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If marriage is not a sacrament, why should Christians care how the civil authorities define it?

The reformers rejected the sacrament of marriage and turned marriage over to the civil authorities. (I understand that reformation churches even stopped conducting weddings for a few centuries.) Today,...
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Did God choose the apostles? [on hold]

Did God choose the apostles? Side note: It's my very first question here, let me know if I have to edit it if too broad. I don't want it to be-opinion based, that's why I just ask without more ...
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Is the Eucharist a Christian fulfillment of the Jewish OT Passover?

"Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. 29 But I ...
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How did Christians get from the biblical feast of Passover to Easter sunday?

Can any one offer an educated answer of how the Christian Church moved from Passover on the 14th day of the first biblical month to the day we now call Easter? (You can even pretend Passover and ...
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What is older: Dead Sea Scrolls or Septuagint? Which is more reliable?

In the future, I will learn Koine Greek and I will read the New Testament in it’s original language. I will also read the Septuagint. The Dead Sea scrolls are all fragments so They are defined not ...
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How can one have eternal life by the death of Jesus or by Jesus teachings? [closed]

Before the death of Jesus, Jesus was teaching the birth of eternal life(birth of the Spirit) which steps are not completely describe by the four gospel (Matthew, mark, Luke, and john). On several note ...
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What do LDS believe regarding the necessity of suffering?

I apologize for the length of this question, but it requires establishing some premises that refute the most common response, being that the purpose of suffering is for us to learn and grow, and be ...
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Did Lot's daughters rape Lot?

I read this horrifying article that sounds like victim blaming. I think this is like how rape victims are told they got raped because of they way they dressed, of where or when they went or, like Lot, ...
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When did the Early Church begin and end their twice weekly fasts?

In the Didache, it tells us "8:2 but keep your fast on the fourth and on the preparation day (Friday)." Assuming that some actually did keep these weekly fasts, when exactly did they begin and end? ...
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Are the ancient indulgences still valid, those decreed by the previous Popes?

I found in a 1676 old book that indulgences are granted to the people who wear their rosary around the neck, around the wrist or at the belt. Is it still valid ?
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According to Catholic Social Doctrine what duties do Catholics have towards sex offenders on supervisory release?

If a government authority decides to place two child sex offenders on Supervisory Release in a vacant house in the immediate proximity of ones family, should that placement be fought or is it the duty ...
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Is Hell, the Lake of Fire & the Bottomless Pit all the same place? [closed]

For what reason is there for a new prison of the damned if there already is one in Sheol? Is it possible they all speak of the same place, just having multiple names for different points in scripture?...
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In Common Priesthood, what will be our sacrifice?

In Catholicism, we believe every baptized Christian participates in the common priesthood (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1547). A priest offers sacrifice to God. In that case what will be the ...
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Can you find scholarly support that Behemoth is an example of humble submission?

In the Book of Job, chapter 40 describes Behemoth, a large land animal that may be mythical, a hippo, an herbivourous dinosaur, or an as yet uncreated beast that God has in the works for the future. I ...
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How many died because of immorality in the wilderness?

Why does 1 Corinthians 10:8 say that 23,000 Israelites fell in one day for committing fornication, while Numbers 25:9 gives the figure as 24,000? 1 Cor 10:8 NWT Neither let us practice sexual ...
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Jesus and Contingency

Let's assume that God is omnipotent in the sense that he can do anything which is logically possible (so that he cannot create square circles because a square circle is a contradiction). Now it is ...
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What does 1 Corinthians 15:19 actually mean? [migrated]

I came across the following verse in a YouTube advertisement about christianity. NIV 1 Corinthians 15:19 If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied. I ...
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Through what procedure is canon law amended?

The Code of Canon Law has undergone at least one other version since the first in 1917, and has received amendments since the 1983 version from what I've read. What would warrant a new version of ...
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Can a priest give a Mass in American Sign Language (ASL)? What does he do when he is supposed to lift up the Eucharist while speaking in ASL?

Part of the mass involves the priest lifting up the Eucharist and saying the following aloud: Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to ...
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Without an annulment, a convert is confirmed and receives first communion

A non-baptized man marries a Catholic, then divorces. Then the non-baptized man remarries a Protestant. During this marriage the man is baptized Protestant. The man later coverts to Catholicism and ...
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What was the forgers intentions for doing their forgeries?

I've been reading on some of the Apocrypha lately and a question arose. Why would people make forgeries of such important texts? I understand that the writers were trying to gain followers to their ...
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What's the origin of this approach of trying to obtain meaning from the individual letters of Hebrew words?

In a recent question about the names of God, two answers from different people wrote that the letters of the Tetragrammaton by themselves give the meaning of: The Hebrew letters mean “Behold the ...
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Did early Christians believe the world was about to end?

Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom. (Matthew 16:28, NIV) Edit: adding another verse in ...
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Comparison of Age of Earth according to Biblical theories

I Have read that according to Biblical references the age of earth is 6000 years. Even if you quote Young Earth Creationism they too will give only 10,000 years old. While in different belief like ...
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Why are there differences in events within the Gospels?

