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According to Catholicism, if we can thank God for our fortunes why can we not blame him for our misfortunes?

If God is all knowing and omnipotent and we are to thank him for all of the boons we have received why can we not also "thank" him for all the misfortunes he has set upon us? I always see people ...
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Is there any evidence that people of Jewish descent came to the Americas before the birth of Christ Jesus

While doing research into a question about the Aztec and Mayan peoples I found an article from the official web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints which suggests that Jesus ...
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Is there a concept of a theological quadrilemma with regard to the person and divinity of Jesus Christ?

One well-known trilemma considered a proof of the divinity of Jesus is most commonly known in the version by C. S. Lewis. It proceeds from the premise that Jesus claimed to be God, and that therefore ...
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How does the Tree of Life fit in Evolutionary Creationism

I understand how the creation narrative in Genesis can be interpreted to fit within an Evolutionary Creation perspective. In such a paradigm God used Evolution to beautifully create the biodiversity ...
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Has the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary ever been viewed as a dual maternity?

The Old Roman Symbol was a forerunner of the Apostles Creed. The structure seems to imply a dual maternity. I believe in God the Father almighty; and in Christ Jesus His only Son, our Lord, Who was ...
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Are there any Catholic saints or notable theologians that have interpreted 666 in the manner as explained below?

Are there any Catholic saints or notable theologians that have interpreted the the Beast of Revelations number 666 in the following way? The first 6 is linked to the six days of creation and in the ...
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Did Mary, sister of Martha, anoint Jesus's feet on two different occasions, John 11:1-2 and John 12:2-5?

At John 11: 1-2 (NRSVCE) we read: "Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. Mary was the one who anointed the Lord with perfume and wiped his feet ...
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How similar are the KJV and the Reina Valera bibles?

I know that the two books are similar to each other in that they’re both very influential printed bibles, and that they’re used by the same or similar denominations of Christianity. And that both ...
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Catholic Equivalent of Systematic Theology Books

I am looking for the “textbook” that catholic priests use when they are learning to become priests. A comprehensive book that covers everything Something like the systematic theology books that ...
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What is the Protestant view on a woman praying in the family when a man is present [closed]

The Bible says at 1 Cor 11:3 (ASV) But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. Also Ephesian 5:23 adds ...
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Does R.C. Sproul elaborate on his position regarding images of Christ?

In discussions of theologians who take the continental Reformed view of the 2nd commandment (as opposed to the Westminster / Puritan view), people often point out this brief quote by R.C. Sproul: ...
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Explanation of Russian assorted saints and festivities icon “Plenka”

Monastery/production company Sofrino supplies icon "Plenka" of assorted saints and festivities: ИКОНА НА ДЕРЕВЯННОМ ПЛАНШЕТЕ 18Х24 ПЛЕНКА I have bought one in almost A4 format but still the writing ...
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Can a person bearing false witness in a legal forum for self benefit be saved by confessing to God alone

A person bears false witness in a legal forum in order to benefit financially and reputationally at the expense of someone else. Is there religious basis if a person can be saved if he repents his ...
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80s/90s Kids Christian story cassette

We lived in the states for a few years when I was little (late 80s/early 90s) and while there, my parents had a few cassettes that I loved listening too and still remember some songs from today. I’d ...
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What would be a divine image of a form that is in the water below the earth?

And God spoke all these words, saying, "I am Yahweh, your God, who brought you out from the land of Egypt, from the house of slaves. There shall be for you no other gods before me. You shall not make ...
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What are some biblical basis for judging between a true and false prophet? [closed]

How do you discern between a false prophet and a true prophet? In the Bible it says to beware of false prophets but does not say on how and what to look for either way? Is there any kind of test for ...
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In premillennial theology, is the last judgement before the millennium?

According to the Millenium theory, such period is followed by the end of times. My question is: Before this end, is there supposed to be Last Judgement? I have read that there only exists a time of ...
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Are there scriptures that deal with refraining from procreating for the benefit of mankind to eliminate hereditary disease? [closed]

Certain diseases gets passed through generations. One could argue the various references to generational curses where health problems are passed between generations could be linked to this. Are there ...
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What date to place the patronal feast day of St. Mary’s Church?

According to Catholicism, what are the norms or rubrics that explain what is the patronal feast day of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, when no particular mystery or other title has been indicated? In my ...
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Didn't Jesus return to Earth after the resurrection when he appeared to Paul?

Why has anyone not brought to light Jesus return to earth when he appeared to Paul while Paul was on the road to Damascus? Was this not a return of Christ when he called Paul into the ministry of ...
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A Question regarding arguments against the Nicene Creed

The Nicene Creed, produced at the First Council of Nicaea in 325 AD, was later amended (see Wikipedia) at the First Council of Constantinople in 381 AD and states : ( I am quoting excerpts from the ...
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Are there circumstances where to “love your neighbor as yourself” also means you put him ahead of you?

Do any scriptures help to determine if when asked for financial assistance you should give them money if you know they have more money than you, a better car, nicer house, spend more money eating out, ...
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Received the truth in the love of it

This (famous) quote from Margaret Fell includes, ... and I did as the apostle saith, I ‘received the truth in the love of it’. Does "the apostle" there imply that's a quote from the New Testament? ...
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According to Catholicism, does Matthew 16:18 justify that the Catholic Church is the one true church?

