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Are there any other judgments of Solomon in Christian tradition?

Today I told the story of the Judgement of Solomon to my children, and they were so fascinated I proceeded to read them the Biblical text 1 Kings 3:16-28. They then asked me for 'more' of Solomon's ...
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According to the Calvinist, how to choose which one is the meaning when the word Thanatos ---VS— Neukros appear in a sentence?

verse-A (Romans 5:12) Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned verse-B (Romans 5:10) For ...
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In what year was the letter to the Galatians written?

I found conflicting sources on the internet: The first source said the Letter to the Galatians was written between 52-55 AD. The second source said it was written between 48-49 AD. Just comparing ...
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Has the Catholic Church made a list of events in the life of Jesus which took place in fulfillment of prophecies of the Old Testament?

There appears to be a number of events in the life of Jesus which took place in order to fulfill one prophecy or other of the Old Testament, but are not specifically quoted as such by the evangelists. ...
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Was God “unmerciful” to Ananias & Sapphira in Acts 5:1-10?

Mercy in the words of the Popes; “God’s face is the face of a merciful Father who is always patient. Have you thought about God’s patience, the patience he has with each one of us? That is his ...
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Did Jesus appear post-resurrection to twelve apostles?

We see at 1 Cor 15:3-5: For I handed on to you as of first importance what I in turn had received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, and that he was buried, and that ...
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Books on Patristics

What book(s) do you recommend on church history with emphasis on the church fathers? Would prefer something which is not biassed toward a given denomination or church, but an objective overview of the ...
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Was Jesus handsome according to Psalm 45:2?

,,You are the most handsome of the sons of men; grace is poured upon your lips; therefore God has blessed you forever." Psalm 45:2 Is this psalm about the Messiah or David himself? Can ,,handsome" ...
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Under what conditions does the Catholic Church explicitly call the laity extraordinary ministers?

Under what conditions does the Catholic Church explicitly call the laity extraordinary ministers? Extraordinary ministers are seen in almost every parish. For the most part, they help the parish ...
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According to Catholicism do priests ever receive spiritual graces on account of changes in discipline?

Can the actions of the Pope in changing sacramental discipline result in clerics having spiritual ability to read souls? (This was brought up as a a theory in a chat in relation to a different topic)....
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Why does the KJV say “people perish” in Pr. 29:18?

Can anyone tell me why the KJV translates the Hebrew words yipara am as “people perish” in Pr. 29:18? (The Hebrew word am means people and yipara means unrestrained.) Other translations render yipara ...
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Prophets: How, Where and In What Manner Did They Deliver Their Prophecies?

I have a question that applies especially to the Old Testament. I am curious as to the occasion and circumstances that surrounded the prophets of old in proclaiming their respective prophecies to the ...
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Luke 21:32 and the coming of the kingdom

I'm new to Christianity and am still exploring the gospels. According to the gospel of Luke, verse 21:32, Jesus says that this generation shall not pass until all these things have taken place." ...
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What service did the sanctified firstborn of the Israelites do before the law and the Tent of the Congregation?

Exodus 13:2 KJB "Sanctify to me all the firstborn, whatever opens the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine." It seems commentaries are in agreement that these ...
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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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Does the Bible ever describe the Fall in ways different than Genesis 3?

In his book In the Beginning, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger wrote the following with regards to the pre-Pauline hymn of Phil 2:5-11: We cannot consider this extraordinarily rich and profound text [Phil ...
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How did the crucifixion come to be?

Is it the pain and suffering on the cross that was the main consideration to the crucifier and that is why that they did it? Or is there some other symbolic meaning for crucifixion? How did the ...
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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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Are these Messages between Pontius Pilate and Herod real?

Are the messages between Pontius Pilate and Herod real or are there no real epistles found between Herod and Pilate? The source, here is the exact part that I am talking about: From Pilate to ...
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Immanuel - How is the association between El and Jesus derived?

Why is Jesus associated with 'El' while others with theophoric names none are attributed to be 'El'? How is Immanuel linguistically different in comparison to other theophoric names? Names similar ...
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Is Isaiah 56:4,5 the prophecy about Catholic saints and statues?

