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Questions dealing with the Bible. These can include interpretations of passages, locations of subject matter, and origins of books (including author, date, purpose, etc).
Actually, it should be the category entitled "The Bible" that is divided that way. While the Bible is a very important book for Christianity, putting all the books of the Bible under the "Christianity" category doesn't make nearly as much sense. Another answer This may become possible in the futu…
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Matthew and Luke. Both record the story of Jesus' birth.Matthew explains Jesus' lineage from Abraham through David. This shows Jesus in the line of Abraham and David. By implication, he is the legal son of Joseph by adoption.
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Jacob was the father of the Israelites (Jews). His sons were the ancestors of the twelve tribes. Esau (Edom) is the traditional ancestor of the Edomites. The Israelites and Edomites were frequent rivals, just as Jacob and Esau were bitter rivals. Jacob and Esau were twin brothers born to Isaac and R…
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The theological answer is this: Jesus was 33 1/2 years old when he was crucifiedJesus was born around 3 A.D. His birth was 2009 years ago though nobody knows the exact date. But Jesus is of the Trinity and is technically eternal. He has not always been man, but in the incarnation "became man" at bir…
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This was also confusing to me as well. The crossed out version is the wrong way of saying it and the bold print is the correct form of saying it.Suppose you got hurt or you were shocked by something so you said, "Oh my god!" But when you are talking to some one about him, or talking to him such as, …
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He wasn't talking about war, he was talking about the slaves. It was a a bible quote. And Jesus knew their [the Pharisees'] thoughts, and said unto them, "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand."He was saying a na…
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The only Scripture that comes close to saying, "go to heaven," is from the deepest heartfelt thought of SATAN THE DEVIL: "How thou art fallen FROM HEAVEN, O LUCIFER... For THOU HAST SAID IN THINE HEART, 'I WILL ASCEND INTO HEAVEN...' [I WILL GO TO HEAVEN]" (Isa.14:12-13). Nowhere in the Bible do…
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Why Pray When Lucifer Rules Here are some opinions Lucifer does not rule life on earth. Lucifer interferes, as does God. Otherwise, spiritual warfare would not exist. God creator of all, even Lucifer. God has control over everything, but still allows humans the freddom of free will; and as a resul…
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The Bible is clear. The Bible states in very plain and simple language at Genesis 5:4 that "...he (Adam) became father to sons and daughters." Notice the plural "sons" and "daughters." These 'sons and daughters' would be Adam's offspring, not Seth's. Seth's offspring are mentioned in verse 7, which …
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It's possible to find an English/Greek original manuscript of the earliest translations! See the Ancient/Rare Bibles link under Related Links below. Pre-KJV English versions include John Wycliff's in 1382, William Tyndale's in 1525-35, Miles Cloverdale's in 1535, Thomas Matthew's in 1537, the …
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No. Physically placing ones hand on a Bible and swearing an oath is not required nor was it ever legally enforceable. The court gives those giving testimony the option of "swearing an oath" or making an affirmation to tell the truth as to the best of their knowledge.
