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Under the laws of which regime was Jesus sentenced to death on the cross?

Under the laws of which regime was Jesus sentenced to death on the cross? The Jews tried to condemn Jesus to death for breaking their own religious laws. But Pilate initially rebuffed them saying: “...
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What is the Biblical basis for civil disobedience, by not wearing a mask in the midst of COVID-19, despite health department rules?

I think the difference between Paul's exhortation to obey civil authorities by paying taxes in Romans and the type of civil disobedience MLK partook in, is that paying taxes to the govt does not ...
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How do the Seventh Day Adventist approach Old Testament laws?

We Seventh Day Adventists distinguish between three different kinds of laws in the Bible: Moral laws. Ceremonial laws. We also believe that there were laws in the OT specific to Israel as a nation. ...
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According to Protestantism, are we saved by faith into a repentance of law-following?

Although it is true that Christians believe salvation comes through faith in Jesus Christ, it is not true that Christians believe they are under the Mosaic Law. Jesus came to fulfil the Law and has ...
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According to Catholicism, is it sinful to physically harm abortion doctors to prevent them from performing abortions?

Ends do not justify means. It is never permissible to do evil so that good may come about: "let us not do evil that there may come good" (Rom. 3:8). Sin sometimes must be tolerated in order ...
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If and When a Catholic Priest May Reveal Something from a Penitent's Confession

If and When a Priest May Reveal Something from a Penitent's Confession? A priest may ask the penitent to seek advice from another confessor. However the identity of the penitent must never be ...
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Why don't many Christians follow this: " For all the law is fulfilled in one word... Love thy neighbour as thyself." - Galatians 5:14

I see that this question has already accepted an answer, but the comments suggest that some concerns still remain, so I'll attempt to provide an answer that fills in these gaps. I would think that ...
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Is the King James Bible banned in China?

Q – Is the King James Bible banned in China? A – It would seem that the King James Bible is not banned - yet. However, as part of a longstanding effort to limit the influence of Christianity in China, ...
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Why don't many Christians follow this: " For all the law is fulfilled in one word... Love thy neighbour as thyself." - Galatians 5:14

Jesus said: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important commandment. The second is like it: Love your neighbour as ...
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Does a legal compilation of all laws included in the New Testament exist?

When a Pharisee asked Jesus which is the greatest commandment in the Law, Jesus said this: Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all ...
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Why did St. Paul treat himself as not under the law?

I consulted the Encyclopedia of Theology, a Concise Sacramentum Mundi edited by Karl Rahner, and found a section headed ‘The Law in Paul’. Herein is found the answer to your question, and I now simply ...
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Was It Possible or Not To Keep the Law of Moses?

You should notice the context of the verse you quote (Deuteronomy 30:11), because it comes after this: These are the words of the covenant, which the Lord commanded Moses to make with the children of ...
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What is the process of deposing an Orthodox Patriarch as head of their particular Orthodox Church?

Similarly to my answer on In the Eastern Orthodox tradition, is it possible to laicize a bishop?, I believe it would take a Holy Synod–either of fellow bishops in their jurisdiction, or by other ...
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How do Catholic scholars explain Gal 2: 21 against the backdrop of Mtt 5: 17-18?

Although not strictly a Catholic Church Scholar point of view, Paul was not contradicting Jesus' statement. To understand, one has to understand the contrast, what the point of the Law was and how to ...
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What was the Law of God Before Moses and How was It Disseminated?

In addition to the commands given to Adam and Noah, we have the book of Job. Many believe that Job lived between Abraham and Moses, and that Moses or Joshua wrote that book down. Job is filled with ...
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Do Deuteronomy 29:29 and Isaiah 59:21 teach that the Mosaic law was meant to be followed forever?

Young's Literal Translation renders both expressions above as 'to the age' indicating that the Hebrew does not express a future eternity but a prolonged situation as long as time lasts. The New ...
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Is the Pope allowed to notarize various Vatican documents?

Is the Pope allowed to notarize various Vatican documents? As the Head of State of Holy See (Vatican), the pope can notarize various documents within the Vatican, especially Papal Documents written ...
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How do the Seventh Day Adventist approach Old Testament laws?

First, about the dietary guidelines: they are based on Genesis, not Leviticus; in other words, they don't stop at Moses, but rather go all the way back to Eden. Adventists don't follow any of the ...
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How do the Seventh Day Adventist approach Old Testament laws?

Seventh Day Adventists's do not base their teachings on health on OT laws. They do, however, generally follow the concept of clean and unclean meat found in Leviticus, if they are Omnivores. Those ...
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How do Catholics view the role of conscience in determing morals?

In order to answer this question, it is necessary to understand precisely what is meant by “conscience” and its relationship to human acts (that is, those actions that can be qualified as morally ...
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What is the difference between commandments, testimonies, statutes, precepts, judgements, and law?

I also am trying to understand these Biblical terms. I have not found an article at Chabad.org, which is my usual go-to in matters of Old Testament. From what I have found thus far: I believe, "Law" ...
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What did Jesus mean by asking `what do you read in the law' in Lk 10:26?

There is no dispute between the two main pedigrees of Greek manuscripts as to what Jesus asked, exactly. He had just been asked what needed to be done to inherit eternal life. Jesus responded by ...
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Why did St. Paul treat himself as not under the law?

Answer Summary I believe this answer is applicable to both Protestants and Catholics and the answer is rather obvious when examining the larger contexts of both passages that: As a Christian he no ...
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What is the Biblical basis for civil disobedience, by not wearing a mask in the midst of COVID-19, despite health department rules?

Caveat: I strongly agree with wearing masks, and my own church continues to do so even though it is not required where I live. I am attempting to write this answer based on what I have heard from ...
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Is "the law of faith" in Romans 3:27 the same as "the law of the Spirit" in Romans 8:2? If not, are they still linked?

In Romans 3:27 Paul contrasts the 'law of works' with 'the law of faith'. Since works are not required by the law of faith (because it is of faith) therefore works are excluded. For if boasting is ...
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Is there any consensus about what constitutes law (requirements for salvation) after Christ?

Is there any common consensus among Christian denominations about what constitutes law (as applies to Christians) in the post-Christ era? Your research is accurate; Roman Catholics and Protestants (...
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How do Catholic scholars explain Gal 2: 21 against the backdrop of Mtt 5: 17-18?

Paul wasn't downplaying the Law. He was responding to those that were "upplaying" it. Compare these two scriptures with getting a university degree and winning a Nobel prize in physics. ...
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Does the Catholic Church Promulgate Anything Specific Regarding Priests and Firearms?

In canon law, under book II, part I, chapter III, you can find the obligations and rights of clerics. You can find a few canons that you can interpret in the light of this question: Can. 282 §1. ...
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Do Catholic Priests Make Yearly Visits to Households Anymore?

Do Priests Make Yearly Visits to Households Anymore? Some priests still do this. It is one of those things most priests do not do because of the lack priests nowadays. Priests have huge parishes and ...
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Is "illicit" the same as "sinful"?

"Illicit" is a term of Canon Law. ILLICIT That which is unlawful, or contrary to established prescriptions, but not necessarily invalid. Thus, according to ecclesiastical law many elements ...
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