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St. Thomas Aquinas categorizes the senses of Sacred Scripture as follows (Summa Theologica I q. 1 a. 10 c.): The author of Holy Writ is God, in whose power it is to signify His meaning, not by words only (as man also can do), but also by things themselves. So, whereas in every other science things are signified by words, this science has the ...


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Jesus is the chief of the corner--the cornerstone. Any foundation is composed of many stones, but has only one corner. The corner determines the size and location of all other blocks. The rest of the foundation is comprised of the apostles and prophets, in various arrangements (unspecified). The twelve apostles of the Lamb, the original twelve, are the ...


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Did God forgive sins based on Jesus" future sacrifice? Salvation is a function of faith. Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. It is our new life in Christ which obliterates our sin. Ephesians 2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, ...


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This is a contentious issue. Most notably, if for not other reason, than that it lies at some of the root of the difference between Protestants and Catholics. Again Jesus said, "Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you." And with that he breathed on them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins ...


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My understanding of scripture is that Jesus forgave sins based on the authority of his future sacrifice, as you stated in your question. Reason given: 1 Corinthians 15:17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; you are yet in your sins And later we see: 1 Corinthians 15:22-23 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made ...


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Jesus forgave sins as he was the son of God with the authority to do so John 1:1 The Sacrifice on the cross wasn't necessarily for the explicit purpose of forgiving sins but rather to restore man to where we were meant to be in relation to God. Prior to the cross, Sin and Death had dominion over man and it is from this the Cross (the sacrifice saved us) ...


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Yes, that is the case, in some form or another. This article gives a good discussion, including some of the other verses supporting this. Marvel not at this: for the hour comes, in which all that are in the tombs shall hear his voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto ...



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