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Use this tag to designate that your question is very narrowly scoped. For example, asking why a specific question is closed should have this tag.

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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 ...
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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. 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 to ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Is this question on topic?

I am struggling a bit with the nuances of on and off topic questions. Is this question on topic? If so under which acceptable question format does it fall? Don't misunderstand me, I'm not pointing ...
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Rolling back the Gap theory question

Can the two aspects of the Gap Theory be Biblically Undermined The OP originally asked for the basis for two aspects of the Gap theory, but then also said they'd welcome answers going the other way. ...
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Not sure if baptism question is a duplicate

This question about problems with baptism, or perhaps scriptural support for it was closed as a duplicate of this one about the meaning of "baptism with Spirit and water". Now I must say that (even ...
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In what way was my question about some Catholics and labels too broad and how could it be fixed?

A few days back I asked this question about labels in the Catholic church, after mod Caleb said that he would like to see such a question. I later self-answered. My question was eventually closed as "...
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Should I delete my answer (after the question was edited)?

Why does God encourage humans to beat other humans? was edited to make it more appropriate for Stack Exchange. However, the edit effectively made both existing answers no longer answers to the ...
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How does this question remain open while others do not?

Do Christian groups which think homosexuality is a sin think you can be a practicing homosexual and also a Christian? From here: Very few questions can be addressed at all of Christianity without ...
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Why was this question closed as too broad?

EDIT: I've made the requested changes and I would very much appreciate your reopen vote. What does Catholicism teach about 'The Massacre of the Innocents'? I went to great lengths to ...
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Opening up the Why-does-God-break-the-10-commandments? question

Why doesn't God have to keep his own commandments such as “Do not murder”? This question is currently marked as a duplicate of another question even though they are about very different questions. I'...
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Am I being too picky about what is an “accept-worthy” answer?

In looking back over questions I have asked at various SE sites, I was reminded of how rarely I accept answers. While part of this may be asking difficult questions (and waiting for other answers does ...
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Did “Why is the Trinity a Trinity?” require an edit?

I notice the fourth revision of the question "Why is the Trinity a Trinity?" changed this paragraph: However, while talking with a friend earlier about Wisdom (from Proverbs), I mentioned that ...
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Is this a quality question?

Do Calvinists rejoice in the destruction of sinners? The question quotes one Calvinist, and then uses that quote to extrapolate behavior for the entire faith. I think this is a rant disguised as a ...