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Jul
19
comment Should Christians marry non-Christians?
possible duplicate of Are inter-faith marriages prohibited by the Bible?
Jul
19
answered Anglo-Catholics and the Ordinariate
Jul
19
comment Anglo-Catholics and the Ordinariate
You may mean the Traditional Anglican Communion. The Anglican Communion is the worldwide body of all Anglicans.
Jul
19
comment Why has God never spoken to me?
This is asking for pastoral advice and should not be on topic.
Jul
18
comment Can an atheist go to heaven?
When he gets to heaven he almost certainly wouldn't be an atheist any more.
Jul
18
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
18
comment Can I believe in evolution and still be a Christian?
Using "Lord of the Sabbath" to prove that Jesus believed in six-day creation is one of the weakest arguments I've heard.
Jul
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
16
revised textual-discrepancies wiki excerpt
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Jul
16
comment Where does the belief the Bible is written by the Holy Spirit come from?
I recommend the Catholic Encyclopedia as a good source of this doctrine. Protestants don't disagree much.
Jul
16
comment Where does the belief the Bible is written by the Holy Spirit come from?
It doesn't mean a lot for the average reader under normal circumstances. But it means that the inspiration is in the message, and not in the exact wording. The exact wording is of its time, and to be understood by the hearers the author intended it for. The authors were not 'taking dictation'.
Jul
16
comment Why did Jesus never address God by the name “Jehovah”?
I wouldn't disagree with that interpretation at all. And I don't think the insertion of 'born' is intended change that. I think its a style choice by the translators.
Jul
16
comment Why did Jesus never address God by the name “Jehovah”?
@MasonWheeler Oops. Of course you probably don't agree with the interpretation of that verse. But with Trinitarians that's pretty much the accepted interpretation.
Jul
15
comment Where does the belief the Bible is written by the Holy Spirit come from?
There is a huge difference between "authored by God" and "inspired by God". Christianity, even in its Sola Scriptura forms, has never held the former.
Jul
15
comment Are there any mandatory prayers in Christianity?
It is simply not true that The Lords Prayer is "understood by most to be an example, or model, rather than something to be repeated verbatim." For the vast majority of Christians the reverse is true. Even if you for some reason exclude the Roman Catholic church (which by itself makes up a majority of Christians!) then the majority still repeat this prayer verbatim.
Jul
15
comment Are there any mandatory prayers in Christianity?
Which are you asking? Are there any mandatory prayers in the Bible or are there any mandatory prayers in Christianity.
Jul
13
comment If miracles stopped after the Apostles, then why are there admonitions to pray over people?
James is conventionally ascribed to "the brother of the Lord" and so would have been written in the time of the Apostles.
Jul
13
revised Into how many languages has the Bible been translated?
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Jul
13
comment Why did Jesus never address God by the name “Jehovah”?
NIV. The meaning would be the same without 'born'. The key point here is the I am that follows it.
Jul
13
comment How do you explain the Christian Message to people who have no Christian vocabulary or context?
It is certainly possible to present the 'unadulterated truth' without using Christian jargon. And it's better that we do that. Otherwise we are preaching to the converted.