• Who were the first Christians?

    The Virgin Mary was the first Christian. Mary was told she was going to give birth to the messiah and Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” Luke She knew Jesus was the messiah http://www.usccb.org/bible/luke/1:26
    The Virgin Mary was the first Christian. Mary was told she was going to give birth to the messiah and Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” Luke She knew Jesus was the messiah http://www.usccb.org/bible/luke/1:26
    13 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 23 hours ago
  • Is it ok to eat some sandwiches in church?

    Would you eat sandwiches in a job inteview? Then why would you do it in front of the real boss, the king of the universe?
    Would you eat sandwiches in a job inteview? Then why would you do it in front of the real boss, the king of the universe?
    24 answers · Etiquette · 1 day ago
  • How do I stop my wife from crashing into my car?

    Can you park out in the street instead?
    Can you park out in the street instead?
    9 answers · Safety · 2 days ago
  • Does Jesus have a physical body in heaven?

    Yes, it is His resurrected body
    Yes, it is His resurrected body
    30 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 days ago
  • Why do old people take so long in Catholic confession?

    I go to my local Cathedral for confession, they offer daily morning confession. If you are within driving distance of the cathedral maybe you can consider that an option.
    I go to my local Cathedral for confession, they offer daily morning confession. If you are within driving distance of the cathedral maybe you can consider that an option.
    15 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 days ago
  • If Christians and the Father are one, and Jesus and the Father are one, are all of these people one God?

    Yes, think of a family called Jones. There is Jones the Father, Jones the Son, and then there is a 3rd Jones. All 3 of them are Jones, but they are distinct personages. God has 3 distinct personages. 3 personages in one Godhead.
    Yes, think of a family called Jones. There is Jones the Father, Jones the Son, and then there is a 3rd Jones. All 3 of them are Jones, but they are distinct personages. God has 3 distinct personages. 3 personages in one Godhead.
    20 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 days ago
  • Why are Christians not allowed to have sex before marriage?

    People who commit fornication often suffer from depression (due to broken hearts and getting emotionally attached) and even suicide is also higher in those that practice fornication. It can create children out of wedlock which destroys the family unit and can cause poverty (and really if you think about it if it is rampant it can destroy society... show more
    People who commit fornication often suffer from depression (due to broken hearts and getting emotionally attached) and even suicide is also higher in those that practice fornication. It can create children out of wedlock which destroys the family unit and can cause poverty (and really if you think about it if it is rampant it can destroy society as a whole). It wasn't just some random rule God made up,there are very real world effects to fornication
    31 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 days ago
  • How is "admonishing sinners" considered a spiritual work of mercy for a Christian?

    To admonish a sinner means, first of all, to call someone to conversion. Jesus Himself did this from the very outset of His public ministry when He proclaimed, "The Kingdom of God is at hand" "If a person were drowning, and we were standing near a life preserver, and we did nothing to throw that life preserver out to that person so... show more
    To admonish a sinner means, first of all, to call someone to conversion. Jesus Himself did this from the very outset of His public ministry when He proclaimed, "The Kingdom of God is at hand" "If a person were drowning, and we were standing near a life preserver, and we did nothing to throw that life preserver out to that person so that person could be saved, this would be a terrible act of lack of love. It is even worse if souls are in jeopardy of their eternal loss from God, and we say nothing to make them realize the moral danger they are in. This is why admonishing the sinner is so important. Most people do not like to be reminded of their sins and faults. Most of us do not like to be corrected but a Christian can help point souls in the right direction. https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/...
    20 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 days ago
  • Of Israel was created after WW2, then why is it in the bible and old testament?

    It was recognized as a nation after WW2. It's like Hawaii existed before it became a U.S. state in 1949. It was still called Hawaii before it was a U.S. state.
    It was recognized as a nation after WW2. It's like Hawaii existed before it became a U.S. state in 1949. It was still called Hawaii before it was a U.S. state.
    11 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 days ago
  • Should I go back to church?

