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Can a baby's baptism be nullified and redone the proper way?

I am the mother of a 5 month old baby, I am in a court custody case and currently rgete are temporary joint custody orders in place. Tge fathe if my baby baptized my son without my knowledge. Without ...
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Was this (allegedly gay) marriage in a Catholic Church valid?

The Spanish newspaper El Pais wrote an article the other day (with an awful clickbait, I must say), where it told the story of two women married by the Catholic Church in 1901. The story goes that ...
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Why do people think they need anything other than the KJV version of the Bible

I cannot understand why People think they need another version of the King James Bible.
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Does the Traditionalist and Sedevacantist ignore the words of St.Ambrose saying “Ubi Petrus, Ibi Ecclesia, Ibi Deus”?

The above Latin quote, attributed to St. Ambrose means “Where Peter is, there is the Church, there is God.” According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC), Jesus “entrusted a specific ...
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Does Vatican II Church acknowledge the statement of Pope Francis saying he is the Bishop Dressed in White?

Francis in Fatima: "I am the bishop dressed in white." Now, in the official missal of his visit to Fatima today and tomorrow, in the Prayer specially written for this day, Francis identifies himself ...
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What was the 16th century Catholic doctrine on Greek gods?

I've long assumed the Catholics have always denied the existence of pagan gods, hence allowed them to be represented in art as a fiction reminiscent of a heroic and remote past. However, the strong ...
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How many Pentecostals and Charismatics are there in the U.S. today?

I am currently conducting research which seeks to establish that Charismatic Christianity, which started with Charles Parham in the early 20th century, has had the greatest influence on the church in ...
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Bildad's Ancient Wisdom [migrated]

In Job chapter 8, Bildad the Shuhite, in an attempt to show that Job was a hypocrite, makes an appeal to ancient wisdom. He then seems to quote an ancient proverb about papyrus. Who or what is he ...
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Meaning of Poem

I came across this beautiful poem by GK Chesterton: A Little Litany. But it has been very difficult for me to interpret. Especially the following lines: To see in pictured walls his storied world ...
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Washing yourself and fasting

Jesus says in Matthew 6: 17 to anoint your head (some versions groom yourself) and wash yourself. But later in Matthew 23:26 he says clean first the inside of the cup and the outside shall be clean as ...
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Where did Martin Luther say

Temptations, of course, cannot be avoided, but because we cannot prevent the birds from flying over our heads, there is no need that we should let them nest in our hair.
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Is the fear of hell enough to accept the Gospel? [on hold]

Is the motivation to accept the Gospel because of fear of hell/eternity in the lake of fire enough?
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Doesn't John 14:28 prove Jesus was not God? [on hold]

Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my, Father is greater than I. John 14:28 Does this ...
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Which Prison Epistles are considered to have been written from Rome?

I recognise the modern challenges of traditional/specific dating of the NT books; and that this may suggest various answers. Are there any letters which are reliably recognised as having been written ...
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What is the sin of St.Peter that made St.Paul opposed him in Galatians2:11?

Paul Opposes Cephas 11 When Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. 12 For before certain men came from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles. But when they ...
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Is my confession valid if I didn't say the Act of Contrition?

I shared my confession with the priest. He told me not to bother with the Act of Contrition. There was one typed always on the table. I turned to look at it, it wasn't there. I could have said it ...
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Do any church fathers interpret Luke 18:17 as teaching the necessity of infant baptism?

Luke 18:15-17 (DRB) And they brought unto him also infants, that he might touch them. Which when the disciples saw, they rebuked them. 16 But Jesus, calling them together, said: Suffer children to ...
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Has the Catholic Church endorsed the view of Einstein on the Creator?

One of Albert Einstein's most famous quotes is, "God does not play dice with the universe." I wish to know if the Catholic Church has ever used the said statement of Einstein in its teachings on ...
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What does Reformed Protestantism teach regarding 'spirit and soul and body' (I Thessalonians 5:23)

And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. I Thessalonians 5:23 KJV Paul lists '...
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How does the Catholic church distinguish between the human soul and spirit?

I see questions about the creation of the human soul, and the soul's "infusion" into the body. But the Bible considers a human being to "have" three parts or concepts: spirit, soul, and body. How does ...
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How are the bread and wine explained by those who forbid images of Jesus?

This question is directed at those who subscribe to the Westminster Standards, particularly Westminster Larger Catechism 109, which reads: The sins forbidden in the second commandment are [...] the ...
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How much did the Cross of Jesus weigh?

Catholic tradition tells us that Jesus fell three times under the weight of the cross on His way to Calvary. I wish to know if any studies based on historical evidence have been conducted by ...
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What does it mean when Archbishop Ganswein stated that Pope Benedict XVI expanded the Petrine Ministry?

Archbishop Gänswein: "Benedict XVI Sees Resignation as Expanding Petrine Ministry". In a speech reflecting on Pope Benedict XVI’s pontificate, Archbishop Georg Gänswein has confirmed the existence of ...
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Did it reflect poorly on St. Francis De Sales that he offered a bribe to convert Beza?

St. Francis De Sales offered a 4,000 dollar pension to Theodore Beza. Source. It is very difficult to see this as anything other than "Oh boy, none of my arguments are working. Here! I'll make one ...
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What does it mean for the soul to be “immediately” created by God?

