Christianity Weekly Newsletter
Christianity Weekly Newsletter

Top new questions this week:

Are there examples of God forgiving without sacrifice?

So far I have seen, some kind of sacrifice, direct or indirect, is required to have forgiveness from sin. So, my question is - Are there examples of God forgiving our sins without any sacrifice?

bible soteriology  
asked by Gulshan 6 votes
answered by Steve 7 votes

Is 'Non-Catholic Non-Orthodox Modern Western Denomination' an ok definition of Protestant?

One meaning of the term "Protestant" is "a church drawing its roots from the Reformation and the denominations of the Reformers in particular". I have also seen the term extensively used to mean "a ...

protestantism terminology  
asked by the dark wanderer 5 votes
answered by Steven Doggart 4 votes

Was Luke, the author of the Gospel and Acts, a slave?

"It is possible that Paul’s “relative” Lucius is Luke, the author of the Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles. On his second missionary journey, Paul may have gone to Troas (where Luke lived—or ...

bible history slavery gospel luke  
asked by GMGrimley 5 votes
answered by Dick Harfield -2 votes

Does God love everyone equally?

What is the biblical basis for the idea that God loves everyone equally? Equally meaning he doesn't love someone more or less than anyone else?

biblical-basis love  
asked by LCIII 4 votes
answered by fredsbend 6 votes

What plausible explanation can we find for the points of contact between Moses in the Pearl of Great Price and the Book of Enoch?

Joseph Smith claimed to have translated the Pearl of Great Price from papyrus in 1851. It includes the Book of Moses in which is found a great deal more about the Prophet Enoch than is found in ...

lds joseph-smith pearl-of-great-price dead-sea-scrolls  
asked by Stephen Goodman 3 votes
answered by Andrew 3 votes

Did the Community of Christ denounce the Book of Mormon?

Most Mormons seem to be under the impression that the Community of Christ agreed to denounce the Book of Mormon as scripture in order to be accepted into the World Council of Churches. It's obvious ...

lds book-of-mormon community-of-christ  
asked by ShemSeger 3 votes
answered by Dick Harfield 1 vote

How Justification and Sanctification relate to Salvation?

Among Evangelicals there are subtle different emphasis on how Justification relate to Sanctification, eg. Ordo Salutis vs Historia Salutis.1 This is not about that subtle difference. When a person is ...

soteriology calvinism lutheranism sanctification justification  
asked by Adithia Kusno 2 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Where does the concept of a "God-shaped hole" originate?

There's a concept that I heard used many times throughout my life in regards to idolatry. The idea is that inside each of us is a "God-shaped hole"--a place inside of our hearts that only God can ...

asked by Richard 34 votes
answered by Richard 23 votes

What is significant about the swaddling clothes with which Jesus was wrapped as a baby?

Luke gives the account of Jesus' birth and mentions that Mary wrapped Him in "swaddling cloths". And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a ...

jesus history virgin-mary nativity  
asked by Narnian 9 votes
answered by David Stratton 10 votes

Can you answer this?

Why did the RLDS start giving the priesthood to women?

There is a common belief amongst mainstream LDS that the reason the Community of Christ (formerly the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) started ordaining women with the ...

lds priesthood community-of-christ  
asked by ShemSeger 1 vote
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