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Rev 12:1 What is the exact translation of “clothed with the sun” [migrated]

New international version of Book of Revelation 12:1 1 A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. What ...
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Do Baptists consider immersion baptisms of adults performed to be valid if performed by other denominations?

Baptists are often distinguished by their belief in "believer's baptism" (i.e. that an adult must believe the tenets of faith in order to be baptized) and rejecting infant baptism (a.k.a. paedobaptism)...
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Why is Ex 3:10 in the reading of the Third Sunday in Lent (Year C) in German and French lectionary?

The first reading of the Third Sunday in Lent in Year C (today) is Ex 3, 1-8a.13-15. The new (Advent 2018) German lectionary includes also verse 10. The French lectionary has the same. The old ...
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What was the language that Enoch spoke and did his book of Enoch get written 3000 years BC is there any proof or carbon dating of that?

I would like to know if the book of Enoch was dated around 3000 BC and what language did he speak ,and is there any carbon dating that was use on any book found ? And where are the oldest Scripture ...
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Can anyone point out at any one of those bible extracts that are not self-contradictory with a logical explanation to back it up? [on hold]

I came across a few extracts from the bible lately which I couldn't explain rationally. So I thought I'd share them here in case any of them could be legitimized somehow: [1] Acts 9:7 Paul’s ...
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How can one be translated to heaven without death like Enoch? [on hold]

I read in bible that some personalities went directly to heaven like Enoch and Elijah without experiencing physical death. I think it is because that they are good persons. But I am not satisfied with ...
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Why is Judges 20:46 so 'over the top'?

A Levite's concubine is raped to death by a Benjamite. In revenge the rest of Israel kills 25,000 Benjamite swordsmen. How can this be justified? Isn't this a clear violation of the law of Moses?
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Do churches in the West ask the faithful to leave their sandals out , while attending service?

At Exodus 3:2-5 (NRSVCE) we read: " There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of a bush; he looked, and the bush was blazing, yet it was not consumed. Then Moses said, “I ...
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What is the value of faith over knowledge? [on hold]

If God chose to reveal Himself to us by providing independently verifiable evidence, we wouldn't need to have faith in Him (the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews ...
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What is the biblical basis for Jeremiah and John the Baptist being born without original sin?

I am reading The Life & Glories of Saint Joseph, by Edward Healy Thompson, which was first published in 1888. At the start of Chapter VII, in which the argument is made that Joseph was born ...
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What is the origin of the “religion vs. relationship” dichotomy?

These days the word "religion" often has a bad connotation. Christians (including myself) often emphasize that they have a "relationship" with Jesus, not that they are "religious." But this doesn'...
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Has a slave served as a priest?

In a recent sermon on Ephesians 6.5-9, the possibility was raised of a slave being a priest/pastor/bishop with authority over his earthly master. I couldn't think of an example from Church history. ...
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Good Friday is it an accurate day? [duplicate]

How does good Friday fulfill Mat12:40??You can not get 3days and 3 nights even if only part of one is used to count from Friday to Sunday!!
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Does the Catholic Church consider Constantine's vision of “by this symbol conquer” to be from God?

Does the Catholic Church see in Constantine's vision a divine mandate or simply a myth?
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Are any of Arius' writings extant?

In 325 CE, following the defeat of Arius at the Council of Nicea, Emperor Constantine the Great went on a campaign of book burning to eradicate all memory of Arius and his beliefs: After the First ...
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what are the steps involved in conversion to roman catholicism? [duplicate]

I want to know about every step involved in being converted for ex. From hindu to syro malabar catholic
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Does Eucharistic Adoration fulfill the Obligation of Penance required of all Catholics on Fridays throughout the year?

While giving a presentation on the Blessed Sacrament, I was informed that Eucharistic Adoration does not fulfill our requirement to do penance on Fridays during the year. After a brief disagreement ...
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If there is a new book that is better but similar to the bible, how can Christians accept it as another book of revelation? [on hold]

I wonder how can modern Christians accept another book of revelation if there will be a new book that is better and similar to bible. Or how can modern prophets persuade Christians to accept another ...
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Psalm 60:4 difference between different translations [migrated]

Why are ESV and NKJV on the second part of Psalm 60:4 very different? Which one is correct? Ps 60:4, ESV: You have set up a banner for those who fear you, that they may flee to it from ...
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Who are the Moderators on Christianity Stack and are they Christians? [migrated]

I came across an old Christianity Stack question where an answer had been removed and the person concerned was (understandably) upset. They seemed to think the moderators must be mainly Catholic. ...
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What does the symbology in this painting of the Trinity mean?

This image is in a Catholic hospital in Spokane, WA. I understand the Father/Son/Holy Spirit symbology, the ABBA reference, and the initials of the Christ. But three things in this image I cannot ...
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Why did the Catholic Church adopt the use of Latin, the language of the crucifiers of Jesus?

While reading on Wikipedia I got to thinking why the church uses Latin as a language. According to the canonical Gospels, Jesus was arrested and tried by the Sanhedrin, and then sentenced by ...
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Fees for scripture used in my book? [duplicate]

I have written a book. It hasn’t gone to a publisher yet. I have used scripture from KJV. Do you have to pay for copywriters permission? Confused?
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How many wives did Adam have?