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It's by faith and if you don't believe in this kind of thing then each individual has a right to their own belief system or none at all. Faith comes by hearing the word of God; Romans 10:17 Read it like a history book or an anthropological study, and you will see that the ev…
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This is a hard question...well lets see. These "Christians" are most likely not aware that they are doing this. Then again they could just be really ignorant and stubborn. The best thing you could do in one of these situations is to voice your opinions. You should exercise your right in the USA to s…
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Some opinions from contributors No, it's as simple as that. No one would want to wait right up to the last second to see if they can get away with this. God is not so naive as to ignore what he knows about your heart. I believe there is still a large amount of debate concerning the rapture …
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Answer Yes there are many reasons for doubting the inspiration of the Holy Bible. Answer Historical Context: Since the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment, society seems to be concerned with factual credibility, the authenticity of something. We are not content with mere belief, we need ev…
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Twelve Apostles The 12 apostles were people that were called by Jesus to follow, listen, obey and spread the word. Jesus' disciples were: 1.) Simon (whom He named Peter) 2.) Andrew 3.) James 4.) John 5.) Philip 6.) Bartholomew 7.) Matthew 8.) Thomas 9.) James son of Alphaeus 10.) Simon wh…
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Answer No. You may be sworn in by taking a sacred oath that binds your conscience, for example by swearing on the Bible, or you may affirm or promise to tell the truth without religious belief.-from http://www.plea.org/freepubs/bwc/witness.htm Answer It is optional. You can just promise to …
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The King James Bible (KJV) Bible is divided into two main sections: the Old Testament and the New Testament. The entire Protestant Bible is made up of 66 books from Genesis to Revelation. Old Testament The first five books of the Bible are known as the Pentateuch (or Torah from Hebrew scriptures)…
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It seems pretty clear that it was God Himself who gave strength to Moses and Aaron for all the things they did. Your question isn't very clearly stated. Moses asked God how he would be able to speak to the children of Israel, since he was not articulate, and God said He would have Aaron speak for hi…
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Answer Jesus Christ (the Son of God) said--"Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is i…
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Answer from the Muslim point of view It is true that God is forgiving and loving but He is so only for those who worship Him as the one and only one God with no partner, no companion, no associate, and no equivalent. The Quran says (English translation): "Indeed, Allah (or God; He is the same God …
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No. The Bible presents God as eternally self-existent. The nature of that existence is largely incomprehensible to us, His creations. We know Him through His works--"In the beginning, God created..."--and through His revelation of what we can comprehend in the Bible. That revelation is related to Hi…
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Answer This may be true, but it doesn't matter, because Christ was deriving this moral law from the Old Testament, specifically the book of Levitcus, which was written a thousand or more years before Christ. The passage in which Jesus cites this is Matthew 7:12, as well as Luke 6:31. This is…
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I remember a response given by Jesus in the New Testament. Jesus taught that the only unforgivable sin was blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. So if you are a Christian who believes in his heart (not his head) that Jesus was the Son of God, He was crucified for our sins (new covenant), died and rose again…
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Answer: The Holy Spirit is a member of the Godhead. At Christ's baptism by John, did not the voice of the Father come down from heaven saying "This is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased" and did not the Holy Spirit come down as a Dove, in other words descend lightly upon the newly baptized …
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Answer I believe the reasoning for God commanding Noah to build and fill a ship was a test of his (Noah's) and his families faith. Of course God could have done it himself. He, also, could have prevented the flood. If God did "everything" for us and never tested us the human race would never lear…
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The nature of Jesus as described in Hebrews is always as the son of God! Greater than angels in position and power, but lesser than the Almighty God Jehovah!Hebrews 1: AMPLIFIED BIBLE3He is the sole expression of the glory of God [the Light-being, the [c]out-raying or radiance of the divine], and He…
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Answer narcissists don't necessarily believe they are God. they are self centered and feel superior to other people and feel they should get more attention but it doesn't mean that they think they are God. Narcissicists believes they are God If god is absolute, then we as god's creation are a…
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No, I don't believe they were aliens. It talks about the sons of God taking wives of the daughters of men, and the offspring being called Nephilim or giants. There are generally 3 differing views on who the sons of God were. 1) the men from the line of Seth, 2) rulers and kings, and 3) fallen angels…
