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Who was Saint Raynerius of Beaulieu?

I came accross a website about Saint Raynerius of Beaulieu. Every source I can find tells me that his feast day is on Feb 22, and that he died in 967 AD. I want to find more information, but have no ...
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Origins of the historical shift towards Believers baptism in the Protestant movement?

Much of modern protestantism believes that only believers should be baptized, as believing adults (or at least consenting young people). The primary example being obviously Baptists. This is a ...
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Revelation is tough to grok. Can anyone share what they think the harlot is in chaps 17 & 19?

Who/what is the harlot noted in Revelation? Why do you or your source think that answer is correct?
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Is Romans 8:38-39 including sin according to the Lutheran?

And this link: "All things whatever arise from, and depend on, the divine appointment; whereby it was foreordained who should receive the word of life, and who should disbelieve it; who should ...
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How do classic Trinitarians answer the implications of Revelation 1:1?

Revelation 1:1 (NIV) reads: The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John. So this ...
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Why do some people refer to the whore of babylon and think that it comes from revelation?

Why do some people refer to the whore of babylon and think that it comes from revelation. What part of revelation do they interpret as signifying 'whore of babylon'. Compare to 'rapture' which is ...
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Did the Catholic Church infallibly define that we can demonstrate with certainty the existence of God with the light of natural reason only?

Question: Did the Catholic Church infallibly define that we can demonstrate with certainty the existence of God with the light of natural reason only? Thanks for any help.
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Does the parable of the Unforgiving Servant have implications re: “once saved, always saved”?

My question is coming from a Protestant / Evangelical perspective. I've always been taught that once one is saved, nothing and no one can snatch him from the Father's hand. That is to say, one cannot ...
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Is there Catholic teaching and/or prophecy that a pope may be the false prophet of Revelation and the Church the whore of Babylon?

This is a sample response to the claim that the pope is the Antichrist and this to the claim that the Catholic Church is the Whore of Babylon of Revelation 17 and 18. This question is asking whether ...
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What theological teachings of Watchman Nee, Witness Lee, and the Local Churches differ from Reformed Theology

I recently moved and have been Church hunting (but this it not a question about Church advice) and attended a "Local Church." In this particular Church, service goes as follows: first part: ...
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Are the Local Churches (associated with Watchman Nee) Calvinist? [duplicate]

Are the Local Churches, based on the teachings of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee, Calvinist (Reformed Theology)?
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According to the bible what is necessary to be saved while being sufficient

What does the bible itself say about salvation? What is REQUIRED for one to do? Not interested in what individual people say unless they can cite biblical sources to prove their claims. There ...
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Does a believer have all spiritual authority?

According to the teaching of "The believers Authority" We new creations we have been put in a position of power and authority– a position delegated to us by God through Jesus Christ. Along with ...
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What is Paul meaning of “husband” and “married to another” in Romans 7:1-6

Romans 7 King James Version (KJV) 7 Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth? 2 For the woman which hath an ...
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Are there any bundles of subsets of the New Testament that are common?

In Christianity you have the idea of the "Old Testament". In Judaism, this is broken down into smaller (and larger) chunks. You can find it in the Torah, the first 5 books of the Old Testament. You ...
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Was Constantine The Great a Nicene Christian?

Lately I've been trying to figure out whether or not Constantine is a Nicene Christian. He was baptised by Eusebius who was of course an Arian. And since he was very close to Eusebius, he was ...
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What is the Biblical Basis for saying that we “go to heaven”?

I have found hundreds of Bible verses with heaven or heavens in them. But none of them said we "go to heaven". We pray for the kingdom to come here. Revelation has the new Jerusalem descending to ...
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What does the Lutheran Church teach about Justification by Faith and is the sacrament of Baptism essential to salvation?

Recently I have been doing research into the Lutheran Church and it seems that they believe in baptismal regeneration. My understanding is baptismal regeneration is the belief that baptism is ...
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How do we understand that the law was given by angels

This scriptures shows us that the Law was given by ministrations of angels and by Moses. Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept it. Acts 5:53 For if the word ...
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Paul says in 2 Cor. 5:16 that "even though we once knew Christ by means of the flesh [ kata sarka], we know him thus no longer

What was Paul trying to say here? "We know him thus no longer"
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Is salvation in the name Jesus, or in the person Jesus [closed]

Are we saved because we believed in Jesus (the name) or Jesus the (person)? Because other languages have other names for Jesus. If they call upon that name for salvation would they be saved?
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Were the 12 disciples Jewish?

As was brought up in another question; in so using Matthew 10:1-4, which lists the names of the 12. A response from a contributor stated the unavailability of proof in the Scripture to show that any ...
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What is the biblical basis for the belief that people do not go to heaven or hell immediately when they die?

User @Touch poignantly stated in a now closed question, But if people are already in heaven this means that there really isn't much reason for Jesus Christ to return, because all those that ...
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Did the church use stories like the Holy Grail to attract pagans?

Sorry if this has been asked before, but I am avid watcher of the History Channel series on the Templar Knights. In one episode, the character playing the Pope announces that stories like the Holy ...
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Looking for an apologetic to the “Cosmic Child Abuse” objection

Recently during a discussion I got smacked with the "Cosmic Child Abuse" argument. I had heard of it before, but never really had to wrestle with it in real life. I discovered that I don't actually ...
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Where does the LDS section heading for 1 Corinthians 7 come from?

