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Throughout human history, humans have been searching for meaning. Many people find it in religious or spiritual worship or practice. The questions of religion have occupied humanity since our beginnings. Questions here include the ancient, organized, and new & evolving religions; faith, spirituality, and alternate pathways; as well as those of people still searching. Questions about the origins of religion, comparison of religion, and Atheism are also found here.
Some scholars have dated Jesus' ministry beginning in 27 AD and  ending in 31 AD. The Good Samaritan parable was during these dates.
  The best place to go for the answer to this question is to surf to thewittenburgproject.org it has almost all the works of Martin Luther on the site for you to read for free.   The short answer is that Martin Luther believed that the Bible is the infallible Word of the living God. He said...
The Guardians that you may be referring to are found at Genesis  3:24 which reads, "So he drove the man out, and he posted at the  east of the garden of E′den the cherubs and the flaming blade of a  sword that was turning continuously to guard the way to the tree of  life."   These Angels;...
No one chose to return as a victim of Haiti,because we do not have that option. The bible is very clear on thetopic of reincarnation; once you are dead you stay that way untilthe resurrection at the last day. Psalms 115:17 The dead praise not the LORD , neither any thatgo down into silence ....
David    Answer:    Acts 9:4, 5 - Then he fell to the ground, and  heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you  persecuting Me?" 5 And he said, "Who are You, Lord?" Then  the Lord said, "I am Jesus, whom you are  persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the  goads." ...
The Hellenistic period was post-Alexander when his successors (histop generals) who, in the late 4th C BCE carved up his empire andstruggled against each other to expand their cut of the cake - thePtolemies in Egypt, the Seleucids in Syria, and various dynastiesin Macedonia and Asia Minor. Judea...
AS far as any research I have been able to do, no one has ever seen  Michael the Arch Angel. There are only a couple passages regarding  him in scripture.
The tribal arrangement in Israel was based on descent from the 12  sons of Jacob. These twelve family heads produced the "twelve  tribes of Israel." Two Tribes made up the Northern Kingdom of  Isarel, Judah and Benjamin. The other 10 Tribes made up the  Southern Kingdom of Israel. 1 Kings 11:29...
In Hebrew merciful means רַחוּם In Greek merciful means εύσπλαχνος
The opposite of psychic equilibrium.
According to Catholicism, St. Joseph, Jesus' step-father is the patron saint of carpenters.
Hell was a terrifying place in the Puritans' minds, especially asnobody could do anything about it. The Puritans were Calvinists whobelieved in double predestination and unconditional election: inother words, instead of believing that Christ died for all men, intheir minds, Christ only died for the...
Your question is very general, but Baptists don't usually have any  religious practices affecting health care. Baptists accept medical  science and its practice. If you have a specific area of health  care to address, I'm glad to do so.
The Unitarian Universalist church, and some may say Reformed  Judaism Synogogues could be.
The German Baptist's, sometimes known as Dunkards( disparaging as I  am told by my Ger.Baptist neighbors ) do not allow blood  transfusions and certain surgical procedures are prohibited. As for  other Baptist Organizations; Southern Congress, Independent, etc.  MAY prohibit birth control as...
Apparently, this is an 'urban myth' which originated from attempts  to somehow make gambling 'biblical.' My research on this topic  yielded the following 'best answer':   "The four card suits that we know today - Hearts, Diamonds, Spades,  and Clubs - are a French design from the 15th century,...
With its variants in the King James Version (KJV), Zaccur, Zacher,  Zechariah, Zachariah, that would be 'Zacharias.' In the Hebrew  First Covenant Scriptures (Tanakh) that name is simply 'ZekharYah';  and in the Aramaic Renewed Covenant Scriptures (Brith Kadasha),  'ZakharYah.'
There are cathedrals of this name in various parts of the world. They are either Anglican or Catholic.
The oldest complete copy of the Old Testament is the CodexLeningradensis, dated about 1010 CE. Another mostly complete copyis the Septuagint, which is a Greek translation from about 247 to117 BCE. Then The Masoretic Texts are dated circa 500-1000 CE.
'Go and completely destroy those wicked people, the Amalekites;  make war on them until you have wiped them out.' 19 Why did you not  obey the LORD? Why did you pounce on the plunder and do evil in the  eyes of the LORD?" 20 "But I did obey the LORD," Saul said. "I went  on the mission the LORD...
