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Well, the Psalm doesn't look like it says anything about wrath. But if anyone starts wondering about that, point them to Matthew 5: 45, where Jesus points out that God "sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust," and also to John 9: 1-3, where Jesus explains that even when a disaster strikes a specific person, it's not necessarily an expression of God's ...


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Since you don't mention the denomination I'll simply answer from the Catholic perspective. If a priest were to break the seal of the confessional he (1) commits a grave sin, (2) is automatically excommunicated, and (3) that excommunication can only be lifted by the Pope himself (Code of Canon Law, 1388 ยง1). So from the Catholic perspective, it's a very ...


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I'll answer your questions from his book, A Memoir of Grace, by Chuck Smith (2009). Which Christian denomination(s) recognize his organization, and which ones do not? Why? I don't know the answer to this question. Not sure what you mean by "recognize," for I would recognize any organization if it had regular meetings and members. Do you mean anything ...


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While not strictly taken from the Bible, the 7 Stages of Grief is a very well-known, concise description of what everyone goes through when dealing with grief (some combine 1&2 and 4&5 to get 5 stages instead): Shock or Disbelief Denial Anger Bargaining Guilt Depression Acceptance and Hope In various forms, these can be found throughout the Bible ...


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The Church of England does this. It's an important part of the clergy's ministry to their little bit of the country — and they will go to anyone resident in the parish who would receive communion in the Church of England but can't (so it's not restricted to actual members of the Church of England). Although the Church of England is the established ...


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It is common in the Christian Churches, Churches of Christ, and Disciples of Christ. These are part of the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement.


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I think that you are confused about the purpose of the deacon or bishop ordination. They are not ordained for their own benefit, but for the benefit of all the church. Therefore it is important that they are not a reason for scandal and offence. The fact that someone isn't found fit to be ordained as deacon, presbyter or bishop doesn't mean that he can't ...


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Let's take the question as it stands at face value. As I understand it, one pastor went to another and said "unless you do such-and-such a thing then I will tell people about the sin someone in your family committed". The English language has a word for this, and the word is 'blackmail'. On the face of it that is what is happening, and I hope nobody needs an ...


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I do not believe that the threat of exposing someones sin is itself a sin unless it is done outside of the Matthew 18 principles. God calls us to hold one another accountable. The part of your question about 'chose a course of action' has me curious. If that course of action was not directly related to the sins in the pastor's family then I do believe ...


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in general The pastor, an office clearly inferior to Jesus himself, should bear in min Matt 18:15. In it, Jesus says that for any brother, you should go to him privately, then take witnesses, and only then confront ther person publically. Only aftr all of this, would discipline require being expelled from the church Common sense in regards to pastoral care ...



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