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It's pretty simple. The Book of Mormon translation follows in the KJV tradition, which in turn follows in the Jewish tradition. (1) Out of reverence, Jews never pronounced יהוה when reading scripture. The original pronunciation of this name has possibly been lost, as the Jews, in reading, never mentioned it but substituted one of the other names of God, ...


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The term for this tendency to "over-elevate" Scripture is bibliolatry. It is typically a perjorative term in which one identifies oneself as having overemphasized the letter of the law over the Spirit. Typically the most common usage adheres to evangelicals and Protestants. This article from Westminster, for example, questions whether or not bibliolatry ...


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Yes, Pentecostals believe that the gift of prophecy continues to the present day. However, there is a difference between someone exercising the gift of prophecy and the apostles that were divinely inspired to write Scripture. In the book Foundations of Pentecostal Theology, in the chapter on Bibliology, authors Duffield and Van Cleave discuss the ...


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The main argument is an argument from silence. This can take two forms: There is no list of books of the Bible anywhere in Scripture. Scripture nowhere prohibits people from adding books to the canon. Another argument says that a closed canon can lead to bibliolatry (elevating Scripture above God). You can see such arguments made here and here. ...


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The question as stated is a little broad, but I will try to point to some Biblical bases for using extra-Biblical sources to aid the common Christian endeavor to follow Christ. I am answering from the perspective of my Catholic faith, so perhaps I would not whole-heartedly assent to an unstated assumption in the question as stated, that all beliefs need a ...


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Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.'s article What are Possession and Obsession by the Devil?, implies the thesis that demons are human unbelieving souls is false in writing: We have been reflecting mainly on the angels, as such, and have seen something of what happened at the dawn of angelic creation. Some of the angelic hosts remain faithful to God. Others ...



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