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The Apostle Peter told us that many false religious teachers will come from within the church itself. 2 Peter 2:1 (NASB) But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon ...


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Every now and then I hear a non-Catholic Christian say, "Catholics are not Christians." Very often communication that is made to express emotion is taken as attempting to communicate fact and confusion ensues. This can frequently be seen in arguments between husbands and wives. I'd really like to know the thought process of those who say that "Catholics ...


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Evangelicals would say that there were faithful churches who kept the gospel before the reformation. I think there are two historical factors involved: Protestants recognise several movements of like-minded people before the reformation, such as the Lollards and Hussites. I think that Luther himself at one time admitted that his own beliefs essentially ...


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[Answering from the perspective of my Non-Denominational Evangelical Church] Evangelical Christians give a lot of emphasis on "Born Again Christian". As the Wikipedia article says, Evangelicals are Christians who believe in the centrality of the conversion or "born again" experience in receiving salvation, believe in the authority of the Bible as ...


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Edward's view is more or less the traditional view. To give an earlier example, St. Thomas Aquinas says the following of the knowledge of Adam. And man was made right by God in this sense, that in him the lower powers were subjected to the higher, and the higher naturewas made so as not to be impeded by the lower. Wherefore the first man was not impeded ...


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Amongst non-denominational evangelicals, a Christian is often regarded as being synonymous with someone who has been born again (regenerated) a la John 3:3 - Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” - John 3:3 NIV They regard regeneration (or 'getting saved') as something that occurs if and ...


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While observance of lent is definitely on the rise; this is especially true of Denominations closely related to the Catholic and Orthodox Denominations, as is commonly known both in the Christian and non Christian societies. I can only speak for my Southern Baptist faith. In most of our churches fasting is being more emphasized, as a strengthening factor ...


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Tithing in Evangelical Christians is one form of worship.We glorify God through giving. 1 Corinthians 10:31 (NASB) Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. Consider this: 1 John 4:19 (KJV) We love him, because he first loved us. So likewise, we can only give because God gave first: John 3:16 ...


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I think there is a problem with the word tithe for new testament Christians because for some it might give the impression that once you have given your 'tithe' whatever you think that is then that is enough and the rest of your income is for you to spend how you please. I used to tithe so I know how I felt, but now I dont'. I now test everything I buy to see ...


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No, there is no such prohibition in any Christian group that I know of. I have witnessed baptisms in various portable receptacles. It's normally done when there isn't a convenient alternative - for example in an Anglican church without a baptistry, and the candidate particularly wanted to be baptized by immersion.


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Why does God want us to be baptized? Mark makes it very clear: Mark 16:16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, The water by itself has no power, its just water! There is power in Gods word though (baptizing in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). The water together with the word is how the Holy Spirit can work faith in your heart ...


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Answering your question begins with understanding what Baptism is; Baptism is an Earthly way of acknowledging a Spiritual rebirth. From my Southern Baptist upbringing I offer my understanding of Baptism. That having been said exactly what does baptism exemplify? The answer to that question is: It is actually a burial ceremony, by that what I mean is that ...


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I believe that baptisms can be held in any body of water, so a jacuzzi would do fine. What matters is that a person is surrounded by other believers and they are making the choice to be baptized for Christ. It's about the heart and not formalities. Jesus never specifically talked about how we should do it. Just that it would be done. He didn't tell us not ...


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How did the phrase “getting to know Jesus” come to be ubiquitous among Evangelicals (i.e. Campus Crusade for Christ)? "Getting to know" someone is indicative of a progressively deepening relationship. It is a phrase that would come naturally to a ministry to youth that makes a distinction of an active personal relationship with Jesus in contrast to the ...



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