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The "prophet" Muhammad stated that the angel Gabriel visited him with revelation and he put great importance upon Gabriel. This is not true. Not if you are talking about the Koran, which never says this. This information comes from the Hadiths. If you were to base your understanding of Mohammed purely on his writings (i.e. the Koran) and not on the ...


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Protestant critiques of Swedenborgianism first appeared shortly after the publications of his spiritual writings in the middle of the 18th century. Protestant theologians focused most closely on his teachings and those of his followers through the 19th century, and since then have afforded Swedenborgianism relatively little attention.1 The primary ...


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That section of the Youth Catechism for the Catholic Church explains itself quite clearly. The quote you reference is the first line of the answer to the question: With Jesus Christ, has everything been said, or does revelation continue even after him? Including your quote, the answer continues on: In Jesus Christ, God himself came to earth. He is God's ...


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Actually the answer is very simple. The confusion lays in the meaning of the word "revelation". It can be taken as "disclosure of earlier not known truths" which was to John for sure BUT it can by understood as "portion of facts and doctrines" which God the Father decided to reveal to humanity and passed it on through Jesus to John. In that sense it was NOT ...


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Concursus is a Latin word which can be translated encounter or meeting. The late 19th–early 20th century Presbyterian theologian Benjamin Breckenridge Warfield used the word to describe his belief that the whole of Scripture is the product of the divine activities which enter it, not by superseding the activities of the human authors, but by working ...


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This is from an article in Tabletalk magazine, which is produced by Ligonier Ministries. It is written by Robert Rothwell and supposses to be the voice of Reformed Christianity on the topic of cessationism. There is much in the article describing the purpose of audible contact from the HS to the individual and why those purposes are expired. We ...


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Here is a good overview on how the canon of the Tanakh and the canon of the New Testament came to be. It is by Dr. K. Wheeler of Carson-Newman University. Dr. Wheeler's web site is found here. The "Old Testament" In brief, the three-fold division of the Tanakh (i.e., the Torah, the Prophets, and the Writings) were likely "canonized" at different times in ...


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I'm sure someone will downvote this for presenting useful information other than that which directly answers the question, but before we can really know what scripture says about Bacon's theory, we must know what he actually meant (as the other answer also points out). He clearly doesn't mean it in an atheistic sense, as if the book of creation is meant to ...


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It's actually a pretty simple explanation within ontological Trinitarianism, understanding two basic facts about Trinitarianism: "God" undifferentiated in scripture typically refers to the Father, as the head of the Trinity. The person of the Father is the hypostasis associated with the origination of the divine will. Jesus, as the divine Logos and Son ...


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Trinitarians deal with this text in two ways: The source of the revelation is God the Father, and Jesus is the mediator of that revelation to man. Some particularly emphasize the human nature of Jesus in this respect. That the "him" actually refers to John, the author of the book, not Jesus Jesus as Mediator The vast majority of trinitarians who ...


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If by "comprehension" you mean "completely understanding God," then, yes, God is not comprehensible. But if by "comprehension" you mean "knowing God," then, no. God's existence and divinity are knowable to unaided human reason and even demonstrable: Rom. 1:20: For the invisible things of him, from the creation of the world, are clearly seen, being ...


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There is no difficulty in identifying godly men during past centuries, men who were called and who taught the gospel without apology or excuse. Their ministry was blessed by God. For example: Martin Luther – 1483 to 1546 John Calvin – 1509 to 1564 John Bunyan – 1628 to 1688 Jonathan Edwards – 1703 to 1758 John Newton – 1725 to 1807 George Whitfield – ...


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Paul was speaking as an apostle, and all the apostles were chosen by divine appointment. As Jesus said in John 15:14-17, they were now his friends, for they did what he commanded. “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of ...


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In his book, Eternity in Their Hearts, Don Richardson details what he calls "A World Prepared for the Gospel", which is the title of the first section of the book. People of the Lost Book Chapter 2 is entitled "Peoples of the Lost Book", which details tribes that bemoan the fact that their ancestors had lost "the book" from God. Some of them looked ...


