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The Catholic Church's teaching is summed up in the Catechism of the Catholic Church 675 -677 (sans footnotes) under The Church's ultimate trial 675 Before Christ's second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers. The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth will unveil the "mystery of ...


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These Scriptures are intended to explain the 144 thousand. Revelation 7:4 And I heard the number of those who were sealed. One hundred and forty-four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel were sealed: An angel was descending from Heaven to seal those who are of the 12,000 from the 12 tribes of Israel. Revelation 7:9 After these ...


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The commentary on 2 Thessalonians 2:4 (that Antichrist "sitteth in the temple of God") of the very anti-Protestant Original Douay-Rheims Bible says: St. Augustine therefore li. 20 de civit. c. 19 and St. Jerome q. 11 ad Algasiam. do think, that this sitting of Antichrist in the temple, doth signify his sitting in the Church of Christ, rather than in ...


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The primary distinction which you will find among protestants regarding this matter will arise from the division between those adhering to Covenant Theology and those adhering to Dispensationalism. Under Covenant Theology, the members of the modern-day church are viewed as the true children of Israel. The promises made to Abraham regarding his descendants, ...


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The short answer is that there is no teaching by the Roman Catholic church that any pope will be a false prophet, or that the church is the "whore of babylon". The long answer depends upon exactly what it means to be a catholic, and who gets to decide who is, or is not, appropriately so described. There are groups of people who claim to be catholic who ...


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A Different Approach Under VIRTUES AND VICES in A CATECHISM OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE | CATHOLIC TRUTH SOCIETY, Q.3221 reads: 322. Which are the Seven Spiritual Works of Mercy? [...] 7. To pray for the living and the dead. Therefore, both ought to be prayed for, and offering Mass is the best way to pray for the living and the dead. MattGutting's and ...


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You're essentially asking "What's the difference between praying for the dead and praying for the living; and which is more important?" Catholicism, by its interpretation of the communion of saints, believes that each living believer is in communion not only with all others living, but equally with those who have "fallen asleep in Christ": "So it is ...


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When Catholics say that a Mass is celebrated "for" something or someone, it just means that the priest offering the Mass, which for Catholics is the very highest form of prayer, for the sake of some intention. It is a kind of intercessory prayer, and Masses can be offered for any kind of intention (for example, for an end to a war or famine, for a recovery ...



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