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    THE Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist

    Before you duck Jesus' plain teaching, kindly address the actual text and the reasons given for real presence. The early church took for granted that the those born again regularly partook of the Eucharist to experience Christ's presence.
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    THE Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist

    John is the only gospel of the 4 to omit Jesus' explanation of the Communion bread and wine at the Last Supper. That's because John chooses to relocate His teaching about Holy Communion in 6:53-58. Here are the key verses: ''Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son Man an...
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    How was the NT compiled?

    First century Antioch was the place where believers were first designated "Christians" and "Catholics." These 5 facts require confidence in Catholic tradition as the basis for forming an inspired biblical canon: (1) There is no Jewish consensus on a fixed OT canon in the first century. (a) Jude...
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    MY LIFE JOURNEY THROUGH THE LENS OF CHARISMATIC AND PARANORMAL EXPERIENCES

    (13) I was returning home to Winnipeg, Canada for Christmas vacation from Princeton Seminary. My parents and brother (then a Med school student) had attended a healing service led by Rev. Hart at an old rescue mission. Rev. Hart exercised the word of knowledge together with the gift of...
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    How to Authentically Speak in Tongues

    A simpler way to distill my advice is to long for the transforming power of the gift of tongues, then set your request aside to instead passionately seek the Giver rather than the gift. As tears fill your eyes as you get ever more lost in praise, your words increasingly feel inadequate to...
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    How to Authentically Speak in Tongues

    Your penchant for using ad hominems is a sad ploy to distract from what Paul actually teaches, teaching that threatens your simplistic preconceptions. You should realize that the vertical pronoun is needed in personal testimonies. God will hold you accountable for your judgmental spirit that...
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    How to Authentically Speak in Tongues

    First, I thought I was alone in the amphitheater when the Spirit fell on me. Second, at most 3 Christians drifted in to watch my miraculous Spirit outpouring unfold. Interpretation need not accompany prayer tongues (See 1 Cor. 14:4; 14:28; cp. Acts 10:44-47; 19:2-6). Paul's requirement of...
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    Babbling Against Tongues

    I just explained how in my how to thread, but you apparently lack reading comprehension. Notice how Mik openly defies God's Word by disrespecting Paul's desire that we ALL speak in tongues (1 Cor. 14:5) and by treating a gift of the Holy Spirit as junk! Mik, Paul thanks God that he speaks in...
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    How to Authentically Speak in Tongues

    No, the camp meeting service had been dismissed and we were invited to come forward to pray at the altar. After a while, I was the only one left at the altar and was fervently seeking God's face, when I felt a mighty wind on the face and was wonderfully overpowered by the Spirit. Spectators...
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    Babbling Against Tongues

    Your patronizing comment displays both (1) a reading comprehension problem and (2) a misunderstanding of what Paul means by "pray in the Spirit." (1) Your need to read more carefully is demonstrated by your false assumption that I am restricting praying in the Spirit to speaking in tongues...
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    How to Authentically Speak in Tongues

    A future post will explain why most initiations into speaking in tongues just produce babble that is of the flesh. But my OP will identify 3 proven principles for genuine glossolalia. Admittedly, the Holy Spirit cannot be limited to a specific operation formula. For example, when I was...
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    Correlation between Education and Evolution

    You can believe man is a product of a baboon convention if you want to, but I'd rather know the Rock of Ages than the ages of the rock. Dem evilutionists are educated beyond their intelligence. Amen? But I'd rather be a fool on fire than a scholar on ice. Amen? ' Cause it's easier to cool...
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    Babbling Against Tongues

    Critics of speaking in tongues have no good answer to these 5 points: (1) Paul's command to "pray in the Spirit" is fulfilled by striving to speak in tongues. 2 points establish this teaching: (a) Paul commands us to "pray in the Spirit (Eph. 6:18)" and speaking in tongues is the only form of...
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    Thomas Didymas is back (introduction)

    You do realize that your real name is Judas as in "Didymus Judas Thomas (so Gospel of Thomas 1:1)? "Thomas" (Aramaic) and "Didymus" (Greek) are just nicknames both meaning "twin") given by Jesus to distinguish this Judas from the others in His life. One of Jesus' quirks is to give lots of...
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    Why Don't Christians Pray to the Saints?

    Why do Catholics pray to saints? For at least these 5 reasons: (1) Because 2 deceased saints, Jeremiah and Onias the high priest, appeared to Jewish freedom fighter, Judas ,Maccabaeus in a vision to let ;him know they were praying for him and that their prayerful intervention would secure a...
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