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In fact, Baptists do have a catchecism. As John Piper writes here: Written in 1677, "The Baptist Catechism" was patterned after the Heidelberg and Westminster catechisms to teach Reformed doctrine from a Baptist perspective. The problem isn't the existence, but rather how many Baptists are willing to "cede my author-ITAY" (imagine your best Cartman ...


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Yes, Catholics must believe in the historicity of Christ. Is there some philosophical doctrine in Catholicism which does not require to believe in the historicity of Christ No. This is the heresy of Modernism, whose philosophical foundation is agnosticism. Pope St. Pius X condemned the following proposition as heretical in Lamentabili Sane (1907): ...


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Have a read of the Wikipedia article on Catechesis: churches have long been using the terms "catechist" to refer to teachers and "catechumens" to refer to students, both based on the Greek word κατήχησις meaning "instruction". Then in the late middle ages "catechism" arose as a term for a specific tool for teaching. Apparently it was Luther who popularised ...


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Is the sign of the Cross as well as the crucifix a Catholic “trade mark”? The Catholic Church does not have a trade mark on this subject, but the sign of the cross, crosses and crucifixes are extremely popular in the liturgy and in private devotions. The Crucifix is a visual reminder for the Catholic faithful of the enormous price Jesus paid for our ...


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According to the Orthodox Church In America contraception is only permitted when danger or hardship would come to the family as a result of birth of a child as seen here on their website The voluntary control of birth in marriage is only permissible, according to the essence of a spiritual life, when the birth of a child will bring danger and hardship. ...


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I would like to share some further research I did on this question. Here is a short extract from the Catholic Encyclopedia: "Catechumen," in the early Church, was the name applied to one who had not yet been initiated into the sacred mysteries, but was undergoing a course of preparation for that purpose. The word occurs in Gal. vi, 6: "Let him that is ...


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A summary of every catechism and every denomination which subscribes to a catechism would be near enough impossible. However, of the larger "camps" of denominations, the following at the very least do use catechisms: Roman Catholicism Reformed Lutheran Anglican Roman Catholics typically subscribe to the Roman Catholic Catechism (http://www.vatican.va/...


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This is not a complete answer to your question, but it can be argued that each denomination has a doctrinal belief. Though there may be smaller denominations that have not officially organized nor written a catechism/doctrinal belief system, it makes sense that the beliefs in common of people taking part of the community actually do subscribe to a "doctrine....


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There are several Baptist Catechisms. The one our church uses is "The Shorter Catechism: a modest revision for baptist today". Here is the link http://www.vor.org/truth/95cat/te95ct01.html It is published by Grace Immanuel Reformed Baptist Church. There is the one previously mentioned by John Piper. there is The Shorter Catechism: Baptist Version and The ...


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According to Fr. Spiral, the sign of the Cross is the peculiar property of Catholics all the world over and so ancient that it is generally believed to have been introduced by the Apostles. Here is a Catechism explained by Fr. Spirago: IX. THE SIGN OF THE CROSS. The Catholic makes confession of his faith most especially by the sign of the holy ...


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To discover why the first question of the Westminster Shorter Catechism appears to be different to the first section of the Confession (‘Of The Holy Scriptures’), I read comments written by those subscribing to that Confession. Here are some quotes: Thomas Watson, 17th century divine, on glory and enjoyment re. Q38 of the Westminster Shorter Catechism (‘...


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I would say Southern Baptist don't use a "catechism". I was a member for 20 years and never heard of a Baptist catechism. I am now a Regular Baptist. We don't use a catechism either. Each local congregation has a doctrinal statement. This is a general outline on what we believe, backed by bible verses. It would not be as comprehensive as a catechism, but ...


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The Westminster shorter catechism states: Q. What is the chief end of man? A. To glorify God and enjoy Him forever! The Heidelberg Catechism takes a more somber view of man and tackles the question as a follow up Q. Did God create people so wicked and perverse? A. No. God created them good and in his own image, that is, in true ...


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