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@SanJacinto - you asked "How is it that if every sin has been paid for that we are still able to speak in terms of particular redemption, meaning that some set of men will still pay for their sins in eternal hell? What makes this work? " It is because the Atonement is not the same as Justification, but note I am not coming from an American Confessional ...


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I speak from a Lutheran perspective. In our confession we say this - AC II.1. 1] Also they teach that since the fall of Adam all men begotten in the natural way are born with sin, that is, without the fear of God, without trust in God, and with 2] concupiscence; and that this disease, or vice of origin, is truly sin, even now condemning and bringing eternal ...


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I think it's important to remember that one can disagree with their brothers and sisters in Christ about things that are not essential to the faith. For instance, there will be disagreements amongst Christians about whether baptism should be full immersion, or simply a sprinkling of water. This is not essential to the faith, meaning this does not determine ...


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I think the answer can be found in the article you have linked. On Page 129 for example, there's a description of how Luther broke up the unity of the eucharistic prayer: Luther's recension of the Canon of the Mass is more controversial. How much Luther can be held responsible for breaking up the unity of the eucharistic prayer and how much late ...


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At the time of the reformation, many of the bishops of the Church of England, including the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cramner, were already recognized as consecrated bishops by the Roman church since they had been consecrated prior to the reformation. Apostolic succession in the Anglican communion is traced through these bishops. The the Churches of ...


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Wikipedia answers that question for Anglicanism: [The Anglican Chruch's] claim to apostolic succession is rooted in the Church of England's evolution as part of the Western Church. Apostolic succession is viewed not so much as conveyed mechanically through an unbroken chain of the laying-on of hands, but as expressing continuity with the unbroken chain ...



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