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Are there modern cases (1900 - present) of heavenly visitations recognized and endorsed by a denomination?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has several cases of heavenly visitations that are recognized and endorsed, but only one comes to mind that is after 1900 (doesn't explicitly state ...
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Are there modern cases (1900 - present) of heavenly visitations recognized and endorsed by a denomination?

About the experience At the outset, denominations would not automatically say that these experiences have no value to the people who experience them, but that they should be careful on how to ...
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According to Catholicism, what did St Paul mean by "a thorn in the flesh"?

The Catholic Haydock Commentary on 2 Cor. 12:7 says: A sting of my flesh,[1] an angel, or a messenger of Satan, to buffet me. The Latin word [stimulus] signifies any thing that pricks or stings, ...
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How does Roman Catholicism define "the simplicity that is in Christ" found in 2 Corinthians 11:3?

St. Thomas Aquinas commenting on this verse writes: And fall from the simplicity that is in Christ. That is simple which lacks composition. Therefore, the false apostles formed one sect with Judaism ...
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Are there modern cases (1900 - present) of heavenly visitations recognized and endorsed by a denomination?

The Fatima visionaries had a vision of hell in 1917, but not as far as I remember, of heaven. You can read about the apparitions in detail here on fatima.org St. Faustina in 1936 had a vision of ...
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Christ 'made' sin - the Reformed, Protestant view?

It is true that very often Harmartia is used to mean sin or offence in the new testament. It could be exactly what Paul means in 2 Corinthians 5:21 as well, even though this has caused no small ...
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What is the difference between God and the Spirit of God?

What is the difference between God and the Spirit of God? What is the difference between Christ and the Spirit of Christ? What is the difference between the Father and the Son? We could go on and on. ...
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Can you explain the conflict between 2 Corinthians 5:10 and Isaiah 43:25?

There is no contradiction when we understand the nature of the "judgment seat" of Christ. That seat is in contrast to the "great white throne". For we [believers] must all appear before the ...
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Purgatory, 2 Corinthians 5:10, and Protestantism

Regarding Purgatory and Protestantism, I found an article that starts thus: According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, Purgatory is “a place or condition of temporal punishment for those who, ...
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Are there modern cases (1900 - present) of heavenly visitations recognized and endorsed by a denomination?

If this was an account of Paul's own experience, then he kept quiet about it (at least in epistular form) . . . . for fourteen years. Presumably, such persons as are suited to such experiences are, ...
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According to Protestantism, does repentance always have to include Godly mourning?

David and James 4 I am going to use the NLT translation and start from verse 1. I think you did well in combining Ps 51 with James 4:8-10, since: v. 2 is also applicable to David during the Bathsheba ...
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Paul says in 2 Cor. 5:16 that "even though we once knew Christ by means of the flesh [ kata sarka], we know him thus no longer

The question seems to be finding something that simply isn't there. Consider other translations of this verse, e.g. CSB: From now on, then, we do not know anyone from a worldly perspective. Even ...
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What does Paul grieving over the Corinthians imply?

In a sense, the issue is contextual. Repentance is not just for non-Christ followers; it is for everyone, Christians included. To repent is to do an about-face. You're going in one direction--the ...
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According to Catholicism, what did St Paul mean by "a thorn in the flesh"?

According to Catholicism, what did St Paul mean by "a thorn in the flesh"? 7 And indeed, for fear that these surpassing revelations should make me proud, I was given a sting to distress my ...
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Can you explain the conflict between 2 Corinthians 5:10 and Isaiah 43:25?

There is no contradiction because the two verses are teaching separate doctrines It appears you believe the Isaiah verse is teaching that God will forgive all people regardless their actions while the ...
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Do Latter-day Saints expect miracles from their Apostles to authenticate their callings?

It's not clear exactly what verse 12 is saying here. The word "with" seems to suggest that the "signs and wonders and mighty works" are something distinct from and in addition to &...
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How do believers in modern-day apostles interpret 2 Corinthians 12:11-12?

I recently answered a question on behalf of my Catholic friends so now I will do so on behalf of my Pentecostal friends. I was hoping someone else would answer this question, because I hate to see ...
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What are the signs of a true apostle according to Latter-day Saints?

The reason you don't get an answer for this is that it's a little strange question for LDS. There is no good definition of signs of a true apostle in scripture, and Paul only mentions very roughly &...
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What is the difference between God and the Spirit of God?

According to Thayer's Greek Lexicon, the word God has a wide range of meanings: STRONGS NT 2316: Θεός ... a general appellation of deities or divinities ... Whether Christ is called God ... spoken ...
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1 Corinthians 4:15-16 - does Paul have the right to raise himself higher than others going against Jesus teaching?

Father - Matthew uses strong number 3962 in greek for father while Paul uses strong number 1080. I'm not sure how this distinction was understood 2,000 years ago however it appears that there is one. ...
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Does Paul in 2 Corinthians 6:14 contradict Jesus in Mark 2:17?

Paul means do not be in a relationship with unbelievers such as marriage, business, or other situations where there would be pressure to compromise. That is different from being friends with ...
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