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Jul
25
comment The Tyranny of the Weaker Brother
I have to say that I have never had someone object to anything I did because it might make them stumble. It's always been "it might make someone else stumble".
Jul
24
comment What is the significance of the Bible to Christianity?
If someone were taught the message of Jesus, and placed their faith in him, but never themselves opened the Bible or heard of it as a book, then I'm going to go with "yes they are a Christian". It's certainly not obvious that they wouldn't be.
Jul
22
comment Was Jesus an adherent to 'Sola Scriptura'?
I'm not going to make further replies here. If you want to know more, please create a chat room.
Jul
22
comment Was Jesus an adherent to 'Sola Scriptura'?
OK, Jay. Imagine you are a disciple of Jesus, circa 30AD. You listen to Jesus preaching. Is what he says authoritative? Yes, absolutely. Is it in scripture? No, because the New Testament isn't written down yet. The only scripture is the Old Testament. If you are a follower of 'sola scriptura' then you must reject his words, because they are not in scripture. And if Jesus were a follower of sola scriptura then he must reject them also. Which would be stupid.
Jul
20
comment Anglo-Catholics and the Ordinariate
Do you have references for the memberships? I'm interested because I couldn't find them.
Jul
20
revised From where did the Book of Abraham come and how did it become part of LDS Scripture?
cannon->canon
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
added 13 characters in body
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.