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Jewish by birth (never religiously), baptized as an infant in the Roman Catholic Church, but just now preparing to be confirmed and have my first communion.

A friend of mine and I are preparing to begin a study group for Attic/Koine Greek. If you are interested in learning Attic/Koine Greek, please go to the following website, create an account, and introduce yourself:

http://www.thehebrewcafe.com/greek/forum/

We're hoping you'll participate!


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comment Could a Catholic justify remaining an active member of the Catholic Church if the Pope permits homosexuals to receive Communion?
If anyone can improve the question without totally deviating from the basic intent, please assist. I don't mind.
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comment Does any church follow the Apostolic Tradition of Baptism ‘in the nude’, or was that never the tradition?
Actually, Jews, both male and female, still immerse while nude today.
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revised Could a Catholic justify remaining an active member of the Catholic Church if the Pope permits homosexuals to receive Communion?
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revised Could a Catholic justify remaining an active member of the Catholic Church if the Pope permits homosexuals to receive Communion?
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comment Could a Catholic justify remaining an active member of the Catholic Church if the Pope permits homosexuals to receive Communion?
It's neither asking for an opinion nor pastoral advice. It's asking for justification for an action or belief.
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asked Could a Catholic justify remaining an active member of the Catholic Church if the Pope permits homosexuals to receive Communion?
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comment Did Jesus Christ certify that the Apostles were errorless?
Consider someone like King David. By himself, he was a sinner who committed adultery. However, he was also a prophet. Now, if we consider King David by himself, someone might say, "How could you believe David's prophecy was accurate, if it came from someone who committed adultery and transgressed God's law?" But, of course, when David prophesied, it was the Holy Spirit speaking in him (cp. Matt. 22:43); therefore, everything King David prophesied is absolutely true. Under the inspir. of the HS, he was infallible.
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comment Did Jesus Christ certify that the Apostles were errorless?
The notion of infallibility is implied by verses such as Mark 13:11. Note how it's not the apostle that speaks, but the Holy Spirit who speaks through the apostle. And, orthodox Christians believe that the Holy Spirit is God, the third person of the Holy Trinity, and therefore, the apostle, while under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit speaking through the apostle at that time, is infallible.
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revised What does the Nicene Creed mean when it says that the Father and the Son are of the same substance?
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comment How to make driving out demons reasonable for non-christians
"There are TV and Radio signals all around us every day. Yet we would be foolish to assume they didn't exist because we can't see them." We can see them, but not with our eyes. We do have empirical proof that they exist because they can be empirically observed.
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revised What is the significance of Bethlehem as the place of Jesus birth?
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comment Verse that mention Jesus eating meat?
The English pronoun "it" is an addition made by the translators of the KJV. The Greek text doesn't actually have the equivalent of the English word "it" in it. It states, καὶ λαβὼν ἐνώπιον αὐτῶν ἔφαγεν, which is translated as, "And when he took, he ate before them." So, your assertion lacks substantiation. Now, excuse me, but I'll go sit in a corner where the people who are not "smart enough" belong.
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asked What is the biblical basis for classifying the Eucharist as an offering or sacrifice?
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accepted What kind of ecclesiastical structure did Ignatius of Antioch discuss in his epistles?
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asked What kind of ecclesiastical structure did Ignatius of Antioch discuss in his epistles?
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comment Why do people die but angels do not, but both have sinned?
@CRags Eze. 18:4 is using the Hebrew word נפש as a synecdoche for the person itself. Hence, the person who sins shall die. While man's soul is not inherently immortal (only God is), it is granted immortality by God as long as He wills.
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answered What is the reason for differences for Genesis 3:9 among Bible translations?
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comment What is unique about Christianity?
@Kaveh: Islam and Judaism are all works-based religions. Your reward (أَجْر) in Islam, which is Janna (جَنَّة), is based on you following Allah's commands and doing good works (الصَّالِحَات). There is no way for you to know during your life if your good works have exceeded your bad works, and therefore, you simply do not know if you have merited a reward until your life in this world is over. Same goes for Judaism (it is something that Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakai acknowledged as he was staring death in the face).
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comment What is the biblical argument against baptism by sprinkling/pouring?
@ShemSeger: But see Luke 11:38.