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In Catharism, did they use as a guide any books of the Bible and if so, which?
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Answer to Questions (based on Wikipedia article section quoted below and Cathar Texts and Rituals) Did the Cathars use as a guide any books of the Bible and if so, which? They only accepted a few of ...

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Do any Christian groups or denominations not see having a definite doctrinal position on God's nature as essential for salvation?
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Summary Answer No. Not, when it comes to the doctrine of God, because from the group's vantage point, that knowledge is essential for salvation and the group's job is to lead you to salvation. ...

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How do Christians justify lack of God's intervention during events where neonates get killed?
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Summary While God does not do miraculous divine intervention in most sufferings it does NOT mean He should do so. What you ask is a theodicy, which many Christians have attempted. In the next ...

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According to Catholicism, what are concrete and practical ways by which Christians can be filled (and stay filled) with the Holy Spirit?
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First, about terminologies In Catholicism the concept of "being filled with the Holy Spirit" in connection with Charismatic's understanding of Baptism with the Holy Spirit or with Eph 5:18 ...

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According to Protestantism, how should Christians "seek" and "find" God?
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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. ...

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Why does bible say we all are sinners?
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Because your question is an overview / introductory question, I will provide a high level overview answer to emphasize the connection among several issues you raised. Although in Christianity there ...

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Mere Christianity Book I Chapters 1 and 2: How would Lewis explain morality being inherently known but also taught?
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The Question How would Lewis explain morality being inherently known but also needing to be taught? C.S. Lewis on Moral Education In his October 2005 Imprimis speech digest C.S. Lewis on Moral ...

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According to Catholics & Protestants, do good people from other religions go to heaven as well? If they do, what's the point in being a Christian?
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Short answer for your updated question from the Inclusivism view What's the inclusivism view? From the book mentioned below: The wideness of God's love and mercy toward sinners is utterly amazing—...

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St. Thomas Aquinas on whether all will die before the Final Judgement?
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Aquinas understood rapture differently than the popular image of dispensational Protestants. As Nathaniel answered in another question What is the Catholic view of the rapture, in his commentary on 1 ...

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What are the differences between a non-Catholic Christian becoming Catholic and a Non-Christian becoming Catholic?
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The main difference are the rite of initiation, the time of reception into full communion, and the sacraments given. A good article is from a Catholic Answers tract: How to Become a Catholic. This ...

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How do Christians who emphasize the "religion vs. relationship" dichotomy respond to claims of "relationship with God" in other religions?
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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 ...

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Does the Origin of Religious Beliefs from Evolution cast doubt on Christian belief?
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A Christian (or more generally, a theistic) response to this claim is to expose the unjustified premise of metaphysical naturalism, a philosophical position which restricts the explanation for human's ...

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Should Christians have a conscience about pagan or idolatrous nomenclature?
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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 ...

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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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Are there published testimonies from Christians who independently discovered the doctrine of the Trinity on their own by just reading the Bible?
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The simple answer is: there are a lot, in the form of Trinitarian theology books published by professional theologians. One example is the 2021 book Contemplating God with the Great Tradition: ...

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Is there a name for a category of Christians who lack a doctrinal position in the debate about God's nature?
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Christians have been around for 2000 years. We would think surely there is already a label out there that answers your question? Short answer: Deist is the closest, with Thomas Jefferson as a famous ...

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According to Trinitarians, is the Holy Spirit quenched and grieved by those who deny His personhood and Christ's deity?
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Rejecting, Quenching, Grieving According to Trinitarian theology, a person who denies Christ's deity and by extension the personhood of the Holy Spirit (the Spirit of Jesus Christ), is by definition a ...

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If the Holy Spirit came in Jesus, who is the "Holy Spirit" that David refers to?
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John Piper explained the distinction between the Holy Spirit work in the OT and in the NT in this 2019 Interview article Why Is It Better That Christ Went Away (John 16:7): Now we know that the ...

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According to the YEC, when was the earth created?
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The quote The sun is not needed for day and night. What is needed is light and a rotating earth. came from Ken Ham's book, The New Answers Book 1 (2006), Chapter 8: Could God Really Have Created ...

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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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Do Protestant Trinitarians believe that Christianity can be 'proved' without faith?
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Paraphrasing your question I think it is instructive to clarify the meaning of "proof". Your question already distinguished two meanings related to two different faculties of the human soul,...

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Are there any Christian scholarly publications on the differences between the nature of humans pre-fall and post-resurrection?
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One scholarly publication, a 2015 MDiv thesis by Mathew Thomas Hollen (of George Fox Evangelical Seminary, Portland, OR) Irenaeus Of Lyons: A Defense of Recapitulation, proposes to recover the FULL ...

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How can I best communicate I'm a lutheran evangelic as per the German definition?
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When reviewing the English translation of the German wikipedia article Evangelisch-lutherische Kirchen, "Evangelisch-lutherische Kirchen" is best translated as "Lutheran Protestant ...

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How do churches that have indefinitely suspended in-person services understand Hebrews 10:25?
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Short Answer Paul would have connected the reason for meeting with the reason for "doing church" in the first place, "doing church" being an important practical implication of his ...

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Why is Primacy of Conscience taught and what degree of certainty is it in the Catholic Church?
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Short Answer The question is: How can Primacy of conscience be justified (even when wrong) above obeying certain teaching of the Catholic Church? The Catholic church recognizes that people sometimes ...

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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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What is the difference between a missionary and an apologist when it comes to proselytizing for the Christian faith?
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Similarities Both need to know the Bible very well as well as the chosen theological framework (plus the supporting documents & literature) that they want to promote and teach others Both need to ...

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Pascal's wager vs 1 Corinthians 15:17-19
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Interpreting 1 Cor 15 We have to read 1 Cor 15:17-19 in its larger context, at least at the paragraph level: 1 Cor 15:12-19. Then it becomes obvious that for verse 19, the "we" in "we ...

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According to the Young Earth Creationism, what does it mean Genesis 1:14 and 18?
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Short Answer before the event of Gen 1:14, the day and the night are mixed, not separated yet. After that event, then they are separated. Using Ken Ham's hypothesis, the day and the night were ...

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According to the Young Earth Creationism, why there is still the darkness after God created the light and what does it mean Gen 1:4?
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You wrote: There is an empty room with a 1000 watt light bulb which is off if someone turn on that light from outside the room, there won't be any darkness in that room. We don't have to conceive ...

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