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accepted How did the practice of soliciting the prayers of dead saints originate?
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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comment Why did G.K. Chesterton convert to Catholicism?
I can't say I understand his reasons in the passage you quoted but it does provide a primary source for answer to the original question.
May
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comment Why is the Vatican against “The Son of God” movie?
Just for the sake of clarity, these do not appear to be the official views of the Vatican. The source is another one of Geremia's posts on a Catholic discussion forum.
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comment How is “binding and loosing” extrapolated to all clergy?
@Geremia That is good answer and I appreciate it. However, if I understand it correctly, it is arguing against any apostolic succession at all (I must be misunderstanding this because...). Certainly this isn't the belief of the RC church. I do not see how it addresses the question of how "binding and loosing" is authoritatively passed between people. Would you mind elaborating? Thanks.
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comment What are the various evangelical views regarding the agricultural revolution and it's impact on primeval history in Genesis?
What exactly is the question here? Are you asking what Adam & Eve did for food before Cain & Able?
May
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comment What is the theological justification for my pastor friending gay men on Facebook?
@DJClayworth I wouldn't consider this gossip (e.g. idle talk, esp. about the affairs of others). He is looking for a real answer for a real situation he is facing. That said, I'm not convinced this question in its current state is a good fit for this site either.
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asked How is “binding and loosing” extrapolated to all clergy?
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comment What are the biblical arguments against the papacy and papal succession?
@LoveTheFaith Richard didn't say that Christians don't need other Christians - only that Christians do not need another high priest because we already have a high priest in Jesus. Your Ephesians reference is a non sequitur; Paul asks for people to pray for him. That does not mean that those people have the authority to set doctrine over the entire body of Christians around the world.
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asked What is the “present crisis” in 1 Corinthians 7?