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Is lying in order to worship God a sin? [closed]

Is it a sin to lie to parents to worship God? The preachers said in Acts 5:29: "We must obey God rather than human beings!"
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Could the Tetragrammaton YHWH be an onomatopoeia for the sound of breathing

I was thinking about YHWH today and realized an early on name for God might have been the sound of breathing as God breathed life into us, then imagined how you might write that and realized YHWH, if ...
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The Names of the Individual Sundays of Lent

I'm not an expert, I read the rules of the community but please go easy on me if I got this wrong. I've been reading etymologies for a few years now and I have a question about the Sundays in lent. ...
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Looking for a Children’s Christian Casette Title

When I was a kid, late 90s/early 2000s, we listened to a casette and I can’t find it anywhere. The casette itself was blue and the story was about a bus of kids who went to fix up a rundown playground....
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How does Luke target gentiles in the New Testament?

It is known that the Gospel of Luke targets directly gentile Christians and Greeks. Matthew uses references to the Old Testament, Jewish customs and ideologies to target his audience of Jews, but ...
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Does Christianity allow for believing on someone else's behalf?

In 1 Corinthians 7, verse 14 (ESV) we can read: 14 For the unbelieving husband is made holy because of his wife, and the unbelieving wife is made holy because of her husband. Otherwise your ...
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What would happen if the Jews accepted Jesus?

This is just my speculation but would Jesus have established His millennial kingdom on Earth already IF the Jews, on a nationwide basis, accepted Him as their Lord and Saviour? "So he said, “A ...
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What is the basis for the Christadelphian belief that Satan is not a personal being?

The Christadelphians teach that the devil/Satan is not a personal being but an analogy for describing sin. What is their Biblical defense for such a theology?
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What proportion of global Christians belong to denominations that accept evolution?

I would like to know what percentage of Christians globally belong to denominations which accept evolution of humanity by natural selection (including "theistic evolution"). I can try to calculate ...
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Daniel's 70th week - the case for Rome or Tribulation period? Dispensational view vs non?

I've heard at least two different interpretations from Baptists of Daniel 9:27 referring to one of these: (1) The period of the 1st Jewish war (approx 66 to 73AD), when the sacrifices were stopped ...
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How do you, Lutherans, understand the question of soteriology: atonement

English is not my native language, sorry for any typing errors I'm studying soteriology and wanted to understand how you Lutherans understand the question of soteriology? Justification and atonement: ...
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Regarding doubt, how do we apply Romans 14 in difficult situations? [on hold]

Rom 14:23 But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because he does not eat from faith; for whatever is not from faith is sin. (NKJV) The normal interpretation of this text is that if you’re ...
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Are there any Christian groups that believe in only One God (The Father revealed by Christ) and only One Gospel rather than 4 Gospels?

In which Christian group is Oneness strong (One God revealed by One Christ revealed in One Gospel in One language)?
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Take your cross, how do evangelicals do this in practice - Matthew 10:38

What does picking up your cross look like practically speaking for evangelicals? What does picking up your cross mean in every day life? ——————————— I’ve read the related questions to this verse “...
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How do you, Lutherans, understand the question of soteriology?

English is not my native language, sorry for any typing errors I'm studying soteriology and wanted to understand how you Lutherans understand the question of soteriology? Human will: total depravity ...
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Why was Eve punished? [on hold]

Shouldn't Adam (as man and first created) be responsible for the protection and providing for Eve and be held responsible for snitching on her out to God and blaming her for his choice?
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Why did the councils decide what they did on the Trinity? [closed]

What is the history of why the Trinity doctrine is crafted the way it is? What problems about the nature of God does it solve that could not be solved as well in any other way? With several councils ...
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What can be said when applying ashes during Ash Wednesday Mass?

For the first time in my life the minister in the town where I go to Mass while I'm at work said something besides "Remember your are dust and to dust you shall return" when administering ashes. He ...
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Conversion from Orthodox to Syro Malabar Syrian Catholics

I am a Syro Malabar Syrian Catholic working in Dubai from Gujarat (from Kerala). I am getting married to a Swiss Citizen (Malayali) who is born and brought up in Switzerland and is working in Dubai. ...
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What kinds of liquids can Catholics have while fasting?

There are times of the year when Catholics are obligated to fast, such as Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. During that time, what kind of liquids are allowed? Water only? Juice? Smoothies? Meal ...
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Prehistoric Floods: Is It Mentioned In The Torah?

On wiki, I found a page about a type of prehistoric floods. This one's called 'outburst flood'. Here's the link: Outburst flood (Wikipedia) Could this be the flood mentioned in the Torah? Or is this ...
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What does Roman Catholicism teach about the mother of the “Mother of God”: was she sinless too? [duplicate]

Thomas Aquinas discusses Mary as the sinless Mother of God in the Summa Theologica (Third Part, Question 27, Article 4), writing that Mary would not have been worthy to be the Mother of God, if she ...
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What is Paul meaning of “husband” and “married to another” in Romans 7:1-6

Romans 7 King James Version (KJV) 7 Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth? 2 For the woman which hath an ...
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Why are the offenses against Blessed Virgin Mary are called blasphemies instead of sin?

There are five types of offenses and blasphemies committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary: Blasphemies against the Immaculate Conception. Blasphemies against Her Perpetual Virginity. ...
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What time period did this verse refer to? [migrated]

"They were stoned to death, sawed in half, and killed with swords. They went around in sheepskins and goatskins. They were needy, oppressed, and mistreated. The world wasn't worthy of them. They ...
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What theological problem in the Henoticon triggered the excommunication of the Patriarch Acacius, by the Bishop of Rome in the fifth century?

