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Is there a biblical theory that tries to explain the mechanism of prayer?

Prayer is not a mechanism. It's a divine privilege. Prayer is "wireless", instant communication with God in heaven. Indeed, God even knows what his "saints" are going to say in ...
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Where do we find the Sacrament of Holy Orders in the Bible?

Summary From a concise article The Seven Sacraments: An Introduction and Overview by a Catholic Jesuit Felix Just, S.J. which includes the biblical basis for all the 7 Catholic sacraments, these ...
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What is the biblical basis for distinguishing between spiritual gifts and church offices?

Because the two can be different. If somebody starts an evangelism ministry, organizes evangelism events, preaches the good news and hundreds of people are converted as a result, would you say that ...
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How do distant starlight & white holes support Young Earth Creationism?

I'm assuming the book you read was "Starlight and Time" by D. Russell Humphreys, PhD. It's the only book I know of covering the subject. If you've read the book then you've read pretty much ...
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Does the bible support Ethno-Nationalism?

For The Ancient Israelites, living under the Old Covenant, yes. For Christians, no. The book of Deuteronomy is one of the books of the Bible written by Moses, describing the terms and conditions of ...
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What is the Biblical basis for Synergism?

The Greek word συνεργεῖν (synergein) means "to work together" or "to cooperate". The following passages in Scripture demonstrate that there is synergy or cooperation between God ...
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What does the Bible say about gender segregation and free mixing of sexes in public places?

Nope. The gender rules tend more to be about authority than the prevention of sexual immorality. When the Bible is talking about sexual immorality, it generally says something along the line of "...
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According to Protestant interpretations of the Bible, is there justification for “disliking somebody”?

The Bible doesn't pretend that Christians like everyone equally. Instead there will be people we like a lot and get along with, and others who annoy and frustrate us, even people we can't cooperate ...
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According to Protestantism, why is Hermeneutics necessary if we have the Holy Spirit?

First step: listening / reading the Bible with the mind Protestants believe in the "perspicuity" and "clarity" of Scripture, so that anyone who hears or reads the Biblical ...
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What does the Bible say about gender segregation and free mixing of sexes in public places?

1 Timothy 2 Complete Jewish Bible 2 First of all, then, I counsel that petitions, prayers, intercessions and thanksgivings be made for all human beings, 2 including kings and all in positions of ...
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What is the biblical basis for distinguishing between spiritual gifts and church offices?

Because someone might exercise that spiritual gift in other areas than the Church itself, and many of the gifts aren't associated with offices to begin with. For instance, take the spiritual gift of ...
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What prophets came from Galilee?

What prophets came from Galilee? In John 7:52, the Pharisees told Nicodemus, “Search and see that no prophet arises out of Galilee.” Were they correct that no prophet ever came out of Galilee? The ...
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When was Jesus anointed and who did the anointing?

When Jesus was baptized, a dove (the Holy Spirit) descended over him. And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him Mark 1:10 ...
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What is the biblical basis for the doctrine of Eternal Security?

In ancient days when an agreement was enacted between two parties in which one or both make promises under oath to perform or refrain from certain actions, such an agreement is translated to us in ...
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