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    actually the four marks of the Church. These four marks summarize the Church’s features and mission and accomplish this through the help and guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is our duty as baptized Catholics to live out these marks every day. Now, the Church never said it would be easy, but they do give us great role models, the saints, who can help show us how to make these marks visible to the world. An example of a saint would be St. John Baptist De La Salle. St. John Baptist De La Salle was a priest who was born into a wealthy family, who lived out the marks of the Church while following his vocation to start schools and educate both poor and rich children with their education being rooted in faith. He originally started schools in Reims, France, but even after his death his institution– Lasallian Brothers– has spread out around the world. The first thing that needs clarification before we begin looking at how De La Salle lived…

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    Catholic Church Comparison

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    000 Christian organizations (Jacobsen 7). I attended a mass at St. John 's Catholic Church and a service at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, and the similarities and differences that I observed were extremely intriguing. Both services recite similar prayers, like the Nicene Creed and Our Father, and they celebrate the Eucharist during mass. While the Orthodox Church is demographically Greek, the Catholic Church represents a large white population, and they both show incredible…

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    Particularly, the church is called by Jesus to assure we stand together, and that all people have human dignity and equality. Throughout history, the church has been challenged to combat injustices, and yet today, this is still…

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    Hammett and Duesing both do a good describing their perspectives on the marks of a true church. Hammett lists that the true marks of a church are oneness, holiness, catholicity and apostolicity. This sounds like the Acts 2:42 church which we see the emerges of the local church. “Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.”(oneness, holiness, apostolicity) Acts‬ ‭2:41‬ ‭NIV‬‬ “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and…

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    Why Is Barnabas Important

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    Chapter Six BARNABAS When the Church at Antioch of Syria, consisting mostly of Greeks, came to the attention of the elders at Jerusalem, they chose Barnabas to visit the church there and report on the Lord’s work in that area. Barnabas is first introduced in Acts chapter four. At that time, a great need had developed concerning the poor Christians in the Jerusalem church. The other Christians, who had possessions, sold what they could afford and gave the money to the apostles to be…

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    Jack and Mark are starting their high school careers and they want to play football together. Jack is tall and he also has gigantic hands. Jack does not like talking to people he does not know. Mark is also tall but he is built bigger than Jack. Jack goes to church but Mark does not go. Jack and mark are both fourteen. Jack wants to play football and Mark also wants to play football. Jack and Mark both tried out to be a quarterback. Mark did not like that Jack was going to play at the same…

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    St. Mark Symbolism

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    St. Mark was born in Cyrene, Libya (but his of birth unknown). He died in April,25 68 AD, his was executed. His full name is Luke the Evangelist. He travelled with saint barnabas on many religious missions which he founded the church in alexandria, Egypt. St.Mark was his original name was John and his surname is Mark. St.Mark lived in a native country of the North Africa. Mark accompanied St.Paul and St.Barnabas who was his cousin or uncle, on their mission to Cyprus but he left them at…

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    The church is both the body and the bride of Christ; this idea consists of materiality and unity. The church contains four marks and the people must bear these marks of the church both visibly and in the body. The church is one and unified, though this may be hard to grasp considering all the fragments in the church. The church receives holiness, the second mark, because of Christ’s sacrifice. Church is catholic, meaning that it is universal and whole. The fourth and final mark is apostolicity;…

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    through history I see something quite different has taken place. There were different defensive reasons that were taken into consideration as to why writings were separated from other writings and placed into the “New Testament” canon. The first defense was from legalism which was quickly handled by Paul as described in the New Testament. This was followed by the church fathers defense against Gnosticism. These heresies needed to be addressed swiftly, especially after Marcion created the first…

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    Early Authorship

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    He exhorts the church to follow the ‘decrees’ of the apostles implying that his audience had access to the decrees themselves. Irenaeus (AD 130–200) declared that “It is not possible that the Gospels can be either more or fewer in number than they are… it is fitting that she should have four pillars…” (Against Heresies, XI, 8). Justin Martyr (AD 100-165) refers to the gospels as the ‘memoirs’ of the apostles and quotes the gospels when he quotes the memoirs. they spake in mockery the words…

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