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Jesus and Peter in Matthew’s Gospel.

Peter is the first disciple called by Jesus. Matt 4:18-19 18 As he was walking by the Lake of Galilee he saw two brothers, Simon, who was called Peter, and his brother Andrew; they were making a cast into the lake with their net, for they were fishermen. 19 And he said to them, 'Come …

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THE FOUNDATION OF THE CHURCH

Jesus names Simon “Cephas” which means “rock”. John 1:41-42 “41 The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother and say to him, 'We have found the Messiah' -- which means the Christ- 42 and he took Simon to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, 'You are Simon son of John; you are to be called Cephas' …

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The Scriptural Basis for the Church’s Social Teaching.

The Scriptural Basis for the Church’s Social Teaching.OLD TESTAMENT.Deut.15: 7:87 "If there is among you a poor man, one of your brothers, in any of your towns within your land which the LORD your God gives you, you shall not turn your eye away or shut your hand against your poor brother,8 but you shall …

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DOES JESUS TREAD ON PEOPLE’S SENSIBILITIES?

Matthew’s Gospel. 3:17 “'Repent, for the kingdom of Heaven is close at hand.'” 5:19  “19 Therefore, anyone who infringes even one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be considered the least in the kingdom of Heaven;” 5:22  “22 But I say this to you, anyone who is …

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Faith Alone, Eternal Assurance/Once Saved Always Saved and 1 John.

In 1 John we find considerable scriptural backing against the doctrines of “Faith Alone” and “Once Saved Always Saved” or “Eternal Assurance”. John makes it clear here that something additional to faith is required. That is to strive to live a life without sin, and if we do sin, to acknowledge our sins in order …

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