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At the most fundamental level, Roman Catholics subscribe to the Nicene Creed, Jehovah's Witnesses do not. (JWs would call the Creed itself heresy, so this is not a slam.) This means that unlike 98% of the world's Christians, Jehovah's Witnesses deny such things as: The Trinity The Divinity of Jesus The Nature of Salvation The Communion of Saints / The ...


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This is a quick rundown, keeping in mind that not every individual parish fully subscribes to everything their parent organization does (don't judge a book by its cover, but be aware of the connotations each cover generally carries): Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) The Bible is inspired and inerrant, the Confessions are a clear and accurate ...


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The fundamental claim of Islam is that there is only one God and Mohammad is his prophet. This is believed because it is written in the Qur'an. The Qur'an is believed to be true based on Mohammad's testimony that he received it from the angel Gabriel. Mohammad claimed to be the last in a long line of prophets, including most of the major Old Testament ...


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I read a lot on Islam and Quran, and I think best source to know and understand something is to listen to it directly from its sources. I also read the material like this, which they use to convert people. That way I will know what I accept and what I reject, and if I am with the truth I have nothing to fear. I am writing directly from the Quran here, ...


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CAVEAT: I am not familiar with whatever differences might exist between the Chalcedonian Creed's perspective on Christ's humanity and the CJCLDS's perspective on the same. I'll let my answer stand, however, if only to provide a traditional Protestant (and perhaps Roman Catholic?) perspective in the matter. If I have failed the questioner by not comparing and ...


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magisterium In Catholicism, the magisterium is the authority that lays down what is the authentic teaching of the Church. For the Catholic Church, that authority is vested uniquely in the pope and the bishops who are in communion with him. Quick answer: Catholicism: Pope and bishops. JW: Faithful Slave ...


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Comparing the Teaching Authorities Searching JW.org, since JW and WTS say nothing (let alone authoritative) about their Teaching Authority, there is nothing to compare. The comparison dies right here: The Catholic states 1) that they have Teaching Authority, and 2) what that means; From JW and WTS, to an outsider, there is no Teaching Authority, as they ...


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Although I am only able to answer for my Church as a Baptist we believe that the resurrection means that Jesus Body reclaimed life just as it was when he was crucified. And that belief we base on several Scriptures such as: Luk 24:38 through 43 KJV And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? Behold my ...


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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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The problem with all these analyses is that they erroneously conflate the fundamentals of the orthodox faith with theological systems, theological opinions, ecclesiology and rules of the Church. The fundamentals of the orthodox faith as proclaimed by the first seven ecumenical councils are fundamentally the same as the fundamentals of the Latin Church (Roman ...


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I would like to recommend what lonesomeday wrote, but with a few minor adjustments. Authority Part of the reason Orthodox do not like to pin down the question of infallibility is because it is understood among them that we live in a broken, sinful world. But the question of infallibility does not concern the Pope of Rome alone. A certain type of ...


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Thanks for the great question. This is an answer from what I know. Reformed theology would hold to the definition of a church showing 3 marks: the Word rightly upheld, preached and read the sacraments (Lord's supper, baptism) rightly administered Discipline and care rightly handled There are a few issues with the place you are attending as it would, by ...


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Given the massively fractured state of Christianity and the widely varied beliefs therein, a cross-denominational examination of soteriology could certainly yield strict, literal, and conflicting understandings of expiation and propitiation. However, I believe Roman Catholicism is a significant example wherein both concepts are used, amongst others, to ...


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What are differences and similarities between Jehovah's Witnesses and Catholics? The beliefs are very similar, e.g. Jesus atoned for the sins of the world. Jehovah's Witnesses believe: The Trinity described in the Nicean creed is incorrect. The Father and the Son are two separate persons. The Spirit of God is not a person but is God's power and ...


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The Sanctuary If one wants to point to a specific doctrine which lays at the root of Seventh Day Adventism and which also makes us different to other denominations, it would not be the Sabbath, the State of the Dead, the Spirit of Prophecy, Jesus second coming or our understanding of the personality of the Father and the Son, but it would be the Sanctuary ...



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