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Why is the Council of Jerusalem not considered as the First Ecumenical Council of the Catholic Church?

According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, a question about the First Ecumenical Council: Nicaea I (325) I have read that the Council of Jerusalem is labeled as a "General Council." Furthermore,...
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Are there any documented instances where a council settled a doctrinal debate with the assistance of the Holy Spirit, as in Acts 15?

Acts 15 tells us the story of the Jerusalem Council and the importance that the Holy Spirit had in arriving at a final resolution, which was issued to the Gentiles, concerning their obligations toward ...
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How much do we know about the Second Apostolic Council of Jerusalem of 69 AD?

How much do we know about the Second Apostolic Council of Jerusalem of 69 AD? I just bumped into a source that claims that Irenaeus, Eusebius and Saint Clement of Rome all mentioned that council. Is ...
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How have mainstream Christian denominations interpreted the Acts command to abstain from blood?

Acts 15:28 and 29 tells us that basically all of the old law covenant is no longer to be observed except: Acts 15:28 KJV For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater ...
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What are the 'things offered to idols'? [closed]

What are the 'things offered to idols' written about in Acts 15:29 and the 'things polluted by idols' of Acts 15:20? How was this understood by the Apostles and their followers? On what laws in the ...
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Does James contradict Jesus when he says some foods should not be eaten?

In Matthew 15, we read: [Jesus] called the people to him and said to them, "Hear and understand: it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this ...
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Were there implicit laws not referenced in the Acts 15 letter to gentile believers?

In Acts 29 the Jewish Christian Elders in Jerusalem sent a letter to the gentile believers throughout the world, instructing them to be at peace, and stating that they were not required to follow ...
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