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The paramilitary organisations did not hold particular theological positions and members were not, in general, especially pious. They were, for the most part, members or adherents of their respective churches. For Protestants this was mainly Presbyterian and Anglican. Religious background, as a proof of allegiance and a guard against infiltration, was ...


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Anglican Churches and Episcopal churches are almost all members of the Anglican Communion, a group of churches all associated with the Church of England. As such they all subscribe to a similar theology - e.g. the historic creeds, ordained minsters overseen by bishops, infant baptism, liturgy, sacraments. You can read more details at the Anglican Communion ...


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It's a charismatic denomination that has been founded in Brazil, in 1977. Its current leader is the bishop Edir Macedo, founder of this denomination. They affirm to have an orthodox doctrine, Bible-based stance (but close to Pentecostals), but in practice they sell miracles and healings, and the "power" of the Holy Ghost to perform those manifestations (like ...


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Christian festivals vary according to denomination, and whether they are government holidays depends very much on your country. However there are some major ones that most Christians celebrate. The most widely celebrated are: Christmas Celebrated on December 25th, this celebrates the birth of Jesus. In almost all countries with a Christian heritage this ...


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I am, in fact a Catholic. I was intrigued by your question and so I decided to do some religious research with my Catechism books. So according to the books: The first commandment forbids the making or the use of statures and pictures only when they promote false worship. An example of this would be using a medal, not to remind us of a saint (Such as St. ...


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This question is a bit old, but there is an omission in the only answer. fi11222's answer states that both ransom and penal substitution theories of atonement view God as needing payment of some form. I agree with the description of penal substitution, but I believe the orthodox ransom theory generally teaches that the ransom was paid to death and not God ...


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It is the same difference as there is in modern law between a civil lawsuit and a penal lawsuit. Ransom theory treats the enmity between God and men as if it were a civil lawsuit, i.e. a legal contention which can only be resolved through the payment of damages, here a "ransom". Men owe God a ransom (damages) in order to compensate for their sins (which of ...


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pteranodon, Your question is vast. It covers at least two doctrines in the bible—Conversion and Justification, each of which deserves much time in explaining. But, if you are willing, I'd like to tackle your query. Defining Decision Theology Divine Monergists (Lutherans & Calvinists) use the term "decision theology" to describe a particularly Arminian ...


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Addressing your question of salvation: Is "my salvation as a whole, outside the Catholic church,…recognized by my trust in Christ?"No, the Catholic Church, in the Council of Trent session VI, condemns the Protestant notion of sola fide ("saved by faith alone"): no one ought to flatter himself up with faith alone (sola fide), fancying that by faith alone ...


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The Christian Research Institute (CRI) conducted an investigation. Their initial findings were not flattering on the question of whether this group is a church or a cult. They later retracted their conclusion after further research. Here is their retraction: http://www.equip.org/article/we-were-wrong/ Main article about the Local Church and their beliefs: ...


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There is so much that the two faiths have in common but I would simply state the 3 most important differences are: 1) Anglicans put Scriptural Authority as ultimate authority. R. Catholics put the Pope's authority as the ultimate authority 2) Anglicans believe that the Eucharist is a precious memorial to Christ and, at it's heart, a mystery. The R. ...



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