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How does a Christian reject another's theology without rejecting their faith?

In essentials, unity; in nonessentials, liberty; in all things, charity. - Rupertus Meldenius. This idea is spoken of in many ways, but they all have the same big idea: there is a core of Christian ...
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Can financial incentives be used to make converts?

Theodore de Beza was a close friend of, and collaborator with, Calvin. When Calvin died, in 1564, he became his successor as the spiritual leader of the Republic of Geneva. Although Beza was not ...
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At what point does a convert become a Roman Catholic?

At what point does a convert become a Roman Catholic? A non-Catholic Christian convert who has been validly baptized becomes a Catholic at the moment he makes a public profession of faith in the ...
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Catholic position about non-truthfully conversion to islam

According to canon law on mixed marriages (i.e., marriages between a Catholic and non-Catholic), 1917 Can. 1060 … if there is a danger of perversion to the Catholic spouse and children, that ...
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Convince a Heathen Theologian with 25 years of Experience

I will offer what may be, perhaps, the least favorite answer to the question of how would you Convince a Heathen Theologian with 25 years of Experience. I would not. Humanity is replete with those who ...
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Are there involuntary Catholics?

Those who baptize infants are bound by Canon Law to raise those children Catholic. A Catholic parent must Can. 1125 1/…do all in his or her power so that all offspring are baptized and brought up in ...
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Do Evangelicals think you have to be saved every day?

It is true that many scriptures exhort us to spiritual exercises on a daily basis : prayer, worship and the care of our fellow human beings. And it is true that Jesus Christ himself exhorts to ...
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Is there any Scriptural support for claims about Jesus appearing to Muslims in dreams and visions?

Nowhere in the Bible will you read of any prophecy about Jesus appearing to Muslims in dreams and visions. Perhaps that’s because Islam (and Muslims) did not exist till the 7th century. https://en....
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Was the term “The Way'” officially used as a synonym for Christianity during the ages?

The term, "followers of the Way" appears in the New Testament first in Acts 9:2. This was Luke writing about the murderous activities of Saul of Tarsus against the early Church. He wrote: &...
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What were the nice things Jesus Christ did in his life that he is loved by so many people around the world?

Those who spent years with Jesus while he ministered to people wrote that: "God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and he went around doing good and healing all who were ...
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How do I know whether I am already a Catholic?

Unless one has been baptized into the Catholic Church or was previously validly baptized and then received into communion later, one is not Catholic. You cannot inherit it explicitly. Thus, if you don'...
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Did the Jesus Revolution produce lasting Christian "Fruit", or was it an emotional, fadish "flash in the pan?

According to this Wikipedia article, in 2022 Calvary Chapel Association had some 1800 churches. The association has its origins in the founding of a Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa (California) in 1965 by ...
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What constitutes a "serious" crime for the purpose of LDS baptism preparation?

The Holy Ghost will give direction It's hard to prove a negative, but the reference books for missionaries are preach my gospel and the missionary handbook, neither of which seem to define the term. ...
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What statistics are there on the age of conversions?

By conversion to Christianity, I take that to mean when a person turns to Christ after repenting before God of their sins. I do not take that to mean baptism. The difficulty here is that although ...
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If one abandons his faith in Catholicism and becomes an Atheist, could he still go to heaven?

Introduction (personal opinion) Before presenting the Catholic Church's teaching on abandoning a person's childhood Catholic faith, I would like to review the connection of all elements in your ...
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When do adult male LDS converts receive what priesthood?

The Aaronic Priesthood is the preparatory priesthood--boys growing up in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will generally progress through the offices of deacon, teacher, and priest in ...
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How does a Christian reject another's theology without rejecting their faith?

There is a lot of overlap in the beliefs of the various nominal Christian denominations, which makes this a difficult question. It might be better to step back and ask yourself a more extreme and ...
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What were the nice things Jesus Christ did in his life that he is loved by so many people around the world?

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn ...
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Do Evangelicals think you have to be saved every day?

As Nigel J has made clear, Evangelical Christians do not believe a person has to be saved every single day. When we repent before God and turn to Him, placing our faith in what He has done in Christ ...
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What terminology do Christians use to describe specific events and experiences in the process of conversion of non-believers?

The Ordo Salutis (latin for Order of Salvation) describes the steps for Protestants. (Catholics and Eastern Orthodox think about these things in a different way.) The list and the ordering of items ...
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What specific strategies exist in apologetics to effectively engage and persuade individuals who adhere to pagan beliefs?

And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and ...
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Were there any converted children or teenagers among Jesus disciples or in the first century church?

Suffer the little children to come unto me, for such is the kingdom of God. (Paraphrased) It is entirely the opposite. Unless you are converted and become as one of these little ones, you shall in ...
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What led to Marshal McLuhan's late adult conversion to Catholicism?

What led to Marshal McLuhan's late adult conversion to Catholicism? The short answer is G. K. Chesterton (amongst others). Conversion is a deeply personal journey, often taking many years to reach ...
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Do Catholics believe that everyone should convert to Christianity for their own salvation?

I see many of the other answers here seem a little out of focus. The OP is asking for some Roman Catholic points of view, and while the history lessons are pretty neat, I would rather provide an ...
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What constitutes a "serious" crime for the purpose of LDS baptism preparation?

Misionaries are not bishops D&C 77:104 declares that Bishops are judges. They have the keys to help people through the process of repentance. While there are specific rules concerning ...
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Are there involuntary Catholics?

About "involuntary Catholics" While that distinction isn't recognized by the Church, it's an understandable condition to consider. It all starts with baptism, as with the previous answer that you ...
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Why aren't there any examples of a child or teen conversion in the NT?

We do know of a youth ("νεανίας" in Greek, "adulescens" in Latin) called Eutichus who fell off the third floor window in Acts 20:9. He was a disciple of St. Paul, so presumably he or his parents had ...
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Did the LDS ever recognize non-LDS polygamous marriages?

The Church has never recognized polygamous unions formed outside the Church. The authority to enter into a polygamous union is given in Doctrine & Covenants 132 and can only be done (when it was ...
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Converting from Russian Orthodox to Roman Catholic in 1820

Since the Orthodox Church has the same seven valid sacraments as the Catholic Church, the only requirement for a baptized Russian Orthodox to enter into full communion with Rome would be to make an ...
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