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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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To accomplish God's desire to make his abode among his people, [...]. He wanted to walk among them, be their God, and they his people1. 1. cf. Lev 26:11-12 (RSVCE). Please see also this Moses' intercession [cf. Exod 33:14-16]: 14 And he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” 15 And he said to him, “If thy presence will not go ...


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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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According to the NT, the tabernacle serves as a symbol of the heavenly one. Heb 8:5, Heb 9:9, Heb 9:23-24, Heb 10:1; Col 2:17 Spiritually speaking, Christ spoke of His body as the temple (John 2:21). Paul spoke of the church as the body of Christ (1 Co 12:27). Jesus is the "way" and the "image" of God (John 14:6, Col 1:15). God created them male and female ...


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The Pharisees were trying to trap Jesus into convicting the adulteress on the basis of their incomplete recitation of (what we know as) Leviticus 20:10. In similar fashion, we see in Matthew 4:6 the devil tempting Jesus using an incomplete recitation of Psalm 91:11. Jesus' response to the Pharisees is to write something in the dust. The Jewish Encyclopedia ...


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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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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 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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Universal reconciliation is the phrase that describes what is clearly stated in Colossians 1:20. "and through Him to reconcile all to Him (making peace through the blood of His cross), through Him, whether those on the earth or those in the heavens" (Colossians 1:20) It has nothing to do with an "immortal soul," as you say, because souls die (Ezekiel ...


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Protestants believe Peter was a leader amoung the apostles and may have been the leader, however, in the authority structure of the church, as it appears in the NT, he never seems to have ultimate say, and nowhere is it written that the other leaders in the church looked to him only for any final word on things, although his word was respected and accepted, ...


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The term 'Primacy of Peter' is primarily a Catholic term and comes highly loaded - in it's normal usage, it is inextricably linked to and fundamentally inseparable from the institution of the Papacy. It is worth noting that the original meaning of Primate is: one first in authority or rank (source, emphasis added) While Protestants generally do not ...


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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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