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Questions about Ezekiel 38 & 39

Of the various regions mentioned in the "Gog and Magog" chapters of Ezekiel (Chapters 38 & 39), how many of these regions would end up falling the under control of Babylon, or become tributaries ...
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What is the meaning of one rejecting Baptism in reformed theology (Baptist)? [on hold]

This question is for a reformed Baptist who knows his theology: I would like to hear what the doctrinal possition of Reformed Bapist theology is regarding one who rejects or refuses Baptism? What ...
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Are Catholics free to disagree about whether it is prudential to not forbid abortion by law?

Question: Are Catholics free to disagree about whether it is prudential to not forbid abortion by law? Namely, can a Catholic ever take a position, that abortion should remain legal for any reason (...
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Are the Dubia Cardinal's committing the Great Apostasy in contradicting Church teachings on the Mercy of God?

The Dubia Cardinals are publicly opposing and contradicting the approved Magisterial Teaching of Pope Francis like the Amoris Laetetia and CCC 2267. Even criticizing the Magisterial Teachings as "...
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What if someone else sins for you [on hold]

Does it say anywhere in the Bible that you cannot ask?/hire someone to sin for you? ie hiring an hitman as you never actually killed them If so can you just hire someone to do everything for you so ...
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According to Mormons, Jesus is Jehovah in OT. Therefore do they view all the occurrences of the Tetragrammaton as referring to Jesus?

Lesson 5 in the "Jesus Christ and the Everlasting Gospel Teacher Manual" (link) has the title Jesus Christ Was Jehovah of the Old Testament. In the introduction this lesson says that: In ...
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What did Aquinas do for recreation?

Question: What did St. Thomas Aquinas do for fun? We know that he was a brilliant mind who wrote many good works. However, even he himself says that games and having fun are good for one's soul (I am ...
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Does preaching a message of serving strange gods to the Jews mean preaching a message that was opposite to Torah? If so, who preached such a message?

It has been suggested, in a thread called "Resurrection and Deuteronomy 13", that Jesus preached a message teaching people to follow unknown gods, to treat Christ as God, to practice idolatry, and ...
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Why does the NRSV-CE omit mentioning prayer and fasting in Matthew 17?

The NRSV-CE omits mentioning prayer and fasting, explaining in footnote (g): Matthew 17:20 Other ancient authorities add verse 21, But this kind does not come out except by prayer and fasting ...
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Eschatology, views and best commentaries. Best scriptures for each view [on hold]

I am a Historical premillenial who sometimes believes amillenial as well. I have studied the main four views and I am settled here. But I do waiver constantly between a literal millennium where ...
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Info about living in the temple quarters?

While the Bible talks at length about religious ceremonies conducted in the Temple at Jerusalem, I’ve seen very little information about living quarters and what one did there when they were not ...
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Sin Nature and the Sarx, how can Jesus be sinless if all flesh is evil

Someone asked about sin nature and the answer they were given was that the word Sarx was translated as sin nature? In Greek Sarx just means flesh. So if Jesus came in the Sarx and was sinless how is ...
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Why is the Ichthys symbol almost always facing left?

This question is very straight forward: is there any reason for the Ichthys symbol to be almost always facing left? A simple google search will show this pattern. Is there any theology or even ...
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Is it sinful to watch TV series The Young Pope?

Question: Is it sinful to watch TV series The Young Pope? Why? I did not watch the TV series, but from what I saw it seems morally corruptible. I am interested in an answer from a Catholic viewpoint.
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Is it to say: “We can have reasonable hope that all will be saved” heretical? [duplicate]

Unfortunately, we can hear some lay Catholics (sometimes even a bishop) say that: "We can have reasonable hope that all will be saved". It seems obvious that the statement is untrue, however, is it a ...
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Resurrection and Deuteronomy 13

It seems that Christian apologetics very much rests on the historical veracity of the resurrection. That is, if we can verify the resurrection, than we have an objective rationale to believe in the ...
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According to Catholicism, does faith or trust in God guarantee protection from poverty?

