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Denominations: Reformed/Presbyterian Church (Part 2)

Name The name “Reformed Church” has its origin in the reformation.  “Originally, all of the Reformation churches used this name (or the name Evangelical) to distinguish themselves from the “unreformed” or unchanged, Roman Catholic Church.  After the great controversy among … Continue reading

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Denominations: Anglican and Episcopal Churches (part 2)

Authority 1.  The Bible “The Bible is acknowledged as the ‘ground’ on which any expression of Christian faith must be founded” (A Building With Foundations, anglicancommunion.org).  “Holy Scripture containeth all things necessary to salvation: so that whatsoever is not read … Continue reading

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Denominations: Lutheran Church (Part 2)

Name The name Lutheran appears to have first been used by Catholic opposition.  One Lutheran source says, “It is a mistake if it is believed that Lutherans took this name for themselves.  History reports to us instead that they were … Continue reading

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World Religions: Judaism

Judaism is the smallest of the five major world religions: Christianity; Islam; Hinduism; Buddhism; Judaism (A World religion is an internationally widespread religion – Wikipedia).  It numbers almost 14 million (Largest Religions in the World, worldatlascom).  Most of these live … Continue reading

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Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage (Paul: 1 Corinthians 7, Part 5)

“But… as the Lord has called each one, so let him walk” (1 Corinthians 7:17). These next several verses (v. 17-24, 26) return us to the general principle: Do not divorce your non-Christians mate (cf. v. 13-14).  Paul has just … Continue reading

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In The News: What Will Future Homes Look Like?

Some months ago, (this article was first written in February 2006) there was a big push for America to recognize homosexual marriage.  The mayor of San Francisco was licensing and performing such marriages, defying the state.  The Commonwealth of Massachusetts … Continue reading

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The Unpardonable Sin

I was studying with an eighty-seven year old woman.  She was a Methodist, who had never been baptized in the right way, or for the right reason.  She wanted to be, and later would be, but at this point she … Continue reading

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Ethics: Sex (Part 2)

America’s view of homosexuality has radically changed through the years. Did you know that at Valley Forge Lieut. Enslin was court-martialed for attempting sodomy with a soldier, John Monhort? George Washington wrote that he “approves the sentence with abhorrence and detestation … Continue reading

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