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Is Christianity evolved from shamanism?

Latest researches show with an abundance of evidence, that modern religion (including Christianity) are evolved from primordial believes system as a reflection of its social and political structure. ...
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On what basis do Protestants extend the New Covenant to include gentiles?

Given "sola scriptura" and the explicit assertions in scripture regarding the participants in the covenant ("the houses of Israel and Judah") how do Protestants justify teaching it to be for gentile ...
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How do Protestants reconcile their confession of the Athanasian Creed with sola scriptura?

It must be admitted by Protestants that only the most banal of the 44 assertions of the Creed of Athanasius appear in the pages of scripture and that its authority is Catholic tradition, justified ...
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Was the Athanasian Creed ever translated into Koine Greek? If so, where can I find the text?

I am aware that it was most likely originally composed in Latin (this is why it is highly unlikely that St. Athanasius himself wrote it) but has anyone ever tried translating it into Koine Greek? If ...
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Can departed saints speak to those on earth? [on hold]

Moses and Elijah appeared in visible form on the on the Mount of Trsnsfiguration and talked to the Lord. Peter also heard them talk. Does that give credence to the great crowd of witnesses mentioned ...
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What is the source of the 44 assertions made in the Creed of Athanasius?

I cannot locate where any but the most basic of the 44 assertions made in the Creed of Athanasius are also made in the canonical scriptures. Nor do I see any scriptural references provided within the ...
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Are Catholics allowed to drink coconut water during the hour before they take communion?

I know they are not allowed to consume anything but water and medicine during the hour before they take communion. In addition to the fasts mentioned above, Roman Catholics must also observe the ...
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Attending Catholic Church with Teenage Son we are not Catholic

My fiance has a teenage son, recently the child's mother is getting him baptized in the Catholic church. She is on her faith journey with her son because her new boyfriend of a little over a year is ...
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Is Baptism by Holy Sprit and Baptism by Fire the same thing?

At Matt 3: 11 we see John the Baptist speaking of Jesus: “I baptize you with water for repentance, but one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to carry his sandals. He ...
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According to the Catholic Church, is there a missing line between Verses 4 and 5 of John Chapter 2?

At John 2: 3-7 we read about the first miracle of Jesus at the wedding of Cana: "3.When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” 4. And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what ...
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What is the will of the (Catholic) Church when she baptizes?

The Catechism of the Catholic Church says that, in an emergency, any person with the right intention can baptize. And “the intention required is to will to do what the Church does when she baptizes.” (...
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Why does God tell Abram to bring THESE animals?

In Genesis 15:7-10, God gives instructions to Abram: He also said to him, “I am the Lord, who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land to take possession of it.” But Abram said, “...
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Why did the name Jehoshua/Joshua change to Jesus in the New Testament. Is there a possibility for Jesus Christ to be the false Messiah [on hold]

Not many people know the true name of the Messiah which according to Strong's Concordance is Yehowshuwa Jehoshua/Joshua Now with many people who claim that Jesus is actually the Messiah or even god, ...
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What are the objections to Newton's critique of 1 John 5:7 and 1 Timothy 3:16?

In "An Historical Account of Two Notable Corruptions of Scripture", Isaac Newton argued that 1 John 5:7 was a corruption of the early church and did not appear in the original Greek scriptures. He ...
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The one they call Satan! [on hold]

Q:A Format So when I was reading my bible I came across a "Devil" named Satan. Then I wondered how did he get this name? Or why is he the one who tempts the world? So I did my research on him... ...
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Does Revelation affect relationships with Christians? [on hold]

So, with Revelation before all the seals begin Jesus takes all the Christians out of the world. So, let’s just say God takes all the Christians out and one of them was a single mother, but all she had ...
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Need advice on what to do (young Earth church) [on hold]

I am a professing Christian attending a church which has a young Earth stance (I learned this later on). I have been attending for several months now, and the messages have been, for the most part, ...
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What is the mainline Protestant understanding of “unceasing prayer”?

The Bible speaks about this concept of unceasing prayer, to give some examples that seem to talk about thus: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; ...
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To what does Paul refer when he says “Bath of Rebirth” in Titus 3:5? or washing of rebirth? Does he mean “born again” by re-birth? [on hold]

I refer you to the Title. I may add the early Christian Fathers were unanimous in their response.
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Who is The Goodman of the house? [on hold]

I'm so glad to open this questione about " The Goodman of the house". And to share to you some biblical truth about the matter. The Goodman of the house stated by the Lord Himself in Matthew 24:43 is ...
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Was there baptism in the Old Testament?

In my Bible I discovered that the word “baptism” is not present in the Old Testament. Was there a ceremony or practice that represented baptism before John the Baptist?
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Are there examples of “successful” celibate homosexuals, according to the Catholic Church?

The Catholic Church puts forward to the laity the example of many many saints, in their different dimensions (charity, chastity, prayer, sacrifice, etc), as inspiration to our own lives and challenges....
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Do Christians who believe in free will also practice the doctrine of predestination? [on hold]

I have asked several different people over the years and never recived a straight answer.
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Add name to the Book of Life?

Is there any evidence that names are added to the Book of Life anywhere in the Bible (after Creation)? I see only examples of names remaining in or being wiped out. I don’t see names being added. “...
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What is the biblical basis for the historicity of the Bible?

That same professor who brought this question and this question is at it again. His claim is that the Bible doesn't claim to be a historical account because the thought that one can look to history as ...
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What characteristics of God did early Christianity inherit from first century Judaism?

