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Jan
25
comment Why are the Vatican archives kept secret?
These sites only attest to the existence of 'secret' archives (where 'secret' is here used in the old medieval sense of 'private'. They say absolutely nothing about whether there are other records that are not 'private', or indeed how much access is allowed to the 'secret' archives.
Jan
25
comment Why are the Vatican archives kept secret?
Could you give us some links or other references to substantiate this claim of "other than a few document" the Vatican archives being secret, and also how it compares with governments of other countries?
Jan
15
comment Is a radically sanated marriage a true marriage without subsequent marital intimacy?
I think the OP chose to get married, but had to do it in a registry office rather than a church.
Jan
15
comment Does the Catholic Church teach that God requires our consent to work miracles on us?
I can't point to Catholic teaching, but there are some obvious Biblical counterexamples. Lazarus, for example, did not consent to being raised from the dead.
Jan
8
reviewed Close What is the Catholic definition of meat for Lenten Fridays?
Jan
8
comment Is cursing theatrically still considered cursing? (Overview: Protestant)
I'm afraid this really comes down to "Is X a sin?"
Jan
8
comment How do different Protestant denominations view the relationship between Israel and the Church?
I think your description of Messianic Judaism is incorrect. Messianic Jews certainly see the need for a gentile church. Also you are omitting the view where God maintains his relationship with Israel, and Jews have at least the theoretical capacity to be 'saved' through it.
Jan
4
comment Where did Noah's sons' wives come from?
@David Probably because a few minutes reading the Noah story would give the questioner the answer to the question they actually asked, it's assumed they are trying to ask something else. Also because we like to encourage people to do at least minimal research before asking a question.
Jan
3
comment How do those who believe in a works or works + faith based salvation interpret Jesus' words to the criminal in Luke 23:43?
I don't think there are any denominations that say a works component is essential to salvation. @JontheArchitect Can you name for us what denomination you were thinking of when you wrote this?
Dec
31
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Dec
24
comment What do baptists mean when they refer to an ordained baptist minister?
@Mr.Bultitude Although almost any group of people can declare themselves to be a Baptist church.
Dec
22
reviewed Close Significance of Genesis 1 verb choices
Dec
20
reviewed Approve Why do some Advent calendars have days in random order?
Dec
17
reviewed Close Why no specific names of false apostles and false brothers in Acts and epistles?
Dec
17
reviewed Leave Open Does God encourage hurting or killing others in his name in the Bible?
Dec
16
comment Does God encourage hurting or killing others in his name in the Bible?
Can you add more context to the Quran quote please? Is this a specific command to specific people at a specific time, or is it a general command to all Muslims for all time?
Dec
14
comment Crusades: What's the historic consensus?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's about history rather than Christianity.
Dec
8
comment What Conservative Catholic publication am I looking for?
What country is this in?
Dec
8
comment Where did the “theology” behind the Cherry tree carol come from?
And when I finally compile my definitive list of "Christmas carols with least theological support", this one will be near the top of the list.
Dec
8
comment Where did the “theology” behind the Cherry tree carol come from?
Also the version I know has Joseph marrying Mary "in the land of Galilee".