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Muslim Eid Sacrifice?

I am a Catholic living in a Muslim country> All meat and stuff is halal according to their practice. When they offer Sacrifice on Eid can I consume the meat they send me? Since I believe it’s not a ...
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How it is possible to be one God in three persons (Jesus, Holy Ghost, and God the Father)?

1)”Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Deuteronomy 6:4 2)And the Word( Jesus) became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son[a] from the ...
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Is this really, God Who spoke to me? [on hold]

I'm David. A single Man(30 year old) who is Born_Christian. Here is my Question : I like a Girl and thought of asking her for Marriage,. ... but I wanted to first ask and pray to Lord Jesus Christ ...
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Why is acting not a sin?

If lying is a sin then why is acting not a sin? By 'acting' I mean intentionally deceiving others. ie You meet with someone and act happy, but you are mad at them they now are deceived and think ...
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Why was Jesus afraid/agonizing in the Garden of Gethsemane if the Spirit of God isn't one of fear but of power?

The scene of Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane has confused me for a time. How could Jesus be overcome with fear or anguish or what-have-you when his Spirit is one of power and self-control, ...
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Joseph Smith Translation of verses in Isaiah 42 vs the Great Isaiah Scroll

This question is about the rendering of some passages in the Joseph Smith Translation (JST). This is a collection of verses that add or replace sections of the King James Version which was deemed 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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If salvation is by faith , why do we have to do good works then? [on hold]

It is by faith that our salvation is done. So why are others pursuing doing good deeds ?
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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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How do Catholics understand Matthew 10:37?

Matthew 10:37 Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me Suppose there is someone (Mr.X, ...
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Do Bible translations matter? [on hold]

I'm asking this from a born-again Christian perspective (so I guess this makes me an evangelical Protestant) and seeing how there's controversy over the KJV, NIV, ESV etc., does the type of Bible that ...
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According to the Trinity doctrine was the Son created by the Father?

According to the Trinity doctrine was the Son created by the Father at some point?
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What’s the Eastern Orthodox belief on the Lake of Fire?

How does Eastern Orthodox view the lake of fire and “eternal judgment“ (hebrew 6:2)?
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Is Baptism of a child still valid if one of the pouring during baptism misses?

In the Rite of Baptism for one Child the Celebrant when baptizing the child, says and does: N., I baptize you in the name of the Father, He immerses the child or pours water upon it. ...
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What is the meaning of: “a sword will pierce your soul”?

One of the joyful mysteries talks about that after Simeon talked to her, the Virgin Mary took the wound of sorrow and accepted God’s will. What is that supposed to mean if I am trying to achieve a ...
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Popes' Coat of Arms and Saint Malachy Prophecy of the Popes

I was going to ask about the potential validity of the Saint Malachy's Prophecy of the Popes as I once did on "Catholic Answers" message board years ago, but doing a search to check for redundancy, I ...
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What is the difference between Calvinism and Lutheranism? [on hold]

What beliefs of Lutheranism was different from Calvinism? What beliefs do they have that are gratifying to Christianity?
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2 Timothy 3:16-17 , if Paul teach Timothy that the Scripture is sufficient, then why make another Scripture according to the Calvinist?

Here is a quote from an article about the verse I read in this link : Verse 16 is a crucial text in our discussion. All Scripture (Greek: graphe which is refering to the sacred writings). Here is ...
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Why does communion frequency vary in different denominations?

Different churches celebrate the Eucharist (Communion, Lord's Supper, ...) with different frequency. At one extreme, Catholic and high Anglican churches tend to celebrate it at least daily. Many ...
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Exodus 20, “And God spoke all these words:”

Exodus 20 leads off with "And God spoke all these words." However, many of the words in Exodus 20 are clearly not "in the first person." For example, verse 8 is not "God's words" but [Moses's] ...
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What types of Church congregations are there? [on hold]

So I am new to Christianity and when I see churches there are many kinds. Such as Mormon, Lutheran, Evangelical, Orthodox, Baptist, Reformed, etc. What are the types of these churches and what ...
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At what time of day was Jesus crucified?

Mark 15:25, 18 KJV And it was the third hour, and they crucified him. and And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews! John 19:14-16 KJV And it was the preparation of the passover, and ...
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Does Paul ever actually quote Jesus anywhere as a primary source?

"Does Paul ever actually quote Jesus anywhere as a primary source" However, I came to that post because of my puzzlement regarding Hebrews 10:5-9. I believe Paul is generally considered the author ...
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According to Catholicism, what is needed to perform an exorcism?

Can one perform an exorcism on oneself? What is needed to perform a proper exorcism, ward off demons, cleansing and blessing a house or area?
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Jesus and his Commands [on hold]

If Jesus said ' "if you get hit on the one cheek turn the other side (to get hit too)", and if someone asks for your jacket give him your shirt too' ". Then as a Christian am I expected to give all ...
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Why don't Catholics divide the blood of Christ into individual cups?

This question deals with pouring the wine into one chalice instead of many individual small cups for the congregants to consume. In my experience, I've observed that the wine is always poured into a ...
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When an offense has been committed, is it OK to talk to the other person through an intermediary or should it be direct?

