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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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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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Interesting question, one I've asked myself. I grew up Catholic, and later switched to a non-denominational fellowship. They viewed Christmas day as a day to spend with family. Something that everyone in the church should be allowed to do (pastor, worship team, custodians, etc.). We have two days of Christmas services, including a midnight candlelight ...


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Some evangelicals do practise biblical meditation (Selwyn Hughes, for instance, was very keen on the practice).


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What is the difference between Belief and Faith? An illustration I heard once was of a tightrope walker who was stetting up for a walk across Niagara Falls. Seeing an onlooker he asked him if he believed he could push a wheelbarrow across the tightrope to the other side. When the man answered yes, he asked him if he was willing to ride in the wheelbarrow. ...


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Are we saved by faith alone or belief + works? If one is considered to have faith, they would be called "faithful". Definition of Faithful 1. loyal, constant, and steadfast. 2 steadfast in affection or allegiance 3 firm in adherence to promises or in observance of duty The word faithful in the dictionary implies ongoing effort (belief + action). But ...


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I'm not sure what your question is exactly. Are you asking why Jesus spoke in parables? In Matthew 13:11-13 Jesus said: He replied, “Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken ...


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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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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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How do protestants understand Jesus' statement that unless we eat the flesh of the Son of Man we will have no life? John 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. John 6:67-68 Then said ...


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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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I think it's important to remember that one can disagree with their brothers and sisters in Christ about things that are not essential to the faith. For instance, there will be disagreements amongst Christians about whether baptism should be full immersion, or simply a sprinkling of water. This is not essential to the faith, meaning this does not determine ...


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Your statement that people choose to go to Hell is invalid. People choose not to go to Heaven. With the fall of mankind in chapter 3 0f Genesis: This will be fairly extensive and I will be quoting a lot of Scripture from the King James translation The serpent deceives Eve 1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God ...


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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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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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The case for cessationism is in fact not based on any clear witness from Scripture. It is deemed a doctrine derived from experience, rather than by Biblical study. The only verse cited for the postulate would be 1 Corinthians 13:8, 8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where ...


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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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Wikipedia has a short list of churches claiming apostolic succession, and a few of them are Protestant, most notably: The Anglican Communion Some Lutheran Churches


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It depends on a number of factors: acceptance of the Trinity, how one defines "son", and so on. For example, there's not much room for them to be brothers in Trinitarian theology. According to the Trinity, Jesus is not a separate person from God the Father, while pretty much everyone (Trinitarian or otherwise) accepts that Satan most certainly is a separate ...


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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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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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Do Protestants believe Jesus and Lucifer are brothers? Emphatically No. Why we don't believe this is because the Holy Scriptures reveal Jesus to be God Himself, who is an eternal being, without beginning and without end. Lucifer is a being God created and is in the hierarchy of angels. It is also worth noting that he is a fallen angel described by scripture ...



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