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Do Christians believe that God used mathematics to design the universe?

Does the Bible suggest that God created mathematics? In the Nicene creed, Christians confess, in accordance with Colossians 1:16, that God Created "all things [....] visible and invisible". ...
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What is the Biblical basis for Christians partaking in formal intellectual debates with atheists and skeptics?

I think the best precedent is in Acts 17, when Paul was in Athens. According to vv.17-18, Paul debated with Jews, Epicureans, Stoics, and with anybody who happened to be in the marketplace. It should ...
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Do Christians believe that God used mathematics to design the universe?

God does not have to use mathematics - whatever He does, the natural laws follow. That being said, Genesis 1 tells us that in the beginning, there was nothing. Whether or not you believe in the ...
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How does God tolerating evil not make Him evil?

This is an important question, whether or not particular words are used; whether or not similar questions have already been asked on Stack. This answer starts from the negative, seeking to work ...
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Is there biblical support for near death experiences?

The simple answer to the question is, "No, there is no biblical account that is similar to such modern-day 'near-death-experiences." In the Old Testament people like Enoch "were taken&...
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Mormonism teaches that Jesus and Satan are spirit brothers and they both volunteered to be the Savior of mankind. Where in the Bible is this taught?

Having looked through quite a selection of official Latter Day Saint publications that I have collected over the years, I would venture to suggest (subject to LDS correction if I have misunderstood) ...
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What is the biblical basis for proving God's existence using purely rational arguments, and how is this reconciled with the essential role of faith?

There is an extremely easy way to answer your question. Introduction We can notice that God exists using senses and reason alone. For many religions, Creation is tinged with divine qualities (...
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Do Christians believe that God used mathematics to design the universe?

That mathematics describes how the universe works is a consequence of there being uniform laws that describe it. In the oldest book of the Bible, God said that there are regularities/laws of the ...
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What is the Biblical basis for Christians having a "personal relationship" with Jesus/God?

There are some verses that speak to this issue. John 14:23, "Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word, and My Father will love him, and WE will come to him, ...
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What is the biblical basis for answering questions about Christianity under the ethical rules of conduct on a non-Christian platform on the Internet?

1 Corinthians 9:19-22 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more. 20 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to ...
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According to Jehovah's Witnesses what does the Bible say about Easter?

The Bible reveals more about Easter than some would think *. The word Easter generally refers to a Christian festival or holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In several other ...
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Is there any biblical basis for believing that Satan will do his uttermost to prevent a sinner from coming to saving faith in Christ Jesus?

I would first draw attention to the Parable of the Sower in Matthew, where Jesus equates the bird that snatches the seed (the gospel) to the evil one, which is Satan. When anyone hears the word of ...
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God does not change, but has He changed?

That might depend on which God / god you refer to. The reason why I say that is that there are some groups / denominations generally considered to be Christian, but which believe in a multiplicity of ...
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How best to analyse Moral Therapeutic Deism from the viewpoint of biblically-centered Reformed Protestantism?

I found an article about the origins of Moralistic Therapeutic Deism (MTD), first coined by sociologists Christian Smith and Melina Lundquist Denton in their 2005 book Soul Searching: The Religious ...
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How does God tolerating evil not make Him evil?

Theodicy is an explanation for the existence of evil, and why it exists in the universe that God created. Skeptics and unbelievers cast aspersions on God, postulating that God--if he exists!--cannot ...
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How would you come to a pre-tribulational rapture view from scratch?

Well, I wouldn't, but I quite recently learned how that pre-tribulation rapture view came to be presented in certain Christian circles in the second half of the 19th century, gradually gaining a ...
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What is the biblical basis that Christ is NOT physically present in communion?

The very first time this event was instituted by Jesus Christ himself, he unarguably WAS physically present! He personally invited his disciples to participate in eating bread that he broke with his ...
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Was the Garden of Eden created on the third or sixth day of Creation?

Once God made dry land (earth) on Day Three, he caused the earth to bring forth grass, plants, trees, and all the seed and fruit associated with them. He created the first male and female humans ...
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What is the biblical basis that we no longer need to confess and repent?

Before attempting to find out what the biblical basis is for believing Christians no longer need to confess and repent (according to Joseph Prince and Andrew Wommack), we first need to establish what ...
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What is the biblical basis that we no longer need to confess and repent?

Like most good lies, there is a kernel of truth here hiding underneath the perversion of the Gospel. Scripture is quite clear that Christ died for repentant sinners. Because God exists outside of time,...
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Should Christians call to God asking him to receive their spirit when dying?

As you are looking for a prototype regarding whether Christians should (or could) say, “Father into your hands I commit my spirit” when they face imminent death, I refer you to Acts 7:55-60. And this ...
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Is there any biblical basis for believing that Satan will do his uttermost to prevent a sinner from coming to saving faith in Christ Jesus?

Is there any biblical basis for believing that Satan will do his uttermost to prevent a sinner from coming to saving faith in Christ Jesus? The short answer is yes. It is all too clear that the ...
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Significance of one divine essence/nature

Let me see if I can clarify this issue for you, especially your first paragraph. The Greek word for nature is, "phusis" (as used by Paul in Galatians 4:8 to distinguish God from those who ...
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What is the biblical basis for John Lennox's claim that Christianity is testable?

The ultimate test of Christianity is a very personal one. A person may be deeply impressed and attracted by another's transformed character; may even be moved to "joining" with a particular ...
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God does not change, but has He changed?

God is perfect in all his attributes. He always has been perfect. He always will be perfect. In God there is nothing that looks like change, for better or worse; not better, because then he were not ...
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The concept of being a "Vessel"?

That sounds like a form of gnosticism. Like the Manichean heresy of unhappy memory which was more or less George Lucas's conception of Christianity, you set the light up against the dark and let the ...
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What is the Biblical basis for Christians partaking in formal intellectual debates with atheists and skeptics?

Paul did it everywhere he went. He debated with the Jews in the synagogues (Acts 17:17), the Greeks in their temples, etc. (Acts 9:29). I would say there’s a precedent for it. No one is a believing ...
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What is the Biblical basis for Christians having a "personal relationship" with Jesus/God?

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?  And what concord hath Christ with Belial?...
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Biblical basis of oaths invoking God

In that truly helpful list of scriptures provided by the OP, the one that sums up the entire matter for me is Matthew 5:34-37 where Jesus says not to swear by heaven, nor by earth, nor by Jerusalem, ...
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In which region of earth is the Garden of Eden located?

Where was the Garden of Eden? A river watering the garden flowed from Eden; from there it was separated into four headwaters. The name of the first is the Pishon; it winds through the entire land of ...
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