Manwe Elder
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What is an overview of early church opposition to authorities?
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To be clear, the Church Fathers were specifically against rebellion. This being said however, some Church Fathers have in fact rather bluntly suggested that the affairs of the state and the power ...

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Does God know me personally?
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God, being the source of all intelligibility of creation, by His nature is all knowledgeable. Although many theists might view God as an 'impersonal force' of some kind, similar to the 'Force' in Star ...

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When and where does the statement, "Christ paid the penalty for our sins" first appear?
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The theological term for the concept you are thinking of, namely that Christ was payment for our sins and so took upon Himself the fullness of punishment due to sin, is known as penal substitution (as ...

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How widespread is panentheism within Protestant schools of thought?
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This is a fantastic question. Here's my answer. Firstly, I would argue that the definition you use from Oxford English Dictionary is actually not as encompassing of the actual theology as it could be....

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Is Israel still God's Chosen Nation according to Catholic doctrine?
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The apparent 'contradiction' you seem to note needn't be a 'contradiction'. I'll illuminate on that point. In our 21st century eyes, Israel is the nation located in the Middle East. But in biblical ...

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In the NPP, if Paul's "works of the law" are only circumcision and diet, how is Galatians 3:10 interpreted?
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It's interesting that this perspective is known as the the 'New Perspective on Paul', for the idea that works goes hand in hand with faith has been central to the Catholic and Orthodox Church which ...

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What do Christians against state recognition of same-sex marriage think of the fourteenth amendment in US law?
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Although I think that this is ultimately more of a political question than a religious one (asking for opinion regarding the validity of a certain amendment), it might be able to be answered to a ...

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Why was no one able to recognize Jesus as Messiah using prophesy, yet we believe end times prophesy will be easier to clarify?
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It is important to note the nature of the prophecies themselves. The Old Testament gives very conflicting prophecies about the Messiah. To briefly look over them, here's an outline of a few of them: ...

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Would Christianity (in general) agree with "That which is necessary is moral"?
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The important thing to realize, as Daniel Giron has pointed out, is the essence of the question 'What makes a thing necessary?' A thing can be necessary for a certain end while not being morally ...

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How is it just that Jesus, an innocent, would be punished for our sins?
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This question is getting at the heart of what Christ's sacrifice truly means, and so answering it is a very specific and important endeavor. The philosophical understanding here is as follows; there ...

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