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What led to Marshal McLuhan's late adult conversion to Catholicism?

McLuhan didn't talk much about his conversion. Does anyone have any information about his reasons or how this happened?
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Why are the fallen angels so bent into destroying believers? Is it because of jealousy of our future glorification?

Picked these up during Bible Study of Hebrews and 1 Corinthians: When we believers enter our glory we will be given authority over the angels like how Jesus currently IS already, although our status ...
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What's the Difference Between a Guardian and a Saviour?

I can't really conceive a distinction, couldn't a guardian (angel) save you?
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What does Catholicism teach on how God rewards believers beyond the promise of eternal life? [on hold]

In the Bible there are passages hinting at optional extra rewards that God promises to believers who perform meritorious works on earth. I'm referring to different degrees of rewards that God gives ...
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According to Catholicism, does Mary possess an episcopal dignity to “lay hands” to confer the gifts of the Holy Spirit?

In the Book of Acts the Sacraments of Confirmation of baptized Catholic were confer thru the episcopal powers of the Apostles who had received or bestowed upon the power of a Bishop. The ...
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Balancing my Christian values with family ties [on hold]

Context Me: 30F Brother: 28M Our parents: mid-50s M/F (still married) Brother's girlfriend: 28F Midwestern family (US) Story For the last 5 or 6 months my brother has been dating a woman. Yesterday ...
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What is the contextual meaning of meek & it's relationship to entering the kingdom of God as like a child?

The concept of meek appears errored in most peoples view. Meek in its context of the time does not appear to mean timid. Instead it rather means to reserve action as in keeping the sword sheathed ...
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Was there ever a version of the Apostles creed that had the words “Holy Christian Church” in it?

I was looking up a reference for another question on this site and stumbled across something Martin Luther wrote which struck me as odd: In the Apostolic Creed we confess: "I believe in the holy ...
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Trinity, is the son of GOD, GOD himself/itself? [on hold]

I understand that Jesus is son of GOD. The scripture is clear on that one. Jesus did lots of things that only GOD can do. We revered Jesus as God (not all caps). But is he also GOD, the father (all ...
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What was the original writing in the Bible about “don't offer comments to the unwise”? [on hold]

Today I heard in the radio for a one-minute talk from a pastor about: Don't offer comments or concern to the unwise, or else they will hate you or do bad things to you. If you offer comments or ...
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The spiritual person judges all things? [migrated]

The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one. 1 Corinthians 2:15 ESV In 1 Cor 2, Paul says the "natural person" can not understand God's truth, because it requires ...
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Does Catholic Church acknowledge St. Paul the Apostle as consecrated Bishop during Apostolic times?

St. Paul the Apostles admitted that Christ did not sent him to baptize but to preach the Gospel. 17For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with eloquent words of wisdom,...
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According to Catholicism at the Upper Room, did the Apostles follow the tradition of laying of hands and pouring of oil like the prophet Samuel?

Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brother, and the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon David from that day forward." 1 Samuel 16:13 And Samuel words ...
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What/How do the Psalms and the Pentateuch portray the interactions between God and his people? [on hold]

What are the distinctive and complementary contributions of each to the biblical canon?
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God's love or love of God in 1 John 3.17 [migrated]

I see that different translations use either God's love or love of God. There seems to be a big difference between the two. It seems to me that God's love is God's love for me whereas love of God is ...
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Does the blessing of Genesis 12:3 extend to Palestine or is it only for Israel (and the church as the spiritual Israel)?

I was reading 12:3 and I started to wonder whether or not that blessing was for Palestinians too, as descendants of Abraham. Thank you.
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According to Catholicism, can demons force or misguide you into receiving communion?

I was listening to Father Rippergers online sermon about communion. He said, the demons force to receive communion even when you have not repented. He also said receiving communion if you have not ...
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Appealing to second Temple Judaism [closed]

Answering Jewish / Muslim objections to their faith, Christians frequently appeals to historical research, which illustrates that existence of "semi-god" or godly king etc. was not a strange thing to ...
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Did Mary lay her hands on all the Apostles in the Upper Room to pour out the Holy Spirit anointing?

Pentecost is the outpouring of graces or anointing coming from the Holy Spirit and the Catholic Church teaches that all graces comes only from the hands of Mary as Mediatrix of all graces. In the Old ...
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Is celibacy essential to the Catholic priesthood?

Question: What are the theological (not practical) reasons for Catholic priests being celibate? In other words, is celibacy (or at least perpetual continence) essential to the Catholic priesthood? ...
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What are the teachings or biblical understanding, why God assigned Lucifer to guard the Holy Mountain?

You were anointed as a guardian cherub, for so I ordained you. You were on the Holy Mount of God. (Ezekiel 28:14, NIV) God is an all powerful God, the creator of Heaven and Earth both the visible ...
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Why is 1 Kings 3:10 not in 2 Chronicles 1? [closed]

Why did God drop 1 Kings chapter 3 verse 10 from 2 Chronicles chapter 1? And the thing is good in the eyes of the Lord, that Solomon hath asked this thing YLT - 1Kin 3:10 I read this and I ...
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What is the name given to Jesus?

At his birth he was called JESUS! After his exaltation he was given a NAME! Phillipians 2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name What is that ...
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How tall was Jesus? [on hold]

We read at Luke 19:2-4 (NRSVCE): " A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was rich. He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because ...
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Do the reformed theology adherents believe that a believer should not “converse with” or “pray to” or worship the Holy Spirit?

I was in a Reformed house church and heard them making a statement of faith after the meeting. In that, they wrote that only the Father and the Son are to be worshipped and prayed to. They believed ...
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Are there any individuals who are claiming to be the pope that are not Pope Francis?

