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I'm not sure if you'd include Mormonism as a Christian denomination, but the Mormon church definitely believes this. They believe that people were "Heavenly Father's" spirit children in heaven, who are now in the flesh on earth: Spirit Children of Heavenly Parents.


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There are several denominations who believe that Jesus is a created being. Jehovah’s Witnesses are probably the most vocal in their belief that Jesus, in his pre-mortal existence, was created by Jehovah God as the mighty spirit creature known in heaven as Michael the archangel. It was the spirit of Michael who entered into the child born to Mary and who ...


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Do any denominations use the full form of INRI? The short answer is yes. First of all, there are several denominations that have the tradition of have of displaying crucifixes in their church, such as Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, Anglicans and Lutherans. Although these churches have crucifixes in them, the vast majority of these works of art, simply have ...


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Philippians 4:8 is an excellent guide when considering whether the lyrics in a song, or the words in a book, or a television programme, are appropriate for a Christian to read/see: Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—...


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Jehovah’s Witnesses do not believe there is any biblical basis to think that Adam and Eve could benefit from the ransom sacrifice of Jesus, which means they believe they will not be resurrected. This is what they say on page 49 of their ‘Bible Teach’ book: “Clearly, then, when Adam disobeyed God and was condemned to death, he paid a very high price. His ...


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Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that the body of Jesus was disposed of by Jehovah God, dissolved into its constituent elements or atoms, and what came out of the tomb was a spirit creature. JESUS’ FLESHLEY BODY DISSOLVED: What happened to the perfect fleshly body of Jesus after his death? Was it preserved so that in time men will look upon it in worship? or ...


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To my knowledge there are no Christian denominations that teach the pre-existence of humans except (as Daniel Stein has pointed out) the Latter-Day Saints (Mormons). Every denomination apart from them teaches that humans begin to exist at conception (which is technically before birth but I assume the question wasn't about that), and become human at ...


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Yes, by the: Ethiopian Church with a feast day on June 19 Coptic Church with a feast day of June 25 Why? The above churches believed that Pilate became Christian, was baptized, and even tried to save St. Stephen from being executed, and built a church in honor of Stephen. Source: Wikipedia on Pontius Pilate See also: Pontius Pilate, a saint?


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A The pre-existence of the soul is a cornerstone of all ideas of reincarnation, so all religions that espouse reincarnation believe in it, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, etc. Some religions teach pre-existence but not reincanation. That includes Zoroastrianism, some sects of Judaism, especially those that accept the apocrypha and pseudepigrapha. For example, ...


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Secular Music and Christian Standards? If you do not mind I would like to answer your question from a Catholic perspective (which I think would be appropriate to some degree to other Christian denominations). For the most part this question will depend on the lyrics. The tempo and beat are are of less importance to some degree, but should not be entirely ...


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Obligated fasting in Christianity? Many denominations require their faithful to fast at various times of the year. Fasting is a practice in several Christian denominations and is done both collectively during certain seasons of the liturgical calendar, or individually as a believer feels led by the Holy Spirit; many Christians also fast before receiving ...


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A similar question What denominations don't believe in fasting? And Why? mentions the following under the heading Who fasts and who doesn't?: Both the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches have required fasting periods for their members, as shown by the links. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints are encouraged to fast for the ...


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We spend a lot of time searching for holes in the fencing of our playground. Under what circumstances am I allowed to approach this or that forbidden thing. Divorce is certainly one of those things and, although in today's world it is comfortably assimilated into most cultures, it always has been. The religious leaders tried to entrap Jesus on this very ...


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Does any Church currently incorporate exorcism, three separate immersions, and anointing in their baptism rite (with or without the nudity)? The short answer is probably not. Although some do more or less share similar elements. St. Hippolytus of Rome relates how baptism in The Early Church was administered in or around 215 AD in Rome as such: 21 At the ...


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Since the term "predestination" in your question specifically refers to God's choice of individuals for blessed eternal life or eternal damnation, after death, and with that understanding, I would like to make short comments: First, is it knowable? The answer is a "binary" one: if you are "in" then you are "not out." And the best place to find the ...


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Baptists and Methodists alike use the symbol of the empty cross to testify that Jesus is not dead, that he rose from the dead and is alive today and for all eternity. He died once but death had no hold over him. If Jesus had not risen from the dead then there would be no Christianity. The Gospel message is about the resurrected Jesus. Not the baby in a ...


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The Ichthys (symbol of the fish) is one that has been around since the early days of the Church. It comes from: I – Iota or Iesous (which means Jesus) CH – Chi or Christos (which means Christ) TH – Theta or Theou (which means God) Y – Upsilon or Yidos/Huios (which means Son) S – Sigma or Soter (which means Savior). The first appearances of the ...


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What symbols are preferred amoung certain demonimations more than others? Christian Liturgical Colours vary somewhat amongst the various Christian denominations, yet most are relatively the same for the most part. For example: Methodist churches Methodists use a colour scheme similar to those used by Lutherans and Catholics, although the practice ...


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