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The Latin text of the Symbolum Apostolicum ("Apostles' Creed") states, Credo in Deum Patrem omnipoténtem, Creatórem cæli et terræ, et in Iesum Christum, Fílium Eius unicum, Dóminum nostrum, qui concéptus est de Spíritu Sancto, natus ex Maria Virgine, passus sub Póntio Piláto, crucifixus, mórtuus, et sepúltus, descéndit ad ínferos, tértia die resurréxit a ...


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The two are not contradictory at all. The common understanding is that Jesus is unique and the only begotten son of God. The rest of us are heirs to God - children of God via adoption. From Adopted Children of God The term “Son of God” refers preeminently to Jesus Christ’s deity (Matt. 11:25-27; 16:16-17). He alone is one in substance and glory ...


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Short Answer: Yes. Just as a person can honor God without getting married, a couple can honor God without having children. From a Biblical perspective, Paul's advice in 1 Corinthians 7:17-35 is highly relevant: Only, as the Lord has assigned to each one, as God has called each, in this manner let him walk. . . . Was any man called when he was already ...


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This is not the entire answer, however, I'd like to give you a perspective that may inform the answer. I grew up in a Christian home, where Santa Clause was forbidden, whereas my wife grew up in a Christian home where Santa Clause was a celebrated and beloved part of the holiday. When I read you question, I could almost here the voice of my mother speaking ...


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Jesus' remarks were that those who would receive his teachings would be like little children. Also see the Beatitudes, which provides more detail about the simple childlike faith (my words) of those that would receive him (meek, pure in heart, peacemakers, etc.). The Kingdom of God belongs to those who can accept Christ in the same way a little child simply ...


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Not Concerning Young Children You pose the question as if young children were considered for execution. The description of the "child" (a word that connotes "offspring" more than the "tender, innocent years") is a description of someone who is old enough to be an adult but still living with his parents (17-married?). As a parent, I don't know how long it ...


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I do not believe this is only about Protestantism but it is about Christianity in general and even other religions also. Every normal person in this world, regardless of which religion we follow, we all have inherent wisdom to lead our children to the right path which we believe to be true. A Muslim would train his child in the paths of Islam because he ...


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Perhaps they would quote a passage like Ephesians 6:1-3, "Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.”" Most Christians interpret that verse to apply to children in the sense of, people who are not ...


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The simplest (or at least to my mind most obvious) illustration of this point is that of Jesus himself. When he was 12, he famously ditched his parents and went to the temple. Luke (2:46) records a little detail that I think makes all the difference: After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and ...


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On the authority of the Catholic and Orthodox Church, Santa Claus is as real as Abraham Lincoln or George Washington. And just because people exaggerate his exploits doesn't make him less real. If Santa Claus isn't the impetus behind putting presents under the tree then who is? The three kings, some friendly Christmas gnomes, the Child Jesus Himself? ...


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I believed that one of the greatest qualities of children is meekness. Children are lowly in heart. Matt(11:29). Jesus says "blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth". Children are submissive and lack their own initiative or will. They have to depend on their parents or other adults for everything. A meek spirit is of great value before God (1st ...



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