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#10446 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

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Questions Covered: 08:04 – I have a hard time with the Marian dogmas. Where in scripture is Mary’s perfection written out? 16:37 – I live in a nursing home and they have ecumenical services that have what they call a “eucharistic meal”. I go to the other denominations’ services to build community, but I don’t receive these “meals”. How can I explain to others why I don’t? 23:45 – My girlfriend is Evangelical and looking to convert. She’s having trouble with Matthew 1:25 where it says, “But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to their son”. Why is this said if Mary is a perpetual virgin? 35:07 – What is the proof of Mary’s assumption and incarnation? 44:44 – Why did Jesus have to die for our sins? …

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