could create living organs (eyes, legs, whole bodied such as that of Lazarus, etc.) and even bring food into existence, in a split moment of time, do these feats demand accepting the short ...
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How do JW reconcile that their foundational belief about Worship of Christ made them idolatrous? [closed]

Russel wrote... "It seems clear that His Divinity was retained in humanity because He repeatedly spoke of Himself as having come down from heaven, and because He, though passing through trial ...
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Which nature of Christ said “My Father is greater than I” (John 14:28)?

Jesus said, “My Father is greater than I” (John 14:28). It would be a ridiculous thing for a mere human being to say this. This statement, therefore, seems to argue against a ‘mere man’ interpretation ...
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Given that Jesus can read minds. Why did God need to observe external behavior to know what was in the heart?

Given that Jesus can read minds. Why did God need to observe external behavior to know what was in the heart? In Mark 2:8 it reads And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so ...
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Is the will of God always fulfilled?

Is the will of God always fulfilled? In Mark 14:36 it reads And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt. ...
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When Jesus says "Amen, Amen I say to you" is that a hint that the next thing He says should be taken "more literally" than usual?

At my son's confirmation class last night the teacher told him that our priest told him (and I haven't confirmed this with the priest) that whenever Jesus says "Amen Amen I say to you", that ...
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Was Jesus opposed to homosexual activity? [closed]

The Old Testament is clear on male homosexual activity. From Leviticus 20:13: If a man lies down with a male as one lies down with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. Leviticus is ...
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Do Biblical literalists believe we should gouge our eyes out or cut off our hands?

Biblical literalism, according to GotQuestions' article What is biblical literalism?, "is the position of most evangelicals and Christian fundamentalists [as well as GotQuestions]." In ...
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Did Jesus set different standards for expressing compassion towards a foreigner versus a gentile?

In a fore-frame of Final Judgement, we see Jesus telling those on his left: I was a stranger and you did not welcome me (Matt 25:43) The concept of one's being kind to the stranger is derived from ...
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Based on post-2000 scholarly research, how do Christians defend that it was Jesus himself who prophesied the first Jewish-Roman war?

It's a common assertion by liberal Bible scholars that rather than Jesus himself who prophesied the destruction of the temple in AD 70 along with the ensuing wars and sufferings, it was the Gospel ...
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What were the nice things Jesus Christ did in his life that he is loved by so many people around the world?

I belong to a third world country where the official religion is fascist, irrational and unequal. Those who try to convert to other religions are harassed and marginalized. But when I compare my ...
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Why did Jesus in John 14:28 say he "was going to the Father?"

So I've got a Muslim person trying to prove their religion through the Bible. To them, Jesus wasn't crucified but he immediately ascended. That Muslim person says in John 14:28, Jesus says "I am ...
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In Trinitarian theologies, which nature is subservient to the Father?

In Trinitarian theology, when Jesus uttered the following words that indicate his subservience to the Father, which nature was Jesus "accessing" / "operating in": his divine nature,...
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Does Jesus Christ explicitly deny transmigration or explicitly state there's only one birth?

Mainstream Christianity does not subscribe to the belief of transmigration or rebirth as a real phenomenon. And the popular reference to this is Hebrews 9:27 English Standard Version 27. And just as ...
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Why is there a day of judgement? [closed]

John 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. ...
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Can Christians have a right to defend themselves? [closed]

My friend is a Progressive Christian who argues that as Christians it is immoral for Christians to either defend themselves or their family and must be like Jesus a pacifist, he then goes on to quote ...
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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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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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Why did Jesus not clearly state the Old Testament canon, instead of letting others to take account for that?

I was wondering, why might Jesus not have stated the Old Testament canon in something like a list, and instead let others take account (define and compile) for that canon?
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If existence is greater than nonexistence, how could it have been better for Judas not to have been born (Mt. 26:24)?

Using natural reason it seems necessary to conclude that hell is a less evil fate than annihilation. If we recognize that evil is a lack of good, and existence is a good, then we can conclude that ...
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Where does the OT predict the Son of man?

Jesus referred to things written about the Son of man, including His death and resurrection: "All things which are written through the prophets about the Son of Man will be accomplished. For He ...
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What is a biblical & practical fail-safe method for forgiving others that cause me repeated pain?

I notice many Christians struggling with 'unforgiveness' - or rather find it difficult to forgive as Jesus Christ instructs in Matthew 18:22 - forgive seventy times seven times - interpreted as more ...
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Which translation of the bible does this version of the Lord's Prayer come from?

When I was very young, the version of the Lord's Prayer that I was taught went like this: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in ...
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What is the most dangerous heresy that exists in the church today? [closed]

There are many heresies referenced in the New Testament and even more that have surfaced in the centuries since it was written. One is alluded to in the account of Simon Magus. 9Now there was a man ...
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Does any denomination believe that Jesus left something in writing?

We read of the immediate reaction of Jesus when Pharisees brought to him an adulteress to be stoned to death: They said this to test him, so that they might have some charge to bring against him. ...
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What did Jesus mean by saying "night is coming.." at Jn 9: 4?

We read of the miraculous cure of the man born blind , and the words of the Lord preceding the incident , at John 9: 4-5: "We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is ...
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Can the entirety of Jesus's teachings be summed up in a few words? A phrase or sentence? [closed]

Albert Einstein once said "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." So I asked myself what the most comprehensive explanation of Jesus's teachings would be. I ...
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What's the essence of Jesus's teachings? [closed]

Is it possible to discuss the nature of Jesus's teachings outside the context of Roman/English influence on biblical translation and transcription? In pondering the complexities that evolve from ...
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Mary as the road that we must travel in order to reach God?

According to Pope Francis: Mary is not only the bridge joining us to God; she is more. She is the road that God travelled to reach us, and the road that we must travel in order to reach him. How do ...
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Trinity and incarnation

If the Son does whatever the Father does (John 5:19), does that mean the Father also incarnated for the Son to incarnate?
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How can Jesus be both root and offspring of David if he was only a man and did not pre-exist his incarnation?

There is a related question here: hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/56196/… We are told in various imagery that Messiah would come in the line of David and be a branch or rod that sprouts ...
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How do Cessationists interpret John 14:8-14, especially verses 11 and 12?

John 14:8-14 (NIV): 8 Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” 9 Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone ...
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