• Was there a corresponding "Reformation" among Orthodox churches like there was the Catholic Church? How did they deal with heresy?

    Best answer: The Orthodox have split into different factions because of theological disagreements. The Oriental Orthodox aren't even in communion with the Eastern Orthodox. The Orthodox, for the first time in their history, last year attempted to have a "Great Council" inviting all the bishops of Orthodox churches in the world. People... show more
    Best answer: The Orthodox have split into different factions because of theological disagreements. The Oriental Orthodox aren't even in communion with the Eastern Orthodox. The Orthodox, for the first time in their history, last year attempted to have a "Great Council" inviting all the bishops of Orthodox churches in the world. People refused to show up because of disagreements and grudges. The Orthodox were started in 1054 and have never fully gotten along, in fact their schisms have gotten a lot worse.
    4 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 day ago
  • People die every day. Old, young, by illness or by accident. New people are born every day. The cycle continues. Question: WHY?

    Best answer: This life is a test to figure out where you will go after you die: to heaven or hell "God has already determined the year, the month, the day, the hour, and the moment when I and you shall leave this earth and go into eternity; but this time is unknown to us. To exhort us to be always prepared, Jesus Christ tells us that death... show more
    Best answer: This life is a test to figure out where you will go after you die: to heaven or hell "God has already determined the year, the month, the day, the hour, and the moment when I and you shall leave this earth and go into eternity; but this time is unknown to us. To exhort us to be always prepared, Jesus Christ tells us that death shall come, unawares, and like a thief in the night. ”The day of the Lord shall so come as a thief in the night” (1 Thessalonians 5:2). He now tells us to be always vigilant; because, when we least expect him, he will come to judge us. “At what hour you think not, the Son of Man will come” (Luke 12:40). The devil wants to tempt you to keep you thinking "you have one more year, one more month", to turn away from your sins. There's always more time", says the devil. But Jesus says he will come like a thief in the night.Jesus said he can come at any time, your death can come at any time. When we enter death we will face the master of the house. If we did not repent, then we will turn forever away from God. https://catholicexchange.com/uncertainty...
    28 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 days ago
  • Is free will compatible with the idea of God's omniscience? Can both exist at the same time?

    Best answer: Knowing what someone will do does not violate free will. Let's say for example your teenage son has a dance coming up, you know he's going to ask to borrow the car because he's asked to borrow the car the last two previous dances. The son is still using his free will to ask you, but you know the outcome beforehand. God knows... show more
    Best answer: Knowing what someone will do does not violate free will. Let's say for example your teenage son has a dance coming up, you know he's going to ask to borrow the car because he's asked to borrow the car the last two previous dances. The son is still using his free will to ask you, but you know the outcome beforehand. God knows what we are going to do because he knows us better than anyone, but that doesn't mean he's making decisions for us
    11 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 month ago
  • Did Peter die in the Circus of Nero (in Rome)?

    Best answer: Yes he did. "Saint Peter resided in Rome and suffered a martyr's death there in the year 67 A.D., at the time of the Christian persecutions during the reign of the emperor Nero. Saint Peter was crucified upside down in Nero's amphitheater, which was situated where the Vatican now stands. He was buried at a nearby... show more
    Best answer: Yes he did. "Saint Peter resided in Rome and suffered a martyr's death there in the year 67 A.D., at the time of the Christian persecutions during the reign of the emperor Nero. Saint Peter was crucified upside down in Nero's amphitheater, which was situated where the Vatican now stands. He was buried at a nearby cemetery. For thirteen centuries no one questioned the presence of Saint Peter's tomb in the Vatican. The first to dispute this were the adherents of the Waldensian heresy, who rejected the primacy of the Pope, maintaining that Saint Peter was never in Rome, let alone that his tomb was there. Likewise, Luther and other leaders of the Reformation denied the existence of Saint Peter's tomb in the Vatican, at the same time calling into question the primacy and infallibility of the Pope in matters of faith." http://catholicbridge.com/catholic/did_p...
    9 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 weeks ago
  • Christians, how do you draw the line on pornography in mainstream movies?

    Best answer: In spirituality "you are what you eat" so to speak so if a person is attracted to immoral movies then that means they are more than likely immoral people There is no question 50 shades is immoral as it promotes sadomasochism
    Best answer: In spirituality "you are what you eat" so to speak so if a person is attracted to immoral movies then that means they are more than likely immoral people There is no question 50 shades is immoral as it promotes sadomasochism
    8 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 weeks ago
  • Christians: is Satanism a religion?

