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Jul
14
comment What is the Biblical basis for “righteous anger”?
How do you reconcile your view with James 1:20? The fact that you justify your point of view with two anecdotes - as opposed to scripture or commentary - is very interesting. Before you say anything, I will be the first to admit that I didn't provide and scholarly justification for my exposition either. This is why I stopped answering questions on this site and choose to engage more in the comments.
Jul
14
comment What is the Biblical basis for “righteous anger”?
It is irrelevant what I think about Jesus' emotional state in John 2. The verse I quoted is unambiguous. It is noteworthy that none of the gospel accounts say that Jesus is angry. Even if he was angry (which is admittedly not an unreasonable assumption), that does not nullify James' admonition again human anger.
Apr
30
awarded  Nice Question
Apr
21
comment Does God punish people for their ancestors' sins or not?
I was able to find another question on this topic after I posted: christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/9672/…. I'm not crazy about that question (it seems more localized than mine) or the answers (the top answer is a "personal understanding") Not sure what I should do with this question.
Apr
21
revised Does God punish people for their ancestors' sins or not?
edited title
Apr
21
asked Does God punish people for their ancestors' sins or not?
Apr
21
comment The Bible seems to allow polygamy. Why doesn't the church?
I found this question an interesting read as well, coming from a Jewish perspective... judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/11040/…
Feb
14
awarded  Nice Question
Dec
4
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
19
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
24
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
19
awarded  Good Answer
Sep
3
accepted How did the practice of soliciting the prayers of dead saints originate?
Aug
24
awarded  Yearling
Aug
5
comment What does the Bible say about “bad” words?
@GaretClaborn You raise an interesting topic - one that I am sure that we wont be able to conclude here... How does one determine if a passage is a command or simply wise counsel? Paul is not mincing words so these certainly seem like commands to me. I am curious as to how you came to the conclusion that it is wise counsel.
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
12
comment How did the practice of soliciting the prayers of dead saints originate?
Ancient Greeks and Romans would actually pray to people like Hercules and Achilles? I had never heard that before.
May
23
comment What does “saving grace” mean in Christianity?
@Flimzy I guess my comment was more directed towards the later questions regarding usage and practice.
May
23
comment What are the various evangelical views regarding the agricultural revolution and it's impact on primeval history in Genesis?
I'm not sure I see the problem as you describe it. Assume Adam wasn't a farmer. Adam has a son Cain. Cain noticed that plants grew where seeds fell. Cain began gathering seeds and systematically planting them in order to make finding food more reliable. That certainly seems like a perfectly plausible explanation. Why does it need to be more complicated than that?
May
21
comment What does “saving grace” mean in Christianity?
Welcome to the site! A couple things here. 1) "American Christians" according to the vocabulary of this site include Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, Protestants, Mormons, Jehoviah's Witnesses and many, many more faiths. If you want to include all of them in your question, it would be very difficult for anyone to answer. 2) This site doesn't deal with multiple questions per post. You may want to separate those out into separate posts to get better quality answers for each one. Yes, they are related but a great deal can be said about either one.