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These comments so far assume too much into the text. People who don't believe in original sin, do NOT deny the fact "death" came into the world to all men. We are separated from the tree of life, in Genesis it says "Then the LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and take also of ...


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Yes and No The church fathers gave no specific instructions on how to receive the gift of tongues. However, we can ask God for anything (including gifts) and he can give it to us. There's also credence to believe that the more often and sincerely we ask for them the more likely he is to give them to us (like in the parable of the persistent widow and the ...


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You are making an assumption that all ordinances are related to the law of Moses, and that temple work was done away. You might want to read the biblical scholar Margaret barker to see how important the temple was in Christian theology. The Bible never states that the temple work is done away, only that the law of Moses is fulfilled in Christ. If you read ...


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Q. Is there any instructions given by the early church fathers on how to receive the gift of tongues? A. There isn't any [let alone specific] instructions given [let alone by early Church Fathers] on how to receive the gift of tongues. The Teaching of Church to which the Church Fathers adhered to, is that the Holy Spirit [and the gifts he brings with ...


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If Mary was really assumpted and if it was of any biblical consequence then why is it not mentioned anywhere in the Bible? in John 19:26-27, Jesus clearly entrusted his mother Mary to the care of his beloved disciple John. John is also the author of the book of Revelation as well as the gospel according to John. He seems to have outlive all the other ...


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This article The Assumption of Mary | by Father William Saunders states that [t]he belief in the Assumption of our Blessed Mother has been longstanding in our Church, and that [i]n Munificentissimus Deus, Pope Pius XII cited various Church Fathers to trace the longstanding tradition of the belief of the Assumption. This would be a starting point. A similar ...


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If you have seen the movie The Mission, then you may have noticed a communal society lived by the natives in the various missions led by Jesuit priests. Historical records corroborate that indeed they lived a Christian-based, communal life. From Jesuit Reductions: Smaller missions had two priests, whereas larger missions had more. Populations varied ...


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The belief that Mary was “taken up” i.e. the assumption, after her earthly life was held originally by gnostics and later by Roman Catholics. Epiphanius in A.D. 377 said that “no one knows if Mary died or not” Gregory of Tours in A.D. 590 taught the Assumption of Mary not from the Bible nor from the tradition of the church but from an apocryphal gospel ...


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I don't know if there are any denominational-scale organizations that practice this, but there are certainly churches and other Christian organizations that practice this. The Bruderhof may be a good example of this. My family lived in a Bruderhof community for a few months when I was growing up, as my father was doing some work (writing a book) for them. ...


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The answer to this question can really, literally, only be answered with "it depends on who you ask". Before throwing a downvote at me, read on though: We see in Acts 2:45 one of the reasons they gave to the poor - they had need - which reflects Christ teaching throughout the Gospels (as well as many OT passages) to fulfill the needs of those in need: ...



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