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Hebrews 9:22 answers this question definitely: Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins. (ESV) The author of Hebrews goes on from this verse to say that the spiritual things needed to be purified with greater sacrifices than that of animals, and pointed to the ...


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Mary Magdalene is known as the "Black Madonna" and conflated with a fertility goddess (Isis, the Black Goddess) in Gnostic thought, popular among Templars and Cathars back in the day and with more written about it in the Gnostic Gospels found more recently at Nag Hammadi. You can read an article about the Gnostic cult of Mary Magdalene here.


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The promise was specific to flooding: 11 I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.” - Genesis 9:11 NIV Your interpretation of this as 'an event like flooding' is not warranted by the text and is contradicted by other scriptures that do talk ...


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Most theology of Book of Mormon is similar to the Bible's.However, these five distinctive theological positions are Mormon's, I gather: The Old Testament prophet Isaiah prophecy about voices that would "whisper out of the dust," are believed to refer to the publication of the Book of Mormon. Adam and Eve ( Hava) eating from the forbidden tree, otherwise ...


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The Book of Mormon has a much greater consistency of style than does the Bible, which is much more clearly the work of many authors over a period of centuries. In the Bible, only Mark's Gospel has sentences frequently begin with 'And', whereas sentences frequently begin with 'And' in any book within the Book of Mormon. This consistency seems somewhat ...


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To understand the differences between the BOM and the Holy Bible, we first must look at these two volumes of scripture within the context of their similarities. So here is what they have in common: They are both volumes of scripture written by prophets. Millions of people study (and believe in) each, though manifestly at least 100X more people accept the ...


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The Catholic Church teaches, in the decisions of the 1909 Pontifical Biblical Commission (Latin original), that at least The first three Chapters of Genesis contain narratives that correspond to objectively real and historically true events (rerum vere gestarum narrationes quae scilicet obiectivae realitati et historicae veritati respondeant), no myths, ...


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As I am not a Catholic I may not have the right to answer this question. My practicing Catholic brothers and sisters are more qualified than I am qualified to answer it. Anyway, I will take a stab at it. As of your question 'has the Catholic Church outlined specific Biblical passages which should not be taken literally' the answer is there is no official ...


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1.The Jewish and Islamic concept of God is the same: one God, one person, one mind.This is same in Talmud, a central text of Rabbinic Judaism written between 200 CE/AD- 500 CE/AD.Thus it is different from the Triune God of Trinitarian Christianity, God as three persons, three minds, co-equal and co-eternal, one in essence, nature, power, action, and will. ...


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Many of the Reformation confessions (statements of belief) mention an Apocrypha, but most do not explicitly give a list of non-canonical books. Two do however, which I have quoted below. Most of those non-canonical books are in the Catholic canon, but three are not: the Prayer of Manasseh and 3rd and 4th Esdras (sometimes confusingly called 1st and 2nd ...


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I have found that the first part of Hebrews 10 addresses this question rather directly. We are all familiar with the Jewish sacrifices of the Old Testament and we understand that they were intended as a foreshadowing of the great and last sacrifice of the Savior. Here are the verses. 1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the ...


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As far as I know, all Protestants adhere to the five solas, including sola scriptura, meaning that the Bible alone is the final and highest authority, the Bible being the 27 books of the New Testament and the 39 books of the Old Testament. Protestants consider this the final and complete revelation, so they wouldn't be adding any books to it. The Protestant ...



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