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The vast majority of Protestants do not recognize the papacy as a legitimate instition, so it's hard to make sense of your question. eg: ...Luther now declared that the papacy formed no part of the original and immutable essence of the Church... - theopedia.com In fact, according to R. Allen Anderson: Every Reformer, without exception, spoke of the ...


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For most Protestants this is a matter of semantics. Protestants know full well that Catholics call Mary, the "Blessed Mother." They also know that if you ask a Catholic "Is Mary blessed?" They would surely answer "Yes, indeed she is." But the Catholic should understand that the Protestant, in general, would also answer the same. Mary is blessed. Mary ...


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The statement of "choosing to go to hell" is an over-simplification that really is an example of intellectual laziness, and is a great example of the difference between the "true theology" of a group and the type of pop-theology that springs up and causes great confusion. Looking at it from any side, saying that people choose to go to hell does not make ...


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There is not any real difference between the Catholic teaching on inerrancy of Scripture and the generic "Protestant" view given in the answer above. The two definitive documents in recent history are probably Pope Leo XIII's encyclical Providentissiumus Deus and the Second Vatican Council Document Dei Verbum. These points more or less summarize the position ...


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What's the Biblical basis for “all Christians will be together in heaven some day”? One verse that comes to mind is one that is often used with rapture theory, but does talk about both those who have died in Christ and those who are alive being joined together at his return and remain with him. 1 Thessalonians 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain ...


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Yes a number of churches other than the Roman Catholic Church believe in the Apostolic succession. A good example is the Church of England, which also follows the commonly accepted definition of Protestant (though it considers itself somewhat different from most other Protestant churches, largely because of the belief in Apostolic Succession). Specifically ...


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Jesus is the chief of the corner--the cornerstone. Any foundation is composed of many stones, but has only one corner. The corner determines the size and location of all other blocks. The rest of the foundation is comprised of the apostles and prophets, in various arrangements (unspecified). The twelve apostles of the Lamb, the original twelve, are the ...


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It means that in the end, you get what you choose. If you chose evil, consequences follow. If you choose good, consequences follow. Also remember that our motives matter. There IS as difference whether I reject Christianity because I didn't understand, or because I fear that my friends will laugh at me if I openly show it. That happens more often than you ...


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Having been a Protestant and now being a Catholic, it seems that it would be important to note that there is a prominent view among certain groups of Protestants that the Bible is meant to be taken as literally as possible (literal in all historical elements). The Catholic Church generally has not held such an opinion (it was basically mocked by Augustine). ...


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I know of no Protestant denomination that supports Peter as the ONLY rock by which Jesus founded His Church. It is plain in Rev 21:14 that there are 12 foundations or rocks which are the 12 Apostles. "Jesus said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus answered and said ...


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A program which you might try is http://bibleresources.org/bible-answers/ it has research in a variety of Bible including Hebrew and Greek plus several other languages



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