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The Bible is one of the most read books in the world. It has been published in virtually every language. The history and development of this important document is worthy of study, and questions about it are asked in this category.
Christ had to be baptized because he had no Holy Spirit! When he came out of the water he saw the spirit decending like a dove. He needed to be baptized to receive the Holy Spirit. Before he was baptized he was a body and soul man. Jesus was a man, he is not God, and therefore had to do what we had …
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I am often asked "What wood was the Cross made from?" This has been the subject of much debate and disagreement amongst historians, botanists, and Bible scholars. There are many legends, however there is very limited scriptural evidence to suggest what the wood may have been. There are some who bel…
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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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This only becomes a problem if "according to the Bible" is anything other than a bibliographic reference. Many Christian denominations do not believe in the literal truth of the Bible. It is a series of writings written over a long period (somewhere over one thousand years) it contains History, hymn…
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Yes the catholic church does teach from the new testament. If you go to the library or a book store, you can find the New American bible. this is the catholic bible. It contains all of the old and new testament, plus additional books. The catholic church was the first original church started by Jes…
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It was previously suggested that the best selling book in the world was a tie between the Bible and the Qur'an. However in the 21st century we know this is in fact not true. There have been so many different versions of both books that to say they are the best selling is false, because they are no…
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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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Catholic Answer Below you will find many viewpoints and "arguments" about this topic, but the Church does not put forth any arguments for the simple reason that the Pope has ruled infallibly that only men can be ordained to the priesthood, and this is to be held as part of the deposit of faith. As s…
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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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In terms of Christianity. Easter started because Jesus came back to life on that day after dying on the cross two days before.  
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Christianity was founded in Israel, where the teachings of Jesus Christ began. Because of prosecution, the church dispersed into Greece, Syria, Asia Minor and all sorts of other places. Christ's church was founded in Jerusalem. The account is found in Acts 2.Christianity was found in Israel. In I…
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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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Answer The disciples were the apostles. It's an almost interchangeable term. Apostles vs. Disciples Jesus had numerous disciples. At one point he sent at least 72 disciples, or followers, out to spread his teaching. The apostles were the "big 12," plus Paul, who were the closest to J…
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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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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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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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What we see in 21st century Western standards of analysis as "contradictions" do not necessarily come out as "contradictions" to first-century Jewish standards. For example, "five hundred thousand" is adequately close to "four hundred seventy thousand" that this isn't really a contradiction; perhaps…
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No. This is not true. All evidence show that the Qur'an could not have been copied from the Bible. Take for example the story of the flood that occurred in the days of the prophet Noah, on whom be peace. This event is narrated in both the Bible and the Qur'an. A careful examination of the two versio…
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NO!!! moses is the one who said the word bastard Answer: Nope the translator did. In the Hebrew it is מַמְזֵר. This is a term for a child that is the product of incests or an adulterous relationship, not a promiscuous relationship (a bastard) or of rape. In my Tanach in Devarim (Deuteronom…
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It should be noted that there is NO evidence about any religious scripture. Scripture is based on belief. There is certainly evidence that certain people mentioned in the scriptures were real people who actually lived, but it is difficult to "prove" a religious belief. That said, here are some answe…
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Michael Collins was never sendt to England to talk with the British government, in fact it was Arthur Griffith with Collins merely as an deputy.(The question and answer beneath seems to be based on the 1996 movie "Michael Collins" by Neil Jordan, not actual historical events.)After Collins and de Va…
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Genesis 10:5 The maritime people were those who lived in the area around the Mediterranean Sea. Their ancestors came from the sons of Japheth who was a son of Noah. Gen 10:5 NET From these the coastlands of the nations were separated into their lands, every one according to its language, according …
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Real peace comes to those who are at peace with God. Jesus came to the earth to proclaim the good news of peace and to announce the Kingdom as the means by which God will restore peace. Jesus taught his followers to pray for God's Kingdom to come, for God's will to be done on earth as it is in heave…
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The Bible is a mix of fact and fiction, of history and religion. As to history, some of the Old Testament has been shown to be historically correct by archeology. Writings and inscriptions in other cultures, and in the Holy Land, have confirmed events which are mentioned in the Bible. However, othe…
