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Who fasts and who doesn't? Do, and its important Both the Eastern Orthdox and Roman Catholic churches have required fasting periods for their members, as shown by the links. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are encouraged to fast for the first Sunday of every month, which they call their fast and testimony meeting. Instead of ...


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Because, and I say this with all humility, everyone of us concedes (or at least should concede), we could be wrong. Besides- one thing we know about God's Truth is that it can always stand up to rigorous inquiry. If it did not, either we serve a weak God (which we don't) or our understanding of God is wrong. Either way, the last thing any Christian should ...


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The Bible verse most commonly cited about this issue is 2nd Corinthians, Chapter 6 verse 14: Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? (NIV) This is generally taken as a very strong discouragement, if not prohibition, of Christians marrying ...


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Several reasons: We don't want to pretend that everyone else agrees with us. We want to understand the extent to which we have common ground with others. As Affable Geek has said, we want to demonstrate our openness to alternative points of view. We want to show why we believe that our own POV is superior to everyone else's.


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I think you'll get broad differences of opinion on such a question. On the one hand, two churches may work together on a project which both agree is worthwhile despite differences in doctrine on the grounds that as long as we both agree on the goal, we can co-operate. Others refuse to work with other churches that differ from them by some sufficient degree ...


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A common emphasis in Bonhoeffer's works such as "The Cost of Discipleship," "Life Together," and "Ethics" is the Church as a both a witness to Christ as well as a blessing to all people. Since the Church is the body of Christ she is called to bring his love to all people. (Goodreads has some good quotes from "The Cost of Discipleship" at: ...


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When I was a Evangelical/Presbyterian(ish), I always took it as an opportunity to contrast beliefs: these people believe this, which is why we say that "such-and-so" and not "this-and-other." Comparing theology of communion and predestination was especially beneficial as that was an issue which was of particular interest to the people in my congregation. ...


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The most prevalent and often cited passage concerning this is quoted from the second letter of Paul to the Corinthians: All Scripture is quoted from the King James translation. 2nd Corinthians 6:14 through 18 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light ...



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