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How Does Mary Make Us More Christian?

Q) Patrick, How does Mary make us more Christian? A greater love for Mary is the natural result of becoming more Christian. Are men not better husbands when they come to love what their bride loves? Do people not love … Continue reading

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Bible Ninja Answers a Catholic about the Protestant Church of Christ

Non-Catholic Christians, I often answer questions for Catholics, too! Which Bible Version Does the Protestant Church of Christ Use? …and… How Do Catholics View Mary in Light of Mark 3:20,21—in How Jesus’ Family Thought He Had Lost His Mind? These … Continue reading

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One Reason Protestant Church of Christ-ers Don’t Love Mary

Protestant Church of Christ-ers, I explained in my last essay about Marriage and sex how Luther infects Protestant Church of Christ theology in regards to its confusion about Marriage, but even though Luther undeniably had a love for Mary, his … Continue reading

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Marriage and Sex, Part 8. A Foundational Protestant Assumption

Many Fundamentalists enjoy two of Christianity’s seven sacraments of grace: Baptism and Matrimony. Those who are baptized are part of the Christian Church, though not in full communion with her; and Catholicism affectionately recognizes their status as brothers and sisters … Continue reading

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Marriage and Sex, Part 7. “Annulment Is Divorce”

There is one last popular attack that Rudd, to his credit, did not repeat in his essay: Fundamentalism’s allegation that “annulment is divorce.” I suspect Rudd knows his own sect is actually quite diverse on issues of divorce, and any … Continue reading

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Marriage and Sex, Part 6. “Scandal”

Most of this blog is about principles and nuanced theology; its subjects require some reasoned attention to determine the merits of the Protestant Church of Christ’s attack on Catholic theology. The subject of scandal, however, is not theological; nor does … Continue reading

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Marriage and Sex, Part 5. Celibacy Is “Satanic Doctrine”

Rudd’s fourth argument for the Catholic Church’s “flawed, incomplete, and destructive” understanding of Marriage is titled, “Prohibition against church leaders marrying is a satanic doctrine” [sic]. Rudd continues: IV. Prohibition against church leaders marrying is a satanic doctrine: [sic]

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