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From Arius' own hand: We believe in one God the Father Almighty, and in the Lord Jesus Christ his son, who was begotten of him before all ages, God the Word through whom all things were made, both things in heaven and on earth; who descended, and became human, and suffered, and rose again, ascended into heaven, and will again come to judge the living and ...


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Some of the saints of centuries past explained that when Lucifer (angel of light) heard of God's plan to become man to raise man up, that was the cause of his desire to overthrow God. That does make sense. The angels are above man (see the Psalms) so when God wishes to become one of us, Lucifer had jealousy in his heart, his downfall. In doing some ...


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Opening The Church does not base her theology on rebutting, as in this case, the arguments advanced by the Grand Inquisitor parable. The Church's theology delves into Divine Revelation = Sacred Scripture + [Holy] Tradition. Nevertheless, the Church's theology can rebut those kinds of arguments. In line with the criteria for answers on this site, this post ...


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Satan did not understand and cannot understand Living Truth. 7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained .before the world unto our glory: 8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 1 Corinthians 2:7-8 This is how Satan & Co ...


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The first promise to the Gentiles was given to Adam and Eve (Gen.3:15) who were not Jews. The second promise was given to Japheth, the son of Noah who was father to the Gentiles (Gen.9:27).Shem was the father of the Jews (Gen.9:26). This was later confirmed by Isaiah (Isa.54). And I might add two more things. The word Jew was given to Israel by the Gentiles ...


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corinthians 2:7-8 is not refering to angels or the devil it is refering to man not knowing the plot. I Like the first answer. Know the devil is not stupid but his pride or lack of humiltiy was strong enought to get him kicked out of heaven so it would be strong enough to not see this plan. or at least beleive it would work. Or maybe he did know but because ...


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It only stands to reason that, the unconverted man who believes he is converted, will see Saul's struggle and bondage to sin in Romans 7 and liken it to himself. Yet the converted man identifies himself with the victory that Paul describes in Romans 8. Paul is faithful to deliver a clear illustration of marriage has "jurisdiction" over a person as long as ...


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If joint heirs truly means that heirs will receive and identical inheritance of God's glory, then we should ask the question, "What is God's glory?" Is it his perfect understanding and knowledge of truth? Is it his omnipotence? Is it his power over evil? Is it is power to do great works of good (i.e. his righteousness)? Did Jesus Christ forge the way for man ...


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There are several trusted sources on the Doctrine of Infant Salvation. This link is very good on the subject. Spurgeon is almost always gold in everything he writes or says. http://www.spurgeon.org/sermons/0411.htm This link is excellent on the Doctrine of Infant Salvation and is probably the largest study on the subject that I know of. The author B.B. ...


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This is a nondenominational view as it is taken from the Bible mainly, but enhanced by the commentary of David Guzik. In this passage Paul is referring to the book of Isaiah: Isaiah 4:2 through 4 In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of ...


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All of Romans 9-11 should be read together. Paul was responding to the accusation that God's promises to Israel had failed, and his response is basically: "you misunderstand what God means by 'Israel'; it is only the remnant of Israel's natural descendants that count as 'Israel', so actually, all Israel will be saved and God's promises have not failed".


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I hope these numbers 673 and 674 in the Catechism of the Catholic Church shed some light The glorious advent of Christ, the hope of Israel 673 Since the Ascension Christ's coming in glory has been imminent,[cf. Rev 22:20]. even though "it is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has fixed by his own authority."[cf. (Acts 1:7; Cf. ...


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All salvation is inherently unjust. No one deserves salvation. Eph 2:1-9 (NASB) And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. Among them we too all formerly lived in the ...


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Firstly, we need to know that God is just and fair. God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you. (2 Thessalonians 1:6, NIV) But you are stubborn and refuse to turn to God. So you are making things even worse for yourselves on that day when he will show how angry he is and will judge the world with fairness. (Romans 2:5, ...


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Rephrasing: Q1. Are Catholics assured/certain of salvation? Q2. Do Catholics hope that they can and will be saved? A1. lonesomeday's answer covers it. I would add it might also be a sin, that of presumption, to be absolutely and infallibly certain of salvation. A2. Recalling that for Catholics to be saved, they are to worship God by Faith, Hope, and ...


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Unfortunately, the assumptions that you (quite usefully) stated, are where the problem lies. If you notice, you have phrased salvation as being man-dependant. In other words: "man must [hear, accept, have faith]", that means that man, in one way or another, plays a part in His own salvation, however minimal or trivial we might want to say this part is. ...


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I think Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 1257 will help here: 1257 The Lord himself affirms that Baptism is necessary for salvation. He also commands his disciples to proclaim the Gospel to all nations and to baptize them. Baptism is necessary for salvation for those to whom the Gospel has been proclaimed and who have had the possibility of ...


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Catechism of the Catholic Church | THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS OF THE CHURCH 1210 Christ instituted the sacraments of the new law. There are seven: Baptism, Confirmation (or Chrismation), the Eucharist, Penance, the Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders and Matrimony. The seven sacraments touch all the stages and all the important moments of Christian ...


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Belief in Jesus, God's Only Son, so that one might have eternal life [= achieve salvation], is the reason in scripture that God sent his Only Son, showing his love for us precisely by sending his Only Son. cf. the famous and oft quoted John 3:16 (RSVCE): 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not ...


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Can the belief of Jesus' listeners be considered belief unto salvation? YES Galatians 3:2-7 (NLT) Let me ask you this one question: Did you receive the Holy Spirit by obeying the law of Moses? Of course not! You received the Spirit because you believed the message you heard about Christ. How foolish can you be? After starting your Christian ...


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Yes, I think it was a "belief unto salvation" and I think there is both a Biblical and logical argument to back that up. Biblical Looking at the Strong's words for this chapter, this particular word, pisteuw, means: believe, commit unto The root word, pistiv, is even more explicit: conviction of the truth of anything, belief; in the NT of a ...



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