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If it is better that we have free will than not, then why suggest it is preferable to not?

God quite obviously created man with the ability to disobey him. While the reasons that God did this are not entirely clear, it might be argued that God did this because as regrettable as sin is, it ...
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Are there any bundles of subsets of the New Testament that are common?

In Christianity you have the idea of the "Old Testament". In Judaism, this is broken down into smaller (and larger) chunks. You can find it in the Torah, the first 5 books of the Old Testament. You ...
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Who did God talk to in Scripture?

I think I know at least 2: Abraham and Moses. Are there any others? Were the Prophets just inspired or did any of them talk to God?
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Perseverance of the elects ---vs— blasphemy against the Spirit according to Calvinist?

I am in the middle of discussion with a Calvinist friend. He said that the Elect will be forgiven and never lose his salvation. Some verses which I thought the verses are showing that to the one ...
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How does one know if God is calling him to be a priest? [on hold]

I am a forty years old male. I am contemplating being a Diocesan priest. Earlier in my life, I ran after the highest level of education and tried very hard to achieve it. But after 20 years of ...
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Why do pastors promote false teachings [on hold]

I can't understand why a pastor who is at the end of the day a human being giving people hope that God will help them when they don't know this for sure. A pastor is equivalent to a con artist in that ...
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Were any of the early church leaders Gentile converts to Christianity?

By early, I mean the second half of the first century to the end of the second century. I know, for example, that Paul and Barnabus were ethnic Jews. The Apostle Paul mentions various Christians, ...
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According to Christianity, Is Salvation only through Christ? [on hold]

Is salvation exclusive to Christianity? Is salvation only through the name and person of Jesus?
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What did Paul believe about 1 Corinthians 10:4 with regards to the teaching about bread from heaven, spiritual food?

What did Paul believe about 1 Corinthians 10:4 with regards to the teaching about bread from heaven, spiritual food? 1 For I do not want you to be unaware, brethren, that our fathers were all under ...
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What verses in the Bible indicate that Apostles expected Christ to come back very soon?

I heard somewhere that it is possible that the 12 Apostles, right after Christ's ascension, believed that His return would happen very soon, that is, even during their lifetime. What evidence do we ...
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Does being a Christian necessitate a belief in the supernatural? [on hold]

Consider a person who adheres to the scientific philosophy that the laws of nature are the same in all places and all times, and can be determined through experimentation rather than, for example, by ...
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What is christian suffering like in a 1st world country [on hold]

In 1 Peter 1:6-7 he talks about suffering being necessary in a Christian's life which at the time, I believe, was prison or death and in the time of Nero suffering for being a Christian was a very ...
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How many languages had the Hebrew Bible been translated into by 30 CE?

I had thought that the Old Testament had two versions: Greek and Hebrew. Today, from this link I've found that before the Greek Bible, there was another version, the Aramaic Bible. During Jesus time, ...
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Could Matthew 28:18-19 be translated in the Koine Greek to be a directive and not a commandment as some may think? [migrated]

"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,” Could this mean, ”while you are going out and about or while you are on ...
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Biblical or Historical Devil Worshipper?

I am writing a novel happening in 1346. In it, a satanist sect worships some relics of a person that embodies evil (a biblical or historical devil worshipper). In the novel, the chuch will unroot and ...
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What does the Lutheran Church teach about salvation

Recently I have been doing research into the Lutheran Church and it seems that they believe in baptismal regeneration. My understanding is baptismal regeneration is the belief that baptism is ...
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What is the Roman Catholic Church's views about Luke 14:32?

Luke 14:25Now large crowds were going along with Him; and He turned and said to them, 26“If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and ...
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1 John 3:20 what does it mean “He knows everything” according to Calvinist Single Predestination?

This question as a continuation of my question here, because the question before is not "tight". 1 John 3:20 For God is greater than our hearts, and He knows everything. Trying to put my ...
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What exactly does one do in the Sabbath?

"Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the Lord your God has commanded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you ...
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1 Peter 2:7-8 different meaning on other language

1 Peter 2: (7) Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe, "The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone," (8)and, "A stone that causes people to ...
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Is there any true evidence for any miraculous event written in the bible? [closed]

Is there trustworthy evidence of any event written in the bible ? For instance events like- Garden of Eden, The great flood & Noah's ark, Moses & Parting of the red sea, Miracles of ...
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Why do some Christians study Greek philosophy, as in some traditional seminaries? [closed]

I am facing a paper that I need to write on my stance on the fact that some people say, “We should not study and learn about the secular philosophies taught by the Greeks because they are not ...
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What is the Reformed Church's views about Luke 14:32?

Luke 14:25Now large crowds were going along with Him; and He turned and said to them, 26“If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and ...
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Is the use of the Star of David against the doctrine of Christianity? [closed]

Since the Jewish people do not have a source of the origin of the Star of David also known as the Seal of Solomon (Gershom Scholem has an essay entitled "The Star of David: History of a Symbol", in ...
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Is Trinitarian Monotheistic God a destiny changer? [closed]

Is Trinitarian Monotheistic God a destiny changer according to the Catholic view? If a person suffers from dreadful and psychological inability and he is destined for homelessness and unending agony, ...
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Does the seal of confession apply even when the sin is intended and there is no desire to repent?

Forgive me if this is too basic, I am no theologian, and I was puzzled by a scene from a popular TV series about a crime-busting priest. In it, the villain goes into the confessional and informs the ...
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How does the Catholic Church tell us to do reparation for our sins according to Church teachings?

