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Rev John O'Brien wrote in The Faith of Millions* that in the Middle Ages (1000's to renaissance) the Bible was chained in various churches so it would be accessible to the greatest number of people. He also says that St. Jerome, the Latin translator of the Vulgate (people's) Bible wrote words of encouragement that all should love and honor the Bible. ...


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Is this doctrine still believed today? The article published by Deseret News on June 18, 2010, clearly states that blood atonement is not a doctrine of the LDS Church. Although this statement is from 2010, I understand that many members and leaders did not believe or teach the doctrine long before that time. Some confusion over whether this teaching is ...


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The most common response of conservative Christians is to attempt to refute the evidence of archaeology. 1 Kings 6:1 places the Exodus from Egypt approximately 1440 BCE, because this verse dates the Exodus 480 years before the fourth year of Solomon's reign, and the Bible dates this year of Solomon's reign at 960 BCE. This would place the Battle of Jericho ...


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The Bible does not mention Peter as ever going to Rome, and there is no early Christian record of this being the case. Even at the end of the first century, the author of 1 Clement appears unaware that St. Peter ever came to Rome. Although written from Rome, 1 Clement mentions Peter's 'many labours' and makes a general comment about Peter's death, without ...


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The most credible arguments against the existence of Nazareth at the beginning of the first century are that the earliest pottery remains found at the site date to the Roman period, possibly no earlier than the first century, and that Josephus never mentioned the town, although he listed almost every town and village in first-century Galilee. However, this ...


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Rome is the holy city to western Christianity because it became the seat of the Pope. Even Protestants tend to defer to Rome as a holy city. However, Constantinople was regarded as the holy city of the Greek Orthodox Church because this was the seat of the Patriarch. In a similar style, the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem is known as the Patriarch of ...



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