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I'm going to ignore the very wishy-washy "don't not believe" bit for a moment to just address "Can people who don’t believe [...] still make it into heaven if they’re a good person?". And the answer to that is: No No one is a "good person". No one (Romans 3:10-12). "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (...


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To answer this question properly, we need to define what the clerical sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church is. I see two primary layers: (1) that clerics sexually abused children and minors, and (2) bishops covered-up this abuse, protecting priests from legal consequences, and frequently enabling them to continue abusing. It is my argument that only ...


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I don't think clerical abuse is new. Anytime a fallen human is given power they often use that power for sin. Indeed pride can also be vice that prevents those in power to administer justice or protect the vulnerable. Woven into your comment, however, seems to be a presupposition that the RCC is prone or certain seminaries are prone to abuse more than ...


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The percentage of Catholic priests who indulge in sexual abuse may not be on higher side compared with that of doctors, teachers , policemen et al who have direct interaction with their clients in fiduciary capacity or otherwise. But unfortunately, the news value of alleged abuse by Catholic priests is much more than the other cases put together. The ...


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The question is "Why are some separated from God eternally because of sin?" Some possible answers. 1. 'Eternal torment' theory. They have basically separated themselves. On this view, 'thrown into' in Rev. 20:14 is figurative language. The 'fire' is the burning of eternal self-separation from God, the result of an individual's choices. This is, ex.,...


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The reason is because God is perfect love, but God is also simple. That means all His attributes are present and none can be divided from the others. So He is loving, just, truthful, faithful, patient, and many other things all in perfect balance. Did God not say He would exact eternal punishment upon sinners who refuse to repent? He is truthful, so He could ...


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There are a few components here. 1. Holy Spirit. 2. Worship. 3. Idolatry. 4. Jesus. First, the Holy Spirit. Biblical Unitarians typically view the Holy Spirit (capitalized) as another name for God. See Appendix 11: What is the Holy Spirit? "In the Bible, “HOLY SPIRIT” is primarily used in two very different ways: One way is to refer to God Himself, and ...


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Biblical Unitarians consider trinitarianISM idolatry (point 8). In reality, all humans are guilty of some form of idolatry - this is covered under Christ's sacrifice, but God holds the teachers of error accountable. There is only one God (the Father), so He deserves our worship. God also directs worship to as His exalted son, the Lamb, who co-rules with Him, ...


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