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Old 10-10-2018, 08:30 PM   #134
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Default Re: The Mormon Church is "The Church"?

Originally Posted by Evangelical View Post
My point is best seen by a question - what has the Coptic church done for your faith or anyone else you know in your community? What have they taught you that you did not know before? If we ask that question to 10 believers we know, I doubt many would even know what and where the Coptic church is.
Goodness, I don't think we know how much we today owe to Coptic versions of books of the Bible. In fact, the earliest we have of NT books is in Coptic, not Koine Greek.

Originally Posted by E
My point is that omitting such groups and others like them has no impact on Luther recovering salvation by faith alone.
So recovery is to go back to before the RCC kicked in salvation by works? But not back to the earlier days, when there were more than one way to salvation? Consider James, of Jerusalem, the brother of Jesus. He made Paul prove that he wasn't abolishing the law.

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