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Jesus… the word became flesh [closed]

Lots of interesting thought here, but no one seems to want to go back and ask about the 'logos'. John 1... A word used over 300 times in NT, but never referred to as a person. Words like statement, ...
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According to Jehovah's Witnesses, why does Jesus make the same claim as God, that he is the “first and the last,”?

Isaiah 44:6, "Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel And his Redeemer, the Lord of host; I am the first and I am the last, And there is no God besides Me." But Jesus Christ makes the same claim in ...
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Can pastors at Evangelical denominations teach that Jesus was resurrected with an invisible and immaterial body?

Murray Harris has views of the resurrection body of Jesus which fall within the statement of faith for the Evangelical Free Church in spite of the fact that the body is not a human body. Another ...
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When did the term “evangelical” first start being used?

The term "evangelical" is used to describe a particular set of Christian beliefs, and is generally considered orthogonal to denominations - you could get, for example, evangelical Anglicans and non-...
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How to learn to chant the Liturgy of the Hours?

I went to solemn vespers for the first time in my life last Friday and it was super awesome. I brought my liturgy of the hours book with, thinking I might need it, but they provided a card with the ...
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How do Catholics understand how the title “Lord” for Jesus is dependent on his resurrection at Ro 14:9 if it means he is God?

Romans 14:9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living (KJV) How does being revived (lived again, ASV) make him Lord of both the dead ...
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Why is Hebrews considered inerrant?

Evangelical Christians (of which I am one) consider the Bible to be inerrant - that is, given directly by God, and without error as original written. If we trust Jesus' words, then the inerrancy of ...
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Is God speaking to Jesus Christ in Genesis 1:3? [migrated]

I came across this translation of the Bible, https://www.scripture4all.org/OnlineInterlinear/Hebrew_Index.htm, and the following phrase really jumped out at me: Genesis 1:3: and he-is-saying Elohim ...
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Any biblical passages, traditions or historical record of Virgin Mary's baptism?

Jesus was already thirty years old when He said to St. John the Baptist that it is the Will of the Father that He received baptism thru his anointed hands. St. John was baptizing Jews before Jesus ...
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Is the sign of the Cross as well as the crucifix a Catholic “trade mark”?

Why do Catholics have crucifix in their home and Churches; priest, bishops, cardinals, popes and the faithful wear crucifix in their neck and make a sign of the cross before and after prayer and ...
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“Spirit”of God the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit?

Biblically there's is a phrase for the Spirit of God the Father and the Spirit of Christ the Son. And the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son. How about the "Spirit" of the Holy Spirit? ...
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Do Catholics have an obligation to attend the parish closest to their homes?

So, this is something I should ask a priest, and I know there is a precept of the Church which is to provide for the needs of the church, but I'm asking here because I want to know if I have a leg to ...
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How can John the Baptist be the greatest man born of woman, when Jesus was also born of woman?

Pope Francis tweeted today: Both John the Baptist, who is the greatest man born of woman, and the Son of God have chosen the path of humiliation. God shows this path to Christians so they can ...
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Why did the Jews comment that Jesus was not yet fifty years of age?

We see at John 8 , the long debate that Jesus has with the Pharisees . We read at Vs 57 the question which the Pharisees pose to him: "" Then the Jews said to him, “You are not yet fifty years old, ...
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Where are heaven and hell located? [closed]

According to Christianity, where are heaven and hell located? It used to be believed (and is generally depicted) that hell was below ground and heaven is above the clouds (as in you assend to heaven ...
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Will Adam and Eve be resurrected to eternal life or are they dead forever?

Ge 2:17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. (KJV) The penalty for sin is death. Ge 3/19 In ...
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Did God allowed Israelites to mistreat foreign slaves? [migrated]

Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves. You may also buy some of the temporary residents living among you and members of their clans born in ...
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What was God's goal in creating life? [closed]

I am agnostic and rationalist and I spend quite a lot of time reading the arguments of tenants of intelligent design (but rarely interacting with them). Regularly, one of these tenants claims ...
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How to appropriately reply to “You're going to hell”? [closed]

According to global Christianity, what is the most Christlike way to respond to someone who randomly walks up to you and says, "You're going to hell"?
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What does The Father do?

It seems like such a basic question: what does the Father do? It is said that the Holy Spirit is the life-giver and speaks through the prophets and everything is made through the Son, Jesus, and Jesus ...
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Did Rome prefer that Catholic clergy not work for national governments?

What has been the Catholic Church's position about its clergy taking jobs serving national governments? I have two examples, from the History question "Which Catholic priests were given diplomatic ...
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Does original sin have an impact on Jesus?

Was Jesus subject to original sin or because he was born of the Holy Spirit and of Mary he was not born with a sin nature?
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What made Jesus question at Mt 21:25 a good example for Christians or was it a bad question because the Jews could not answer?

What made Jesus question at Mt 21:25 a good example for Christians or was it a bad question because the Jews could not answer? Jesus asked the question to the chief priests: Mt 21:25 The baptism ...
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Where do Dinousaurs fit in the bible? [duplicate]

We have archaeological evidence that dinosaurs existed and walked upon the earth once upon a time in the history of the earth. Their fossils are dated some million years back. Where do these creatures ...
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How many Gods are in Christianity? [closed]

How many Gods are in John 1-2 "1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning." ?
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When did the Holy Family actually settle down at Nazareth?

We see at Luke 2: 22- 39 the presentation of Jesus at the Temple in Jerusalem and the return of the Holy Family to Nazareth : " When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of ...
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Why does Jesus refer to Himself as something distinct from God?