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Answer These original sound frequencies were apparently used in Ancient Gregorian Chants, such as the great hymn to St. John the Baptist, along with others that church authorities say were lost centuries ago. The chants and their special tones were believed to impart tremendous spiritual bles…
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Answer: James, the half brother of Jesus wrote the Bible book that bears the name James. James was eminently qualified to write a letter of counsel to the Christian congregation. He was greatly respected as an overseer in the Jerusalem congregation. Paul speaks of �James the brother of the Lo…
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Scriptures pertaining to Death and Hell:Daniel:12:2: And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.Job:14:12: So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised o…
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The bible is used because Christianity is the majority in the US. However, most courts are swearing the oath without the bible now. The ACLU and other groups that advocate for separation of church and state are continually challenging the use of the bible in public courts. If you are asked to swear…
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The writers All the books were written by individuals. There were shepherds (Micah), learned men (Isaiah), kings (David), ordinary men, fishermen, a tax collector (Matthew), a doctor (Luke), and even a tent-maker (Paul). Jews and Christians hod that the one thing they all had in common was that the…
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In 312 C.E., Constantine defeated his opponent Maxentius in the battle of the Milvian Bridge outside Rome. Christian apologists claimed that during that campaign, there appeared under the sun a flaming cross bearing the Latin words In hoc signo vinces, meaning "In this sign conquer." It is also held…
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He was toying with creation in such a way that he felt would best suit the needs of future life.   God has always been. Another thing to think about. The Bible is all truth but it doesn't mention many things. Like, have you ever thought that maybe we are just a side project and that there ar…
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Neither God nor Lord are names. Both are titles. The name of God in the Hebrew bible is YHVH (the pronunciation is unknown). The Almighty makes it abundantly clear to us to NEVER use the name of another deity. Exod. 23:13 (Almighty speaking) "Now concerning everything which I have said to you, be …
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Answer Noah was a descendant of Seth. After Cain murdered his brother Abel, God banished him to the land of Fugitiveness. Seth fathered E'nosh. E'nosh fathered Ke'nan. Ke'nan fathered Mahalalel. Mahalalel fathered Jared. Jared fathered E'noch. E'noch fathered Methuselah. Methuselah fathered La'm…
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Answer That is truly a good question. The Ancient Hebrew Scriptures which were inspired by God, did indeed preserve His Divine name. Any thorough research will reveal this. The Christian Greek Scriptures which were used by the Apostle Paul also had God's Divine name in it. It is not clear why the…
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This answer has been rewritten and condensed to reflect the main views in a more organized fashion. To see the individual detailed statements, debates, or to write your own views, please visit the discussion board. The main point that seemed to have been made by many of our users is that the victor…
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It is widely believed that Moses wrote the book of Genesis, but there are some who question who the author was. Here are some opinions: Moses wrote the Book of Genesis, but he was sent the words for Genesis by God. If you go to a Christian book store and find a very good study Bible, then in the ba…
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To help him out; the same role as a servant, until the Romans made his disciples watch him get crucified... Their role is just to use the number "12" (see link on left "Why were there 12 disciples?) which is an important number during that time. The same as ours. To witness about Jesus and win pe…
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Answer It isn't a good idea to just blurt it out, but ask her out on a date and go from there. What you are feeling now is a chemistry (physical attraction) and you need to get to know each other better. Take a deep breath, walk up to her (when she's alone) and ask her out on a date. Answer …
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Most would believe that there are no unforgetable sins and that GOD forgives them all. There is one mentioned in the Bible, however, called the "blasphemy of the Holy Spirit." This is the ONLY unforgivable sin. What is it? It is when a person keeps pushing the Holy Spirit away so much that soon eno…
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Answer Actually the Bible does not give a specific date or even season for Jesus' birth. From what Bible historians and scholars have discovered, Christ was born closer to mid or late spring. Exact dates can be argued but that would be the time. The Catholic church moved the date in order to compete…
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The Bible is influencing America, but less and less every day. We should always be influenced, but looking at the world, it is getting worse and Jesus' coming is coming soon. The Christians and some other people in America are influenced and that is a good thing. It helps to lead you into the p…
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Jesus said "Love one another as I have loved you". This means we are NOT to discriminate against anybody or be prejudiced. The old Testament may have said things to make one believe that it is okay but that was before Christ came and changed everything. Now, because of HIS sacrifice there is no more…
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A: 01 Those who believe in heaven believe that it is so wonderful that nobody can ever get bored. Heaven is supposed to be so divine that it is all-wonderful and completely indescribable. If you get bored in heaven, your God is too small. Expand your concept of God. When you are with a person who h…
