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Denominations: Catholic Church (Part 3)

Beliefs and Practices 1.  Original Sin The Catholic Church teaches that children are born in sin.  Catechism of the Catholic Church reads, “Born with a fallen nature and tainted by Original Sin, children also have need of new birth in … Continue reading

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Impaled on a Torture Stake or Crucified on a Cross?

Jehovah’s Witnesses do not believe that Jesus was crucified on a cross.  They believe that it is more accurate to say that he was impaled on a torture stake.  (1) The New World Translation translates the noun (stauros) “torture stake.”  … Continue reading

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3 Corinthians, Laodiceans, and 3 Peter

Some have worried themselves over whether there are some books missing from the New Testament canon. Three books in particular have been called into question. A Previous Epistle In 1 Corinthians 5:9 Paul writes, “I wrote to you in my epistle … Continue reading

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Jesus: The Fish

You’ve seen the fish symbol.  Sometimes it is on the leather covering of someone’s Bible.  Sometimes it is found affixed to the rear of someone’s automobile.  You’ve seen it; but, what does it mean?  Where did this symbol come from? … Continue reading

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The Last Verses of Mark (Mark 16:9-20)

“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned” (Mark 16:15-16). Do these verses belong in the Bible?  Are … Continue reading

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ETHICS: Life (Part 3)

Definition: “Abortion” in this study does not refer to spontaneous abortions (miscarriages) or accidental abortions. The word in this study refers to the voluntary termination of pregnancy. Abortion is common around the globe. Since Roe v. Wade decision (Jan. 22, … Continue reading

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