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Jan
4
comment What is the biblical basis for the claim that abortion is morally acceptable (when there are no complicating factors)?
Here's my suggestion.
Jan
4
revised What is the biblical basis for the claim that abortion is morally acceptable (when there are no complicating factors)?
attempt to produce a version that agrees with the church's position
Jan
4
comment What is the biblical basis for the claim that abortion is morally acceptable (when there are no complicating factors)?
You still seem to be giving the impression that the Presbyterian church considers abortion an acceptable choice that a woman might make in all cases. It doesn't believe that. May I recommend removing the words "pro-choice" from the question. They are not used by the church, and it is a loaded term.
Jan
4
comment What is the biblical basis for the claim that abortion is morally acceptable (when there are no complicating factors)?
I think it might be an idea to edit the question then. It certainly read like that to me.
Jan
4
comment What is the biblical basis for the claim that abortion is morally acceptable (when there are no complicating factors)?
One of the problems with the abortion debate is a tendency to assume that everyone is either 100% against abortion in all cases or believes that it is 100% allowable in all cases. The label "pro-choice" plays into that tendency, and I dislike it applied to groups that have a more nuanced view.
Jan
4
answered What is the biblical basis for the claim that abortion is morally acceptable (when there are no complicating factors)?
Jan
4
comment What is the biblical basis for the claim that abortion is morally acceptable (when there are no complicating factors)?
I would welcome evidence that these denominations, or any others, hold to the view that abortion is always a valid moral choice. I know for a fact that some of the ones you cite do not believe that.
Jan
3
comment Have any Christian denominations publicly raised concerns about the Catholic Jerusalem Bible?
By 'original text' do you mean the Greek and Hebrew manuscripts?
Jan
3
answered What justification would make divorce worse than adultery?
Jan
3
comment Have any Christian denominations publicly raised concerns about the Catholic Jerusalem Bible?
When you say 'corrections' are you referring to corrections to the JB text in later editions, or differences between the JB and other translations?
Jan
3
comment What is the basis for the practice of Intinction (the dipping of the bread into wine during the Eucharist)?
I don't know about originally, but my church started it so those who were sick would not feel excluded by God.
Jan
2
answered Is there any theological reason for not drinking the communion wine?
Jan
2
comment Is there any theological reason for not drinking the communion wine?
You may mean intinction rather than continction, by the way.
Jan
2
answered Are we unaware of something that God foresaw in appointing Paul as apostle?
Dec
30
comment What in Christian faith lies behind subject of science?
@JanTuroň Are you assuming that science explains everything, and wondering what is left for faith? If so then your premise is certainly wrong - or at least Christians would deny it.
Dec
29
comment What in Christian faith lies behind subject of science?
You also seem to be trying to say that because we apply (for example) the label 'psychology' to the study of the human mind that somehow invalidates it as a legitimate part of Christianity. Is that what you meant?
Dec
29
comment What in Christian faith lies behind subject of science?
Are you asking how science applies to Christianity? Or are you asking what academic subject is used to underpin Christianity?
Dec
29
comment What in Christian faith lies behind subject of science?
Agree with Flimzy. Also there are certainly theologians who don't accept the existence of God as an absolute premise.
Dec
22
comment Water Baptism - Is it still necessary?
I assume the question means "has the sacrifice of Christ made baptism irrelevant", which I think is answerable from a broad Christian perspective. "Is baptism 100% essential to salvation" would of course be a Truth(tm) question.
Dec
22
comment Is Matthew 24:36 contrary to trinitarianism?
@DanAndrews According to Trinitarian theology the Father and the Son (and the Spirit) are distinct persons who make up one God.