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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
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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.
Jul
13
comment Into how many languages has the Bible been translated?
Also the Scots Bible and the Geordie Bible. I've no idea if those are counted in the totals above.
Jul
13
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Jul
13
comment Why is Jesus the Son called the Father in Isaiah 9:6?
It's dangerous territory to try to divide up the Trinity too strictly. I think it's also safe to say (drawing on quotes about quantum mechanics) that if you think you understand the Trinity completely, then you don't understand it at all.
Jul
13
answered Why did Jesus never address God by the name “Jehovah”?
Jul
13
comment How do you explain the Christian Message to people who have no Christian vocabulary or context?
Technically words like god, prayer, sermon etc. can all be understood without faith, and are understood by most people, religious or not.
Jul
13
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Jul
12
answered Into how many languages has the Bible been translated?
Jul
12
comment How do you explain the Christian Message to people who have no Christian vocabulary or context?
What are you asking? Are you asking for a description of Christianity that doesn't use words like 'God'? Or a description that doesn't require faith to assent to it? Or a description that allows them to understand it without necessarily becoming a believer?