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DISCLAIMER: I do not agree with this justification, I am merely answering your question. The justification for relying on faith healing over conventional medicine comes from a belief that turning to man is diametrically opposed to turning to God. In other words, you can either turn to God for help, or you can turn to man for help - but not both. One ...


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Typically, the most prominent example of how "men should have authority over women" stems from Ephesians 5:22, in which Paul admonishes wives to submit to their husbands. That said, a contextual reading will bear much fruit: 21 submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ. 22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the ...


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I have never heard of a husband disciplining their wife, I certainly don't do that. However parents have an obligation to discipline their children for it is written He who spares his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him promptly. (Proverbs 13:24) May I add that I don't use a physical rod :) “Impatience in the parents excites ...


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Yes: the Catechism provides explicit guidance on this matter, and it's covered in Canon Law. The sacrament of Baptism is conferred "in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit."85 In Baptism, the Lord's name sanctifies man, and the Christian receives his name in the Church. This can be the name of a saint, that is, of a disciple who ...


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You are asking about corporal punishment which I am taking to mean physical punishment not designed to cause injury. Is corporal punishment/discipline ever OK? Yes, in one specific instance, see below. Is corporal punishment/discipline from a parent to a child OK? Yes, this is the only instance I can find in the Bible where physical punishment is permitted. ...


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There are a couple of important points about the story of Eli: Eli is not just a father to Hophi and Phinehas - has is also a fellow-priest, possibly their superior, and responsible for their actions more than a father would be. There is no direct punishment on Eli - the punishment that is declared is that his descendants will not live to an old age. Is ...


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Disclaimer I have been studying the book of Revelation, and haven't looked at OT for a long time. Thus, if I mis-remembered the story of Eli, please correct me. Thanks! Answer Jeremiah 31:30 But everyone shall die for his own iniquity: every man that eats the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge. This does not say "die for parents of children's ...


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Those who baptize infants are bound by Canon Law to raise those children Catholic. A Catholic parent must Can. 1125 1/…do all in his or her power so that all offspring are baptized and brought up in the Catholic Church. Thus, unless the Catholic parents utterly fail in their duty, it is nearly impossible for a child to be baptized Catholic and not ...


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Finding God's approval for men's actions is uncommon. More often than not, the actions of people are recorded in all their embarrassing detail without an explicit endorsement or condemnation by God. I concur with the problematic comparison of humans to God, for God knows exactly who he is and what he should do, he is sovereign and sinless, and doesn't ...


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Before I begin, please forgive my tardy response. While the Coronavirus has not touched my family, it has touched members of our community and we own and operate a store considered essential. It's been a lot of work and very distracting. Thank you for your patience. (And you should post a complete question here, not just a link back to the old one. Cheers!) ...


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According to the Bible, children are supposed to be obedient to their parents. (Colossians 3:20, Ephesians 6:1-3) So the parents get to decide how much privacy to give or not to give their children, and children are not automatically afforded a certain amount of privacy. A parent that is living by Bible principals would consider what is best for their child. ...


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About "involuntary Catholics" While that distinction isn't recognized by the Church, it's an understandable condition to consider. It all starts with baptism, as with the previous answer that you linked to. Baptism provides a permanent mark on the soul Semel catholicus, semper catholicus (per Canon Law) (Canon 11) The law recognizes as Catholic ...


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From a Catholic perspective: @Geremia's answer is great. I would like to supplement it a little by bringing up a distinction which might help clarify the answer he gives. There is a difference between formal (or technical) membership in the Catholic Church, and a more intentional living out of the Catholic faith. Whereas Baptism in a Catholic Church ...


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I did a word study on "chaste" and "chasten" several months ago, because I had heard of such topics discussed in the great portions of Christendom than I had previously been acquainted (I give some references to those websites both via a Google link, and directly in the footnotes to that article). If you read the (few, but fairly detailed) sites that ...


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