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Top new questions this week:

According to the gospel of John, on which day of the week was Jesus crucified?

John 19:14-16: "Now it was the day of preparation for the Passover; it was about the sixth hour. And he said to the Jews, “Behold, your King!” So they cried out, “Away with Him, away with Him, …

exegesis crucifixion gospel-of-john historical-jesus  
asked by Matthew Morley 6 votes
answered by disciple 4 votes

What is the Roman Catholic view of Christian perfection or entire sanctification?

Does the RC Church have a view on Christian perfection or entire sanctification? If so what is it? To what degree do they believe believers can experience any amount of freedom from sin in this life?

catholicism sin sanctification holiness  
asked by Matthew Morley 5 votes
answered by Matt Gutting 5 votes

What is the significance of Ehud being left-handed?

In Judges 3 we find an interesting story about Israel's left-handed assassin and his hit on Moab's obese king, Eglon. Judges 3:15-22 ESV Then the people of Israel cried out to the Lord, and the …

exegesis ehud book-of-judges  
asked by LCIII 4 votes
answered by Frank Luke 9 votes

How did Matthew conclude that Isaiah 7:14 refers to Jesus?

The verse reads: "Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel." Matthew quotes it in Matthew 1:23, with it's …

prophecy gospel-of-matthew evangelicalism messiah isaiah  
asked by Steve 4 votes
answered by bruised reed 2 votes

The New Covenant in Reformed and Catholic soteriology

After looking at @Affable Geek's answer to an overview question on different understandings of why Jesus had to die, and in particular after his comment on Catholicism in this respect, I went to look …

catholicism soteriology reformed-theology  
asked by Matt Gutting 4 votes

What are the different uses of "heaven" in scripture?

In English, heaven is used through both testaments, but is often referencing different locations. What are the specific uses for this word?

heaven eschatology  
asked by Matthew Morley 4 votes
answered by Matthew Morley 3 votes

What are the general positions of different traditions on the question "did Jesus have to die?"

I wish to take a much closer look at the theology of the death of Jesus. I understand that the evangelical position is largely that he had to die to pay for our sins but I fully expect that there are …

jesus crucifixion  
asked by Matthew Brown 4 votes
answered by Affable Geek 5 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Is premarital sex πορνεία (porneia)?

This question is pretty much a spinoff of What does the Bible say about sex before marriage / premarital sex? because its current answer depends on the assumption that premarital sex is πορνεία …

sexuality liberal greek  
asked by dancek 16 votes
answered by Richard 25 votes

Did Jesus actually ever say "if you don't believe in me you go to Hell"?

Just finished the 5 part series on the History channel "The Bible" They did a fantastic job with it. What I noticed is that Jesus did not appear to condemn those who did not believe in Him and I …

asked by Greg McNulty 8 votes
answered by orpheus_sings 5 votes
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