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The primary distinction which you will find among protestants regarding this matter will arise from the division between those adhering to Covenant Theology and those adhering to Dispensationalism. Under Covenant Theology, the members of the modern-day church are viewed as the true children of Israel. The promises made to Abraham regarding his descendants, ...


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You are assuming that Jewish thought has been monolithic on the subject for 2000 years. Even at the time of Second Temple, they were not. The Rabbinic interpretation in particular, favored oral transmission, making "exegesis" hard to track, but by no means non-literal. All in all, then, rabbinic tradition continued the pattern of translation, but ...


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I believe the best way to approach this question is to start with the following verse Acts 23:8 (RSVCE) 8For the Sad′ducees say that there is no resurrection, nor angel, nor spirit; but the Pharisees acknowledge them all. Thus some Jews in Jesus' time believed in spirits. When one died, their soul went down to Sheol. All however, did not suffer the ...


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Some people like to say that because the gods of Judaism, Christianity and Islam share a heritage then they're the same God. Other people point to the big doctrinal differences between them to say they're not the same. I have to go with the second group. It's kind of like the difference between The Republic of China and The People's Republic of China: both ...


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The Catholic ought to start with NOSTRA AETATE DECLARATION ON THE RELATION OF THE CHURCH TO NON-CHRISTIAN RELIGIONS PROCLAIMED BY HIS HOLINESS POPE PAUL VI ON OCTOBER 28, 1965. In it Pope Paul VI states 3. The Church regards with esteem also the Moslems. They adore the one God, living and subsisting in Himself; merciful and all- powerful, the Creator ...


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The Bible states that we are to "believe" in the Lord in order to have salvation. It is therefore extremely important what God says about himself sot that we can believe it. If we believe in something other than what God said he was, then we do not actually believe in Him. This is why the doctrine of the Trinity is so very important. As A.W. Tozer puts it ...


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The traditional Catholic Church says that Muslims worship devils not the true God. For all the gods of the Gentiles are devils: Psa 95:5 Pope Callixtus III: “I vow to… exalt the true Faith, and to extirpate the diabolical sect of the reprobate and faithless Mahomet [Islam] in the East.” Pope Eugene IV, Council of Basel, Session 19, Sept. ...


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The Nation of Israel at the time Jesus was preaching, was well versed in the Pentateuch, the Prophets and the Psalms, and from those books we find the following Scriptures: Deuteronomy 26:15 KJV Look down from thy holy habitation, from heaven, and bless thy people Israel, and the land which thou hast given us, as thou swarest unto our fathers, a land ...



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