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When in 1 Tim. 2:5 we are told that there is only, "one mediator between God and man", I read that to mean my relationship with God through Jesus negates the need of a priest or the church.


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The Catholic Church affirms unequivocally that Jesus Christ is the only Savior. Everyone who is saved (that is, who goes to Heaven) does so through Jesus Christ, regardless of whether he is aware (here on earth) that Jesus is his Savior. The uniqueness and universality of Jesus as Savior stems from the fact that he—and only he—is the Incarnate Son of God, ...


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But can you say that that is absolutely and exclusive or do you have to leave an opening because we don't always know the ways of God? Current teaching leans more toward the latter than the former ... but the simplest (and arguably the best) way is through Christ. (CCC 1987 - 2029 is a discourse to that effect, in detail, as is the treatment in CCC ...


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This point has been touched on, but I wanted to flesh it out a bit. The lack of genealogies in Mark and John is intentional. Mark portrayed Christ as a Servant, which was stated already, and as such the author intentionally left out the genealogy. John HAS a genealogy, if God can be said to have one... "In the beginning was the Word." He always was, and ...


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I believe that this person could have been one of the 70 Disciples that followed Jesus. I came to that conclusion now, or I would not have asked the question. In other words, have Faith, why worry about what Jesus did. My question came from Luke 9:49


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There are many people in the old testament that were antitypes of Jesus, meaning their lives foreshadowed the coming of Jesus and his life, death, and even resurrection. Joseph is included as one of these antitypes. Jacob's blessings were directed toward the descendants of each of his sons, as they would become the nation of Israel and each a tribe, or half ...


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We like to find foreshadowing and prophecies in different Old Testament passages, and Burton Mack says, in Who Wrote the New Testament, page 299, this is actually quite easy. He says he sees this happening all the time, in the classrooms of the School of Theology at Claremont. At first the study of a text may not seem to support a traditional Christian ...


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Both Western and Eastern traditions have used this particular finger arrangement for centuries, although in the West (Roman Catholics), this particular gesture have been put aside in the last few decades. this placement of the fingers is not uniquely reserved for priests either. Dom Prosper Gueranger, OSB (1805-1875) in his monumental work The Liturgical ...


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Catholicism does not necessarily believe that there was a single moment at which Christ redeemed us: Christ’s whole life is a mystery of redemption. Redemption comes to us above all through the blood of his cross [cf. Eph 1:7; Col 1:13–14; 1 Pet 1:18–19], but this mystery is at work throughout Christ’s entire life: already in his ...


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From https://iconreader.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/what-does-this-hand-gesture-mean-in-icons/ The fingers spell out “IC XC”, a widely used four letter abbreviation of the Greek for Jesus (IHCOYC) Christ (XPICTOC). It is by the name of Jesus that we are saved and receive blessings: “At the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and ...


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According to a former Catholic archivalist this answerer interviewed, you will predominantly see two different hand positions. In Greek and Byzantine Christian art, as well as in most Eastern traditions, Christ is usually depicted with the ring finger or ring and little fingers on the thumb, and the index and middle fingers held up. In Catholic art, ...


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This answer comes from David Guzik: "Jesus fulfills the Law and the Prophets and they point to him, and he is their fulfillment." (Carson) Jesus fulfilled the doctrinal teachings of the Law and the Prophets in that He brought full revelation. Jesus fulfilled the predictive prophecy of the Law and the Prophets in that He is the Promised One, ...


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Neither Mary Magdalene at the tomb J20 1-16, his friends by the sea J21 1-14, nor his companions on the road to Erasmus recognized Jesus after the resurrection L24 13-35 indicating he was somewhat disfigured and maybe hard to look at after the beating, torture and plucking of his beard prior to execution.


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2 Chronicles 5:13-14. The Glory of God Fills the Temple: In unison when the trumpeters and the singers were to make themselves heard with one voice to praise and to glorify the LORD, and when they lifted up their voice accompanied by trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and when they praised the LORD saying,"He indeed is good for His ...



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