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Orthodox Christian, g33k, ham radio operator, musician, etc. This profile does not reflect my real age ;)


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reviewed Leave Closed Some baptist churches have formal 'membership' requirements for their congregations - what is the biblical basis for this concept?
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reviewed Leave Closed Where does the idea that you cannot conceive of light until you see it come from?
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Believing in The Lord without joining a church
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comment Did Jesus teach the Trinity?
Considering that the concept of Trinity didn't exist until hundreds of years after Jesus' death, it's quite an anachronistic question. However, you could ask whether Jesus taught anything that supports or goes against the later doctrine of the Trinity.
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reviewed Close Did Jesus teach the Trinity?
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reviewed Close Was Absalom's hair really that awesome?
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reviewed Close Did Jonah die and raise from the dead?
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comment Did Jonah die and raise from the dead?
@fredsbend this would need to be edited to remove the Matthew passage before migrating it, i.e. stick to the Hebrew Bible text on its own terms without reading a later text into it. And it would need to refocus on the intended meaning of the author of the text rather than the truthfulness of the account itself (BH.SE "can't handle the truth" either).
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reviewed Leave Open Modern Book of Jasher - Genuine?
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reviewed Close What is the source of God's power?
Jul
28
comment Who was the first major Christian figure to popularize a figurative interpretation of Genesis?
@LCIII that's fair - unfortunately I'm short on time. For now, check out Origen's De Principiis (Book IV), 16 and Augustine's commentary on Genesis (then again, he also defended a young earth); a good answer would have to deal with what 'literal' vs. 'figurative' meant in the 3rd-5th century as it's quite different from its contemporary meaning in English.
Jul
28
comment Who was the first major Christian figure to popularize a figurative interpretation of Genesis?
Pretty much everyone in the early Church viewed Genesis as a figurative account (by today's interpretation of the word 'figurative' - they would have actually considered themselves to have been interpreting it 'literally').
Jul
28
reviewed Close Where did the Young Earth Creationist doctrine originate?
Jul
28
reviewed Close Does the Bible support slavery and (White) Superiority in the context of American Slavery?
Jul
28
reviewed Close Barley and the first fruit offerings- what is the meaning of the barley as relates to messiah as first fruits
Jul
28
reviewed Close Please explain how the Israelites were supposed to keep the Sabbath year
Jul
14
comment Do Eastern Orthodoxy or Roman Catholicism say anything about the Lutheran idea of the communication of attributes?
@Mr.Bultitude I am coming off of an 80-hr work week, and this week promises to be similar unfortunately. Thank you for the reminder, I will try to get to this before the Fall semester starts.
Jul
7
reviewed Leave Closed How does someone hinder their own prayers?
Jul
7
reviewed Close What is the biblical basis that Satan is/was an angel?
Jul
7
reviewed Close Are there Christian environmentalist organisations?