Are there any individuals who are claiming to be the pope that are not Pope Francis? I came across the Wikipedia link on the Palmarian Catholic Church and they claim to have their own Pope. And it ...
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Ellen g white Books [closed]

What is the general view of her writtings. I have a rather sceptical view and need some assistance. Any comments are welcome!!! PLEASE BE HONEST .
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Inaccuracies in this information in more than one spot [closed]

The people responding in this forum have misinformed you. If you are going to list doctrines of other churches, you should probably take time to do your homework so everyone is fully educated ...
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What purpose do angels serve (Protestant)?

If God is omnipotent and can help His children in any situation and in any place, why does He have angels do His will? As I recall, angels are spirit like God.
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What should a seminarian who is commanded to distribute communion do? [on hold]

What is a seminarian suppose to do if his superior commands him to distribute communion regularly and there is no real necessity for him to distribute communion? Should he be disobedient?
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Does Christianity or the Bible forbid polygamy and widow remarriage?

I've seen people advocate widow celibate for the reason of a happy reunion of the marriage bond in Heaven. As I understand it, this appeal is based on the rejection of polygamy, which is based on the ...
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According to Catholicism, what will happen when you repent? [on hold]

In Christianity, there are so many saints, however there devotion has produced different ways to devote to God for example, Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Devotion to Sacred hearts, various litanys, ...
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Source for this alleged quote from Martin Luther?

The following quote is often attributed to Martin Luther: "When I look at myself, I don't see how I can be saved. When I look at Christ, I don't see how I can be lost." However, after an ...
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What author gave this illustration of truth via a backyard fence?

Long ago I was told a story, which is now probably corrupted in my mind, that makes a good illustration of the relationship between rules and freedom in Christianity. It goes something like this: a ...
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According to the Catholic Church is sinful to address someone who is transgender by the gender they identify as?

Is it a sin against charity to confirm a transsexual lifestyle by using pronouns (such as she to address a transwoman) that the church says is an offense against the Natural Law?
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Where can I find documented cases of people killed by Christians “in the name of God” vs people killed by the occult or satanists in modern times? [on hold]

The recent criticism of Hailey Bieber's decision to celebrate Halloween got me thinking. There has always been a back-and-forth argument between Christianity and the occult. Being a numbers guy, I ...
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According to the Catholic Church is it sinful to address someone who is transgender by their biological sex?

As a Catholic, is it considered an offense against charity to refer to a person in a way they wouldn't want to be referred to (such as calling a trans woman "he")?
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Do Catholics believe Protestants are part of the Christian Faith? [duplicate]

My name is Dash. I am 16 and I am a Methodist Christian. I am currently learning about church history on my own and Ive come up with a few questions that have definitely been asked 1000 times. Do ...
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How can Paul having been alive apart from the Law reconcile with the doctrine of original sin?

How can Paul's having been alive apart from the Law, reconcile with the doctrine of original sin? Romans 7:9 NASB--I was once alive apart from the Law; but when the commandment came, sin became ...
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How does Human Nature relate to Angelic Nature, specifically regarding sin and free-will? [on hold]

I have seen quite a few questions on here asking: How could Lucifer, being a perfect creation, have fallen or sinned? However, my question is this: What can we find in the Scriptures about the ...
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Why did Joseph and Mary take one day's time to realize that Jesus had been left behind at the Temple?

We read in Luke 2: 43-46, the incident relating to the visit of child Jesus and his parents to the Temple and his `getting lost' at Jerusalem: After the festival was over, while his parents ...
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How are ectopic pregnancies supposed to be dealt with according to the Catholic Church?

The Catholic Church is against abortion in all cases, except, I've heard, where the life of the mother is at serious risk and the child has no chance of survival. A good example of this would seem to ...
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Satan being allowed in the new Paradise on Earth

I recall reading a scripture from the Bible with two JW's that said in the new Paradise Satan would be allowed. I questioned that with them and they smiled and said "yes". Can you tell me in what book ...
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What is the role of Lucifer in the Heavenly realm?

Lucifer means "bearer of light". Would this means that he bear Jesus who revealed himself as the Light or the scriptures are speaking of a different light? Scriptures, Church Fathers and Saints teach ...
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Gates of hell lock forever. What does gates of hell mean?

Jonah 1:17 Jonah was inside the fish 3 days and nights. Jonah 2:2… Jonah went down to "the land whose gates lock forever" (Todays English Version) & Mat 16:18 (TEV) "not even death will be able to ...
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Do Catholics believe in the Old Testament? [duplicate]

In the Old Testament, all the works of People who were born pre Jesus are depicted, so what are the main books of Catholic faith ?
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According to Southern Baptists, where does a baby's soul come from?

When someone dies their soul either goes to heaven or to hell, there is no true end for a soul, only for the body because energy cannot be created or destroyed. By the same token, when someone is born ...
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The uniqueness of Christ's suffering

I volunteer at a soup kitchen which is run by a pastor with a Born Again style. Each meal is preceded by a sermon and attendees are encouraged to come to Jesus. I had a come-to-Jesus conversation ...
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7 mentions of night in Gospel of John

From reading Job 35:10 and Ps. 77:6 we understand that night is used to represent trials, a period of distress, trouble. Then, in the Gospel of John, we can read 7 mentions of night, starting from ...
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What did Jesus mean when He said “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me”

Please note, I am not asking about the meaning of “I will draw all men to myself”. This has been answered in another question here: What is the Catholic interpretation of John 12:32? The New ...

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