    "it's only pragmatic to go to church if it will make others happy" You are committing the sin of vainglory and frankly it sounds like you are still atheist "Hyypocrite" means "actor" or "pretender."It is used in the New Testament to describe someone who, like an actor on stage, is concerned about... show more
    "it's only pragmatic to go to church if it will make others happy" You are committing the sin of vainglory and frankly it sounds like you are still atheist "Hyypocrite" means "actor" or "pretender."It is used in the New Testament to describe someone who, like an actor on stage, is concerned about projecting a certain character to his audience and pretending to be something he is not. Driven by his desire to receive praise from men, the hypocrite is more worried about giving the impression that he does good deeds than actually doing good deeds for their own sake. Do we worship God and serve the Church purely out of selfless love for God, or is there a part of us selfishly seeking to receive attention and praise from men? We may give time and money to the church, but is there something within us hoping that others will notice our generosity? We may take time for prayer because we love the Lord, but is there a part of us also hoping our friends, our spiritual director, or the people we serve will notice and think better of us. If we perform righteous deeds in order to receive human recognition, we spoil the gift we could have given to God." “For men to seek their own glory is not glory” (Prov. 25:27) https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/edu...
    15 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 days ago
  • What do you think happens after we die? Heaven or Hell? Reincarnation? Void of nothingness? What would you like to happen?

    Immediately at death each soul will face what is called the Particular Judgement. We will stand before the judgement of Christ and either enter into the blessedness of Heaven– through purification, – or everlasting damnation” (#1022). If we have died rejecting God, with mortal sins and with no remorse for those mortal sins, then we will have damned... show more
    Immediately at death each soul will face what is called the Particular Judgement. We will stand before the judgement of Christ and either enter into the blessedness of Heaven– through purification, – or everlasting damnation” (#1022). If we have died rejecting God, with mortal sins and with no remorse for those mortal sins, then we will have damned ourselves to Hell; the firm rejection of God that we made in this life, will continue on in the next. Then finally there will be the general judgement and the resurrection of the dead and Christ will judge all of human history together.. This is when every person will be raised from the dead and sent to either heaven or hell." That's what will make hell so painful because you will actually have your resurrected body and be able to feel pain again, etc. (so something to avoid at all cost) http://www.integratedcatholiclife.org/20...
    41 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 days ago
  • Christians: What does the Bible say about "checking females out"?

    Many Christian saints performed what is called "custody of the eyes": At its most basic level, custody of the eyes simply means controlling what you allow yourself to see. It means guarding your sense of sight carefully, realizing that what you view will leave an indelible mark on your soul. Someof the saints, in their zeal for purity,... show more
    Many Christian saints performed what is called "custody of the eyes": At its most basic level, custody of the eyes simply means controlling what you allow yourself to see. It means guarding your sense of sight carefully, realizing that what you view will leave an indelible mark on your soul. Someof the saints, in their zeal for purity, would never look an attractive female in the face. “To avoid the sight of dangerous objects, the saints were accustomed to keep their eyes almost continually fixed on the earth, and to abstain even from looking at innocent objects,” says St. Alphonsus de Liguori. Now, staring at the floor at all times is a bit extreme for most of us, but it does demonstrate the seriousness with which the saints viewed the importance of purity. They teach us that is simply impossible to allow hundreds of immodest images into our minds, however innocently, and remain pure." https://catholicexchange.com/custody-eye...
    11 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 days ago
  • What if one has sufficient proof that someone is trying to curse them with black magic, what actions can be taken legally.?

