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According to Catholicism, did St. Paul believe that end of the world was imminent?
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The Catholic Church has a nuanced approach to Biblical inerrancy. A dogmatic constitution of the Second Vatican Council states inerrancy applies only to that truth which God wanted put into sacred ...

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What argument and/or evidence is there that Jesus sent the disciples out armed?
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The directly applicable scriptural evidence for this is Luke 22:35-38, Luke 22:49-50,and John 18:10-11. Let's start with Luke 22:35-38. "Then Jesus asked them, “When I sent you out without purse ...

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Which Christian denominations do NOT believe that Jesus existed prior to his conception?
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Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ) has ~2.3 million adherents and is the 3rd largest religious group in the Philippines. "But we do not subscribe to the belief that Christ is a God-Man or both ...

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According to non-trinitarians, why did God allow trinitarianism to become the mainstream understanding of His nature?
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The standard historical answer is that the Church Fathers were heavily influenced by Greek culture and philosophical concepts, and imported those into Christianity. You then add to that a top-down ...

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Can a marriage proceed if fiancé is unconscious?
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No, marriage in the Catholic Church is not a sacrament ministered by a priest. It is rather a sacrament ministered by the couple. Each minister of the sacrament needs to state their consent. The ...

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What is an example of a deductive argument that Biblical Unitarians would present to prove that Jesus is not God?
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There are a large number of arguments that can be made from a Biblical Unitarian standpoint that Jesus is not God. Although I am skeptical of deductive arguments such as you are looking for (and ...

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How do Biblical Unitarians contextually explain Thomas' exclamation at John 20:28?
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Thomas’ exclamation at John 20:28 “My Lord and my God!” is the culmination of a major theme in the Gospel of John. Initially, I viewed this as problematic from a unitarian perspective, something of a ...

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How do Biblical Unitarians understand what some theologians refer as the Kenosis in Philippians 2?
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Caveat: this is a difficult sentence in general and there is no settled translation. However it's translated, it's easy to make a subtle assumption about the text that isn't actually there (although a ...

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Is Satanism a denomination of Christianity?
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No. Christians are followers of the Christ (i.e., Jesus, the King). If a group does not do that, it is not a Christian group.

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For Biblical Unitarians, are there divine attributes that the Father has but the Son doesn't?
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User47952's answer contains a lot of relevant stuff. I would add a couple. God is Being (the source, Genesis 1:1), Jesus comes from (is 'begotten' of, John 1:18) Being. God has ultimate authority, ...

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How do non-trinitarians reconcile Rev. 22 verses 6 and 16?
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Both God and Jesus can be understood to send the angel, because Jesus is at God's right-hand (Matthew 26:64) and is God's representative - God does things through Jesus. The NT generally, and ...

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How do non-trinitarians interpret Philippians 2:5-8?
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There are many possibilities here. As @Dottard notes, 'non-trinitarian' encompasses a large number of views. IMO it is very difficult to maintain a position that Jesus isn't divine ("those who ...

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How does the Catechism translate "longanimitas"?
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Note that we're dealing with two different textual traditions. The Vulgate and most translations differ, because the Vulgate has 12 traits, but most rely on Greek texts which have 9. The list in the ...

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How do proponents of the Prosperity Gospel interpret Matthew 19:24?
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Charles Fillmore in his book Prosperity (1936, 2nd Ed. 2006) says "Only those who put money above man and give it power in their minds by worshiping it, are the "rich" men to whom ...

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How do those who believe in a dual system (Old & New Covenant simultaneously operative) pre-70 AD understand "one Lord, one faith, one baptism"?
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Ephesians is a letter for the Christian church (a variety of home churches of people from a variety of backgrounds). Ephesus had a large amount of variety in religious backgrounds and beliefs. From ...

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How do Full Preterists interpret 2 Peter 3:9-13?
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Here I am assuming 2 Peter was written pre-70. If it wasn't written pre-70 (many scholars think it was written later), then it wasn't written by Peter, who died in the 60s. For the preterist view, I ...

