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Why did not Jesus praise John the Baptist before the latter's disciples?

At Mtt 11:2-11 we see an account of the delegation that John the Baptist sent to Jesus : "When John heard in prison what the Messiah was doing, he sent word by his disciples and said to him, “Are ...
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Why baptise or christen a child multiple times?

I'm researching my family tree and I'm currently investigating ancestors who lived in England in the 18th and 19th centuries (1700-1899). Many of these people were born before birth registrations were ...
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Different genealogy in Matthew and Luke

In the Matthew and Luke we can read the genealogy of Jesus. While in Matthew 1 it dates back to Abraham, in Luke 3 it goes back to Adam. What's the intent of this difference?
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Is it possible for God to allow or tolerate something that he never originally intended? If yes, does that still make him omnipotent?

I keep reading these articles that say just because God allows something to exist or happen, doesn’t mean he intended it to happen in the first place. You take the example of divorce for example. ...
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Who were the main Protestant precursors?

While Martin Luther is the origin of a particular protestant-reformist movement named Lutheran and of its derivative churches, it's unclear to me whether he should be considered responsible to the ...
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According to Baptist can a believer have spirits?

According to Baptist, using Scriptural backing, is it possible for a born-again, Bible-believing, water-baptized, disciple of Jesus Christ have, or come under, or invite in an unclean spirit? And a ...
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According to Pentecostals can a born again believer have spirits?

According to Pentecostals, using Scriptural backing, is it possible for a born-again, Bible-believing, water-baptized, tongue-speaking, disciple of Jesus Christ have, or come under, or invite in an ...
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How are John 17:3 (the Father being “the only true God”) and John 14:6 (Jesus being “the truth”) reconcilable?

I was wondering if there was a hidden meaning to John 17:3. In John 17:3 Jesus calls Father the only true God, but in John 14:6 Jesus says that He is the Truth. You can't have a "True" God without ...
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Are there Christian churches that believe in isolated living?

I am interested in knowing if there are Christian churches or groups that believe in living separately or allow it, either in total isolation and independence or partial isolation to avoid contact ...
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Is there any change in the minds of people who believe in Christ? [closed]

Is there any change in the minds of people who believe in Christ? Does not believe in Christ when people's soul pain, believe in Christ when people's soul sweet? Will there really be such a spiritual ...
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Where does this definition of humility come from, if not the Catechism of the Catholic Church?

I have found a couple claims like this online: The Catechism of the Catholic Church describes humility in this way: "The virtue by which a Christian acknowledges that God is the author of all good. ...
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What is the stance of the LDS Church on gender?

Gender is a hot topic as of late, with a seemingly small but very vocal minority preaching that gender is fluid, non-binary, and that people may choose to identify with whatever gender they wish. ...
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How has war been justified within Christianity, with respect to the New Testament and preferably the Gospels?

Just really a question of curiosity on how the faith has, at times, turned down the wrong path of aggression and violence, specifically wondering what passages of the New Testament were used as ...
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Was God discovered or did He reveal Himself?

If He was revealed, why did He wait so long to reveal Himself? Humans have been around for 100,000+ years.
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Why do we have to make the Sign of the Cross physically?

Every time we go to the church, we can make like multiple signs of the cross during the mass. Is it wrong if I make my sign of the cross by just speaking or with my mind other than doing it repeatedly ...
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Is there such a thing as Orthodox Lutheran Christian?

I was talking with my buddy the other day. He said he is Orthodox Lutheran Christian. Is that a real thing? I don't think so.
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Jesus Christ was concealed in the Old Testament why? [closed]

Jesus in the Old Testament was concealed for a reason, in the New Testament He was now revealed please explain to me with scriptural backing to bring forth an understanding of why GOD could only bring ...
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Is Nessa or Vanessa a Catholic name?

I was looking for a suitable name for my future daughter. I visited this Catholicity website and I got Nessa as an interesting name. But then my friends and home people said it is not a catholic ...
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Jewish custom of omitting women? [closed]

It seems to me that male power leading to omission of women in all pertinent issues lead to the confusion about Jesus being of David’s blood line. Mary was invisible to history. We even argue who her ...
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Why do we celebrate Easter only 2 days after Good Friday?

I have always wondered why we celebrate Easter only two 24 hour periods since Good Friday. Throughout Scripture we see the Apostles and Paul talking about Jesus's Resurrection was three days after his ...
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A question about Faith and Law before Sinai

William Huntington (1745 – 1813) preached in London to many hundreds, sometimes thousands, in the latter part of his life. After his death a number of preachers followed in his footsteps, such as ...
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What are Catholics views on the pope and other leaders in the RCC [closed]

I am a Methodist so I am very uneducated on this topic. It seems like a lot of Protestants don't like the Catholic Church because of their recent controveries (sex and pedophile scandals). I go to a ...
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How did people know that their visions of God were not false before the Bible was as a book compiled?

I looked at many Christian apologist websites, like GotQuestions, which states that anybody who claims to see God can have their claims evaluated by Scripture. So far so good, but how would people ...
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Was Jeanne d'Arc crazy: Did Catherine of Alexandria exist according to the Catholic church?

I've found on atheistic site that Jeanne d'Arc was crazy, because she heard voices from Catherine of Alexandria, and that this saint never existed and was recognized as such by the Catholic church. ...
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What is the most accurate rendering of the Hebrew of 2 Samuel 7:14? [migrated]

Blue Letter Bible states that the word translated "iniquity" in the ESV (h5753) is a verb in a form which implies causation https://www.blueletterbible.org/kjv/2sa/7/14/t_conc_274014 ( note the ...
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Historic Premillennial Church in NYC?

