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Top new questions this week:

How are emendations to the Masoretic Text viewed within the doctrine of inerrancy?

This was prompted by an answer to another question of mine which quoted a source that noted alternative vocalization of the Masoretic text as an example of liberal tendencies in the NRSV. This ...

old-testament inerrancy textual-criticism  
asked by Susan 7 votes
answered by Douglas Becker 6 votes

What's the difference, if any, between the Swedenborgian and Oneness Pentecostal doctrines of God?

Both Oneness Pentecostals and Swedenborgians could, it seems to me, be described as "modalist" in contrast with "trinitarian." Obviously there are plenty of general differences between the two church ...

modalism oneness-pentecostalism swedenborg  
asked by Mr. Bultitude 4 votes
answered by Lee Woofenden 1 vote

Scriptural basis for monarchical episcopate

What scriptural basis has traditionally been put forth by the Catholic and the Orthodox Churches to support the idea of monarchical episcopate (the idea that there must be only one bishop over a city ...

catholicism eastern-orthodox bishops  
asked by brilliant 3 votes
answered by Marek Oleszczuk 0 votes

1 Kings 3:16-28 - The Story of Solomon and the Two Mothers

I'm reading through Samuel and Kings at the moment (basically the same book, I know). I've just come to the well-known story of Solomon and the two (prostitute) mothers. I was wondering whether this ...

wisdom solomon 1-kings  
asked by Smiley Sam 3 votes
answered by Dick Harfield 2 votes

According to Jehovah's witnesses, why does an active force have a name?

Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: (KJV) From my understanding of Jehovah's witness theology, ...

jehovahs-witnesses  
asked by atherises 2 votes

What is known about the Apostle Paul's family?

Did Paul's wife travel with him and then he became a widower? Does Pharisee of Pharisees mean that his family goes back several generations, father, grandfather, etc. of Pharisees? What does Roman by ...

paul-apostle  
asked by Bob Bird 2 votes

Was Jesus' human nature included in the Trinity?

Since Jesus had two natures, one divine and one human, is human nature included in the Trinity, or just the divine nature? What did the early Christians and the traditions have to say about this?

jesus trinity  
asked by Max 2 votes
answered by Geremia 1 vote

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

What is the significance of the three different gifts (gold, frankincense and myrrh) given to Jesus by the Magi after his birth?

In Matthew 2:11, we read that the Magi or wise men brought gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Were these common gifts to be given at that time or did each of them hold significant meaning, ...

christmas  
asked by Narnian 8 votes
answered by Peter Turner 3 votes

Does Jesus ever claim to be God, or the son of God?

While I understand there are many potential passages in the Bible of Jesus claiming to be a messiah (which I understand to mean "anointed"), a king, or one through whom it is necessary to know God, ...

jesus gospels christology words-of-jesus  
asked by kinofrost 33 votes
answered by DJClayworth 36 votes
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