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The descendants of Abraham and Hagar's child, Ishmael (had 12 sons - see Genesis 25:13-15 for names) grew to become many different people who lived and travelled along the ancient spice route between Gilead and Egypt (Genesis 37:25-28; Judges 8:24). See related link below for more details: Anothe…
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A group of bishops in the council at Carthage in 397 A.D assembled the Bible. The actual books and chapters are credited to various prophets, apostles and disciples. But, the book as a whole was created by an assembly. They wanted to collect the most important Christian writings and histories into a…
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It didn't. There was no 'Bible' in Constantine's time, it had been canonised by his time, that would take another 50 years or so. The Church had 'Scriptures' which it recognised as having authority as Scripture, and they would be recognised later as the Bible. There were many documents circulating i…
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The traditional age of 33 years is based on the fact that Jesus was born before the death of Herod the Great in 4 BC. He is thought to have begun his public ministry at age 30. Due to the length of ministry described in the gospel records including the number of Passovers, three years are added to g…
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that was never answered, you just have to rely on your faith that Adam was the first, so therefore he was created by God, and not in God's womb so to speakAnswerNot to linger over this question, which seems to have been answered no doubt to the satisfaction of the asker. I have to admit that I have …
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Speak to your minister/priest, and future husband to find out his views. "What scriptures should you read before you get married to learn your role in a marriage?"I agree when marrying into religious involvement marriage counseling must be undertaken if both partners intend to be fully active in th…
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Viewpoints submitted by WikiAnswers users: In nature matter can not be made or destroyed but it can be altered. God is beyond nature or a great mystery beyond imagination. Man creates god in his own imagination to suit his own needs in order to find a grand purpose for life. No creature comes close…
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"What is the meaning of right division in the Church?"Read 2 Timothy 2 thru and see if you can find some examples of right division in it.Notice the use of right division in verses 11-13. There is a difference between living with Him and reigning with Him. You also might read chapter 3 of 1 Corinthi…
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It would be safe to say that the authors of that book cannot be taken seriously. answer The authors of this book knew more about the world than early scientists. The book of Job says He stretcheth out the north over the empty space, he hangs the earth on nothing.Job 26:7. Astronomers recently…
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God gave us life and choice. You can expect more of whatever your attention is on. We have the universal laws to guide us. The best use of attention is on seeking to understand. We really can have anything we desire.
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This portion of the answer was addended on July 16, 2016 A.D. : Ascension Sunday, May 8, 2016 A.D. was foretold to be / is / was the 1,335th day of verse twelve of chapter twelve in the Book of Daniel (Daniel 12:12). It is also the same date as all other references to the Day of the Lord (Malach…
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Any such evidence that exists is hearsay and taken from religious sources. There is no historical, provable evidence.
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Josephus the Jewish historian mentioned his miracles as 'wondrous works' and Tacitus the Roman. Pliny also mentioned a new 'sect' called the 'Christians' that had formed. Roman catacombs, tunnels used to bury the dead, are full of Christian symbols, pictures and depictions of the resurrection engrav…
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By and large, the new scientific research and theological insight promised is a revamping of existing ideas. But be not dismayed. It is a finely crafted program that attempts to illuminate the facts and schools of thought pointing to the origin of the Bible. The different ideas as to the number and …
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Answer Cain went into banishment in the land of Fugitiveness to the east of Eden, taking with him his wife, an anonymous daughter of Adam and Eve. (Ge 4:16,17; compare 5:4,(Ge 4:17-24) Cain�s line ended with the global Flood of Noah's day. One of Adam's sons was Cain, and one of Adam's daughte…
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The phrase "fourscore and ten" does not appear in any translation of the Bible that I've been able to find. The American Standard Version and the King James Version do use the archaic term "score", meaning "twenty". Example from Psalms 90:10: The days of our years are threescore years and ten (that…
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We only know the "occupations" of five or six of the Apostles (the 12 Disciples). Simon Peter, Andrew, James and John (the sons of Zebedee) where all fishermen; Matthew was a tax collector. Simon was known as "the Zealot"; this was likely his "occupation." The Bible is silent on the occupations of t…
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The first Messianic [Having to do with the Messiah] prophecy is recorded at Genesis 3:15. The moment Jehovah uttered that prophecy, however, the ransom price was as good as paid from his viewpoint, for nothing can prevent God from fulfilling what he purposes. So on the basis of the future sacrifice …