Since St. Maria Faustina of the Most Blessed Sacrement wrote  contiuiously during her time of service ther would be several  volumes. She was born Helena Kowalska near Lodz, Poland August  25,1905. She dedicated her life to beecome Christ-like, a persoal  sacrifice to others to help them in any...
  from the philosophy dictionary The felt or phenomenal qualities associated with experiences, such as the feeling of a pain, or the hearing of a sound, or the viewing of a colour. To know what it is like to have an experience is to know its qualia.
Irene McCormack was a nun of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the  Sacred Hearts of Australia. She traveled to Peru to do missionary  work caring for the poor. Sister McCormack was a dedicated teacher  and leader. In May 1991, she, along with seven others were executed  by a rebel group known as...
you should look in a bible Answer 2 A quick look at the names of the sacred Jewish books implies thatthey constitute the O.T. and are the same thing. However, there are some important differences. One difference isthat the Jewish Bible (the Tanakh) is only in the original Hebrew.Any translation is,...
The technical term is magician. Those with supernatural powers arewizards or sorcerors. Various religions that practice "natural magic" have men calledshamans or male witches (the same term as for females).
While the behavior of your son is between he and you, there are obviously guidelines, rules, preferences, etc. that various differing faiths have.You specifically referenced him as a "Mormon", or what is actually a "Latter Day Saint". I believe the Bishop of your Ward would be the man to ask for the...
Corey Taylor does not like Muslims.
Frank Iangella is Jewish
In the 2010-2011 school year, he will be in 8th grade
Do you possibly mean Egyptians? If so, they are still very much a  people and country in northeast Africa on the Nile River delta.
The 1960 Valera Biblia listed these children of King David(Rey  David) : Amnon, Nathan, Quileab, Shobab, Ibhar, Elishama, Eliada,  Jerimot, Itream, Sheptias, Elephelet, Jafia, Nefeg, Samua, Elisua,  Nogah, and Saloman, who would be King. I found one daughter, Tamar.  Feliz Dia de Gracias!
Mark 5:41: and he ( Jesus ) took the little girl by the hand (NIV)  ...and said, " Little girl, I say to you arise." This is an  allegory of Jesus raising the dead.
Being shot, Gas, Physical Abuse
Matthew was a "Tax Collector" See Below for more:   (Mat′thew) [probably a shortened form of the Heb.  Mattithiah, meaning "Gift of Jehovah"].  A Jew, otherwise known as Levi, who became an apostle  of Jesus Christ and the writer of the Gospel bearing his name. He  was the son of a certain...
The word "Vision" appears 55 times in the KJV. I won't name all the scriptures but I can name a few. Daniel 9:24Habakkuk 2:2,3Acts 16:9,10Isaiah 1:1Genesis 15:1Daniel 7:2Daniel 8:2Mathew 17:9Revelation 9:17Numbers 12:6Hope this helped.
Where and when William of Roskilde was born appear to be unknown. We know that he died in 1070 at Roskilde in Denmark and was buried together with the king. (Upon the death of the king, whom he had worked hard to reform, and at Roskilde, the burial place of Danish kings, William, when he approached...
Yes, he believes in God. He is a member of the LDS Church.
It was originally written in Hebrew.
The Best God sword is His Living Words that Proceeded from His Mouth. God's Word is sharper than the mighty sword. All things whether on Earth or Heaven is created by God's Word.
All constellations have stars of all temperatures. Libra is no  exception to that. So there isn't some specific temperature about  the stars in it.
Libra is a constellation, a specific part of the celestial sphere.  So it is not a physical entity that could have a temperature. If  you are referring to the stars that can be found within its  boundaries, they can be any temperature that applies to a star  (anything between 3000K and 20000K)
No such god exists in my informatiom systems.
If someone is trying to force the Bible upon you, gently remind them that, no matter what the Bible itself says, today's culture allows us the freedom of religion, and it is not their prerogative to infringe that right. .In my case, if a believer wants to, or feels the need that he or she must...
Religions have spread through migration, through conquest, andthrough missionary work.
  ST. NICHOLAS von (of) FLUE 1417-1487    Feast: March 22nd     Had Nicholas not been a saint, or had he eaten and drunk like  other saints, Switzerland with all it has meant for peace and  humanity would probably not exist today. For Nicholas's entire life  was ordained in view...
Michael the Archangel could be said to be the Defender of Faith of  the Church as well as the Protector of Israel.
In Judaism it is called Bereshit Elohim. Before Christianity books  of the Old Testament ( Tanakh ) were just called by the fist couple  words. Bereshit Elohim is Hebrew for In the beginning God...
Are you a different person at church? Do you go to Church for show?  Either way you probably should not be talking, pick up a book and  learn to read and write.
