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PROFESSION. This word has several significations. 1. It is a public declaration respecting something. Code, 10, 41, 6.
     2. It i's a state, art, or mystery; as the legal profession. Dig. 1, 18, 6, 4; Domat, Dr. Pub. 1. 1, t. 9, s. 1, n. 7. 3. In the ecclesiastical law, it is the act of entering into a religious order. See 17 Vin. Ab. 545.

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I'd posit that unworthiness is not the primary focus and functions as a preparation for the central theme of the Roman centurion's very vocal profession of faith in Jesus' power to cure his "intimate servant" or "male lover," depending on how you choose to translate the pais or entimos doulos of the original Greek.
It concluded: "In light of our understanding of scripture and the Church's understanding of a credible profession of faith, it is clear same-sex couples are not eligible for communicant membership nor are they qualified to receive baptism for their children.
When Roger moved his membership to our church in 1988, he had previously made a profession of faith. However, several years ago, when all the predictions were being made about the end of the world, he came to me and said, "I want to make certain that I am saved." So, he shared that with the church.
The others are the profession of faith ('there is no God but Allah and Mohammed (PBUH) is his messenger'), the obligation to pray five times a day, charity, and the pilgrimage to Mecca.
'The wound will not heal as long as the knife keeps twisting," reads a profession of faith by four young Congolese and Rwandan artists trying to shatter stereotypes between the two neighbouring people of the Great Lakes region.
Further, parents promise to nurture their children in a family (both at home and in the church) informed by scripture and those baptized on their own profession of faith promise to continue allowing scripture to shape their lives.
The Mass will be in English, following the new translation of the third edition of the Roman Missal, while the Profession of Faith, to be led by the Pope, will be recited in the vernacular, Arada said.
During the Westgate attack, some of the victims were killed after the gunmen weeded out non-Muslims for execution by demanding they recite the Shahada, the Muslim profession of faith.
During the Westgate attack, some of the victims were killed after the gunmen weeded out non-Muslims for execution by demanding they recite the Shahada, the Muslim profession of faith. The Shebab has lost a series of key towns and ports to the AU force and Somalian government army, heralded as advances that would stem the militants' multi-million dollar business trading charcoal to Gulf countries.
Tie notes that Garrett's understanding of a believer's church, in which members enter into and are baptized upon their own profession of faith, is more conducive to the priesthood theme than a mixed membership where infants are baptized alongside the regenerate.
The people who wanted to be perceived as an Islamist group could not even say profession of faith, which was also confusing.
A black Al-Qaeda-style flag bearing the "Islamic profession of faith" had been planted on top of the tree.

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