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There are so many, it is hard to enumerate. I am sure others can add until we get a nice list. I would like to start though with the main story or theme of the Bible, in an encapsulated form.Many do not realize it, but there is a consistent theme that runs from Genesis all the way through Revelati…
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Not equipped to apologizeUnderstanding that the other person does not possess the tools to offer an apology can help you to forgive them. We all see things from our own perspective and respond based on our own past experiences. Some people are simply not capable of seeing that they have hurt another…
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From what the Bible tells us there is nothing to suggest that Jesus was married. Many times all kinds of allegations and innuendo are suggested to smear Jesus' name but never any facts. On one occasion a woman anointed His feet and wiped them with her hair - in public. A group of women were part of…
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Answer To clarify: what is known to Christianity as the 'Old Testament' is also known as the Tanakh to the Jews, and was a complete 'bible' thousands of years before Jesus was born. So to some Jews there is a big time gap between the Tanakh and the 'New testament'. ANSWER:The last book of the Old …
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Different people have very different opinions about this. For some, the story is that God created people and wants a relationship with them because he loves them. The Bible gives us a guide to go by to have a good life. God even sent his only Son to come to earth to save people from their sins.There…
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Answer Answer that in itself is a very stupid question....should everyone have tattoos.....no...tattoos are a sign of individuality and not just another form of identification...many people do not like tattoos...so this brings me back to why should everyone have a tattoo? Those with tattoos show…
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One of the 12 Apostles -- he betrayed Jesus Christ The Treasurer What was Judas, and what office did he hold? John: "He was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein" (xii, 6). Judas was thus the first Christian treasurer. But why did Jesus, if omniscient, as claimed, select a thief…
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timing chevette 1.6 crank to camFirst, set the timing mark on the crankshaft to zero. Then remove the distribular cap. Look to see if the rotor is pointing to # 1 spark plug wire termenal. If not, turn the crankshaft all the way around, and line up the marks again. REMOVE TIMMING BELT COVER. look at…
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Matthew, a.k.a. Levi Matthew, the seventh apostle, was chosen by Andrew. Matthew belonged to a family of tax gatherers, or publicans, but was himself a customs collector in Capernaum, where he lived. He was thirty-one years old and married and had four children. He was a man of moderate wealt…
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Jesus is our saviour and Jesus is our father Jesus love us that's why he go to the cross of Calvary to save us to take away our sins because we are sinners Jesus want us to save Jesus doesn't want us to go to the lake of fire because Jesus love us very much Jesus is our father and Saviour.. to mak…
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Opinion: I don't think there is a single verse in the Bible saying that Jesus is the way to heaven, to me it's an invention of religion. Biblical Answer: Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6) Additional Answer: …
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Answer Rolling Stones is hailed for the Slim Fast Commercials. Time is On My Side Singer Taylor Hicks sings the song heard in the Slim Fast commercial. NEW "TIME IS ON MY SIDE" SINGER The singer in the new Slim-Fast TV ads is an awesome up-and-coming singer named MEIKO -- it's a cool vers…
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It depends on what language your question refers to but, assuming it is English . . . it is widely accepted by most historians and religious scholors of the majority of Christian sects that the most accurate ENGLISH translation of the Holy Bible is considered to the be the "King James Version." Ther…
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To correct additionally: KJV was not the first English Bible (the Coverdale Bible was). And the Coverdale translation was HIGHLY influenced by Tyndale's NT. (Tyndale was killed before completing the OT). The KJV was made years later 1611. And has seen numerous changes since that time. You are corre…
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Answer: World of Warcraft is an MMORPG that is set in the world of Azeroth: MMORPG is a Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game. The player can be one of several races {Gnome, Night Elf, Human, Draeni, Dwarf, Blood Elf, Undead, Tauren, Troll, and Orc} and one of several classes {Priest…
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Both are correct, and here's what happened. Matthew says that Judas went out and hanged himself and that the Greek word for "hanged" means "until he was dead." So he is out in a field that he had purchased and the next day is the Sabbath. He is cursed because he hanged himself (see Deut. 21:23). So …
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There were 40 generations counting Abraham and ending at Joseph, which according to the scriptures the Son of God had to be a descendant of the family of Abraham. Most people count Jesus which would be 41. But, the mistake most people make is they count David twice because he comes at the division a…
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Score The term "threescore and ten" is limited to the King James Version, simply because the term is an old English term. In the past the number twenty was referred to as one "score." Thus "threescore and ten" was 3 times 20 plus 10, or 70. There is a common phase nowadays that "we are all living …
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He could have been, there are no pictures to prove as to what his skin colour was, we only know that he was Jewish,, so he could have been darker than most Caucasian people, or maybe lighter than the average Jewish person, most people from the Eastern European countries are dark skinned, it is also …
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Another answer from our community: It's possible, in theory, for the authors of the Gospels to have been influenced, somehow, by Paul's letters. Realize, though, that Team Xerox and the Internet weren't quite as efficient as they are today; Paul's letters were sent to specific churches and individ…