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My question is for Biblical Unitarians and is based on their website as it relates to Philippians 2:6-8
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"Here is a clear statement by Paul of the deity of Christ." If Paul had wanted to make a clear statement equating Jesus with God, he sure did it in a funny way - a series of verses that are ...

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Are there any denominations that give official advice on how to win atheists for Christ who are very strong in philosophy, logic and skepticism?
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As Ken Graham says, you are probably going to find much more in specific ministries than official church programs. Within Catholicism, the Word on Fire ministry has focused to a significant degree on ...

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Are there philosophical explanations for why God would allow animals to suffer due to non-human causes?
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Ken Graham's answer contains a lot of important and interesting points. If you find Thomistic answers unsatisfying, this article mentions two contemporary scholars, Trent Dougherty and Christopher ...

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How many different Spirits do Biblical Unitarians believe God has sent or gifted to be in believers?
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A Biblical Unitarian appendix to Biblical commentary Appendix 6: Usages of "Spirit" lists 15 different senses for the term 'spirit' ('pneuma' in the Greek) in the Bible. However, as Appendix ...

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According to Biblical Unitarians, is it theoretically possible for God to incarnate as a human and live a holy and humble life?
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My guess is there is no single answer on this for all Biblical Unitarians, but given what I understand of Biblical Unitarianism, the answer is probably: No. "God is Spirit." (John 4:24) '...

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How do Unitarians interpret the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20)
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Note: unitarians can believe that Jesus is divine, as that word is vague and does not need mean someone is God. Angels can be considered divine, the Logos (if understood as not God) can be considered ...

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Do Full Preterists believe that the perfect came and the gifts of the Spirit ceased in A.D. 70, as per 1 Corinthians 13:8-12?
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It is not clear what percentage of full-preterists view the 'perfect' St. Paul is referring to here as events around AD 70. It is difficult to find significant full-preterist commentary on this ...

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What is the Full Preterist view on Noah's flood and how it compares to the second coming of Christ?
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What is the point of the comparison of Jesus' visit (parousia, Second Coming) discussed in Matthew 24 and Noah's flood? The first thing to note is that the emphasis at Matthew 24:36-44 is that the ...

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Do Biblical Unitarians believe that Christians can pray to Jesus and, if so, that he can answer a prayer in which he is asked about his divinity?
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Biblical Unitarians have a wide range of views about a wide range of subjects - the term simply groups together people who believe God is the Father, not Jesus, and also hold that the Bible has ...

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How do deniers of Jesus preincarnate existence handle all the personal pronouns in John 1, particularly verse10?
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1. Hold that the personal pronouns up to John 1:11 or 1:14 refer to the Logos but not Jesus. In the particular line you are quoting, John 1:10, the pronouns can be understood to refer to the Logos. It ...

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How do deniers of Jesus' preincarnate existence interpret John 17:5?
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Ancient Jewish culture had a concept of notional pre-existence. See Jesus’ Pre-Existence – Literal or Ideal? Something could exist in the mind of God (God's plan), and be talked about as existing but ...

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Do Biblical Unitarians consider worshiping Jesus and/or the Holy Spirit as God to be idolatry?
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There are a few components here. 1. Holy Spirit. 2. Worship. 3. Idolatry. 4. Jesus. First, the Holy Spirit. Biblical Unitarians typically view the Holy Spirit (capitalized) as another name for God. ...

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How do Biblical Unitarians understand verses that appear to identify God (the Father) and the Holy Spirit as different beings/entities?
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The issue of the Holy Spirit with Biblical Unitarianism is a bit different from Jesus. "Every use of “the Holy Spirit” and “holy spirit” can either be explained as being a name for God or the ...

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What is the difference between "love" and "worship"? Do "love God" and "worship God" mean the same thing?
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The word 'worship' and the word 'worth' have common roots. To worship, in its essence, is to assign worth. It is the result of a 'rightly ordered soul' where God is in first place (i.e., the first ...

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