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People are not condemned, judged, or punished because they do not have faith in Jesus. They are condemned because of the evil acts they have committed during their life on Earth. They are saved from punishment by faith in Jesus, and (depending on your view on justification by faith alone or with works) by those works of righteousness that spring from that ...


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Yes, absolutely. The depositum fidei is the fullness of God's Word contained in both Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition. Christ has entrusted to the shepherds of God's people the task of interpreting His Word for the Church: Sacred tradition and Sacred Scripture form one sacred deposit of the word of God, committed to the Church. Holding fast to this ...


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Luke 1:36 describes Mary and Elizabeth as relatives (συγγενίς). The King James Version describes them as cousins, but most other translations simply say they were relatives. Given the ambiguity of the text, we can not say that Jesus and John were actually (second) cousins, but it appears from this that they were related and would have known each other. In ...


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Jehovah's Witnesses believe that Jesus was the Archangel Michael before the incarnation so the answer would be that it would have been Michael (pre-incarnate Jesus). "Likewise, the Bible indicates that Michael is another name for Jesus Christ, before and after his life on earth." JW.org "The foremost angel, both in power and authority, is the archangel, ...


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Paul clearly knew about the life of Jesus, as he affirms this in his own words in many places: Paul knew the words spoken by our Lord Jesus Acts 20:35: I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of Jesus, how He said, It is more blessed to give than to receive Paul knew about the ...


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He was just using it as an expression to make it known that whatever he was about to say needs to be taken as seriously as possible. Jesus has always told the truth but I cannot say if everything he said was taken seriously by the people he was speaking to. So it could have been used more in the context of "listen carefully to what I am about to tell you ...


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I think if you observe your quotes closely, your answer is revealed within them. Notice in the John passage Jesus states, for I did not come to condemn the world. When was it that he had said this, it was in his incarnation, his first arrival to earth, to carry out his salvific act, the act that would allow reconciliation to all who would place their trust ...


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The Haydock Commentary on that verse says: Ver. 47. I do not judge him. To judge here, may signify to condemn. St. Augustine expounds it in this manner: I do not judge him at this my first coming. St. Chrysostom says, it is not I only that judgeth him, but the works also that I do. Thus, during His 1st coming He doesn't judge, but he certainly will at ...


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In Mark 2:1-12, Jesus attributes the man's sickness to his sin -- "Son, thy sins be forgiven thee" -- which means it arose as the result of some behaviour of his that was counter to the commandments of God. In John 9:1-11, however, Jesus says that neither the blind man nor his parents had sinned, so his disability was attributable to the accumulated ...


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It is not as simple as a yes or no. The relevant section of the Cathecism says the following are important in understanding the statement "Outside the Church there is no salvation": "salvation comes from Christ the Head through the Church which is his Body" - this doctrine, as all doctrines of the Church, is centered on Christ. It is not about punishing ...


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A cloned human being can still be saved by Jesus Christ because he is a descendant of Adam. Ken Ham made this statement in reference to Aliens, but it still seems worth mentioning. An understanding of the gospel makes it clear that salvation through Christ is only for the Adamic race—human beings who are all descendants of Adam. So even though a ...


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Paul's Epistles are always written to churches who have already heard the gospel and the story of Jesus. They are written to encourage and correct those congregations. There is no need for him to repeat every detail of his initial Gospel teaching in every epistle. That would be redundant. As far as the claim that Paul knew no details of Christ's life: ...


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I thought it was always apparent that Jesus was saving us from death. I'm formerly a strict Pentecostal, and even though I believed in Hell I still always thought it was meant to be presented this way. Very truly I tell you, whoever obeys my word will never see death. John 8:51 Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of ...



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