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Does Catholicism consider body building to be a sin?

The short answer is “no.” First of all, the Church is not in the habit of listing all possible sinful behavior. The vast majority of possible behaviors are left to the prudent judgment of the ...
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If you believe that Messiah Jesus is a human being what logic you have to guess that he could be a God or son of God?

The Christian logic is that God (Allah) incarnated into a baby that was miraculously conceived within Maryam's womb without sexual intercourse, a doctrine called the Virgin Birth. While being Jesus, ...
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On the Eucharist and Human Digestion?

When the host is digested and it no longer has the appearance of bread, it is no longer the body of Christ. The Lord is only present as long as the appearance of bread is present. The sacramental ...
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Which denominations teach there is an objective, theological standard of decent/modest dress?

Is there an objective, theological standard of decent/modest dress? (Denominational Survey) Historically, I believe the standard across the board amongst Christian denominations has changed over the ...
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According to Jehovah’s Witnesses, in what way is Jesus human?

The Jehovah’s Witness religion teaches that there was a time when God was utterly alone and decided to create, as his first creation, a being known in the Bible both as the Word of God, and Michael ...
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Which denominations teach there is an objective, theological standard of decent/modest dress?

Being guided by your statement in the comments section of your question; namely, ". . . my question is about a theological minimum that is culture- and perhaps denomination-insensitive," I'...
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Is there any Biblical answers to what condition our bodies will be in after the resurrection?

The scriptures tell us that in the resurrection we will be "changed" to be "like the angels" with spiritual bodies that are imperishable and powerful: Luke 20:34-36 NIV 34 Jesus replied, “The ...
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Did Jesus descend into hell in his living body?

Did Jesus descend into hell in his living body? The short answer is no. Some Creeds say ”Christ descended to the dead” (Descensus Christi ad Inferos) without interpreting the words meaning. Christ, in ...
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If you believe that Messiah Jesus is a human being what logic you have to guess that he could be a God or son of God?

No 'guess-work' is required or appropriate. The 'logic' necessary to understand the revelation of the true God is provided by God himself. The Messiah promised in the Hebrew scriptures (Genesis to ...
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How similar was the resurrected body of Jesus to his physical human body?

Jehovah's Witnesses are among those who take a different view of the "body or bodies" that Jesus appeared to his followers in after his resurrection. Below is quoted from jw.org: After Jesus’ ...
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Was Mary given a glorified or "spiritual body" like the resurrected body of Jesus while on earth?

Was Mary given a glorified or “spiritual body” like the resurrected body of Jesus while on earth? The Perfection of our First Parents, According to St Thomas Aquinas The short answer is no on both ...
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Was Mary given a glorified or "spiritual body" like the resurrected body of Jesus while on earth?

The dogma of the Assumption means that the Virgin Mary now experiences in heaven that union of glorified body and soul which her son enjoys. She is no disembodied spirit, but a complete human ...
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On the Eucharist and Human Digestion?

Unlike perishable food that sustains the body, Christ's body in the Eucharist cannot be broken down and assimilated because His glorified body is incapable of harm. As St. Thomas Aquinas writes (Summa ...
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What is the biblical basis to either consider tattoos acceptable or not?

Members of the LDS church (a.k.a. "Mormons") believe that the body is a gift from God. Part of the basis of this belief comes from 1 Corinthians 6:19–20: 19 What? know ye not that your body is the ...
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How does the Catholic church distinguish between the human soul and spirit?

Regarding "spirit", the New Catholic Encyclopedia states: For those of the Christian tradition, spirit is always personal and subjective, and all other manifestations of spirit can be reduced to ...
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According to Jehovah’s Witnesses, in what way is Jesus human?

To answer this question properly, we must begin by clarifying the terms of discussion. The doctrine of the Trinity, properly speaking, does not touch upon the subject of the incarnation (i.e. the Word ...
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According to Jehovah’s Witnesses, in what way is Jesus human?

The Jehovah's Witnesses believe that Jehovah God has existed from eternity past, and that around a few billion years ago he created a Son, a god (Jn 1:1 NWT) named Michael the Archangel (Is Jesus the ...
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Did Jesus descend into hell in his living body?

It is significant that Jesus referred to himself as "the Son of man" in the Jonah statement (Matthew 12:40). He was speaking of a matter to do with his humanity, whereas his activity after ...
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If you believe that Messiah Jesus is a human being what logic you have to guess that he could be a God or son of God?

The Bible teaches that there is only one God, period. The Bible also teaches that God is spirit, or a spiritual being by nature/essence. (John 4:24). The Bible also teaches that "ALL" men are ...
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If you believe that Messiah Jesus is a human being what logic you have to guess that he could be a God or son of God?

Christian don't claim that Jesus became God, or that God became man; that is, at least, in the sense that one nature becomes the other nature (the eternal cannot become not-eternal, nor can the ...
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If you believe that Messiah Jesus is a human being what logic you have to guess that he could be a God or son of God?

It is very simple. The Christian God and the Islamic God/Allah [not sure what term to use there; sorry] are very different. (Arguably, they can not both be right. Thus, one of them is wrong [or ...
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If you believe that Messiah Jesus is a human being what logic you have to guess that he could be a God or son of God?

The question of whether there exists similarity between God and Man appears to be of some great concern to you. The story of creation in Genesis lays the foundation for all that follows. In Genesis 1,...
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If you believe that Messiah Jesus is a human being what logic you have to guess that he could be a God or son of God?

In the bible Jesus is revealed as the Word of God in many places. As Nigel J has pointed out, apart from the Divine self-revelation of Scripture we would all be just making stuff up. So logic and ...
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According to Jehovah’s Witnesses, in what way is Jesus human?

Short answer from a JW- 1 Corinthians 8:6. There is for us only one God, the Father... and one lord, the Son. Jehovah, the Father is the only infinte almighty God. Jesus is his son, firstborn of ...
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According to Jehovah’s Witnesses, in what way is Jesus human?

Arius was a 4th century priest in Alexandria, Egypt. He denied the deity of the Son of God, holding that Jesus was created by God as the first act of creation and that the nature of Christ was ...
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Is it the idea of Platonism that describes the mind-body distinction in 1 Cor 6?

The idea is being brought up by Paul indirectly, and as you point out, Paul is arguing against it fervently. The mind/body distinction is a stepping stone towards Gnosticism and also has serious ...
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Is there any Biblical answers to what condition our bodies will be in after the resurrection?

When the Word says that when we see Him we shall be like Him, we can understand 1 John 3:2 to be saying a number of things. I take it to be an allusion to things already written about our ...
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Does Roman Catholicism teach that man is body and soul (bipartite) or body, soul, and spirit (tripartite)?

If the "or" in the question is exclusive, it is a loaded question, as spirit "spirit" (spiritus) and "soul" (anima) are really two aspects of a human soul, which is one and undivided: soul (anima): ...
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