blundin
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Is the Qur'an compatible with Christianity?
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No, it is not compatible. The Qur'an explicitly denies the divinity of Christ, which is one of the absolute bedrock tenets of the Christian faith. Without His divinity and associated sinlessness ...

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Could Jesus have been married?
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The Church is continually referred to as the 'Bride of Christ' in the NT, Revelation goes so far as to cast the final redemption of the church as the "Marriage Supper of the Lamb". While as an analogy ...

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Why does Catholicism have priests but Protestantism does not?
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Protestants believe in a concept called the "priesthood of all believers". Check out Wikipedia's article on the Universal priesthood. The basic belief is that each Christian has the authority to ...

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Why are wives considered the "weaker partner"? (1 Peter 3:7)
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I do not think the NIV does the original Greek justice in this case. The English Standard Version (a respected relatively new essentially literal translation) renders the verse this way: 7 Likewise,...

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Are other flood legends relevant to Christians?
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Relevant? Yes. Universally viewed as supportive? No. Scholars disagree on this. Some use those other accounts to lend credence to the Biblical account. Other scholars say that it is evidence that the ...

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Why is the Bible a foundation of theological evidence?
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I am going to assume that since you asked the question to Christians that an aceptable answer will be rooted in our worldview. For reasons that I will lay out we have to look to the Bible for what it ...

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What's is the case for premarital sex being an instance of πορνεία (porneia)?
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This document should shed some light on the usage of the word porneia and the Greek word family it belongs to. Here is an excerpt from the conclusion: In this study we have looked at the word ...

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Do angels pray for us?
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I agree with Wayne Grudem who cites 1 Tim. 2:5 in answering this question. For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, The Holy Bible : ...

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What is an apostle?
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Specifically, the word Apostle comes from the greek word 'apostolos' which literally means messenger, envoy, or one sent. Apostle essentially means "teacher" as opposed to disciple which means "...

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Are OT verses in Hebrews 1 actually verses about Jesus?
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The author of Hebrews is quoting Psalm 2:7 along with 2 Samuel 7:14. These two passages have been linked together as a Messianic reference since before the time of the NT. From the ESV Study Bible ...

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Were the "prophecies" in Montanism related to the pagan oracles?
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In the few reference texts (Moody Handbook of Theology, Hodges Systematic Theology & Eckman's Exploring Church History) that I looked at all references to Montanist prophecies stated that they ...

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How do Christians justify their belief and how do they convince others of their belief?
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The formulation of this question is broad as has been noted, but I will answer this as best I can. We justify our beliefs based on a series of foundational beliefs that require faith, but then have ...

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Must a Christian accept the Bible to be infallible and/or inerrant?
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Short answer: How you view the Bible is not the determining factor in your salvation. One can also certainly belong to a Christian church or denomination and deny inerrancy. However how you view the ...

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Did Jesus teach separation of church and state?
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Interpretation of @Richard's previous answer aside I know of nothing in the New Testament that either endorses or condemns the concept of the separation of church and state. However, in Romans Paul ...

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Are the twelve spiritual disciplines biblically sound?
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When asking if a discipline or practice is biblically sound the key question is not about the name of the discipline, but rather how that discipline is carried out or implemented. The Bible speaks to ...

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