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On Hebrew, Jews have been studying their texts for this whole time, in Hebrew with scholars handing down information on how to make sense of the texts. Within the information is often clues to subtle meanings, that don't exist when simply reading a Christian text by yourself or with Christian scholarly books. There are also spots that over the years ...


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The importance of sending the Holy Spirit appears to have been given by Jesus himself in: John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Being human they like we would not have completely remembered or ...


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The disciples could have carried out the Great Commission immediately, but they had already received word from the Lord that they would receive the Holy Spirit prior to this. Jesus had commanded that they wait in Jerusalem until then. Act 1:4,6-8 KJV - And, being assembled together with [them], commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, ...


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The mission of the Son and the Spirit, is a joint one, consistent with the view that all the works of God are the works of his hands. CCC 292 The Old Testament suggests and the New Covenant reveals the creative action of the Son and the Spirit,1 inseparably one with that of the Father. This creative co-operation is clearly affirmed in the ...


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"Also, if this was the case, doesn't this mean Syriac Christianity was the first Christianity to "localized" their language to every day man, not Protestant Christianity?" - I don't think you can pinpoint which was the first "local" language used in Christian liturgy. Perhaps it was Latin, when the Christian community in Rome abandoned Greek in favour of the ...


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There seems to be a fallacy in your belief that it is the Church which should be the support for the poor. All Scripture is quoted from the King James translation, unless otherwise noted. Mark 12:41 through 44 And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much. 42 And ...


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It was apparently one person doing the speaking for at least until the churches were well established. All Scripture is quoted from the King James translation, unless otherwise noted. Matthew 28:18 through 20 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, ...


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Pope Pius XII's 1 Nov. 1950 Apostolic Constitution defining the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mother, Munificentissimus Deus, says "that, since ancient times, there have been both in the East and in the West solemn liturgical offices commemorating this privilege." He then mentions the Roman liturgy, Gallican sacramentary, Byzantine liturgy of the ...


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I'm not sure I believe that even he taught this. Origen's writings haven't all made it down to us in Greek, and Rufinus who published a Latin translation of his commentary on Romans (these views on pre-existence are found in the commentary on Romans 9) tells us in his preface that he filled in the places that were "missing" in Origen's commentary. I take ...



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