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From my view, the simplest and most succinct biblical arguments against the Roman doctrine of transubstantiation are John 6:48 I am the bread of life. [RSV] and John 6:51a I am the living bread come down from heaven; [RSV] Now, since the doctrine of transubstantiation specifically provides that after the consecration, the substance of Jesus has ...


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1 Corinthians 10:1-4 For I do not want you to be ignorant of the fact, brothers and sisters, that our ancestors were all under the cloud and that they all passed through the sea. 2 They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea. 3 They all ate the same spiritual food 4 and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock ...


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According to holy text in The Lord's Supper we do not see any indicating to any miracle, so we can not say that a miracle was happened depending on guessing, to say This is my body, maybe can be understood symbolical way like I'm the door, way, You are a salt, This is Lamb of God, Did the Holy Spirit forget to tell us that there is a miracle?! like Cana ...


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The priesthood of all believers is the most ignored, yet one of the most fundamental doctrines of the Bible. I believe this because of a basic misunderstanding of the qualifications, appointment, and function of a priest. In the 21st Century, a priest is associated with advanced seminary degrees, formal appointment as a clergy and conducting sacraments. ...


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A key indicator that an intermediate realm exists can be drawn from Jesus's response to Mary in John 20:17. "Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father." If Christ hadn't visited our Heavenly Father, where had he been in the time since His crucifixion? The answer is found in 1 Peter 3:18-19. For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just ...


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Introduction I intend to show that the concept of a universal realm for all, outside Heaven, where all await the resurrection (Waiting in the Grave, WitG hereafter) is united against other beliefs such as the belief we go Straight to Heaven (StH), that we cease to exist entirely with no afterlife or others such as purgatory/limbo. While there are ...


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Ecclesiastes 3 eloquently frames the problem: I said to myself, “God will bring into judgment both the righteous and the wicked, for there will be a time for every activity, a time to judge every deed.” 18 I also said to myself, “As for humans, God tests them so that they may see that they are like the animals. 19 Surely the fate of ...


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One verse that captures the idea of appropriate timing is Ephesians 4:29: Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. [ESV] Similarly, Matthew 18:15–17 describes the process for addressing sin in a fellow Christian—it should be addressed ...


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There are a few reasons given by Orthodox Christians for not using instruments in worship. (Most of the worship is sung a capella by the priest and congregation, with a choir to help the congregation with the melody etc.) One is that first-century Jews did not use instruments in worship, and that practice was continued by Christians, as were many other ...


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First, consider your own integrity and maturity and decide if the words you want to speak are ones you should listen to yourself. Matthew 7 says: “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the ...



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