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What is the process of the Church approving a Marian apparition?

Say that a person claimed to have had Mary appear to them in a way similar to the Marian apparitions of Fatima, Lourdes, Guadalupe, etc. What is the process of the Church approving a Marian apparition ...
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According to Catholicism how does a person discriminate between the righteous word of God as a commandment to you over an hallucination? [on hold]

Suppose you hear God make you a commandment, how do you differentiate that from either your own internal monologue or from an imposter angel or demon, a hallucination or of the word of God himself? I ...
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According to Catholicism did God conspire with Satan to kill Jobs children?

Did Satan and God have a conversation in which Satan says he wants to bring harm to Job’s family and then God provides Satan permission. And then Satan kills Jobs children?
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God loves us, but is God is capable of falling in love? [on hold]

This question pertains to both God the Father and Jesus Christ, and it is important to recognize them as distinct for the nature of the question. Can God fall in love? After all, it's commonplace in ...
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Why do some Christians interpret Daniel's 1260 day prophecy as days and not years?

I was pleasantly surprised to see the popularity of Daniel's seventy weeks prophecy held by Christians across multiple denominations in an recent question about "the fulness of time". In it, one day ...
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According to Calvinism, what should one do if one doubts their election?

What does the reformed church teach in terms of what to do, or pray for, if one begins to suspect that they are not predestined for salvation. And if they are in fact not elected by God, does the ...
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How to stop rational yet unholy thoughts [on hold]

I have always felt as if marriage is a total sham full stop. One of the worst inventions in human history that is just another layer of red tape that the government will use to sap money out of you ...
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Why do the faithful have to say “And with your spirit ” in the Catholic Mass?

In the Catholic Holy Mass (Ordinary Form of the Mass in the Latin rite), the prayer for peace is said more than once . But, when the priest says "Peace be with you"the faithful respond by saying "And ...
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According to Catholicism, why did the robbers strip the traveler to Jericho?

At Luke 10:30 (NRSVCE) we meet the traveler to Jericho who was saved by the Good Samaritan, in a vivid narrative given by Jesus: " Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and ...
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NIV Bible in Ministry [on hold]

I am looking to start a ministry. Would I be able to use NIV by Dramatized version of the bible in my ministry ? Please advise.
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According to Catholic church, is a catholic confession effective if it is part of a calculated plan?

The question is about a model of a Catholic believer who is knowingly planning and repeating a systematic sin and then relying on effective confession. For example a man who describes himself as a ...
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What is the role of the Holy Spirit in the Thomistic understanding of vocation?

What is the role of the Holy Spirit in the Thomistic understanding of vocation and how is the action of the Holy Spirit manifest when one is being called to religious state? Related questions: ...
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How did the “dubia cardinals” accuse and respond to Pope Francis's «Amoris Lætitia»?

How did the "dubia cardinals" accuse and respond to Pope Francis's Amoris Lætitia?
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Genesis 3:15 translation [migrated]

Why do we have 2 translations? Is the original Hebrew He shall bruise thy head correct, or the King James version It shall bruise thy head?
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Is it sinful to “separate the art from the artist”? [on hold]

This is more of an ethical question. Let’s say I like listening to a song, but the artist of a song got exposed turned out to be someone who is no longer respected, is it wrong to still like the song? ...
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Is Pope Francis holding and professing different views from the traditional Catholic church in the doctrine of salvation & teachings about marriage? [on hold]

Is Pope Francis holding and professing different views from the traditional Catholic church in the doctrine of salvation & teachings about marriage? Does Pope Francis believe & profess that ...
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According to Thomas A. Bailey what does “stark but reassuring order in the divine plan” mean? [on hold]

I am reading “The American Pageant” by Thomas A. Bailey https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_A._Bailey. Bailey has given a short introduction of Calvinism. Calvin argued, was all- powerful and all-...
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Could the thorn that was given to Paul be a mortal sin?

In the 2 Cor 12:7-10 we read about Paul thorn: And to keep me from being too elated by the abundance of revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan, to harass me, to ...
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Do any Christian traditions exist as to what type of animal skin did God clothe Adam and Eve with?

I must be alone to understand that since man failed to listen to God more than the female that both failed to be innocent, Therefore not being as lambs in spiritual dogma they must have been dressed ...
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Doesn't Calvinism turn God into a monster? [duplicate]

Another question was posted about Calvinism that asked, "Does God force people to be saved?" The consensus, was that yes, He does. But the question then becomes, "Does God force people to go to ...
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How many people did Moses bring out of Egypt? How large was the area of the Promised Land?

I want to know if they had enough space in which to live. The Bible mentions that there were many places they did not obtain. Could the Israelites feed themselves?
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Why did Jesus' Jewish disciples not react to his words about the communion elements if they were meant to be taken literally? [on hold]

Since some liturgical churches preach that in Jesus' last supper description in Matthew, he wanted it to be taken literally and that his blood and body were actually present within the taking of the ...
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What is the meaning of “sola scriptura”?

I often see "sola scriptura" used with two very different meanings. Serendipitously, when I typed the title question, the first two "Similar questions" presented by SE were: What is the basis for ...
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Is there an ontological change in human nature after Jesus Passion and resurrection?