How can I find a New York City (preferably Manhattan) church that holds to historic premillennialism (post-trib rapture)?
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Why Calvinists word is in disguise according to the Calvinist? [closed]

From this link The Calvinistic view sees one as unable to overcome his sin apart from the power of the Holy Spirit, a power possessed only when one turns in reliance upon Christ and His atoning ...
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According to the Calvinist, why “believe” if something is known absolutely true?

From this link: Christians have said Scripture is infallible because they have believed that God’s Word is incapable of erring and thus contains no errors The above sentences maybe to everyone ...
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What are non-ordained lay person powers? [closed]

According to apostolic churches (those claiming apostolicity), what powers do the lay people unordained have? For example, both the Church of Rome and the Anglican church agree that a lay person can ...
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Will we be reunited with our family and friends in heaven? [closed]

Yes, I have faith in God and I would really like to go to heaven after I die, not hell, no way! I trust in God and would like to see my family and friends in heaven after they die, only if they make ...
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In which scriptures are Jesus' Words?

I'm highlighting Jesus Words in red colour in new version of Bible. I would like to know which scriptures have Jesus' Words. As far as I know, Mat, Mark, Luke, John have Jesus' Words, so I have to ...
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Contradiction between God's mercy being greater than ours and Jesus' harsh words about who will end up in hell

We believe that God is supremely good and merciful, far more than we are. At the same time, I see in myself that I would not condemn anyone to hell, even villains like Hitler and Stalin. Perhaps I’d ...
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Why did the Blessed Virgin Mary marry?

According to Catholicism, why did the Blessed Virgin Mary, who intended to remain a virgin, marry St. Joseph?
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Did Jesus reject the apocrypha?

In this video, John Barnett says "Jesus rejected the apocrypha" at 2:06:46. He goes into detail to discuss how Jesus accepted particular writers but rejected others. Are there any scriptural ...
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Did any medieval Catholics believe in the possibility the repentance was possible immediately after death?

Did any medieval Catholics have a pious belief that immediately after death, God gave people a last chance to repent of their sins and thus save their immortal soul from going to hell for all eternity?...
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When a person is described as a Davidide, what is being said about that person?

In my NABRE Bible, there are footnotes on Isaiah 11:1-9 (10) that say Isaiah is "looking forward to a new Davidide who will realize the ancient ideals (see Psalm 72). The oracle does not seem to have ...
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Can a person prove that Jesus Christ is in the Old Testament without going to the New Testament?

Sometimes as christians when we are talking to the Jews, we tell them the Old Testament refers to the coming of Jesus Christ. It's like we are forcing our beliefs unto them by using references from ...
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Did Jesus' disciples celebrate His birthday?

Celebration of birthdays of some prominent persons was very much in vogue at the time of Jesus, as we see at Mt 14:6. Now that Christmas has come to be one of the greatest feasts of Christianity, ...
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What exempts a Catholic from going to Mass on Sunday at church?

My grandparents are devout Catholics in the Midwest. They are fairly involved in their local church, however if they are away they will go to any close church. This much is fine, and I admire them for ...
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Had Moses changed something in the Law as when Deuteronomy 12:15 - 16 is compared to Leviticus 10:10 and 11:4-8?

Deuteronomy 12:15-16 15 Notwithstanding thou mayest kill and eat flesh in all thy gates, whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, according to the blessing of the Lord thy God which he ...
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Israel’s pronoun in the Old Testament?

Is Israel referred to as the pronoun 'she' in the Old Testament?
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What will New Earth, New Heavens and New Jerusalem really be like according to Catholicism?

Revelation:21 talks about the New Earth and New Heavens. It also talks about the holy city New Jerusalem. Various physical aspects of this city is described by St. John. Is this city and the New ...
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Does John's Gospel explicitly state that it was written by the disciple John?

Despite the traditional ascriptions all four are anonymous, and none were written by eyewitnesses. [Wikipedia] Doesn't John's gospel explicitly state that it was written by the disciple John?
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According to Catholicism, how did Jesus go in secret (disguise) to the Feast of Tabernacles?

In John Chapter-7, we see Jesus going to the Feast of Tabernacles in disguise: " But when the Jewish Festival of Tabernacles was near, Jesus’ brothers said to him, “Leave Galilee and go to Judea, ...
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What is the Biblical teaching found in Luke 16:8?

There are some passages in the Bible that seem to teach unrighteous action, like Luke 14:32, that seem to teach compromising with evil living, asking for terms of peace from the devil. What is the ...
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Did John Calvin teach that souls 'pre-existed'?

My understanding of Calvin's teaching on Paul's expression of foreknowledge, election and predestination is that all of these are within the eternal Deity. That which occurred within Deity (I ...
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Did Joseph Smith create any secular writings?

I'm interested in Joseph Smith's non-religious worldviews and I'm curious if he did any substantial writing outside of a strictly religious context (i.e. philosophy, politics, etc).
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Did Mary pray to give birth to the Messiah although a virgin according to any Church Father? [duplicate]

I have judged this to be a not-so-impossible theory after some time doing a little investigation into the original intention of, and original Hebrew (or at least non-Greek words) underlying, the angel'...
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Can a Catholic be denied communion for the way they want to receive Communion?

I was at a gathering of group leaders for the Federation of North American Explorers, (a group operating under the FSE; a Vatican approved lay association of the faithful). A leader from Quebec said ...
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Is there an appropriate response to “Jesus Loves You”?

For Catholics we've got a lot of cool call and response stuff built into our liturgies that can easily translate to everyday life. So if someone in a truck shouts at me "Dominus Vobiscum", I know to ...

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