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What facts determine which Bible translation should be chosen?

Is it correct that there are different English translations of the Bible? And different publishers, different editions, or prints? Yes. Even normal books sometimes have multiple editions. Books which ...
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Refutation of Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All (David Fitzgerald)

Fitzgerald's arguments are not academically accepted, even by fellow atheists : Fitzgerald also charges that there is no physical archaeological evidence for Jesus. But this is unproblematic because ...
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People connected to Jesus

Polycarp's only surviving writing is his Epistle to the Philippians, and the focus of his epistle is teaching the gospel rather than talking about himself. We can glean much about Polycarp's beliefs ...
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What facts determine which Bible translation should be chosen?

Originally, the Bible was written in the common language of the people at that time. With regard to English translations, there is a bewildering array to choose from! Choosing a Bible translation ...
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Refutation of Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All (David Fitzgerald)

I'm not going to answer the Question, per se. Instead, I'm going to go a step beyond Ray's Answer and respond to some of the absurd allegations being made by the OP in comments. As these are ...
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The "inside out" problem of creation. Does it have a solution?

God is necessarily outside of time, space and matter, as I think I prove in this answer: HOW does the existence of the Universe make those who do not worship God to be "without excuse"? When ...
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How Did the Earliest Church Define Salvation?

This is all I could glean from "scholarly sources" about this matter. First, under the heading "Biblical Concept of Salvation", this Catholic source shows a change in view after ...
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Refutation of Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All (David Fitzgerald)

(I'd normally not post an answer to this kind of question, but since there already is an answer, and since I seem to have already been answering the question in the comments, …) This book really doesn'...
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Are there any estimates as to how many people witnessed the crucifixion of 'Christ'?

Are there any estimates as to how many people witnessed the crucifixion of 'Christ? Impossible to say. St. John tells us that Golgatha was near the city of Jerusalem. 20 Many of the Jews read this ...
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What facts determine which Bible translation should be chosen?

My aim for this answer is to be applicable to ALL Christian denominations and theologies on offer today, so it can be a starting point for you to choose. I also aim for objectivity by limiting myself ...
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Jesus Christ as "supervisor of superintelligence" - title, feast and practical pastoral consequences?

Jesus Christ as "supervisor of superintelligence" - title, feast and practical pastoral consequences? The Catholic Church is not in the habit of creating feasts in the manner you are ...
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What are scholarly books for and against the historicity of the resurrection of Jesus?

The best scholarly book to consult on whether Jesus was raised from the dead or not, would be one written by eyewitnesses to his resurrection, also explaining from their pens how they refuted the ...
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What help exists to help a LCMS Lutheran deal with homosexuality?

About your fear of talking to your pastor, please be aware that most conservative Christian denominations advocate to love and minister to believers struggling with sexual orientation and gender ...
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Transcript of This Ven. Fulton Sheen Talk on the Christian Laity?

You may find the transcript of the audio at the Fulton Sheen Bible Studies: Lesson 27 – Confirmation.
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Are there any estimates as to how many people witnessed the crucifixion of 'Christ'?

There are two answers so far, both are good, and each has a very different number, both of which could be right. One first needs to know how common crucifixion was in that time and place. If it was ...
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How Did the Earliest Church Define Salvation?

Acts 2:47 says : " And the Lord added to the church day by day, those who were being saved ". As such, joining the church itself meant that one was saved. On my side of the planet, converts ...
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What facts determine which Bible translation should be chosen?

There are many English translations. Many of them are available online free at Bible Gateway. What you find on the cover can range from "Holy Bible" to "New International Version" ...
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The "inside out" problem of creation. Does it have a solution?

As much as I hate the simulation hypothesis (it contains a lot of anti-Christian implications), I think that framework can be helpful in trying to address some of the concerns here. Imagine that ...
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The "inside out" problem of creation. Does it have a solution?

Note: This answer is just a skeleton, but I want to develop this answer further based on your feedback, so I know I'm not going off a tangent or addressing another issue. You're not new to ...
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What is the source of this Christmas Eve meditation?

A Christmas Meditation Here follows a little more complete version of the text for your meditation: Night has fallen; the clear, bright stars are sparkling in the cold air; noisy, strident voices ...
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Has any comparative study been made on Jewish and Islamic perceptions of Christianity?

My previous answer touched on how Rabbinic Judaism views Islam and Christianity. You have now asked for the Islamic perception of Christianity, and how they stand against Talmudic viewpoints. Talmud ...
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Has any comparative study been made on Jewish and Islamic perceptions of Christianity?

Introduction: It was not until the Middle Ages that the status of Christianity (and of Islam) as a rival religion was considered from the Jewish point of view. Today, on the scholarly level, there ...
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Are there relatively recently published books with testimonies illustrating how the Father and the Son reveal themselves, according to John 14:21-23?

I do think the answer is the same as the answer given to the question you linked to. The Father and Son manifest themselves as a transformative presence in the life of the believer. Their presence is ...
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Where to find the canons of the Carthaginian Council of 397?

Is this what you are looking for? https://archive.org/details/acts-of-the-council-of-carthage-397-and-council-of-hippo-393-v-1-2022/page/22/mode/2up
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What facts determine which Bible translation should be chosen?

There are several established English translations of the Bible. These are sometimes called "versions" or "editions". I disagree with this, because usually people who translate the ...
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The "inside out" problem of creation. Does it have a solution?

The semi-science fiction novella Flatland (written by a pastor I believe, and therefore sort of worth mentioning on this site) does a good job of illustrating what it means to be an upper-dimensional ...
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How Did the Earliest Church Define Salvation?

How Did the Earliest Church Define Salvation? 15 Certain people came down from Judea to Antioch and were teaching the believers: “Unless you are circumcised, according to the custom taught by Moses, ...
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Are there any estimates as to how many people witnessed the crucifixion of 'Christ'?

Roman Practice We know from the habit of Emperor Nero that he delighted in lining the roadways with crucified or staked Christians and setting them on fire. And it was a practice of the Roman ...
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Are there any estimates as to how many people witnessed the crucifixion of 'Christ'?

We need to differentiate between 'witnessing something' and 'looking at ' it with the mindset of a passerby. Public execution has always been a subject of curiosity among the onlookers, even if the ...
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What help exists to help a LCMS Lutheran deal with homosexuality?

I am an LCMS Lutheran who came out two years ago. I am in my 40’s. I understand your difficulties. I do want say having support is important. There is a group of us out there who call ourselves Side B....
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