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All of these answers respond to your question well, using scripture. But because there is no reference to Protestantism in the NT, and because Catholics would take something different from scripture, I'd like to include the history of where the change took place between the Catholic church seeing seven sacraments (including confession) and Protestants not ...


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I would expect that every Christian denomination would see Jesus's death as the fulfilment of both the Passover sacrifice and the Day of Atonement sacrifices and rituals, because the identification is made in the scriptures themselves. 1 Corinthians 5:7 says directly that Christ is our Passover lamb: Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new ...


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For protestants generally, one of the essential, non-negotiable requirements for a sacrament is an explicit command from Jesus. In the case of Baptism, this command is reported in Matthew 28:19 Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them... and in the case of Holy Communion, it is reported in Matthew 26:26—29, Mark 14:22—25; and Luke 22:17—19; ...


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Prior to Christ, a priest was needed to help make sacrifice to receive forgiveness: Thus shall he do with the bull. As he did with the bull of the sin offering, so shall he do with this. And the priest shall make atonement for them, and they shall be forgiven. - Leviticus 4:20 ESV The reason that Protestants don't consider confession a sacrament ...


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This is a supplemental answer, expanding what is meant by the "clarity" of scripture as cited by @justbelieve. Another word used to describe this doctrine is "perspicuity". Protestants believe the Bible is clear enough to be understood in the main by the person of average intelligence, but requires the aid of scholars and the wise when touching on the more ...


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When I investigated this matter (at a time when my American Baptist church was exploring this in some depth), the conclusion to support the modern state of Israel rested upon these pillars: 1) A reading of Scripture 2) A view of eschatology 3) An interpretation of history 4) A decision to accept the modern state of Israel as the spiritual continuation of ...


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Zionism, founded by Theodor Herzl, is a movement for reestablishing a nation for the Jewish people. Thus, why are some Protestants Zionists, especially in the U.S.? Is there a theological reason for this? With the doctrine of the rapture and tribulation is the future reestablishment of the nation of Israel and the completion of the prophecies for Israel ...


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It's not about being a Zionist. It's about an (everlasting Promise) made to his friend Abraham. Just because Christians support Israel does not make them a zionist. I support Israel because my God our Father is not a liar! He is not unfaithful to the promises he makes. He is always faithful to those that he loves and considers a friend. Why was the Land ...


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It would be wrong to think that a majority of Protestants are Zionists, but Christian Zionism is nevertheless a substantial movement, especially in the United States. There is a belief among some Christians that the return of the Jews to the Holy Land, and the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, is in accordance with Biblical prophecy. The idea ...



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