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writing and pronouncing Bible references

How would you say this Bible reference: Malachi 3:7b,8 & 10,11? Also, is it written correctly?
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How was Jesus able to be heard when preaching? [duplicate]

During Jesus’s time when he preached to thousands of people with his disciples how were people able to hear him? I mean at that time there were no microphones or speakers. How were people able 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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How well provided is Paris Foreign Missions Society?

I'd like to know how well provided is Paris Foreign Missions Society. How come they have the largest private garden in all Paris and located in Rue de Bac (it was originally just outskirts of Paris ...
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How do we apply immortality of the Soul to Jesus death scenario [on hold]

If by physical death we mean the death of a physical human body. Then what do we mean with "spiritual death"? Is it A) some kind of "death in God's eyes" (e.g. that he no longer considers you alive ...
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About Copyright [duplicate]

Hi Good Day to Everyone! I'm Ver from Far East, I just want to know if Posting a whole Bible (the old and New Testament) in my blog site is part of what they called non-salable media. Because I'm ...
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Do Jehovah's Witnesses still believe the number of the 144,000 in Revelation is a literal number?

Jehovah's Witnesses believe that the number of the 144,000 (those who will rule with Christ from heaven) is a literal number. 14 Interestingly, Charles T. Russell recognized the 144,000 to be a ...
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Was demon possession only a New Testament phenomenon? [on hold]

Cases of demon possession, as I recall, occurred, at least explicitly, mostly around Jesus's time. If that's the case, why did demon possession only occur during Jesus's time? Were the Jews/...
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Who in the Holy Trinity has got the maximum search requests on Google? [on hold]

This question is not intended for the purpose of making a comparison, but just to quench one's curiosity : Who in the Holy Trinity namely, God the Father, Jesus the Son or Holy Spirit has so far ...
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In protestantism are all mankind equal under God?

Are there people of higher worth and lower worth? Is everyone deserving of equal respect? There was some confusion in the comments since my question is short, I think the answers given are of good ...
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Are there any Saints that have miraculously overcome death (should have died, but did not)?

Are there any saints that should have died but didn't, not like they dodged a moving train, but rather something like were stabbed in the heart but didn't bleed, or something. And when they did die, ...
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Did J. Gresham Machen consider joining an existing presbyterian body before founding the OPC?

J. Gresham Machen is best known for his battle against theological liberalism in the northern Presbyterian church in the US (the PCUSA), first founding a seminary (in 1929) and then an independent ...
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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 hearing the true word of God versus a hallucination or a demon?

How does the Catholic Church answer this question: 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 ...
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According to Catholicism did God conspire with Satan to kill Job’s children? [on hold]

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 with permission to do so. And then Satan kills Job’s 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 [closed]

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 [closed]

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”? [closed]

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? [closed]

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? [closed]

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? [on hold]

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]

Some liturgical churches preach that in Jesus' last supper description in Matthew that he wanted it to be taken literally; that is, the bread and wine are literally His blood and body. This change of ...
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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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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? [on hold]

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? [closed]

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? [closed]

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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