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Top new questions this week:

If Jesus was sinless then why was he baptized?

If Jesus was sinless what is the biblical bases for needing to be baptized by John? Mark 1:4-5 NIV John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of ...

jesus biblical-basis baptism  
asked by The Freemason 7 votes
answered by Beestocks 10 votes

On what basis do Popes choose their papal name?

Apologies if there is not a good answer to this but I was wondering how papal names are chosen. Is there a specific tendency for taking a papal name that is associated with a tradition or strain of ...

catholicism papacy  
asked by Reluctant_Linux_User 6 votes
answered by Geremia 5 votes

Are there any scholars or doctrinal schools that address the conspicuous dearth of needy people in Jesus' sayings and stories?

I'm doing a research project that has involved a lot of different types of survey of the Gospels. Having noticed a surprising number of rich people in Jesus' sayings, I surveyed for verses with ...

money charity words-of-jesus  
asked by GreatBigBore 5 votes
answered by GreatBigBore 0 votes

What is considered to be free choice in the context of "choosing to go to hell"?

Let me preface this by stating that I received a Christian education and have seen the idea that individuals choose to go to hell (rather than God sending them there), mostly from a vaguely ...

protestantism free-will evangelicalism afterlife  
asked by Hypatia 5 votes
answered by Carlton Jenke 5 votes

According to the LDS church, when was the priesthood lost?

I suppose this has no definitive answer, but maybe I am wrong, so: From an LDS view, when was divine authority in the early church lost? From all I have read and heard so far about the early church, ...

lds early-church priesthood  
asked by kutschkem 4 votes
answered by ShemSeger 4 votes

Comparing Leslie Weatherhead's views on the 'Will of God' and current Baptist Union of Great Britain thought on the same subject

I am reading Leslie Weatherhead's collection of sermons on 'The Will of God' from a book of the same title (ISBN: 9 780687 074822 published by Abingdon Press). He looks at God's will in three ways ...

baptist will-of-god  
asked by Jo2108 4 votes

What is the basis for translating the serpent in Gen. 3 as a being of light?

I've read two books that mentioned that the serpent in Genesis 3:1 which tempted Eve could have been rendered as a "shining one" or being of light rather than a serpent. Is there really a basis for ...

genesis bible-translation serpent  
asked by Steve 3 votes
answered by Beestocks 6 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Why is Satan called the prince of the power of the air?

And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons ...

exegesis satan ephesians  
asked by Martin.kv 5 votes
answered by Mawia 1 vote

What was inside the Ark of the Covenant?

1 Kings 8:9 (NIV) There was nothing in the ark except the two stone tablets that Moses had placed in it at Horeb, where the Lord made a covenant with the Israelites after they came out of ...

textual-discrepancies exodus hebrews ark-of-the-covenant 1-kings  
asked by Mawia 10 votes
answered by H3br3wHamm3r81 6 votes

Can you answer these?

How did the tradition of Mothering Sunday arise?

Mothering Sunday is a tradition that dates back to at least the 16th century. People would visit their "mother church" either a cathedral or large local church and people were often permitted to ...

religious-practice  
asked by Reluctant_Linux_User 2 votes

Biblical basis or rational for Christian Identity Movement?

After discovering the Christian Identity movement, and investigating them further to answer another question, I've been pondering how they justify their doctrine. On the homepage of Christian ...

biblical-basis racism identity-christianity  
asked by ShemSeger 2 votes
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