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Questions about the belief in the Lord Jesus Christ as Son of God and Saviour.

Asked in Judaism, Christianity, Religious Literature

What is the Christian holy book called?

The sacred text in Christianity is the Bible. Description of the Holy Bible The Holy Bible is a collection of 66 little books written by some 40 different people, over a period of 1600 years (2 Peter 1:21) (2 Samuel 23:2) telling the history of mankind, his fall into sin, God's promise of a 'rescuer' , God's dealings with humanity over the centuries, the arrival of that 'rescuer', fulfillment of the Messianic prophecies and mankind's one hope for the future. It is a...
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Asked in Christianity, Islam, Jesus Christ

Did Jesus commit blasphemy by claiming Himself as the Son of the God?

Answer 1 Jesus calls himself God's son in Matthew 11:27; John 5:23 and John 5:26. When Peter calls him the son of God in Matthew 16:16, Jesus tells Peter that God revealed that to him. But when Jesus calls himself God's son, he is not identifying himself as divine, he is identifying himself as a descendant of David, just as the scripture uses the term in Ps 29:1. The coronation hymn in Ps 2:7 declares that the king of Judah becomes God's son...
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Asked in Christianity, Saints

What did Saint Martin of Tours split for the beggar?

He gave the beggar half of his cloak.
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Asked in Christianity, New Testament, Jesus Christ

What was gall given to Jesus Christ on the cross?

The "gall" given to Jesus on the cross (which Mark calls "myrrh" and Luke and John do not mention) was a bitter substance used as an anesthetic; a first-century "painkiller." ...
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Asked in Christianity, Islam, Judaism

How is woman as widow viewed in Judaism Christianity Islam?

Answer A: From Muslim perspective: * For purposes of clarity, there is no old testament in Islam. Islam has since its inception preached one word or rather one book which has never been edited. The Old Testament recognized no inheritance rights to widows. Accordingly, widows were among the most vulnerable of the Jewish population. The male relatives who inherited all of a woman's deceased husband's estate were to provide for her from that estate. However, widows had no way to ensure this provision...
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Asked in Politics and Government, Christianity, Definitions

What is Christianphobia?

Christianphobia (usually called Christianophobia or Christophobia) is the irrational fear or hatred of Christians or Christianity. It mirrors the use of the word Islamophobia by Muslims. The extent of Christianphobia in the UK is debatable. One view: In many parts of the UK there is a new aggressive atheism that for the last decade has been sweeping all areas of UK society. It is being led by a number of aggressive academic atheists; who are encouraging the persecution, ridicule and mocking of Christianity and Christians....
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Asked in History, Politics & Society, Christianity, Heaven and Hell

What is Stoism?

When the Apostle Paul visited Athens, he took the message of Christ to the marketplace where a wide variety of people could be encountered. Among those he talked to were Epicurean and Stoic philosophers. We read about his encounter with them in Acts 17. Who were these Epicureans and Stoics? I'd like to give a thumbnail sketch of their ideas about God, man, and the world which will help us understand why Paul what he did. Stoicism and Epicureanism were philosophies which...
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Asked in Christianity, Religion & Spirituality

What are considered sinful acts?

The bible states the Ten Commandments which we must follow. If we go against any of these rules it would be considered a sinful act: You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make idols. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Honor your father and your mother. You shall not murder. You shall not commit adultery. You shall not steal. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. ...
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Asked in Marriage, Christianity, Cathedral and Church History

Can a church minister get married?

Answer 1 They can if their denomination allows - Catholic priests, for instance, are not permitted to marry, but most Protestant denominations do allow it. Biblically it is ok to get married, not getting married doesn't make you any closer or farther from God. Genesis 2:24 "Haven't you read, he replied, that at the beginning the Creator made them male and female, and said, For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two...
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Asked in Holidays and Traditions, Online Shopping, Christianity, Dubai

Do Christians have major holidays in the year?

Yes! Christmas IS a Christian holiday. as is Easter, Valentine's Day, and Saint Patrick's day! These are also hoildays that are celebrated by Christians: Ash Wednesday, Lent, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Advent, and Epiphany. ...
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Asked in Christianity, Philosophy and Philosophers, Definitions

What is the one word for freewill or decision making?

