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Top new questions this week:

Does God punish people for their ancestors' sins or not?

Exodus 20:5 (NASB) says, You shall not worship [idols] or serve them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth ...

sin family punishment  
asked by Jeff 9 votes
answered by The Freemason 3 votes

Is there a scriptural basis for treating the non-Gospel books of the New Testament as scripture?

Without citing any books of the New Testament besides the Gospels as evidence (since that would be self-referential), is there a scriptural basis (either in the Gospels or in the Old Testament) for ...

biblical-basis new-testament canon gospel biblical-reliability  
asked by Jeff 6 votes
answered by bruised reed 3 votes

We will judge angels? But we are lower than the angels

Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? 1 Cor 6:3 (KJV) This verse says that we will judge angels, but this verse 6 But one in a certain place ...

angels judge human  
asked by 6 votes
answered by Mitch 5 votes

Where did the belief that Saul fell from a horse come from?

Many people (especially Catholics; I don't know about others, but some say that protestants usually don't believe this) think that Saul/Paul fell from a horse at the moment of his conversion, perhaps ...

history paul-apostle tradition acts  
asked by Pavel 5 votes

What is the storyline order of the Bible?

I purposefully asked, "what is the storyline order of the Bible", because I don't want to know the order that the books were written in (which is chronological, I'm pretty sure.) What I want to see ...

storyline books-of-the-bible  
asked by 4 votes
answered by DJClayworth 3 votes

In Catholicism is salvation by grace alone or by following the ten commandments and confession?

I have many catholic friends, and lately I have been engaging them as to whether or not they believe that salvation is by grace alone. My one catholic friend, (who would label themselves as an ...

catholicism soteriology ten-commandments sola-gratia  
asked by 3 votes
answered by Matt Gutting 8 votes

Doctrine of biblical inerrancy and Pope Benedict XVI questioning the historicity of passage in the Gospel of Matthew?

"In his 2011 book, Pope Benedict XVI, besides repudiating placing blame on the Jewish people, questioned the historicity of the passage found only in the Gospel of Matthew which has the crowd saying, ...

asked by nasraya 2 votes
answered by Andrew Leach 3 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Did God create man to worship and praise Him?

I heard it many times from some Christians and even preachers that God created us to worship and praise Him. I think this idea came from the fact that Psalms contain many phrases like "Praise the ...

nature-of-god creation worship purpose praise  
asked by Mawia 6 votes
answered by Chuck Fulminata 3 votes

What did Jesus quote Psalm 22: "My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?"

What is the correlation between these two scripture? Why Jesus felt forsaken if he knew what was going on? Why was it mentioned in Old Testament as well as New Testament(in two places)? My God, ...

jesus exegesis gospel-of-matthew crucifixion psalm  
asked by Vijin Paulraj 9 votes
answered by Hammer 9 votes

Can you answer these?

Denominations that interpret Matthew 5:32 & 19:9 as NOT permitting divorce in the case of adultery?

Which denominations interpret these verses as not permitting divorce in the case of adultery, for those in a valid marriage? St. Matthew 5:32But I say to you, whosoever shall dismiss his wife, ...

catholicism exegesis denomination divorce  
asked by Geremia 2 votes

What does title of "Bishop" mean in some African-American churches?

I'm familiar with what "bishop" typically means in mainline, churches. It specifically points to an overseer of several other pastors and/or their congregations. Some African-American Christian ...

united-states bishops non-denominational church-hierarchy  
asked by pterandon 2 votes
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