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Feb
10
comment Do those who pray to saints ascribe to them the quality of being able to hear many people at once?
"Saints will have whatever sensory powers are invested in them by God" - In other words, your answer to my main question here is "Yes", right?
Feb
10
comment Do those who pray to saints ascribe to them the quality of being able to hear many people at once?
@Marc So, what's your final answer to my question then? "Yes" or "No"? - Honestly, I am a bit confused by your words.
Feb
10
comment What non-Catholic Christian groups existed in Western Europe during the Middle Ages?
"If you are interested in this subject, please ask a new question" - I don't know how to phrase it (perhaps, you could help me out here) so as not to sound as a duplicate of the current one.
Feb
10
comment What non-Catholic Christian groups existed in Western Europe during the Middle Ages?
"Jesus hasn't come back and revealed Himself to another group of people who can't trace their beliefs to the original Catholic Church" - I agree with that, but my question is about a group that can't trace itself to the Roman Catholic Church, not to the original Catholic Church. Consider the church in Antioch at the time when Paul and Barnabas were sent out for the gospel work as an example - it was definitely a part of the original Catholic Church, but it was not a part of Roman Catholic Church - at that time the Gospel might have well not preached in Europe yet.
Feb
10
comment What non-Catholic Christian groups existed in Western Europe during the Middle Ages?
"all of Christianity ultimately derives from it" - What is your "it" here? The Roman Catholic Church or the work of the Apostles? Do you have any proof that there were no such groups (originated by the work of the Apostles) that were never a part of Roman Catholic Church?
Feb
10
comment Do those who pray to saints ascribe to them the quality of being able to hear many people at once?
"You should go and upvote my quodlibet proposal!" - I do get a definite feeling that your proposal would ensure a very logical and "clean" theological debating without going off-topic or being illogical. It has always been my desire to find a method that would provide an ability to have a LOGICAL discussion of theological doctrines - just like in computer programming (if possible). However, I am afraid I don't understand the format of St. Thomas Aquinas' Summa. What does it all mean: 3 objections, one "on the contrary", one "I answer that" and then 3 replies to objections? Can you explain?
Feb
10
comment What non-Catholic Christian groups existed in Western Europe during the Middle Ages?
Yes, I know that, but my question is were there any groups at that time that had originated from Jesus and His Apostles (of course), yet had nothing to do with the Roman Catholic Church?
Feb
10
accepted Indications that Enoch and Elijah have never gone to Abraham's bosom?
Feb
10
comment What non-Catholic Christian groups existed in Western Europe during the Middle Ages?
Marc thank you for your answer. I just noticed that all the groups in your answer are those who have fallen apart from the Catholic church. Do we have any evidence of any Christian group that was not originally a part of Roman Catholic Church?
Feb
10
comment Why no specific names of false apostles and false brothers in Acts and epistles?
I understood your second paragraph only until the illustration with James being a Judaizer. I am afraid I don't understand that illustration. What and how does it illustrate what you said in your second paragraph. Could you, please, explain this to me?
Feb
10
asked Eucharist as a definition of the Church in any early universal councils before the 1054 split?
Feb
10
comment Do those who pray to saints ascribe to them the quality of being able to hear many people at once?
@MarcGravell - "after small impediments like being dead" - What would you say about Mouses? On one hand, God told him that he would die - "will sleep with his fathers" (Deu. 31:16), and later he did die (Deu. 34:5), on the other hand, we see him talking to Jesus along with Elijah on the mount of transfiguration (Matthew 17:3), which is even before Jesus' death and resurrection. Does it not indicate that being dead is not an impediment?
Feb
9
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Feb
8
comment Do those who pray to saints ascribe to them the quality of being able to hear many people at once?
What do you mean by the Dumb Ox?
Feb
8
asked Indications that Enoch and Elijah have never gone to Abraham's bosom?
Feb
8
comment Do those who pray to saints ascribe to them the quality of being able to hear many people at once?
(3) not aware of when certain things pre-planned by God are going to happen - they ask the question "How long?" meaning "When?". Moreover, from the answer they received, it is seen that they still need to wait until certain things on Earth take place, which means that they are even still subjected to the course of time that is taking place on Earth, let alone the heaven.
Feb
8
comment Do those who pray to saints ascribe to them the quality of being able to hear many people at once?
(2) had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?") shows us the situation in the heaven, in which the martyred saints not only don't act outside of frame of time, but even are still
Feb
8
comment Do those who pray to saints ascribe to them the quality of being able to hear many people at once?
(1) I don't quite understand why you bring up this quote that is in fact all about God, rather than the saints. I have no problem understanding that God exists outside of the frame of time and ,thus, time "has no meaning" with God, but I have troubles understanding that that would automatically mean that the time also "has no meaning" with the saints who are in heaven - especially while the things on Earth have not yet been brought to the state described in the end of book of Revelation. The passage in Rev. 6:9-10 ("And when he
Feb
8
comment Do those who pray to saints ascribe to them the quality of being able to hear many people at once?
I don't understand: didn't they already dwell in God while they were alive?
Feb
7
comment Is prayer an integral part of worshiping, or is it possible to worship without a prayer?
I think God is always aware of everything. The point here is whether the one who performs (or apparently performs) an act of sign language is in fact saying something to God or just merely observes some ordinance. Do you think that those people who offered sacrifices with the help of a priest of the tabernacle in the O.T. were always simultaneously praying (or even were supposed to simultaneously pray) to Jehovah while offering those sacrifices? If a person was making an offering, but at the same time in his heart he was not saying anything to the Lord, was that still a prayer?