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Former Anglican (in the Anglo-Catholic tradition from age 9), now a Roman Catholic in the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in the UK.


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reviewed Reject From a Fundamentalist standpoint, what does the phrase “Inspired, infallible, inerrant Word of God” mean?
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revised Miracle of the loaves and fishes, multiplication or sharing?
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May
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comment What exactly was the purpose of the Council of Nicea?
Welcome to C.SE. What's the question again? There seem to be two contradictory questions here. A better question would be something like: "What was the purpose of the Council of Nicaea in 325AD? To settle the canon or something else?" This may seem to be nit-picking, but SE needs questions which are clearly stated and can be answered in one go. Either of your present questions can be answered, but then the other one might be missed.
May
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comment What is this Bible with red printing?
@gideonmarx You seem ideally well-equipped to see if the end of John 16 matches!
May
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comment What are the essential components of a Protestant evangelical church?
Hmm. Your edit seems to have invalidated my answer. Oh well...
May
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answered What are the essential components of a Protestant evangelical church?
May
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revised What is this Bible with red printing?
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revised What is this Bible with red printing?
Made title more immediately explicit; a little tidying
May
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revised What is this Bible with red printing?
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May
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answered What is this Bible with red printing?
May
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reviewed Approve Interfaith marriage in Christianity with Bible reference
May
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comment Miracle of the loaves and fishes, multiplication or sharing?
@PeterTurner Feeding so many and having so much left over is the miracle. I don't see why that's so difficult to grasp, I'm afraid.
May
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comment Miracle of the loaves and fishes, multiplication or sharing?
@davidbrainerd Quite. I don't know why people insist on twisting Francis' words to suit their own agenda. If what he said is read in context, he does not go against tradition: the small amount of food does not run out but keeps being divided and feeds them all.
May
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comment Who did Abraham worship?
I think there are too many questions here, I'm afraid. It should be possible to distill this to get the information you're really interested in (and probably mention the supplementary stuff as well), but it's not obvious enough what the main question is. If it's simply "Who did Abraham worship," then the answer is "God, as he had revealed himself to Abraham and his people."
May
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comment Why do we have to go to organized institutions to practice our beliefs?
@GabriëlWolmarans Some do. That is the ideal; it's not always possible.
May
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comment Miracle of the loaves and fishes, multiplication or sharing?
I think you're reading too much into it. The Pope is quite capable of teaching on the poor -- I know he saw quite a lot of poverty in Buenos Aires -- but on this occasion, on the Sunday after Corpus Christi, he's teaching about the Eucharist.
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revised Why do we have to go to organized institutions to practice our beliefs?
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revised Miracle of the loaves and fishes, multiplication or sharing?
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comment Miracle of the loaves and fishes, multiplication or sharing?
I don't believe I'm wrong. I believe @davidbrainerd's answer (if I remember it correctly) had it right: the miracle is that five loaves and two fish did stretch that far. Nothing else can be inferred from the Pope's quoted sentence read in context -- the sentence before "This is the miracle" is important.
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answered Miracle of the loaves and fishes, multiplication or sharing?