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revised What is the biblical basis for salvation by faith alone (sola fide)?
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answered What is the biblical basis for salvation by faith alone (sola fide)?
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comment Do Old Testament individual, family and social laws and guidance apply to Christians or did Jesus come to discard OT laws and guidance?
Wikis - Acts 10 are not Jesus' words. They refer to a vision that Peter had. Jesus' direct words throughout seem to reinforce the Law of Moses, while are the same time indicating this is not enough for attaining salvation. Correct belief and love of God is a prerequisite. Just abiding by legalistic requirements are not enough, whether you are a Christian or a Jew.
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comment Do Old Testament individual, family and social laws and guidance apply to Christians or did Jesus come to discard OT laws and guidance?
nickecarlo - I think you seem to be inconsistent. If Jesus's direct words are what are to take priority, can you show that Jesus came to lead the way for only Gentiles and not Jews and Gentiles? If not, then when he says he did not come to abolish the Law of Moses, he is talking about it applying to all who would listen to his message, Jews, pagans, and all. He seems to have come with a warning that following the Law of Moses without truly believing in God is futile and will not lead to salvation.
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comment Do Old Testament individual, family and social laws and guidance apply to Christians or did Jesus come to discard OT laws and guidance?
Wikis - It seems to me whether someone practices prescribed laws or not is not relevant to whether the laws are in fact prescribed.
Jan
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answered Are there any of the OT commandments of God that have been cancelled, but not clearly pronounced as cancelled in the NT?
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comment Do Old Testament individual, family and social laws and guidance apply to Christians or did Jesus come to discard OT laws and guidance?
Also, if Jesus did not come to abolish the Law but to fulfill it, why do you take it as having the affect of abolishing it. I mean, if there are rules in place, and a new leader says the rules are not abolished, does it not follow that the rules remain in place and you are to abide by them going forward. How is love of Jesus in any way removing the requirement to follow the Law? Are there ANY examples where Jesus violated or asked his followers to violate specific Laws in the OT?
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comment Do Old Testament individual, family and social laws and guidance apply to Christians or did Jesus come to discard OT laws and guidance?
Wikis - yes I see. Thanks for elaborating. One comment: Why do you say "if we love God and love each other, we obey the whole Law" when the link you provided seems to indicate loving God is the key or foremost aspect to following the Law, but not all of it.
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comment Do Old Testament individual, family and social laws and guidance apply to Christians or did Jesus come to discard OT laws and guidance?
nickecarlo - Your approach makes very good sense to me - Jesus is after all the primary source here. I do not know if this relative prioritization you are doing has been discussed before as to its validity or basis.
Jan
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comment What's the main logical basis that is put forth by those Christians who don't believe in the existence of God?
Well, I see some differences between these terms as discussed above: Christian Atheist (Does not believe in any divinity or practice Christian rituals, but likes and emulates the ideal Christ as a model of virtue) versus Cultural Christian or Nominal Christian (Does not deny divinity, but is not a serious believing Christian, but practices Christian rituals to varying degrees). Another point I wish to make is that the Christian Atheist does not practice Christianity as far as I can tell.
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comment Is Christianity just a belief system, or is it also a system for organizing and governing society?
Thx. I created a new question: Do Old Testament individual, family and social laws and guidance apply to Christians or did Jesus come to discard OT laws and guidance?
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asked Do Old Testament individual, family and social laws and guidance apply to Christians or did Jesus come to discard OT laws and guidance?
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answered What's the main logical basis that is put forth by those Christians who don't believe in the existence of God?
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comment Is Christianity just a belief system, or is it also a system for organizing and governing society?
I am accepting this is a good half answer - please see follow-up questions 1. and 2. above.
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accepted Is Christianity just a belief system, or is it also a system for organizing and governing society?
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comment Can an atheist go to heaven?
@Caleb: The only correction to the comment "God knew ahead of time that He was going to have to sacrifice His son" I'd make is to say that God did not HAVE to do anything arguably, just that he knew he was going to.