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Top new questions this week:

Why don't Mormons sing the second verse of, "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"?

We were singing Christmas Carols tonight and noticed that in the Mormon Hymn book, the following verse has been omitted from, "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing": Christ, by highest heav'n adored: ...

lds christmas hymns  
asked by ShemSeger 9 votes
answered by kutschkem 5 votes

What are the differences between Cherubim and Seraphim?

I was reading a few posts regarding the appearance of angels. What does the Bible say about the appearance of angels? And I am curious as to the general differences between cherubim and seraphim. Do ...

denomination angels  
asked by matrixugly 7 votes
answered by fredsbend the Grinch 5 votes

What is the basis for the LDS belief that religious truth is confirmed by what you feel?

LDS Elder M. Russell Ballard in a Youtube video said that Religious truth is always confirmed by what you feel. And that's the way heavenly father answers prayers. What does it mean that ...

lds belief feelings  
asked by laovultai 7 votes
answered by Matt 6 votes

What is the Lutheran doctrine of consubstantiation and how does it differ from transubstantiation and a more general protestant sacramental view?

In transubstantiation, the bread and wine are said to become the literal body and blood of Jesus. Consubstantiation appears to affirm that "this is my body" does apply to the bread and wine, but not ...

catholicism communion sacraments lutheranism transubstantiation  
asked by Ben Mordecai 6 votes
answered by Geremia 5 votes

In the Eucharist, does the bread become Christ's "spiritual body" or "natural body"?

In the act of transubstantiation which occurs during the Eucharist, when the bread becomes Christ's body, and the wine becomes Christ's blood, does the bread become the "spiritual body" (σῶμα ...

catholicism mass transubstantiation  
asked by H3br3wHamm3r81 6 votes
answered by Matt Gutting 3 votes

How do Roman Catholics reconcile Acts 15:20 with transubstantiation?

I'm curious how a Roman Catholic Christian would defend the practice of transubstantiation in light of Acts 15:20 which states that Christians are "to abstain...from blood" (τοῦ ἀπέχεσθαι ἀπό...τοῦ ...

catholicism communion transubstantiation  
asked by H3br3wHamm3r81 5 votes
answered by Andy 1 vote

Why do (at least some) Messianic Jews celebrate the birth of Jesus on the 15th of Tishri?

In an (attempted) answer to the question of Why is Christmas on December 25th? from the perspective of Messianic Judaism, it was stated that Messianic Jews believe that Jesus (Yehu’shua HaMashiach) ...

jesus christmas calendar messianic-judaism  
asked by bruised reed 5 votes
answered by Daniel Giron 1 vote

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 is the biblical basis to claim that masturbation is a sin?

There's definitely two sides to this coin, some people say that masturbation is not a sin that leads to death, others say that it's a sin because Jesus commands us to deny the desires of our flesh. ...

biblical-basis sin sexuality  
asked by Ecommerce Consultant 38 votes
answered by Corey Ogburn 45 votes

Can you answer these?

Was Jesus' time in the wilderness the only time that He encountered Satan on Earth?

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of ...

satan gospel-of-matthew temptation  
asked by Jim G. 2 votes

Why are the Ammonites excluded instead of the Midianites in Nehemiah 13?

Now Balak son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites, and Moab was terrified because there were so many people. Indeed, Moab was filled with dread because of the Israelites. ...

textual-discrepancies numbers curses nehemiah  
asked by Tim Hughes 1 vote

Do Catholics believe that Jesus' time in the wilderness was meant as an allegory?

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of ...

catholicism gospel-of-matthew temptation  
asked by Jim G. 4 votes
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