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Does any denomination believe that Jesus left something in writing? The short answer seems to be no with the exception of a possibility in some Eastern Orthodox Churches. But that does not mean that there may be individuals who believe that such a tradition or legend may exist. The Abgar legend, according to Christian tradition, posits an alleged ...


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That is a very important point – that the Reformation was not new revelation, but a return to what Christianity had been when the apostle John had emphasised the need to hold to that from the beginning, “That which we have seen and heard” (i.e. Jesus Christ). Christianity needs to hold fast to biblical truth, declaring and living it, while waiting for Christ ...


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Which Christian branches/sects have information about their belief system hidden from new members but revealed to established ones? Historically this has been done in the early days of Christianity. The Early Church practiced this method, in some areas, in order to avoid ridicule, scorn, misunderstanding and possible blasphemy from the part of pagans. In ...


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Is there any quiz or tool that identifies the denomination which is closest to my personal beliefs? Absolutely, but the true problem here is that there are so many denominations and subsets of those denominations. In the State of California, a new denomination is recognized by the state almost every day! Go To Quiz is just one example: Which Christian ...


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Are there any denominations opposed to organ transplant donation or reception ? I do not believe that there any denominations that are explicitly opposed to all organ transplant donation or reception. That stated, the Catholic Church has declared that some human organ transplants are morally forbidden. The brain and the gonads are not permitted even if the ...


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The question says "to pierce through the spiritual armor". I would suspect that such protection can't be pierced (why would God provide inadequate equipment to "be able to withstand"?). The real issue happens when people let down their guard, allowing Satan to get past their armor. Here are a couple of examples of denominations that ...


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The question here is misdirected and belies ones inexperience with disciplined combat. The point of being given tools is not to study the enemy at a distance. But rather to become as familiar, adept and clever with them as possible so than when an attack comes, we can use the appropriate piece(s) in the moment with deft skill and grace. The armor given us ...


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Do Christians believe that people can tap into supernatural powers through the practice of witchcraft and the occult? "Tap into" is, IMO, a dangerous phrasing. I, personally, believe that there are supernatural powers; not only God, of course, but also demons. I believe that demons do have limited powers in this world, and that they may at times ...


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Do Christians believe in witchcraft and the occult? The vast majority of Christians would admit that both witchcraft and the occult exist in our day. However, Christians believe that it is immoral to practice these forms of ”dark magic” in it can be phrased as such. If Christians in the past have been known to lapse and fall into the delusional practices of ...


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Witchcraft has always been forbidden in Christianity as well as in Judaism and Islam. Deuteronomy 18:10–12 No one shall be found among you who makes a son or daughter pass through fire, who practices divination, or is a soothsayer, or an augur, or a sorcerer, or one that casts spells, or who consults ghosts or spirits, or who seeks oracles from the dead. For ...


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There is a group of churches teaching that. They are collectively known as The International Churches of Christ (ICOC). They are part of the Restoration Movement, and were formed in 1993. They have a network of over 700 non-denominational churches in about 150 countries. However, they claim to be non-denomination, which threatens to throw a spanner in the ...


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In addition to the discussion of Jesus' nuclear family already mentioned, there are three doctrines that come to mind. Others could be cited; these are the three I've seen most commonly. -- 1. Numerous denominations--worship on Sunday From Justin's First Apology, chapter 67: And on the day called Sunday, all who live in cities or in the country gather ...


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I am aware of several instances where something similar to this has happened--most of them private, a few of them public. A comment I shared on the related post on the hermeneutics site may be worth sharing here as well--Jesus did on occasion call people to repentance more publicly (e.g. Matthew 23), but this appears to have been at least in part to protect ...


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Having read Ken Graham’s excellent answer in the question asking if any of the early church fathers believed they had to follow dietary laws, one would think that the Adventists defend their dietary regiment by appealing to extra-biblical evidence from the 1st and 2nd centuries of the early church.


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