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Emotion is the product of desire vs result. Emotions like happiness come from encountering results that are desirable. Emotions like anger and sadness come from encountering results that are undesirable. Attributing emotions like sadness to God is simply to say that there is an in-congruency between what God desires and a result. (God desires men to choose ...


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I believe Revelation 12;3,4,12 discribes Satan's fall to earth. And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. 4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven , and did cast them to the earth: And the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be ...


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The fundamental reason why christians would not be susceptable to another fall or rebellion is: a. 1 John 3;9 Whosoever is born of God doth commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. b. 1 Peter 1;22,23 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the ...


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Your citing of Genesis 6:6 and Ephesians 4:30 is good. That's probably as far as we can go in answering your question, however. I want to say God was indeed grieved by the sin of His chief angel, Lucifer. God had invested a great deal in Lucifer. Lucifer was beautiful to behold, and he perhaps had a special place, or ranking, in the third heaven. Perhaps ...


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This question is missing the real point of WHY Protestants would believe that Transubstantiation is idolatry. Communion was never questioned as not being the actual blood and body of Christ until after 1000 years after Christ. Even the pagans believed that Christians were cannibals from the practice and understanding of Communion. Anglicans and some ...


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Luke 22;11,15,17,19,20 11 And ye shall say unto the goodman of the house, The Master saith unto thee, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples? 15 And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer: 17 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this and divide it ...


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Simple answer: Not all The opinions of the early Reformers were divided on this issue, with Luther on one end of the spectrum: When asked whether Lutherans should do away with the Elevation of the Host in the liturgy, Luther consistently replied in 1544: By no means, for such abrogation would tend to diminish respect for the Sacrament and cause it to ...


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The real reason for the practice is sanitation concerns. But it has often been justified in the following way: Although the Biblical accounts sound like everyone was drinking directly from one cup, there is a belief that this was not the case due to Jewish traditions about Passover. The Jews are said to require everyone to bring their own cup to the ...


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The practice originated sometime during the Second World War. It is designed to avoid spreading germs or other contagious diseases. Although it certainly unscriptural (i.e., not the way it was done in the Bible) it is an accommodation to modern health practices.


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to avoid transfer of bodily fluids that is possible with a common cup.


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Mainly for historical interest, I point out Optatus, a bishop of Milevis in modern-day Algeria. In a work published some time around A.D.370, he wrote at length in opposition to Parmenianus, the bishop of Carthage and leader of the Donatist movement. Parmenianus claimed that there were six distinctive gifts of the true Church, and that Donatism possessed ...


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How does the Filioque affect Reformed Protestant theology? It changes nothing at all. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth. (John 4:24 NKJV) In the creed from either perspective it says "who proceeds from". Now the father has told us. I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and ...


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How does the Filioque affect Reformed Protestant theology? John 14:26 tells us, But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name... John 15:26 tells us, When the Counselor comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father, He will testify about me. These ...


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In Catholicism, the marks of the Church are that she is one holy catholic apostolic these words are taken from the second part of the Nicene creed, which is commonly prayed at every Mass and the tenents of which are generally accepted by mainline Protestant denominations. I think, but have very little basis for this thought, that Protestant reformers ...


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The Filioque is considered to be of extremely significant importance in Reformed Theology. Even in Reformed-flavored Protestantism (such as that found at The Gospel Coalition), it has implications for Scripture's authority, as well as preaching and discipleship. These implications include the authority of Scripture and the preaching and discipleship of the ...


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The Catholic and Protestant traditions revere the Lord Prayer, which says in part: Matthew 6:12 "And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors." Immediately after telling His disciples to pray that way, Jesus gives us more details about forgiveness: Matthew 6:14-15 "For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also ...


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The primary context (Matt 18:15-20) of this passage is about correcting other believers. It's about when another believer sins against you and how you should attempt to bring them to repentance, to repair your relationship with them and to repair their standing in the church. It is not, primarily, about any generic gathering of believers. I believe that ...


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In general, what you've heard is similar to a widely held perspective within Protestantism. From Luther: “Feelings come and feelings go, And feelings are deceiving; My warrant is the Word of God-- Naught else is worth believing. This highlights though, that our faith should be based on the Word of God - not on our own thinking. It is entirely ...


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I suppose it depends on if faith is being defined as belief in facts or as trust in a person or loyalty to a person. Really, in true faith there are all three aspects. Faith cannot be based only on emotion, for you must know certain facts, that Jesus is the Son of God, that he was crucified, died, was burried, and rose again on the third day. But you also ...


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The verse you quote does not specify exactly what "gather in my name" means, whether that includes cell phone conversations or Internet chat rooms or whatever. I'm not aware of any other verse that you could drag in to specify. That hardly makes this verse unique. People often think of the Bible as a big book, but there are plenty of novels that are longer, ...


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In short, yes, Jesus is talking about a physical gathering of two or three people (or in one instance, two or three individuals, one united congregation, and one sinner). In our technological age, NOTHING can fully replace face-to-face meetings between people, especially the Lord's people at the grass roots level of a healthy local church, or an assembly of ...


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I'm a Mormon myself. I think the term is "Restorationist" as we believe that the fullness of the gospel had been lost from the earth, through a great apostasy. We believe that God restored the fullness of the Gospel to the earth through a Latter-day prophet, Joseph Smith, Jr., and that God continues to speak to His children through a living prophet today, ...



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