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This is to some extent the idea of progressive revelation, which is a concept that originated in Origen and was fully expounded in Gregory the Theologian's Fifth Theological Oration (which was in defence of the divinity of the Holy Spirit against the Pneumatomachai). This is the purple passage: The Old Testament proclaimed the Father openly, and the Son ...


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First of all, it's important to understand that the Catholic Church does not believe that there has been, nor will be, any new public revelation from God since the Ascension of Jesus; Jesus was "God's Last Word", the full and perfect Word of God. (Perhaps this is what you meant by saying "the Catholic Church believes that there is no direct revelation from ...


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Christianity1 doesn't make claims about itself but rather makes claims about Jesus. And those claims are based on the Bible, which records Jesus' own words. So what does Jesus say about being supplanted by a new revelation? He was asked exactly this question - here is His answer: When the men came to Jesus, they said, ‘John the Baptist sent us to you to ask,...


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There is a group of churches teaching that. They are collectively known as The International Churches of Christ (ICOC). They are part of the Restoration Movement, and were formed in 1993. They have a network of over 700 non-denominational churches in about 150 countries. However, they claim to be non-denomination, which threatens to throw a spanner in the ...


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As David points out, the Qur'an itself doesn't testify that Muhammad received his revelation from Gabriel. In fact, when Muhammad first received his 'revelation', he believed he was possessed, and attempted to hurl himself off a cliff (Ibn Ishaq, p. 106). It wasn't until talking with his wife Khadija that she gave him the idea he wasn't possessed but was a ...


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Please see the link below. In a nutshell, at present the Church distinguishes between the writings attributed to her (which the Church acknowledges may have been done by someone else who then put Emerich's name to those writings) and Emerich herself, her life being one of extraordinary virtue (hence her beatification as a blessed). Source: Catholic Answers....


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Mmmmmmmm....bacon. Sorry, got distracted. I just googled "Francis Bacon two books quote": "God has, in fact, written two books, not just one. Of course, we are all familiar with the first book he wrote, namely Scripture. But he has written a second book called creation." This statement is somewhat ambiguous and he might have meant a lot of things by this, ...


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What's the justification for believing that God interacts with us today the same way He did thousands of years ago? In a word: Experience. Consider the value the following men place on experience: “This grace of God is a very great, strong, mighty and active thing. It does not lie asleep in the soul. Grace hears, leads, drives, draws, changes, works ...


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One of the key things about the Trinity is that God is three persons of one essence. They have the same action, will, and power. They are all equals and eternal but the key is that they are not the same person. They interact with each other and with humanity in different ways. It's difficult to understand, even for systematic theologians (which I am not). It ...


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Did Jesus Christ promise to St. Faustina that if people make a good confession and receive Holy Communion at mass on the second Sunday of Easter they will have a fresh start all over again? The short answer is yes. There are two things to be considered in this question. What are the promises made by Our Lord to St. Faustina in regards to Divine Mercy Sunday ...


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Having never heard of Andrew Wommack, I had to do some research. He is an American conservative charismatic TV evangelist and faith healer. One foundational belief is that the Bible is inspired and empowered by God, is infallible and is authoritative. It has to be the foundation of everything a Christian believes. He says: God's Word has to be the ...


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Short answer This question is nuanced enough that the short answer I can offer is I don't know. I know individual Latter-day Saints with opinions on both sides of this question, but there is no passage in the canon of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that answers this question definitively. Long answer I suggest that the text that comes ...


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Future revelations/doctrine beyond Rev 22:18? By that same logic Deut 4:2 (Deut 12:32) would discount Revelation and the whole New Testament. The LDS believe this verse is pertaining to the manuscript of John's not the bible or New Testament. When John wrote the Book of Revelation in the latter part of the first century A.D., he was not writing the ...


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The entire New Testament is a precedent for the further revelation of fundamental truths about Deity. Some few Jews believed what Jesus said about Himself, and such explanations and expositions of Moses and all the prophets as He gave to disciples on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:27), but more of them adhered to the traditions of the elders, particularly the ...


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It's unclear what could be a good answer for your question. I'll offer some insights into how LDS missions work. One of our the articles of faith put forth by Joseph Smith is this: 5 We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances ...


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