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Does Christianity allow eating pork and horse meat, which even though it is prohibited by the Jewish Law?

Dietary rules among Christians vary from sect to sect. The starting point for understanding the Christian views on food regulation is in the book of Acts, chapter 10, when Peter has a vision and is ...
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Christian Science Monitor: a socially acceptable source among conservative Christians?

Christian Science Monitor: a socially acceptable source among conservative Christians? The Christian Science Monitor is owned by the Christian Science church. Many Christians would not consider The ...
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Does Christianity allow eating pork and horse meat, which even though it is prohibited by the Jewish Law?

The answer which focuses on Acts 10 is excellent, but this statement from the Jerusalem Council, also recorded in the book of Acts, is also pertinent: It is my judgment, therefore, that we should ...
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Christian Science Monitor: a socially acceptable source among conservative Christians?

Christian Science Monitor: a socially acceptable source among conservative Christians? There is no reason (other than unreasonable fears caused by their own prejudices) why anyone would object to ...
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Does Christianity allow eating pork and horse meat, which even though it is prohibited by the Jewish Law?

Christianity is broad in its beliefs of what may be eaten and what may not be eaten (see Acts 15, 1Co 8, and Gal 2:11-14 for a peek at early church debates on what foods may or may not be eaten). ...
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What is the difference between Presbyterianism and Evangelicalism?

As you mention, evangelicalism refers to a movement that typically emphasizes salvation through faith in Christ, the authority of the Bible, evangelism, and a conversion experience. On the other hand,...
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Am I considered to be Catholic?

Are you considered to be Catholic? The short answer is no. Finally, each and every Catholic, as also the baptized of every non-Catholic church or denomination who enters into the fullness of the ...
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What is the theological justification for the British monarch worshipping in the Church of Scotland, rather than the Scottish Episcopal Church?

There's no inherent incompatibility. Both denominations believe in forms of apostolic succession (though not the kind asserted by the Catholic Church.) Wikipedia explains: The Anglican Communion &...
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Christian Science Monitor: a socially acceptable source among conservative Christians?

Everyone lies on somewhere of the political psychological spectrum of being left wing or right wing. Some are too devoted to the government, and some are too rebellious, supporting individualism and ...
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Why have conservative Presbyterians objected to chapters on the Holy Spirit and the Gospel in the Westminster Confession?

I'll quote from two notable opponents of these two chapters. The first is John Murray; his comments on the Confession were published in 1936 in the newsletter edited by J. Gresham Machen, the founder ...
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When was the first African American ordained in a US Presbyterian denomination?

You are correct that John Chavis, although he is reported to have been the first college-educated Black/African in America, was never ordained. He was licenced to minister. It appears that John ...
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Why have some conservative Reformed churches objected to the Belhar Confession?

I would refer you to another article by Kevin DeYoung that is included in the belhar confession: yea or nay. In it DeYoung points out that: "there are a few lines that cannot be supported by ...
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What major changes have American Presbyterians made to the Westminster Confession of Faith?

American Presbyterians have indeed made a number of significant changes to the Westminster Confession through the years. Some portions of the Confession have been revised (or outright rejected) by ...
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Why do Protestant Presbyterians no longer use a congregational Psalter?

I've been going to a Protestant Presbyterian church for 20 years now, with the metrical Scottish Psalter (led by a presentor) the only source of our musical worship up until 2010. It used the 1650 ...
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Do Presbyterian Protestants have a 'day of rest' or a 'day of religious works'?

The position of the Westminster Confession of Faith regarding Sabbath day observance may help to explain why you were exhorted to “think spiritual thoughts all day on a Sunday” and that “you must not ...
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How does election work according to mainstream Presbyterian thought?

Theology has the idea of the Ordo Salutis, or Order of Salvation. A Christian branch like Reformed Theology (of which Presbyterianism is a part) will have a particular way of organising the various ...
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According to Presbyterianism, is there salvation available for Adam and Eve?

According to Presbyterianism, is there salvation available for Adam and Eve? The short response is that it is probable that Adam and Eve were saved. The Bible does not explicitly state whether Adam ...
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Christian Science Monitor: a socially acceptable source among conservative Christians?

Let's back up and look at your stated goal (at least what prompted you to ask the question) The issue is that she believes we are in the end times and her need to inform herself about anything and ...
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What was Samuel Rutherford's view on the role of pastors in wedding ceremonies?

I found five books in my possession that deal with Samuel Rutherford, either entirely, or in parts. Despite spending time searching for any reference Rutherford made to marriage, I could not get even ...
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Was what I was told about Catholics correct?

No, that is not correct Your friends/associates are speaking from ignorance (at best), and possibly out of spite. Papal Infallibility Per the Ecumenical Council now referred to as Vatican I (...
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Does the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) have a policy regarding admitting members who do not accept its doctrines?

The Presbyterian Churches of America have in their church order a section on membership. This does not require the members to adopt all the doctrines of the church, but it does require a credible ...
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Do conservative Presbyterians accept 4-point Calvinists?

Conservative Presbyterian churches typically require their elders to subscribe to the Westminster Standards, which include the Westminster Confession of Faith, the Westminster Shorter Catechism, and ...
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Are foster children considered covenant children in Presbyterianism?

I asked this question when I was first exploring becoming a foster parent. Three years later, I have had two foster children both of which remained unbaptized while in our care. Because a ...
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What is the theological justification for the British monarch worshipping in the Church of Scotland, rather than the Scottish Episcopal Church?

Her Majesty has, on occasions, worshipped at churches of many denominations, including Roman Catholic. She attended Vespers at Westminster (RC) Cathedral on St. Andrew's Day, 1995, to mark the ...
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What are the core beliefs of Presbyterianism? How does it differ and compare to other denominations of reformed Protestantism?

The name “Presbyterian” applies to a diverse group of churches that adhere in some degree to the teachings of John Calvin and John Knox and are led by representative elders (presbyters) of their ...
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Christian Science Monitor: a socially acceptable source among conservative Christians?

Frame challenge: Using your criteria,you almost cannot find a source. The reality is that Wikipedia's list of Reliable Sources skews very left/secular, and self-perpetuates its bias. "Our ...
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What do Presbyterians believe about predestination?

The following, quoted from the Free Presbyterian website where the Westminster Confession is referenced, is Chapter 10 of the Confession, being headed 'Effectual Calling' :- (Each statement is ...
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What are the Presbyterian denominations in England?

I'll describe the denominations you mention, for the purpose of completeness, but you've only left out one small denomination, from what I have found. The denominations are: United Reformed Church (...
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What is the difference between Presbyterianism and Evangelicalism?

Nathaniel's answer above is the correct one, but I would like to give another perspective. I think it is worthwhile to contrast writings of Presbyterianism's biggest hero (John Calvin) with modern ...
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In the Christian Reformed Churches, who evaluates the pastor's theological beliefs?

According to the CRCNA Church Order 2015, nominations for office are presented by the council. Article 4 a. In calling and electing to an office, the council shall ordinarily present to the ...
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