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What is the Biblical basis for Christians partaking in formal intellectual debates with atheists and skeptics?

Dark Malthorp already gave a factual answer to this question. I'd like to add a more introspective answer as well. You ask about the Biblical basis for Christians partaking in formal intellectual ...
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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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What is the biblical basis for the belief held by Jehovah's Witnesses that Jehovah and Jesus Christ are separate entities?

As a JW myself, I would first say, that I can't find any verse in the Bible that would directly hint at Jesus being equal to Jehovah. That is not to say, that Jesus doesn't have some of the same ...
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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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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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Is there scriptural support for the "skeptic's prayer" as a legitimate plea that God might be open to answering?

Judges 6:36-40 And Gideon said unto God, If thou wilt save Israel by mine hand, as thou hast said, behold, I will put a fleece of wool in the floor; and if the dew be on the fleece only, and it be ...
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The concept of being a "Vessel"?

Romans 9:19-24 — “Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will? Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that ...
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Do Christians believe that God used mathematics to design the universe?

God does not operate by human laws. He doesn't have to use mathematics, as His will created all things. His knowledge is infinite - 1 John 3:20 says: "...God is greater than our heart, and he ...
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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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Do Christians believe that God used mathematics to design the universe?

God didn't use mathematics to create the universe. Mathematics is actually something created by humans (in the mind of humans) to understand and manipulate what we observe in nature which is made by ...
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Do Christians believe that God used mathematics to design the universe?

The Creator certainly both comprehends and creates mathematics. For one, Jesus is both man and God, so any human facility for mathematics also touches on God the Son. Next, we have God's omniscience. ...
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Biblical basis for spiritual conversion as first/only step

Experiences can be very subjective, hence the reason many do not us use it as a guage for salvation. Salvation is by faith alone and then the Bible teaches us of "things that accompany salvation&...
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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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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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Biblical basis for spiritual conversion as first/only step

What is the biblical basis that spiritual experiences are the first step in conversion? The gospel is that of faith, repentance, baptism1, and gift of the Holy Ghost. Faith is the first step: Deut 4:...
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Does God have a sense of humor? Does he laugh?

Made in His image A lot of Christians do not know what the phrase image refers to in Biblical context. To be made in God's image means that we reflect God's character in all ways including emotion ...
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Does God have a sense of humor? Does he laugh?

Extra biblical text? I guess I look at what is sometimes called the book of life: It's funny it's written on DNA, which is Deoxyribonucleic Acid. This contains a number of puns. DEO is a latin word ...
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What is the biblical basis for the Holy Ghost revealing truth privately and personally in an absolute and unmistakable manner?

In past times and in diverse manners God spoke through prophets. Of course, this is how we believe the Bible was produced and compiled so, as a few answers and comments have pointed out, the Bible ...
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What is the biblical basis for the Holy Ghost revealing truth privately and personally in an absolute and unmistakable manner?

You ask the question, "Are the Latter-day Saints unique in their belief in "unmistakable" and "absolute" personal revelatory experiences by the Holy Ghost?" I say YES ...
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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?

One biblical basis for proving God's existence using reason alone can be found in the synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) and in history. These gospels were arguably written within about 30 ...
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What is the biblical basis for the Holy Ghost revealing truth privately and personally in an absolute and unmistakable manner?

Are Latter-day Saints unique in their belief in "unmistakable" and "absolute" personal revelatory experiences by the Holy Ghost? Do Christians from other denominations maintain ...
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What is the biblical basis for the Holy Ghost revealing truth privately and personally in an absolute and unmistakable manner?

I was wondering when someone would come up with this question . The Holy Spirit substantiated my faith, I met a prophet who was able to foretell my future and told me of an event that happened to me ...
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What is the Biblical basis for prohibiting sex outside marriage?

Morality is the law written on the heart that St. Paul talks about in Romans 2:15. This is also the Natural Law developed by the Greeks and interpreted by the Church throughout all of Christendom to ...
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What is the Biblical basis for prohibiting sex outside marriage?

Mr Fetterman probably hits the truest response. It isn’t prohibited by Old Testament law. I would argue that there were many Old Testament Hero’s of Faith that had concubines (Judges 8:30-31, 2 Sam 5:...
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Biblical Doctrine forbidding sex outside marriage

How do we get that “Sexual Immorality” equals “Sex outside of marriage?” It is a very real possibility, biblically, that sexual union actually constitutes marriage. You must read a long, long way ...
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The concept of being a "Vessel"?

The concept of being a "Vessel"? The concept of describing someone as a ”vessel” is centuries old. It has been used to describe those doing the work of Satan or the Demon, those doing the ...
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The concept of being a "Vessel"?

The idea that one must either serve God or Satan is a common Christian concept. Usually it is used by preachers, evangelists or poets to encourage people to make a choice. Billy Graham: "You're ...
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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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