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It can be helpful to consider a marriage at the moment of the exchange of consent—i.e., when it comes into existence—and distinguish that from the marriage as it endures through time. The divisions that you refer to all have to do with whether the necessary conditions are in place in order for the marriage to come into existence in the first place; that is, ...


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I think that Jesus's followers, being the Jews they were, would look at how Jesus's theology fits with the Torah. When Christ says "water and the Spirit," the first thing that pops in my head is Genesis (John's Gospel is like Genesis part II): In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was ...


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sounds similar to the age of the Roman Catholic Sacrement of Comfirmation... https://www.google.com/search?q=bible+catholic+age+of+confirmation


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It is in D&C 68:25–27, a revelation Joseph Smith received in November 1831, that this doctrine is outlined with the age of eight years old specified: 25 And again, inasmuch as parents have children in Zion, or in any of her stakes which are organized, that teach them not to understand the doctrine of repentance, faith in Christ the Son of the living ...


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Born of water and of the Spirit John 3:3-6 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto ...


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A couple of points about your last paragraph. First, the recorded commissioning of the disciples to baptize was not at the Resurrection (that is, Easter Day), but at the Ascension some 40 days later. But since the Ascension preceded the day of Pentecost, by the time the 120 were born of the Spirit, the disciples had the commission to baptize. But the answer ...


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Born of water here is not necessarily referring to baptism, but when considering the context of the surrounding verses would seem to be referring to the natural birth. In other words, We are first born a natural birth and then those who receive the Holy Spirit are born a second time with a spiritual birth. It follows then that every human is born of water, ...


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According to Zondervan's Guide to Cults and Religious Movements: http://www.amazon.com/Unmasking-Cults-Zondervan-Religious-Movements-ebook/dp/B000SF4VIY Oneness or United Pentecostals or Jesus Only groups are considered to be a cult of Christianity. They deny the Trinity and believe that unless one is baptized in the name of Jesus only and emerges speaking ...


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For argument's sake, look at how Jesus chastised the Pharisees who paraded their religion around and made a relationship with God the exclusive possession of themselves, the self-proclaimed 'devout'. The Bible is pretty clear on the 'sainthood' of all believers- you can't get much higher than a saint. Religious leaders used their social position to elevate ...


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There are two main arguments against it. First, the ICOC leadership explained to me that Matt. 28:19–20 establishes that one must be a “disciple” before one is baptized on the following basis. Matt: 28:19 in the NIV reads, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father . . .” Note the italicized “them.” It is said ...


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Clearly the symbolic reenactment of christs death burial and resurrection is the point of the passage. Saul/Paul makes that clear in Colossians 2:12. That same Saul was told to arise and be baptized and wash away his sins in acts 22. If his belief in Jesus on the Damascus road had cleansed him of sin how was it he still had his sin 3 days later. And then ...



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