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Honor your parents? Yes absolutely. Sin? No never. What is trump? Don't sin! However it should be noted that the trump card will never need to be used because on closer inspection these two things are never actually in conflict. If your parents ask you to murder your neighbor (clearly sin) it would be no honor to them if you obeyed. The same principle can ...


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Proverbs 31 is considered (by many) to be the model of what a godly woman should be. In this chapter, we see that this woman is actually quite industrious: 10An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. 11The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. 12She does him good, and not harm, all the ...


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It should be noted that "honor" is not the same as obey. Children are instructed to obey their parents, and all of us are commanded to honor them. Now, I don't believe children should obey their parents by sinning either, but that's a separate question. One would wonder how it's possible for the honoring of one's parents to ever necessitate sin? We can ...


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Typically, the most prominent example of how "men should have authority over women" stems from Ephesians 5:22, in which Paul admonishes wives to submit to their husbands. That said, a contextual reading will bear much fruit: 21 submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ. 22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the ...


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While most, or at least many, Christians believe that healing by faith still happens today to some extent, this goes beyond that — to a belief that visiting the doctor at all is somehow wrong, or a lack of faith. So it's not just a question of "Can faith healing work", but "What prevents you from doing something else also?". The simple answer might ...


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Very good question. The way to live your life as a Christian, is to find out what the scripture says and conform to that. I live in America and I spank my child. I have no fear of losing them to Social Services. I play by the rules, using an open hand on the butt. I normally only have to smack them once or twice to get my point across. I was raised by a ...


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I have never heard of a husband disciplining their wife, I certainly don't do that. However parents have an obligation to discipline their children for it is written He who spares his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him promptly. (Proverbs 13:24) May I add that I don't use a physical rod :) “Impatience in the parents excites ...


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Yes: the Catechism provides explicit guidance on this matter, and it's covered in Canon Law. The sacrament of Baptism is conferred "in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit."85 In Baptism, the Lord's name sanctifies man, and the Christian receives his name in the Church. This can be the name of a saint, that is, of a disciple ...


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DISCLAIMER: I do not agree with this justification, I am merely answering your question. The justification for relying on faith healing over conventional medicine comes from a belief that turning to man is diametrically opposed to turning to God. In other words, you can either turn to God for help, or you can turn to man for help - but not both. One ...


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There are a couple of important points about the story of Eli: Eli is not just a father to Hophi and Phinehas - has is also a fellow-priest, possibly their superior, and responsible for their actions more than a father would be. There is no direct punishment on Eli - the punishment that is declared is that his descendants will not live to an old age. Is ...


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Disclaimer I have been studying the book of Revelation, and haven't looked at OT for a long time. Thus, if I mis-remembered the story of Eli, please correct me. Thanks! Answer Jeremiah 31:30 But everyone shall die for his own iniquity: every man that eats the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge. This does not say "die for parents of ...


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The justification for it lies in maintaining a theology of glory rather than a theology of the cross. Many of us christians are taught a theology of glory, a theology that God must be my benefefactor in every sense of the word in this life, it is a theology that denies or at least does not give decent ear to the fact that it may be God's will for us to ...


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Your question about the practical feasibility about disciplining one's children "as the Bible instructs" assumes that the correct interpretation of Prov 13:24 is that we ought to physically discipline our children. However, I am not sure that this is the only good reading of this proverb. The text is not an unequivocal injunction for physical disciplinary ...


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You only do a disservice to yourself and others when you sin to "appease" them. God wants us to stand for Him, not for others. Sinning to you can "honour"/help/fix/appease others it telling them they're more important to you than Jesus - and that's not good. To honour your father and mother means to yes respect them, listen to them, help them, but if you ...


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You are asking about corporal punishment which I am taking to mean physical punishment not designed to cause injury. Is corporal punishment/discipline ever OK? Yes, in one specific instance, see below. Is corporal punishment/discipline from a parent to a child OK? Yes, this is the only instance I can find in the Bible where physical punishment is ...


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Finding God's approval for men's actions is uncommon. More often than not, the actions of people are recorded in all their embarrassing detail without an explicit endorsement or condemnation by God. I concur with the problematic comparison of humans to God, for God knows exactly who he is and what he should do, he is sovereign and sinless, and doesn't ...


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Perhaps they would quote a passage like Ephesians 6:1-3, "Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.”" Most Christians interpret that verse to apply to children in the sense of, people who are not ...


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I did a word study on "chaste" and "chasten" several months ago, because I had heard of such topics discussed in the great portions of Christendom than I had previously been acquainted (I give some references to those websites both via a Google link, and directly in the footnotes to that article). If you read the (few, but fairly detailed) sites that ...



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