Pope Francis said: Poverty is not inevitable! Source But in John 12:8 Jesus said: You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me. Does faith or trust in God guarantee ...
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Is the song Baba Yetu actually used by African churches?

Recently I encountered someone who, upon hearing the song "Baba Yetu," a rendition of the Lord's Prayer in Swahili, assumed that it is widely used in the Swahili-speaking church in Africa. However, ...
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Is the Creed a prayer? (Catholic mass)

The Creed (Nicene, Apostles, etc) is formally a "profession of faith". It's basically Catholics publicly declaring their beliefs. But, is it also a prayer? It doesn't seem to be directed to God, nor ...
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Did Protestant Founders lay their hands on their pastors like the Apostles in Book of Acts?

In the Book of Acts the Apostles was seen laying their hands on their disciples in particular Matthias who replaced Judas Iscariot to be counted among the Apostles. Among the Protestant founders like ...
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Why did Jesus keep himself and the disciples hungry and thirsty on some occasions?

We see at Matthew 12:1 (NRSVCE) : "At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the sabbath; his disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat." We also see at Mark ...
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How can Protestant claimed to be guided by the Holy Spirit in contradicting Marian Dogma's?

The Catholic Church has four Marian Dogma's and claimed that the Church was guided and it's teaching was inspired by the Holy Spirit. CCC95 "It is clear therefore that, in the supremely wise ...
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Understanding the scope of Believers Authority

At what point does the teaching of "The believers Authority" agree with Apostle Paul's teaching on The Unity and Diversity of Spiritual Gifts?
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What happened to Psalm 14 verses 5–7? [migrated]

In the classic Book of Common Prayer (Coverdale) psalter, there are these verses 5–7 of Psalm 14 (13 in the LXX/Vulgate numbering): Their throat is an open sepulchre, with their tongues have they ...
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How do those against the traditional monepiscopacy deal with Ignatius of Antioch?

It's often claimed that 'Ignatius is the first to believe in the monepiscopacy' (that a bishop runs a church region with the assistance of presbyters/elders) or that 'churches were simply run by a ...
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Question about Moses

How old was Moses when his mother returned him to Pharaoh's daughter in Egypt? Please I will like to know more about it. How long was he weaned?
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According to Catholicism, does Welch’s Grape Juice constitute valid matter for the consecration of the Mass?

According to Catholicism, does the usage of Welch’s Grape Juice constitute valid matter for the consecration of the Eucharist at a Catholic Mass? Some priests who are alcoholics may obtain a ...
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MLV (Modern Literal Version) translation: How reasonable is their “open source” claim?

The Modern Literal Version of the Bible (MLV) is described at their website. It claims to be based on the ASV, modified to agree with the Byzantine Greek text. They claim it has been proofread and ...
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Daniel Chap 8 little Horn?

Daniel Chap 8 always confused me. The last (4th) Beast was detailed in Chap 7 and the former 3rd beast detailed in Chap 8. Both detailed beasts had a little horn coming up later but from different ...
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What is the Biblical Basis for (not) accepting valid ideas that are not in the Bible? [closed]

Note that I am using the word ideas to refer the words facts, thoughts, practices, methods, etc., based on the context. And the word valid refers to good, correct, useful, helpful, accurate, ...
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Are there different views on the nature or/and understanding of the Trinity among Trinitarians?

I think I've heard people describe the doctrine differently, maybe because they do not fully grasp the so-called "mystery". I've heard someone make an argument for the Trinity while maintaining the ...
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Which biblical verses indicate that Jesus was a messenger? [closed]

Is Malachi 3 evidence that Jesus is a messenger? “1 I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger ...
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What kind of food is Jesus referring to at Luke 22:16?

