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According to the Catholic Church about Matthew 5:18-19?

Matthew 5:18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is ...
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How did Adam and Eve die?

I have a few related questions: How did Adam and Eve die? Who died first - Adam or Eve? Were Adam and Eve buried after their deaths?
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Could Satan come to Earth as a human?

Why doesn't Satan appear as a person and just run around murdering people? Is he not powerful enough to do that? Why does he limit himself to just tempting people and the like? Could he turn back ...
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Why are Adam and Eve considered married?

It seems fairly common for Christians to refer to Adam and Eve has being husband and wife. In particular, when (in my experience, evangelical) Christians are discussing questions of sex and marriage, ...
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Are there any Catholic Audiobook sharing websites like Librivox?

Are there any Catholic audiobook websites like librivox, where christian volunteers from all over the world can read a catholic book, and upload the audiobook to share with all other christians? "...
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How do Filipino Catholics get a church annulment when their state marriage is valid, considering the Philippines doesn't have divorce?

My previous questions were kind of wrong: Why is it harder for Filipino Catholics to get a church annulment? Marriage invalid. Would a church annulment require a state annulment or state divorce? Why ...
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Marriage invalid. Would a church annulment require a state annulment or state divorce?

This question may be wrong. I think the right question is in the following link: How do Filipino Catholics get a church annulment when their state marriage is valid, considering the Philippines doesn&#...
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What is the source for Tertullian's “woman is a temple built over a sewer” quote?

I've seen several different versions of this quotation, but the one constant is: Woman is a temple built over a sewer. Other versions expand on this. Adding items such as Woman is a temple ...
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In Catholicism, does the efficacy of the sacrament depend on the intention of the priest?

In an essay by Gordon Clark, no friend of Roman Catholicism, I was surprised to read his contention that in Catholicism, the efficacy of the sacrament depends on the intention of the priest. As part ...
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Why does Christianity have God as well as Satan?

Just as a little background: I study religions as a hobby but I don't really worship them, although they do dramatically affect how I perceive the world. I like to read scriptures. I have read the 5 ...
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If Calvary is seen as a Holy Mass and Jesus is the sacrifice then who presided as the priest celebrant?

In the sacramental offering of the Holy Mass, the priest presided acting as alter-Christus to offer the "bread & wine" to be consecrated to God. Jesus is the High Priest, but in Calvary Jesus ...
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What are the biblical references and Catholic Church teachings that supported the phrase “Mary is God's dream”?

Blessed Ab. Fulton Sheen had written a book titled "The World's First Love: Mary, Mother of God" and citing "Mary as God's Dream". What are the scripture passages and theology that supported Blessed ...
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Did Ellen G White say Israel will never become a nation

I have been searching high and low for an accredited source that says Ellen G White said Israel will never become a nation. Not surprisingly, such a prophetic word would not be easy to find. I need ...
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What evidence is there for Abraham?

Is there any internal or small external evidence of Abraham's existence? I have heard a claim from skeptics that Abraham is just flat out invented figure who never existed and even COULDN'T have ...
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Why is it more difficult for a Mormon woman to control whom she is eternally sealed to?

The USA Today newspaper has an article titled "Mormon doctrine leaves potential for 'eternal polygamy'" (reference) that makes the following statement: Decades have passed since male members of the ...
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According to the Catholic Church, what did Jesus mean by saying “Least of these commandments "?

We see Jesus saying at Matthew 5:18-19: For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not one letter, not one stroke of a letter, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. ...
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How does the New Apostolic Church compare to evangelical christians?

What are the main doctrines of the New Apostolic Church, and what are the big differences in their teachings from the perspective of Evangelical Protestants?
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In John 4:1-3, in whose name were Jesus' disciples' baptizing?

In regards to John 4:1-3, were Jesus' disciples in this passage baptizing with John's baptism? If not, and they were baptizing in the name of Jesus, did the people who receive this baptism have to be ...
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What bible courses do men take in seminary before becoming an ordained priest?

What bible courses do men take to before becoming an ordained priest? A college course book from a Catholic seminary only list one semester in bible theology.
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According to the Catholic Church, who was God talking to, at Babel?

At Genesis 11: 5-7 we read: " The Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which mortals had built. And the Lord said, “Look, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is ...
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Can a priest add his own prayers to the Mass after the dismissal?

Can a priest add other public prayers to the Mass after the dismissal? If so, are those assisting at the Mass obliged to stay and pray those prayers with him?
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Explain similarities and differences in “sinless from the womb ” for James, John the Baptist and Mary

My perusal of this site has enlightened me to these three cases where a person is spoken of as being sinless from the womb. According Catholic Church were all three born sinless? 1) Mary according ...
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Was Mary’s appearance to St. James the Greater in year 40 AD an apparition or bilocation?

Tradition has it that the Blessed Virgin Mary, sometime before her bodily Assumption into heaven, appeared to the Apostle St. James the Elder while he was living and preaching in Spain. After ...
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How does Catholicism understand the phrase: “Mary is God's dream”? [closed]

The scriptures especially the Gospel is centered on Christ Redemption and Salvation. And in St. Paul letter to Colossians it teaches; "For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on ...
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The bronze snake in numbers and the serpent Lucifer [closed]

In Numbers 21:4-9, Moses makes a bronze serpent on a stick to heal the Hebrews' snake bites, as per God's instructions. They don't worship it, but they are to look at it in order to live. Why did God ...
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Luke 22:70 “You say I am” and Luke 23:3 “You say so” [migrated]

Why does Jesus say "You say I am" and "You say so", when they haven't? Then said they all, Art thou then the Son of God? And he said unto them, Ye say that I am. [Luke 22:70 KJV] and And Pilate ...
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How do Jehovah's Witnesses understand Hebrews 1?

