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What are the main beliefs held by the Jehovah’s Witnesses that are contrary to the beliefs of Christians from at least Nicene Creed 300 AD to 1800 AD?

It is important to understand that Jehovah’s Witnesses are neither Catholic nor Protestant. The following quotes from the official J.W. web site help to show some of the traditional Christian ...
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What are the main beliefs held by the Jehovah’s Witnesses that are contrary to the beliefs of Christians from at least Nicene Creed 300 AD to 1800 AD?

The main distinction between Jehovah's Witnesses and Christians is that Jehovah's Witnesses do not believe that Jesus is God. In my opinion, this means that they are not Christians at all, but even if ...
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What are the main beliefs held by the Jehovah’s Witnesses that are contrary to the beliefs of Christians from at least Nicene Creed 300 AD to 1800 AD?

Here are some central departures from the gospel message as understood by mainstream Christians: Nature of God: Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that God’s name is Jehovah (while acknowledging that no one ...
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Is it a sacrilege to administer the Eucharist to non-believers?

Is it a sacrilege to administer the Eucharist to non-believers? The short answer would seem to be in the affirmative. However, one could possibly encounter situations in which a priest is unaware of ...
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What are the main beliefs held by the Jehovah’s Witnesses that are contrary to the beliefs of Christians from at least Nicene Creed 300 AD to 1800 AD?

There are two inter-linked, fundamental beliefs of the Christian faith, which need to form the foundation upon which any religious structure that is true to the Bible must be built. If the Jehovah's ...
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What are the main beliefs held by Latter-day Saints that are contrary to the beliefs of Christianity from at least Nicene Creed 300 AD to 1800 AD?

What are the main beliefs held by the Mormons that are contrary to the beliefs of the first 1700 years of Christianity? Some of their beliefs are traditionally viewed a somewhat similar to historical ...
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Can you baptize your baby with Gatorade in an emergency?

Yes, Gatorade is invalid matter for baptism. Natural water is the only valid matter. The remote matter of baptism, then, is water, and this taken in its usual meaning. Theologians tell us ...
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How do Christians who believe in exorcisms respond to skeptics demanding convincing evidence?

I am Roman Catholic, so I fall in your group "Christians". And as I have assisted at an exorcism, I think I also qualify as "...who believe in exorcisms". To be honest, I am ...
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How do Christians who believe in exorcisms respond to skeptics demanding convincing evidence?

2000 years ago the Sanhedrin had extensive evidence of exorcisms performed by Jesus and they still had Him put to death. In short, no amount of evidence was going to convince them to believe something ...
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How do Christians who believe in exorcisms respond to skeptics demanding convincing evidence?

How do Christians who believe in exorcisms respond to skeptics demanding convincing evidence? Fr. Gabriele Amorth mentioned in one of his books that Satan desires that modern men deny his existence. ...
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Was Margaret McBride exonerated for the abortion? Or forgiven? Or what?

Was Margaret McBride exonerated for the abortion? Or forgiven? Or what? The very Wikipedia article that you quoted from has the answer. In November 2011, McBride commented: "So I want you to ...
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Has Catholicism established a list of essential attributes defining a "personal relationship" between a human and God?

Instead of "personal relationship" (a commonly used Protestant phrase), Catholics would say "friendship" or "charity". John 15:15: I will not now call you servants: […] ...
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Is money a consequence of Original Sin?

Keeping in mind that the continuation of the original, un-fallen creation was not plan A and our current world plan B: That is to say, God did not respond to the Fall by sacrificing His Son but ...
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What does Satan get out of being evil?

St. Thomas Aquinas answers the question "What did the angel [Lucifer] seek in sinning?" (Summa Theologica I q. 63 a. 3), saying: "the devil desired to be as God". The Devil did not ...
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Was any Doctor of the Church martyred?

Was any Doctor of the Church martyred? The short answer is yes. That clear distinct honour goes to St. Irenaeus. Here is what the ancient Roman Martyrology states for the day of June 28, the Feast Day ...
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Hugh of Saint-Cher's complete Bible commentary (Postillæ in totam Bibliam)?

I don't think there is any English translation of the whole thing, just quotes here and there in other works. The Latin text of his Postilla (8 vols. in folio. Venetiis:1703) can be conveniently ...
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What does Canon Law say about tabernacle placement?

I'm Orthodox but I can help. What I found on this issue: This document is called General Instruction of the Roman Missal and was published in 1969. 314. In accordance with the structure of each ...
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How does the Catholic Church reconcile Matt 22:39 with Luke 14:26?

The Biblical meaning of "hate" In the Biblical era, the word "hate" (μισεω, miseo) has connotations seldom used today, see Abarim Publications's online Biblical Greek Dictionary ...
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What are the main beliefs held by Latter-day Saints that are contrary to the beliefs of Christianity from at least Nicene Creed 300 AD to 1800 AD?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe to be the restored church, so in a sense they don't believe themselves contrary to the Church organized by Christ. Joseph Smith said The ...
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What are the main beliefs held by the Jehovah’s Witnesses that are contrary to the beliefs of Christians from at least Nicene Creed 300 AD to 1800 AD?

What are the main beliefs held by the Jehovah’s Witnesses that are contrary to the beliefs of the first 1700 years of Christianity? I am going to take a slightly different approach to answering this ...
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Why did the Catholic Church ban Pascal's Pensées?

Probably for the same reason the Provincial Letters were placed on the Index. Banned Books 387 B.C. to 1978 A.D., p. 23: France: Lettres burned for being too free with the dignity of all secular ...
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What cannot be bought and sold, according to Thomist Catholic moral theologians?

The following cannot be bought/sold: Nonexistent things This occurs with the sin of usury. Summa Theologica II-II q. 78 a. 1 ("Whether it is a sin to take usury for money lent?") c.: "...
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Can you share a name with your confirmation patron saint?

There is nothing wrong with choosing a patron saint who shares your given name. That said, I think the question really ends up being opinion based, since the only rule about choosing a confirmation ...
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According to the Catholic Church, is the priest in persona Christi during the mass?

Yes, the priest acts in persona Christi at Mass. The Catechism says this in paragraph 1548. In the ecclesial service of the ordained minister, it is Christ himself who is present to his Church as ...
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St. Faustina on Spiritually "Sharing" or "Breaking the Wafer"

St. Faustina on Spiritually "Sharing" or "Breaking the Wafer"? The Catholic Church in Poland and in a few other Eastern European countries have a well established tradition of ...
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What does Canon Law say about tabernacle placement?

What does Canon Law say about tabernacle placement? Accordingly, the "Instruction on the Worship of the Eucharistic Mystery" (1967 issued regulations (later incorporated into the new "...
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The meaning of the term "Profound Prayer" as used by St. Faustina

The Diary is not explicit in either giving or alluding to a definition of profound prayer. Nevertheless, considering the following four entries as a whole, it would seem that one may conclude that the ...
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Where did St. Catherine of Siena say "Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring."?

St. Catherine discussed the topic of endurance passim in her letters (esp. vol. 3 & 4 of the Engl. transl.), but nothing that says anything about achieving "great things", but enduring ...
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Was any Doctor of the Church martyred?

St. John Chrysostom died a slow death after his two exiles, which could certainly be considered a martyrdom. Palladius, Dialogue Concerning the Life of Chrysostom p. 90: [St. John Chrysostom] was ...
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Had Jesus formally been given authority to preach in the synagogue?

In Jesus' time, attendance in the synagogue on the Sabbath would have been a standard practice for most Jewish men living in towns such as Nazareth. So, to your first question, yes, very relevant. The ...
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