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Undelete answer to question about

This question asks what it means to say that the Bible is the Word of God. The answer to the question is that the phrase is being used improperly because it is not The Word of God, Christ is. So “what ...
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Are some recommendation questions considered as topic?

There have be a few recommendation questions in the past. Some were in fact simply a resource request, which is considered on topic. Beer, Wine & Alcohol SE recommendation questions are quite ...
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Heavy-handed, biased moderating, or something else?

Some serious issue here as a newbie Q was edited to become the opposite of intended query. What was a 'tradition - bible query' is now a soapbox for Nicene theology. The newbie might well have asked ...
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I answered a question. Now the question has been changed after the fact and my answer deleted. Why?

I answered this: Question: What is the earliest recorded instance of a clear and unambiguous affirmation that the Holy Spirit is a Person, distinct from the Father and the Son, in the history of ...
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Inappropriate deletion of answer

When Christians say "the Lord" in everyday speech, do they mean Jesus or the Father? This topic was answered according to the scriptures - this is Christianity after all. The excuse given to ...
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Should "Did Jesus really use wine at the Last Supper?" really have been closed as a duplicate?

Did Jesus really use wine at the Last Supper? The above question has been closed as a duplicate of the following questions: What are the Church Laws governing ingredients and shapes of altar bread in ...
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Are overview ethics questions ok?

This is based on this question which while I believe is a good question, I don't believe is a good fit for this site, but maybe I don't understand the rules as well as I believe since a mod commented ...
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Not a Duplicate - Kindly Reopen

According to Catholic Teaching: Why is God allowing COVID-19? This question was marked as a duplicate, but it is not a duplicate. I am not asking if COVID-19 can generate any good or if there is a ...
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Improving my question about who is or will be in heaven

I recently asked the following question: According to Baptists: Which persons are known to be (eventually) in heaven? The original version of the question was not this specific about a Christian group ...
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Why was my answer about Jesus and the early church just deleted?

So, I posted an answer for this question, and it was just deleted: What were Church Father's views on Jews and Judaism? In response to a question about what the theologians of the Early Church ...
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Ways to improve a question

I asked a very negatively received question, I was hoping to find answers to a hypothetical case of excommunication of a Pope. I wanted an answer in a general sense. Can a Pope be excommunicated? And ...
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Recommendations? Really?

I flagged this question: Recommendation of a book about this specific topics? Because it's explicitly asking for recommendations, which are opinion based. A moderator declined my flag, and only Heaven ...
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People need to read past the title?

I just asked a question with a rhetorical question in the title. If people had read the body of the question they would have noticed the obvious answer to the question in the title. But they have not ...
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Is this question scoped too broadly?

@NigelJ and I got into a comment discussion on this question. I probably shouldn't have started the discussion, but I wanted to respond to an apparent frame challenge by challenging it. The ...
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Is Christianity.SE suitable for seeking annotated bibliographical list for further research?

I posted a question which understandably attracted "hold" vote for either too broad, attracted "listy" answer, or too TL;DR. I'm new to posting questions to this site, and I'm asking long time ...
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What are the rules (if any) concerning answering questions which are wider than the actual title of the question?

I had an answer of mine deleted from this question on the Christianity channel. However in the body of the question the asker said he was looking for Calvinist/Evangelical answers. I commented in my ...
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Precedence: biblical basis or truth question/is X a sin?

In reference to this recently closed question. I'm curious to know if there is or should be a precedence between biblical basis and truth/is X a sin? questions? The above linked question was closed ...
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Is this question on-topic or not?

Does Joyce Meyer preach salvation by faith in Jesus alone (ie not works)? There are contradictory answers but the community hasn't voted to close as either a truth question or primarily-opinion based. ...
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Should questions about the use of scriptural or religious study guides be on-topic for this site?

Referring to this question and related to this Meta post. A question was asked about the use of lexicons (specifically mentioning Strong's Concordance). I felt it would be on-topic, but Lee ...
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Closing "In what sense do Presbyterians consider Christ's sacrifice “perfect”?"

In what sense do Presbyterians consider Christ's sacrifice “perfect”? I do not think this question should have been reopened. It is still far too muddled. The main question, with the two options, is ...
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Should "Is there a trend toward not capitalizing the word "Bible"?" have been closed?

Regarding Is there a trend toward not capitalizing the word "Bible"? If you talk to my Pastor he'd tell you that it's not JUST an English issue, it's also a matter of what the Church is willing to ...
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What’s wrong with my question?

This is about my question, How, according to the Catholic Church, can God order genocide even though the Church has declared such a situation impossible? May I know why was this question downvoted? I ...
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Question "Martin Luther and the Bible" should not have been closed

@YOONJI's question Martin Luther and the Bible was marked my community vote as a duplicate of Why was Martin Luther attempting to change the canon. I don't believe this should be the case. Richard's ...
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How to balance open-ended vs closed-ended nature of questions?

There is value in open-ended questions. I recently asked this question, and was a little surprised to learn it had acquired as many as four votes to close (see the comments). I had intentionally left ...
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Is this question off topic now that I have edited it?

