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Your Wikipedia article explains this: Roman Catholic theology considers formal schismatics to be outside the Church, understanding by "formal schismatics" "persons who, knowing the true nature of the Church, have personally and deliberately committed the sin of schism".[8] The situation, for instance, of those who have been brought up ...


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The Question: Why don't Reformed Christians consider it necessary to confess to a priest? I grew up in a Reformed Church which adhered closely to the teachings of John Calvin so I have some insights. The answer is that Reformed Christians do not see a need for an intermediary at all between themselves and Jesus. This would apply to confession of sins, but ...


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Here is what the early Church Fathers have said about the heretics in Apostolic succession, i.e. Martin Luther. Ante Nicene Fathers by Philip Schaff, p. 1061 Chapter III.—A refutation of the heretics, from the fact that, in the various Churches, a perpetual succession of bishops was kept up. It is within the power of all, therefore, in every Church, who ...


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I'm not sure how directly relevant this is, but in 1 Chronicles 29:10-11 are found the phrases "our father", "for ever and ever", "the power and the glory", and "thine is the kingdom". Matthew must surely be telling us that our Lord Jesus took these phrases from David's prayer to make the Lord's Prayer. At least, that ...


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