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    Mormonism retention rates

    This is not intended to be a debate thread, but I heard something interesting that I wanted to ask the Mormons here about: I saw a YouTube interview with two Mormon missionaries, and the interviewer said that only half of youth raised in Mormonism still practice the religion as adults. For...
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    Baptism

    Forgive me but I think John 3 & 4 talk about the disciples baptizing: (John 3:22) After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized. (John 3:26) And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond...
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    My Father in law

    I am very sorry to hear about your loss 4Him - I will keep him in my prayers.
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    Sacred Tradition

    Oh no, far be it from me to break the rules - I apologize if it sounded that way. God bless!
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    Sacred Tradition

    A a spectator here who is neither Catholic nor Protestant (and therefore not debating either side), I need help understanding - how I can be assured that you're right about what's "biblical" or "unbiblical"? You might answer "Because I have the Holy Spirit", but Romish and Mysterium also say...
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    Sacred Tradition

    I'm not going to debate because I'm not Catholic and that would be against the rules, but hopefully it'll be alright if I ask a quick question: How can a person be *sure* they have the Holy Spirit? (I only ask because everyone on CARM seems to say they have the Holy Spirit, yet many people here...
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    Who Decided on the Books in the New Testament Canon?

    Exactly. If the Church fathers got it wrong when they canonized the Apocrypha in 397, then we've been using the wrong Bible for the majority of Christianity (1,100 years). And if the ECF's made one error, who's to say they didn't make more? The only way this whole thing works is if there's an...
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    Who Decided on the Books in the New Testament Canon?

    Also: You could also see that this claim isn't true by looking at any of the 700+ year old Bibles in which the Apocrypha books were always present. Here are just two examples I found in a 5-minute Google search: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parc_Abbey_Bible (1148 A.D.) "The Bible was...
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    Who Decided on the Books in the New Testament Canon?

    I'm afraid that's not true. Here's the text from the Council of Carthage in 397AD (which Theophilos mentioned) first in Latin and then in English: 6 [Placuit] ut praeter Scripturas canonicas nihil in Ecclesia legatur sub nomine divinarum Scripturarum. Sunt autem canonicae Scripture: Genesis...
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    Who Decided on the Books in the New Testament Canon?

    Each individual man can have his own opinions. The ecf Eusebius even rejected books that all of Christianity now considers canonical. And that's why we don't dare go with the opinions of one man alone - it's too dangerous. But when the whole Church speaks in council, the matter is settled.
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    Permission Denied

    I'm not Catholic myself, but here's how I understand their reasoning: "Communion" comes from the Latin words "com-" (with) and "unio" (union) - so it means "union with". If a person not in union with the Catholic church (and all that it teaches), it wouldn't make sense to do something that says...
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    The confession heard 'round the world!

    I don't think that's correct - the Council of Carthage defined the canon in 397, which the Orthodox have used ever since: Latin text of the Council: 16 [Placuit] ut praeter Scripturas canonicas nihil in Ecclesia legatur sub nomine divinarum Scripturarum. Sunt autem canonicae Scripture...
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    The confession heard 'round the world!

    You said: A) He counted them as NT books B) He allowed people to exclude them from the Canon It can't be both ways: he can't say they were part of the New Testament and also not 100% essential (and if he did think they were 100% essential, he wouldn't let people choose). Scripture is, in...
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    The confession heard 'round the world!

    I'm not sure that it would make a difference - Luther wrote both. I'm not trying to argue that one or the other "obscures Christ", I'm just making the point that he wrote Mary was an ever-virgin (which is clear in the document). The German doesn't contradict the Latin, and both were written by...
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    The confession heard 'round the world!

    Exactly - I've seen what Luther wrote in the Smalcald Articles: Jesus "was born from the always-virgin Mary" (ex Maria sempervirgine nasceretur). While the four were inside the physical book binding of the Lutherbibel he did not number them with the Scriptures, as can be seen here. And before...
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