    Best answer: There are really 3 different types of Satanism: Philosophical Satanism, Polytheistic Satanism. and Cultic Satanism Cultic Satanism has rituals, rights, induction ceremonies, black masses. The group tries to deify Satan. That would probably be the closest to a "religion". Polytheistic Satanism. It basically boils down to pagan... show more
    Best answer: There are really 3 different types of Satanism: Philosophical Satanism, Polytheistic Satanism. and Cultic Satanism Cultic Satanism has rituals, rights, induction ceremonies, black masses. The group tries to deify Satan. That would probably be the closest to a "religion". Polytheistic Satanism. It basically boils down to pagan worship. One estimate is there are 10,000 deities among the Hindus. Among these deities they can be graduated or stratified from the very, very benevolent to the very, very malevolent. Some, in other words, are good and some are evil. These religions are really supposed to communicated with evil ones. The malevolent ones will do you harm unless you propitiate them. Philosophical Satanism. Philosophical satanism is really another name from a different angle for what I think we are more familiar with as Manichaeism. anichaeism denies human freedom. In the end Manichaesism really postulates two gods, a good one who saves and an evil one who condemns. That’s philosophical satanism. http://www.therealpresence.org/archives/...
    13 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 weeks ago
  • What there Christians on here that aren't really Christians. They really demons pretend to BE Christians?

    Best answer: "Demons can take any desired appearance, even that of an "angel of light" (2 Corinthians 11:14). Yes, a demon could appear as a Christian Demons are also believed to try to tempt people into committing heresy or apostasy, remain or turn themselves Pagan or venerate "idols" (the Christian term for cult images),... show more
    Best answer: "Demons can take any desired appearance, even that of an "angel of light" (2 Corinthians 11:14). Yes, a demon could appear as a Christian Demons are also believed to try to tempt people into committing heresy or apostasy, remain or turn themselves Pagan or venerate "idols" (the Christian term for cult images), and gain the highest number of "Satans" or adversaries of God. (Ephesians 6:12)" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_...
    8 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 month ago
  • Were black Americans systematically targeted by eugenics during 1920-1940s?

    Best answer: That is true. Ethnic cleansing/genocide happened right here in USA. Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood was very racist. She convinced the Klan to support her to target blacks for abortion. Abortion clinics were purposefully built where African Americans lived to try to exterminate the black race Picture: Margaret Sanger... show more
    Best answer: That is true. Ethnic cleansing/genocide happened right here in USA. Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood was very racist. She convinced the Klan to support her to target blacks for abortion. Abortion clinics were purposefully built where African Americans lived to try to exterminate the black race Picture: Margaret Sanger speaking in front of the Klan
    13 answers · History · 1 month ago
  • Pastor scolded me for missing church?

    Best answer: That is psychological manipulation, I would even call it intimidation. That's what cult leaders do. I'd get out of there
    Best answer: That is psychological manipulation, I would even call it intimidation. That's what cult leaders do. I'd get out of there
    37 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 month ago
  • Catholic Church giving a funeral mass for a murderer who committed suicide?

    Best answer: At my local church a guy was baptized Catholic when he was a baby, he became a full fledged freemason. It even said it in his obituary he was like a 5th degree mason or something to that effect. Freemasonry is obviously banned by the Cathoilc Church. No one at the parish even knew who he was until the funeral. He was given a Catholic... show more
    Best answer: At my local church a guy was baptized Catholic when he was a baby, he became a full fledged freemason. It even said it in his obituary he was like a 5th degree mason or something to that effect. Freemasonry is obviously banned by the Cathoilc Church. No one at the parish even knew who he was until the funeral. He was given a Catholic funeral mass. What I found after some research is his parents were still alive and practicing Catholics. So Sometimes the priest will just do it at the request of grieving parents in some outside hope he has a chance to make it to heaven. It's not really the priests decision to decide if the guy is in heaven or hell so I'm sure that's why they do it rather than not. Let's say you saw a guy dying on the street. Yeah, the guy might die if you stop anyway, but there's the chance if you do stop you could do something to try to help save him. I'm sure that's where the priest is coming from. If 99 of these masses did nothing, but 1 did, the priest would still do them for that one guy.
    9 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 month ago
  • Does God hate homosexuals? Are all homosexuals going to Hell?

