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When a Gentile unbeliever is saved and becomes a Christian he ought not to submit to any of the ceremonial laws of the Old Testament; the law was not and is not intended for Gentiles. When a Jew becomes a Christian, it is not so certain what the response needs to be to the ceremonial law. He can stop keeping it because he is free in Christ; on the other ...


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The Anaphora of the Apostolic Tradition, attributed to Hippolytus, is a relatively primitive portion of the Eucharistic liturgy, though clearly a predecessor of the modern Roman rite. It presumes that the celebrant is a bishop, does not draw attention to a change in substance of the gifts, and lacks a Sanctus.


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"On what basis did the early Christians get this idea of the Real Presence in the first place? More specifically, if Christ didn't teach the doctrine of the Real Presence explicitly, where did the apostles/early Christians supposedly get the idea?" They got the idea from the phenomena of the Holy Spirit transforming them. Their Spiritual transformation of ...


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The basic assumption, "I'd imagine that if Christ directly taught the doctrine of the Real Presence, then one of the Gospels would have recorded it. So given that fact that it isn't directly taught, let us assume for the sake of argument that Christ did not explicitly teach this doctrine.", should be changed to "Since scripture depicts Jesus directly ...


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Origen (quoted by Eusebius) declared that Paul was beheaded in Rome under the reign of Nero. Although Clement of Rome writes about the martyrdom of Peter, he does not mention Rome. There does not appear to be any dispute about the time, the place and the manner of Paul’s beheading, but not everyone accepts the Church tradition that Peter was martyred in ...


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