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New here. In general I kind of could find most of the answers about Christian living but got stumbled on something I just don't know how to act.
My sister in law (non-believer) lives in Turkey and has I think 12 year old autistic son who is a fan of Islam, Quran, etc....I don't know how extreme though. She asked my wife (her sister) to order certain Islamic souvenir (about $20) here in US for her son which she can't buy in Turkey. My wife will be traveling and seeing her sister later this year.
So....I don't know how to act. So far options are:
1. Order the souvenir and give it as a gift.
2. Order the souvenir and ask for money later.
3. Ask her to order the souvenir herself and ship to our address. And give it to her whenever my wife...
i don't know why you do(or believe) these things, i would like to know how do you feel doing these works, and if you feel nearer to god working like this.
#transubstantiation (the conversion of the substance of the Eucharistic elements into the body and blood of Christ at consecration, only the appearances of bread and wine still remaining)
#mary and the saints as mediators between god and me.
#baptism since child
#penance for sins
#pope vicar of christ, infallibility of the pope
restored order of initiation
>sacraments of healing
penance and reconciliation
anointing of the sick
>sacraments of service
hello I wonder if I have done the unforgivable sin. I wanted to say I love the holy spirit but I said I love my holy spirit. I said it more ignorantly and accidentally because now I no longer know exactly how and what I said it and whether I really said it or thought it. I had read somewhere that the unforgivable sin is to claim that you are god or are better of god. I am now a little worried that I have done the unforgivable sin and I really do not want that I love God I love Jesus and the holy spirit. it seems like I said it in a disastrous and accidental way and I didn't mean it. I really love god so much. and i would never really believe that i am better than god.
There are two basic fundamental Christian experiences: the most important is obviously salvation, and then next is the baptism with the Holy Spirit. Nothing can be done to earn either one!
The 1st experience is when a person is baptized into the church, resulting in being “born again”
(it occurs when the Holy Spirit comes INSIDE). The 2nd experience is when a born-again person receives “the baptism with the Holy Spirit” (and this only occurs when the Holy Spirit
comes UPON a person) and the person is FILLED with the Holy Spirit.
The problem with accepting the reality of the 2 Holy Spirit baptisms is that churches today believe
so differently than the NT churches! Satan has been successful in deceiving the church about several things,...
What is our final authority for both faith and practice? The two most popular theories on this have been:
(1) Tradition (the church), for example the Magisterium of Catholic tradition.
(2) Sola Scriptura - the claim that Scripture is the only final authority on all major religious doctrines.
However, both views overlook the primacy of conscience, with conscience defined as a feeling of certainty as to what is morally right or wrong. If I feel certain that choice A is evil, and choice B is good, I shall opt for choice B. As I can find no exceptions to this rule, I cannot controvert it, hence it needs no proof (although I will provide some), it is thus self-evidently/tautologically true at all times, and therefore conscience is my...
Okay I've been married for 4 years now and my wife and I have been together for 5 years now. I'm in a toxic marriage and quite frankly I don't know what to do. I don't want to get a divorce because I made a life long commitment to her and besides, I think I'm the problem so why would I get a divorce from somebody where I'm the problem? Why is our marriage toxic? Several reasons. She's constantly bringing up things I did on the past. In the past, I admit I did not treat her right. See, I'm bipolar and I wasn't medicated when we met and for several years prior to that. So there was a lot of trust and abandonment issues back then. I've broken up with her several times during the first year of our relationship only to take her back again....
Background Matthew 24:29 previews the first verses of the sixth seal. Matthew 24:29 > Revelation 6:12-14.
Matthew 24: 29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
Revelation 6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; 13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. 14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were...
So this is a serious question. I am by all definitions a Christian and I've been a Christian for the last seven years almost now. I do worship the Triune God on a daily basis but my question is "is this worship polytheistic?"
We Christian's keep saying that God is one God in three distinct persons we also quote Genesis 1:26 in our defense of the trinity because God says "let us create mankind in our image" if God were not at least two persons in one God why would he say "let us create mankind in our image?" There are also other parts of the Old Testament that refers to God's spirit as a separate and distinct God (Ezekiel 36:26-27, Zekeriah 4:6). So one could argue that God at least two in one. But what about the numerous verses in the...
God is holy. Therefore, churches built on a platform of intellectual dishonesty are probably distancing themselves from His sanctifying revivals, healing graces and evangelistic unction.
Let's be honest, therefore, about the fact that we don't know what we're doing. We don't really know anything for sure, certainly not how to run a church.
Let us be especially honest about the fact that several popular doctrines are so problematical as to almost certainly be nonsense, case in point Sola Scriptura.
Sola Scriptura appears to be a logical absurdity that contradicts common sense and repudiates conversion. Evangelicals conveniently overlook this fact whenever they cite verses supposedly in favor of this 'doctrine' (if we even want to...
When Jesus institutes the Holy Eucarist at the Last Supper, He puts the bread in the hand of Judas, none of the other 11, then goes and spills His Blood on the Ccross, to complete the cup.
Then this concludes with the spilling of Judas' blood, which Judas wanted to avoid with his hanging rope but failed.
So, what is the meaning of the spilt blood of Judas?
I speculate, that the meaning is, that when you have rejected the Lord Jesus Christ, then you realize your error, but misused or forgot the Sacrament of the Eucharist, then you can spill your own blood, to get rid of all your impurities, and finally replace yours with the Blood of Jesus.