According to Catholicism, does Matthew 16:18 ("thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.") justify that the Catholic Church is the ...
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Where Did Joshua 22 Take Place

When Joshua 'summomed the Reubenites, Gadites, and the half tribe of Manassheh', where did he summon them to?
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What is the argument for editing the term πορνείᾳ from scripture in Romans 1:29? [migrated]

In the Byzantine text πορνείᾳ is present, and other later manuscripts do not show it . The King James translators of Rom 1:29 include the term, defined as "fornication". Most other modern ...
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How does one become a “lay-minister” in the Catholic Church?

Wikipedia definition: Lay ecclesial ministry is the term adopted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to identify the relatively new category of pastoral ministers in the Catholic ...
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Did Jesus have wealth and mansion's?

Did Jesus have many mansion while on earth? I heard a teaching from T.V that he preached from his many mansion? It just does not sound right,am I wrong?
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Are there any Catholic medieval directives (rubrics) about what to do/pray/think during Eucharist Adoration?

Are there any medieval (from the 5th to the 15th century) directives (some kind of manual or rubrics) about what to do/pray/think during Eucharist Adoration?
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Is there any relationship between Aquinas teaching on the analogical knowledge of God and Christ teaching in parables?

Is there any relationship between Aquinas teaching on the analogical knowledge of God and Christ teaching in parables (ie. via analogies)?
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What is the dominant theory of atonement in Catholic theology?

Having a little trouble phrasing the question due to my own ignorance. I grew up celebrating Christmas and Hanukah as basically family gift giving events, as many others do, and I'm trying in ...
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Where did the Catholic Church condemn naming guardian angels

I was listening to episode 24 of the Catholic Man Show and they said (without citation) that the Catholic Church has condemned naming guardian angels. The reason they gave was because God gave man ...
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Is it sinful for priests or/and those in state of religion to hug women?

Question. Is it sinful for priests or/and those in state of religion (eg. Franciscans, Dominicans, etc.) to hug women (of course, we are not speaking of hugging mother, sister or something like that)...
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What does “see” in “the Holy See” mean?

The seat of the Bishop of Rome is called "the Holy See". What does "see" mean? Does it mean “Holy Sea”, as the word “see” could be an archaic spelling of the word “sea”. It would make sense, because ...
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What were the 45 theologians' theological censures of «Amoris Lætitia»?

On June 29, 2016, 45 theologians from all over the world presented a critical study of Amoris Lætitia to the Dean of the College of Cardinals, Cardinal Angelo Sodano. (source)cf. "Filial Correction of ...
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Do any Christians sects have a Standing/Prostration Prayer like the Jewish 'Amidah' and Muslim 'Salat'?

I was wondering if any Christians have a prayer that includes movement like bowing towards a certain place and praying like what Muslims and Jews do.
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After how long is a JW called inactive?

Does anyone know for sure after how long of being inactive is a Jehovah's Witness announced officially as being inactive?
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Did Jesus have a physical body before his incarnation?

According to the doctrine of the trinity the Son is eternal. Is this in reference to his divine nature only or the physical and divine? If it is both physical and divine, then did the body shrink ...
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writing and pronouncing Bible references [duplicate]

How would you say this Bible reference: Malachi 3:7b,8 & 10,11? Also, is it written correctly?
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How was Jesus able to be heard when preaching? [duplicate]

During Jesus’s time when he preached to thousands of people with his disciples how were people able to hear him? I mean at that time there were no microphones or speakers. How were people able to ...
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Did the Apollo 11 mission result in a Catholic “bishop of the moon”?

I've heard that the bishop of the Diocese of Orlando during 1969 claimed that because Apollo 11 was launched from Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center, which were under his jurisdiction, he ...
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How well provided is Paris Foreign Missions Society?

I'd like to know how well provided is Paris Foreign Missions Society. How come they have the largest private garden in all Paris and located in Rue de Bac (it was originally just outskirts of Paris ...
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Do Jehovah's Witnesses still believe the number of the 144,000 in Revelation is a literal number?

Jehovah's Witnesses believe that the number of the 144,000 (those who will rule with Christ from heaven) is a literal number. 14 Interestingly, Charles T. Russell recognized the 144,000 to be a ...
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In protestantism are all mankind equal under God?

Are there people of higher worth and lower worth? Is everyone deserving of equal respect? There was some confusion in the comments since my question is short, I think the answers given are of good ...
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Are there any Saints that have miraculously overcome death (should have died, but did not)?

Are there any saints that should have died but didn't, not like they dodged a moving train, but rather something like were stabbed in the heart but didn't bleed, or something. And when they did die, ...
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Did J. Gresham Machen consider joining an existing presbyterian body before founding the OPC?

J. Gresham Machen is best known for his battle against theological liberalism in the northern Presbyterian church in the US (the PCUSA), first founding a seminary (in 1929) and then an independent ...
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What is the process of the Church approving a Marian apparition?

Say that a person claimed to have had Mary appear to them in a way similar to the Marian apparitions of Fatima, Lourdes, Guadalupe, etc. What is the process of the Church approving a Marian apparition ...
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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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According to Catholicism did God conspire with Satan to kill Job’s children? [closed]

Did Satan and God have a conversation in which Satan says he wants to bring harm to Job’s family and then God provides Satan with permission to do so. And then Satan kills Job’s children!
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Why do some Christians interpret Daniel's 1260 day prophecy as days and not years?

I was pleasantly surprised to see the popularity of Daniel's seventy weeks prophecy held by Christians across multiple denominations in an recent question about "the fulness of time". In it, one day ...

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