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For the first replier, it certainly has nothing to do with vain repetitions, otherwise Protestants would only pray the Our Father once in their lives, yet when Jesus was teaching his disciples to pray, that is what he told them to say. The Liturgy of the Hours is not nearly as repetitious overall. I would say it was a combination of the knee-jerk reaction ...


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Each Protestant body does different things. Remember, "Protestant" is not a denomination. Various bodies actually do practice it, including Lutherans. As a Lutheran, we have it in our Divine Service book. There is also the Book of Common Prayer available. We don't see it as "vain repetition", but rather a solid structure - just as many recite the Lord's ...


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Protestantism is so broad that you can't avoid getting a broad answer. As the protestant church has no official head there is no official answer and there was never an official LOTH rejection meeting. Furthermore, some Protestant denominations still do practice LOTH. The best you can do in this case is summarize the most common Protestant beliefs and come up ...


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Asking why "some protestants" do close their prayers in a particular manner, while seemingly limited, is still quite a broad question, in fact so broad as to probably be unanswerable. I submit that it would be more profitable to ask a particular protestant why he or she ended a particular prayer with the particular formula you cite. I rather suspect that in ...


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Catholics and Orthodox followers cross themselves. If you are a Protestant you can do it, just recite what Catholics call 'Et Nomine' in your language (but not in toungues!)


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These concepts are harmonized simply by the acknowledgement that they are, as you said, anthropomorphisms. What's left to harmonize?


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Two questions. What is a vessel ? Is it not simply a container? Is a vessel physical or spiritual? I would believe physical. If not mistaken, the body, referred to here as a vessel, carries that which is spiritual. Keep in mind that in Peter's day most women were completely dependent on there spouse for everyday things on which to live. Not so today in this ...


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Catholic Bible Q. How is “their angels always behold the Father in heaven” a warning? The Navarre Bible New Testament Compact Edition Mt 18:10 has: "See that you do not despise on of these little ones; for I tell you that in heaven their angels always behold the face of my father who is in heaven." See ... [because] for ... A. Therefore my ...


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Let's take a little longer look at the Chapter and see if it gives any more insight into Jesus warning. All Scripture is quoted from the King James translation unless otherwise noted. Matthew 18:1 through 6 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus called a little child unto him, and ...


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Commentator Alfred Barnes has some thoughts. First he points to Hebrews 1:14. The entire verse and his commentary are with reading but here are some excerpts. Are they [angels] not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? Are they not all - There is not one of them that is elevated to the high rank of ...


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What a fascinating question - Was the Protestant Reformation a bottom-up or top-down reformation? It would seem the only reasonable answer is - Yes! (i.e. both) The progress of the Reformation in Scotland showed all the hallmarks of the former - cf. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_knox : John Knox (c. 1514 – 24 November 1572) was a Scottish ...


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I generally write from a reformed perspective, but I don't think there's anything in this post that other Christians (Oriental Orthodox and Church of the East aside) would disagree with. The doctrine was first formulated clearly by the Council of Chalcedon: One and the same Son, the Self-same Perfect in Godhead, the Self-same Perfect in Manhood; truly ...


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Pentecost is called the "Church's birthday" for a reason, and that reason is the Holy Spirit. As for the idea of "Was He quiet the whole time since the first century?" Um, no. The Protestant Reformation was just that - a re-formation of the original church. While we may disagree about what it means to be the first church, we acknowledge that we are ...



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