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The Apostles themselves, inspired, we believe, by the Holy Spirit, taught that it was no longer necessary to follow all the requirements spelled out in the Mosaic Law: Acts 15:19–20,24 19 Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God: 20 But that we write unto them, that they abstain from ...


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Our age of relativism often cause us to express a kind of naivety to reality by imagining that an intellectual position or argument can resolve any or most situations. We live in a fallen world, which includes our carnal nature even when we become "born again". Ps. 51;5 declares our very conception is sinful. We do not lose our old nature. It has to be kept ...


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I think that Henry Chadwick is conflating Manichaeism with Christian asceticism, toward which he appears to have a bias. He clearly indicates in another work - Priscillian of Avila: The Occult and Charismatic in the Early Church - that he had Manichaeism in mind when he interpreted the passage, but also considered certain non-canonical Christian ritual ...



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