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The Dogmatic Constitution On The Church (Lumen Gentium)1, promulgated by the Catholic Church on November 21, 1964, acknowledges in chapter II.16 that Muslims worship the same God as do Catholics, adding that Muslims profess to hold the faith of Abraham. This last is a carefully neutral statement that, in itself, makes no judgement about other aspects of the ...


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In standard Christian theology, God is described as omniscient, or all-knowing (by major theologians such as St Aquinas). This is incompatible with being deceived. Accordingly we would not interpret any passage in the Bible as implying God was deceived, unless we wished to discard this core belief.


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Several good questions being asked here: Regarding the word "heavens", Paul makes mention of visiting the "third heaven" (2 Corinthians 12:2). It was common for Jews to use the word heaven to mean the sky, outer-space, or spiritual heaven where God dwells. So "in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth" may have meant the creation of earth and ...


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God created the HEAVENS and the Earth. God is the creator of all reality as we know it, including time and space itself. Considering that both are directly related, time would have been a consequential creation of the creation of the dimensions of space. God does not have a physical body like we perceive life from our limited perspectives. He is often ...


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God is cannot be deceived. Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Galatians 6:7 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. 1 Corinthians 3:19 Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart. Psalms ...


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According to Catholic teaching and theology, can man ever see God as he really is? Not in this present life, when the soul is united to body. St. Thomas, in addressing the question "Whether in the present state of life the contemplative life can reach to the vision of the Divine essence?," quotes St. Augustine, who says in his Literal Interpretation of ...


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The idea that God cares about each of us individually, to the point of intervening directly in human history on our behalf (in the person of Jesus), is arguably the central concept of Christianity. Some of the passages in the Gospels that support this idea are John 3:16 (for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son), the parables of the ...


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God can appear to men in whatever form He wishes. Another instance that comes to mind is when He appeared to Abraham as a man, after which Abraham was immediately prompted to fall down to his face, yet he didn't die (I think that's on Gen 18). As for Ex 33:20, highlighted in the question, follows Moses request in v. 18, which reads: 18 And he said, Let ...


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The answer Dick Harfield provided is also echoed in paragraph 841 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Also from Nostra Aetate The Church regards with esteem also the Moslems. They adore the one God, living and subsisting in Himself; merciful and all- powerful, the Creator of heaven and earth,(5) who has spoken to men; they take pains to ...



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