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His last words before His death John 19:30 When he had received the drink, Jesus said, "It is finished." With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. Matthew 27:50 And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. Mark 15:37 With a loud cry, Jesus breathed…
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Other answers from our community: Simon (later renamed Peter), Andrew, James, his brother John, Philip, Thomas, Matthew (also known as Levi), James the son of Alpheus, Judas/Thaddeus/Lebbaeus, Simon, and Judas Iscariot. After Judas Iscariot committed suicide, Matthias was chosen to replace him. An…
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peter peter was the one who reconized jesus after he died and came back to life so it was peter. Judas Judas was pre-determined to betray Jesus. He was called by God to perform this act that was prophesied. If he refused God's calling he would have been disloyal to God. If Abraham …
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Anybody who doesnt believe in God (follows Satan)will suffer with death. But if you follow God, you will have life. Answer There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job ... And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters. ... And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou consider…
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Yes it does, the math is there and it is too excact to be coincidense
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While the scriptures make clear that Jesus was to be born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2), he was also to be a Nazarene in view of the place where he would grow up. This particular misunderstanding proved to be a genuine stumbling point for some, especially the Jewish scribes of the time: "Others said, Thi…
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that which results in pain,sorrow,or distress. Satan knowingly lied to Eve in the garden(gen 3:1-6,19 3:14,15)which resulted in her,Adam,and all their offsprings death. This is why Jesus refers to Satan as a manslayer(John 8:44). Of all the things that he does do,this was the worst. Here he betrayed…
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The Bible does not say. The Bible says that the creation of man, naming of the animals, and the creation of woman all occurred on the sixth creative "day." However, how long were the creative days? Some conclude that they were each 24 hours long, but the Hebrew word translated �day� has a variet…
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King Solomon had 700 wives and 300 concubines.
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I would guess you're referring to the KJV Bible's translation. In the last part of the verse you see the 4 legs are referred to above the "feet, to leap withal upon the earth" One answer I have heard is the Hebrew word root word used has several meanings; one suggestion is that this word translated…
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Answer 156 in the KJV. To verify this (or find out any other statistics) merely go to an online bible site (like bible.com) and search "peter" or whatever you are looking for. Answer 156 in the KJV, 184 in the NIV, etc. To verify these and find out more go to an online bible webs…
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The answer is none. Here is a link that breaks down every chapter and lists how many verses in each. At the address link below, you can find other links to confirm the information.
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Pharmacia One place is in Galatians 5:19-21: The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity, and debauchery, idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as …
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Answer Old Testament The Deuterocanonical Old Testament books are: Tobit, Judith, 1 and 2 Maccabees, Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus (or, Sirach), and Baruch. Old Testament Apocrypha books include: 1 Esdras, 2 Esdras (4 Ezra), Tobit, Judith, parts of Esther, The Wisdoms of Solomon, Ecclesiast…
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That is a question that a lot of people will disagree about. Some people think that he did physically have children, and that his descendants live on earth today, but there is no direct evidence in the Bible for this (though it is still possible). Short answer... we don't know. As for spiritual chi…
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This is not a very good question. That's sort of like asking how North American's view Dakota Sioux Indian religions. There are so many people and groups of people in so many different areas that you simply cannot get an answer to this question. Even individuals in the same church have different vie…
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Jesus said to render unto Caesar that which belongs to Caesar, and render to God that which belongs to God. People need and use your money, NOT GOD. We should give with a free heart and not regret doing it.....not for show, but because we truly want to help because of the LOVE we have in us from God…
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The bible, regardless of the translated version, does not mention his wife. Samuel's life was dedicated to God from the time of his weaning by his mother Hannah. She promised that she would give him over to serve God "all his days". The information I am referencing is found in 1 Samuel chapters 1-…
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The Bible According to Wycliffe Bible Translators, there is a need for 2200 more languages to have Bible printed for. Taking the usual estimation of 6600 languages in the world, we would say about 4000-5000 languages so far. A strange little fact is that there is actually a Bible translation in K…
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There are seventy-three books in the Canon of the Catholic Bible; forty-six in the Old Testament and twenty-seven in the New Testament. The canon of Scripture refers to the final collection of inspired books included in the Bible. The Catholic Bible contains seven books that do not appear in the Pr…
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Male VirginsRevelations 14:1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.14:2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard…
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The Catholic Church created stability because people believed that they had to follow Church teachings to avoid damnation.
