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The Joint Declaration on Justification The document that bishop Palmer is likely referring to is the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification, created in 1999 by the Lutheran World Federation and the Catholic Church and joined by the World Methodist Council in 2006 and the World Communion of Reformed Churches in 2017. The Anglican Communion also "...


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The parable of the Good Samaritan pretty much sums up gods salvation plan but if you hear the gospel in this life and reject Christ with an arrogant attitude you are going to lose out on some eternal rewards mabye even your soul depending how how you treated the poor and needy, but it’s all up to god he’s going to judge you, your circumstances, how you ...


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It is so with angels too, it is believed that they have no wings and no appearance as human beings. They do look like we can imagine them - for they are spiritual beings and can not be visible to us, made of materia. We wouldn't accept their image if we see them as they are indeed.


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It mustn't have body to manifest, it did so in front of ancient people, who didn't know anything about spirit, as Paul says : when you were children in faith you were fed with milk, nowI you have teeth to eat. Nowadays people do not need any physical forms to believe in spiritual things.


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The parable isn't really about once saved always saved, rather it is about the idea of paying lip service to God's forgiveness through Jesus Christ. Grace is a free gift, but what did the servant say? “At this [threat of prison] the servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’ Mat 18:25 NIV ...


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In terms of what has been added, subtracted or changed: either “not a great deal” or “a huge amount”. What has happened is that members of the Anglican Church have been received into the Catholic Church and become Catholic. That means that they have subscribed to the entirety of the doctrine of the Church, including the Real Presence and other things that ...


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Do spirits need bodies to manifest? The short answer is no. The dreams of St. Joseph, the husband of Mary point that out clearly. Saint Joseph's dreams Saint Joseph's dreams are four dreams described in the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament in which Joseph, the legal father of Jesus, is visited by an angel of the Lord and receives specific ...


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As a lifelong Protestant whom most people accept as being 'evangelical' I would say the following : There are many examples and this is but one [Acts 8:27-29, KJV] : Behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship, was returning,...


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What the parable teaches Jesus's parables are not comprehensive systematic theology lectures. They teach particular things through analogies but without telling the whole story. What this parable teaches us is: That our sin is like a zillion dollar debt that we owe to God. It is so immense we can hardly put a number to it, and there is no possible payment ...


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I found what hopefully is the right paper to answer the question. I haven't read the paper myself, but the first introductory paragraphs below should provide a taste, or at least pointers for further research. The 2007 paper is Origins of the Particular Baptists by Gordon L. Belyea, a PhD candidate in Systematic Theology at Wycliffe College, University of ...


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From a Protestant perspective, the biblical explanation for why why fallen angels are motivated to attack Christians is simple. Their motivation stems from knowing that their time is short, and they face judgment. 1 Peter 5:8 says: “Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” 2 Peter 2:4 says: “God did not ...


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The reasons are similar to the arguments for homosexuality being potentially moral. (Note, while you may disagree, this is called "answering the question...") The Bible Scriptural reasoning against the practice is, frankly, thin. You have basically two lines of Biblical argument. First, rules based - there's some mentions in Deuteronomy (22:5) that ...


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Salvation is described in the Bible as through justification. Justification is recognition by God that you are his sheep, his family member. Salvation is fulfillment, the rescue of a failed mission, to subdue the earth. It's a hard task, made possible only by help from God. However only the pure can see God, and Adam's culpability through being mentally ...


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The book of Hebrews, chapter 11, is all about faith. HEB 10:38 says "the just shall live by faith." To help connect, John 3:15 says, "That whosoever believer in him should not perish, but have eternal life. " We believe in sunlight because we see it, experience it. But we also have faith that spring will come after winter, bringing warmth and sunlight. But ...


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