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What types of Church congregations are there? [on hold]

So I am new to Christianity and when I see churches there are many kinds. Such as Mormon, Lutheran, Evangelical, Orthodox, Baptist, Reformed, etc. What are the types of these churches and what ...
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What is the meaning of: the Virgin Mary took the wound of sorrow

One of the joyful mysteries talks about that after Simeon talked to her, the Virgin Mary took the wound of sorrow and accepted God’s will. What is that supposed to mean if I am trying to achieve a ...
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Exodus 20, “And God spoke all these words:”

Exodus 20 leads off with "And God spoke all these words." However, many of the words in Exodus 20 are clearly not "in the first person." For example, verse 8 is not "God's words" but [Moses's] ...
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Jesus and his Commands [on hold]

If Jesus said ' "if you get hit on the one cheek turn the other side (to get hit too)", and if someone asks for your jacket give him your shirt too' ". Then as a Christian am I expected to give all ...
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Does Paul ever actually quote Jesus anywhere as a primary source?

"Does Paul ever actually quote Jesus anywhere as a primary source" However, I came to that post because of my puzzlement regarding Hebrews 10:5-9. I believe Paul is generally considered the author ...
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Amongst many differing denominations, what is Truth? [on hold]

I gave my life to Jesus 2yrs ago and believe that Jesus was full man and full God, died on the cross, was resurrected and we are saved through God's amazing grace. I try to read my bible everyday but ...
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When an offense has been committed, is it OK to talk to the other person through an intermediary or should it be direct?

When an offense has been committed, does the Bible indicate it is OK to talk to the other person through an intermediary or should it be direct? For instance, if person A offends person B, is it OK ...
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Is sexting other women adultery? [on hold]

So my husband and I have been married almost a year. We were moving out of our apartment in December because he lost his job right before I went on maternity leave. While cleaning out the place I ...
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Issue comprehending Genesis and the Great Flood

Ok so just from an empirically measurable perspective, we know that inbreeding leads to deformed offspring, why didn't this happen with Adam and Eve, and Noah and whoever he choose to go on board the ...
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Muslim Eid Sacrifice?

I am a Catholic living in a Muslim country so all meat and stuff is halal according to their practice. When they offer Sacrifice on Eid can I consume the meat they send me. Since I believe it’s not a ...
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Did Mary stay with Elizabeth till the birth of John the Baptist?

We read at Luke 1:36 that Elizabeth was six months pregnant when she was visited by Mary. We also read at Luke 1:56 that Mary stayed with Elizabeth for nearly three months. Read together, these two ...
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What happened to “the last seminary” website

It used to be in the web "my last seminary" / "summer seminary site" with a lot of links for topics on philosophical and theological issues. Does somebody know to where it migrated or mirrors?
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2 Timothy 3:16 , if Paul teach Timothy that the Scripture is sufficient, then why make another Scripture according to the Calvinist?

Here is a quote from an article about the verse I read in this link : Verse 16 is a crucial text in our discussion. All Scripture (Greek: graphe which is refering to the sacred writings). Here is ...
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How to harmonize teachings of Jesus and Paul about work?

Jesus: "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear ... Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about ...
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How to harmonize these teachings of Jesus and Paul?

I think Jesus definitely existed, because the second century Churches were based largely on the teachings of Paul, yet the Gospels preserve the sayings of a man who was teaching things that seem to be ...
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The Wretched Word “Miser”

I have only a vague recollection of it, but I could swear that I was taught that the word "wretched" in the Bible, and "miser" in Latin, referred to poor people. I may have learned this in ...
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Does God love some of us more than the others? [on hold]

Suppose I'm good and someone is evil (or not as good). Does this introduce a bias of God's love towards me versus this other person?
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Can baptized non-Catholics be virtuous?

Question: Can baptized non-Catholics be virtuous? Does the answer differ for cardinal and theological virtues? Can they be only if they have an at least implicit wish to become catholic, if so, what ...
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Hebrew 1:10 means according to the Catholic? [on hold]

I read from this link where some of the sentence is talking about God is always the same. Below is the verse quoted from that link : You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, ...
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How do Protestant Christians explain gender dysphoria/transgenderism?

A lot of Christians (Protestants) do not allow transsexuals to undergo medical transition. The Scripture mentions homosexual practises a lot but Scripture seems silent about transsexualism. This ...
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Are devotional materials in Slavic-speaking Orthodox countries typically translated today?

When rereading the Russian classic The Way of the Pilgrim, I was somewhat surprised to come across a passage which implied that a pocket copy of the Gospels intended for personal devotional reading ...
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How do eternal security believers explain these 2 scenarios? [duplicate]

I'm an eternal security believer but I'm struggling with how I should reconcile this with these two scenarios: Lucifer falling from Heaven, losing his standing before God and becoming the Adversary ...
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Was the Israelites affected by the first three plagues in Egypt? [migrated]

In the fourth plague: the "swarms of flies", the Bible says: "And in that day I will set apart the land of Goshen, in which My people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there, in order that ...
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Are there any Catholic directives (rubrics) from the 17th to 19th century about what to do/pray/think during Eucharist Adoration?

Are there any Catholic directives (some kind of manual or rubrics) from the 17th to 19th century about what to do/pray/think during Eucharist Adoration?
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Is God unknowable? [closed]

If a person known the essences of God, did not he make a picture for God within him ? But if he cannot know essences of God, how can he to believe in eternal Love and Wisdom of God ? The Job 36:26 ...
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Where do the writings of John place chronologically according to preterists?

