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I'm a born-again Christian, active member of the body of Christ, husband and father, and Bible teacher. I love to study Scripture, and firmly believe it is the only credible standard for truth.

Aside from my devotion to God, His people, and His word, I don't really have any loyalty to a particular doctrine or creed.

(The guy in the picture is Zhuge Liang from the movie Red Cliff.)


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revised What is “heresy”?
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comment Does the Bible support the concept of 'balance' between 'two extremes'?
@Mike The question should be reworded then. As it is currently phrased, you are asking if the Bible supports it, which it does not, as I showed. It sounds like what you meant to ask was: "What arguments are used to support the idea of a 'balance ...'?" ... or perhaps, "What are the counterarguments to 'extremism'?"
Jul
9
comment What is “heresy”?
I almost up-voted, but I want to suggest an edit. I would argue that Protestants generally let "orthodoxy" lie in the teachings of Scripture, rather than in an understanding shared by those within the church.
Jul
9
comment What is “heresy”?
Very interesting! By this definition, essentially every Church and most denominations would be "heretical" to each other Church/denom. Is that a fair statement?
Jul
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revised Under what conditions does the Bible support divorce?
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Jul
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comment Why are Protestants allowed to divorce?
Allowed by whom? Are you asking why God allows it, why the church leadership allows it, why the community allows it, or why the individual feels that they are "allowed" to do it?
Jul
9
revised Why did God speak Hebrew?
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Jul
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revised Why did God speak Hebrew?
Clarified the question to seem less "silly"
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asked What is “heresy”?
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comment Are God, Son (Jesus) and The Holy Spirit Same?
I wonder what would happen to the diagram if the Son was the Father (Isaiah 9:6) and the Son was the Spirit (2 Corinthians 3:17-18). We might just end up with one big circle (and a lot of questioned assumptions.) But all that "extra-Biblical" stuff aside, we know God the Father is a green man (Rev 4:3) and there are actually seven Holy Spirits in the Trinity (Rev 1:4-5).
Jul
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comment Are God, Son (Jesus) and The Holy Spirit Same?
For what it's worth, you are pretty much exclusively going to get "no" answers here, since practically everyone in Christianity today is a Trinitarian. And Trinitarians will always (more or less) answer by saying "three in one and one in three". If you were interested in considering the "yes" side of the argument, look up "modalism". (I'm not brave enough to venture another 'heretical' answer to this effect... yet.) :)
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revised Are God, Son (Jesus) and The Holy Spirit Same?
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accepted Why did God speak Hebrew?
Jul
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comment Why did God speak Hebrew?
I don't believe that He speaks Hebrew more of than not. Let me try this a different way. Do we see God speaking Hebrew a lot in the OT? Yes. ... Why is that?
Jul
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comment Why did God speak Hebrew?
I don't understand why this is being down-voted. (1) People really do ask this question, sincerely wondering what the answer is. (2) Christians have made many claims about the reason and significance for God speaking Hebrew (consider the alleged Bible Codes as one random example.) (3) Reflect on Mason Wheeler's answer, and notice that his conclusion actually has some interesting and important implications about the kind of God we have.
Jul
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comment Why did God speak Hebrew?
Excellent. Thanks.
Jul
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comment Why did God speak Hebrew?
Thanks - very good points. If you would humor me, though... can you add a "Summary" to the top which directly answers the question as to why He spoke Hebrew so often? (I realize it might not be clear why I am asking this question, but I think the implications of the answer will become more clear once the answer is clearly stated.)
Jul
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comment Was Jesus' resurrected body the same as his glorified body that he now has in heaven?
I understand your position, I just don't understand where you're getting it from. I hesitate to ask, but are you Mormon? (I haven't gotten that impression, but this answer is in line with their teachings.) Bottom line: I don't see a strong case here for claims like "Christ's flesh is like Adam's original flesh." - where does that come from?
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comment Was Jesus' resurrected body the same as his glorified body that he now has in heaven?
@Mike By the "Acts 9" logic, though, one might argue that Father God's eternal form is a burning bush. By the Revelation 1 logic, one might argue that Father God's eternal form is a jasper-colored man (Rev. 4:3).
Jul
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comment Was Jesus' resurrected body the same as his glorified body that he now has in heaven?
I'm with you on a lot of things, but I found this answer a bit weird. "We will have a body like His, still flesh and bone, but glorious" seems to be based on a lot of assumptions and conjecture, and I don't feel you've made a strong case for it. Remember, "it has not appeared as yet what we will be", but we know that "flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God", so that narrows it down a bit.