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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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awarded  Enthusiast
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comment Should a Christian watch horror movies?
The most common objection I am aware of is Psalm 101:3, "I will set no worthless thing before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; It shall not fasten its grip on me." Now, if we were to actually apply that to our lives, it wouldn't stop with "horror movies" ... :p
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comment Do the dietary prohibitions in Acts 15:20 apply to Christians today?
Context is key. These weren't "dietary restrictions" per se, but rather "love" restrictions. The gentile converts were essentially being instructed not to cause offense to the Jewish converts who had "weaker" consciences due to their traditions.
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comment To what extent should the Apostles' speech be considered infallible?
Great question! I don't have time to write an answer now, but one distinction that needs to be made is the difference between "descriptive" passages and "prescriptive" passages. Another important distinction is between the view that the Bible is historically true and the belief that each individual statement in the Bible is literally true. (Hint: the latter is false.)
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comment Were any Biblical prophecies understood before they were fulfilled?
Good points. We were indeed discussing "end-times" prophecies, which many consider to be a "separate class" of prophecy. But given the wording of my question, this is a great answer. +1
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comment Were any Biblical prophecies understood before they were fulfilled?
Interesting - Thanks! And welcome to Christianity.StackExchange! Please stick around and continue to contribute to our Q&A. Here are some tips for formatting longer answers, for future reference. Ciao.
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revised What is the significance of the Bible to Christianity?
Focused it
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comment Christ doesn't come back until ______?
let us continue this discussion in chat
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24
comment Christ doesn't come back until ______?
@Flimzy But did they sit in the temple and actually display themselves as "being God"?
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comment Christ doesn't come back until ______?
@Flimzy We have? When? (I don't understand.)
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comment What is the significance of the Bible to Christianity?
I'm having trouble understanding what your answer is, exactly. (And how the long quote fits in.) Could you try to address some of the specific questions I listed?
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comment Christ doesn't come back until ______?
Sorry, I only had time to list two signs for now. (The question was about to be closed, so I had to put this together quickly!!)
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answered Christ doesn't come back until ______?
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comment What is the significance of the Bible to Christianity?
(+1) Thanks James! Interesting analogy... I had never heard that one before, but I like it.
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comment What is the significance of the Bible to Christianity?
(+1) Thanks David! I want to give it a bit more time before accepting an answer, but this was excellent. Exactly what I was looking for.