Under the preterist view that all of John’s writings we're completed prior to the fall of Jerusalem in 70 AD, where would they be placed chronologically in the New Testament canon?
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What are the “common-place utensils” that SSPX says occur in a Novus Ordo mass?

In "What is wrong with the Novus Ordo Missae?" on the official SSPX website, the following statement is made (emphasis mine): Let us first examine the elements of the Novus Ordo Missae. Some are ...
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According to Catholicism, what is needed to perform an exorcism?

Can one perform an exorcism on oneself? What is needed to perform a proper exorcism, ward off demons, cleansing and blessing a house or area?
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Is there any good book on history of the heresy of Modernism?

Is there any good book on the history of the heresy of Modernism (=synthesis of all heresies)? I am interested in how modernism came to be and how it survived St. Pius X attack on it. It would be good ...
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Christian apologetics regarding the killing of innocent children during the Genesis flood [closed]

I'm trying to catalog the various justifications that are put forth when it is claimed that killing innocent children in the Genesis flood was some combination of immoral, cruel, or unjust. Here are ...
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What happened to the saved manna? [duplicate]

Exodus 16:32-34 states Moses said, “This is what the Lord has commanded: ‘Take an omer of manna and keep it for the generations to come, so they can see the bread I gave you to eat in the ...
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is the hell eternal? [closed]

i asked on quora Is the eternal hell an unfair cruel punishment? Why and why not? and one of the answers was that the hell isn't eternal that's why it's not a cruel punishment. is this real ? ...
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About Martin Luther and Calvin [closed]

What doctrines do Luther believe? What doctrines do Calvin believe? What are disagreements between them? Ex: Immortality of the soul, theology of prosperity.
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What is the signficance of the Prince of Persia delaying the Archangel Michael coming to Daniels aid? [closed]

A writer on Rumor mill news .com recently posted the idea that the Prince of Persia is a substitute (Satanic) god that some Christians worship as God and become deluded in the process. I cannot at ...
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Exodus as justification for political or religious terrorism?

God, through Moses and Aaron, carries out or threatens the following in Exodus: plague of water turned to blood plague of frogs plague of lice plague of flies plague of diseased cattle plague of ...
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How would Jesus write his full name as, in civil records?

Jesus, Joseph, Mary, James, John - these were popular first names used by the Jews in the days of the Lord. Naturally, each would have some additional names like that of his/her father or of the clan/...
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Is there an authoritative resource that spells out the differences and similarities of most major denominations?

Background Out of pure curiosity, I wanted to know if, somewhere, there is an authoritative chart of core beliefs/tenets held in common, and opposing beliefs, of the largest (by professed believer ...
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According to non-denominational Evangelicals, how and why should a repentant murderer be forgiven? [closed]

I’m 43 and recently born again but my wife has not been born again. She has, however, come along to a few church services and is asking a few pointy questions. This is great because her curiosity ...
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Catholic interpretation of Revelation by John?

Does the Catholic Church have the book of Revelation all fleshed out or do they teach it's sealed? I'm aware of some elements, like the woman, for example, being Mary. If everything is fleshed out, ...
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Why does Isiaiah rail against Israel so much?

Right from the beginning of the book of Isaiah he rails against Israel: Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the Lord hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have ...
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According to Catholicism, if we can thank God for our fortunes why can we not blame him for our misfortunes?

If God is all knowing and omnipotent and we are to thank him for all of the boons we have received why can we not also "thank" him for all the misfortunes he has set upon us? I always see people ...
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Is Adventism a sect? [closed]

I have this doubt for a long time. Could someone answer me. Is Adventism a Christian religion or sect? What sect characteristics does it have? In my opinion sect is religion that rejects 5 main ...
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Is there any evidence that people of Jewish descent came to the Americas before the birth of Christ Jesus

While doing research into a question about the Aztec and Mayan peoples I found an article from the official web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints which suggests that Jesus ...
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Is there a concept of a theological quadrilemma with regard to the person and divinity of Jesus Christ?

One well-known trilemma considered a proof of the divinity of Jesus is most commonly known in the version by C. S. Lewis. It proceeds from the premise that Jesus claimed to be God, and that therefore ...
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How does the Tree of Life fit in Evolutionary Creationism

I understand how the creation narrative in Genesis can be interpreted to fit within an Evolutionary Creation perspective. In such a paradigm God used Evolution to beautifully create the biodiversity ...
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Has the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary ever been viewed as a dual maternity?

The Old Roman Symbol was a forerunner of the Apostles Creed. The structure seems to imply a dual maternity. I believe in God the Father almighty; and in Christ Jesus His only Son, our Lord, Who was ...
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Are there any Catholic saints or notable theologians that have interpreted 666 in the manner as explained below?

Are there any Catholic saints or notable theologians that have interpreted the the Beast of Revelations number 666 in the following way? The first 6 is linked to the six days of creation and in the ...
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Did Mary, sister of Martha, anoint Jesus's feet on two different occasions, John 11:1-2 and John 12:2-5?

At John 11: 1-2 (NRSVCE) we read: "Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. Mary was the one who anointed the Lord with perfume and wiped his feet ...
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How similar are the KJV and the Reina Valera bibles?

I know that the two books are similar to each other in that they’re both very influential printed bibles, and that they’re used by the same or similar denominations of Christianity. And that both ...

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