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Nov
8
comment How will the earth be cleansed by fire?
In this one sentence there is a lot of clearly symbolic language - "stubble", "root" "branch". The surrounding verses have similar non-literal imagery. Why would "fire" be the one literal thing?
Nov
8
comment How will the earth be cleansed by fire?
Better on Biblical Hermeneutics?
Nov
5
comment Proverbs 1:14 compared to John 13:29
Excellent answer generally, but the rules you link to are not "commonly accepted". They are specific to biblical literalism, which is a minority view within Christianity. Of course not taking a single verse out of context certainly is commonly accept, but the others - not so much.
Oct
31
comment The Godfather Baptism Killings
@dmcgill50 Micahel would be an excellent candidate for Godfather. Just a very bad candidate for godfather.
Oct
30
comment What about the story of the “Rich Man and Lazarus” indicates whether it is a parable or not?
There are other names used in parables, including Satan in the parable of the sower.
Oct
30
comment Were the Gospels considered Scripture when the rest of the New Testament was written?
It is certainly not safe to assume Paul MUST have been quoting Luke here.
Oct
30
comment Were the Gospels considered Scripture when the rest of the New Testament was written?
@Wikis No the footnotes are not part of scripture. They are added later (i.e. in the Twentieth Century) by the editors.
Oct
30
comment Were the Gospels considered Scripture when the rest of the New Testament was written?
The footnote does NOT mean that Paul is quoting Luke. Jesus is probably also quoting.
Oct
29
accepted Christian founding of American colonies
Oct
29
comment How is the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus interpreted?
@BigM I'm sorry if I gave the impression I didn't like you. It's not the case. I certainly don't believe you "stand outside the camp". I'm very happy for you to hold your own view of the Bible, and happy for you to write about it here.
Oct
29
revised What about the story of the “Rich Man and Lazarus” indicates whether it is a parable or not?
added 12 characters in body; edited title
Oct
29
comment What about the story of the “Rich Man and Lazarus” indicates whether it is a parable or not?
I agree with Narian. This story reads like a parable, and it's in the middle of a whole sequence of parables. Why would it not be a parable?
Oct
29
comment What about the story of the “Rich Man and Lazarus” indicates whether it is a parable or not?
This isn't an answer, but a huge majority of Christian commentators consider this a parable: google.ca/…
Oct
29
comment How is the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus interpreted?
@BigM This site is about what Christians believe. You may personally disagree with them, and that is your right, but it's not really on topic here. (And for the record, no I don't agree with you).
Oct
29
comment How is the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus interpreted?
This site is about what Christians believe. Christians in general consider this a parable. If you personally disagree that is your right, but not really on topic here.
Oct
29
comment What place do ritual and ceremony have in the church today? (Non-Liturgical POV)
@BigM You write "worship began changing with David when he danced out of his clothing. Worship began to become more spontaneous." But in fact everything else you are saying indicates the exact reverse. There was spontaneous worship before David, and less spontaneous worship after (the Temple wasn't build until after David's time).
Oct
29
comment What place do ritual and ceremony have in the church today? (Non-Liturgical POV)
Your section on Baptism is focussed on one controversial aspect - the name used - to the exclusion of everything else. That wasn't what the questioner asked about. Your conclusion is also very much a minority view within Christianity.
Oct
29
comment What place do ritual and ceremony have in the church today? (Non-Liturgical POV)
Your section on Communion is confusing. Paul's point is that they are doing communion (The Lord's Supper) badly and not in the spirit of Christ. He is not saying "Communion is not the Lord's Supper". The fact that you are using an archaic translation is maybe causing trouble.
Oct
26
comment How is the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus interpreted?
This is really a minority view among Christians.
Oct
25
comment What are the different main views existent in Christianity on how 1 Peter 4:6 must be interpreted?
Asking for the views of Christians on it, rather than the Biblical meaning, probably makes it a better fit here.