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    Does Oneness theology (Modalism) teach a "sock puppet" view of God's nature?

    Is the distinction of the Father and Son during the Incarnation one of nature or Person? If it is only of nature, then there is no interpersonal activity between "them" (and I can't even use the word "them" because it applies to two distinct persons), and the language that refers to...
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    Is Catholicism the Oldest Christian Faith?

    The word "father" is not being used in the sense that the Pope uses it. He is using it as an ecclesiastical title. Paul was simply saying that in a sense, he was Timothy's father because he taught the gospel to Timothy, and discipled him, and Timothy was representing him in some sense as a...
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    Is Catholicism the Oldest Christian Faith?

    I am accentuating the "alone" part. It really doesn't need to be there because many verses state that justification is by faith. It doesn't mention anything else. Therefore nothing else applies, including any type of merit. As I have noted, works do "justify" in the sense of vindicating the...
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    Does Oneness theology (Modalism) teach a "sock puppet" view of God's nature?

    You cannot maintain a coherent reading of Scripture with your theology, because you deny the distinct Personhood of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This renders any interpersonal activity between the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit incoherent. Interpersonal activity is demonstrated...
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    Is Catholicism the Oldest Christian Faith?

    What are you talking about ? Rome rejects that the righteousness of Christ is received by the believer by faith alone, and is the basis for their justification. Additionally, the Trinity is revealed by the Bible as truth. It is not naturally apprehended by the intellect. It is a matter of...
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    Is Catholicism the Oldest Christian Faith?

    If the claim is that the Roman Catholic Church is, in essence, the apostolic church, this is a false claim. It is one rogue bishopric who began to proclaim itself to be the ruling bishopric. Surely you must know that the apostolic church was composed of various bishoprics, and that Rome began...
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    Is Catholicism the Oldest Christian Faith?

    The If the claim is that the Roman Catholic Church is, in essence, the apostolic church, this is a false claim. It is one rogue bishopric who began to proclaim itself to be the ruling bishopric. Surely you must know that the apostolic church was composed of various bishoprics, and that Rome...
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    Is Catholicism the Oldest Christian Faith?

    As I have said, the Roman bishopric made bold claims concerning itself being the interpreters of Scripture that are false. Additionally, they claim that there is an Oral Law outside of the Bible which is necessary to understand Christianity. Jews claim the same thing by the way. Evangelical...
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    Is Catholicism the Oldest Christian Faith?

    Yes, and besides this apostolic succession is a false doctrine. There is no teaching in Scripture that affirms it. By the way, the Orthodox church claims a very similar thing in regards to Paul and their descent from him, as he was the primary evangelist in their areas. So, they claim their...
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    Are creeds, confessions, and theological language important?

    I would not disagree with Eastern Christianity if you have explained their position correctly, so I am sure there are evangelicals which hold the same view. I think there are pockets of Christians which hold another view, though, but I believe in eternal subordination. I don't think this is...
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    Are creeds, confessions, and theological language important?

    By the way, it has been my experience that individuals who disagree on essentials like the Trinity and the deity of Christ really aren't interested in reconciling with Christianity. They are wolves who want to attack believers and assimilate them if possible. They aren't interested in changing...
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    Are creeds, confessions, and theological language important?

    Well, the first question I would have is whether you agree that Jesus is fully God and fully glorified man. The second question I would ask is whether you believe the Trinity is a biblical doctrine. If a person denies either, they are not a Christian. There is no basis for agreement. I...
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    Is Catholicism the Oldest Christian Faith?

    The Roman bishopric was one of several bishoprics. The five major ones were Jerusalem, Antioch, Rome, Constantinople, and Alexandria. Rome claimed supremacy much later than the apostolic church. Their claims were not shared by the Orthodox churches, and a good understanding of church history...
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    Is Catholicism the Oldest Christian Faith?

    The Roman bishopric was one of several bishoprics. The five major ones were Jerusalem, Antioch, Rome, Constantinople, and Alexandria. Roman Catholicism does NOT have the original Christian doctrine. Regarding the number of Christian sects, some of them are cults that deny core Christian...
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    Are creeds, confessions, and theological language important?

    10 Things You Should Know about the Church’s Historic Creeds and Confessions by: Chad Van Dixhoorn 1. Creeds are honest. Honesty is the original impulse behind almost every statement of faith. Cults hide what they believe until you’re so far into the riptide that you can’t do anything about...