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Other answers from our community: This is a tenet of non-apostate religion, and it is called the doctrine of sufficiency: that the Bible contains all that is or ever can be necessary for the benefit of man. Definition:- Article 6 'Of the sufficiency of Holy Scriptures for salvation', from "The …
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Curiously enough, the Bible doesn't mention the precise age. Luke's gospel says that Jesus was baptized at the age of 30, and various historical documents indicate that He was crucified about 3 years later, giving the traditionally known age of 33. To calculate the age of Jesus when He died we fir…
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New law In the Old Testament people were under the old law. They had burnt offerings (Genesis 8:20) and all sorts of other laws that were to be fulfilled in order to be fulfilling the word of God. Today we live under the new law. The New Testament. The old law was nailed to the cross Colossians …
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Answer First, the assumption that accounts of Jesus don't appear until the references in the gospels is a little off. There were many gospels written, some before and some after the four that appear in the Bible. Jesus is also mentioned in several Roman texts dating from around the time of his li…
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God is the creator of the earth, man is the inventor of money. God has no need of what man has invented.  God doesn't need money, nor have I heard of him ever asking for such. It's the preachers and clergy who do his works on earth that need the money. Even the most spiritual professions are s…
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God's Son, The Masterworker, The Word This is easily understood from the scriptures. At Genesis 1:26 we read: (Genesis 1:26-27) 26 And God went on to say: "Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness, and let them have in subjection the fish of the sea and the flying creatures of the …
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What the Quran saysI see this question and cannot help but wondering why aren't there any satisfying answers. What does it say in a Bible about this matter? In absence of that, i will answer it with what it has been said about this matter in the Muslim's holy book, that is, the Quran. the Quran stat…
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One criticism is that because Christianity is based on faith, it has discouraged critical thinking.
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Well we don't know what this all is but have you read the bible? If you have try and find out the answers yourself.Answer: As far as some signs for the end times, some indicators mentioned are "signs of wars and rumors of wars", increase of violence within families, increasing intolerance of Christ…
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Answer Simon bar-Jonah, who was also called Peter, was one of the first disciples Jesus called to follow Him (Matt. 4:18). Simon had a younger brother Andrew. There was another disciple named Simon, but he was refered to as the zealot (Matt. 10:4). Simon-Peter was a part of Jesus' inner cir…
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Answer This is a monogram of the name of Jesus Christ. From the 3rd century the names of Christ were sometimes shortened, particularly in Christian inscriptions (IH and XP, for Jesus and Christus). In the 4th century the "sigla" (chi-rho) occurs not only as an abbreviation but also as a symbol. …
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On the first day, God created the heavens and the earth. That's the universe. Subsequently he populated the universe with stars, etc.  According to the bible, god only created the earth. And the waters on earth and the heavens are separated by a firmament. And those twinkling stars can fall do…
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Identifying "THE" Antichrist is very simple , Just remember one thing. There is actually no entity identified as "The Antichrist" written in the Book of Revelation. That name only appears in John 2. Satan playing the role of fake Jesus Christ (looks like the lamb but speaks as a dragon - Rev 13) wi…
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As much of the world knows, perhaps the most popular verse regarding Jesus Christ is John 3:16. This verse claims that God so LOVED the world that He sent Jesus Christ so that anyone who believed in *him* would not perish, but have everlasting life. *the pronoun "him" here is not clear whether it r…
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In the original languages of the Bible, the divine name appears over 7000 times. It is referred to as the tetragrammaton.The letters that make up the tetragrammaton literally translate YHWH. There were no vowels used in the origonal Hebrew. The reader supplied the vowels himself as he read. It would…
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Peter was a business man. When you look at his decision to follow Jesus, you see that he had more than one boat. He was the equivalent of today's small chain owner. He employed men and oversaw the day to day operations of his business. Fishing was/is an honorable profession. We also are told that h…
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Matthew was a tax collector who left his job to follow Jesus. The twelve apostles were from laboring classes with the exception of Matthew. Matthias was selected to replace Judas Iscariot who betrayed Jesus. Peter was a fisherman. When Jesus called on him He told him to follow him and leave the…
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Here is where something called "principles" comes into play. No, there is not always a clear cut law regarding an issue, but sometimes we have to see what the Bible says about related issues, and use our power of reason to come to a conclusion as to how God would view the matter.Take for example the…
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Answer Anne, a 1-syllable girl's name of Hebrew origin, means: From the Hebrew Hanna, favoured by God. Another Answer: From Heb. Hannah "graciousness".
