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Confirm, ratify, positively acknowledge as correct. One may affirm a statement in an affidavit.Witnesses may affirm that all testimony to be given will be true and accurate.

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For Hispanic Lutherans in particular, the Word made flesh in a mestizo and homeless Jew is both meaningful and affirming, for his life mirrors their own in so many ways.
Yes, by affirming the integrity and sanctity of committed adult, same-sex relationships General Synod acknowledges that these relationships, like many others, have the potential to reflect God's will (sanctification).
As recently as in the first edition of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1994), this traditional viewpoint is repeated, affirming "the right and duty of legitimate public authority to punish malefactors by means of penalties commensurate with the gravity of the crime, not excluding, in cases of extreme gravity, the death penalty" (no.