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May
22
comment How do you reconcile Hebrews 9:27 with Elijah and Enoch?
I have heard that theory before. Can you spell it a bit more (particularly the "through the womb")?
May
21
comment Where does the Bible say that nature will speak the word if men don't?
There's a verse in Acts (I think - I'll have to look it up) that says something about the Gospel being unstoppable - but I don't think it says anything about nature preaching the Gospel.
May
18
comment Why do Christians pray to Jesus instead of to God the Father directly, and isn't it risky?
Doesn't really answer your question and I see that it's targeted at Jehovahs Witnesses, but from an evangelical Christian standpoint, if Jesus isn't God then Christians are condemned by God anyway because we don't keep the law - praying to Jesus wouldn't make it better or worse.
Apr
28
comment How is it significant that Jesus rose on the 3rd day?
I agree he really was dead on the cross and I also agree we can over-study numbers in the bible. There are a few things that some of us have heard (to do with Jewish tradition of not really being dead until 3 days) but no evidence of it. If the answer is it's 3 because it's 3 then that's ok.
Apr
27
comment How is it significant that Jesus rose on the 3rd day?
I completely agree that it had to be 3 days because of the old testament (I mentioned Jonah in my question, but could have picked other passages including New Testament passages), but that just moves my question to why was it predicted to be 3 days. The question is What is significant about the number 3?
Apr
26
comment Why did Christ need to be the first person to be resurrected?
Not really an answer, but Colossians 1:18 says: And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.
Feb
3
comment Why is sex between two consenting adults sin?
Because the question is on hold, I can't add a fully developed answer, but having sex before marriage is stealing something from that future persons husband/wife.
Nov
6
comment Do we know which sea Jesus calmed?
doh. Was trying to place the event by reading earlier verses instead of later verses. Thanks
Nov
6
comment Do we know which sea Jesus calmed?
Looking at a map there are probably 3 sea's big enough to put a boat in: Sea of Galilee, Dead Sea (Salt Sea) or Lake Huleh
Aug
5
comment What is the theological basis for readmitting a Protestant preacher to preaching after divorce?
Are they disqualified from being a minister? I think it would be wise for him to take some time off to focus on sorting out his personal life, but is that different to being disqualified? I'm not sure the premise you are basing your question on is correct.
Jul
10
comment In the Anglican Church, how is the Archbishop appointed?
Thanks @DJClayworth. I was aware that Jensen is just the Archbishop of Sydney, not the whole country. What is the actual process of election in the special election synod?
May
21
comment How to know whether God truly spoke to you?
The actual question in the title is a great question to ask (not sure if it has been asked here before). As it stands though I agree with @AffableGeek and therefore my VTC.
May
6
comment What does the curse on the serpent mean?
I have heard this taught in a number of Anglican churches in Sydney Australia, although I would have assumed the "he" (as in he will crush your head) is the reference to Jesus, not the 'enmity'
Apr
19
comment Is Latin considered a more holy language in the Catholic church?
Thanks Peter. Are Catholics expected to know Latin to understand what is being heard in the service, or is it just that it sounds beautiful that it should be done? I understand your point about it being the official language of the church but I'm still confused on why Roman Catholics who don't understand what is being said would sit through Mass in Latin
Apr
17
comment What Bible verses support infant baptism?
@Ries: Your first comment (which I agree with) says that you don't know the faith of the rest of the household who were baptised. So by that argument you can possibly baptise non-believing adults but not infants?
Apr
16
comment What's the point of the second commandment?
Not a complete answer, but I would argue that Jesus says all of the law is summed up in Love the Lord Your God and Love your Neighbour as yourself. The rest of the law comes from these. Why is any of it necessary? Because the law convicts us of our sin - it shows clearly what we are doing wrong.
Apr
11
comment What Bible verses support infant baptism?
@Ries I agree that Acts 16 and 18 doesn't say there are kids (I think there were but it doesn't say) but it also doesn't say if everyone in his household believed, YET the whole household was baptised.
Apr
9
comment Have different Popes ever contradicted each other?
@Warren - understand that and that is why the question was purely about when they speak infallibly.
Mar
27
comment What is significant about the title of “Son of David” that was attributed to Jesus?
2 Tim 2:8-9, Paul says "Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel, for which I am suffering even to the point of being chained." The two most important things that Paul tells Timothy is that Jesus is raised from the dead and descended from David. Must be important!
Mar
19
comment What is the “Way of the Cross”?
Thanks. Is it a formal service (I.e. everyone going together from plaque to plaque with a leader) or is it a personal journey (i.e. individually you go from plaque to plaque moving when you are ready to)?