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Jan
25
comment Does Jesus ever claim to be God, or the son of God?
There's a question regarding "why not directly" at christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/42897/…
Jan
25
comment How do we know Jesus is God incarnate?
@dleyva3, I think it'll be good to edit the post to include a link to the oft-oft-asked implicit question: "Why doesn't Jesus 'directly' say that he is God (e.g. 'I am God')" christianity.stackexchange.com/q/42897/102
Jan
25
comment Why did Jesus not want to be known as the Messiah?
@Ana, Hmm, Mark 5:18-20 seems counter this answer. Elaboration of this comment at christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/1102/…
Jan
25
comment Why did Jesus not want to be known as the Messiah?
@a_hardin, I mean, Mark 5:18-20 is a counter-example to "even at trial Jesus does not state that he's God directly", and thus "come to the realization that he is the messiah on their own" does not seem like the reason for the messianic secret. I think warren, Richard, and Cheber is on the right track, that the reason is simply to stop premature death. (And at the trial, what Jesus muttered is akin to "Yes, you're right", which is ~100% clear and non-ambiguous as can be seen by the reaction it caused: Matthew 26:65-68).
Jan
23
comment Why did Lot's wife look back?
@rhetorician, "pass the salt" meaning?
Jan
23
comment Why did Lot's wife look back?
Also on gotquestions.org/pillar-of-salt.html
Jan
16
comment Were Adam and Eve the first?
@El'endiaStarman, Why is this question closed? (also christianity.stackexchange.com/q/15783/102) Seems like a totally valid often-asked question.
Sep
16
comment Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?
@pferor, Jesus stated "No one comes to the Father except through me". Christians agree while Muslims disagree.
Sep
16
comment Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?
@pferor, As Neil stated above. You wrote "Muslims believe Jesus is the Messiah, although they don't believe the divinity of Jesus". This is dubious because it is contradictory. Muslims might call Jesus, Messiah, the son of Mary, but they do not believe Jesus is the Messiah, the savior.
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Jun
13
comment What is the difference between a professing and a non-professing Christian with regards to their faith, beliefs, etc?
@BruceAlderman, Which country are you from? There're more than 5000 results here.
Jun
13
comment Can Pope use his Interdict power to force changes in national laws regarding abortion?
@DickHarfield, By stating that ~"either option is valid" and "a prudent pope would not take this step", Do you mean that it's possible to be prudent yet unrighteous?
Jun
11
comment Can Pope use his Interdict power to force changes in national laws regarding abortion?
@Dick, Indeed why would that be a problem? Are you saying that that it is righteous for the Pope to make this decision or are you saying that the Pope has made a mistake?
Jun
11
comment What could be the reason for Jesus not telling His disciples to write down whatever He was teaching them?
@Jas3.1, Regarding point number 2, what's the reason for such an indirect way of doing things?
Jun
11
comment Does the Church in general need to revisit and revise its strategy in maintaining the faith?
@MarcGravell, Yes, it can definitely go both ways. When we get down to the core bottom (e.g. "If god is good why doesn't he heal amputees?" and etc), the answers to some questions are simply "because God decided that way". Some folks will surely find such an explanation unacceptable and label it as a "crack and gap which will make me refuse to believe" while some others will find that explanation acceptable. At the end of the day, giving them the full story and letting them decide for themselves is better than hiding it from them.
Jun
11
comment Does the Church in general need to revisit and revise its strategy in maintaining the faith?
@JoaoRodrigues, I don't think this explains it. Sure, there're many adults who don't have the knowledge to teach, but the question is asking about "for those with the knowledge to teach, why not teach?" And in most churches there would be someone qualified to teach (e.g. pastor etc).