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Are there modern cases (1900 - present) of heavenly visitations recognized and endorsed by a denomination?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has several cases of heavenly visitations that are recognized and endorsed, but only one comes to mind that is after 1900 (doesn't explicitly state ...
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Are there modern cases (1900 - present) of heavenly visitations recognized and endorsed by a denomination?

About the experience At the outset, denominations would not automatically say that these experiences have no value to the people who experience them, but that they should be careful on how to ...
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How did people know that their visions of God were not false before the Bible was as a book compiled?

The first means is fulfilled prophecy. Methusaleh's name was a prophecy: it means "When he dies, it will come". The year he died, the flood of Noah arrived. God told Abraham that he would have a ...
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As a Catholic, am I obliged to believe in visions and saints?

The Church distinguishes between two ways God has spoken to the world: the "public revelation" beginning with the Old Testament prophets and culminating in the life of Jesus, and the "private ...
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Is there any Scriptural support for claims about Jesus appearing to Muslims in dreams and visions?

Nowhere in the Bible will you read of any prophecy about Jesus appearing to Muslims in dreams and visions. Perhaps that’s because Islam (and Muslims) did not exist till the 7th century. https://en....
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Will God give us the gift of vision, dream, and prophecy if we request Him?

First a point of clarifications: In the widest sense, pentecostalism is the belief that there is a second, post-regeneration experience called the baptism with the Holy Ghost usually through the ...
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Does the Catholic Church have to submit to an approved private revelation?

No, the Church does not have to submit to private revelation, even if they are approved and are deemed worthy of belief. Private revelation is outside the deposit of faith and thus the Catholic ...
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Are there modern cases (1900 - present) of heavenly visitations recognized and endorsed by a denomination?

The Fatima visionaries had a vision of hell in 1917, but not as far as I remember, of heaven. You can read about the apparitions in detail here on fatima.org St. Faustina in 1936 had a vision of ...
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Are there modern cases (1900 - present) of heavenly visitations recognized and endorsed by a denomination?

If this was an account of Paul's own experience, then he kept quiet about it (at least in epistular form) . . . . for fourteen years. Presumably, such persons as are suited to such experiences are, ...
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Is the Westminster Confession's doctrine of Sola Scriptura incompatible with private revelations?

Yes. 1 Corinthians and other New Testament letters speak of spiritual gifts, some of which are private revelations, such as dreams, visions, prophecies, and words of knowledge. That is in Scripture. ...
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Are there any instances in the Old Testament of a person receiving genuine visions, and then later turning to lies and fabricating visions?

Sometimes the lie in the mouth of a prophet comes from the Lord: But Micaiah said, “As the LORD lives, what the LORD says to me, that I will speak.”  And when he had come to the king, the king said ...
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In Scripture - Was Prophecy That was Spoken in Good Faith, ever Corrected?

The example that comes to mind is in Acts chapter 21. The context is, Paul is traveling to Jerusalem, where he knows he will be imprisoned. We sought out the disciples there and stayed with them ...
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According to Catholicism how does a person discriminate between hearing the true word of God versus a hallucination or a demon?

Private Revelations and the Discernment of Spirits? I am aware that this is a long post, but Fr.William Most does a very thorough job on this subject and it would be best to let him explain things ...
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Is there any Scriptural support for claims about Jesus appearing to Muslims in dreams and visions?

The obvious one is the conversion of Saul of Tarsus, as he set forth on the road to Damascus to persecute Christians. He was interrupted by a vision in which Jesus reprimanded him, and ended up ...
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What is the Christian understanding of the vision of Obadiah?

On 14th December 2002 I took shorthand notes of a lecture on the book of Obadiah, given by John L. Mackay. He was a graduate of Glasgow, Oxford and London universities, and became an internationally ...
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What is the Christian understanding of the vision of Obadiah?

Historical Overview: The Edomites were descendants of Esau, the twin brother of Jacob and grandson of Abraham. In the fifth century B.C., a people called the Nabateans defeated the Edomites and ...
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What is the exact nature of Aquinas's private revelation of Jesus to him?

What is the exact nature of Aquinas's private revelation of Jesus to him? It seems evident that this was a corporal vision and not a intellectual vision or imaginative vision. It certainly was not the ...
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Is the Westminster Confession's doctrine of Sola Scriptura incompatible with private revelations?

While the Westminster Confession was written before the Pentecostal movement arose, I was interested to learn that there was a contemporary movement claiming direct revelations from the Holy Spirit, ...
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Are there verifiable written reports of Christians praying to God about recent events and receiving supernatural knowledge?

A magazine called Prophecy Today had an editorial in its August/September 1990 issue that may fit the bill. I could not find any denominational ‘tag’ for the magazine but I suppose the article writers ...
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Are there verifiable written reports of Christians praying to God about recent events and receiving supernatural knowledge?

In July, 1989, I traveled to Urbana, Illinois for the Association of Church Mission Committees conference. I attended a lecture by Professor Joseph Tson, an exiled pastor from Romania. During his talk,...
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Are there any documented cases of prophecies, dreams or visions (Joel 2) in modern times (1900 - present) that are endorsed by a denomination?

Yes, there are, and many books have been written about such modern-day prophecies, dreams or visions. But a difficulty is in stating specific denominations that endorse individual ones. There are a ...
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Are there any documented cases of prophecies, dreams or visions (Joel 2) in modern times (1900 - present) that are endorsed by a denomination?

The Bible speaks plainly about how to “validate” a genuine prophecy, dream or vision. First, it must come to pass, but also, it must not promote false worship or detract from the word of God: If a ...
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Are there any documented cases of prophecies, dreams or visions (Joel 2) in modern times (1900 - present) that are endorsed by a denomination?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believes in modern revelation; the church sustains its leaders (the First Presidency & the Quorum of the 12 Apostles) as prophets, seers, and ...
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Is there any Scriptural support for claims about Jesus appearing to Muslims in dreams and visions?

Is there any Scriptural support for claims about Jesus appearing to Muslims in dreams and visions? Just as Lesley mentioned in her excellent response that ”nowhere in the Bible will you read of any ...
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How did people know that their visions of God were not false before the Bible was as a book compiled?

I looked at many Christian apologist websites, like GotQuestions, which states that anybody who claims to see God can have their claims evaluated by Scripture. So far so good, but how would people ...
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Does the Pope talk with God?

But does the Pope directly talk with God or the Virgin Mary? Or, does he do it in any other, not-direct, way? First, notice that God is Trinitarian, so anyone "speaking" to God must speak to one of ...
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