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Answer by Rev james Olanipekun

Why did Jesus say a person must hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, in order to be his disciple?

Hatered is a strong word. Why would Jesus that teaches love as the greatest command preach hate? Looking at this word ordinarily will be amounting to...

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Answer by Pam Johnson

Why did Jesus say a person must hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, in order to be his disciple?

I believe Jesus was telling us to make a choice......choose whom you will follow this day. If we give all to follow Jesus and choose to obey Him to the best...

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Answer by Pam Johnson

Will we lose our free will when the new heaven and new earth come?

No, we will not lose our free will when the New Heaven and the New Earth come. Having said that.......we will be in the presence of God Almighty and His Son...

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Answer by Kelli Hamann , Pastor's Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Teacher, Writer, Cellist

Is having Christ on the cross a sign of torture or the reverse?

I think that the cross can mean many things to many different people, and I can certainly see how it could be a sign of all of the things that you mentioned....

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Answer by Ugoezeh Gbaruko

Is it possible to enter into the kingdom of God without water baptism?

I think the circumstances surrounding the believer at the point of death/ rapture matters here. If there is still time It is necessary the Believer is...

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Answer by Emijah Parker

Why did Jesus say a person must hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, in order to be his disciple?

Simple he want us to forsake everything. Even our mother's and farther's cause even with their good intentions they will fail us in our walk with him. So he...

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Answer by Daniel Rinker

Is it possible to enter into the kingdom of God without water baptism?

According to Mark 16:16, "he who believes and is baptized will be saved, but he who does not believe will be condemned" (my paraphrase). Notice that the...

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Question by Anonymous
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Is having Christ on the cross a sign of torture or the reverse?

Being Baptist, I recognize the empty cross as a sign of the resurrection where Catholics recognize the cross bearing Jesus as the sign of the crucifixion. O...

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Answer by Michael Milverton

Why do some people in the church say not to take the Bible literally?

The bible provides it's own answer. Paul instructs Timothy to "rightly divide" or "handle" the word in 2 Timothy 2:15. If it was always straightforward it...

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Answer by Michael Milverton

How does one know one has the Holy Spirit? What are the signs?

Raise the dead or make the paralysed walk. Think about it, every group and millions of people think they have the Holy Spirit in one way or another, the...

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Answer by Seth Freeman

Why not say "sola Verbum Dei", instead of "sola scriptura"?

Because "Sola Scriptura" along with the other 4 "Sola" war cries of Protestants were birthed out of the reformation. Martin Luther was essentially responding...

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Answer by Anonymous
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Why did Jesus say a person must hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, in order to be his disciple?

There is this ministry called Bethelministries.com that I just came across by accident. I would love others to go to the website and just read articles by...

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Answer by Rodney Brown

Will we lose our free will when the new heaven and new earth come?

I like the above,.......... In this world there's the will of the flesh at work in the children of wrath, whilst we are the children of the spirit of...

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Answer by John Fernandes

How can I help someone understand that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was just a very obedient person and is not to be prayed to or elevated in mind or spirit above any other human?

We catholic pray to Jesus through Mary - she intervene Mary was instrumental to perform the first Miracle of Jesus Changing of Water to Wine. She knew that...

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Answer by Rodney Brown

Is it possible to enter into the kingdom of God without water baptism?

Was the thief crucified alongside our Lord water baptised on that day when he promised him, "this day you shall be with me in paradise"? I think you know the...

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Answer by Mark Galinsky

Will we lose our free will when the new heaven and new earth come?

Do we really even have "Free Will" now? 1 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world,...

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Answer by Michael Owens

Why did Jesus say a person must hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, in order to be his disciple?

Luke 14:26 just cross reference that with Matthew 10:37 "Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son...

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Answer by Jean Mccoy

Will we lose our free will when the new heaven and new earth come?

The above answer is correct, as we won't be living in a fallen world and won't be grappling with sin all the time, we won't need a free will as all our...

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Answer by Vincent Mercado , Skeptic turned believer, Catholic, father of 3

How can I justify evolution of man with God creating man?

In the 1950 encyclical Humani generis, Pope Pius XII confirmed that there is no intrinsic conflict between Christianity and the theory of evolution. In 1996,...

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Answer by Kelli Hamann , Pastor's Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Teacher, Writer, Cellist

Why did Jesus say a person must hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, in order to be his disciple?

In the Amplified Version of Luke 14: 26, you can see that there are some explanations about what "hate" means in this context: "In the sense of indifference...

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