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I'm not sure if you'd include Mormonism as a Christian denomination, but the Mormon church definitely believes this. They believe that people were "Heavenly Father's" spirit children in heaven, who are now in the flesh on earth: Spirit Children of Heavenly Parents.


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The Free Methodist denomination agrees with your beliefs on both points. Women have been ordained, and eligible to lead a congregation, for over a century. In fact my own (southwestern Pennsylvania) congregation was pastored by the Reverend Laura Lamb in 1915-16. Free Methodist pastor B.T. Roberts wrote an entire book (published in 1891) examining the ...


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Which Christian denominations believe Jesus is buried in Japan? The short answer is that no Christian denomination believe in this myth. The Tomb of Jesus Christ in Shinzo, Japan has nothing to do with the Kakure Christians of Nagasaki (of 1865) in Japan. The Kakure Christians of Nagasaki were in fact hidden Catholics living in secret due to persecution. ...


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Yes, Jehovah’s Witnesses have a systematized way of proselytizing, but no, they are not looking for specific “types” of persons, i.e., based on gender, race, colour, ethnic background or culture. All they are looking for are “persons of good will” or persons who are open to hearing their message. They will knock on any door where they have access, and they ...


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The alleged burial site of Jesus in Japan has no connection with the Kakure Christians. The Kakure(=hiding) Christians had stayed from the 17th to 19th century in the western end of Japan and the burial site is in the north, very north. I had visited the place 2 years ago. The site is developed for tourists, not for Japanese Christians. They hold annual ...


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To my knowledge there are no Christian denominations that teach the pre-existence of humans except (as Daniel Stein has pointed out) the Latter-Day Saints (Mormons). Every denomination apart from them teaches that humans begin to exist at conception (which is technically before birth but I assume the question wasn't about that), and become human at ...


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Yes, by the: Ethiopian Church with a feast day on June 19 Coptic Church with a feast day of June 25 Why? The above churches believed that Pilate became Christian, was baptized, and even tried to save St. Stephen from being executed, and built a church in honor of Stephen. Source: Wikipedia on Pontius Pilate See also: Pontius Pilate, a saint?


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I'd like to start by pointing out a small error. 'Protestant' is a branch of Christianity, so it's not grammatically correct to talk about 'Protestant and Christian' as two different things. You might say 'Protestant and other Christian...' (The other main branches are Catholic and Orthodox.) Now to the main question. Protestants do not in general believe ...


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I speak as a Baptist. We believe in sola scriptura, namely all doctrines that are required to be believed are contained in the Bible, and any doctrine not found in the Bible is suspect. To be more precise: “The whole counsel of God, concerning all things necessary for his own glory, man’s salvation, faith, and life, is either expressly set down in ...


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The French philosopher Simone Weil was a neo-Cathar. She wrote a letter circa 1940 in which "she spoke of her admiration for the Catharist movement and used the word adherence as opposed to curiosity" (Joseph Marie Perrin, O.P., Simone Weil As We Knew Her pt. 1, ch. 6, fn. 2). Like the Cathars, Weil rejected the Old Testament, The Cathars rejected the ...


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Does any Church currently incorporate exorcism, three separate immersions, and anointing in their baptism rite (with or without the nudity)? The short answer is probably not. Although some do more or less share similar elements. St. Hippolytus of Rome relates how baptism in The Early Church was administered in or around 215 AD in Rome as such: 21 At the ...


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A The pre-existence of the soul is a cornerstone of all ideas of reincarnation, so all religions that espouse reincarnation believe in it, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, etc. Some religions teach pre-existence but not reincanation. That includes Zoroastrianism, some sects of Judaism, especially those that accept the apocrypha and pseudepigrapha. For example, ...


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