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What norms, instructions, permissions and customs are there that do not conform to Traditionis Custodes?

This bullet point in Tradionis Custodes has me super confused: Art 8. Previous norms, instructions, permissions, and customs that do not conform to the provisions of the present Motu Proprio are ...
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Is there any evidence for the gifts of the Spirit still in operation after the apostolic era?

Once the apostolic era finished with the death of the apostles, is there any evidence that the gifts of the Spirit were still in operation afterwards? Are there any extra-biblical writings from the ...
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Are there any instances in the old testament of a person receiving genuinie visions, and then later turning to lies and fabricating visions?

There's an instance in the history of one church in particular where it's held that one man had genuine visions from God, but that at a later point in his life after having been excommunicated he ...
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How does Christianity respond to the James Leininger reincarnation story?

For those that are unfamiliar with the story, a kid named James Leininger is thought to be the reincarnated soul of James M. Huston Jr, a WW2 fighter pilot who was shot down and killed in 1945 by the ...
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How does the Bible or New Testament views women [closed]

According to Islam women is a tilth for a man: Your women are a tilth for you (to cultivate) so go to your tilth as ye will, and send (good deeds) before you for your souls, and fear Allah, and know ...
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How do Christians view the Jews [closed]

I am not here to argue about if Jesus was the son of God or he wasn't I don't care about that. Maybe he was, I don't know and don't have any proof but I am curious about how Christians view the Jews. ...
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Is Adult Breastfeeding allowed in Christianity like in Islam?

Is Adult Breastfeeding in Christinity allowed because in Islam it is allowed? Or what does the Bible and Jesus say about a adult man sucking a women breast? From the hadith Sahih-Muslim 1453e: Zainab ...
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Does Christianity really offer nothing for addiction problems specifically?

I have a family member who says there is nothing in any religion of real use there for addiction. I have heard this before about Christianity in particular. She doesnt have a runaway issue but it is a ...
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What are the strongest apologetic arguments for the existence of miracles and the supernatural gifts of the Spirit during the apostolic age?

The four gospels, the book of Acts and the epistles by the apostle Paul affirm very clearly that the early Church was endued with power from on high. Christians during the apostolic age had access to ...
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At what point in time for a tradition being considered a tradition within Catholicism?

What is the gold mark or point in time for a tradition being considered a tradition within Catholicism? This question is very similar to the question: When does a tradition become a Tradition? This ...
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What do Jewish and Christians agree with in the bible?

What is the bible such that contains the intersection, of agreement in the word, between Jewish and Christians (for my request don't consider Catholics)? It seems that it's the Torah, is this correct? ...
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God as the Ground of Being

What is the biblical basis for the idea that God can be defined as the Ground of our being? Secondly, anyone (perhaps already familiar with this) who can give us a better sense of it, beyond ...
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Was the Latin word lucifer exchanged in Isaiah 14:12 for the Hebrew word Helel and do they, along with the Greek word phosperous mean morning star?

A knowledge of the Hebrew, Greek and Latin words used for english translation in the Old and New Testament. I've read conflicting information.
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How do Pentecostalists respond to criticisms about 'speaking in tongues' by multiple people at once and without interpretation?

An answer to a question about the gifts of the Holy Spirit here states "The ones in the middle react to the abuse done by some who take verses about Languages/tongues out of context and in some ...
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What is the oldest copy of Genesis 26, and is there a place to see a side-by-side translation? thanks

What is the oldest copy of Genesis 26, and is there a place to see a side-by-side translation? thank you!
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Does 'Traditionis Custodes' have any effect on Novus Ordo mass?

I was reading Fr. Raymond de Souza's article on the Pickle that Cardinal Gregory is in and it reminded me of something I thought of when reading Traditionis Custodes, it would seem as if the final ...
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3½, 42 & 1260 one and the same time or not? [migrated]

In Charles Ellicott's, ellicott's commentary he state that it's not necessarily the same period! [...] But there is a limit to this desecration: forty and two months it is to last. The same length of ...
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What Christian denominations profess that they remain with 'that which was from the beginning' rather than 'progress' to a 'further revelation'?

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life ... That which we have seen ...
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Does any denomination believe that Jesus left something in writing?

We read of the immediate reaction of Jesus when Pharisees brought to him an adulteress to be stoned to death: They said this to test him, so that they might have some charge to bring against him. ...
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How do Continuationists respond to the “go empty hospitals” objection against the gift of healing?

An objection that I've heard many times from both atheists and Cessationists against the gift of healing is the following: If the gift of healing is for today, why don't we see faith healers emptying ...
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How do Christians / churches who self-identify as “post-Protestant” distinguish themselves from non-denominational or evangelical?

I came across a blog author Matthew Bryan who self-identify as a "post-Protestant", a term that I encountered for the first time. When I Googled what "post-Protestant" means, I ...
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Which Christian groups/denominations in the history of the Church have encouraged their members to earnestly desire the gift of prophecy?

I'm interested in learning more about the relevance that the spiritual gifts have had for Christians over the course of history, with special emphasis on the gift of prophecy. For the apostle Paul, ...
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Which Christian branches/sects have information about their belief system hidden from new members but revealed to established ones?

Some religions have what might be described as unpalatable, or at least 'weird' beliefs, from an outside perspective, and sometimes they hide these beliefs from new members and reveal them only to ...
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Have a message in tongues and its interpretation ever been verified by an outsider fluent in both languages?

Let's say someone speaks a message in tongues (in language X) to a whole congregation at a church service, and then someone else stands up and speaks the interpretation (in language Y, understood by ...
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What does “God” mean? [closed]

Muslims call God Allah. Jews call him JHWH, Christians call Him God. The name has even become the word to point to entities that are gods. Who has given God this name? Does it come from the Greek &...
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What is the Catholic view of the Book of Enoch?