Pope John Paul II in his apostolic letter Misericordia Dei (Mercy of God), he wrote: Ordinaries are to remind all the ministers of the Sacrament of Penance that the universal law of the Church, ...
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What is the Jehovah's Witness official viewpoint of 12-step programs like AA?

I've been meeting with a Jehovah's Witness lately for some study. I've asked questions similar to this and not received a clear/official answer - just an opinion. I've searched Google and only found ...
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What did the original Christian writings look like during the 1st century CE?

It is said (from what I've read), from a few Google searches related to "when was the new testament first written", that the New Testament was written down somewhere between 30CE and 150CE, rough ...
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What is the Greek word for a non-essential Christian doctrine?

What is the Greek word that starts with a that means nonessential points of faith? It is contrasted with essential dogma, and refers to areas of disagreement which are not critical for Christian faith....
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Does God feel and appreciate the resiliency of our suffering?

First of all, this is not meant to be a personal posting. I just want to know how God feels about the intense suffering of others who really love and care for Him in the midst of their utmost ...
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Does Nehemiah Gordon self-identify as a Christian? [closed]

Does Nehemiah Gordon self-identify as a Christian? Does he believe that Yeshua is the Christ ? I heard that his conversion story exists on the internet but I am unable to find it. If someone can help ...
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What is the meaning of the stained glass above the altar at Votivkirche in Wien with the Portuguese Quinas on it?

I would like to know more information on a glass painting I found in the church Votivkirche in Wien (Vienna, Austria). Above the person with the shield there is the symbol of the Portuguese Quinas. ...
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What were the common exonyms of the Roman Catholic and the Eastern Orthodox churches leading up to and after the Great Schism (1054)?

A common misconception I encounter among people interested in the history of Christianity is that the term "Catholic" refers solely to the Roman Catholic church and likewise "Orthodox" only to the ...
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Do Christians treat Friday as special?

Do Christians in general treat Friday as a special day, perhaps with a worship service, prayers or confession? Is it more or less special than Sunday? If most don't, are there some Christians who do ...
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Did the disagreement between the Catholic Church and Protestant Church on the issue of salvation by grace alone end 1999?

This is question is for an effort to understand the current movement of bringing unity among Christian denominations. A question was asked before: Is Pope Francis holding and professing different ...
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Do Roman Catholics regard Orthodox sacraments as valid and/or licit?

In the comments below an earlier question of mine the following question arose: The Roman Catholic Church describes the administration of sacraments as valid or invalid respectively licit or illicit. ...
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Noah's Ark animals [duplicate]

Ok, so penguins from the south pole and polar bears from the north pole can float on ice sheets until the flooding subsided. I get that. Where's the koala bears, kangaroos, panda bears, grizzly bears,...
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In Search of ABC Scripture Recording (early 80s)

I'm looking for information on a children's cassette from pre-1985 that taught songs with lyrics from Bible verses starting with each letter of the alphabet. Most were led by an adult woman, with ...
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According to Catholicism, do evil spirits need bodies to manifest themselves to people?

Can the Devil and his followers communicate to people without the intermediary of someone in a bodily form? I would appreciate a response that quotes Scripture, Tradition and examples of the ...
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Is the prayer “Mother of Perpetual Help” blasphemous?

O Mother of Perpetual Help, thou art the dispenser of all the goods which God grants to us miserable sinners, and for this reason, has He made thee so powerful, so rich, and so bountiful, that thou ...
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How do Lutherans have their sin forgiven?

If a Lutherans sins, how is his sin forgiven? Must he confess? Is there a distinction between venial and mortal sin? What if he sins again the same sin?
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If the word “Brother” is ambiguous as far as The Bible is concerned, can we be named Brothers of Jesus Christ?

According to Catholicism and some evangelical denomination in order to give justifications the perpetual virginity of Mary, they affirm that the word "Brother" in the Bible is ambiguous and include ...
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What is the name of the Eternal Father worshipped by Latter Day Saints?

I understand that Latter Day Saints believe all human beings, male and female, are the spirit children of heavenly parents – a Heavenly Father and a Heavenly Mother. Those spirit children progress by ...
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Brush the dust from your feet vs cursing a town

Is brushing the dust from your feet when you leave an area the same as putting a curse on it?
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Do spirits need bodies to manifest?

Every instance in the Bible where a spirit, (including for the most part God) speaks to a physical person, or moves a physical someone it is done in a body or through another person that possesses a ...
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What is the norm for celebrating First Friday/Saturday Novena Masses on Holy Days of Obligation?

When First Fridays or First Saturdays fall on Solemnities (like All Saints is on Friday in 2019), do people usually punt the devotions to the next month or pack them into the same day?
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Did Jesus use witchcraft when he said to Peter “before the rooster crows…” [closed]

I was listening to Derek PrInce speaking about nature of occult and witchcraft. He tells this story about Africans using witchcraft, there was one man who goes to a witch doctor so that he can get rid ...
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Why did Jesus say “Be wise as serpents”? [migrated]

Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. Matthew 10:16 KJV https://bible.com/bible/1/mat.10.16.KJV I've always known ...
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What do Calvinists teach about the Election of mankind? Is it before or after the Creation?

From this link: Calvin also reminds us that Paul states that the love God had for us before the creation of the world had always been founded in Christ From this link: Calvinists believe that ...

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