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Is there a standard definition of what 'heresy' is across Protestant denominations?

I assume you mean an enumeration rather than a definition, right? If the definition is 'that which contradicts true church teaching', then, as who is in the church is only known for sure to God, then ...
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Is there a standard definition of what 'heresy' is across Protestant denominations?

I believe C. Matthew McMahon’s definition here accurately sums up the majority view (emphasis mine): Heresy is an erroneous or false opinion, repugnant unto and subverting the doctrine of faith ...
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If we say "God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit" can we say "God, God, and God"?

Given that the Bible is perfectly clear that there is only one God, who alone is the true God, and that all other contenders for the title are false gods, shams, non-existent except in the minds of ...
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If we say "God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit" can we say "God, God, and God"?

The Son of the Triune God (Mt 16:16) or God the Son of God of Triune God
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According to Catholic scholars, are the terms "God's Plan" and "God's Will" one and the same?

Catholic Douay-Rheims: Ps. 106:11: Because they had exasperated the words of God: and provoked the counsel (consilium) of the most High: Micheas 2:3: Therefore thus saith the Lord: Behold, I devise ...
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What does the Chalcedonian Creed mean by person?

This question has to do with the mind and the will of Christ, in what has come to be known as "The Hypostatic Union". Comments below your question flag this up. From the link below, I would ...
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According to Biblical Unitarians, what does it mean for Jesus to be the Son of God?

1. 'Son of God' has its primary meaning in Jesus' conception by the power of God (Luke 1:35). As the angel Gabriel explains "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High ...
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The priest/preacher's prayer before the sermon/homily -- what is it and why do the ECLA (and others) do it?

The phrase you mentioned sounds like Psalms: 19:14, "Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD…” It’s really not anything liturgical in ...
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What is the biblical basis for distinguishing between spiritual gifts and church offices?

Because someone might exercise that spiritual gift in other areas than the Church itself, and many of the gifts aren't associated with offices to begin with. For instance, take the spiritual gift of ...
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What is the biblical basis for distinguishing between spiritual gifts and church offices?

Because the two can be different. If somebody starts an evangelism ministry, organizes evangelism events, preaches the good news and hundreds of people are converted as a result, would you say that ...
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The priest/preacher's prayer before the sermon/homily -- what is it and why do the ECLA (and others) do it?

The priest/preacher's prayer before the sermon/homily; what is it and why do the ECLA (and others) do it? Some pastors and priests do this, at least I hope so. St. Thomas Aquinas was foremost a man of ...
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According to Biblical Unitarians, what does it mean for Jesus to be the Son of God?

What does the son of God mean regarding Jesus? From a Biblical Unitarian understanding as requested, Jesus is the one God sent into the world. He is the only holy man, born of Mary by God's ...
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