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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. The Bible says very little about the activities of believers in Heaven prior to Christ's return and the final judgment. Here are a few of the things that we know: From ...


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You are getting to a key and very basic part of Christianity. Christians disagree somewhat on the details so I'm going to try to give you a statement that almost all Christians agree with. It is true that those with sin cannot enter the presence of God - heaven as you put it. Which is bad news for mankind as everyone has sinned and has the tendency to sin ...


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The French philosopher Simone Weil 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).


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