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What is the Eastern Orthodox view on Protestants and Catholics

I am sure this question has been asked before but because I can't find a question similar, I am going to ask it. If there is, please link it and close the question. I recently left the Methodist ...
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Question for those who hold to the immortality of the soul

These verses were used to teach conditionalism/ human souls are mortal. What is the “traditionalist” response to these verses. (1 Timothy 6:16): “who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable ...
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Did Jesus first appear to the 11 disciples in Jerusalem or Galilee? [migrated]

There seems to be a disagreement between the gospels of Luke and Matthew regarding the location the first appearance of the resurrected Jesus to the eleven disciples. The author of Luke states, Luke ...
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What is the official Catholic position on same-sex marriage and same-sex civil partnerships?

The reason I ask is because a documentary of Pope Francis' papacy was shown at the Rome Film Festival on October 21st. Some of the newspaper headlines I've seen seem rather inflammatory and so I am ...
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How to reconcile both Outer Darkness and Unquenchable Fire as descriptions of Hell

From the book "4 Views On Hell", edited by William Crocket (there is a second edition edited by Preston Sprinkle) I understand that until around the 16th century the traditional, orthodox ...
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What exactly was the yoke that Jesus was visualizing at Matthew 11:30? [closed]

We read at Matthew 11:28-30: Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in ...
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Why at Judges 2:1 does it say the angel of the Lord would never break his covenant he swore to the fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob?

"Now the angel of the Lord came up from Gilgad to Bochim, And he said, "I brought you up out of Egypt and led you into the land which I have sworn to your fathers; and I said, I will never ...
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Are the Old Testament prohibitions on incest applicable to Christians? [duplicate]

The Old Testament forbids incest. Does this aspect of the Mosaic law apply to Christians?
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What were the views of the Church Fathers on Jews and Judaism during the Patristic Era

I am currently learning about the holocaust in History class right now. It was mentioned that during the Middle Ages, some Christians were anti-semitic. I wondered how the Early Church (Pre-Schism) ...
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Can we use KJV Bible version in mobile application [closed]

We are using KJV version of Bible in our app distributed globally and we are based out of Canada. KJV is in public domain except UK. Does it mean that we should restrict the users in UK.
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Are there any Christian denominations that assure equality with God?

Christianity, in general, is a monotheistic religion and confirms the existence of a single god. But in the Trinity God exists in three forms. And the three forms are equal except for relational ...
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Does Reformed Baptist Protestantism reject Annihilationism?

John Stott argued against the eternal punishment of unbelievers whereas J I Packer argued for the view that Jesus Christ warned of the eternal punishment of those who reject himself and his gospel. ...
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If Hebrews 7:3 is true, why do Christians not refer to The Father as “El Eleyon” (אֵ֣ל עֶלְיֽוֹן)? [closed]

The Apostle Paul claims in Hebrews 7:3 that Son of God lives and serves as High Priest in the order of "Melchizedek" / Maleki-Tsedeq (מַלְכִּי־צֶ֨דֶק֙). Hebrews 7:1-3 "For this ...
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Eden, Adam and Eve as Midrash [migrated]

Can anyone point me to any detailed articles, books or theses that expound Genesis 2-3 as midrash; ie; the idea that the Eden-Fall story is a midrashic tale to explain creation and fall?
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Is the bonebox called the “James Ossuary” authentic? Is it truly the bonebox of James, the brother of Jesus Christ?

An ossuary is a bone box. The James Ossuary is allegedly the bone box of James the brother of our Lord Jesus. On its side is written, in aramaic, "James, the son of Joseph, the brother of Jesus&...
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What is the ultimate goal of a human according to Bible?

Bible contains several aspects. The best among them for humans is the guidance for conduct. It also instructs a way to live with honesty. I'm confused about the ultimate goal of living a life ...
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Protoevangelium (Examples in the Bible) [closed]

How does the life of Jesus fulfill the promise of the Protoevangelium? How does Jesus restore humanity and free it from Sin & the results of Original Sin in Nature Miracles, Healing Miracles, and ...
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According to Catholicism must we all suffer in life?

