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Catholics The main requirement for a Catholic who has received First Communion is that the person must be in a state of grace (the person has been to confession since committing a mortal sin). As for divorced and remarried persons, non-marital intercourse is a mortal sin and divorces are not recognized by the Catholic Church so... The person must also ...


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You are assuming that Jewish thought has been monolithic on the subject for 2000 years. Even at the time of Second Temple, they were not. The Rabbinic interpretation in particular, favored oral transmission, making "exegesis" hard to track, but by no means non-literal. All in all, then, rabbinic tradition continued the pattern of translation, but ...


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First off, this bit of your question: I take vengeance in this context to mean that God will intercede for a wronged person and give the other party their come-up-pance here on earth I'm sorry, but there is no reason to think that. I'm not saying it's wrong, but you can't assume it because there is nothing in the passage to support it. The general ...


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Your question is a little more complicated than one might think at first blush! "Bad people" are the operative words, in my opinion. Bad people may attempt to preach and teach God's Word, but they do so for base motives, which could include (but are not limited to) the following: money fame power lust for any of the above, and/or lust for sexual ...


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The term "depositum fidei" is just another way of saying Revelation. St. Paul charges St. Timothy to keep and preserve Revelation (1 Timothy 6:20): O Timothy, keep the depositum, avoiding the profane novelties of voices, and oppositions of falsely called knowledge. The original Rheims New Testament commentary says: Depositum. ] The whole ...


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As far as I can tell, there is no scriptural basis for a Tabernacle with the Blessed Sacrament. The Tabernacle found in Catholic churches follows from the Ark of the Covenant. The Ark was said to hold Manna (See Exodus 16:32). (The new Testament corollary being the Eucharist.) You can see the similarities in design (e.g. the two angels facing each other) ...


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As well as the scriptures quoted in the answers to the linked question (which I will refer to briefly in this answer as well), of primary consideration should be how abortion is a transgression of the original command given to mankind: 27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created ...


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Community of Christ Their statement of note: The 2013 USA National Conference recommends the sacrament of marriage be extended, where legal in the USA, to persons of the same sex/gender. Thus the 2013 USA National Conference recommends a change to the current policy for the USA on the sacrament of marriage; And the above recommendation was recently ...


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According to Report G2009-2 of the 2009 Synod of the Church of Sweden, In Official Communication KsSkr 2009:6, the Church [of Sweden] Board notes that in the Lutheran tradition, marriage is a part of the secular order and has nothing to do with salvation. (p. 10) This would seem to suggest that the Church of Sweden considers that no "biblical basis" ...


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The question here is what is the biblical basis that God does NOT create homosexual people as homosexuals. It is understandable that homosexuals might feel they were created that way because the Bible says that they are under a compulsion that is a result of a judicial act of God. They misunderstand this compulsion as something that they were born with as ...


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This seems to be a pertinent passage on the topic 1 Cor 13:1-3 (RSVCE) The Gift of Love 13 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, ...


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John 1:1 says the following: In the Beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. In Greek, that word Logos means "the Word." A common misconception that even Christians make is that the Bible is the Word of God. It is not, for as John 1:14 says: And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, ...


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No. Petrine privilege and all the customs around it grew out of the practical administration of the sacraments over time. There is nothing in the scripture recognized as the canonized New Testament that speaks directly to any of this. If anything all of this can be said to have grown out of Jesus admonition not to divorce - Matthew 19:1-12.


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Starting with a couple of passages Acts 11:16-18 (RSVCE) 16 And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he said, ‘John baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ 17 If then God gave the same gift to them as he gave to us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could withstand God?” 18 When they heard ...


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What is salvation according to Scripture? The OP has the right understanding. People are saved from their sins by Jesus Matt 1:21 (RSVCE) 21 she will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” Why is a sacrifice required? Again OP has a right understanding. God is good, merciful and just. In ...


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To say that from Apostolic times the Blessed Sacrament was reserved in the Tabernacle within a church would not be correct There is an opinion among some historians that in the early centuries of the Christian era, say from the first to the fourth, no provision was made to keep the Blessed Sacrament in the churches or in places where the ...


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The ark of the covenant is an old testament type for the Blessed Virgin Mary. Both because of holiness (read: set-aside-ness) and because of what they contained. I think I heard this point from Scott Hahn, but I'm pretty sure its an ancient sort of teaching. The reason that the Bible (the new testament at least) says that the ark contained the Rod of ...


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The commanding the morning and commanding God teachings are set in word of faith doctrine and most definitely not Biblical and by that I mean that they are a distortion of scripture. Job 38:12 God is asking Job the question have you commanded the morning since your days began or shown the Dawn its place. God is making a point and addressing Job's ...


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Evidently, it comes from the “3 Days of Darkness” prophecy of Padre Pio, a Roman Catholic priest. The exact quote appears to be, “You will know when that time is approaching because the seasons will change so the only way you will know the seasons is by the leaves on the trees.” This “not knowing the seasons except by the leaves” concept is not biblical. In ...


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Why did Onesimus feel an obligation to return to be a slave? Although the Bible does not give us a direct answer to that question we do have some clues to a possible answer. If we examine closely the epistle to Philemon, we find that: Paul begins by reminding Philemon that he owes a debt to Jesus. Philemon 1:8 Wherefore, though I might be much bold ...


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The Against, Apologeticism Against Predestination In one response Ephesians 3:7-18 I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace given me through the working of his power. 8 Although I am less than the least of all the Lord’s people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the boundless riches of Christ, 9 and to make plain to ...


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The initial definition links health and wealth and the arguments 'against' then challenge the 'wealth' side. The health side, to my mind is unambiguous. Jesus healed everyone who came to him. There are some he didn't heal but they didn't actually come to him. This is New Teatament and it is physical. It is manifestly for this life. Healing was part and ...



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