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What is the Biblical basis for using fake 'vaccine passes'?

With many regions now moving toward using or already having in place medical passes ('vaccine passes') that only allow people to engage in certain basic aspects of civic life if they have had certain ...
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According to Catholic Church, what are the wider connotations of the Ninth Commandment?

We read in Mtt 5: 27-28: You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in ...
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What is the Lutheran view of he atonement of Christ on the cross?

According to Lutheran teachings (Martin Luther, Lutheran confessions, any Lutheran Church, Lutheran theologians, etc.), why did Jesus Christ had to die on the cross, and what did this accomplished?
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How do I discern righteous guilt from false guilt?

I believe the Holy Spirit can make you feel guilty for an actual sin while the enemies of God can make you feel guilty for an alleged sin that isn't one or keep you feel guilty for a sin you repented ...
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Are there any Christian scholarly publications on the differences between the nature of humans pre-fall and post-resurrection?

What was the nature of humans (i.e., Adam and Eve) like before the fall? What will the nature of humans be like after the resurrection (when those who are saved receive glorified bodies)? Are there ...
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Distribution of theological positions of evangelical churches in the 21st century

I am looking for some statistics of how many evangelical churches are Reformed, Lutheran, Anglican, Methodist, Pentecostal, etc. Historical data would be great, but I'm more interested in current ...
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Why do protestants accept Augustine's teachings? [closed]

St Augustine seemed to believe in the catholic doctrine of Mediatrix, infant baptism and purgatory: "May the sins we bring before Almighty God through thee, become pardonable through thee; may ...
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How can I best communicate I'm a lutheran evangelic as per the German definition?

It seems to me that in the States if you are a Christian but not a Catholic, you're automatically thrown into the huge (and negatively viewed) pot that is Protestantism. I have many (Catholic) ...
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Do Latter-day Saints consider Jehovah's Witnesses, Biblical Unitarians and any other groups that deny the divinity of Jesus to be 'true Christians'?

Is belief in the divinity of Jesus an essential feature of a true Christian, according to Latter-day Saints? If so, would that imply that Christian denominations or groups that deny the divinity of ...
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According to Latter-day Saints, what are the essential features of a true follower of Christ, and can such be found in other denominations? [duplicate]

Not much to add to the title. I would like to know the Latter-day Saints' definition of a true follower of Christ, that is to say, what features are considered by them to be essential for a person to ...
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According to Jehovah's Witnesses, what are the essential features of a true follower of Christ, and can such be found in other denominations?

Not much to add to the title. I would like to know the Jehovah's Witnesses' definition of a true follower of Christ, that is to say, what features are considered by them to be essential for a person ...
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What is an overview of Christian doctrines on the extent to which the Law of Moses still applies?

Note: this question is inspired by the question To what extent does the Law of Moses still apply?. Since that question was closed as off-topic, I'm asking this new one in an attempt to contribute with ...
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How do churches that have indefinitely suspended in-person services understand Hebrews 10:25?

Hebrews 10:23-25 says "Let us hold resolutely to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how to spur one another on to love and good deeds. 25 Let us not ...
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Why is Primacy of Conscience taught and what degree of certainty is it in the Catholic Church?

I have collected various Catholic editorial headlines about this… “The Catholic Church has always held to the primacy of conscience and taught that individuals must follow their consciences even when ...
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Is Ezekiel 29 a failed prophecy?

Ezekiel 29:13-15 KJV [13] Yet thus saith the Lord God ; At the end of forty years will I gather the Egyptians from the people whither they were scattered: [14] And I will bring again the captivity of ...
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Vatican documents on Pre-Cana?

My girlfriend and I are both Roman Catholics. I know that attending Pre-Cana (or pre-marriage counseling, as it is sometimes called) is a regular practice among Catholics. However I was wondering ...
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Is there any biblical support for the world ending in 2029?