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No.Leviticus 19:26 'Do not eat any meat with the blood still in it. " 'Do not practice divination or sorcery.Deuteronomy 18:10 Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft,I Samuel 15:23 For…
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An example of a series of words that appear in a definite sequence is a complete sentence. Depending on the language, different parts of speech have to be placed in a specific order for the sentence to be intelligible.
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No, it does not.Some say it contradicts the 'Christian way of life', but there is most definitely nothing specifically condemning gambling.
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No, but they should follow old testament priciples in their christian walk with God.  Yes, Christian must obey the OT And God said, .... and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him. Genesis 17:19.And Jesus said,...... "Till heaven and ear…
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Level 70 is an easy goal in World of Warcraft if you devote the time and energy doing the right activities. There are three generally recommended ways to get to level 70. Complete Quests -- Quests will give you experience, reputation, and loot.Explore Dungeons -- Dungeons have "elite" monsters and u…
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Answer You *could* guesstimate based on those things... whether it would be even close to accurate or not is very debatable however. First of all, inherent within your question seems to be an assumption that the creation all happened within one year. Several religious scholars believe that God's …
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Yes, at the Gilgal Sculpture Garden, a small public city park, located at 749 East 500 South in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. Sculptures includes sphinx with Joseph Smith's head.
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Jude The shortest book is dependent... 2 John - which has 1 chapter with 13 verses. (245 words in Greek) (In the 1769 edition of the 1611 King James Version, it is 13 verses with 298 words) The book with the fewest words (219) is 3 John. (In the 1769 edition of the 1611 King James Version, it is 14…
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Easter starts when Jesus die for our sin
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it says a lot of things...i wouldn't go through it lol. Google.com it :)
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Another answer from our community: The Qur'ân talks about Bakkah (the older name of Makkah) being the first house of worship appointed for mankind. It also addresses this place as Mother of the Settlements. The Bible seems to mentions about the valley of Baca in connection with the pilgrimage.…
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Mary is thought to be between 12 and 18 based on the customary age at the time for girls to be married. The Bible does not mention her age, so it is purely speculative.
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Many, many, many times. In what context are you looking for it in? There are times it is used to prophecy and others to condemn, so not always is knowing how many times a particular word used very useful.
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As the name implies, the Epistle of James is traditionally attributed to James the brother of Jesus, and this remains the belief of almost all Christian laypeople and most theologians. However, there are some problems with this attribution, including that the author relied on the Septuagint translat…
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the apostles are 12 chosen disciples
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Catholics believe in reading the Bible. It is the word of God. The first Bible, based on Tradition as it wasn't written until after 300 AD, was handed down by Catholics. Some read it daily, which is highly recommended. At Mass, the readings and the Gospel and many of the prayers are taken from th…
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NONE All we have are copies, of copies, of copies of the alleged original/s. With the scribes adding, deleting, or changing the text to suit what he believes in. " The Four Gospels were unknown to the early Christian Fathers. Justin Martyr, the most eminent of the early Fathers, wrote about th…
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7,957 verses. Note: In a few cases, the number of verses in a chapter differs among the various versions/translations.
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Christianity was founded by Jesus of Nazareth during his ministry in the regions of Galilee and Judea in the 1st Century. It is beleived Jesus began his ministry around 30 AD. Scholars dispute the date but it was around this time. According to the Bible account Jesus began his ministry after being …
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Divinely Inspired indeed! Holy Bible The word Greek Bible, in plural, copmes from the Greek B�blos or B�blion. It means "roll" or "book." B�blion, in the plural nominative case, assumes the form Bible, meaning "books." In the medieval Latin, bibl�a is used as a singular word - a colecti…
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