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    1. Scripture alone is not supported by Scripture...

    1. Scripture alone is not supported by Scripture alone. And the Catholic Church determined the canon of Scripture.
    2. The Catholic Church does not teach that Mary is divine.
    3. The early Christians...
  2. Yes, I made a statement that I believe to be...

    Yes, I made a statement that I believe to be true. I live my life as if my faith is true. If I did not believe it to be true I would live my life differently. There are a number of reasons as to why...
  3. Faith is a gift from God. Our intellect and...

    Faith is a gift from God. Our intellect and ability to reason can lead us to believe in God. But to truly have faith, that is to act and live our lives for our creator, is a gift. One must pray for...
  4. Question: Is it a sin

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    I do not worship the Church either. I do...

    I do not worship the Church either. I do recognize the authority that she has been given by Christ through the Apostles. For that reason I am Catholic. However, one does not need be Catholic to...
  5. Question: Is it a sin

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    Here are a few paragraphs from the CATECHISM OF...

    Here are a few paragraphs from the CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH that helps give light to understanding the sin of masturbation.

    2351 Lust is disordered desire for or inordinate enjoyment of...
  6. Question: The Book

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    That is why I pointed out the context of the...

    That is why I pointed out the context of the verses. It's the sixth month of Elizabeths pregnancy. Not the sixth month of the year.
  7. Question: The Book

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    I believe in the context of these verses, the...

    I believe in the context of these verses, the sixth month refers to the sixth month of Elizabeth's pregnancy.

    Luke 1: 24-28
    [24] After these days his wife Elizabeth conceived, and for five...
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    Yes, it is nice to see some facts being...

    Yes, it is nice to see some facts being presented. There can be no doubt that there were real eye witnesses to the life of Christ.
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    There are just to many writing of the first...

    There are just to many writing of the first century about Christ to think that he did not exist.
    Early Christian Writings: New Testament, Apocrypha, Gnostics, Church Fathers

    Proving that Jesus...
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    That was a post De Maria. I was thinking...

    That was a post De Maria.

    I was thinking about God giving us free will. The choice to be obedient or not.
    It gives more glory to God to be able to freely choose to love and serve Him, rather...
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    I would agree. If there is life on other planets....

    I would agree. If there is life on other planets. They would be created by God. We don't know if they are created in God's image. We don't know if they fell into sin an so forth.
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    In my opinion, sexual relations should be between...

    In my opinion, sexual relations should be between a married couple. The sexual act is a total self giving of each other and a confirmation of the covenant the couple makes in holy matrimony. I think...
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    Easter Greetings

    Happy Easter everyone.
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    Yes, even the Pope.

    Yes, even the Pope.
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    I just realised I forgot to add this link. ...

    I just realised I forgot to add this link.

    VATICAN Washing of the feet embodies the love of Jesus that purifies man - Asia News
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    Actually, it is a tradition that at the mass on...

    Actually, it is a tradition that at the mass on the Thursday before Easter, the celebrating priest will wash the feet of twelve men.
  17. This speak for it's self. How did Jesus give his...

    This speak for it's self. How did Jesus give his flesh and blood as food and drink? At the last supper.

    Mat 26:26-28 Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke it, and gave...
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    In the Latin Church, abstinence means refraining...

    In the Latin Church, abstinence means refraining from eating the meat from mammals or fowl, and soup or gravy made from them. Fish is allowed. Traditionally, the laws of abstinence apply to all aged...
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    I like the idea of uniforms over "anything they...

    I like the idea of uniforms over "anything they want." The anything they want opens the door for too much immodesty. Kids have a hard enough time concentrating on the school work as it is.

    I have...
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    Beautifully said!

    Beautifully said!
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    I had a Catholic wedding and didn't have to pay...

    I had a Catholic wedding and didn't have to pay anything. We gave some money, but then a priest should be given something for his service.
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    The word Lent is not used, but what we do during...

    The word Lent is not used, but what we do during lent is. Such as alms giving, Fasting, and prayer.
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    You may believe what you wish to believe. I am...

    You may believe what you wish to believe. I am not judging anyone. However this song is not in-line with Christian doctrine and should not be used in worship. That's all I am saying.
  24. Question: 1 or 3?

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    The Athanasian Creed gives a solid explanation of...

    The Athanasian Creed gives a solid explanation of the Trinity.


    Athanasian Creed
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    Yes let's break it down. Imagine there's no...

    Yes let's break it down.


    Imagine there's no Heaven
    It's easy if you try
    No hell below us
    Above us only sky
    Imagine all the people
    Living for today
  26. Cardinal Newman said many things before he became...

