GratefulDisciple
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Why doesn't dispensationalism identify a dispensation focused on David?
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Dispensation can be understood as "a distinctive arrangement or period in history that forms the framework through which God relates to mankind". Under both the Judges and the monarchy period (...

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Does Pope Francis' rewording on the subject of capital punishment in the Catechism trump those of Pope John Paul II's encyclical Evangelium vitae?
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Does Pope Francis' rewording on the subject of capital punishment in the Catechism trump those of Pope John Paul II's encyclical Evangelium vitae? The short answer is no, but Pope Francis ...

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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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Does Judah's betrayal to Jesus have something to do with Judah's betrayal to Jehovah in OT (Jeremiah 2:23?)
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No. Despite the names "Judas" and "Judah" being derived from the same Hebrew word "Yehudah", the OT prophecy predicting Judas's betrayal with 30 pieces of silver came from Zech 11:12-13. Read the ...

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Where did Martin Luther say
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It's in Luther's Explanation of the Lord's Prayer, Sixth Petition ("And lead us not into temptation"), paragraph 161. Sample collection that includes the work is Luther on Christian Education, 1907, ...

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Reiterating John 3:16, as in its whole meaning…
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thank you for your questions. Yes, God is wonderfully merciful, loving, and generous. He is hurting a lot when his children go astray and hurt themselves, because He wants his children to be happy, ...

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How do Protestants interpret Ezekiel 18:20-32?
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To the ORIGINAL audience while Ezekiel was still living, the new covenant has not yet come. So the operative covenant here was still the Mosaic law. The new heart has just been promised, but because ...

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Why is Christianity considered a monotheistic religion?
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Ray has given the first part answer to the question, but OP is waiting for the second part. This is a really great answer. Unfortunately I phrased my question as two parts and the responses here ...

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What is the basis of my fractured understanding of "Sola Scriptura"?
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I'm adding another answer because I cannot find 3 critical elements that could have explained further the Protestants' insistence of "sola scriptura". Firstly, it's never about JUST personal ...

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Why didn't C.S. Lewis convert to Catholicism?
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But in general, we like him, so why didn't he like us? In addition to the quotes from the obvious books to consult C. S. Lewis and the Catholic Church and C.S. Lewis and the Church of Rome, an ...

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How did Karl Barth justify his relationship with Charlotte von Kirschbaum?
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A 2017 Christianity Today article about this very issue was written by Mark Galli shortly after his own Karl Barth biography was published. As curiousdannii suspected, he did use dialectical tension ...

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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 come Good and Evil fruit brought from same tree of knowledge in the garden of Eden?
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Both DJClayworth and www.gffg.info already pointed out: 1.) The tree in Genesis 3 doesn't bring good or evil but the knowledge of good and evil. 2.) The usage of tree in Matthew 7:15-19 is a ...

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Was the Apostle John's exile a major hardship?
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From Lexham Bible Dictionary entry on Patmos: PATMOS (Πάτμος, Patmos). A small island in the Aegean Sea off the southwest coast of Asia Minor (Rev 1:9). According to a tradition preserved by ...

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How did the original texts of the Creed relate Pilate to Jesus' Passion?
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I found an excellent article showing the precursors of the Apostle's creed with translations in the original Greek, Latin, and English. It appears that the Pontius Pilate reference was unchanged, and ...

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How can apologists argue that if Jesus did not rise again then Christianity and the Church would not have lasted, when other religions have?
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Each religion has a certain fundamental logic, which once discredited it cannot recover. For Judaism it is the belief that the creator God upholds his Abrahamic covenant with Abraham's descendants. ...

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Did reformation leaders throw out the Summa Theologica?
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I found what maybe the perfect journal article that addresses your question: McNeill, John T. “Natural Law in the Teaching of the Reformers.” The Journal of Religion, vol. 26, no. 3, 1946, pp. 168–182....

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Contemporary Catholic views on music in the Church: is music for God or for the people?
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I'd like to add a few comments to Geremia's excellent answer. I was an organist myself, but the church that my family attends now uses contemporary worship and unfortunately classical music isn't ...

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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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The New Perspective on Paul and the Christ Followers Self Understanding
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First, thank you very much for posing the questions so well. I am also in the process of re-interpreting the letters of Paul in light of NPP for my own personal theology and spiritual application. ...

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Question about nativity and timelines
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We need to realize that the Gospels are NOT modern biography, but theological writings showing how Jesus was God's NEXT ACT in the history of the redemption of Israel and the Gentiles. So the ...

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Does the Catholic Church consider Constantine's vision of "by this symbol conquer" to be from God?
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This is not strictly answering your question (posed as how the Catholic Church considers the vision), but I'll just throw it in just in case this can add value. This is considering from Constantine's ...

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How do Catholics respond to claims that Christianity was paganised by the Roman Empire?
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Let's set the stage by reviewing how Catholic Answers (a popular Catholic apologist website) answers the claim: https://www.catholic.com/magazine/online-edition/how-to-answer-the-charge-catholicism-is-...

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Why did the Catholic Church adopt the use of Latin, the language of the crucifiers of Jesus?
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Just like English, French, and German are the languages of choice in Protestant seminaries starting in the 19th centuries because the scholars speak those languages, the Western half of the Roman ...

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What is the basis for the Christadelphian belief that Satan is not a personal being?
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The following paragraphs are copied from http://www.religioustolerance.org/chr_delp.htm which in turn cited the page titled "What Christadelphians believe about the Devil" at the ...

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Regarding doubt, how do we apply Romans 14 in difficult situations?
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I find Anchor Yale Bible Commentary (AYBC) on Rom 14:23 quite helpful. "But the one who has doubts is already condemned if he eats." The "weak" Christian, who has not yet acquired the inner ...

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