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In the first century, there were apostles and prophets. The term apostle is applied to those disciples whom Jesus personally selected as a body of 12 appointed representatives. The names of the original 12 selected are given at Matthew 10:2-4; Mark 3:16-19, and Luke 6:13-16. One of the original 12,…
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Answer Yes--An apostle of Jesus Christ. (Mt 10:2,3; Mr 3:18) He appears to be called elsewhere Judas the son of James.Lu 6:16; Joh 14:22; Ac 1:13 In the listings of the apostles in Matthew 10:3 and Mark 3:18, James the son of Alphaeus and Thaddaeus are linked together. In the listings at …
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That's a religious question, not necessarily something that can be asked reasonably of someone who doesn't adhere to your spiritual beliefs. Some religions, sects, and groups believe that all living creatures are "divine," by their own definition of the word. Others limit this label to humans, and…
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The dominant scientific model is that the Earth and all the planets (and the Sun) coalesced from a molecular cloud, also known as a nebula. Supernovae are the only known natural events capable of producing elements heavier than Iron, and since heavy elements exist on Earth (and in the Sun), the deb…
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Man's rulerships are plagued with problems. War, crime, violence, economic hardships, are prevalent, along with other troubles that man has neither the power, nor the wisdom to fix. The Bible says at Ecclesiastes 8:9 that," ...man has dominated man to his injury." Jeremiah 10:23 says that," I well …
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Answer We don't have proof, that's why it's called faith. Faith and Accuracy First, a quick note on the premise that the Bible being "the inspired Word of God" [emphasis mine] means "it is about the same as Him writing it Himself": that's not necessarily the case. The Bible being the inspired…
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No.The Old Testament states in at least one place that a person who sins, but doesn't realize that it's sin, is not held accountable for that sin until he learns that it is a sin, at which point the person needs to make atonement. This led to the conclusion of the "age of accountability," which mean…
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Jewish opinion: Neither Jesus or Mohammad is mentioned in any Hebrew scriptures, including Deuteronomy. Any links to these two men are interpretation. Jewish interpretation would never link any verse to these two men. Christian opinion: I cannot refute your answer by myself but will show you w…
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Galations 5:16-24 "But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please. But if you are led…
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Jesus will come back again. But in the Bible, Acts 1:7 says, "He said to them, 'It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority;'" It's in God's time, not yours or mine or anyone else's. Jesus need not come down again to sacrifice Himself again; His one sac…
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We don't know for sure, but what we do know is that He created us so that we could have the pleasure of knowing Him on an intimate and intellectual level. He created us so we could enjoy something we would never have otherwise, His perfection. Since He IS perfect, this IS a gift. He created us for u…
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well our bodies will remain there until judgment when our souls will once again be joined with our bodies. Those who believed in Christ will receive a glorified body and go to heaven, and those who didn't will go to hell.Revelation 20:11-15 Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, fr…
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Lying About Santa Is Santa Claus a figure of a culture meant to add to a festive season or is it an act of deception? Santa Claus does exist, but not in a physical sense as you are presenting. A Christian or non Christian does not always tell the truth. They may be a person that tries to interpre…
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Too GeneralizedFirst of all, not every parent, Christian or not, tells their children that Santa exists. There are some parents who, for one reason or another, do not tell their kids that there is a rolly-polly man in a red suit that lives at the North Pole and brings presents in a sleigh pulled by …
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The biggest reason is that it is difficult to verify all of it historically. Very little Ancient Near Eastern History has been preserved, so we can't independently verify Moses, Abraham or any of the other men from the earlier parts of the bible. Even later figures like David & Daniel can be dif…
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