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    Concerning Enoch

    The Orthodox position is that the "Two Witnesses" in Revelations 11 will be Enoch and Elijah - they will return from wherever God has taken them (we don't know exactly), finish their earthly course since "it is appointed unto men once to die", and be resurrected.
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    Quitting the Habit

    Please correct me if I'm wrong but it seems both deaconesses and nuns exist: the Lutherans in Germany still have very traditional orders: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebstorf_Abbey Their official website has a page titled "What's life like in the Convent" (Wie lebt man im Kloster) and it...
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    Sunday of the Prodigal Son

    Verses from the Vespers service on the Sunday of the Prodigal: By Thy precious Cross, O Christ, Thou hast put the devil to shame. By Thy Resurrection, Thou hast blunted the sting of sin and saved us from the gates of death. We glorify Thee, O only-begotten One! O great wonder! The Creator...
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    Quotes from our Orthodox elders

    "Everyone who prays to God, 'Lord, give me humility' ought to know what he is asking for, i.e. that God send someone to mistreat him." -Dorotheos of Gaza "Understand the words of Holy Scripture by putting them into practice, and do not fill yourself with conceit by expatiating on theoretical...
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    Quitting the Habit

    Aren't you forgetting someone? ;) :D There are also Lutheran nuns, and even Methodist religious orders with a special habit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_order#Christianity
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    The Strange Way Modern Christians Communicate.

    YES, YESSS, YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS! ONE THOUSAND PERCENT! I joined CARM just over one month ago and have already decided to quit. Someone else told me over PM: "It's awfully demoralizing [on the forum] and I don't think I'll stay around much longer either." Jesus said, "Take My yoke upon you and...
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    Nobody truly believes that "The Bible means exactly what it says."

    I already replied to this. God is Love. You can't be love and still hate. I am going to exit this thread now because we are getting into absurdity. Ask any person in the world if you can love someone (say, your mom) and hate her at the same time. The resounding answer is "Of course not". This...
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    Salvation "by faith alone"

    Thank you Sep. I appreciate your answer.
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    Nobody truly believes that "The Bible means exactly what it says."

    Jesus Himself used questions to respond to people who asked for clarifications, as did Socrates. It was a perfectly legitimate discussion tool for them. But if you prefer a more straightforward answer, I have already stated: John says "God is love." First of all it's a powerful declaration to...
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    Salvation "by faith alone"

    Septextura, you'll have to explain; I honestly don't know what you're trying to say. I never claimed to be a righteous person, or to exceed the Pharisees - but I definitely don't think they were righteous either, and apparently neither did Jesus because He called them "children of Hell".
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    Nobody truly believes that "The Bible means exactly what it says."

    Then did God hate Esau more than He hated the people murdering His Son? He never said He hated them in the Bible, and Jesus clearly had compassion on them because Christ said to "Forgive them". Why, then, so much hatred for Esau and none for the people whipping / mocking / nailing spikes into...
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    Nobody truly believes that "The Bible means exactly what it says."

    It would seem to contradict what John tells us about God in his first letter: He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. (1 John 4:16)
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    Salvation "by faith alone"

    Absolutely - he had no righteousness. He was holding the coats of those who killed Christians (if not actively participating elsewhere). That would be a pretty low bar to meet (i.e. don't stone people to death)
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    Salvation "by faith alone"

    Given that the Pharisees didn't keep them at all, it should be a low hurdle, but I'm not that great a person so they're probably still ahead 😆
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    Nobody truly believes that "The Bible means exactly what it says."

    I agree that from a human standpoint it would be logistically difficult, but so is being born from a virgin without any male input :D
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    Salvation "by faith alone"

    I apologize, I should've been much clearer when making this thread - I was mainly looking for responses from the OSAS crowd, which I thought was the majority of evangelicals (and people here). "In the world you will have tribulation" (John 16:33) (not "might have" or "could have" but will...
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    Why Was This Omitted?

    I believe what Teresa is trying to ask is: Who are the "presbyteroi" in churches today and by what authority do they exercise control?
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    Salvation "by faith alone"

    Thank you for your response. Could you please elaborate - since many believe eternal salvation is assured after they say the "sinner's prayer" (once saved always saved), I assume you're talking about blessings in this life (on earth) - but that can't be the case either, because the Lord tells us...
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    Salvation "by faith alone"

    The New Testament gives Christians an overwhelming number of commands - they are mentioned throughout the Gospels, Paul's letters to other Christians, Acts, etc. A list of 1,050 New Testament Commands So, a few questions: If we can be saved regardless of what we do, why are we commanded to do...
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    THE Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist

    Just something y'all might find interesting - in ancient times (and even today in the Orthodox Church) the communion elements all come from one loaf of bread, and not many wafers as some churches do now. There are a few of these loaves in my freezer as I type - they're called a "prosphora" loaf...
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