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Feb
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comment How does the Catholic Church interpret “you are gods” in John 10:34?
God became man so that man might become God.
Jan
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comment Who was the first to reject the historicity of Adam?
I'd argue that in the original context it was written no one would have taken in this literal sense. So the better question would be who were the first ones who actually believed in a literal Adam? But this will require a level of ancient historical perspective I suspect won't be found here.
Jan
13
comment Do Western Christians confuse Mysticism with Emotionalism?
In retrospect, this question is indeed way too broad.
Dec
4
comment How do Bible scholars reconcile the differences between Greek and Aramaic in John 21:15-17?
@DickHarfield that's a possibility. I'm pretty sure we have questions about the interpretation of this passage already that may cover this ground, so it may be a duplicate. I'm not sure, though. I'm on my phone so it's not easy to check.
Dec
4
comment How do Bible scholars reconcile the differences between Greek and Aramaic in John 21:15-17?
It's an interesting question, but it probably needs to specify some parameters to narrow possible answers so that it doesn't receive pure opinion/speculation nor require answers to write a book about the pertinent background information.
Dec
4
comment How do Bible scholars reconcile the differences between Greek and Aramaic in John 21:15-17?
Assumptions abound here. Rhetorical questions follow. Did Jesus actually speak Aramaic or Mishnaic Hebrew? If the former, what source do you have for saying there are not multiple words which may fit this context in this period of the language? Maybe he spoke both, in which case additional options become available. Is it likely this conversation actually happened historically or does it serve some greater narrative purpose in John's gospel? So much speculation being asked for and assumed....
Dec
3
comment In which year was Christ born?
The other problem is that that census (and leader who supposedly ordered it) don't quite line up with historical records for that time frame....
Dec
2
comment How can common believers in the Eastern Orthodox Church be sure that the Church's decisions are correct and not erroneous?
If the Church is an ark navigating tumultuous waters, sometimes it may get a little off course, but for divine reasons, you know it won't sink and will reach its final destination. The important part is that you're in the ark.
Nov
28
comment Why are church leaders called “Father”?
"For though you have ten thousand tutors in Christ, yet not many fathers. For in Christ Jesus, I became your father through the Good News" (Paul, 1 Cor. 4:15, WEB). I'd say it's in the Bible.
Nov
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Sep
25
comment How do evangelical universalists reconcile their position with the designation for Judas that it would be better if he had never been born?
Understood. My apologies for the misunderstanding.
Sep
25
comment How do evangelical universalists reconcile their position with the designation for Judas that it would be better if he had never been born?
Sorry, I meant the historical definition of fundamentalist, i.e. movements who distinguish themselves from higher criticism by the 1920's who hold to biblical inerrancy, the virgin birth of Jesus, substitutionary atonement, the literal resurrection of Christ, and the Second Coming of Christ (five fundamentals defining a "fundamentalist" by this historical definition). Belief in the first typically goes hand in hand with the rest.
Sep
25
comment How do evangelical universalists reconcile their position with the designation for Judas that it would be better if he had never been born?
Your definition of "evangelical" as a fundamentalist may preclude universalists from answering. These may be mutually exclusive categories. If you opened this up to those who self-identify as evangelical, you might have more responses. Just a suggestion.
Sep
14
revised What are the primary differences between these Lutheran denominations?
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reviewed Leave Closed What parallel Russian / Slavonic - English prayer books for Orthodox are there?
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reviewed Close What does believing in your heart mean?
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reviewed Close Besides Paul, were there any other enemies of the early church who converted to Christianity?