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I don't know for sure who the Pope meant, since he did not give very many clues, but I think he was referring to Antonio Rosmini-Serbati (1797-1855). His writings criticising the church were placed on the Index during his lifetime, but he was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in 2007. The biography fits the way that Pope Francis describes events, with the ...


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When you think about it, this question is based on circular reasoning. Is there Biblical support for basing your beliefs on those who've come before? The Bible authors "came before." So lets imagine that there's an imaginary Bible verse that says: Thou shalt base thine opinions on those whom came before. 2 Chemicals 8:15 Who wrote 2 Chemicals? ...


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The extra biblical texts could be compared with a sermon. Just like a good pastor or sermon doesn't teach from their own knowledge or wisdom but teaches the Scriptures, a good christian text teaches and explain the Scriptures. The purpose of such kind of literature isn't to add to the words of the Scriptures, but explain them and apply them. If a text adds ...


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This book imitates the Quran, or tries to imitate it, in order to answer the Quran. The translator, Anis Shorrosh is allegedly also the writer. He is an evangelical Christian. The ideology and theology of the book is based on the beliefs and ideas of this man, and his understanding of Christianity. The main idea of the book is to tell Christianity in a ...


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Is there Biblical support for basing your beliefs on those who've come before? Yes. Think about how much the New Testament references the Old Testament -- all over the place! Here is just one of many sites that list New Testament references to Old Testament prophets. The same could be said of any Old Testament prophet who referenced a previous Old ...


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The main issue the Catholic Church will probably have with Emanuel Swedenborg is that the doctrines revealed to him does not describe the Trinity as three distinct persons, but rather as different aspects of the Divine in the one person Jesus Christ. According to the revelations, the Trinity of three distinct persons was not known in the early church, and ...



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