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Famous Pre Reformation Christian Pastors (Non Catholic)

Famous Pre Reformation Christian Pastors (Non Catholic and Non Orthodox) Just how far back does one desire to go? Here is one example from the second century: Marcion of Sinope (c. 85 – c. 160) was ...
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Famous Pre Reformation Christian Pastors (Non Catholic)

One example of Pre-Reformation, Pre-Protestant non-Catholic Christian movements was the Lollards. Lollards included John Wycliffe, William Thorpe and John Oldcastle. Per Wikipedia: Lollardy was a ...
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Help identifying a large FAQ about women pastors made by John Piper and someone else

John Piper and Wayne Grudham have published the following books which may deal with the subject of women as pastors: Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood - A Response to Evangelical Feminism by ...
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Did pastors or clergymen get killed by snakebite?

There appears to be evidence to show some Pentecostal pastors have died as a result from handling snakes during religious services: The handling of venomous snakes has significant risks. Ralph Hood ...
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What is the biblical justification for permitting female pastors?

As a start, I disagree with 1 Cor. 14:34-35 being used as justification for women not to be preachers as it clearly refers to specific occasions where women spoke with their husbands during the ...
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With so many views of what the unpardonable sin is, is there a common theme?

The immediate context of Matthew 12 (which I think is a common element) is Jesus healing a man and some accusing him of doing it by the power of Satan: Then was brought unto him one possessed with a ...
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With so many views of what the unpardonable sin is, is there a common theme?

Mark 3:22-30 describes the same incident as in Matthew 12:22-32. Verses 28-30 make the point that the unforgivable is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. Jesus rebuked the unbelieving Pharisees who ...
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With so many views of what the unpardonable sin is, is there a common theme?

Can it be correctly said that all interpretations by pastors and theologians on the unpardonable sin, involve a rejection of Jesus within the interpretation, or involve non repentance? No, because ...
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Commissioned or Ordained?

Commissioned or Ordained? Unfortunately there is no clear cut definition to be invoked here for the entire Christian family of believers. The definitions, terms and even expectations of different ...
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Should a Christian (Protestant) question their pastor or teacher?

The purpose of a Bible teacher is to teach you "how" to think - not "what" to think. Questions should be encouraged and your Bible teacher should help you explore your questions in ...
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At what point in history did Catholic priests begin to be called pastors?

In Catholicism a pastor is a priest who has the care of a particular parish (cf. Canon 515). The New Testament word that Catholics believe refers to the lower clergy is πρεσβύτερος (presbuteros). The ...
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Lutheranism: "Pastor" or "Priest"?

While there are a few exceptions specifically within the Lutheran Circle - Pastor - is used to show the role as a shepherd however it is an exact replacement/translation depending if used in another ...
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What is the biblical justification for permitting female pastors?

This question of whether one's sex male or female mattered to Paul is perhaps easier understood if we start the investigation with another of Paul's comments to Timothy. When I call to remembrance ...
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