In Isaiah 56:4,5 we read For thus says the Lord: To the eunuchs who keep my sabbaths, who choose the things that please me and hold fast my covenant, 5 I will give, in my house and ...
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How do you, Lutherans, understand the question of soteriology: atonement

English is not my native language, sorry for any typing errors I'm studying soteriology and wanted to understand how you Lutherans understand the question of soteriology? Justification and atonement: ...
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Why is the RCA church more literal in scripture where the UCC church is allegorical?

I’ve attended numerous churches in both RCA and UCC denominations in which RCA had a very literal take on the crucifixion and resurrection where the UCC church has a very allegorical approach. ...
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Are there any Eastern-Orthodox theologians who question the historicity of, for example, Moses and Joshua?

Some of the early church fathers seem to condone allegorical interpretations of certain part of scripture (for example Gregory of Nyssa concerning God's killing of the firstborn in Egypt). Are there ...
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Which Reformed Christians deny the doctrine of common grace and why?

Common grace is the doctrine that states that God has a general sense in which he gives all people, not just believers, gifts that proceed from his own graciousness. Most of these gifts concern ...
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Was Saint Augustine a Calvinist on divine foreknowledge?

It is my understanding that Calvinism conflates God's passive will with His active will—i.e., the fact that He knows something will occur due to His divine foreknowledge and allows said thing to occur ...
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Is the dignity of man pertains to his soul only or to the wholeness of his being meaning body & soul?

The Teaching of Tradition that support the Council of Trent interpretation on death penalty cited the reflections or teaching of St.Thomas Aquinas and St.Augustine; "They will never be beasts, but ...
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What were the findings of the Acts Seminar?

The Seminar on Acts of the Apostles sat for ten years until 2011, examining the Acts of the Apostles. What were its main findings and how were they arrived at?
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Has the Catholic Church made efforts to relate the Theory of Obstetrical Dilemma , to the curse that befell Eve?

At Genesis 3:16 we read of the curse that befell Eve for her disobedience of God's command: To the woman he said, “I will greatly increase your pangs in childbearing; in pain you shall ...
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Romans 11:32 according to Calvinist?

Romans 11:32 For God has bound everyone over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all Is the "everyone" including Adam and Eve before they are created ?
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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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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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End time prophecies

As predicted by Jesus Matthew 17,11 He answered, "Elijah does come, and he will restore all things." and Malachi 4,5 See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful ...
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What is the Catholic process for establishing orthodoxy?

After reading and doing light research concerning this question, I'm compelled to ask, what is the process for establishing the orthodoxy of a belief in the Catholic church today? From m-w.com: 1 :...
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Was there a judgment before the Last Judgment? (Catholic perspective)

It is evident that the Last Judgment is the last one in the sense that it comes at the end of times, after which no other judgment will occur. However, the adjective "last" indicates that there have ...
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Any biblical passages, traditions or historical record of Virgin Mary's baptism?

Jesus was already thirty years old when He said to St. John the Baptist that it is the Will of the Father that He received baptism thru his anointed hands. St. John was baptizing Jews before 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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The water and light in Genesis 1:1-3

The Nicene Creed says that Jesus was "begotten before the ages" (begotten not made). Col 1:15 calls Jesus the ""Firstborn of all creation," Proverbs 8:22 says that, referring to wisdom, it was ...
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How is the election of Adam and Eve according to the Calvinist?

The Westminster Confession : 3.1 "God from all eternity, did, by the most wise and holy counsel of His own will, freely, and unchangeably ordain whatsoever comes to pass; yet so, as thereby ...
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What is the basis of St. Pius X in 1906 that led to the approval of the prayer devotion; “Mary Virgin Priest, pray for us”?

In 1906, Pope Pius X approved a prayer which says “Mary, Virgin Priest, pray for us.” However, a Holy Office decree of 1916 forbade the use of any image that had Mary wearing vestments – some say for ...
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Why does the Catholic Church hold Mary's virginity and the absence of brothers against the historians?

Jesus does not have a brother in the catholic tradition, his mother Mary is a perpetual virgin, which can hardly be compatible with having several children. Yet in his epistle to the Galatians (1, 19)...

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