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Are the Marian Doctrines explicitly mentioned in the Bible? The answer is "no". It is worth remembering, however, that every Christian believes something not explicitly mentioned in the Bible. We are thus brought to the interrelated questions of authority and interpretation. In other words, we must ask: Who has the ultimate authority to interpret ...


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The first thought that came to my mind regarding this is a quote by English writer G. K. Chesterton: The truth is, of course, that the curtness of the Ten Commandments is an evidence, not of the gloom and narrowness of a religion, but, on the contrary, of its liberality and humanity. It is shorter to state the things forbidden than the things permitted; ...


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All of the hundreds of different Christian denominatios use verses from the Bible to support their often-contradictory beliefs. Thus the Bible or any other source of information about God's truths (ie: Dead Sea Scrolls, Nag Hammadi Library, etc.) can be used to support true as well as false doctrines. So is biblical support sufficient to be sure that our ...


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A bit late here, but just wanted to add that the concept that fallen angels are demons (leaving beside the evidence in the New testament, which is not altogether satisfactory), is far older than Justin Martyr developments. The Slavonic Book of Enoch, usually believed to have been written in the 1st century CE, is very explicit about it. First we are told ...


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OK. .. so it took a few months of studying and school (working on masters in biblical studies).... I admit I was wrong... I think Paul washer is referencing Rev 19:1-3 when Babylon in all her forms (political, spiritual, etc) is judged... 19:1–3 After this I heard what seemed to be the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, crying out, “Hallelujah! ...


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It is important to understand what 'Sin' is and how the Early church lived and what is the orthodox teaching. First of all, sin in greek means 'missing the target'; Sin has no existence at all. The Church Fathers are consistent in this regard. Sin is a disease it is a sickness that affects all ... "for unless we say the flesh was capable of receiving the ...


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It's culturally encouraged. But has no religious rite attached to it. Source: Uncircumcised coptic deacon


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What is the Biblical basis for death being the last point for repentance? Before death is the time when we do that which can be judged. Judgment of works for punishment is what comes to those who have rejected Jesus. Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: The time to "know" Jesus is while we are ...


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The requirement to obey government laws is based on the Book of Romans, chapter 13, where the Apostle Paul writes: Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling ...


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There is no obvious basis for the Assumption of Mary in the Bible. Mary is mentioned a few times outside the birth narratives of Luke and Matthew: Is he not the carpenter, the son of Mary... (Mark 6:3) Is he not the carpenter's son? Is not his mother named Mary ... (Matthew 13:55) Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother ... (John 19:25) ...


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Yes, there are definitely churches that oppose playing cards. One that I know of opposes them because they believe there is blasphemous symbolism behind the symbols and numbers on the cards, such as the joker being a ridicule of Jesus, the King to be the devil, the Queen to be a slanderous version of the Virgin Mary, the Jack to represent a lustful ...


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There is no Biblical basis to the Assumption of Mary. the Bible seems to be silent about it, and even the early fathers of the Church say nothing about it. It was an apocryphal belief established in the 4th century, and later added to Catholic canon in the 1950's. Although the Assumption (Latin: assumptio, "a taking") was only relatively ...


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Salvation without a relationship with God It is impossible to measure the salvation status of another. This is because salvation is a function of trust. This can be difficult enough for the person himself to gage much less determine the trust of another. When Paul addresses the Corinthians about when to disassociate from other Christians, he uses their ...


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Gal 3:28: "There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus" More or less this. We are equal in the sense that we are one. He loves us as a whole, and he loves entirely, individually. However, a lot of good theology has been done on the 'preferential option' for the poor, ...



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