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We are all related “And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place,” ‭‭Acts‬ ‭17:26‬ ‭ Granted we were split up because of our rebellion at the Tower of Babel and God decided to start His own nation from Abraham Deu 32:9, through Isaac ...


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There are over 900 million Protestants worldwide. The largest Protestant denomination seems to be Anglicanism with 85 million members, followed by Baptist, Lutheranism, Methodism and Calvinism. Another consideration is the denominations that make up “Modern Protestantism” – 400 to 500 million. Then we have non-denominational / evangelical Protestants – 80 ...


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When you start by claiming, “Within Protestantism there is no universal definition of theology or how to understand the Bible…” that risks distortion of the facts. Good though the question is, it needs to be pointed out at the outset that the definition of theology is not a problem, let alone a question, among Protestants. All Protestants are agreed that ...


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As far as I know, what you are asking for does not exist. There is no epistemology that Protestants use to declare a doctrine authoritative or heretical to the degree that you ask. All possible methods I can think of have been excluded unless you simply haven’t chosen an answer yet that you do agree with.


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Most lay Protestants today think Sola Scriptura to mean Bible only, no tradition at all. But the original reformers (including Luther & Calvin) have always included a measure of apostolic tradition in their Sola Scriptura principle. The original reformers carefully stayed away from the highly individualistic, divorced from any tradition approach that ...


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The difference between Protestants and Catholics here all starts with the Catholic view that Mary died a virgin. But some scriptures talk of Jesus's brothers, such as Matthew 12:47 and Mark 6:3. So some Catholics say that brothers here means cousins. Protestants reply that there is a specific Greek word for cousins which would have been more appropriate ...


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It was common at that time for several families to travel together, this was a necessity; since there were many highwaymen. And the smaller children were probably left in the care of a trusted member of the family; or a trusted friend. Since it was normal for all families in that era to watch over all children. This would have been quite normal. As a child ...


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If we accept the bible teaching that Mary/Joseph had children, then they would have been younger than Jesus. In the question, the age of Jesus was 12. The oldest sibling was probably no older than 10 at that time. Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? ...


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