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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!


May
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comment Why did Jesus use a Greek proverb when He spoke Aramaic to Saul in Acts 26:14?
"the Greek manuscripts of the gospels" - there are no extant originals, so I don't see how the extant Greek manuscripts have any relevance to what language the originals would have been composed in. "the Greek names of his disciples" - and they also have Aramaic names - does that mean they have one Greek parent and one Aramaic parent?
May
16
comment What is the Christian definition of “The Messiah”?
@Andrew: I will try if I have more time in the future (because those do require a bit more time to discuss).
May
16
revised What is the Christian definition of “The Messiah”?
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reviewed Reject What was inside the Ark of the Covenant?
Apr
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comment Matthew 18:10 “Children's angels always behold the face of the Father” - what does this mean?
Also Acts 12:15.
Apr
18
comment When Christ was pierced with the spear, why did water come out?
It could be an allusion to Psa. 22:14.
Apr
7
comment When in the development of trinitarian doctrine was the word “persons” first applied to God?
Well, that depends. Since the ECFs didn't speak English, what Greek or Latin word are you inquiring about?
Apr
6
revised What are the “seven spirits of God”?
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comment Do prayers offered to anyone but God the Father go unheard?
"Additionaly, I feel that God deserves the honor that we address him directly." - See John 5:23
Apr
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accepted Could a Catholic justify remaining an active member of the Catholic Church if the Pope permits homosexuals to receive Communion?
Mar
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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.
Mar
31
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.
Mar
31
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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31
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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31
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.
Mar
31
asked Could a Catholic justify remaining an active member of the Catholic Church if the Pope permits homosexuals to receive Communion?
Mar
30
comment Did Jesus Christ certify that the Apostles were infallible?
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.
Mar
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comment Did Jesus Christ certify that the Apostles were infallible?
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.