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The case against a Holy Spirit person or entity that IS NOT the Father is clearly outlined in scripture. IOW, the HS IS the Spirit of the Father according to the scriptures and not a separate entity of a 3 part God. Basically, according to Jesus and the Apostles, he hardly even exists if all the verses speaking of the Father and His relationship with Jesus ...


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Article 7 of the Church of England's 39 Articles presupposes the threefold division of the law into Civil, Ceremonial, and Moral: ...Although the Law given from God by Moses, as touching Ceremonies and Rites, do not bind Christian men, nor the Civil precepts thereof ought of necessity to be received in any commonwealth; yet notwithstanding no Christian man ...


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The article Appendix 10. Jesus is the Son of God; not God the Son (from the Revised English Version, by Spirit & Truth Fellowship International) explores this in depth. See sections 4. "The New Testament teaches that Jesus was a man," 5. "Jesus was like Adam," 6. "Jesus has a God," 7. "Jesus called God "the only ...


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There was a question about this on an EWTN forum a while back. Whereas most of the teaching against contraceptives come from a fairly straightforward understanding of the word "Use" under the Natural Moral Law. There is a straightforward Biblical Basis Given the widespread contraceptive practice of the first century, euphemistically referred to as ...


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The best Scriptural evidence against contraception is Genesis 38 8 Juda, therefore, said to Onan his son: Go in to thy brother's wife and marry her, that thou mayst raise seed to thy brother. 9 He knowing that the children should not be his, when he went in to his brother's wife, he spilled his seed upon the ground, lest children should be born in his ...


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Genesis 1:22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful and multiply Genesis 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful and multiply Genesis 8:17 Be fruitful and multiply on the earth Genesis 9:1 Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth Genesis 9:7 Be ye fruitful and multiply Genesis 28:3 God Almighty bless thee and make thee ...


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In the case of Lazarus, Jesus commands them to roll back the stone. Lazarus is returned to life and walks out. Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days. ... Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus ...


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That the Angel sat upon the stone on rolling it back (Mtt 28:2) is sufficient to prove that the Resurrection of Christ had already taken place; if it had not, the Angel would have stood in reverence. As for the seal, it was not intended to strengthen the closed entrance, as much as to serve as a check on the guards themselves, lest they be bribed by the ...


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Mt. 27:66 And they departing, made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting guards. On this verse, Cornelius à Lapide, S.J., Commentary on Matthew 22-28: They sealed it with a signet, not Pilate’s, as S. Chrysostom suggests, but with their own, i.e., with the signet of the city of Jerusalem, or of the Sanhedrim, so that the stone could not be ...


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The "trinity" in its fully fledged formulation (one ousia in three hypostases, co-equal, co-eternal) is a creation of the "Cappadocian Fathers" in the fourth century. Augustine of Hippo, the great theologian, was so aware that John 17:3, in its formulation ... “And this is eternal life, (1) that they may know Thee, (2) the only true God, ...


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What are the historical and scriptural reasons why women are prohibited and/or discouraged from wearing pants in some churches? This is one of those questions that are multifaceted and needs to be addressed! Let us simply start with the Scriptures in regards to clothing and modesty: A woman must not wear men's clothing, nor a man wear women's clothing, for ...


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Here is my theory. Let's look at Gen 2 vs 5. This coincides with Gen 1 vs 10 down to 13. If we look deeply, Adam was created on the 3rd day. Then let's see Gen 1vs 24 and then look at Gen 2 bs 19. This happens on the 6th day. So Eve was created alongside everyone else on the 6th day which puts the time line as; 3rd day- Adam 6th Day animals, Eve and everyone ...


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In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; [1 Timothy 2:9 KJV] Shortly before being martyred, executed by the Emperor Nero, Paul the apostle gives instructions to Timothy regarding order in the church and the conduct of congregations. With ...


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“Open theism” is an attempt to explain the foreknowledge of God in relationship to the free will of man. The argument of open theism is essentially this: human beings are truly free; if God absolutely knew the future, human beings could not truly be free. Therefore, God does not know absolutely everything about the future. Open theism holds that the future ...


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I don't have time for a long answer, but here are three passages that show that Jesus pre-existed eternally: Hebrews chapter 7 - draws an analogy to Melchizedek, who it says was without beginning of days or end of life (figuratively for Melchizedek; literally for Jesus--his birth into human flesh wasn't his beginning of days), and also calls Jesus' life ...


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John clearly and logically makes four statements : In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. [John 1:1,2 KJV] 'In the beginning' states the moment of 'beginning'. If one existed at that moment, then that one has an existence that is independent of time. If independent of time, ...


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I have practically answered this question here with this argument: We can reformulate the question as: what is the Biblical basis for the Nicene interpretation of the Pre-existence of Christ doctrine? NT can be interpreted in a non-Trinitarian way, but the Nicene early church party interpreted NT according to the apostolic tradition, i.e. according to how ...


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"Here is a clear statement by Paul of the deity of Christ." If Paul had wanted to make a clear statement equating Jesus with God, he sure did it in a funny way - a series of verses that are highly contentious, whether between trinitarians and unitarians or just between trinitarians themselves. IMO something clear would have been something that ...


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Mark 10:18 And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, "Holy1 Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?" And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me holy? No one is holy but God alone. more even, he was fully aware of the difference: Matthew 24:34-36 Truly, I say to you, this generation ...


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The need for a literal, physical Sabbath rest began at the Fall in the Garden of Eden when God cursed the ground for the sake of Mankind: “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your ...


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As some have implied erroneously, it is not a question of what God is capable of, he is capable of anything and everything; it is what has he reveal concerning what he did do. Open Theology is simply asserted that God has chosen to operate in real time rather than predestinate everything. There are three views to history. It is all predetermined, Calvinism, ...


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What is the Biblical basis for the Holy Spirit being God, or where in the Bible does it say that the Holy Spirit is God? The Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost is referred to nearly a hundred times in the New Testament, 45 times in the Acts of the Apostles and 53 times elsewhere. Our Lord Jesus, knowing he was about to leave his disciples, gave much teaching about ...


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In the letter to the Galatians, it is written that in Christ, there is no distinction between Jew and Gentile, men and women, slave and free, because we are all one in Christ. That's generally what is quoted. However we can also see this in Genesis, where God made man in His image, male and female. God also tells his people Israel (e.g. in Deuteronomy) that ...


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Is there scriptural basis for spiritual “growth”. Many would believe so. Growing spiritually means nothing more, but also nothing less, than being animated and guided by the Spirit of the Lord Jesus which is received at baptism. This is what St. Paul means by “living according to the Spirit” or being “spiritual.” It does not necessarily mean some intense, ...


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Spiritual growth, or growing spiritually, is the core of our Christian walk, where the Spirit works in us and transforms us as we understand more of His Word and live according to the Word, and as a result we become more and more like Jesus. Here is a good article on spiritual growth: https://biblereasons.com/spiritual-growth/ Often, different spiritual life ...


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What is the Biblical basis for accepting Feminist Christian Theology which says we should use female pronouns for God? Pope Francis answers this question in Querida Amazonia; “Jesus Christ appears as the Spouse of the community that celebrates the Eucharist through the figure of a man who presides as a sign of the one Priest. This dialogue between the ...


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