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OP START Just have a question regarding faith and works: A person has eternal life solely by faith in Jesus Christ (as in believing every word Jesus said, including his claims that he is God), but by believing that Jesus is God, the person also believes that following the law is what he/she should do, and thus the person repents; which is why although John ...


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Neither Orthodox nor Protestant Churches are all the same. The most significant difference is the origin: Orthodox Churches have the same age as the Roman church, whereas Protestant churches have split off the Roman church. Most Protestant churches do not have any dogmas except the Bible. Protestants do not pray in front of pictures and to intermediates like ...


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Different Protestant denominations will have different views on this, and it is relatively easy to tell which view applies. At the risk of oversimplification the two main camps are: Communion is a sacrament that is in some sense a means of grace. Communion is a memorial that of itself conveys no benefits other than the beliefs and state of mind it engenders ...


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So I have to point you to the book of Nahum and the fact that the kingdom of Nineveh is no longer around. In addition, we have to understand that human time is a lot different than God's time. How long was the Messiah prophesied?


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Different denominations within Protestantism would have different answers to this. The Church of England (especially Anglo-Catholic) would have a very different idea to an Open Brethren Assembly, for example. The objection of potential 'schism' or 'disunity' cannot apply when circumstances prevail in which the separation (of households) is due, solely, to a ...


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The Law was added because of transgressions, as Paul says in Galatians 3. Its entire purpose was to "make" sin appear as dreadful as it really is: The very commandment that promised life proved to be death to me. For sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me. So the law is holy, and the commandment ...


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I think a lot of people get confused by this. Faith is central to Christianity, but where do works fit in? A lot of religions are built around rules (or law). You keep the rules and something good happens as a result. But Christianity turns this type of model on its head. John 3:16 does NOT say For God gave us a lot of rules, that whosoever keeps them all ...


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Apart from defining what is meant by "the law", it is also useful to define what is meant by "works". Obviously, upon believing in Jesus, there are certain actions to undertake: repenting, getting to know God and His message better (by i.a. Bible study and attendance of services), being baptized (according to Acts 2 etc.; I realize many ...


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Although it is true that Christians believe salvation comes through faith in Jesus Christ, it is not true that Christians believe they are under the Mosaic Law. Jesus came to fulfil the Law and has introduced a new covenant. The new covenant frees us from an obligation to keep the hundreds of laws that were given to Israel. The new covenant is not a ...


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People often try to search for meaning and spiritual causes for problems and suffering. Some take the perspective that trials and suffering are a punishment of God, while others see suffering and tribulations as a proof of being on the right path, and a consequence of loyalty to god, because Jesus and many others were persecuted and even killed. Here a small ...


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