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Christianity Weekly Newsletter

Top new questions this week:

Does Jeremiah 8:8 imply that the scriptures were corrupted?

Most Christians think the Bible has been accurately preserved over the ages, and that the textual differences that exist are largely insignificant. But I came across this verse which makes me ...

exegesis biblical-reliability jeremiah  
asked by public static 15 votes
answered by Affable Geek 13 votes

Why does the LDS Church put an emphasis on prepping?

It's been many years since I attended LDS Churches, but I seem to recall quite a bit of discussion about emergency preparedness, which goes by the term "prepping" today. I've never seen this in other ...

asked by David Stratton 11 votes
answered by Paul Draper 12 votes

How do Quakers know when to start and stop their church meetings?

Worship meetings of the Religious Society of Friends (or "Quakers") are spent in silence unless people are moved by the Holy Spirit to act. This seems clear enough, however, I do not understand how a ...

worship society-of-friends  
asked by Reluctant_Linux_User 9 votes
answered by Matt Gutting 7 votes

Do Protestants believe Jesus and Satan are brothers?

Many, many times, I've seen or heard "Mormons believe Jesus and Satan are brothers". Technically, it's true. Mormons believe Jesus and Satan are sons of God, and by dictionary definition, people can ...

jesus lds protestantism satan son-of-god  
asked by Paul Draper 9 votes
answered by Caleb 19 votes

Why did John the Baptist lose his faith in Christ?

Clearly John was a prophet and he dedicated his life to God. God revealed to him that Jesus was the Messiah. In Matthew 3:13-17 he baptized Jesus, and proclaimed that he is The One in John 1:29 ...

catholicism exegesis gospel-of-matthew john-the-baptist  
asked by Grasper 6 votes
answered by Matt Gutting 8 votes

According to Calvinism, why does God give mercy to some and not to others?

So according to Calvinism as I understand it... ...God has chosen from eternity to extend mercy to those he has chosen and to withhold mercy from those not chosen. Those chosen receive salvation ...

nature-of-god calvinism  
asked by LCIII 6 votes
answered by wax eagle 4 votes

Does the Catholic Church have a position on slavery reparations?

Does the Catholic Church have an official position on slavery reparations? For those interested, I asked the same question on Mi Yodeya, which is the site for Judaism.

catholicism slavery  
asked by user8547 5 votes
answered by AthanasiusOfAlex 3 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Prominent Theologians' answer to: What is "The Parable of the Shrewd Manager" about?

The Parable of the Shrewd Manager (full text below) is perhaps one of the hardest parables to interpret. At first glance it seems to be about rewarding dishonesty! What lesson is Jesus teaching His ...

bible jesus exegesis parables  
asked by Wikis 23 votes
answered by Bork Blatt 15 votes

If the Ten Commandments say “thou shalt not kill” how can a Christian fight in a war?

Exodus holds the 10 commandments. Specifically, we see: Exodus 20:13 (KJV) Thou shalt not kill. Since the Ten Commandments say “thou shalt not kill” why do many Christians fight in a war? ...

ten-commandments war killing  
asked by compman 45 votes
answered by Mason Wheeler 53 votes

Can you answer this?

What do Evangelical Christians consider "the traditions" to be in 1 Thessalonians 2:15?

Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. What are these "traditions" to Evangelicals?

tradition evangelicalism  
asked by Charles Alsobrook 1 vote
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