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How does the Catholic Church justify discouraging romantic freedoms of homosexuals?

I'm fully aware that there are those who will fundamentally disagree with the Church on this point. However, I've attempted to present an objective account of the position the Church holds. The Church ...
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What is the Biblical basis for Christians having a "personal relationship" with Jesus/God?

There are some verses that speak to this issue. John 14:23, "Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word, and My Father will love him, and WE will come to him, ...
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How does the Catholic Church justify discouraging romantic freedoms of homosexuals?

Short Answer Strictly speaking, the Church is as against sex among the non-married heterosexuals as it is against sex among non-married homosexuals. By teaching, the Church only accepts as correct ...
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Are all Christians expected to have a "positively meaningful and reciprocal conscious relationship" with God?

Philosophy has skipped right past the new birth. It has no choice but to do so. It is man's wisdom and the wisdom of God is foolishness in its eyes. Philosophy must ask such questions: Are all ...
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What is the Biblical basis for Christians having a "personal relationship" with Jesus/God?

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?  And what concord hath Christ with Belial?...
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Has Catholicism established a list of essential attributes defining a "personal relationship" between a human and God?

Instead of "personal relationship" (a commonly used Protestant phrase), Catholics would say "friendship" or "charity". John 15:15: I will not now call you servants: […] ...
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What is the Biblical basis for Christians having a "personal relationship" with Jesus/God?

In the beginning, God created Adam from inorganic material (the 'dust of the ground') and breathed into him. It doesn't get more personal than that. Then God gave Adam the best possible instruction (...
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5 meaningful contacts with Christians before considering the claims of the gospel

In marketing, this is referred to as the number of "touches" required to make a sale or convince someone. It is not unique to religion, nor does it guarantee success. In marketing, this is ...
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Perfect relationship between Trinity and other relationships in heaven - Catholic

In creatures, relations are extrinsic to the essence of the creature. For example, my essence* is humanness, but my relation to my father, mother, wife, friends, or even to God is not humanness; it's ...
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How does the Catholic Church justify discouraging romantic freedoms of homosexuals?

Only those married have a right to sexual intercourse, which must be ordered to the procreation of children. This was clearly expressed in the 1917 Code of Canon Law: 1081 §2. Consensus ...
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What is courting according to the Catholic interpretation of the Natural Law?

I am worried that any answer to this question will be opinion based, but I will take as objective of a stab at it as I can. Given that all human relationships are kinds of friendship according to ...
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Has the LDS Church established a list of essential attributes defining a "personal relationship" between a human and God?

Yes, though most of it is awareness and communication focused and there is the added complexity of long distance relationship thrown in. Below are several articles with lists on how to build a ...
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What do Christians mean by a "personal relationship" with Jesus?

To answer your question I will first define in my understanding a couple of terms that I feel are important. The first is the word "relationship " and the second is "acquaintance"...
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What do Christians mean by a "personal relationship" with Jesus?

No human can have a relationship with any non-living being. It takes two to relate, so another person is involved. A living person. A person who has died is a corpse and does not see, hear, speak, ...
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According to Protestant interpretations of the Bible, is there justification for “disliking somebody”?

The Bible doesn't pretend that Christians like everyone equally. Instead there will be people we like a lot and get along with, and others who annoy and frustrate us, even people we can't cooperate ...
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Has Protestant Christianity established a list of essential attributes defining a "personal relationship" between a human and God?

Last question first. (1) Is there an establish list of essential attributes in Protestant Christianity defining a 'personal relationship' between a human and God? Since Protestantism consists of a ...
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Has Protestant Christianity established a list of essential attributes defining a "personal relationship" between a human and God?

You're right that relationships with both humans and God involve awareness and communication, but saying it's fundamental that relationships need interactivity beyond communication betrays a quite ...
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What is the Biblical basis for Christians having a "personal relationship" with Jesus/God?

Book of Beginnings Genesis is a good place to "begin" a study of personal relationship. And it is here that we find the Creator God fellowshipping with His creatures He has made. From the ...
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