Because you haven't actually got what Confucianism is all about. In  fact,
In Judaism, the earliest manuscripts were the prophetic books thatwere written by the prophets themselves. At the death of each ofthe prophets, the original manuscript was deposited with theSanhedrin, which was the high court of Torah-sages in the Templepremises. This is why the first Torah-scroll,...
Nattig is a festival that can be likened to The dead of the Dead and Samhain. It is a Sumerian festival that not only honers those we have lost but celebrates life. There are myths, or stories that tell of one of the goddesses going down into the underworld. You can Google it if you are interested...
That would be hard to say. Jesus stood on a mount to deliver His  "Sermon On The Mount". Pictures depict early church fathers on a  high platform so that they could be heard better.
Commit your life to Christ and pray when you need to. You also needto be baptized at least once if your life to be a full committedmember of The Church Of Christ.
No. She is Baptist
It relates to public worship, either out in the open or in  someone's house or building. A fine example of litugical practice  was Jesus Sermon on the Mount. It was an open space that allowed  Jesus to be heard and seen, and the people could worship God as  well.
 Muhammad established laws and examples in respect of which is  obligatory for the Muslin community to follow.   Muhammad had seven children, three boys and four girls. All his  sons, including Ibrahin ibn Muhammad, died in infancy. Because of  this, his experience as a father is sometimes...
Sudan has been split most strongly in this regard, but Chad and  Mauritania have similar issues.
Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist was said to be mute until  asked what he wanted his son's name to be Luke 5:1-75
Protestants use a Bible with 39 books in the Old Testament.
As legend would have it, it was made of dogwood, but due to the  small size of the dogwood tree that's highly unlikely. The bible  has nothing to say on the wood and roman history isn't very  specific about what was used to make crosses. Most likely it was  made of whatever they had at hand
in the 60s but if u want an exact time period it started in the  year 1962
Muslims start their prayers in a standing position and will perform full body prostrations called "haraka" (حركة) - meaning "movement". After each haraka, the Muslim will resume a standing position.
Briefly. It started with abraham working out that there is only one source to the universe despite the polytheistic and pagan philosophies believed at that time. Then God revealed Himself to abraham and said that a great nation will descend from him (all this around 1800 bce). After a few...
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I could not find any information that connected Brigham Young to  any German settlers.
Yes you just have to work hard and practice a lot
No. He died in 1988, aged 47 years old.
The word catholic means universal, so in that aspect Christianity  is a universalizing religion with some 2.2 billion followers.
I would go talk with the Imam of a local mosque. Call for their  policy regarding someone other than Muslim entering the Mosque.
I believe that is sign of being a servant, a humble servant of God.  The Cardinal is called by his first name, John, then with title, as  in John Cardinal Smith. Think of it as your servant, John, Cardinal  Smith
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A great deal of people read the Quran , as there is a huge Muslim population in the world.A comprehensive 2009 demographic study of 232 countries and territories reported that 23% of the global population or 1.57 billion people are Muslims. Of those, 87-90% are Sunni and 10-13% are Shi'a, with a...
Without religion humanity wouldn't be aware of its spiritual nature, eternal destiny, and/or moral guidance from the beginning of time.
I'm sure there is. Myself, I know of an at-home test you can take: 1. Attempt to move an object with your mind. Go do this first, then come back. Okay, now we know you aren't telekinetic. 2. Attempt to set a fire with your mind. Go do this first, then come back. Okay, now we know you aren't...
Depends on your religion, but I'm gonna assumes your same religion  as me.   No, its not a sin. But it would be difficult avoiding sin in that  situation. I mean you wont be able to sleep together, or see each  other naked.
The Jewish understanding of the messiah is that he has not arrivedyet and will not be crucified. They believe he will come at a latertime and a more apparent entry. This is in contrast to theChristian version which believes Jesus died on the cross and rosefrom the dead. The Jews had a hard time...
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According to www.BibleGateway.com (http:/www.biblegateway.com/versions/King-James-Version-KJV-Bible), "In 1604, King James I of England authorized that a new translation of the Bible into English be started. It was finished in 1611, just 85 years after the first translation of the New Testament into...
It means that one is duly commissioned by God the Father to fulfill  a certain task.
Saturn was retrograde in Capricorn most of September 1961 (tropical  zodiac).   Saturn was retrograde in Sagittarius in the sidereal zodiac.
If you are referring to the dispute between Hebrew and Grecian Jewsfound in Acts, then you can find the answer in Acts 6:1. "Now inthose days, when the number of the disciples was multiplying, therearose a complaint against the Hebrews by the Hellenists [GrecianJews], because their widows were...