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When your Rabbi feels you are ready for conversion, he will test you on the materials he gave you to study. or visit our site at: Arkansas Institute of Holy Land Studies There is no question that the church is debtor to Judaism for its main structure including such items as Messiah, Scripture, canon, liturgy, altar, pulpit, church offices, songs, offerings, the Lord's Supper, as well as baptism itself.

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Publisher: ALPHA; Original edition (March 6, 2012)

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