As I read through Oman's treatment of the Dark Ages, I am struck again and again by his references to Catholics (which seems in a contextual sense to mean Christian orthodoxy writ large) and what I ...
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How universal are the “color” masses in the Catholic Church?

In my diocese we have certain "color" masses: Red for legal profession Blue for Police and First Responders White for health care professionals. I also saw something about a Green mass for farmers, ...
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Why is the Last Place on Earth St. Peter Founded the Seat of his Authority?

The (Roman) Catholic Church agrees that Peter founded different churches, like at Antioch or Rome, but it claims that it is only at the last place Peter lived or died is to where his supposed ...
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Historically, how did Protestantism first arrive at a consensus?

Paul urges the Corinthian church : Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be ...
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Is chastity only expressed in virginity?

Blessed Alexandrina da Costa of Balasar On Holy Saturday of 1918, while Alexandrina, Deolinda and a young apprentice were busily sewing, three men violently entered their home and attempted to ...
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Why did Jezebel curse herself?

"And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, also how he had executed all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So let the gods do to me, and more also, if ...
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What are liturgical honours and privileges for the Patrons of categories of people?

In the Motu Proprio E sancti Thomae Mori proclaiming Saint Thomas More Patron of statesmen and politicans Pope John Paul II. declares: Therefore, after due consideration and willingly acceding to ...
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Reference for this “New is in the Old Concealed” quote that is attributed to Augustine?

I've seen the quote, "The New is in the Old Concealed, the Old is in the New Revealed" (such as a question here or the second answer here) or a variation, "The Old Testament is the New Testament ...
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Calvin on Catholicity of a Doctrine

Calvin writes in chapter 7 of his 'Institutes of the Christian Religion:' ... But he [Augustine] nowhere insinuates that the authority which we give to the Scriptures depends on the definitions or ...
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According to the Methodist Church, is white grape juice an acceptable alternative in communion?

A Methodist Church has changed from regular grape juice to white grape juice to keep stains from the carpet. Is this a valid Methodist traditional usage? Are there any historical sources explaining ...
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Marriage to a Jehovah’s Witness is it possible? [duplicate]

My girlfriend is a Jehovah’s Witness and I am a MFM member. But I love her so much! Can I marry her?
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How does one reconcile belief in objective moral values with the notion of moral progress?

I've noticed that people tend to prefer moral relativism to moral absolutism because of the idea of moral progress. Moral progress is the notion that the world is on a trajectory towards a better and ...
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How many Jacobs do we have in the Bible? Are there only two (2) Jacobs in the Bible?

This is because in Matt. 1:2 the bible said; And Isaac begat Jacob. Then same Matt. 1 verse 15 said; and Matthan begat Jacob. Now, both Jacobs begotten by different parents also begat Josephs. Does ...
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Why was JESUS called the son of Man, even by himself? [duplicate]

Example john12:23 Acts7:56 many other places in the Bible, Seeing he was born without the knowledge of a Man as in Matt 1:20 and Luke 1:35
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Does the Eastern Orthodox Church acknowledge the validity a self-started Eucharists?

Let's say on some island in Oceania the locals one day found a King James version (or any other version in their own language) and believed into Christ, started having regular meetings, in which they ...
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Is Judas liable for his betrayal sin?

In Luke we are told, Luke 22:3And Satan entered into Judas who was called Iscariot, belonging to the number of the twelve. 4And he went away and discussed with the chief priests and officers how he ...
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How much do we know about the Second Apostolic Council of Jerusalem of 69 AD?

How much do we know about the Second Apostolic Council of Jerusalem of 69 AD? I just bumped into a source that claims that Irenaeus, Eusebius and Saint Clement of Rome all mentioned that council. Is ...
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Marriage and communion [duplicate]

I am a widow and Catholic. My fiance is a non-Catholic and he was granted a nullification by the Tribunal. Can I take communion if we marry in a civil ceremony?
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What exactly was the earliest start time of a Catholic mass before 1957? - What means aurora?

Before the Motu Propio "Sacram Communionem. On Laws of Fasting and the Evening Mass" of Pope Pius XII in 1957, the rule of c. 821 § 1 CIC/1917 applied in the Catholic Church as a ruling on the times ...
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Is there any evidence to support the claim that the Apostle St. Peter founded the Church in Antioch and, if so, what are the implications?

According to tradition, the Apostle Peter founded the Church in Antioch in A.D. 34 and is regarded as the first Bishop of Antioch. Here are a few extracts from sources I found regarding this claim: ...
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What KJV publishers today include the “Translators to the reader”?

Are there any publishers of the KJV Bibles today that include not just the epistle dedicatory, but also the "translators to the reader", which is 10 or so pages long? There are a few publishers that ...
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When did lay people first get a vote in the general conferences of the United Methodist Church?

In the news reports swirling around the 2019 General Conference of the United Methodist Church, something struck me as odd – there were "lay delegates" among the 800 delegates able to vote on the ...
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When did Mary and Joseph marry?

They were only engaged when Mary was concieved by the Holy Spirit, correct? They would have had to marry before Jesus' birth, correct? In order for him not to be considered a bastard born out of ...
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What happens if a host is dropped during communion? (Catholic)

At around 1:15:05 of the movie Therese (based on the life of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, late XIX century), we can see the host being dropped and then put in a piece of cloth and taken away. This seems ...
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How are conflicting views concerning latae sententiae excommunications resolved in the Catholic Church?

One might identify the real-world problem behind this question. I have tried to put it forth without naming anyone involved in such situation and instead posed it as an imaginary situation. Please ...

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