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How does Christianity define "character"?

The concept of 'character' has developed a certain way with the fairly recent trend that promotes individualism. Perhaps the question has been influenced by this, because I note that in Young's ...
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According to Catholicism, to what extent is the spiritual growth of a Christian impaired by his/her lack of devotion to Mary and the Saints?

Whether Mary is necessary to the spiritual growth of a Christian Objection 1. It would seem that the spiritual life of a Christian could be equally as rich without the admixture of devotions to the ...
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What is an overview for how protestants tend to regard progress in the spiritual life?

All believers should abide by Peter's exhortation and give earnest diligence toward the development of spiritual qualities: According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain ...
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Which Christian denominations believe that God can be credited for the spiritual transformation and sanctification of a Muslim?

God sends rain on all men. He heals and saves them all in times. However, you are confusing emotional and misguided conversion stories with spirituality. Spirituality cannot be disconnected with Truth....
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What is an overview for how protestants tend to regard progress in the spiritual life?

There is a problem scoping this important question to Protestants in general, because there are more than a few who think that increasing religiosity is the marker. They are inclined to view activity ...
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Who said that the smallest spiritual progress of a religious merits more than that of a thousand laymen?

St. Alphonsus of Liguori Religious vs. seculars Abbot Gilbert says that the meanest work of a religious is more meritorious in the sight of God than the most heroic action of a secular.* St. Bernard ...
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According to Jehovah's Witnesses, are there Spirit-filled Christians in non-JW denominations?

I have spent several hours going through related articles on the official Jehovah’s Witness web site trying to find an article that directly answers your question. I sincerely doubt that there is a “...
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How can one overcome the distractions of modern life to attain theosis and become a vessel for spiritual gifts?

As a protestant, I with Luther say: "Abraham left Mount Moriah, the mountain where he had been asked to sacrifice Isaac, the place where he had heard the voice of an Angel and experienced the ...
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According to Trinitarians, can non-Trinitarians experience regeneration, sanctification and a Spirit-led life despite not believing in the Trinity?

Formal proof P1: The Roman Catholic Church is a Christian faith that espouses the Trinitarian creeds of the 4th & 5th centuries. P2: The Roman Catholic Church accepts Polycarp of Smyrna as a ...
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According to Trinitarians, can non-Trinitarians experience regeneration, sanctification and a Spirit-led life despite not believing in the Trinity?

One must believe in the Trinity to believe in Christ:Summa Theologica II-II q. 2 a. 8 co.:It is impossible to believe explicitly in the mystery of Christ, without faith in the Trinity, since the ...
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How does Christianity define "character"?

St Thomas says "a character means a distinctive sign" https://www.newadvent.org/summa/4072.htm#article5 He in this article he talks about the "Character of Baptism" and the "...
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How does Christianity define "character"?

How does Christianity define "character"? This is a too broad of a subject matter to define with any exactitude. So many variables are at play in such definitions and many of them can ...
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How does Christianity define "character"?

Definitions of free will tend to involve what can be chosen; that is, what options are actually available to choose from and what internal or external forces are at work to cause or impinge on the ...
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How does Christianity define "character"?

I can't speak for all of Christianity, but here are four examples from denominations that believe building a perfect character is the fundamental purpose of Creation: Glossary | United Church of God ...
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How does Christianity define "character"?

Caveat: I cannot comment on the concept of libertarian free will and if character is an essential part of the definition. And I am not qualified to comment on “the rejection of causal determinism ...
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How can one overcome the distractions of modern life to attain theosis and become a vessel for spiritual gifts?

How can one overcome the distractions of modern life to attain theosis and become a vessel for spiritual gifts? In a nutshell it takes work, perseverance, prayer and penance. Most Christians would ...
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How can one overcome the distractions of modern life to attain theosis and become a vessel for spiritual gifts?

Speaking as a Catholic, I would affirm that "All Christians in any state or walk of life are called to the fullness of Christian life and to the perfection of charity" (Catechism of the ...
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How does Christianity define "character"?

Character has been defined as doing the right thing even when no one is looking. Of course that definition doesn’t work in any religious setting where an all knowing God sits observing every deed done ...
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How does Christianity define "character"?

Let's break character out into 3 pieces: Axioms - what are the fundamental beliefs that direct my decision-making, priorities, and aspirations? Nature - what do I want? Paul argues that it is ...
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According to Trinitarians, can non-Trinitarians experience regeneration, sanctification and a Spirit-led life despite not believing in the Trinity?

According to Trinitarians, can non-Trinitarians experience regeneration, sanctification and a Spirit-led life despite not believing in the Trinity? The honest answer is: maybe not, correlated with the ...
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Does spiritual death mean loss of faith or doing a deadly sin (or sins) or separation from God?

Christian belief is that the presence of God brings life and joy. The closer you are to God, the more joyful you are, and the more "life" you have (life here not in the sense of mere existence, but in ...
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