    Best answer: Michael Voris was a practicing homosexual until his 30's and then Jesus freed him from the disorder. Now he goes around the country preaching the good news. Jesus can free people from any habitual sin. You can listen to him below. Of course God doesn't hate gay people, he just wants them to be who they were created to be: which... show more
    Best answer: Michael Voris was a practicing homosexual until his 30's and then Jesus freed him from the disorder. Now he goes around the country preaching the good news. Jesus can free people from any habitual sin. You can listen to him below. Of course God doesn't hate gay people, he just wants them to be who they were created to be: which is not homosexual https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-lx9Sz1...
    19 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 month ago
  • Catholics what do you think of movie call spot light?

    Best answer: I have never seen it and frankly I stopped watching tv about 5 years ago. I did find a Vatican newspaper, write a response to the movie VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Vatican newspaper said the Oscar-winning film, "Spotlight," is not anti-Catholic. "It is not an anti-Catholic movie, as has been written, because the film... show more
    Best answer: I have never seen it and frankly I stopped watching tv about 5 years ago. I did find a Vatican newspaper, write a response to the movie VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Vatican newspaper said the Oscar-winning film, "Spotlight," is not anti-Catholic. "It is not an anti-Catholic movie, as has been written, because the film succeeds in giving voice to the alarm and deep pain" experienced by the Catholic faithful when a team of investigative newspaper reporters in Boston revealed a scandal of clerical abuse, said the article published Feb. 29 in L'Osservatore Romano. http://www.catholicnews.com/services/eng...
    6 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 month ago
  • Christians, what's it like knowing that, statistically speaking, you're likely to end up in Hell anyway?

    Best answer: The majority of the saints took Jesus very literal that few would be saved: 'It is certain that few are saved.' --St. Augustine, Doctor and Father of the Church 'Yes, indeed, many will be damned; few will be saved.'--St. Benedict Joseph Labre 'The number of the damned is incalculable.' --St. Veronica... show more
    Best answer: The majority of the saints took Jesus very literal that few would be saved: 'It is certain that few are saved.' --St. Augustine, Doctor and Father of the Church 'Yes, indeed, many will be damned; few will be saved.'--St. Benedict Joseph Labre 'The number of the damned is incalculable.' --St. Veronica Giuliani 'Everyone desires to be saved but the greater part is lost.' --St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, Doctor of the Church 'A great number of Christians are lost.' --St. Leonard of Port Maurice I tell you reading quotes like this really shakes you to your core, makes you take things really seriously. If they do that, then this knowledge can save souls. http://saintsquotes.net/selection%20-%20...
    8 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 months ago
  • Why does the Bible largely ignore Jesus' female disciples?

    Best answer: That is not true at all. "Just two very powerful examples where women are praised by Jesus for their words and actions. One is in the scene in which the woman—apparently a public prostitute—came to Jesus during his meal with the Pharisees. She knelt down, washed his feet with her tears and dried them with her hair (Lk 7:38ff).... show more
    Best answer: That is not true at all. "Just two very powerful examples where women are praised by Jesus for their words and actions. One is in the scene in which the woman—apparently a public prostitute—came to Jesus during his meal with the Pharisees. She knelt down, washed his feet with her tears and dried them with her hair (Lk 7:38ff). While the Pharisees were fit to be tied by her act and frustrated with Jesus’ acceptance of her, Jesus assured her of God’s forgiveness because “she has loved much.” In fact, Jesus contrasted her humble action with the Pharisees who did not even offer to wash his feet, which was at the time a common courtesy toward a guest. Then there is the widow who gave her last two copper coins to the temple and who Jesus commended to his apostles, saying, “She has given more than all those who were throwing in shekels they could easily afford” (Mk 12:41) Women had an extremly important role in Jesus' ministry. Of course, we are aware of the unique role of Mary, Jesus’ mother, in giving birth to the savior of the world. Luke names several of the women: Joanna, wife of Chouza, Herod’s steward; another named Susanna; and “many others who helped Jesus and the Twelve, out of their sustenance” (Lk 8:3ff). Luke also describes “a group of women who mourned and lamented Jesus” on his way to the cross (Lk 23:27). And John records in his gospel that “standing by the cross were his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene (Jn 19:25). http://blog.franciscanmedia.org/francisc...
    37 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 months ago
  • Where in the Bible does it say you have to find everything in the Bible?