I came across this passage from Jacques Servais, commenting on Thomas Aquinas’ view on Christ’s Passion: God himself acts in human nature by regenerating it from within. He, in fact, wanted, to ...
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How does the life of Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam, compare to the standards of the Bible? [closed]

Muhammad claimed to be God's Prophet, even God's Last Prophet. As such his life should measure up as a godly life. Using only the most approved Muslim sources, the Qur'an, and the most highly ...
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How many times was Herod mentioned in the Bible? [closed]

I want to know how many times Herod was mentioned in the Bible and the Bible verses to back it up.
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Does Catholicism allow rebaptism? [duplicate]

I'm Catholic and have made all my sacraments. I'm going to Israel and am interested in being baptized in the Jordan River. Is this allowed?
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Why didn't the Archangel Michael save Jesus when he was crucified?

I have read several articles about Michael the archangel, who is meant for the protection of people and souls. Out of curiosity, I wondered: since Jesus is Son of God and also a prophet, why didn't ...
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The wheat and the chaff [migrated]

Matt 3:12 reads: whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his threshing-floor; and he will gather his wheat into the garner, but the chaff he will burn up with unquenchable fire. ...
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Why did Jesus instruct his disciples to dust their own feet against unwelcoming towns? [migrated]

At Luke 10:10-11 (NRSVCE) we see one of the instructions that Jesus gives to his disciples while sending them out to preach the Gospel : But whenever you enter a town and they do not welcome you, ...
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Mark 5 Jesus encounter with the demons. Relationship

Reading in Mark 5:1-20 ... 6 Catching sight of Jesus from a distance, he ran up and prostrated himself before him, 7 crying out in a loud voice, "What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of ...
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What in New Testament invalidates God’s commandments from the Old Testament? [duplicate]

Where in the New Testament (if at all) does it say that Christians do not have to abide God’s commandments from the Old Testament?
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Are the John Schultz commentaries good? [on hold]

Please let me know if these commentaries are reputable. http://www.bible-commentaries.com/ I'm looking for legitimate pdf's that are open source equivalents for the Word Bible commentaries. Thanks.
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What is meant by the expression that Jesus came in the fullness of time?

What do they mean when they say "in the fullness of time Jesus came"? I want to know what the fullness of time means in this scriptural context.
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What is the most sexually liberal church denomination? [on hold]

What is the most sexually liberal church denomination? Just a random question because of the conflict between liberal and less liberal churches world wide.
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Who was the target audience of the Book of Job?

The Book of Job is one of my favourite books in the Bible, especially for its lesson that even in suffering, you can still persevere and be a victor for Christ. So I'm wondering, was the Book of Job ...
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Are there other explanations of ”right hand” than masturbation (Matthew 5:30)?

The context in Matthew 5:30 strongly suggests that Jesus is talking about adultery. Verse 21 starts with "You have heard", starting a section about respecting your neighbor. Again, Verse 27 starts ...
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Was Judas a partaker of the feet washing by Jesus?

When Jesus washed his disciples feet in John 13, did he wash Judas' feet as well? If he did, does this not mean that Judas has a part in the salvation of Christ? John 13:8:  Peter saith unto him, ...
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Why did the 1611 Authorized Version translators choose to translate ἐλπίδος as “faith” in Heb. 10:23? [migrated]

Why did the 1611 Authorized Version translators choose to translate ἐλπίδος as "faith" in Heb. 10:23 when the majority of old and modern translations chose "hope"?
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why does God describe this cauldron as round all about? [migrated]

in 1 Kings 7:23-26, God describes a cauldron as being "round all about", however this cannot be the case, as in the extract: "And he made a molten sea [cauldron], ten cubits from the one brim to the ...
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How does Protestant Church explain Luke 2:48?

At Luke 2:48 we read of St. Mary's complaint to Jesus for `getting lost'at the Temple: His mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously ...
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Where can I find the Graduale Romanorum in Latin or Croatian in physical format?

I've been looking for the official Graduale Romanorum which sanctions which hymns, chants, etc. are allowed to be performed during Mass. Unfortunately, I could only find the Latin version in digital ...
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Did Erasmus use Codex Basilensis for his Novum Instrumentum omne?

I am looking for a definitive answer to whether or not Erasmus used Codex Basilensis 'A. N. III. 12 (07 on the list Gregory-Aland) — the four Gospels in Greek in uncial letters; 8th century' in his ...
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Is the Theology of the Body in line with traditional Thomistic teaching on marriage?

Question: Is the Theology of the Body in line with traditional Thomistic teaching on marriage? It seems to me that the love of husband and wife is sometimes brought to the level of adornment which ...
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How would Jesus have addressed St. Joseph?

At Luke 2:48 we read of St. Mary's complaint to Jesus for giving them a scare, by `getting lost'at the Temple: "His mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I ...
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Historical Apologetic used by 7th Century Christians towards Early Muslims Regarding the Hypostatic Union and Jesus' Title “Son of God”

According to my research Jesus is called the Son of God about 40 times in the NT. When interacting with Muslims, a common objection they give against Christ's deity, and the Trinity is that the Quran ...
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What are the beliefs of the current churches concerning punishment? [on hold]

After death, what happens to a person who doesn't believe, isn't baptized, or doesn't repent? Does punishment last forever? Mathew 25:46 : And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but ...
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Did the young rich man sin by not following Jesus?

We read in the Gospel of Matthew 19:16-30 the story of the rich young man. The Rich and the Kingdom of God Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to ...
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Calvinism: alternatives to evanescent grace?

It appears to me that the so-called "Doctrines of Grace" contain a practical contradiction. The T in TULIP states that the reprobate (and even the unregenerate elect) are zealous in their hatred of ...
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Can a Christian in a state of grace know that they are?

Based on the question "Should Catholics in a state of grace call themselves sinners?" Does Catholic doctrine allow for such a person to come to know of their state of grace while living?

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