There is a theory that the world ends in 2029. There are 4000 years between Adam's creation and Christ's birth. Then, there is 2000 years between Christ's Crucifixion/Christ's Ascension/Pentecost and ...
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Does the Catholic Church teach that flogging was an additional punishment meted out to Jesus on the bonafide intervention of Pilate?

We read in Jn 18:38-40 and 19:1 the narrative prior to the Crucifixion of Jesus: "After he had said this, he went out to the Jews again and told them, “I find no case against him. But you have ...
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Has the Catholic Church taken cognizance of the theory that the terminal cause of Jesus's death on the cross was heart-failure?

We read in Mark 15: 42-44: "When evening had come, and since it was the day of Preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath, Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the council, who was ...
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Why was Solomon connected to the #666

Solomon had turned away from God. He had multipled his horses, chariots & the number of his wives and concubines. How do you think Father God felt about this after the generosity the Lord had ...
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What is the term for God's chosen people who were inspired to write the Bible?

God chose men to write different parts of the Bible. What were these men called?
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What is the difference between the Christian and the Jewish calculation of Anno Mundi?

Both Judaism and James Ussher (and the premillennialists afterwards) attempted to date the year that the earth was created (Anno Mundi). But Judaism set Anno Mundi to be 3761 BC while James Ussher ...
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According to post-2000 Young Earth Creationists / premillennialists, when do (did) we reach year 6000?

Wikipedia states that Young Earth Creationists are among premillennialists, as well as several early church fathers, who believe that human history will continue for 6,000 years and then will enjoy ...
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Quotations from the early church fathers who support the Jewish year 6000 as significant to eschatology

In Judaism, Year 6000 (2239 AD) marks the latest time for the initiation of the Messianic Age so the Year 6000 will mark the beginning of Sabbath day for God. 2 Peter 3:8 says: But do not overlook ...
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Do women and children belong to "assembly of Israel?" [migrated]

The verse in question is Joshua 8:35. NASB: There was not a word of all that Moses commanded that Joshua did not read before all the assembly of Israel, and the women, and the little ones, and the ...
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Does Augustine believe that we will be timeless in Heaven/The New Earth?

I've been reading up on Augustinian theology of time recently and while it's interesting, I can't find a clear answer to my question. According to Augustine, will we be Eternal in the same sense as ...
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Do other Christian denominations/groups have an equivalent to the "burning in the bosom" of Mormonism?

In the question How is one supposed to "know" whether or not the Book of Mormon is true?, the accepted answer affirms: But the witness of the Holy Ghost is testimony from God's spirit ...
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How do Cessationists make sense of Paul's backing and promotion of the gift of tongues in 1 Corinthians 14?

1 Cor 14:5 (ESV): 5 Now I want you all to speak in tongues, but even more to prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless someone interprets, so that the ...
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Which mountain is the "Prophet Mountain" Anne Catherine Emmerich mentions in her writings?

In writing down her visions of the Creation and Fall of Man and of all Biblical events, Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich mentions a Prophet Mountain from where she has seen Paradise, she writes. Is ...
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Why did knowledge of good and evil result in death?

In Genesis 2:17 God said to Adam: "But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." (KJV) Why ...
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What does Mormonism have to offer in regards to salvation through Jesus Christ that was not already taught in the New Testament?

The Mormon church claims to be the true church and yet there have been billions of people that have become Christian in the last 2,000 years based on what Jesus Christ did on that cross. The Apostle ...
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Are there more detailed descriptions how it is in Heaven? [closed]

I wondered if there are more detailed descriptions than the hints in the bible, how life in heaven is. Letting aside the more complicated questions like many inhabitants due to eternal life, I wonder ...
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What is the implication of "munus"?

