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Are there any Christian denominations that consider LDS (Mormons) to be Christians?
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The official positions of at least several major denominations do indeed hold that the theology of Latter Day Saints is not Christian: RCC the Mormons are not to be considered as belonging to an &...

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Is there a theological basis for climate change skepticism among evangelicals?
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A significant fraction of Evangelical Christians also believe in "Young Earth Creationism", which is to say they take Genesis 1-3 at face value and believe that the Earth is ~6,000-7,000 ...

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When the Pope says "We commend to the Lord the souls..." what does it mean exactly? It it a symbolic gesture, a prayer, something else?
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Commend: To entrust or commit to the care of someone else. Thus: "We entrust and commit these souls unto the Lord's care / keeping / mercy." Speaking as a non-Catholic, the Pope most ...

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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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To expand on GratefulDisciple's answer... ...the short version is that a lot of them don't. There are, as I see it, three-and-a-half options. GratefulDisciple already explained the "young-Earth ...

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How do Young Earth Creationists account for radiometrical dates of more than 7000 years?
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The literal answer is that YECs "account" for no such thing. They reject the accuracy of such dates, based on an alternate interpretation of the available evidence. However, that isn't very ...

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What are the most common reasons that cause Christians to deconvert to atheism/agnosticism?
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What's wrong? What are the most common reasons that cause Christians to lose their faith and turn to atheism, agnosticism or skepticism? Well... it's hard to arrive at a factual answer. The only ...

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Was Martin Luther wrong about baptizing infants?
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(Disclaimer: this answer, as should be obvious, is from a Lutheran perspective, with emphasis on the beliefs of Luther himself, circa 1530 or so. Accordingly, while only a few sentences are prefaced ...

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What is the theological significance of the label "Christian", according to evangelicals?
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Is there any theological significance attached to the label that causes this reluctance to grant the label Christian (according to evangelicals)? Or are there non-theological reasons? I think the ...

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What are the two great lights in Gen 1:16 according to the Young Earth Creationism?
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They are, indeed, the Sun and the Moon. The Moon does in fact shine light on the Earth. That this light is ultimately reflected from the Sun does not disqualify it; it is still causing light to reach ...

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Can God act against His will?
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Firstly, it's unclear whether your are asking about God's volition or about His desire. Both are fair questions, and since jaredad7 already responded to the one, I'll start instead by looking at the ...

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How do young earth creationists explain why domesticated animals are inefficient and have better alternatives?
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since rapid speciation is a thing for young earth creationists, there is no reason why the domesticated animals humans have should not evolve at hyper speed to more sane for purpose forms This ...

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Does the Origin of Religious Beliefs from Evolution cast doubt on Christian belief?
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First, to directly address the (not exactly identical) question in the title: Does the Origin of Religious Beliefs from Evolution cast doubt on Christian belief? No, because from a Christian ...

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Why are most churches nonprofit organizations?
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Christian churches aren't supposed to be in the business of making money. While providing for the basic needs of the priest/pastor and other staff¹ is certainly a good thing, and paying for the land/...

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How do Young Earth Creationists account for the arising of millions of species after the flood?
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Bill Nye's math is based on an absolutely necessary assumption that the rate of speciation is linear; that is, for every new species that comes into existence, another species goes extinct. This ...

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Do Christians believe in witchcraft and the occult?
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Do Christians believe that people can tap into supernatural powers through the practice of witchcraft and the occult? "Tap into" is, IMO, a dangerous phrasing. I, personally, believe that ...

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Why should communion be "closed"?
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Is it not a sin to withhold communion from those who might think a little differently about the specific nature of the Eucharist? I would argue that there is a misconception here (and this seems to ...

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Is there any Christian teaching as to where Adam and Eve were sent after their fall from the Garden of Eden?
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Is there mentioned any exact location where Adam and eve have been sent? No. And for good reason; the Flood caused massive, catastrophic changes to the world, such that any such information would be ...

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Can people who don’t believe, yet don’t not believe in Jesus Christ, still make it into heaven if they’re a good person?
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I'm going to ignore the very wishy-washy "don't not believe" bit for a moment to just address "Can people who don’t believe [...] still make it into heaven if they’re a good person?&...

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Core teaching of Christianity
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Christianity in two words: Law, Gospel. Right, that won't do, but those two ideas are nevertheless the basis of Christianity, and suggest that we may be able to get the basics across in two sentences, ...

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Should the phrase "God from God" in the Nicene Creed be translated as "god from god"?
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Certainly not To be fair, I don't know if a pedantic, strict literal word-for-word translation supports this answer. However, it is hardly unreasonable to consider the overall content of what is being ...

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How can I best communicate I'm a lutheran evangelic as per the German definition?
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I think the term you want is: Confessional Lutheran GratefulDisciple already noted that ELCA has adopted an extremely liberal theology as of late, to the point that they are much closer to "...

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Why did God command Abraham to sacrifice Isaac?
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Did he really sacrifice him I'm confused why you are asking, as the text seems quite clear that Isaac was not killed. The language of verses 10 and 11 ("Then he reached out his hand and took the ...

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According to YEC, did all plants and trees survive the Great Flood? If so, how?
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Are plants "living things"? No. Biblically speaking, "living things" refers to organisms with "the breath of life". Plants do not engage in an O₂ → CO₂ respiration cycle ...

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Do Protestants accept the doctrine of free-will?
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I don't understand the problem here. (Disclaimer: The following is spoken from a Protestant perspective.) We are Justified through faith alone, and faith is the free gift of God. Good works are not ...

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How do Christians who think animals have only existed for <7,000 years on Earth reconcile their views with Pleistocene saber-toothed tigers?
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I think your premise may be flawed. You ask about "Christians who reject animals existing >7,000 years ago", but that implies Young Earth Creationists, who reject anything (other than God,...

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HOW does the existence of the Universe make those who do not worship God to be "without excuse"?
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It is self-evident that life, the universe, and everything, did not arise by random chance. Indeed, the more we learn of science, the more self evident this becomes, to the point that those who would ...

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Which translation of the bible does this version of the Lord's Prayer come from?
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As noted, this is possibly one of the most commonly used English translations, used by many denominations. As for the source... it probably came out of some church council or another. It is close to, ...

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What is the Lutheran view of he atonement of Christ on the cross?
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why did Jesus Christ had to die on the cross Because Adam sinned and damaged our relationship with God. Something needed to be done to restore that relationship, and nothing we humans could do would ...

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According to Young Earth Creationism, how did carnivores come into existence?
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were all animals vegetarian/vegan before the fall? Yes; they were created this way (Genesis 1:30), and will be this way again in the New Creation (Isaiah 65:17-25). Did carnivores evolve from ...

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What is an overview of Christian viewpoints on the 'animal cruelty' argument for veganism?
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I am fairly confident you will not find an argument for veganism as such. On the one hand, it is worth noting that animals and humans were created to be vegetarian (Genesis 1:29) and that the New ...

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