    Best answer: It doesn't. The bible says it is useful for teaching (2Timothy 3:16), but not that it is all encompassing. Scripture is useful in the life of the believer, but it was never meant to be the only source of Christian teaching. The Scriptures, like the surgical instruments, are life-giving only when properly used. When improperly... show more
    Best answer: It doesn't. The bible says it is useful for teaching (2Timothy 3:16), but not that it is all encompassing. Scripture is useful in the life of the believer, but it was never meant to be the only source of Christian teaching. The Scriptures, like the surgical instruments, are life-giving only when properly used. When improperly used, the exact opposite results can occur. In one case they could bring physical ruin or even death (like an untrained medical student). That's why it's so important to understand scriptures correctly and why Jesus established His church (the Catholic Church) as the only authortitative. interpreter of scripture. The bible calls the church, not the bible, the pillar and bulwark of truth. (I Timothy 3:15) Jesus Christ says who ever does not listen to the church, let him be as a heathen and a publican. (Matt. 18:17) Our Lord then solemnly re-emphasizes the Church’s infallible teaching authority: "Amen I say to you, whatsoever you shall bind upon earth, shall be bound also in heaven; and whatsoever you shall loose upon earth, shall be loosed also in heaven." (Matt. 18:18). http://www.catholicapologetics.info/apol...
    13 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 months ago
  • What does Christianity have in common with Donald J. Trump?

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    10 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 months ago
  • Does CatholicMatch.com work?

    Best answer: I met my wife on E-harmony about 12 years ago. Back then E-harmony actually had a "Catholic" preference you could pick so we both picked Catholic so we showed on each others screen as the first option.. I don't know if they have a Cahtolic option any longer. We only lived about 20 miles apart so we started going on dates,... show more
    Best answer: I met my wife on E-harmony about 12 years ago. Back then E-harmony actually had a "Catholic" preference you could pick so we both picked Catholic so we showed on each others screen as the first option.. I don't know if they have a Cahtolic option any longer. We only lived about 20 miles apart so we started going on dates, etc. Worked out great. I'm sure Catholicmatch would even be better but the people might live a little farther away. Just remembered: I do know a guy that met his wife on CatholicMatch. He is about a 30 year old guy. They are like superfundamentalist good Catholics too, I wouldn't doubt if one of their kids becomes a priest
    4 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 months ago
  • Isn't it the sad reality that most people who call themselves Christians are actually Satan worshippers?

    Best answer: Pope Francis agrees 11/19/2014 Pope Francis warned there are too many people who live their lives as Christians in name only, and that such 'false' Christians are Pagans and “enemies of the Cross." Francis went on to cite Revelations 3:16 against mediocre believers, declaring that, “because you are lukewarm (Christians) I... show more
    Best answer: Pope Francis agrees 11/19/2014 Pope Francis warned there are too many people who live their lives as Christians in name only, and that such 'false' Christians are Pagans and “enemies of the Cross." Francis went on to cite Revelations 3:16 against mediocre believers, declaring that, “because you are lukewarm (Christians) I willvomit you from my mouth." https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.jpost.com...
    4 answers · Current Events · 2 months ago
  • If homosexual attractions are unnatural, how come many choose not to act on them but others embrace them?

    Best answer: An alcoholic that quits drinking will still have urges to drink after he quits. Same with a homosexual who stops practicing homosexuality. Temptation is not a sin, it's when you give into temptation, that is the sin. He has to fight the urges. Jesus was even tempted (and he never sinned)So homosexuals are being tempted into it, but... show more
    Best answer: An alcoholic that quits drinking will still have urges to drink after he quits. Same with a homosexual who stops practicing homosexuality. Temptation is not a sin, it's when you give into temptation, that is the sin. He has to fight the urges. Jesus was even tempted (and he never sinned)So homosexuals are being tempted into it, but they should resist the temptation. No one is born an alcoholic like no one is born homosexual
    20 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 months ago
  • How did the Catholic Church start "Father's Day"?

    Best answer: Father's Day originated from the Catholic Church Father's Day was initially to honor Saint Joseph, who is referred to as the fatherly Nutritor Domini ("Nourisher of the Lord") in Catholicism on May 19th and "the putative father of Jesus". The Catholic Church began celebrating all fathers (aka Fathers Day).... show more
    Best answer: Father's Day originated from the Catholic Church Father's Day was initially to honor Saint Joseph, who is referred to as the fatherly Nutritor Domini ("Nourisher of the Lord") in Catholicism on May 19th and "the putative father of Jesus". The Catholic Church began celebrating all fathers (aka Fathers Day). .In Catholic Europe, "Fathers Day" has been celebrated on May 19 (St. Joseph's Day) since the Middle Ages. This celebration was brought by the Spanish and Portuguese to Latin America Father's Day was not celebrated in the US, outside Catholic traditions, until the 20th century. It is known for sure the Catholic church actively supported the custom of a celebration of fatherhood on St. Joseph's day from either the last years of the 14th century or from the early 15th century, apparently on the initiative of the Franciscans. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Father%27s...
    4 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 months ago