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What type of church or Christian would a Rob Bell follower be or attend?

According to terminology promolgated by Mark Driscoll and Ed Stetzer, Rob Bell has been identified as part of the Revisionist stream of the Emerging Church movement: Revisionists are theologically ...
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Do LDS believers not accept any others who self-identify as 'Christian'?

When most Christians say they "accept another denomination as Christian" it means that they recognize them as genuine followers of Jesus, saved and redeemed, part of the true Body of Christ. ...
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How does the Catholic Church choose the patron saint of a parish church?

The naming of a patron saint of a parish church must be chosen by the clergy and the faithful of the area in union with their local ordinary (bishop) and then approved by the Congregation for Divine ...
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Has the Catholic Church ever attempted a local substitute for the word Amen?

The short answer is Yes. Some French speaking communities often employ the Ainsi soit-il ending at the end of some of their prayers. Although the use of Amen is by far the norm, many people who ...
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Does there exist within the Catholic Church a church, cathedral or even an altar dedicated to the Holy Spirit?

There are some churches dedicated to the Holy Spirit in Poland: Google Maps Exclude the westmost one - Armenian (not catholic) and the eastmost one - Orthodox. Translation help (in case the map still ...
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What is the significance of a church being "consecrated"?

Consecration establishes a valid place of Catholic divine worship as confirmed by the local ordinary (Bishop) Can. 1214 By the term church is understood a sacred building designated for divine ...
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Do LDS believers not accept any others who self-identify as 'Christian'?

The LDS have a slightly differing definition of Christian: Though the label “Christian” is often associated with particular creedal claims which the Church does not adopt, Latter-day Saints use it to ...
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How universal are the "color" masses in the Catholic Church?

How universal are the “colour” Masses in the Catholic Church? It would seem that that the so called "Colour Masses" are not universally commemorated, but are somewhat popular in some countries and/or ...
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What is involved in the consecration of a Church?

The solemn ceremony of dedication, or consecration of a church is found in the Roman Pontifical and is performed de jure by a bishop. The simpler rite, which is given in the Roman Ritual, is generally ...
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The calling and experience of Ministry

There is no difficulty in identifying godly men during past centuries, men who were called and who taught the gospel without apology or excuse. Their ministry was blessed by God. For example: ...
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The calling and experience of Ministry

Paul was speaking as an apostle, and all the apostles were chosen by divine appointment. As Jesus said in John 15:14-17, they were now his friends, for they did what he commanded. “Ye have not ...
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Wall numbers in German church / during German burial ceremony

The numbers are on little (wooden) panels that can be pushed in a (wooden) rack. In your case both panels and rack have the same colour a the wall, so they are a bit difficult to see. The numbers ...
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Does there exist within the Catholic Church a church, cathedral or even an altar dedicated to the Holy Spirit?

There are several churches dedicated to the Holy Spirit in Italy. Padova (Padua): Spirito Santo in Padova – Spirito Santo Venezia (Venice): Chiesa dello Spirito Santo (Venezia) Firenze (Florence): ...
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Do Christians foresee contradicting Government requirements in prolonged 'lockdown' conditions?

Christians around the world have been forced to meet in secret at various times and places throughout history, and even today there are many countries where Christians must hide to avoid persecution. ...
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Do LDS believers not accept any others who self-identify as 'Christian'?

the only true and living church upon the face of the whole earth1 Says something about organizations, and does not discount anyone as "not Christian". A Christian is someone who follows ...
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Does the Catholic Church teach that modern churches have guardian angels?

Does the Catholic Church teach that modern churches have guardian angels? We even have a Feast of the Guardian Angels. But as such, it has never been defined by the Church, and is, consequently, not ...
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Where in the Catholic Church is red wine used for mass?

Where in the Catholic Church is red wine used for mass? In those areas in which the local community and/or parish priest's choice is to use red wine over white wine for Mass. Where I live (British ...
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Is there a way to help choose a Catholic Church?

One of the oldest sites I've always relied on to find area Masses is masstimes.org. From there you can find your parishes in your neck of the woods that you might be interested in attending. I ...
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What would happen to the Catholic Church if all of the bishops get wiped out?

Fearing that your question will be closed as either off-topic or opinioned based, it seems that the only answer one could possible give would be entirely based on speculation. The Catholic faith ...
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Do Catholics have an obligation to attend the parish closest to their homes?

Do Catholics have an obligation to attend the parish closest to their homes? The short answer is no. Not many Catholics know this, but your real parish is the one whose territory includes your ...
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Where is the concept of "local church" from?

The "local church", meaning a congregation of believers in a particular place, is a fundamentally biblical concept that is referenced frequently in the New Testament. A short reading of the ...
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Can a Catholic Parish Give A Building Away?

Can a Catholic Parish Give A Building Away? Under normal circumstances, a Catholic parish may not give away a building or other Church assets for that matter, unless they are of little to no value. ...
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What are the rules around closing Catholic churches that are part of restructured parishes?

What are the rules around closing Catholic churches that are part of restructured parishes? The bishop with the diocesan presbyteral council may make the decision in this matter. At least Canon Law ...
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According to scripture, in what sense are believers meant to be ‘accountable’ to a local church group?

I’ve been a Christian for almost 30 years and I have never heard any Christian say believers are meant to be accountable to a local church group. Christians are accountable to God, not to any ...
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How should Reformed people deal with Wrong doctrine?

The typical Reformed perspective on this is that the teachers of the church should not be teaching doctrine which disagrees with the confessional position of the church (which in continental Reformed ...
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Which Episcopal Conferences set alternatives for abstinence on Fridays?

Which Episcopal Conferences set alternatives for abstinence on Fridays? For starters the Episcopal Conferences of both Canada 🇨🇦 and the United States 🇺🇸 allow it. For Canada: In Canada ...
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Tridentine Latin Mass in Hebrew?

From the link you gave: "In February, a report was sent to Cardinal Tisserant. It concluded that the Syrian rite was seen as foreign to many members of the community. The Cardinal referred to the ...
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Why does any Archbishop get to decide if alligator is okay for Lent?

Why does any Archbishop get to decide if alligator is okay for Lent? When he officially gets the go ahead for the conference of Bishops in a particular region or country to do so, the USCCB in this ...
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How can a Church Theologically Justify not Paying Taxes?

There are four issues here. The taxing of the individuals in the congregation. The taxes payable on a building. The taxes payable by persons receiving remuneration from the congregation. The '...
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How can a Church Theologically Justify not Paying Taxes?

The church is the people, not the building or institution or (in the US) 501c3 organization. The people have already paid their income taxes if they are obeying Jesus in Luke 20:19-26. Some give ...
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