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I think, based upon the testimony of scripture that there is a connection between man and heaven. Jeremiah 17:1 says: “The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron; With the point of a diamond it is engraved On the tablet of their heart, And on the horns of your altars. If the earthly temple was just a copy of the true in heaven then there must be an ...


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Heaven and all things in heaven were defiled by the rebellion of Satan and the fallen angels, who followed Satan in his rebellion against God. Revelation 12:4 shows that when Satan rebelled against God, one-third of the angels under him followed. Ephesians 6:12 says that these rebellious angels are forces of evil in the heavenlies. Furthermore, Ephesians ...


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The main point here is that Sin has to be paid for. the blood of animals in the old testament was just enough for God to overlook their sin, now these sins which were overlooked had an effect in the heavens in that it obstructed blessings events to happen on earth(Daniel 10:12) . The price of sin is extremely heavy that it required a higher blood than that ...


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Moses cleansed the earthly copies with animal blood, but Christ cleansed the heavenly things with His own sacrifice.


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Lutherans do pray: Pastor: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost Congregation: Amen during a typical service just as it says in the online hymnal here: http://www.lutheran-hymnal.com/online/page5.html Or see an older 1912 source: ¶ The Congregation shall rise, and the Minister, standing at the Altar, shall say: ...


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Unlike in Catholicism, there is no unified and singular Protestant body of doctrine, so a “Protestant answer” to your question cannot be given. I can, however, provide an answer given by the popular Protestant theologian, scholar, and commentator Matthew Henry who in his commentary of Malachi 1, says: In these verses, they are charged with ingratitude, ...


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There were many people involved in the formation of the Anglican church, and they had different purposes for it. The most prominent initial issue was of course Henry VIII's desire to get a divorce. But equally significant was the authority of Rome in England: Henry passed laws prohibiting legal appeals to Rome, and removing the church's authority to make ...


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The split between the Anglican sect and Catholicism was mutual: Henry VIII made it clear he was forming a new sect separate from the Catholic Church when he declared himself, against the papacy, "Supreme Head of the Church of England." Pope Paul III excommunicated Henry VIII. Hence, there is no middle ground. (source)


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Does God ever intentionally put things in our way himself to allow us to be tested (as the Psalms says)? Or does God merely allow Satan to give us trials and temptations? One piece of information regarding "testing". The King James version (1611) does not use the word "test". This is because the first English use of the word "test" does not occur until the ...


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It is important to understand how God works with His creation. There is a 'relative' way and an 'absolute' way with God. When the scriptures say that He tested Abraham or Job, He did it in a relative way, in a human way, if you will. In an absolute way, God does not, indeed He cannot, test anyone. That is because He is "declaring the end from the ...


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"Weaker" Can Also Be Interpreted Physical Strength The Greek word used for weaker is asthenos, which comes from the prefix "a-", meaning not coupled with the root "sthen[os]" for bodily vigour. To say women tend to have less bodily vigour or physical strength seems much more reasonable than the false suggestion woman are somehow morally inferior. ...


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My wife and I work with a Christian (protestant) mission agency in Spain. We are both in our 50s and felt God was leading us into this role after finishing our main careers and selling our business. For me the most important point is that there are a variety of gifts and callings in the New Testament - not everyone is called to work in another culture ...


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In the Greek weaker vessel can mean not weaker as in physically but weaker in morals. From an English/Greek Lexicon: “ἀσθενής,” Def 2c. from: A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature (3rd ed.) Walter Bauer, revised by F.W. Danker. University Of Chicago Press, 2001.


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In addition to user2782001's answer, there is also the option of short term missions. Short term missions might be a missions trip for a summer, a week over spring break or over a weekend. Trips like this will typically consist of service projects or a Vacation Bible School, which is a children's program which will typically consist of games, a learning ...


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For Catholics, one can read from the Catechism paragraphs 328-336. In terms of a guardian angel, we read the following, showing the Catholic Church believes children do not lose their angels: 336 From infancy to death human life is surrounded by their watchful care and intercession. [Cf. Mt 18:10; Lk 16:22; Pss 34:7; 91:10-13; Job 33:23-24; Zech 1:12; ...


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I come from a family of Protestant missionaries. From a Protestant standpoint, the definition of a missionary is very apostle Paul-like. You simply have to go teach the gospel where it is not taught. There doesn't have to be a huge process to it. The only time tight restrictions and approval processes come into play is when someone wanting to do mission ...


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Humans love to categorise things, and we normally think of categories as dividing things up with borders between the categories. But that isn't actually how we normally do conceptualise our categories - instead we categorise things according to their likeness to archetypes or prototypes, the central most typical examples of a category. The borders between ...



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