Hebrews 1:4–14 contrasts Jesus with the angels. How do groups like Jehovah's Witnesses, who see him as an angel, understand these verses?
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Do non-Christians go to hell?

What is the official stance of various Christian denominations on whether or not non-believers go to hell? How do denominations which preach that they do, reconcile the damnation of people who grow ...
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Voting for non-Christians leaders? [closed]

Sometimes when we are facing elections (president, governor, etc) we may be facing difficult situation: A Christian candidate who is known to be less-capable vs a non-Christian candidate with good ...
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What do Jehovah's Witnesses believe about the activities of the antichrist in these “last days”?

The Bible warns against the activities of deceivers and false prophets who arose during the first century, and continues to warn against their activities during the "last days". Here are a few ...
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How can incorrect information on a Catholic baptismal record be corrected?

My mother was baptised Catholic in 1923 but the baptismal record has a few mistakes on it not least the mother's name. Is it possible to have a baptismal record corrected and what forms of proof do ...
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What is the purpose of degrees in the Knights of Columbus?

The Knights of Columbus seems to have some system like the Freemasons do when it comes to degrees. But since those organizations are diametrically opposed, what is the point of the four degrees in the ...
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Jehovah Witnesses teach that Michael the arch-angel is Jesus. So did Michael swear the oath to Abraham at Genesis 22:15-17?

My point is why does Michael the arch-angel swear an oath on behalf of God and multiply Abraham's seed at Genesis 22:16-17 in light of what Hebrews 6:13-14 states? "For when God made the promise to ...
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Matthias was the 12th Apostle based on Revelation 21:14; so St. Paul cannot be an apostle just a messenger? [closed]

The city was built on twelve foundation stones. On each of the stones was written the name of one of the Lamb's twelve apostles. - Revelation 21:14 On the basis 12 Apostles were already picked - ...
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What is the LDS Church's position on spiritual gifts

I am a regular listener of the Glenn Beck Radio Program. Glenn Beck is a Mormon and, while he doesn't directly discuss his Mormon beliefs, he does often speak about spiritual and moral matters in our ...
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Pre-Vatican II guidelines for vestments

I am looking for Pre-Vatican II sources of guidelines (norms) for vestment making, including their traditional guidelines for lining colors for the priestly vestments that priests wear at the altar, ...
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Which sacraments can an intersex individual receive in the Catholic Church?

Which sacraments can an intersex individual receive in the Catholic Church?
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Gender Segregation in Small Groups and Prayer

TL;DR What Biblical justification is there for gender segregation in prayer/small groups? and has there been any study on the affect which this segregation has on the people involved? In various ...
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In Acts 25:10 Paul appeals to Caesar. What aspect of Roman law/citizenship was he invoking?

Some commentators claim it was provacatio, others amplius. Most commentators simply state he had the right to appeal but what exactly was he invoking? The wikipedia article on Valerian and Porcian ...
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Was Jesus handsome according to Psalm 45:2?

You are the most handsome of the sons of men; grace is poured upon your lips; therefore God has blessed you forever. (Psalm 45:2) Is this psalm about the Messiah or about David himself? Can "...
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Is there no Heaven, Hell, or Satan in the Old Testament?

In the book Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari, the author claims that Heaven and Hell are concepts not mentioned in the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. From Sapiens: Belief in heaven (the ...
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Bible the most dangerous book on the Earth [closed]

Why did George Bernard Shaw called the Bible the most dangerous book on the Earth !!!? https://truereligiondebate.wordpress.com/2008/03/18/which-is-the-most-dangerous-book-on-earth-part-1/
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Possible relic found?

It might be "1st" class; a 3" high metal cross with a flat round container of a liquid at cross beam This has some lettering surrounding it. A male figure in "bibical dress" holding a tablet(?) is on ...
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What is the basis for believing that 40 lashes would be deadly (especially in Roman law or jurisprudence)?

I have commonly heard that 40 lashes were thought to be deadly and thus 39 were issued. It seems as though neither 40 nor 39 lashes had anything to do with the deadliness of the punishment in Jewish ...
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Is there Biblical justification for asserting that Satan directly causes natural evil?

Believers tend to assert about how God is completely sovereign over everything, including earthquakes, diseases, floods etc. These events are what people would consider natural evil, in contrast to ...
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What denominations only teach the Old Testament? [closed]

What Christian denominations don't teach the New Testament?
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Were Malachi and Isaiah normally bound or grouped together?

This is probably not a surprised to scripture veterans, but noticed that Mark 1:2-3 is a quotation from two separate sources, Isaiah and Malachi, but it is ascribed only to Isaiah by the author of ...
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Apostle John lived in Ephesus - what sources claim that?

Which earliest sources does Christianity posses that claim that apostle John spent the last years of his life in Ephesus?
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What is the basis of St. Pius X in 1906 that led to the approval of the prayer devotion; “Mary Virgin Priest, pray for us”?

In 1906, Pope Pius X approved a prayer which says “Mary, Virgin Priest, pray for us.” However, a Holy Office decree of 1916 forbade the use of any image that had Mary wearing vestments – some say for ...
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Are Christians not permitted to have sex with wife when she's on her period? [closed]

Acts 15:29 and 21:25 carry over four requirements from the old testament to apply to gentile Christians - one of which is abstaining from sexual immorality. In Leviticus 20:18, it makes a big deal ...

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