GratefulDisciple
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Is abortion okay, if the mother's life is at risk, according to Catholicism?
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In Catholic morality, abortion is always wrong. Another principle is that intention is primary: it's about saving lives. When in saving the mother's life and reasonable care has been done for the ...

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Did God change from a wrathful God to a loving God between Old Testament and New Testament?
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If you read the whole Bible from Genesis to Revelation, you'll notice: God's consistent character, who is compassionate and merciful to those who love and fear Him but who pours out His wrath to ...

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Why don’t Christians accept Muhammad as the true prophet?
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I would like to take a more conciliatory approach to answer this question by starting with some common grounds that Islam has with Christianity about Jesus: That Jesus historically existed That Jesus ...

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What is the theological significance of the label "Christian", according to evangelicals?
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How Evangelicals use the label "Christian" for self-definition and for certifying others In the absence of an independent arbitrator that governs who can label themselves "Christian&...

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Did God the Son become flesh?
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"God the Son" as the 2nd person of the Trinity The construct "God the Son" is the name for the 2nd person of the Trinity, referring to Jesus. The concept of Trinity itself grew in the early church ...

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How do Christians who reject pre-fall death reconcile their views with the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event (66 million years ago)?
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Those creationist Christians typically place the "extinction event" in Noah's day, thus long after the fall of the historic Adam. An example is from the well-known Young Earth model defender,...

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Resurrection and Deuteronomy 13
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For mainstream Christian denominations (including Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, mainline Protestants, and Evangelicals), Resurrection is NOT the key to Jesus's identity. Rather, the resurrection ...

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How do Cessationists respond to "the counterfeit proves the real" argument?
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To make your syllogism more obvious for the Cessationists's argument, switch: "Satan or his demons" to "Elvis impersonators" "Godly version of X" to "Real Elvis ...

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What was the language that Enoch spoke and did the Book of Enoch get written 3000 years BC is there any proof or carbon dating of that?
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Just because it's called the Book of Enoch doesn't mean it's written by him. It's considered one of Pseudopigraphical book, literally "false attribution" (See: Pseudepigrapha (Wikipedia). ...

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Why is faith the quality that God chooses to reward?
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Clarifying righteousness First, let's review the Biblical meaning of righteousness. The first paragraph of the Righteousness article of Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology edited by ...

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What have Christians taught during past plagues and pandemics?
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Christianity Has Been Handling Epidemics for 2000 Years The March 13 2020 Foreign Policy newspaper has this article Christianity Has Been Handling Epidemics for 2000 Years listing several examples ...

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Was Constantine The Great a Nicene Christian?
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This answer is based on the following 3 resources I found: A 2015 article Was Constantine the Great Baptized An Arian? A 2012 paper The Spread Out of Arianism. A Critical Analysis of the Arian ...

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What are the predominant Christian views on whether Jesus had to specifically die by crucifixion? Could he have chosen another kind of death?
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I am mostly familiar with the evangelical perspective, which I think is shared with mainstream Protestant denominations, since they all rely on Bible evidence alone (instead of relying on the writings ...

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According to the Catholic Church, is belief in trinitarianism required for salvation?
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According to the Catholic Church, is belief in trinitarianism required for salvation? Most certainly yes, as from even before the Nicene creed was formulated, candidates for baptism were required to ...

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When is it morally acceptable to lie?
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The 9th commandment (Ex 20:16) is about being a false witness (perjury) which implicates others to be judged guilty in a court setting. The commandment does not prohibit all types of lying. Being a ...

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What is the appeal of John Piper (Desiring God Ministries)?
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I can understand your question. I may not agree with John Piper all the time, but when I would like a 21st century Reformed position on an issue or a Bible verse interpretation, especially when there ...

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According to Catholic Bioethics are mRNA vaccines a transhumanist slippery slope?
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Short answer By its very mechanism, mRNA technology cannot alter our DNA, but an entirely different technology can, such as CRISPR which is a candidate to make mankind resistant chromosomally. ...

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Are there theological explanations for why God allowed ambiguity to exist in Scripture?
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Why God allows ambiguities and what He does to help us Most denominations hold that the Holy Spirit inspires not only the Biblical book authors but also the Individual Bible reader, and/or the ...

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From a trinitarian perspective, how do you biblically reconcile Jesus dying and Jesus being God?
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The Doctrinal Position Trinitarian position usually includes the doctrine of Jesus's having two natures in one person (Hypostatic Union). Armed with both the doctrine of Trinity and the Hypostatic ...

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Is Ezekiel 29 a failed prophecy?
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What you have missed is conceiving Egypt as maintaining a substantial continuity as a kingdom beyond the last native ruler of Egypt (Nectanebo II). But that's not what happened. Although around 525 ...

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Who first compared the Trinity to a musical triad?
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Short Answer: Johannes Lippius (1585-1612), a German Protestant theologian, philosopher, composer, and music theorist, who also coined the term "harmonic triad" as a set of three notes ...

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Why was Jesus not welcomed and carefully tested by the Jews if they were (and are) actually waiting for Messiah?
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He was tested The Jews living in the time of Jesus did try to discern whether Jesus was the real Messiah that they had been yearning for, because they disliked living under Roman rule and wanted to ...

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Cardinal Cajetan and Martin Luther
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I found this paper "Cajetan and Luther: Revisiting the Roots of a Schism" written by Dr. Adam Cooper, a Lutheran pastor turned Catholic, who has a repository of his academic papers here. The paper ...

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How do Trinitarians understand what Jesus said in the garden of Gethsemane?
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John McKinley, biblical and theological studies professor at Biola University, wrote a 2013 article that addresses your question: You Asked: Does Gethsemane Separate the Trinity?. The key concept to ...

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What is the biblical basis for Jesus' eternal pre-existence (as opposed to having been created a long time ago)?
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I have practically answered this question here with this argument: We can reformulate the question as: what is the Biblical basis for the Nicene interpretation of the Pre-existence of Christ doctrine?...

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Can a Catholic cite a religion as a reason for not doing something even if that thing isn't officially prohibited by the Church?
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This is a legitimate question, but the answer cannot be generalized as the question wishes it, because each case is different (see points of consideration #1, #2 and #4 below). Sample Case For the ...

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If you believe that Messiah Jesus is a human being what logic you have to guess that he could be a God or son of God?
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The Christian logic is that God (Allah) incarnated into a baby that was miraculously conceived within Maryam's womb without sexual intercourse, a doctrine called the Virgin Birth. While being Jesus, ...

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What reasons do Catholics have for believing Jesus is God?
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Right expectation of reason & practical use of the Trinity Aquinas's 5 ways is like a lens for reason to apprehend God as much as we are allowed to see with our reason alone. The Chesterton's ...

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According to Reformed Theology, why did the 70 Jewish translators include the Apocrypha?
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It is true that the Jews ultimately did not accept the apocryphal books you listed in their canon, in a gradual process over several centuries at least spanning 1st century BC and 1st century AD. ...

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Do the reformed theology adherents believe that a believer should not "converse with" or "pray to" or worship the Holy Spirit?
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Anne's answer covered the reason WHY the Holy Spirit is full Deity in accordance with the Trinitarian doctrine, thus showing that the Holy Spirit is worthy of worship, which the true Reformed ...

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