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comment What are the theological reasons some Protestants are Zionists?
It seems to have more political rather than religious grounds. And it seems to come more from the secular media rather than church doctrine.
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comment Is Xmas a secular name for Christmas?
Does this mean that "Xmas" should be pronounced similar to "Christmas", and only the written form is different? Just like "Ye olde ..." was pronounced similar to "The old ...", just the spelling was different?
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comment How did the people know that John the Baptist was a prophet?
"God obviously called John" - it might be obvious in hindsight, but it was not obvious for the people back then, especially as Luke 1:17 has not been written yet.
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accepted Was Jesus omniscient regarding earthly matters?
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comment Why did the Old Testament command to kill?
@Steve: There is. In a divorce, it's usually the adulterer who gets less money and no custody of the children, as it was legally their fault the marriage fell apart.
Jun
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comment What would the Catholic Church's hierarchy look like without the Vatican?
As far as I know, nothing in Catholic doctrine requires anything about the Vatican. By the way, the Catholic Church survived quite a large number of assassinated popes, and there were times when the pope did not even rule from the Vatican or even from the vicinity of Rome.
Apr
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comment How much were the 30 pieces of silver (Judas's payment) worth?
That's the meaning of approximately. :) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_precision
Apr
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comment How much were the 30 pieces of silver (Judas's payment) worth?
While I agree with your points, I don't agree with the $324. To understand how much that money was worth to people back then is more important than to know how much that weight of silver would be worth today. If we calculate a sum in USD, it should be based on how much it was worth for common people in that time. Wage for a skilled laborer would probably bigger than minimal wage; and taxes, social security etc. might also distort it, but for a rough estimation I would take $7.25 * 8 hours * 260 days = approximately $15000. That's not an insignificant sum for a blue-collar worker.
Mar
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comment What reasons do Christians have to believe there is one God?
It does. Polytheistic deities differ greatly from the concept of a "Creator God". It's more of a linguistic problem that we call them "gods", as in all major classical mythologies they are part of the world, not the creators of it. They are just like some superpowered human beings, and while they are stronger and more resilient than mortals, and can perform some basic magic, the rules of the world still apply to them. That is a totally different concept. Monotheism and polytheism doesn't only differ in the number of deities, but in their very nature.