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Jul
21
comment Why are only some predestined?
Welcome to Christianity.SE! Thanks for your excellent question. I am eager to see if anyone can answer the second part to your question: why God would design some for eternal torment while designing others for eternal bliss. (To me it seems completely contrary to His nature.) Anyway, I hope you stick around and continue to contribute as you are able! Ciao.
Jul
21
comment Why are only some predestined?
From the OP: "Having justified that, why are only some people predestined for certain salvation and some others for certain damnation...?"
Jul
21
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Jul
20
comment Was the serpent in the wilderness a foreshadowing of Jesus?
Mike had some good points on this topic in his answer here as well: christianity.stackexchange.com/q/8535/1548
Jul
20
comment How do Jehovah Witnesses support scripturely the idea that humans will live on earth after death?
2 Peter 3:10-12 says all the elements will be destroyed with intense heat. So we can at least say it will be a "new earth" from that perspective.
Jul
20
comment Why is the Book of Enoch not regarded as canonical?
@Aleighd This is original research. I only read through the first 59 chapters. (I felt I had enough content to make a clear case against the book at that point, so I stopped.)
Jul
20
comment Why is the Book of Enoch not regarded as canonical?
If you have questions about specific claims I made in my list, it would probably be more appropriate to post a separate question on C.SE about whether the Enoch "verse" in question is in conflict with Scripture, as opposed to debating it in the comments.
Jul
20
answered Why is the Book of Enoch not regarded as canonical?
Jul
19
comment Basis for the concept of an “Age of accountability”
The "baby being thrown out with the bathwater" pun made me chuckle. +1 for "have faith". I think that's the real key to the whole debate.
Jul
18
comment Basis for the concept of an “Age of accountability”
@DanO'Day Psalm 51:5 and Ephesians 2:3 are true. What do I do with them? I accept them as truth; we are all born in sin and in need of a Savior. I also accept the truth of 1 John 4:16, Psalm 89:14, 1 Timothy 2:3-4, Romans 3:20 and 5:13, Titus 2:11, etc. Is there a contradiction? I don't think so. God is wise, loving, powerful, just... and He desires all men to be with Him in eternity. He would not allow the untimely death of a child to be the cause of that person spending eternity in Hell instead of Heaven. How does that work? See the link in my answer for my take on things.
Jul
18
comment Are there any conditions which make oneself completely unredeemable in the eyes of God?
@DanO'Day Actually I'm not starting with decisional theology... and I would even agree that it's not a choice we can make. I'm planning to write a blog post later this month on this - take a look at it when it's up and let me know if it makes more sense what I'm arguing for. (I'm sort of a Calvinist and an Arminian... :p )
Jul
18
revised Was the serpent in the wilderness a foreshadowing of Jesus?
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Jul
18
comment Was the serpent in the wilderness a foreshadowing of Jesus?
@MonikaMichael The questions are very similar, but I'm going to argue that this is not a duplicate. The other question asks for an interpretation of John 3:14 by asking how the snake foreshadows Jesus, and the accepted answer contains allegorization. This question is almost like a follow-up to the other, and is more about how we know we are interpreting the elements correctly. This question is closer to a question about the hermeneutics of those Christians who make claims like those found in the accepted answer to the other question.
Jul
18
answered Basis for the concept of an “Age of accountability”
Jul
18
comment Was the serpent in the wilderness a foreshadowing of Jesus?
John 3:14-15 is the only passage I can think of off the top of my head, but that doesn't prove the "serpent = sin = Jesus is sin" interpretation. See here for a Q&A that was just started about when allegorization is appropriate.
Jul
18
comment Why are the books of the Protestant Bible in the order that they are in?
Is your last line a quote from Veggie Tales?
Jul
17
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Jul
15
revised When did Christians switch from an ‘immediate baptism’ to ‘after years of instruction and scrutiny’ baptism, such as in the Apostolic Tradition?
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Jul
15
answered How do we know that Jesus was crucified at 9:00 a.m.?