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What was an Ancient Ivri (Hebrew) Fetsua (Eunuch)? - Emasculated (פְצֽוּעַ) man. Deuteronomy 23:2 [MT] "He shall Not (לֹֽא) Enter (יָבֹ֧א) Who is emasculated (פְצֽוּעַ) by crushing (דַּכָּ֛א) or cutting (וּכְר֥וּת) Shafekah (שָׁפְכָ֖ה) into-Assembly (בִּקְהַ֥ל) of YHVH (יְהֹוָֽה)." Becoming a Hebrew "Fetsua" (פְצֽוּעַ) or damaging male ...


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I don't think there is such a distinction between the two camps here as you suggest. I think both of the documents you link to would agree that the Law expresses the will of God. The section of the Westminster Confession you quote about the rule of life starts out: 'Although true believers be not under the law, as a covenant of works'. I don't see that as ...


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What are the reasons to justify the use of ”Shekinah” in Christianity? The term Shekinah may be described as “The presence of God”, but also as “the female aspect of God”, but it is in no way blasphemous. In classic Jewish thought, the shekhinah refers to a dwelling or settling in a special sense, a dwelling or settling of divine presence, to the effect ...


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According to Targum and Testament Revisited by Martin McNamara, the term Shekinah was in use around the 2nd Century (or earlier). The Zohar, the Kabbalah text you mentioned, is from the 13th Century. The term did not originate with Kabbalah; the term was coined by rabbis to refer to the glory of God described in several places in the Old Testament, such as ...


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The papacy is an office, not a person. Antichrist (capital "A") is a single person, though there can be many antichrists (lowercase "a"), those who are against Christ. So, the papacy cannot be Antichrist; however, a pope (really, an anti-pope) could. Commentary on 2 Thessalonians 2:4 (that Antichrist "sitteth in the temple of God&...


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The question of validity turns on the view of the Eucharist at Mass. For Catholics, they understand the Eucharist to be an actual sacrifice. And to have an actual sacrifice, one needs a sacrifice at an altar with a duly ordained priest. So yes, "valid" requires a priest, but the whole point is their view that the wine/bread changing into blood/...


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There are two related aspects Lack of valid priesthood (also indicated in @lonesomeday's answer). "Only validly ordained priests can preside at the Eucharist and consecrate the bread and the wine so that they become the Body and Blood of the Lord." Catechism of the Catholic Church #1411. The Fourth Lateran Council in 1215 declared "Indeed no ...


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You ask what compelled Wesley to take on slavery and become one of the early adopters of abolition. I found a somewhat lengthy and wordy paper on this subject and have extracted a few paragraphs that may be helpful: https://brycchancarey.com/Carey_BJRL_2003.pdf 2/16: Wesley's life coincided with the height of the British transatlantic slave trade. Britain ...


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