    Cardinal Newman said many things before he became Catholic, and after. Will you please provide a reference?
  27. Something that I will often do is look at what...

    Something that I will often do is look at what the early Christians understood about various matters. It should not be ignored that the early Christians understood apostolic succession and tradition....
  28. The statement "But we believe that we shall be...

    The statement "But we believe that we shall be saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, just as they will", was the conclusion of the "long debate". Yes, James decided to give further instruction...
  29. James' Judgement is based on what the Council had...

    James' Judgement is based on what the Council had already decided.
  30. Hold on there TJ3! I did not say that. And Nether...

    Hold on there TJ3! I did not say that. And Nether did the Council.

    Act 15:11 But we believe that we shall be saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, just as they will."

    The Jews and the...
  31. I think you are over looking the point of the...

    I think you are over looking the point of the council. Do Gentiles have to be circumcised to be saved? This is the answer to that question.

    Act 15:11 But we believe that we shall be saved...
  32. Why was the Council of Jerusalem convened? To...

    Why was the Council of Jerusalem convened? To decide if Gentiles needed to be circumcised. Paul did not just search the Scriptures alone.

    What was the decision of the council?
    Gentiles did not...
  33. I forgot to ask. What thread would this be?

    I forgot to ask. What thread would this be?
  34. After the long debate Peter got up and spoke....

    After the long debate Peter got up and spoke. James in his remarks refers to what Peter had said.

    Well, I have to get to bed. You may have the last word for to night if you like.
  35. I agree that they fell silent to listen to Paul...

    I agree that they fell silent to listen to Paul and Barnabas tell about the great signs God has done. Thanks for pointing that out.

    However, I still disagree that the decision is James' and not...
  36. Yes, James was the Bishop of Jerusalem. It would...

    Yes, James was the Bishop of Jerusalem. It would be proper for James to give the closing remarks. But again, Peter announced the decision.
  37. The discussion about the primacy of Peter is...

    The discussion about the primacy of Peter is interesting and all, however I still haven't seen how this answers the question of how Sola Scriptura is supported by scripture alone.
  38. You must be referring to Galatians. Paul was...

    You must be referring to Galatians. Paul was correcting Peter about behavior, not doctrine. It is interesting to note also in Acts, that Paul was among those who fell silent at the Council of...
  39. Of course Jesus is the ultimate head of the...

    Of course Jesus is the ultimate head of the church. That does not mean then, that Jesus did not leave a visible head. That visible head was Peter. Again this is not an ether/or. It is not just ether...
  40. Question: Orignal Sin

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    I would not want to rule out baptism of desire....

    I would not want to rule out baptism of desire. If a person has the desire to be baptized, but is unable, I believe this person could still be saved. Perhaps the phrase "may not be saved" is...
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    We are on the same page. This is at the heart...

    We are on the same page.

    This is at the heart of many of the divisions between Christians today. I know the Bible is the Word of God because I recognize the authority of the early church to make...
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    The Word of God.

    Why do we Christians believe the Bible is the word of God?
    Is it necessary for a written document to be clamed by the writer as inspired, to be considered Scripture? Or are there other criteria...
  43. Question: Catholic Myths

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    Thanks Rick. For a second there I thought I was...

    Thanks Rick. For a second there I thought I was losing it.
  44. Question: Catholic Myths

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    Here are a couple of sites that I frequent. ...

    Here are a couple of sites that I frequent.

    www.scripturecatholic.com
    NEW ADVENT: Home
    Vatican: the Holy See




    Yes Sir,
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    I'm not saying the Packers are going to win. Just...

    I'm not saying the Packers are going to win. Just thinking that many people might be rooting for them if their team gets nocked off. It goes without saying that the Pats are the best team in football.
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    On the list of "if my team doesn't win the...

    On the list of "if my team doesn't win the Superbowl then I hope (name team) will win." It seems the Packers would come up a lot.
  47. Hi Tj3 It seems to me that the Old Testament...

    Hi Tj3

    It seems to me that the Old Testament prohibitions were against sorcery, witchcraft, the conjuring of the dead, seeking counsel of the dead, or trying to bring back the dead. In Luke, we...
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    I wasn't disagreeing with you or anything. Just,...

    I wasn't disagreeing with you or anything. Just, you know, putting my two cents in for what ever it's worth. :)
  49. Catholics believe the saints are alive in Heaven....

    Catholics believe the saints are alive in Heaven. In a way, more alive than we are here on Earth. We ask our family and friends to pray for us who are living with us. We also ask those who have gone...
  50. Question: Pray

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    I will remember you in my prayers.

    I will remember you in my prayers.
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