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Are there any atheists in the Bible?

In addition to the other excellent answers, it should also be noted that the Epicurean philosophers, mentioned in Acts 17:18, were in essence atheists. They did not believe in God or gods who ...
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Why has the Church of Scotland lost 1 million followers since 2001?

Separately from the government-run censuses (2001, 2011, 2022) there have been privately run church censuses in Scotland asking for figures direct from churches. The last one was 2016. This looks at ...
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Why has the Church of Scotland lost 1 million followers since 2001?

There is indeed a general tendency in Scotland as in the rest of Western Europe, that many people's lifestyles, values and self-identity changed as society around them changed, which lead to spending ...
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Why has the Church of Scotland lost 1 million followers since 2001?

It would be good if the Church of Scotland stated itself what it understood the reasons to be. As the 2024 General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has just finished, I looked at their web-site. See ...
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Why has the Church of Scotland lost 1 million followers since 2001?

I left the Church of Scotland in 1966 at the age of fifteen because I was receiving no teaching about Jesus Christ and the Gospel. My father was the minister. And both his father and grandfather had ...
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Why has the Church of Scotland lost 1 million followers since 2001?

The Church of Scotland has been losing members since its peak in 1957 with 63%.1 It's probably general apathy/secularism. This article states A tide has to be turned because a generation of people ...
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Where did St. Catherine of Siena say "Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring."?

St. Catherine discussed the topic of endurance passim in her letters (esp. vol. 3 & 4 of the Engl. transl.), but nothing that says anything about achieving "great things", but enduring ...
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Has Protestant Christianity established a list of essential attributes defining a "personal relationship" between a human and God?

Last question first. (1) Is there an establish list of essential attributes in Protestant Christianity defining a 'personal relationship' between a human and God? Since Protestantism consists of a ...
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Has the LDS Church established a list of essential attributes defining a "personal relationship" between a human and God?

Yes, though most of it is awareness and communication focused and there is the added complexity of long distance relationship thrown in. Below are several articles with lists on how to build a ...
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Has Protestant Christianity established a list of essential attributes defining a "personal relationship" between a human and God?

It has been my observation and experience that the concept of a "personal relationship" with God, as it is often preached today, is a thing born out of the Revivalist movement. It centers ...
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Has Protestant Christianity established a list of essential attributes defining a "personal relationship" between a human and God?

You're right that relationships with both humans and God involve awareness and communication, but saying it's fundamental that relationships need interactivity beyond communication betrays a quite ...
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Has Catholicism established a list of essential attributes defining a "personal relationship" between a human and God?

Instead of "personal relationship" (a commonly used Protestant phrase), Catholics would say "friendship" or "charity". John 15:15: I will not now call you servants: […] ...
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Hugh of Saint-Cher's complete Bible commentary (Postillæ in totam Bibliam)?

I don't think there is any English translation of the whole thing, just quotes here and there in other works. The Latin text of his Postilla (8 vols. in folio. Venetiis:1703) can be conveniently ...
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Help locating this reference to St. Augustine?

In Epistolam Ioannis ad Parthos tractatus decem (= Homilies on the First Epistle of John) contains only 10 (decem) treatises, so the reference is probably to the treatise with Roman numeral "ii&...
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Why do Old-Earth Creationists and Theistic Evolutionists reject (purported) scientific evidences for a young Earth?

I find the following model instructive. God reveals truth through (at least) 3 means: The prophetic channel of revelation. Inspiration given through an authorized spokesperson intended for a larger ...
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The Fourth Lateran Council on Conscience

The expression “quidquid fit contra conscientiam, aedificat ad gehennam” is not from the Fourth Lateran Council, as Gousset claims, but rather from Pope Innocent III in a letter he wrote in 1201 to ...
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Why do Old-Earth Creationists and Theistic Evolutionists reject (purported) scientific evidences for a young Earth?

To put it simply, because none of those scientific evidences are remotely compelling. All ten of these examples are, at best, things which surprise scientists. They are by no means sufficient to ...
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