In the Catholic Church there is a certain mystic aspect regarding to the suffering of Jesus Christ in which often faithful who go trough sufferings, especially for the faith, see their suffering as ...
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Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God Zodiac sign [duplicate]

References from the web : The story of the birth of Christ coinciding with this date, many Christian symbols for Christ use the astrological symbol for Pisces, the fishes. The figure Christ himself ...
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According to Donatists, was Peter a traditor? [closed]

Peter betrayed Jesus. Did the Donatists consider him a Traditor, ineligible to turn unleavened bread into divinity?
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The Priesthood: Was it Jesus's actual breath ( God breathed) breathing in their souls in John 20:22? To let them know He was Emanuel? [closed]

Aaronic priesthood, Melchisedech priesthood, Jesus our high priest (council of His word).
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How many non-decalogue commandments from the Old Testament are still morally binding for Christians? [duplicate]

Many denominations believe that Christians should obey the ten commandments (also known as the decalogue), which can be found in Exodus 20:1-17. However, there are 613 commandments in the Old ...
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As a protestant Christian is praying in tongues is it a gift or expectation? [closed]

I understand that the ability to speak in tongues is one of the gifts from God but is it requirement to pray properly with God? Can any obtain the gift of tongues? If so how?
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What is the origin and basis of the idea of spending an hour each day in prayer?

In my society there is this odd thing being discussed or requested of people to pray i.e to spend one hour a day praying. I do not understand why one needs to pray for one hour. The closest is the ...
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Regarding early church “Commentary of Matthew” by Origen, should Christians trust Matthew was the first Gospel written in Hebrew? [duplicate]

Until reading the "Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew" by Origen Adamantius, I presumed (based on the teachings of Wikipedia) that the original manuscript of Matthew was written in Greek &...
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Why aren't the two greatest commandments part of the Decalogue?

In Matthew 22:36-40 (NIV) Jesus says: 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all ...
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In regards to Commentaries by Origen Adamantius, what were “characteristics of divine inspiration” for authors that create church doctrines?

After reading works by Origen Adamantius regarding scepticism surrounding the divine inspiration of 1 Corinthians 7:17 & 2 Timothy 3:16 written by the apostle Paul, disciples might wonder if early ...
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How accurate is the statement, “I am the Living God” in Matthew 14:27 found in the Aramaic Bible? [migrated]

The English translation of Matthew 14:27 https://biblehub.com/aramaic-plain-english/matthew/14.htm says "I am the Living God". Is this a valid translation and is the Aramaic Bible correct to ...
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Reference request about St. John Vianney and the Miraculous Medal?

I have come across on a couple of websites (one a blog), but never in a book, the following conversation between the Cure d'Ars and one of his penitents: ``Do you remember that you went to a ball on ...
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Committing a sin by eating animal's flesh [closed]

According to the Holy Bible, are we committing a sin by eating animal's flesh? If No, Why?
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Who are “Communicators” according to Pope Francis?

In Fratelli Tutti Pope Francis wrote, quoting his 2016 World Day of Peace Address that: Communicators also have a responsibility for education and formation, especially nowadays, when the means of ...
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What was meant by the charge: “the upsetting of the lamp”?

In Justin Martyr's First Apology Chapter 26, we read: And whether they perpetrate those fabulous and shameful deeds — the upsetting of the lamp, and promiscuous intercourse, and eating human flesh — ...
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How does the Catholic Church explain the juxtaposition of two tenets of faith with two different pre-conditions at Roman 10:9?

We read in Roman 10:9: Romans 10:9 (NRSVCE): “because if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” On wonders why ...
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Does the Catholic Church have a policy on how altars are to be destroyed?