Genesis 1:26 says: 26 Then God said, “And now we will make human beings; they will be like us and resemble us. They will have power over the fish, the birds, and all animals, domestic and wild, ...
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Is there a biblical basis to say that feeding stray cats a God-approved undertaking? [closed]

My landlady receives welfare from the government and has a government-paid social worker. She also receives cooked food as charity from neighbors. But most of her income she spends on buying high-...
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Looking for old Christian music cassette title

I really only remember a few songs from this tape. One was a kind of rap about shack rack meshach and abednego and the other about being a good fish. “shack rack meshach and abednego. Bow down. Bow ...
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Where do the scriptures speak of a “Church Universal” on Earth? [closed]

The Apostles' Creed contains the phrase "I/We believe in the Holy catholic Church". We are told that "Catholic" meant the "universal Church" (though I'm convinced that it was referring to the specific ...
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According to Catholicism, did the Temptation(s) of Jesus take place on the same day?

We see the narratives of Temptation(s) of Christ prior to the commencement of His public life, in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. Even though the narratives lead one to believe that all the ...
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A blessed marriage [closed]

My husband and i have been married 7 yrs were not virgins when we got married and i can no longer have children, I've caught my husband staring and following virgin around in our church. Does this ...
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How do Catholics respond to claims that Christianity was paganised by the Roman Empire?

The Catholic Encyclopaedia seems to suggest that the Church chose this day because it was the day of the Roman celebration: Dies Natalis Solis Invicti — the birthday of Sol Invictus, (the God of ...
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What does Jesus mean regarding “Raca,” and “you fool?” - is he contrasting them?

Matthew 5:22, KJV says But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in ...
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What is happening and written in this illustration/artwork?

On this illustration an angel/cherub, two men, some dogs and some sheep. It is very hard to read what the tekst on what the angel/cherub is carrying. The tekst says Gloria but the other two words I ...
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El Elohe Isra’el - What does it mean?

So when Jacob names the site of his altar, he declares “El Elohe Isra’el”. I understand the most common translation of this phrase is said to be something along the lines of “God is the God of Israel”....
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Is the Church a business? [closed]

In most churches, believers generate revenues and cash for the promotion of the faith in churches. In medieval times, people had to pay 10% of their income to the church. So is it quite reasonable to ...
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Who was affected by the plague in Numbers 25?

"While Israel lived in Shittim, the people began to whore with the daughters of Moab. 2 These invited the people to the sacrifices of their gods, and the people ate and bowed down to their gods. 3 So ...
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Can someone tell more about this artwork of Jesus Christ?

Another piece in the belongings of my late grandmother may she rest in peace. This is a part of 7 pieces in total. I am really intrigued by the artwork itself. Is it possible for someone to ...
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Why would a Spanish Catholic priest disapprove of German Catholic texts for Gloria and Sanctus?

I'm a church organist in a Catholic church in Southern Spain, and due to large numbers of German tourists, we have both German-language and Spanish-language services. The words to the Spanish Gloria ...
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if forgiven of adultery and saved later marrying another does it make her adulterist [closed]

if when young adultery is committed and you divorce, later in life after asking for forgiveness and married another being you were forgiven and born again is second marriage adultery?
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Contemporary Catholic views on music in the Church: is music for God or for the people?

I'm a non-believer church organist; I just moved to Spain and it's my first time playing regularly for a church service -- this one is Catholic. I want to understand why Catholics have music in the ...
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Is Trinity A Roman Empire Construction? [duplicate]

Please do not take offence at my question but for the life of me I cannot pin point where I read or heard the statement that the Roman Empire came up with the idea of Trinity to stop fighting between ...
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Why call men on earth 'father' when Christ forbids it?

Jesus forbids his disciples from calling anyone on earth 'father' as they have a Father in heaven. Why do some organisations encourage their congregations to call their congregational leaders 'father'...
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What were the godparent requirements back in the 1960s?

My mother was baptised in the Catholic Church in the 1960s. I received information that her godfather (her uncle on her father's side) might not have been Catholic but rather Anglican. Could an ...
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What is depicted on this piece of artwork?

Another piece in the belongings of my late grandmother may she rest in peace. This particular piece is a very beautiful piece in my opinion. This is a part of 7 pieces in total. I am really ...
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In the “Apostles' Creed” were they referring to themselves when they said “holy catholic church”?

I know that the stock answer concerning the identity of "the holy catholic church" is to say that it refers to the "Church Universal". But in all honesty, weren't they talking about Constantine's ...
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Why so much talking about drugs and filth in secular media? [closed]

Can't they be a near occasion of sin for some people? And those who create such stuff, do they do it on purpose? Does Satan pay them for that?
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What parts of the Catholic or Protestant Bibles are addressed to people today? [closed]

Most, (I would say all) of the scriptures are historical accounts, not prescriptive for modern people. There are no verses that say, "Paul, an apostle, to the assembly in Ottawa" or "...to those ...
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Are Roman Catholic priests ever addressed as pastor

I found this Christianity Stack question which asks if Lutherans use pastor or priest: Lutheranism: "Pastor" or "Priest"? However, my question is specifically regarding the Roman ...
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How do Protestants against the use of alcoholic wine explain 1 Timothy 3:8?

1 Timothy 3:8 (DRB) Deacons in like manner chaste, not double tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre In case it's unclear why this is viewed as disproving notion that the Bible ...
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According to the Catholic Church, why should we pray if God has already decided the best future for all of us?

According to Roman Catholic Church, if God knows everything, including the future (which he does, if he's omniscient) Refer : What is the biblical evidence for God's omnipotence and ...

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