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Consider what Christ said to John the Baptist when we went to the river Jordan to be baptised: 14 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? 15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him. (Matt 3:14-15 KJV) ...


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Catholic Perspective To understand the Church, the New People of God, one needs to understand the Old, God's People Israel. God therefore constitutes a people and makes a covenant with them. The belief in the Holy Catholic Church is an article of the Creed [/Faith]. What follows are the pertinent Q & A from the Penny Catechism, 83 thru 88 83. ...


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Christianity is about having a relationship with God. The most important aspect of Christianity is knowing God. (John 17:3) This is the goal, for our broken relationship with God to be restored through Jesus. This doesn't require the church. It certainly is possible to be a Christian without being a part of a Christian community or church. We were created ...


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Nothing in Catholic doctrine suggests that the Church is absent of sin, nor that its members or clergy are free from the need for forgiveness. To the contrary, it explicitly teaches in various formats that all people are sinful. From the Catechism of the Catholic Church: All men are implicated in Adam’s sin, as St. Paul affirms: “By one man’s ...


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The Church is holy, but it is an institution which is populated by human beings, who can and do sin. This can be seen in the first few chapters of the book of Revelation where the Angel catalogs the sins of the seven churches. In his apology, the Bishop of Rome is merely acknowledging the sinfulness, individually and collectively, of members of the church, ...



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