We read at Lk 22:14-16 (NRSVCE): "When the hour came, he took his place at the table, and the apostles with him. He said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer;...
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Severe childhood trauma and forgiveness of perpetrating parents

What do Swedenborgian christian Psychologists say about prolonged depression, Complex PTSD due to severe childhood trauma by a malicious parent, and complicated grieving?
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How do the reformed theologians understand Hebrews 3:14?

How do the reformed theologians understand Hebrews 3:14 For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end. ( ESV ) ? Does it not imply that we can ...
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LDS doctrine on “intelligences” having always existed vs God(s) whose “godship” had a beginning

This was inspired by the accepted answer to this other question, which stated that Mormons believe that god arranged pre-existing matter in creation. The matter always existed; creation was an ...
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Did early Chinese Protestant actually call God “(old) Gentleman of Fiery Magnificence”, as Wikipedia says?

The Wikipedia article on 'Chinese names for the God of Abrahamic religions' claims that: Protestants originally rendered [the Tetragrammaton] as Yéhuǒhuá (爺火華, literally "(old) Gentleman of Fiery ...
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Jesus historical existence [duplicate]

I have read that there is no evidence of Jesus ever actually existed. By that I specifically mean that no verifiable actual witness to Jesus life and actions wrote about him. Every account that ...
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What does “Altare privilegiatum” mean exactly today?

Does anyone know what "Altare privilegiatum" means today? I mean, in former times it meant that the altar was privileged and one can get an indulgence. I also know, that for some of those altars, ...
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What are some countries where you can be imprisoned for reading or owning a Bible?

Growing up Christian, I would always hear of far away countries where people would be imprisoned for reading the Bible. Today I wondered about that. Are there really any countries that imprison people ...
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Is cross dressing immoral or forbidden by the bible [duplicate]

I am a catholic young man. I’m straight but I recently started and am enjoying cross dressing.I have been enjoying the look of female fashion quite a bit more then male fashion for about 7 years now. ...
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If God is beyond our comprehension how can we comprehend what he wants?

According to many christian practitioners one of their most famous answers to a lot of questions in that "God is above our understanding" or another similar answer. If this is true then how can we ...
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Who is being referred to in [Numbers 24:9]?

Some translations say [Israel], while majority of the others say [you]. [New International Version] Like a lion they crouch and lie down, like a lioness--who dares to rouse them? "May those who bless ...
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How do Trinitarians explain the Athanasian Creed saying that the “one God” is the Trinity rather than the Father as in the Nicene Creed?

In Scripture and the early Creeds, "one God" is used primarily to refer to God the Father: 1 Cor 8:6 (NIV): yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we ...
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Does the Baptist Church believe that a 3rd temple will be built in Jerusalem before the Second Coming of Christ? [closed]

Does the Baptist Church believe that a 3rd temple will be built in Jerusalem before the Second Coming of Christ?
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Does the Catholic Church have any (quasi) interdiction against the Harry Potter books?

Does the Catholic Church or any particular Catholic dioceses forbid the reading of J. K. Rowling's series of books known as Harry Potter? This same question could be applied to the movie series based ...
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Where does Grace reside? (Catholicism)

According to the teachings of the Catholic Church (infallible or not), where does Grace reside? I would imagine the answer is "in the soul". I've searched for concrete answers in the Catholic ...
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What is the latest position of Catholic Church on the existence of Limbo?

Catholics traditionally believe that infants which die before being baptized, go to a place called Limbo. It is not understood whether the belief comes out of a dogmatic teaching of the Church. My ...
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Why did Jesus address Yahweh as God at the Cross?

Throughout the Gospels, we see Jesus addressing Yahweh as 'Father'. But we see at Matt 27:46 Jesus addressing the Father as `God': "And about three o’clock Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eli, Eli,...
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St. Tammany Church?

The popular Indian chief of the 17th century was dubbed affectionately as St. Tammany, the Patron Saint America. St. Tammany Parish (established in 1810) is one of nine Louisiana parishes (counties) ...

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