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Biblical Roots of the Domestic Church: New Testament

This is the second of four weekly installments on the Spirituality of the Domestic Church. See the first here.

In the first part of this article series, we looked at the Old Testament roots of the family as the domestic church. These, however, are only a foreshadowing of what would come in the time of Christ. Christ came to renew all things and to free man from slavery to his sin, for Moses had only established the ceremonial law as a pedagogue, or teacher, for the people of Israel (Galatians 3:24, RSV). Now, in the…

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Biblical Roots of the Domestic Church: Old Testament

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The family is experiencing grave oppression from society and the world….

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Up until now, the Church has always taught that contraceptive use in the marital act or any direct sex act as…

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