When an offense has been committed, does the Bible indicate it is OK to talk to the other person through an intermediary or should it be direct? For instance, if person A offends person B, is it OK ...
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What happened to “the last seminary” website

It used to be in the web "my last seminary" / "summer seminary site" with a lot of links for topics on philosophical and theological issues. Does somebody know to where it migrated or mirrors?
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Why did John the Baptist question the identity of Jesus?

Clearly John was a prophet and he dedicated his life to God. God revealed to him that Jesus was the Messiah. In Matthew 3:13-17 he baptized Jesus, and proclaimed that he is The One in John 1:29 ...
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Amongst many differing denominations, what is Truth? [on hold]

I gave my life to Jesus 2yrs ago and believe that Jesus was full man and full God, died on the cross, was resurrected and we are saved through God's amazing grace. I try to read my bible everyday but ...
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Can baptized non-Catholics be virtuous?

Question: Can baptized non-Catholics be virtuous? Does the answer differ for cardinal and theological virtues? Can they be only if they have an at least implicit wish to become catholic, if so, what ...
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Issue comprehending Genesis and the Great Flood

Ok so just from an empirically measurable perspective, we know that inbreeding leads to deformed offspring, why didn't this happen with Adam and Eve, and Noah and whoever he choose to go on board the ...
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Is adultery grounds for excommunication or other discipline in a Jehovah's Witness Church?

I think the title says it all. Are there rules/guidelines for Church Discipline for members of the Church that are blatantly involved in adultery? Specifically, I'm referring to well-known, ...
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Miracles of the Bible versus the Qur'an

A skeptic said it is intellectually dishonest for me to believe in miracles in the Bible but not in the Qur'an. Is it? What are some Biblical basis for not believing in every miracle, or that every ...
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Is sexting other women adultery? [on hold]

So my husband and I have been married almost a year. We were moving out of our apartment in December because he lost his job right before I went on maternity leave. While cleaning out the place I ...
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Did Christ consort with mystics?

In the time of Christ, were there mystics, Jewish or otherwise, with whom Christ consorted before or during the time of His ministry? By "mystics" is meant those comparable to Sufi mystics, who seek ...
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According to Protestants, is it sinful to practice Yoga?

I know a lot of people who claim to be Christian but practice Yoga. I always thought (and Wikipedia seems to back me up on this) that Yoga was about meditation in Hinduism or Buddhism. Is practicing ...
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How is the belief that Christians are both adopted and begotten sons of God reconciled?

If one is begotten, then one cannot be adopted by those same parents. The idea of being begotten means that you are the biological progeny of your parents. In other words, the woman whom you call “...
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Do any early Church Fathers record the event of the ceasing of spiritual gifts?

A central belief held by an overwhelming majority of Cessationists is that the "supernatural spiritual gifts" (e.g., tongues, prophecy, healing, miracles, etc.) ceased with the end of the apostolic ...
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Did Mary stay with Elizabeth till the birth of John the Baptist?

We read at Luke 1:36 that Elizabeth was six months pregnant when she was visited by Mary. We also read at Luke 1:56 that Mary stayed with Elizabeth for nearly three months. Read together, these two ...
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Who were the Galileans whose blood Pilate mingled with their sacrifices?

The passage from the Gospel of Luke 13 has a very curious beginning. We hear about an episode involving Pontius Pilate that is not recounted in any of the other Gospels. It says Pontius Pilate had ...
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Where do the writings of John place chronologically according to preterists?

Under the preterist view that all of John’s writings we're completed prior to the fall of Jerusalem in 70 AD, where would they be placed chronologically in the New Testament canon?
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How do Protestant Christians explain gender dysphoria/transgenderism?

A lot of Christians (Protestants) do not allow transsexuals to undergo medical transition. The Scripture mentions homosexual practises a lot but Scripture seems silent about transsexualism. This ...
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How to harmonize teachings of Jesus and Paul about work?

Jesus: "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear ... Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about ...
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Hebrew 1:10 means according to the Catholic? [closed]

I read from this link where some of the sentence is talking about God is always the same. Below is the verse quoted from that link : You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, ...
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How to harmonize these teachings of Jesus and Paul? [on hold]

I think Jesus definitely existed, because the second century Churches were based largely on the teachings of Paul, yet the Gospels preserve the sayings of a man who was teaching things that seem to be ...
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The Wretched Word “Miser”

I have only a vague recollection of it, but I could swear that I was taught that the word "wretched" in the Bible, and "miser" in Latin, referred to poor people. I may have learned this in ...
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Do Lutherans now consider the followers of Zwingli and Calvin to be their brothers in Christ?

Do Lutherans now consider the followers of Zwingli and Calvin to be their brothers in Christ and members of the Body of Christ? From here I found out that Luther did not believe that Zwingli was ...
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Is there a Catholic bishop with jurisdiction over space?

Background information: An Ordinary, in Catholicism, is a bishop who holds "Ordinary" jurisdiction over a specific territory. He is usually known as the "Bishop of [Place Name]" and holds general ...
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Does God love some of us more than the others? [closed]

Suppose I'm good and someone is evil (or not as good). Does this introduce a bias of God's love towards me versus this other person?

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