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How do the Roman Catholic Church reconcile these two facts? Similarly to how she interprets 1 Tim. 2:5 ("For there is […] one mediator of God and men, the man Christ Jesus") as not excluding Blessed Virgin from being Co-Redeemer: There is only one Fatherhood, the Divine Relation of the First and Second Persons of the Holy Trinity, of which all other ...


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For Jesus to ‘know’ us means we have submitted to his Lordship and we are no longer slaves but are intimate acquaintances. Jesus said this of his disciples: Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother (Mark 3:35). When we know Jesus and believe in him, we are adopted into God’s family: Yet to all who received him, to those who ...


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Well, yes, you have answered it yourself. "Know" here means known and loved. "The 'knower' has actual involvement with or in the object of the knowing" - ("Vine's Complete Expository Dictionary" under the Hebrew entry "To Know"). And so "Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived..." (Gen 4:1) where intimacy is intended. It is the same sense of ...


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Grace is not by our effort. There are things we have to let go to 'buy' or exchange for the gold from God. I'm thinking of our dependence on worldly wealth. In this case the (wealthy) Laodiceans (and also some of us) should give away the attachment to wealth (not necessarily the wealth itself but this is hard to separate) and worldly pursuits and live by ...


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Marriage vows say 'til/until death do us part' - so it seems that once a marriage partner is dead, the other in that partnership is no longer married. Ergo sum it appears as though Henry's 'problem' regarding his 'first' wife was contrived rather than a legal reality.


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