Opinions from contributors: Atheism. Perhaps the word Agency? "Time". Choosing how you spend your time, or life is the only freewill we have. Others dictate what we do with time, work, education, watch, etc. If others dictate how we spend "Time" we are not using Freewill or our decision making. How do you spend your time? (life) ...
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Asked in Christianity, Religion & Spirituality, Judaism

What are the Judeo-Christian ideals?

Answer 1 > All men and all women are equal under God, with inalienable rights. So people have many rights in this life and no matter what your social status is or your gender God will treat everyone the same. > The existence of right and wrong, of good and evil. 1) That we can know right and wrong through reason and common sense. 2) That there are certain moral standards. We can see this in the ten commandments. >Human life is sacred and...
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Asked in Religion & Spirituality, Christianity

How might Christians apply the beatitudes to everyday life?

For being such short passages, the beatitudes are certainly full to the brim with thoughtful material. As far as daily application, they serve several purposes. First, some of them are excellent reminders of things that one should be ready to treat others with at any moment, each day. The clearest examples of these would be being merciful to others, being "meek" which the American Standard Bible translates as "gentle", and being peacemakers. Second, they're reminders from God that He has plans outside...
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Asked in Christianity, Religion & Spirituality

What is 'Divine Fallacy' and how do Christians respond to it?

Divine Fallacy is not limited just to Christians. The fallacy of attributing the unexplained to deities is so common that it has been given its own name, "Divine Fallacy". The term refers to a special form of an argument from incredulity. It is a form of reasoning that says, "I can't understand this, so God must have done it." Or, "This is amazing, so God did it." Or even, "I can't think of any other explanation, therefore, God did it." A more...
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Asked in Christianity

Why do people become born again Christians?

Often you will find people that become born again Christians are missing something in there life, Often friends that treat them equally. So when Christians come along and treat them like everyone else, they take that chance to have some nice friends that treat them well. It's much the same as how skinheads get other members, by befriending the weak. Also it doesn't help that the only thing that the bible actually tells Christians to do is to convert more people to...
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Asked in Christianity, Creation, The Difference Between

What is the difference between theism and deism?

Theism is a belief in a God or gods, who created and now control the universe and usually intercede in human affairs. When used in relationship with deism, it usually refers to the Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam). The concept of deism arose during the Enlightenment as a minimalist interpretation of Christianity, as attempts were made to establish a rational basis for faith. Because the concept of a God who intervenes in human affairs seems unsupportable, the notion developed of a creator...
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Asked in Christianity, Bible Prophecy, The End of the World (apocalypse)

Do Christians go to heaven when they die or are they in the grave until the rapture?

The Soul goes to Heaven. The body goes into the grave until the rapture. After the body is taken to Heaven, it is transformed into a new Holy body. Another view There is no such thing as the rapture. If there is(which there is not) show me proof in the Bible. I will gladly study with you. John 17.(it would be good to read all of the chapter. but in verse 4 Jesus said "I have finished the work" when He comes...
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Asked in Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Creation

How do you know if you have a god sister or not?

Answer 1 I suppose if your godparents have kids, then you do. My friend is getting baptised, and she's having my neighbor be her godmother and we're going to have the pastor let me be her other "godparent", but as her god sister. Answer 2 God; the Creator; is one and only one God with no partner, no son, no sister, no father, no companion, no associate, and no equivalence. If God; the Creator; has a partner; whoever sister or father or son; There would...
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Asked in Christianity, History of Ireland, Ireland

What effect did the spread of Christianity have on education in Ireland?

Ireland became a centre of learning for Christianity in Europe and many people came to the various places in Ireland, like Glendalough or Clonmacnoise, to study. These centres of learning help Ireland earn the title of being the nation of saints and scholars. ...
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Asked in Christianity

What impact did Theodosius have on the growth of Christianity?

By the reign of Emperor Theodosius (378-395), Christianity had grown rapidly under various Christian emperors. Theodosius made Christianity the official religion of empire in 380, although perhaps less than half the population of the empire was Christian. He then made the public worship of the pagan gods illegal in 391, and then even banned pagans from owning household idols. The persecution of pagans rose to a fury never seen against the Christians during the time of the pagan emperors. It became illegal even...
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Asked in Religion & Spirituality, Christianity

What is the cultural landscape of Christianity?

Christianity originated in Israel and moved mainly westward from there. However, it is the world's largest religion and is found everywhere in the world. 1 in 4 people in China are christian, 1 in 24 people in India are Christian, and yet over 70% of people in the USA claim to be Christian. As you can see, Christianity is by no means specific to a certain culture. ...
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