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Top new questions this week:

What evidence is there that Peter was a bishop in Rome?

The Encyclopaedia Brittanica says The claims that the church of Rome was founded by Peter or that he served as its first bishop are in dispute and rest on evidence that is not earlier than the ...

church-history papacy peter rome  
asked by Brian Hitchcock 7 votes
answered by Dick Harfield 4 votes

How do Calvinists account for Calvin's statements on atonement?

Calvinism gets its name from John Calvin. One of the tenets of Calvinism is "Limited Atonement", the idea that Christ died for the elect, not for all mankind. However, this does not appear to be what ...

calvinism atonement  
asked by Jas 3.1 7 votes
answered by Mr. Bultitude 5 votes

What is the position of the Episcopal Church on the evolution of man?

Pope Francis, in a speech given at a Pontifical Academy of Sciences, has declared his support of evolution as the scientific explanation of the origin of man. Following on the statements of his recent ...

anglicanism evolution  
asked by Dick Harfield 6 votes
answered by Dick Harfield 5 votes

What is the difference between 'Hell', 'Sheol', 'Hades' and 'Gehenna'?

In Western imagination, Hell is a place of everlasting torment and suffering for the wicked. Brunlesschi's painting in Florence's Duomo illustrates it well: The word 'Hell' itself, however, doesn't ...

hell definition  
asked by Affable Geek 6 votes
answered by Dick Harfield 2 votes

What are the biblical arguments that the Bible canon is NOT closed?

Related: What are the biblical arguments that the Bible canon is closed? Most people are familiar with the warning in the Book of Revelation: "And if any man shall take away from the words of the ...

bible canon  
asked by ShemSeger 5 votes

How does mainstream Christianity's perception of Heaven differ from the Mormon perception of the Terrestrial Kingdom?

Unless I am mistaken, it seems to me that the Mormon definition of the Terrestrial Kingdom (the second highest kingdom of glory) is essentially identical to mainstream Christianity's definition of ...

lds heaven comparative-christianity  
asked by ShemSeger 4 votes
answered by Paul Draper 0 votes

Why is the Holy Spirit never spoken of as the Father of Jesus?

The sixth article of the creed recites: He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. Now a woman conceives by the agency of a man who becomes the father of ...

catholicism jesus nature-of-god pneumatology  
asked by FMS 4 votes
answered by Mr. Bultitude 3 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

What is the difference between holiness and righteousness?

Both holiness and righteousness are used to describe God. Additionally, we as Christians are called to be holy and righteous as well. These are two distinct words, so they must have distinct ...

nature-of-god christian-living nature-of-man  
asked by Sycamore 9 votes
answered by David Stratton 2 votes

Why did Jesus have to leave for the Holy Spirit to come?

John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. Why did ...

biblical-basis trinity pneumatology ascension  
asked by Rick 11 votes
answered by rguy 4 votes

Can you answer this?

Which Reformation theologians used the analogy of water and ink for sin?

On page 98 of Miroslav Volf's Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving, he says: But even if all of us are sinners from head to toe, none of us is a sinner through and through, with nothing good ...

sin nature-of-man reformation  
asked by Mr. Bultitude 4 votes
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