Recently, I saw some articles about how a Catholic priest got defrocked following his arrest for performing indecent activities in a public place, after a bystander walking past his church one night ...
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What are the main denominations in the world practicing seventh-day Sabbatarianism? What percentage of Christendom do they represent?

I would like to know if there are reputable sources presenting anything close to an exhaustive listing of the main denominations around the world adhering to seventh-day Sabbatarianism. Similarly, are ...
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Why do Premillennialists teach the 1,000 year reign of Christ will take place on Earth?

Revelation 20 [1] mentions a special 1,000 year period commonly referred to as the Millennial Reign. That chapter also mentions of an angel coming down from heaven. However, the Holy City does not ...
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If God know everything prior to its happen then was God unable to know that Adam and Eve will sin? If He knew then why did He kept that there? [duplicate]

God knows everything. He must have known that Adam and Eve will sin. So why did He knowing that they will sin made that situation to happen?
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If your the cathedral parish of your diocese has burned down, is the feast day of the patron saint still a solemnity?

I was listening to the latest episode of the Catholic Man Show where they were saying that in your diocese the feast day for the patron saint of your cathedral parish is a solemnity. He told us that ...
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On a Biblical Citation in “A Memorial to a Christian Life''

I am reading A Memorial of a Christian Life by Ven. Louis of Granada. On page 324, it is given: “Thou shalt not take a form contrary to thine own form” - Eccles. 14. v. 26. However, the Book of ...
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Was Calvin's statements on church membership consistent across all his versions of the Institutes?

We know that Calvin wrote on church membership: 4.2.8 But as here full certainty was not necessary, he has in its place substituted the judgment of charity, by which we acknowledge all as members of ...
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Is using medication derived from tissue of aborted fetuses compatible with Catholic teaching?

Obviously no one should take any medical advice from StackExchange, but from a purely theological/canon-law perspective: What does Catholic teaching or canon law say about using medicine developed ...
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Why would Adam and Eve eating again the Fruit of the Tree of Life in the middle of the Garden give them Eternal Life? [migrated]

I was reading Genesis of the First Testament and came across the following excerpt, Genesis 3:22-23 (KJV): [22] And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: ...
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What is the Biblical basis for the personhood of the Holy Spirit? Is it a new revelation? [duplicate]

I worship in a Pentecostal Church, where the Holy Spirit is endorsed. Whenever I hear gospels about the Holy Spirit I always hear the following that the Spirit is a Person. Is there biblical excerpts ...
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How does Catholic Church explain the reference to Christ at 1 Cor. 10?

We read at 1 Corinthians 10: 1 Corinthians 10:1-5, 9 (NRSVCE): I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, that our ancestors were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and ...
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What is the shortest English translation of the Gospel of Mark?

I'm trying to figure what the shortest translation is of the bible because our professor is making us hand-write some pretty lengthy passages. Though I can't get around writing it, he doesn't care ...
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Is this a Calvinistic or Arminian statement of faith?

We believe in the Holy Trinity consisting of God the Father, Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe this triune God to be perfect in every way and worthy of our complete ...
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If God is all-knowing, and is all powerful, what are some theories as to why He didn't send Jesus on Day One? [closed]

If he was all knowing, then he could have sent Jesus on Day 1, right? Let him live among the sinners and set things up for him to die and such without having sinned and boom, save everyone like he ...
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Why does the Christian doctrine seem so far from the Bible? [closed]

Upon reading the Bible, I have found that that Christian doctrine differs heavily from the scriptures. A few of the differences: Circumcision Feast days Following the statutes & judgements ...
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How do seventh day Sabbatarians explain the lack of Sabbath observing following Spirit led revivals?

Thinking a lot about the controversial matter of whether Christians should keep the Sabbath in a strict literal sense (from sunset Friday to sunset Saturday), after looking at the problem from ...
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Did Jesus have a cover on the head?

Is there any referring in the holy books regarding Jesus if he covered his head? And if not, based on what a lot of pastors/bishops or pop, cover their head? (of course, different types and forms of ...

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