Early Christianity surely inherited theology from Judaism. In particular, at least some of God's characteristics as taught by Judaism. After all, the apostles were Jews. But, apparently, it's never ...
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Can the cloud of witnesses mentioned in Hebrews 12:1 speak to us today?

Who are the cloud of witnesses mentioned in Heb.12:1 and do they communicate to us today? Some examples of this from the bible is Moses and Elijah on the Mount of Transfiguration and the man mentioned ...
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How do Catholics observe Lent through a dignified and appropriate use of food?

Have you considered presenting menus for those fasting days for religious people to follow? If so, what foods to eat on which fasting season and why? Display pictures if possible. Many would ...
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Why are the White Cliffs of chalk not taken out by the Flood?

So The Great Flood God sent out in the time of Noah. Why did the flood not take out the chalk wall in Dover because chalk is so easily washed up. catastrophist have made attempts to tackle the ...
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Who are the people who attempts to enter heaven but aren't able?

In Luke 13:22-24 22 He passed through towns and villages, teaching as he went and making his way to Jerusalem. 23 Someone asked him, “Lord, will only a few people be saved?” He answered them, ...
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What is the source of the Martin Luther's quote, “We all carry about in our pockets His very nails?”

It is easy to find this on a quote site, but I can't find where it is in Luther's writings. I know Luther means that each of us are personally responsible for crucifying Jesus, but wWhat is the ...
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Did the original Greek scriptures use upper and lower case letters, in particular for “Holy Ghost”?

Most English translations captialize "Holy Ghost". Which is true: The original Greek capitalized it too. The original Greek capitalized proper nouns, but not these. The original Greek didn't ...
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Does God predestine some to hell? [on hold]

I guess what this site is saying is that if we word our words to be politicly correct, then we can ask questions like why did Jesus harden somes hearts like Judas being one of them did. That that ...
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please define MAZZAROTH in Book of Job. aka (מַזָּרוֹת Mazzārōṯ, LXX Μαζουρωθ, Mazourōth, mazalot מַּזָּלוֹת) [closed]

please define MAZZAROTH in Book of Job. aka (מַזָּרוֹת Mazzārōṯ, LXX Μαζουρωθ, Mazourōth, mazalot מַּזָּלוֹת). I believe it has to do with the 12 abodes/houses of the zodiac. please confirm. ...
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What is the meaning behind this coin of Pope St. John Paul II?

I have in my possession a big coin in a nice box with the papal heraldry of Pope St. John Paul II. I am very curious Where this coin came from and why this coin exists. I have found many ...
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How did Rahab speak the language spoken by Joshua’s spies

Did the Israelites learn many languages in Egypt and pass them down (including to one of these two spies)? Is it known how Rahab was able to communicate?
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Robber Councils in Eastern Orthodoxy

In Catholicism, one can discern between a robber Council and a true Ecumenical Council: the Pope gives his ratification of one and not the other. Therefore we know that the correct Council was adopted....
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Atonement in Eastern Orthodoxy

The mainline protestant idea of Atonement is, as Luther himself put it, this: Jesus Christ, our God and Lord, died for our sins and was raised again for our justification (Romans 3:24–25). He ...
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Does the Old Testament contain an idea of loving your enemies? [closed]

Does the Old Testament contain an idea of loving your enemies?
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Was there an official Church of England response to the 2002 survey of clergy beliefs?

A 2002 survey of nearly 2000 Church of England clergy uncovered some worrying statistics: a third doubted or disbelieved in the physical resurrection only half were convinced of the truth of the ...
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What are the notable differences and similarities between Russian and US Christians?

I’m looking into outreach and identifying ministry opportunities around the world, read on a forum that modern Russia has changed its perspective regarding Christianity in the past 70 years. I'm ...
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What is “Christ Consciousness”, and which branches teach it?

I'm interested in the concept of Christ Consciousness, and have been to several churches, and have since fell away from institutional religion since I couldn't apply it to my life. How can I learn ...
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Can someone tell me what this crucifix/cross is about?

My grandmother passed away a few weeks ago and she left me a crucifix/cross with a chain attached to it. However, I am not sure what this style represents. Where could it be from? Who is depicted? ...
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How were the Vatican I and Vatican II councils related?

What was the difference between The First Vatican Council and the Second? Was the Second Council a continuation of the first? What does a 'Pastoral' Council mean?
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What was the first light in Genesis 1?

When going through the book of the beginnings(Genesis) chapter 1. It appears two sun's were created or two moons. What was the first light from "let there be light" before the other two lights that ...
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Is there any significant relation between Jesus and Egyptian mythology? [closed]

I'm just beginning to study Horus, Isis, Set, and the relationship between them, what they did, and what is good / evil in God's eyes. Do you have any guidance on how to approach learning these ...
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Who was God talking to, at Babel?

At Genesis 11: 5-7 we read: " The Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which mortals had built. And the Lord said, “Look, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is ...
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What is the Dispensational Interpretation of Daniel’s Stone Kingdom?

I would like to understand the following vision from the viewpoint of the Dispensational system of prophecy. What is the stone kingdom, and when did it arrive? Does it begin at John the Baptist’s ...
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Why is there no first Sunday in Ordinary Time?

After the Baptism of the Lord, there’s the second Sunday of Ordinary Time. What happened to the first Sunday of Ordinary Time?
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Did any early church Christian writers ever place Origen in a early martyrology or menologium?

Did any early church Christian writers ever place Origen in a early martyrology or menologium? There are many early Church Fathers. Some are canonized saints, while some are not. Origen is not ...

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