Is there consensus between Christian commentators about where Jesus stood when Satan tempted him to prove he was God's son by leaping from the temple? The question above was put on hold pretty ...
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Why was a question closed quickly, without the OP being able to edit it?

A question was recently placed online, called Why did God allow both men and animals to eat flesh only after the flood and not after the fall? It was quickly put on hold and never [closed], but soon ...
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How can I salvage my question?

Quite some time ago, I asked a question about inter-faith marriage. I recently received an edit notification, checked it, and saw that my question had been closed as primarily opinion-based. Caleb ...
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Where did my answer go?

I believe I had an answer to Protestant arguments for perpetual virginity of Mary. Where did it go? Mods? If I recall correctly, my answer was based on this article: Mary: Perpetual Virgin? 6 ...
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Is there someone targeting my posts? What does the community suggest?

After my last META post it appears my posts are being targeted. 1) What does this community think and what is to be done if this is the case? 2) May a mod/the relevant person investigate and give ...
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How can I make my Carstianity-joke question on-topic? (serious question)

I am asking about the original versions of these puns in here. For example, to what is He is the Alfa and the Romeo. supposed to refer? It refers to some verses in Revelation where God is referred ...
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How can I defend myself from closure as "too broad"?

I asked what I thought was a focused question at Are there any parallel Russian / Slavonic – English prayer books for Orthodox Christians? From all the digging I've done, I've found one example of a ...
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Why was the question about reconciling wrongs closed?

I asked How should one reconcile a wrong against another person? 2.5 years ago and received only positive feedback. (Also a good answer and a gold badge.) The question asks about something that I ...
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Messianic secret questions

We've just had another question about the 'Messianic Secret': To whom or what Jesus was hiding (afraid of) in the given cases during his ministry? We've had several other ones before, but they're ...
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Is my question (about "God-Who-Hears") really off-topic?

I woke up the other day, wondering if God had a specific 'God Who Hears' name. I searched the internet, but only got a few hits. I asked my pastor about it, and he didn't know of one, so I thought I'...
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How may this question be asked here: Is God male and female? | BH?

How may this question be asked here: Is God male and female? | BH? I tried to but was unsuccessful. The MODs may do well to make available the history to facilitate a better discussion. Without ...
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Let's close the "Biblical basis for humans becoming angels" question

What Bible verses suggest that humans can become angels? The question was originally a Truth question, "Can humans become angels?" and it attracted Truth answers. Years later, in an effort to bring ...
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Advice to revive deleted questions?

I appreciate the concerns behind the closing of my questions. I understand some of the frustration that my questions might be conceived as primarily opinion-based and too broad. Let go through my ...
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Should this question be closed or edited?

This is the question: What did Jesus say about the end times? Here's the problem I have with it. It is essentially, "What does the Bible say about x?" Which the community has decided is essentially ...
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My question, posted yesterday, had 1 request to reopen it, has disappeared completely, especially from my folders?

In the explanation given to me with stack exchange info., it says that questions, even if they get closed, will always remain visible for the person who asked them. No so, mine disappeared. The ...
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Is there a good advice to improve my question?

I recently post four questions: Was Emperor St. Justinian an Aphthartodocetist? This question is not made to defame a holy and pious saint venerated by both Catholic and Orthodox. I ask this question ...
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Declined flag on the first document case of praying to dead saints question

I flagged this answer as not an answer, which has now been declined. The question is asking for evidence of the first (or early) examples of Christians who prayed/asked the saints to intercede for ...
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Please tell me why this question was so poorly received

https://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/36314/jesus-apostles-and-protests-on-ferguson-blacklivesmatter It's not great and is off-topic, but it seems -6 and basically no constructive comments ...
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Could we help each other through chat in the next few days?

https://christianity.stackexchange.com/q/36280/1100 @Caleb closed the above question. He may have had some legitimate reasons. I'd like my question to be reopened, but I'll leave that one for now. ...
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Should these question have a truth tag?

The truth tag was recently removed by me and another user. For the most part, it was used on Truth questions and the tag's existence seems to imply that Truth questions are allowed. However, in doing ...
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Am I actually about to be question banned? [duplicate]

So I clicked on the 'ask' button today (on the main site) and got a warning popup: Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from asking any ...
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Why was my question marked as "off-topic"?

I don't really understand why my question was marked as "off-topic". This question was also marked as seeking "pastoral advice." Since my post is about some aspect of Christianity (and, thus, is on-...
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Which edit on this question should be used?

What is the Biblical argument that homosexual attraction is sinful by itself? I've had a bit of an edit war with another user. Would the community please weigh in on which edit is more appropriate. ...
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Why was "What is the biblical definition of marriage" put on hold?

https://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/34723/what-is-the-biblical-definition-of-marriage The reason given was that the question was unclear. How is this question unclear?
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Should this question be open?

Continuing my no doubt increasingly tiresome series of question in an effort to "get" this site. Should this question be open? It looks to me like a classic "Is X a sin?" type question. However, it ...
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Does this question belong on BiblicalHermaneutics.SE?

Here is the question. Does this one belong in hermaneutics, as it seems to be related to the interpretation of that specific verse, or not? If not, why? Thanks, I'm just trying to get a better feel ...