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I am curious and I didn't know where to put this at within the mass of forums here.
Do all liturgical type churches read from the apocrypha/deuterocanonical books?
Having read a Catholic bible all these years, I am kinda overwhelmed by all the different versions of the bible. I have read a little from the NIV, I believe it is the 1984 version (was a while ago and can no longer find any copies of it), as well as a NKJV and the NRSV. I don't particularly have a favorite though and only one of those comes with any of the Apocryphal books.
I guess what I am trying to figure out is, if I am joining a liturgical church, do they put much emphasis on the apocrypha/deuterocanonical books or is reading a sixty-six book bible alright as well?...
Not that far away from a requirement!
Thousands Of Swedes Are Inserting Microchips Under Their Skin
"The only logical option" may be too strong a statement -- how about "the best logical option given all the texts".
some Christians say: "I find it very difficult to believe those who say they take all of the creation account in Genesis literally."
We know that in Genesis 1, God separates light from darkness. God calls one Day and the other Night. This is the 1st day of the 7 day creation week we find in Genesis 1-2:3 and summarized in legal code in Ex 20:11.
But some will complain that the luminaries of the sky (Sun, moon) have yet to be created at that point -- not created on day 1 so then the question is "How could God possibly know how to have a source of light other than the fusion reactions on...
Having very recently left Catholicism and I am getting much blow back from Catholics because I did. Lots of you're going to hell type comments and the Catholic church is the only church that Jesus is in or that he started. My favorites are that I left because of the scandals or the LGBT movement. I will say that I lean liberal in many things, but also conservative in others. I vote independent and not down party lines.
I left because I just don't agree with Catholicism and I was what they considered a cradle Catholic. I have been doing much research into Catholicism over the past few years, reading about the early church fathers and early Christianity and what I have come to realize is that the phrase, "history is written by the...
No matter what, I can’t shake this feeling of loneliness and insignificance when around ppl. It’s one thing to not be of this world and be rejected but it’s bad when you feel this way around beloved believers.
It’s not that I don’t try to connect. Been pushing myself more lately to talk, etc. But the end result is always the same. It’s agonizing to see other ppl have fun together and sharing a close bond.
Or how ppl have a significant other. Now for a while none of these things bothered me as I was more content in my own. Yet at the same time I knew I had to connect. I don’t know. It’s like establishing significant relationships become a rarity but the day. Especially as you get older. Most of the time it’s down to just small talk...
Ok thanks to the person who after my introduction told me about this area for asking my questions..via a link. Thank you love
1: My GoodNews bible (or the author of this translation) states amongst Jesus' words in brackets () where its said that "Jesus declared all foods are fit for consumption"
(Mark or Matthew I think...sorry for poor quotation as Im on a mobile phone and I find difficult to copy and paste at present...its the "it is not what goes into a man but which comes out which defile him" quote...seems different depending on what bible you have)
Is Jesus talking about the sin of unclean foods, or does it mean should anyone say with his mouth (which comes out of a man/mans mouth) that its ok to eat pork (ie he who tells a...
I am asking, have you been contacted by God WITH proofs given you through miraculous revelations? Scriptures speak of God personally revealing himself through personal contacts throughout history. And there were always miraculous revelations experienced by the people God communicated with in that personal way.
I once asked a woman soliciting donations for the pastor of a large Christian radio ministry, if that pastor had ever been personally contacted by God. The pastor's name I won't give out, but he is so famous most of you have heard of him. She, the pastor's fund raiser, got rather defensive, and said she didn't know if he had been or not, and she continued she would never ask him that question. I asked, why not? I cannot remember...
Texas police officer shoots woman to death inside her home
A Fort Worth police officer checking out a residence with an open door opened fire on a woman inside her home, killing her, authorities said.
The shooting early Saturday occurred less than two weeks after a police officer in nearby Dallas was found guilty of murder for fatally shooting a man in his home in 2018. In both cases the officers are white and the victims were African American.
In the Fort Worth shooting at 2:25 a.m. Saturday, authorities have the officer's body-camera footage.
If John dies around AD100, the Canon of scripture is closed and the gifts ceased, how come the church fathers continued to testify concerning deliverance and healings after that time?
110 A.D. Ignatius of Antioch, Clement of Rome, Didache
150 A.D.-180 A.D. Justin Martyr, Tatian, Theophilus
190 A.D.-210 A.D. Irenaeus, Melito of Sardis, Tertullian, Minucius Felix
230 A.D.-300 A.D. Origen, Lactantius
325 A.D. Eusebius
375 A.D. Cyril of Jerusalem