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Praying to the Saints IS Praying to Christ

Objections to the practice of praying to the saints come in a few different forms, from the extreme of calling it idolatry to a mild discomfort that one is not “going directly to Christ.” But what all of them seem … Continue reading

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Do Protestants Believe in the Infallibility of the Church?

Here is something I’ve been thinking about lately. Do Protestants view a “great apostasy” a la Mormonism as a possibility for Christ’s Church? If not, then it seems that there is at least some sense in which Protestants believe Christ’s … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Infallibility & Inspiration

As I’ve been thinking more about the issue of Church infallibility, I realized that a lot of apparent disagreements probably come down to confusion over the meaning of the term infallibility as opposed to inspiration. But in Catholic theology these … Continue reading

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What is Modesty?

For whatever reason, modesty has become something of an “issue” for conservative Christians (and Catholics in particular) lately. But there’s a problem with the way that it is often discussed. Modesty isn’t about “covering up” or other sorts of clothing … Continue reading

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Sola Scriptura: Part 2

This is Part 2 in a series. Part 1 is located here. Advocates of sola scriptura often speak as if the Apostles* wrote the New Testament and, having achieved their purpose, promptly keeled over so that the Church could get … Continue reading

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Who Speaks for God?

In the recent discussion of sola scriptura, Preston objected to the idea of Church infallibility as follows: Jesus says the Comforter will come and reveal to all. Therefore, the weight of interpretation can not be given alone to a small … Continue reading

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Mary the New Eve – John 19

So far, I’ve discussed the concept of Mary the New Eve in relation to Genesis, Revelation 12, and the Wedding at Cana. But wait, there’s more! John 19 25 Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, … Continue reading

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