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IS HELL BEARABLE?

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It has been recorded as matter of illustration, encounters with people in the afterlife. Examples of Lazarus and the Rich Man (Luke 16:19-31), or the angels condemned already (Luke 8:26-33) but that refuse to stay in their place of punishment.
In both cases, the conversation seems intelligent to a high degree, even in the case of humans, like the Rich Man or prophet Samuel at Endor (1Samuel 28:8-25), which makes you think if the spirits of the condemned, are really in a place of torment.
From all stories told to us in the NT, we can gather two places, as it says Luke 16. A place of punishment and a place of reward. However, these places are not what we understand as Hell or Heaven as such.
The answer is that Hell, as the ultimate place of punishment, does not exits yet, therefore, the people who lie in it at the moment, do not experience the fulness of their punishment which will be accomplished only after the Great White Throne of Judgement, in the last Day (Revelation 20:11-15).
This …

THROUGH PREACHING AND MIRACLES

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After the Second World War, our countries in Latin America, were flooded by hundreds of migrants that came over to search for a new life of hope. They brought with them many great things, like money, customs, and looks that were not original from this part of the world; and settled here, to be made part of the future of these countries.
Some came with strong Christian beliefs, others came as current atheists, whit their classical view over every aspect of life, which ended up creating rejection for most of their political agendas and equalizing government.
But what all this caused in the end, it was a reformulation of traditional Christianity, and their application in all sorts of life in our existence.
In reality, we were not meant to leave them unattended, but to provide them with all the necessary help they needed to cooperate in the development of our countries. Now, these nations have reached a certain level of progress that almost equals to those countries that once upon a time se…

IS THE DOCTRINE OF THE PRE-TRIBULATION SECRET RAPTURE CORRECT?

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Modern American Evangelical teaching holds that the living Church will be taken away from the Earth by the power of God, prior to the Great Tribulation. This will occur, it is thought, before the Second Coming of Jesus to Earth, sometime before or during the reign of the Antichrist, and before Jesus is visible to humanity. It is said to be secret, because will only affect the faithful believers, who will be translated to a heavenly place to meet up with Jesus and return with Him in Glory during the Parousia.
There are three main reasons given as support of this theory:
1 – THE SAINTS WILL BE TRANSFORMED AND ELEVATED IN THE AIR TO MEET JESUS
“For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.” 1Thessaloni…

THE NEED TO CONGREGATE

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THE PROBLEM
Often we have encountered Christian brethren that have stopped assisting to Church and to worship in community with other fellow Christians. Most of these people allege to have suffered some sort of abuse or disenchantment with the way they were treated in the congregations they assisted originally. They, without being expelled from the local Church, chose to stop assisting in order to live a life in solitude, while still reading the Bible, praying and even watching religious programs through the media, which they consider to be enough for a healthy spiritual life in communion with God.
As justified as it may appear those claims, the decision to isolate it is not the correct one according to the spiritual advice of Scripture.
CHRISTIANITY IS NOT A PHILOSOPHY
Christianity is not just a philosophical theory that can be adopted and lived out in everyday life individually. Christianity is a religion, and like any other religion, it has a mystical aspect and a physical reality at…

RECOMMENDATIONS TO HANDLE LAWS THAT FORCE MINISTERS TO VIOLATE CONFESSIONAL CONFIDENTIALITY

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A foretaste of things to come has arrived to the Christian Church in Australia. Secular power has demanded under legislation that all Christian Ministers who hear Confessions; a practice carried out by Catholics, Orthodox, Coptics, Assyrians, Anglicans, Lutherans and even marginal groups like the Mormons; are under obligation to break confessional confidentiality, and denounce their own parishioners, when they encounter a repentant paedophile in confession.

Even though, the confidentiality of Confession is not expressly mentioned in the Bible, this confidentiality is an essential part of the practice of Confession.
In John 20:23, Lord Jesus gave power to the Apostles, to absolve and retain sins on individuals, by conferring upon them, the same authority to forgive sins He Himself had (Luke 5:24; John 20:21-23). However, Lord Jesus never stipulated a specific manner to do it, and not as the only via of forgiveness in the Christian Church.
The Power of the Keys, given to Peter and the A…

WHY IS FORNICATION A SIN

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Fornication was forbidden by God not due to a capricious decision of his, or due to a morbid desire to see us battle a natural impulse He made us with; but out of love and concern for us.
SEXUAL DESIRE
Humans were created with the capacity to feel sexual desire to facilitate intimacy and procreation.Without this, it would have been impossible for a man and a woman to get close to each other physically and emotionally, impossible to procreate and form families, and therefore impossible for civilization and progress to exist.
In its original state, sexual desire was under the control of the will. Even though it could have been aroused by the opposite sex, the faculty to accept or reject intercourse was perfectly under human control.
After the Fall, humanity lost control of its faculties, and became enslaved to them; being dragged from place to place by its own impulses. (Titus 3:3)(Romans 6:12, 17-18)
WHAT HAPPENS IN FORNICATION
When fornication occurs, the powers of procreation and intimac…

PROTESTANT MATRIMONY IS VALID IN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

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TRINITARIAN PROTESTANT BAPTISM IN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHUCRCH

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FIVE SOLAE

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The Five Principles in Christianity that embodies the work of God in Jesus Christ and through the Holy Spirit in the Plan of Salvation for humanity and its cosmos.
SOLA SCRIPTURA
Upholds Sacred Scripture as divinely inspired and infallible, which alone contains all necessary things for salvation, and as a consequence, the ultimate authority above anything else on matters of faith, moral and customs.
Sola Scriptura does not imply that Scripture holds everything Jesus and the Apostles taught and did, but it does contain all things Jesus and the Apostles taught and did that are required for salvation in full.
Sola Scriptura does not exclude theological theories or practices born outside scripture scope, as long as they do not contradict the clear teaching of Scripture or are enforced as necessary for salvation.
Sola Scriptura does not exclude Patristics and Tradition. They are good and necessary to understand the context of Scripture, but they are not to be taken as doctrinally normative or …

WHAT IS TO PERVERT THE GRACE OF GOD

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In the letter of Judas, we find a serious warning of a certain kind of people and attitude that always has existed among bad elements of Christianity, and even more nowadays.
“For certain individuals whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord.” Judas 1:4
Perversion of God’s Grace is not exactly abuse of God’s Grace, but a more sinister distortion with a very high degree of destructing power, with a very convincing appearance of godliness.
WHAT IS THE PERVERSION OF GRACE
There are two main types of distortions of God’s Grace that have always affected the Church of Christ through history, but one is more dangerous than the other and it is necessary to distinguish them:
ABUSE OF GRACE: Consists in the irresponsible practice of sin, knowing that what it is being done is sinful, but it is committed all the same, under t…