In the Declaratio, Pope Emeritus Benedictus XVI renounced the exercise of the munus, but not the munus itself. So what is the munus and what are the implications of the renunciation of the exercise ...
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Christianity and Survivor's Guilt [closed]

One of the major impediments to many people's acceptance of conservative Christianity these days is the doctrine of hell. It seems the thought that people, of which include our sweet beloved friends ...
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How do Cessationists reconcile the doctrine of Cessationism with Paul's exhortation to earnestly desire the spiritual gifts in 1 Corinthians 14:1?

1 Corinthians 14:1 (ESV) Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy What would be the point of earnestly desiring the spiritual gifts if they have ceased?...
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What is the most dangerous heresy that exists in the church today? [closed]

There are many heresies referenced in the New Testament and even more that have surfaced in the centuries since it was written. One is alluded to in the account of Simon Magus. 9Now there was a man ...
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What is the difference between a missionary and an apologist when it comes to proselytizing for the Christian faith?

At first glance both Christian missionaries and apologists appear to be dedicated individuals who share the same goal of winning people over to Christianity, by presenting the Christian faith in a way ...
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According to Catholicism, would it be wrong for a husband to intentionally eat in such a way as to decrease fertility?

Contraception is not OK according to the Catholic Church, with the exception of fertility awareness methods (FAMs), which involve abstinence when a woman is in the part of her cycle where she is ...
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Why didn't Martin Luther like St. Jerome

In the "Bondage of the Will", Luther mentions St.Jerome, no more or less than 27 times. Having some snarky comments to say about him like: "Jerome is cast in my teeth; a man, (to say no ...
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What does the Chalcedonian Creed mean by person?

The creed says: the distinction of natures being by no means taken away by the union, but rather the property of each nature being preserved, and concurring in one Person and one Subsistence, not ...
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Do the teachings of Catholic Church prohibit the use of “Amen” for purposes other than prayers?

Amen is a secular word of Greek and Hebrew origin, and is used to express solemn ratification (as of an expression of faith) or hearty approval (as of an assertion). The Church has been associating ...
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What is an overview of Christian views on alien appearances and abductions?

Alien abductions, close encounters and UFO sightings have been widely reported by many individuals around the world. Many self-proclaimed alien abductees and first-hand eyewitnesses of close ...
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Will Lucifer be burn for whole eternity? [closed]

Non-regret sinners will spend a whole eternity in hell. Will Lucifer get the same destiny as well?
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According to Young Earth Creationism, how did carnivores come into existence?

According to Young Earth Creationism, were all animals vegetarian/vegan before the fall? If so, how did carnivores come into existence? Did carnivores evolve from vegetarian ancestors? Were carnivores ...
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What miracles were reported during the transferral of St. Monica's relics to Rome?

St. Monica, the mother of St. Augustine, died at Ostia in 387. Her relics are now held in the Basilica of St. Augustine (mother church of the Order of Saint Augustine); they and the sepulchre that ...
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Does the Catholic Church have an official position on medical passes ('vaccine passes') being required to attend Mass?

I have already asked a question about the more general issue of medical passes ('vaccine passes') here Does the Catholic Church have an official position on domestic 'health passes' or '...
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Did identifying various things as the Mark of the Beast only start in late 1900s?

The earliest example that I could easily find of something being identified as the Mark of the Beast is the barcode in the 1970s, and since then numerous other candidates have appeared. Is this ...
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What is the Biblical Basis for Christians keeping the Sabbath?

The Sabbath is mentioned about one hundred and forty-five times in the whole Bible (KJV), in the Old Testament the Sabbath is mentioned about ninety times and in almost all the texts it is an ...
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According to Protestants who don't accept something like the real presence, why was Jesus' teaching at John 6 so hard?

John 6:59-60 is "Jesus said this while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum. 60 On hearing it, many of His disciples said, “This is a difficult teaching. Who can accept it?”" The ...
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Pascal's wager vs 1 Corinthians 15:17-19

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pascal%27s_wager describes Pascal's wager: If God does not actually exist, such a person will have only a finite loss (some pleasures, luxury, etc.), whereas if God does ...

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