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Protestantism is a broad tradition referring to the churches which broke from the Roman Catholic Church during the 16th Century and those that descended from them.

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My answer is simpler than the other excellent arguments given above. In Ephesians 4, the Apostle Paul says: 11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and …
answered Sep 16 by Paul Chernoch
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This is a supplemental answer, expanding what is meant by the "clarity" of scripture as cited by @justbelieve. Another word used to describe this doctrine is "perspicuity". Protestants believe the Bib …
answered Apr 19 '16 by Paul Chernoch
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I speak as a Baptist. We believe in sola scriptura, namely all doctrines that are required to be believed are contained in the Bible, and any doctrine not found in the Bible is suspect. To be more pre …
answered May 20 by Paul Chernoch
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There are many ways to interpret scripture. In Medieval times, according to Saint Thomas, there were at least four: literal/historical - the plainest meaning of the words tropological - the moral me …
answered Oct 10 '18 by Paul Chernoch
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John Piper comments on the passage here: https://www.desiringgod.org/messages/do-not-harden-your-heart-in-the-day-of-trouble He contends that the "if" clause means something other than what you might …
answered Sep 5 by Paul Chernoch
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In Acts 8, we have the story of the Ethiopian Eunuch and Philip. Philip explains Isaiah to the Eunuch, then the good news about Jesus. And as they were going along the road they came to some water …
answered Jan 8 by Paul Chernoch
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Between God's speaking and our hearing, many steps intervene: The prophet hears from God, either face-to-face (Moses), or through dreams, or visions The prophet speaks The scribe records Other scrib …
answered Jun 7 by Paul Chernoch
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Proverbs 18:17 says, In a lawsuit the first to speak seems right, until someone comes forward and cross-examines. My first test is of my pride. I listen and do not reject the report out of ha …
answered Mar 20 '16 by Paul Chernoch
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A Catholic priest, Father William Saunders, answers here: Who Added The Doxology? To summarize: The doxology is very old, going back to the first century. To quote the article: In the early Ch …
answered Feb 27 '17 by Paul Chernoch
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When I investigated this matter (at a time when my American Baptist church was exploring this in some depth), the conclusion to support the modern state of Israel rested upon these pillars: 1) A read …
answered Apr 7 '16 by Paul Chernoch
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Revelation 22 says this: 18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to that person the plagues described in this scrol …
answered Feb 22 '17 by Paul Chernoch
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1) Mankind was created at a certain point in time. (Genesis 1, 2) 2) God is eternal. (Genesis 21:33) 3) God cannot create an eternal being whose existence has a beginning that comes later than etern …
answered Jun 6 '18 by Paul Chernoch
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This article by CRI is useful: https://www.equip.org/article/who-is-wisdom-in-proverbs-8/ They make the case that the literary form of encomium is being used. An encomium is the praise of a character …
answered Jan 7 by Paul Chernoch
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In 1 Corinthians 12:27-31: Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then mi …
answered Dec 23 '15 by Paul Chernoch
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Excerpts from https://www.tms.edu/m/tmsj15i.pdf (THE PERSPICUITY OF SCRIPTURE by Larry D. Pettegrew, Prof. of Theology, The Master's College) “Protestants hold that the Bible, being addressed to t …
answered Feb 11 by Paul Chernoch

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