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And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. [Jeremiah 29:13 KJV] John Calvin says the following on the above text : This then is the reason why the Prophet employs many words on this subject. By the word seek, he means prayers and supplications, as mentioned in the last verse. And Christ also, exhorting his disciples ...


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"To seek God" and "to attain God" is the goal of the Christian life. Benedictines, when admitting a brother into their monastery, first "see whether he really seeketh God" (St. Benedict's Rule ch. 58). Dom Marmion explains what seeking and possessing God means (Christ: The Ideal of the Monk ch. 1 "To Seek God"): What ...


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A common theme emerges from these Protestant / Evangelical articles on "What Does it Mean to Seek God" from 4 well known sources: Christianity.com, Desiring God, gotquestions.org, Crosswalk. My answer is based on those articles, primarily using John Piper's (Reformed) 2009 article What Does It Mean to Seek the Lord? WHAT are we seeking? God's ...


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The two concepts can be contrasted in this way. Religion is about being seen and admired by men and relationship is about being known and loved by God. God complained about religiosity in Isaiah 29:13. The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on ...


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A basic premise of Christianity is that an evil one tempted through deception; the first woman fell for it, her husband chose to go along with her, and thus the evil of sin and deception began to grow and spread, like a cancer, as more and more people were born and found themselves imperfect sinners who could not relate to God without him taking the ...


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Is there a standard definition of the word 'miracle' in Christianity? There is probably no one standard definition for the word miracle; at least not for what constitutes a miracle in itself because of the fact that Christians can not always agree on to what is a miracle. For example, Catholics believe that the act of consecration of bread and wine at every ...


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Obviously the definitions will vary wildly depending on who you ask, but there are are baseline definitions that most will agree on. Catholic Answers (which strictly adheres to the Catechism of the Catholic Church) defines a miracle as an extraordinary sensible effect wrought by God that surpasses the power and order of created nature. This seems to be a ...


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Jesus taught how to identify a relationship with God. At Matthew 7:22,23, he said: Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you workers of lawlessness!’ Evidently, Jesus expected that some ...


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Matthew 7:21-23 (NIV): Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart ...


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Being Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction. Deus Caritas Est - Pope Benedict XVI As a sinful person, I entirely understand this "encounter" mentality that Pope Benedict was getting at, the encounter is so very important. ...


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What makes the Christian relationship with God special and unique? Only Christianity understands God as Trinity. A short answer is that Christian relationship with God is participating in the Trinitarian love within the Godhead, re-produced in our relationship with our neighbors, thus imitating Christ's love to the Father and the Father's love to Christ. ...


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Relating "Python" to a Mexican spirit is really stretching it. "Terminate and Stay Resident" is simply Microsoft's version of the traditional "fork off and die" method for detaching processes from their parent processes. There is no reason to think it is related to a game company (one that actually competes with MS), simply ...


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How should Christian coders relate to software that can be seen as inadvertently demonic (as opposed to intentionally demonic, e.g. "Diablo"), and obedience to God and not defiling oneself in the biblical sense? I'm going to answer by first analyzing the usage of names/brands, then incorporating it into morality. About human-made names / brands By ...


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The formulation of this question is a faulty generalization: it is not because some software project names that get inspiration from mythologies that all software naming is of such nature. A few examples: Lotus, Excel, Perl, C-Sharp, PHP, Node, Dart, Go, UnReal,.... In addition, Those who don't believe in magic or magic persons (God/gods/spirits/demons/...


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Christians have felt uncomfortable about nomenclature before. George Fox, the founder of the Quaker movement (which today is a very different thing to the way in which George Fox lived and worshipped) disliked having to state the days of the week and months of the year as he felt their origin was heathen and idolatrous, related to Roman and Greek 'deities'. ...


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The biblical principle that applies to all Christians is that whatever does not come from faith [in God and in Christ Jesus] is sin (Romans 14:23). The work we do, the way we spend our leisure time, the manner in which we interact with other people should reflect the faith and the hope we have in our Lord and Saviour. This honours God and is a witness to ...


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I've always been led to understand that both are pronounced the same, however, in song, it is easier and gives more projection to put emphasis on the 'h'. It actually makes sense to me but hey!


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