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Every human being has these three witnesses: The natural world, the Word of God, and the people of God. In Romans, Paul tells us that every person is without excuse regarding knowledge of God's eternal power and Godhead: Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the ...


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I split hairs when distinguishing between "truth" and "facts." I define truth broadly to mean those things which are, regardless of anyone being aware of them. I define facts as those things which can be attested to by trusted sources. For example, it was true that the earth is round (no offense to any flat-earthers reading this), even ...


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Did Adam need to have faith for his salvation? The short answer is yes. Without both faith and hope that God would eventually forgive both Adam and Eve, they both would have fallen into terminal despair. Adam lived 930 years and that was plenty of time for the first father of all mankind to repent of his original sin. If he had not kept faith in God then ...


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Just accepting that God is, is not faith. James makes this clear in his epistle : Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. [James 2:19 KJV] But it is clear that Adam did have faith. After God promises a seed that will bruise the head of the serpent (from above, and therefore a seed that ascends above) ...


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@KenGraham's answer makes some good points on which I will elaborate. Quoting Ken: Thus it is obvious that both prayer and fasting (penance) must be done in conjunction with Christian faith, piety and purity of living. We must avoid being white washed tombs of the Pharisees while praying or fasting. I will use the analogy of an illness. An internal ...


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Do any Christian groups or denominations believe that miracle-working faith can be cultivated through prayer and fasting? Generally speaking, many Christians believe in this, regardless of denomination. However, Our Lord warns us that we must be careful not to pray or fast as the Pharisees do. Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were often fasting. So ...


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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe that fasting...: Fasting can have many purposes. We can overcome weaknesses or problems by fasting and praying. Sometimes we may wish to fast and pray for help or guidance for others, such as a family member who is ill and needs a blessing (see Mosiah 27:22–23).... We can fast to help others embrace ...


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I'm glad you defined what it is that is being asked to be proved - "real Christianity (the having a relationship with God by the mediatorial work and ministry of his Son, Jesus Christ)". The difficulty of proving a relationship (in any sphere of life) is that claims may be backed up with evidence, but evidence, in itself, is not proof. I may claim ...


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Paraphrasing your question I think it is instructive to clarify the meaning of "proof". Your question already distinguished two meanings related to two different faculties of the human soul, which if I may rephrase: faculty of the mind: the proof of God's existence, which I assume you meant something like Aquinas's Cosmological argument or St. ...


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San, Here is a better translation from the from the Berean Literal Bible. having been buried with Him in baptism, in which also you were raised with Him through the faith of the working of God, the One having raised Him out from the dead. Colossians 2:12< There is no "your faith"in the interlinear… A lot of translations added that. It is God'...


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Oh my, I can't keep quiet. The more I read this section of Colossians, the more amazed I am that people can read it an think that it says anything contrary to "God saved me by His power alone to the Glory of His grace". If you read the in which you were also raised up with Him through faith" and ignore everything else it's no wonder how one ...


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The answer is in the text. Instead of focusing on "raised through faith" assuming this must mean our own exercised self autonomous action before regeneration, which is in my view taking what is actually being said out of its surrounding context and seeing something that really isn't there-infusing meanings that aren't there, like the aforementioned ...


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