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Sep
25
comment Are there any denominations that baptize ONLY in the Name of Jesus?
I assumed that the questioner meant 'would people who use a Trinitarian formula consider them Christians', which is factual. I've edited the question to reflect this. Please revert if you didn't mean that.
Sep
25
revised Are there any denominations that baptize ONLY in the Name of Jesus?
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Sep
17
comment How could Jesus be born during the reign of Herod, and when Quirinius was governor of Syria, if those periods were not contemporary?
It's interesting that when two sources disagree, and one of them is Biblical, there is always a huge cry of "that proves the Bible must be wrong".
Sep
16
comment What changed between the Old and New Testaments?
Resisting the temptation to write a one word answer: JESUS.
Sep
15
answered What is a Pacifist interpretation of the Cleansing of the Temple?
Sep
14
answered Do any Christian versions of 'Just War Theory' address cases in which foes exploit the principles of Just War to their own advantage?
Sep
14
comment Do any Christian versions of 'Just War Theory' address cases in which foes exploit the principles of Just War to their own advantage?
@gideonmarx Do you have any references to back up your definition of "Just War"? References for the definition I use are the Wikipedia article, the BBC Catholic Answers, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and hundreds of others. Please join me in this chat room if you want to continue.
Sep
13
comment Do any Christian versions of 'Just War Theory' address cases in which foes exploit the principles of Just War to their own advantage?
@gideonmarx Just War is not just 'no mistakes' (especially since 'no mistakes' is impossible anyway). Please read some article on Just War. For example: killing tens of millions of people to remove a minor threat would not be a Just War, irrespective of whether it was carried out without mistakes. That's the normal definition of Just War.
Sep
13
comment When did guitar led worship music become accepted?
I believe the 'mega-churches' (and others with a focus on outreach) adopted modern instruments not to differentiate themselves, but because the wanted their music to be accessible and understandable to the unchurched.
Sep
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What sort of Christians are proponents of just war?
Sep
11
comment Do any Christian versions of 'Just War Theory' address cases in which foes exploit the principles of Just War to their own advantage?
Your machine-gunner is a poor example. Just War isn't about soldiers not doing short-sighted things. It's more about whether the machine-gunner, ordered to fire indiscriminately into a town where there are known to be civilians, should do it.
Sep
11
comment Do any Christian versions of 'Just War Theory' address cases in which foes exploit the principles of Just War to their own advantage?
Just War doctrine doesn't seek to lay down a specific set of tactics that are allowable in response to specific enemy tactics. Rather it lays down principles under which war should be conducted. It would be unreasonable to expect a doctrine essentially formulated many centuries ago to lay down specific responses.
Sep
11
comment Do any Christian versions of 'Just War Theory' address cases in which foes exploit the principles of Just War to their own advantage?
I downvoted because you seem to be under the impression that "Just War" principles only apply when both sides are "playing by the rules", and that proponents might want to make a specific exception for terrorism. This has never been the case. Proponents of Just War have applied it to all kinds of wars over the last thousand years, some of which frankly make modern-day terrorism look like a picnic. So the answer to your question is "They apply it in exactly the same way as they do every other kind of war".
Sep
10
awarded  Enlightened
Sep
10
comment Do any Christian versions of 'Just War Theory' address cases in which foes exploit the principles of Just War to their own advantage?
Why do you think that an 'asymmetric' war is any different to any other war, in terms of the principles under which it should be run?
Sep
9
comment Anglican Minor Orders?
Me too, and I only found out by accidentally reading the Wikipedia article. :-)
Sep
8
comment Alpha, Omega, & everlasting God?
It is widely accepted among most branches of Christianity that Jesus is eternal.
Sep
8
comment Anglican Minor Orders?
This Wikipedia article explicitly states that the Anglican church abolished the minor offices. However it does have the office of "Lay Reader", who is more than a scripture reader and is permitted to perform several forms of worship service.
Sep
7
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
25
awarded  Yearling