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The current, official Vatican list of popes from Peter to the present follows at the end of this answer. However it is not as simple as that, because to some extent it really only represents the Vatican politics of the present time. Christopher was listed as a legitimate pope (October 903 to January 904) in most modern lists of Popes until the first half ...


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There is so much stupidity in this article I don't know where to even start (I would just trash the whole thing). Constantine returned to the gathering to discover that the presbyters had not agreed on a new deity but had balloted down to a shortlist of five prospects. That alone should be enough to ignore this entire article. Nicea was set up in order ...


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No oriental church worships the Blessed Virgin Mary. God alone is worthy of worship. Blessed Virgin Mary, like all other saints, is only venerated. As for the divisions, they are the results of egoistic interpretation of the scriptures, placing of one's forefathers above Christ Himself, and above all, the greed for securing a strong followership.


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Lactantius, in his Divine Institutes, refers to a god named Hesus: The Gauls used to appease Hesus and Teutas with human blood. (Chapter XXI) In addition, Wikipedia has an article on a god named Esus or Hesus which appears to fit the bill. But the name does not appear anywhere in Eusebius; neither do Krishna, Mithra, Zeus, or Horus. Thus, the quote ...


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No, there is no historical basis. "Jesus" comes from the Hebrew, and "Christ" come from the Greek.


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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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Edward Gibbon tells us, in The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, (D.M. Low abridgement page 290), as soon as the defeat of Licinius had invested Constantine with total dominion of the Roman world, he immediately, by circular letters, exhorted all his subjects to imitate, without delay, the example of their sovereign, and to embrace the divine truth of ...


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Didache 13:2; 15:1 mention a hierarchy of ministry, including overseers, or bishops. However, Aaron Milavec says in The Didache, page 599, the use of plural 'bishops' (episkopoi) clearly suggests a group with a shared function. The monarchical "bishop" surrounded by a group of elders took shape only in the second century, with the term appearing in the ...


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That God is simple (and hence, not composed of parts) is a dogma of the Catholic faith defined at the Fourth Lateran Council in November 1215: "We firmly believe and simply confess that there is only one true God, eternal and immeasurable, almighty, unchangeable, incomprehensible and ineffable, Father, Son and holy Spirit, three persons but one ...


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According to low of physics and theory of relativity. Time can only functions inside the materialistic world. It must interact with the matter. E = mc2 If the spiritual world doesn't consist of matter, which we think doesn't then the time doesn't matter. The beings can be 'at the same time' 'at the same place'. Place has the same meaning as time. The ...


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The only major church father to hold a view on predestination similar to that of the reformers was Augustine, and I'm not able to find in his works a specific reference to "foreknowledge" implying "forelove." However, he did believe that foreknowledge implied predestination: This is the predestination of the saints,—nothing else; to wit, the ...



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