This question is addressed to people of trinitarian sects. If Jesus is part of a trinity, why are there so many examples of Him referring to Himself as something distinct from God? Some examples are ...
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Is disagreement over Jesus' physical look a problem? [closed]

I was talking with one Mythicist, and he claims that Church fathers dissagree about Jesus's appearence so much that He was just their invention. On Celsus's claim that Jesus was ugly and small, ...
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Do some deists believe in Resurrection of Christ?

I once met one guy on Youtube who says he believes that Jesus was so moraly perfect (secular language to say sinless) that He got attention of the Supreme Being (i.e. God) and that this Supreme Being ...
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What does it mean to “mar the corners of thy beard”? [migrated]

What does this verse mean? Is God telling not to shave the beard? Or does is this related to something cultural or some practice among the heathen? Lev 19:27 Ye shall not round the corners of your ...
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Is there a herb or plant called “Locust” apart from the typical grasshopper or locust? [migrated]

The food of John the Baptist was locust and wild honey. “And the same John had his raiment of camel’s hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.” (Matthew ...
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What does St. Thomas Aquinas mean by 'alteration' of heavenly bodies in Summa Theologiae?

In Summa Theologiae, when talking about "The quality of the world after judgement", in the 4th article the reply to objection 4 states: "Reply to Objection 4. This brightness will be in these ...
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If Jesus was resurrected as a man how can Paul say his apostleship was not through a man but it was through Jesus at Galatians 1:1?

Catholics, Protestants, and Eastern Orthodox Christians agree that Jesus was both God and man as described in the Chalcedon Definition in 451. However at Galatians 1:1 Paul says that the source of his ...
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How is it possible that the angels were on hand to witness the earth being created?

Though we are not told exactly when angels were created, it seems to be sometime before the earth was created. The words found at Job indicate the angelic host was present when the earth was made. ...
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Is God of less importantance than Jesus [duplicate]

Why do Christians regard Jesus has being more important than God. If Jesus is the son of God shouldn't we be praising God and not his son? Why do Christians use God and Jesus interchangeable when ...
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Were the scriptural readings at Mass ever other than Vulgate read at mass pre-Vatican II?

Vatican II allowed vernacular languages for rites. However, the official document about it (Sacrosantum Concilium) doesn't mention anything about Bible readings. Where readings already allowed to be ...
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Does the Church of England regard itself as responsible for the behaviour of the general populace?

Today, the Church of England has released an apology for a statement they made. In response to people now entering into civil partnerships, rather than traditional marriage, the C of E made a ...
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Is it a mortal sin to miss mass on Sunday? [duplicate]

If someone is confuse and in fear, is it a mortal sin to miss mass on Sunday? Can an online internet live traditional mass be an alternative option?
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Is there any particular local traditions amongst any Christian denominations in the city of Damascus for celebrating the Conversion of St. Paul?

Is there any particular local traditions amongst any Christian denominations in the city of Damascus for celebrating the Conversion of St. Paul? The Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of the ...
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If God can not be proven in scientific way, is He unscientific? [duplicate]

To my opinion, the perfect proof can sound something like that: Thesis: "If a human would know absolutely everything, then he can not be an atheist." Proof: Indeed, such one is Omniscient one, thus,...
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What is the Arminian view of God's sovereignty?

Disclaimer: This question is not intended to suggest that God is not sovereign under Arminianism. It is simply a question for clarification, as I haven't really found a detailed description. Also, I ...
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If according to the Jehovah Witnesses that “there was a time when God was alone,” who was with God at John 1:1?

The source for my question is found at the Jehovah Witnesses own web site: [The Watchtower](https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2005681: His Origin Was From Early Times: "Since all created things ...
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1 Corinthians 4:15-16 - does Paul have the right to raise himself higher than others going against Jesus teaching? [closed]

1 Corinthians 4:15-16 Even if you have ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel. 16 Therefore I urge you to ...
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Do Catholics consider Catholic Church as a heresy of the Orthodox church?

A succession of ecclesiastical differences and theological disputes between the Greek Eastern Church and Latin West Church pre-dated the formal rupture that occurred in 1054. Prominent among these ...
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Did Athanasius and the Nicene Fathers draw the conclusion that Arius worshipped the Entity called ‘the Devil’?

Did Athanasius and the Nicene Fathers, in their condemnation of Arius, draw the conclusion that the personage which Arius is actually describing (and whom he, presumably, worshipped) is really the one ...
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If heaven is not monotonous why would this world be monotonous if God willed to happen in that fashion? [closed]

I have a question that I have been thinking about for a long time now. Here it is. Heaven is the place where good people will end up. There are two types of evil. Natural evil like volcanic eruption,...
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How do the Jehovah's witnesses reconcile Isaiah 44:24 with their belief that Jesus is the only direct creation of God?

Jehovah's Witnesses believe that Jesus is God's only direct creation, and that it was Jesus who created all other things: Since all created things had a beginning, there was a time when God was ...
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How can I register copyright of Bible? [closed]

I added minor changes from a Bible with public domain and made a new Bible version. How can I register copyright for the new Bible version? Is it true that Publishing a Bible with ISBN already implies ...
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Did Jesus die for all? Is “for many” the same meaning as “for all “ in Matthew 26:28?

In Matthew 26, Jesus said, Matthew 26:28: For this is my blood of the new testament, which shall be shed for many unto remission of sins. Is “for many” the same meaning as “for all”? If Jesus died ...
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What is the earliest historical instance of state-paid Clergy?

Years ago I read in a book about the days of Constantine and how the early church fathers, who had been ducking the persecutors' swords for so long, were overwhelmed when the Roman State turned benign ...

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