Why does the gospel of Matthew claim that it was Mary Magdalene who annointed Jesus's feet with oil and Luke claim it was an unnamed woman?
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Is there any evidence to support the authenticity of the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote a paper on the subject: "The Ethics of Late Judaism as Evidenced in the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs". The writings consist of the last words and ...
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How do soul sleep adherents explain 1 Peter 3:18-20?

1 Peter 3:18-20: Because even Messiah once suffered for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to Elohim, having been put to death indeed in flesh but made alive in the Spirit, 19 in ...
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God appearing to non-believers

I just want to know what bible verse is it that talks about God appearing to a group of non-believers and even after seeing God they still didn't believe.
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What are the main differences between Jesusonians and Protestant christians?

Both groups have much variation from the traditional beliefs. Also I just recently heard of the Jesusonian denomination. What are the main differences between these two denominations?
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Famous Pre Reformation Christian Pastors (Non Catholic)

After the Splintering of the Protestant Revolt, there have been many men who are famous as Pastors and Preachers even up to the present day, the Billy Grahams the Joel Olstiens, John McArthurs, an ...
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How did Christians respond to abortion in the early Church?

I think that the churches (all Christians, Catholics, Protestants, Greek Orthodox and others) should be involved in the fight against legalized abortion. I am looking to the history of the Church to ...
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Has anyone else noticed some scriptures have changed in recent years? [duplicate]

I have noticed one scripture in particular is seemingly different. The one where the lion will lay down with the lamb. It now reads the wolf will lay down with the lamb..this is totally not how I ...
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GOD/JESUS - Greek - Yahuwah/Yashuah - Hebrew

Growing up having a Christian background, I was taught to use God/Jesus to refer to the Creator and Son. Recently, I've come across some information stating that our Creator has a Name and that we ...
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Proverb 30 v:32 [closed]

I have a problem accepting and interpreting the following verse in christianity and it says: if you have played the fool and have planned evil put your hand over your mouth and it continues saying , ...
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Salvation by the blood of Jesus [duplicate]

Can someone please help me with a biblical verse showing how people were saved before our Lord's sacrifice.
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what does it mean of Exodus 35:5? [migrated]

Exodus 35:5 NIV From what you have, take an offering for the LORD. Everyone who is willing is to bring to the LORD an offering of gold, silver and bronze Because my English is limited, to me the ...
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Jesus marks on Paul's body [closed]

I don't understand quite well Galatians 6:17. What are Jesus marks on Paul's body? Does he want to talk about his strips after being beaten up for the gospel or spiritual marks? Do we believers ...
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Resources in Helping Choose an Orthodox Patron Saint

I'm currently a catechumen in the Orthodox Church and am trying to decide on a Patron Saint. I've done some research in regards to Saints on or close to my birthday however I am curious as to whether ...
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Why was Jesus asleep during the storm?

In the Bible, it is said that Jesus was asleep in the boat during the storm. What is the reason?
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Revelations 12- who do you think the man- child is?

LETS learn REVELATIONS I can answer a lot of Questions and I’m sure you can to!
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Find this quote regarding Inspiration of the Apocrapha

I once read a passage from one of the apocrypha books but I don't remember which one. I believe that it's from one of the books of the Maccabees but I was unable to find it. In paraphrasing, from what ...
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How did scripture get the name bible?

A man came to my home and said that scriptures got the name bible from a prostitution city called Byblos near Tyre. He said that Byblos means "city of bastards" and it was deceptively put on the bible ...
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Has Peter Lombard ever been venerated in the Catholic Church?

Peter Lombard was allegedly one of the most important theologians of the Middle Ages. As Wikipedia states, he was: Bishop of Paris, and author of Four Books of Sentences, which became the standard ...
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Is Isaiah 56:4,5 the prophecy about Catholic saints and statues?

In Isaiah 56:4,5 we read For thus says the Lord: To the eunuchs who keep my sabbaths, who choose the things that please me and hold fast my covenant, 5 I will give, in my house and ...
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Did Jesus act out His parables?

We see in the parables of Jesus, many moments which provide for dramatic presentation, like the scene of the prodigal son envying the well-fed swines, or the father running to the gate to receive ...
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Do Protestants understand Jesus to be both “the son of Adam” and “the son of God”?

Do Protestants understand Jesus to be both "the son of Adam" and "the son of God"?
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What does “it is finished” mean? [closed]

In Old Testament sacrifice, High Priest said 'It is finished' when he had killed the lamb; to say it is finished lamb had to die and then the sacrifice was finished. But Jesus Christ said it is ...
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Do any second century Christian or Jewish writings discuss the Great Revolt of 70 AD?

The canonical New Testament was written before 70 AD. I have the impression that there are lots of apocryphal gospels, acts and letters, etc. that seem to have arisen around the second century but ...
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Is the concept of Apostolic Succession an expression of unbelief? [closed]

Jesus commanded the eleven to : Go ye therefore, and teach all nations ... Matthew 28:19 KJV. I can find no instruction by Jesus, recorded anywhere, to suggest that the apostles were to appoint ...
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Do the Catholics have any letters addressed to Linus, or to any of them, from an Apostle?

Since the Catholic Church maintains documents for various things, is there any correspondence between St. Linus and St. Peter? Or from any other Apostle? Any instructions, like: "Now that you are ...

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