    The person is doing what is called divination. It could open the person (the one conducting the divination, not you) up to the demonic: "Divination is a kind of demonolatry or devil worship. All participation in such attempts to attain knowledge is derogatory to dignity of a Christian, and opposed to his love and trust in Providence, and... show more
    The person is doing what is called divination. It could open the person (the one conducting the divination, not you) up to the demonic: "Divination is a kind of demonolatry or devil worship. All participation in such attempts to attain knowledge is derogatory to dignity of a Christian, and opposed to his love and trust in Providence, and militates against the spread of the Kingdom of God. Any method of divination with direct invocation of spirits is grievously sinful, and worse still if such intervention ensues; with tacit invocation divination is in itself a grievous sin." http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/05048b.h... So the guy or gal doing it is probably going to hell unless they change their ways.
    11 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 days ago
  • True or false: "Baptism is what makes someone a Christian", as one user claimed?

    "Baptism makes us adopted children of God and heirs of heaven. As children of God, we receive our inheritance at the very moment of our adoption, at the very moment of Baptism. Our inheritance is eternal union with God, and we have that inheritance now, once we are baptized. Nobody can take this inheritance away. Not even God, who has bound... show more
    "Baptism makes us adopted children of God and heirs of heaven. As children of God, we receive our inheritance at the very moment of our adoption, at the very moment of Baptism. Our inheritance is eternal union with God, and we have that inheritance now, once we are baptized. Nobody can take this inheritance away. Not even God, who has bound Himself by irrevocable promise never to take back what He has given. We ourselves can renounce our rights—as we will do if we commit mortal sin—but no one else can deprive us of our heritage." http://www.beginningcatholic.com/baptism
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  • Christians do you agree with Baptist teaching on Local Governance?

    It's a nightmare. That's why they have 1st baptist church, 2nd baptist church, 3rd baptist church, 18th baptist church, etc, because they didn't agree with each other on what the bible says so they broke off. Baptists in particular are largely responsible for the splintering and divisions in the protestant communities show more
    It's a nightmare. That's why they have 1st baptist church, 2nd baptist church, 3rd baptist church, 18th baptist church, etc, because they didn't agree with each other on what the bible says so they broke off. Baptists in particular are largely responsible for the splintering and divisions in the protestant communities
    10 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 days ago
  • If I developed a financial sys whether directly or indirectly using Usury to capitalize off the sins of man..........what does that make me?

    Usury is a sin according to Christianity. Think twice before you ask for interest. Your soul could be at stake.
    Usury is a sin according to Christianity. Think twice before you ask for interest. Your soul could be at stake.
    8 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 days ago
  • Has the Roman Catholic Church become even more of an apostate Church considering Pope Francis statement about accepting homosexual behavior?

    If you notice the news stories begin "A gay man claims..........." Anyone can claim anything.
    If you notice the news stories begin "A gay man claims..........." Anyone can claim anything.
    16 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 days ago
  • Someone i know is wiccan and he said that he sees faries..should i get him help?

    Your pagan friend is just delusional, fairies do not exist. Now seeing a demon would be like a horror film on steroids, wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy
    Your pagan friend is just delusional, fairies do not exist. Now seeing a demon would be like a horror film on steroids, wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy
    11 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 days ago
  • Can we pray for anything we want?

    "The Lord is my shepherd and there is nothing I shall want" Psalm 23-28
    "The Lord is my shepherd and there is nothing I shall want" Psalm 23-28
    73 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 days ago
  • Christians, who made the rule or law that Jesus had to die to save us from our sins?

    The Jews sacrificed animals. They believed you could transfer your sins to an animal, then offer the animal in sacrfice, then your sins would be forgiven. They would eat the meat of the animal after it was sacrificed. Obviously this was precursor to Jesus becoming man, but Jesus became the ultimate sacrifice, taking the place of sheep sacrfiice.... show more
    The Jews sacrificed animals. They believed you could transfer your sins to an animal, then offer the animal in sacrfice, then your sins would be forgiven. They would eat the meat of the animal after it was sacrificed. Obviously this was precursor to Jesus becoming man, but Jesus became the ultimate sacrifice, taking the place of sheep sacrfiice. That's why we call Jesus the Lamb of God. That's also why Jesus told us to eat his flesh after the sacrifice.
    26 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 days ago