It is a Catholic dogma (De Fide) that human souls are immediately created by God. In this answer, the issue arose about what exactly "immediately" means. I'm not sure a satisfactory answer was ...
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Why do Greek Orthodox venerate icons and Roman Catholic statues?

Historically how and why did this difference arise?
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The timeline of the last 'week' of Daniel's Prophecy, from Christian perspective (2019)

My question is regarding proofing the end times chronology of Daniel's prophecy given details in Revelation. I've attached a spreadsheet that I created using TorahCalendar.com for the Day of ...
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According to Calvinists, how do Job's works correspond to his salvation?

Job 31:1–4 (DRB) I made a covenant with my eyes, that I would not so much as think upon a virgin.1 2 For what part should God from above have in me, and what inheritance the Almighty from on high? 3 ...
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What is Jesus' life when growing up from 12-20? [duplicate]

I want to know the "missing link" of Jesus' life from age 12-20, his teenage and adolescent years.
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Were Jews in Jesus' day binitarian?

Is it true that Jews during Jesus' lifetime were binitarian, that is believing that God was one being in two persons similar to how Christians have historically believed and taught that God is ...
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Is “Ish-bosheth” a modified form of “Eshbaal?” [migrated]

A professor of mine made an interesting claim in class today with regard to 2 Samuel 2:8: But Abner the son of Ner, commander of Saul's army, had taken Ish-bosheth the son of Saul and brought him ...
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Strong's Concordance - same numbers and meanings in both Greek and Hebrew? [closed]

Can anyone help me with a futile search that I have been trying online? I am interested to find if there are any "same number" and "same meaning" correspondences between the Hebrew and Greek in Strong'...
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Is Mary's human soul pre-existent in eternity?

There is a Catechism that states Mary is chosen from all eternity by God, would this mean she pre-existed in eternity with God or chosen does not really implied pre-existence. Mary's predestination ...
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Does a Catholic have recourse if a priest gives a ridiculously harsh or impossible penance?

Say that a person went to confession and confessed a sin, and the priest gives a ridiculously harsh penance (e.g. row across the Atlantic Ocean), or even an impossible penance (fly to the moon). If ...
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Demons know they will lose, what about Satan? [closed]

I know this question has been asked in a different way......but Given that the demons who were cast out into the pigs, when they saw Jesus and asked why are you tormenting us before our time? That ...
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Which denomination agrees with our beliefs?

My husband and I are looking for a church. We believe that ordaining women is a way of accepting that God may call any gender to spiritually lead a congregation. We also believe that practicing ...
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Is there a difference between good intent and good intent because of consequenses?

When a Christian does good things out of fear for punishment does that count the same as a Christian does good things because of his/her good nature. You would say that when you do stuff out of the ...
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Where in The Old Testament does it forbid women to speak in “church ”? [closed]

Where in The Old Testament does it forbid women to speak in "church" ?
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Did St. James write the Divine Liturgy of St. James?

This is related to the question titled "What is the earliest written surviving liturgy?", but different in what it is asking. I was reading on Infogalactic the following. The Liturgy of Saint James ...
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Perowne's quoting John Calvin in Psalm 56

In Perowne's commentary on the Psalms in one volume, he quotes Calvin on page 445 in his treatment of Psalm 56. "Assuredly," says Calvin, "this is the true test and proof of our faith; when fears ...
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What function does a Council actually serve in Calvinism?

Calvin begins his Antidote1 with the following word (Preface): The name of Sacred Council2 is held in such reverence in the Christian Church, that the very mention of it produces an immediate ...
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Does the Gospel message really comport with sound reasoning? [closed]

The synopsis of fundamentalist Christianity: God is omniscient, omnibenevolent, and sovereign over all. So he decided to create the universe and eccentrically place a tiny planet in it to initiate ...
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When was the formal title of Pope first officially bestowed on the Bishops of Rome?

I’ve read conflicting claims about who the first Pope was. I read this question in a newspaper - "Was Boniface the first true Pope?" Boniface I (418-22) was spoken of as a pope, but so were his ...
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Did Jesus have His Last Supper standing?

At Exodus 12:11 we see the Lord instructing the Israel on how to go about the first Passover : " This is how you shall eat it: your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your ...
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Are there any Eastern-Orthodox theologians who question the historicity of, for example, Moses and Joshua?

Some of the early church fathers seem to condone allegorical interpretations of certain part of scripture (for example Gregory of Nyssa concerning God's killing of the firstborn in Egypt). Are there ...
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Bible vs. the teachings of the Church [closed]

I ask the question here because I did not find another similar question (it may exist though). The question is generic to Christianity in general. We all know the Holy Bible and the teachings it ...
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Why is Dan left out of the 144 thousand?

Why is Dan Left out of the 144 thousand? Who are the 144 thousand?
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How do non-trinitarians respond to the argument that God is love necessitates the eternity of the Son?

A common argument for the Trinity (or at least the eternity of The Son) is that God is love, and thus there must have been an object that could be loved by him throughout all eternity. The Trinity's ...
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Which Reformed Christians deny the doctrine of common grace and why?

Common grace is the doctrine that states that God has a general sense in which he gives all people, not just believers, gifts that proceed from his own graciousness. Most of these gifts concern ...
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How and when was the belief that a baptism late in life increases our chances of being saved determined to be false?

The venerable fathers of the Church Sts. Gregory the Theologian, Basil the Great, John Chrysostom and Jerome all seem to have accepted baptism late in their lives on the premise that it would improve ...

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