While doing research for an assignment into the history of the Book of Enoch, I was able to get a Protestant view from this source: https://www.gotquestions.org/book-of-Enoch.html The article says ...
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Examples of people who struggled with Christianity? [closed]

I have recently read letters of Simone Weil to a priest where she explains why she cannot be baptized. I was wondering whether there are some more "cases" of people like Weil, who are in a ...
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Is Communion a Right? [closed]

Lately, there have been a lot of politicians being denied communion because of their stance on abortion. I was wondering if this is something the church is allowed to do. I understand it. If you don't ...
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Are there any denominations that literally believe rich people cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven?

23Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle ...
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Analyzing the Tele Dan Stele as extra-biblical evidence for credibility

( Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tel_Dan_stele ) I suppose I'm just asking the obvious, but I'm really interested in emphasizing the existence of extra-biblical evidence that gives at the ...
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According to Catholic Bioethics are mRNA vaccines a transhumanist slippery slope?

The National Catholic Bioethics Center considers what I think is a straw-man argument against people who reject mRNA vaccines on ethical grounds because they're transhumanist. Myth 1: For vaccines ...
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Is there any quiz or tool that identifies the denomination which is closest to my personal beliefs?

I've looked through the beliefs of several denominations, but I can't seem to find one that has the same positions that I take on many Christian questions. Is there a quiz or test or even just a ...
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Is the doctrine of “Particular Election” synonymous with that of “Unconditional Election”?

I learned today, from The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, that the phrase "Damned if you do and damned if you don't" was coined by Lorenzo Dow, the 19th century American preacher. According ...
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Does the Catholic Church have an official position on domestic 'health passes' or 'vaccine passes' that could be used to control citizens' activities?

With recent news that France - along with other countries - is in the process of implementing a domestic 'pass sanitaire' (health pass, or vaccine pass) that could control people's ability to go to ...
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What is an overview of how contemporary Christians discern they are being supernaturally led/called by God to follow a very specific course of action?

By 'very specific course of action' I mean some specific assignment that cannot be inferred from just reading the Bible. For example, in the case of missionaries, the question about when and where to ...
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Lev 19:19 & Deut 22:11 mixing of fabrics [closed]

Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee....
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What is the Roman Catholic point of view regarding spies who commit suicide in order to avoid capture?

In May 1942, two Czech operatives (trained and armed by the British) assassinated Reinhard Heydrich, the Nazi governor of Bohemia and Moravia and a good candidate for the most evil man who ever lived. ...
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How often do Christian missionaries follow the example of Acts 16:6-10 in order to make decisions as to which country/place they are to go to preach?

Acts 16:6-10 (NIV): 6 Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia. 7 When they ...
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Did Martin Luther say “There is no greater sinner than the Christian church”?

I was recently reading a Christian book that quoted Martin Luther as saying: "There is no greater sinner than the Christian church". I wanted to read the original context for this quote, but ...
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What did Jesus mean by saying “night is coming..” at Jn 9: 4?

We read of the miraculous cure of the man born blind , and the words of the Lord preceding the incident , at John 9: 4-5: "We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is ...
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Timing and evolution of Paul and his Letters as they relate to his persecution? [closed]

Here is a detailed summary of the timing of the Pauline Letters in relation to Paul’s life, imprisonment, other persecution. https://www.blueletterbible.org/study/paul/timeline.cfm . As we examine the ...
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Are demons as strong as angels?

Demons are fallen angels would they strong as angels are? Or are they more weak because they've been "kicked out" from heaven?
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According to Christian denominations, why are we all cursed for Adam's sin and is that fair?

We all suffer death for Adam's sin, so why is that and is it fair for us to suffer death for his sin?
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What is the biblical basis for Jesus having one nature only, a human nature?

To be perfectly clear, by Jesus having a human nature, it must be remembered that he is, and was, at all times, without sin. He was made like us in every way, so the only difference would seem to be ...
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Why did God command Abraham to sacrifice Isaac? [closed]

Did he really sacrifice him, or when he was about to sacrifice him, did God put a lamb in his place? Isaac died a sacrificial death? Genesis 22 (NIV) 1 Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to ...
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Has the phenomenon of being “slain in the Spirit” ever taken place spontaneously and unexpectedly outside of Pentecostal and charismatic circles?

The phenomenon of being "slain in the Spirit" was recently brought to my attention by a couple of very recent uploads. Here are a few additional examples if you want to see more (warning -- ...
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What is the biblical basis for Jesus having two natures?

A comment by Nigel: The dual nature of Jesus Christ is such that Deity and humanity meet in one Person. The natures neither mingle, nor merge, nor 'switch'. They are two distinct things. They meet ...
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What answer did Arius and Eusebius have to Melchisedec being a representative likeness having ‘no beginning of days’ (Hebrews 7:3)?

Origen of Alexandria 184-253 taught that the relationship between the Father and the Son was one of an ‘eternal begetting’ but Arius 256-336 argued that ‘the Logos had a beginning and that the Son, ...
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Why isn't the Spanish bullfight immoral, according to Catholicism?

The Catholic Church has never condemned this traditional event in Spain and the Catholic Encyclopedia (which received Nihil obstat from the Church, that is, apparently the Catholic Encyclopedia is ...
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Are there any denominations opposed to organ transplant donation or receipt?

Organ donation sounds like it would be a controversial topic, but it doesn't seem to be. I'm aware that Jehovah's Witnesses won't accept blood transfusions, but, as blood is normally flushed out of ...

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