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From ‘The Five Points of Calvinism Defined Defended Documented’ by David N. Steele and Curtis C. Thomas, Presbyterian & Reformed Publishing, 1963, Part 1, section V: The One Point Which the “Five Points” of Calvinism are Concerned to Establish: Here is a brief extract (on page 23) from a quote by J.I. Packer: ... the very act of setting out ...


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G.K. Chesterton in his seminal work Orthodoxy: Those countries in Europe which are still influenced by priests, are exactly the countries where there is still singing and dancing and coloured dresses and art in the open-air. Catholic doctrine and discipline may be walls; but they are the walls of a playground. Christianity is the only frame which has ...


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Exactly what the judge was referring to.And he obviously knew his bible , that is certain and for sure. He quoted in round figures, same meaning exactly but different words and it is a verse I often quote myself (no pride or ego here) is in JOHN 1:17 "For the law was given by Moses , but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ." In life we all need some ...


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The process is called convalidation The diocese of Detroit has a primer on this, which you can read here, but the basics remain the same. The presumption of any marriage is that it is valid unless challenged. (Code of Canon Law). Catholics are obliged to, when they get married, take the effort to ensure that the marriage is sacramental. (Code of Canon ...


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Probably the only entities capable of figuring out the span and frequency of baptismal names, at least since September 1st, 1979 (a liturgical new year), are the Registry Department of each Archdiocese. You could try contacting them individually, although it's possible that their records are not digitized, in which case it would take a lot of effort to ...


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Exactly what the judge was referring to.And he obviously knew his bible , that is certain and for sure. He quoted in round figures, same meaning exactly but different words and it is a verse I often quote myself (no pride or ego here) is in JOHN 1:17 "For the law was given by Moses , but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ." In life we all need some ...


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John Piper and Wayne Grudham have published the following books which may deal with the subject of women as pastors: Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood - A Response to Evangelical Feminism by John Piper and Wayne Grudham - A controversy of major proportions has spread through the church. Recent generations bear witness to the rise of "evangelical ...


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G.K. Chesterton discusses the logical absurdity of pretending to "cancel" a life long vow with a piece of paper from a government in "The Superstition of Divorce". I highly recommend reading or listening to (free on Librivox) this short book. Disclaimer, I am not Catholic, but try to study their positions seriously. I think a friendly outside perspective ...


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That certainly was not a quote from the Bible, despite the cartoon character raising the court's Holy Bible and motioning to it, as if quoting scripture. It's a good job you asked this question, so that the not-so-cunning tactics of 'The Simpsons' to denigrate Christianity could be exposed in this instance. A friend told me this; a real-life episode where ...


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The Revised Standard Version, and NKJV both make reference to dogs in 2Sam3:8, when Abner asks if he is a dog's head belonging to Judah. Also, speaking of loyalty, it is only in reference to his being supportive of Saul. Perhaps not a favorable report for the dog, or Abner... Might I add here that even more rare than reference to dogs in Scripture may be ...


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"There's more sanctity in a dog's loyalty than there is in all your human laws." The above quote is not of biblical origin and can not be found in Scripture. References to dogs in the bible are extremely rare. Most are in an unfavourable light, but not all. In the Book of Tobit, ”man’s best friend” accompanies Tobiah on his journey to Media. Tobit's ...


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Not only is the statement not in the Bible, but there is not a single reference to dogs in the Bible where dogs are described favorably, with the possible exception of Judges 7. When Gideon separated his soldiers into two groups, those who would be sent to battle and those who would be sent home, it was the ones who lapped the water from cupped hands like a ...


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