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Continuing the Apostles' Creed series. This is an Ecumenical thread. Please observe the guidelines of the Religion Moderator.

PS. Many faiths say this exact Apostles' Creed either in their services or otherwise.....thus, I believe it is an Ecumenical thread.

1 posted on 06/07/2008 8:27:49 PM PDT by Salvation
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The three different parts of the Communion of Saints.

Those members on earth comprise the Church Militant; those in heaven, the Church Triumphant; those in purgatory, the Church Suffering.

2 posted on 06/07/2008 8:28:38 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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OK, just a summary:

All Christians are saints - the New Testament has many, many, many such references.  The Bible forbids any attempt to communicate with the dead, including dead saints.  The communion of the saints is the communion of the living.  There is no reference in the New Testament to any communion with the dead.

No such place as purgatory exists, so no one is there.

5 posted on 06/08/2008 1:35:27 PM PDT by Celtman (It's never right to do wrong to do right.)
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