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According to Roman Catholicism, believers receive these gifts at baptism, which are then made more perfect by the rite of Confirmation. Consider the Catechism of the Catholic Church paragraph 1285, "The reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace." For "by the sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized are ...


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I work for the Swedenborg Foundation and can provide this answer from Rev. James. F Lawrence, D.Min., Ph.D. Dean of the Center for Swedenborgian Studies and also Assistant Professor of Spirituality and Historical Studies at the Graduate Theological Union. We hope this helps! I would say the Holy Spirit in Swedenborg is simply the divine proceeding and ...


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Perhaps not surprisingly, in light of Ephesians 5, church fathers widely connect Eve with Christ's Church. This seems to displace other interpretations, like a connection between Eve and the Holy Spirit. However, it is at least hinted at in Chrysostom, when he compares the Old Testament man to the New Testament man: Then [i.e., OT times] He said, “Let ...


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The Lord's Prayer is a sample of how we should pray according to Jesus: 7 "And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. 9 Pray then like this: "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your ...


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Jesus and the Holy Spirit are not co-equal with the Father. They are subordinate to the Father because they are manifestations of Him. It is unfortunate that there is a propensity amongst men to mistake form for substance. Jesus couldn't make it plainer concerning himself: Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he ...



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