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David Morton is a person. You can find him on Twitter at @HelloDMO, where he rarely tweets at all.


Mar
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revised How does the life of Joseph (son of Jacob) foreshadow the life of Jesus the Messiah?
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Mar
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answered How does the life of Joseph (son of Jacob) foreshadow the life of Jesus the Messiah?
Mar
26
comment Does the New Testament allow Christians to interfere in policy making processes of the nation?
I don't think he's asking for individual thoughts on all the examples listed, but rather whether the church as a whole has a right to be politically active. Doesn't seem to broad to me.
Mar
25
answered What is the significance of presenting the Apostles as acting foolishly many times in the Gospels?
Mar
21
comment Why is it so much easier to sin than follow Jesus?
@2pietjuh2 One note... be sure you define "sin" properly. Maybe ask yourself, "What law am I breaking by watching a random movie instead of reading the Bible?" It's kind of an important question for life, I think. I also strongly recommend reading this book: amazon.com/Scandalous-Freedom-Radical-Nature-Gospel/dp/…
Mar
21
comment Why Christians wear some elaborate costumes which sometimes outshine those of the pre-Christian epoch?
It sounds like you're looking more for evidence against the wearing of these ornate outfits, as opposed to evidence for. I think he's answered the question sufficiently towards the "for" argument. Put simply, if they simply wore a business suit, then we would think of a businessman. The idea of an ornate outfit is to have us thinking of someone different, other, or "holy" if you will.
Mar
21
comment Why Christians wear some elaborate costumes which sometimes outshine those of the pre-Christian epoch?
Perhaps because they're not going to see a good businessman. I'm not Catholic, but that's just a guess. :) I suppose what I'm trying to say is, why wasn't the question phrased as such, "Are there any Biblical prohibitions against priests and clergy wearing ornate clothing while acting out their roles within the church?"
Mar
21
answered Why is it so much easier to sin than follow Jesus?
Mar
20
answered How do Christians incorporate present moment everyday faith in light of God's multi-generational nature?
Mar
20
answered Why is this man free from guilt?
Mar
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Mar
17
comment Why is circumcision not a requirement for Christians?
As a side note, Christ himself also said that no one was good except God: Luke 18:19 and Mark 10:18 both attest to this. If that's the case, then either Deuteronomy or Jesus is lying, delusional, or simply mistaken in what they say. Or there's a third option: The scripture (in it's entirety) is right, and parts of our interpretation is wrong. I tend to assume the latter. Also, it's important to remember that much of what Jesus said was said before his death and resurrection, and that may have had some effect on his choice of words, and on the approach he took.
Mar
17
comment Why is circumcision not a requirement for Christians?
@nickecarlo I'd have to agree on the opinion bit. The question is whether or not you would accept Paul's writings or not. And of course, whether or not we choose to believe Peter, James and John, those who knew Christ the most, is also a matter of opinion. I happen to believe that they told the truth about Christ and who he was, and I happen to believe them when they supported Paul in what he said as well regarding the person of Christ (2 Peter 3:14-18). I suppose we'll have to agree to disagree. Good conversation nonetheless. :)
Mar
17
comment Why is circumcision not a requirement for Christians?
If that's the case, unfortunately, I'm toast. I simply don't believe that God is so unloving as to provide a way for those of us who are broken and fallen. I also believe that any God who does not provide such a way, is simply not worth believing. I believe Jesus was that way.
Mar
16
comment Why is circumcision not a requirement for Christians?
When Paul is talking about the requirements of the law, I don't believe he's saying that Christ fulfilled the requirements of the mosaic law, but failed to fulfill any other requirement he has set forth toward mankind. I believe he's saying that Christ fulfilled perfectly ALL that God has required of people, thus being the only person who, in himself and his own following of the law, is able to please God.
Mar
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comment Why is circumcision not a requirement for Christians?
@nickecarlo I just saw this comment after responding to the one above. God's commandments aren't simply the ones he gave through Moses, they're every word and every commandment that he has ever given. Christ fulfills the law by doing all that God requires, Mosaic or otherwise. I consider the law to be a "rule" that God has given regarding his desire for what man should do. With Cain, Paul argues in Romans 2 that even those who do not have the law are a law for themselves in that the law is written on their heart. (Romans 2:12-16)
Mar
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comment Why is circumcision not a requirement for Christians?
Then I will pose this question to you? Have you followed the entirety of the law? Do you know anybody who has, other than Christ? I would also disagree that that is the gist of the passage from Deuteronomy. Yes, it can be obeyed, but we're not talking about simply obeying from time to time. We're talking about perfection.
Mar
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answered Why is circumcision not a requirement for Christians?
Mar
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comment Why is circumcision not a requirement for Christians?
@nickecarlo His statement of "not an iota" is saying that the requirement still stands, and the level of holiness necessary to see God is the same as it ever was. However, the Gospel is this: in his life, he met the requirements of the law; in his death, he paid the penalty for us who didn't; in his resurrection, his sacrifice is validated. Circumcision still applies, but those who live by it must also follow the entirety of the law, which is impossible. Therefore Christ's imputed righteousness, including his circumcision, is given instead. See Galatians 5 for more.