In the chapter heading to 1 Corinthians 7 in the official LDS scriptures, it states: Paul answers special questions about marriage among those called on missions—Paul praises self-discipline. ...
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Why did God the Father choose suffering for Christ and not the lucrative reigning power of an emperor of this world?

My witness to suffering can be elaborated by the following poem written by me. I am attaching this poem because I believe this poem a witness to my long journey with my cross assures me that I am ...
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Origin of the adage, ‘He went to be with the LORD.’?

This is a popular saying in Christian circles at funerals or when a person has recently died. Is there a biblical basis for this phrase?
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Find Bible passages by keyword/ topic

I am chemistry and biology lecturer. When I teach new concepts such as equilibrium or origin of life or liquids, etc, sometimes I would like to check if there is some interesting passage in Bible that ...
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Does the Codex Amiatinus exist online anywhere in *text* format?

Wondering if there is a complete etext (i.e. not image or PDF) form of the Latin Codex Amiatinus for free download online. Wikipedia links to images, but I would like text.
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Adam and Eve's Childern [on hold]

so you telling me that the children had sex with each other and we are a product of sister to brother sex. they were sick and needed help and God condoned such actions is so sick.
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What did the earliest version of the Vulgate bible look like?

It seems that the Codex Amiatinus is the oldest most complete version of the Vulgate bible (which misses the Book of Baruch). What did it look like? Looking up close at the blurry images, the text ...
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When and who was the first disciple to truly believe Jesus' claims

Same as title, the question came up in bible study looking for more information.
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What Christian groups believe sex was the original sin, and not disobedience?

There is a story in the Bible that Adam and Eve ate the fruit and thus sinned against God. But other religions, including some Christians, describe that they were having intercourse and that's why God ...
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What service did the sanctified firstborn of the Israelites do before the law and the Tent of the Congregation?

Exodus 13:2 KJB "Sanctify to me all the firstborn, whatever opens the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine." It seems commentaries are in agreement that these ...
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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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What assures Christians that they alone are saved?

Christians claim that "they are saved by the sacrifice of Jesus." But there are also members of many other faiths who claim that they are saved. For example, apart from affirming Jesus to be the ...
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What is the protestant apologetic for James' explicit statement that we are justified by works?

James 2:24, RSVC2E: You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone. Many times I've heard Protestants claim that James isn't really saying what he appears to be saying here. They ...
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Does Acts 15:21 assume new believers would learn and follow the law from synagogues on sabbath?

Acts 15:19-21 (NIV, Emph mine) 19 “It is my judgment, therefore, that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God. 20 Instead we should write to them, telling them to ...
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What are the necessary and sufficient conditions for a person to be saved? [on hold]

Various brand name religions say you must believe A B & C and/or do X Y & Z to be saved. The Bible says to believe on Jesus. But it also says in many places that we will be judged on ...
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How does one know if God is calling him to be a priest?

According to Catholicism, How does one know if God is calling him to be a priest? If one is contemplating being a diocesan priest, what is the normal way one should do things in order to determine ...
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Has the Bible ever been translated into Egyptian Hieroglyphics?

I'm very curious to see what the Bible looks like in Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. There's an "ancient languages" department at one of the Universities in my city and one of the languages they offer ...
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Did Adam and Eve ever practice animal sacrifice?

Genesis 8:20 (NIV) Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and, taking some of all the clean animals and clean birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings on it. Noah sacrificed burnt offerings. What about ...
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Who told Eve about the fruit?

How could Eve know not to eat from the fruit when there are no lines of verse showing she was ever told? It said "God told the man..." Eve wasn't made until later. I've checked several versions. Is ...
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What could be the reason for Jesus not telling His disciples to write down whatever He was teaching them?

What could be the reason for Jesus not telling His disciples to write down whatever He was teaching them? He knew His mission here was to bring the Kingdom of God and He knew that the teaching He ...
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Were Adam and Eve ever given the permission by God to procreate?

If it was wrong to know that you were naked. How could it be right to procreate. Procreation is caused massive chaos in the world. It is also responsible for overpopulation of the universe. And also ...
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Are there any saints and/or mystics who had vision of hell and based on that made a judgment about have many people are in hell?

Are there any saints and/or mystics who had vision of hell and based on that made a judgment about have many people are in hell (the majority, minority, or some kind of judgment like that)?
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Christian story/song from the 1980s

I'm trying to figure out a song from when I was a girl in the 80s. The lyric I can remember is, "Take a good long look at yourself, what a handsome you, you are." It was sung by a male. I believe it ...
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Has the prohibition against construction and veneration of statues and images been abrogated?

I'm Catholic, so I subscribe to the idea that constructing and venerating images and statues is permissible and encouraged as a matter of Church dogma. However I must admit that I find it hard to ...
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Does Catholic Church acknowledge St. Paul the Apostle as consecrated Bishop during Apostolic times?

St. Paul the Apostles admitted that Christ did not sent him to baptize but to preach the Gospel. 17For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with eloquent words of wisdom,...

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