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Dec
6
revised Does knowing a spirit's name give special powers in controlling that spirit according to Christian theology?
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Dec
5
comment How does the Bible differentiate between sickness and sin?
You're saying that Job's comforters spoke the truth, but were nonethless rebuked for it because they couldn't be sure it was the truth?
Dec
5
comment How does the Bible differentiate between sickness and sin?
Job's 'comforters' insisted that Job must have committed a sin to be visited with the diseases and other misfortunes, and God rebukes them for saying that.
Dec
5
comment How does the Bible differentiate between sickness and sin?
"Disease comes always as consequences of sins" is directly contradicted by John 9, and the whole book of Job.
Dec
4
comment How does the Bible differentiate between sickness and sin?
A subtle word shift might explain some of the confusion here. Adams writes 'Calling drunkenness a "disease" or a "sickness" rather than a "sin" ...' and he is right. Alcoholism is a disease (in my opinion) but alcoholism and drunkenness are very different. One may be drunk without being an alcoholic, and one may (with much willpower and support) be an alcoholic without being drunk.
Dec
4
comment Is the Bible an inexhaustible source?
That is precisely my point. The word of God (Bible plus other stuff) is inexhaustible, but that doesn't mean the Bible is inexhaustible.
Dec
4
comment Is the Bible an inexhaustible source?
The fact that God is inexhaustible (which several of your quotes actually mean) doesn't mean that the Bible is inexhaustible.
Dec
4
comment Is the Bible an inexhaustible source?
It's a common mistake to assume that references to "the word of God" are always referring to the Bible, but that frequently isn't the case.
Nov
27
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Nov
27
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Nov
24
awarded  Necromancer
Nov
22
revised How does Reformed theology interpret 1 Corinthians 9:27
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Nov
21
comment How can panentheism be reconciled with Satan?
What the authors of the book you reference call 'Christian panentheism' does in fact allow you to say that God is external to the created world while also pervading it. Not the definition of panentheism I'm used to, but it's within reasonable bounds and also within bounds of Catholic doctrine as far as I can tell.
Nov
20
comment Reformed perspective on “It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us” (Acts 15:28)
The question of whether the church in Antioch wrote to the church in Jerusalem asking advice from a more established but fundamentally equal church, or asking for a doctrinal ruling from the 'head church', has exercised the minds of theologians for many centuries.
Nov
19
comment What translations differ (and where) in regards to whether a text is a direct quotation of Jesus?
Your best source is the footnotes of the NIV.
Nov
19
answered What translations differ (and where) in regards to whether a text is a direct quotation of Jesus?
Nov
19
comment What person(s) of the Trinity were the people of the Old Testament interacting with?
Jesus is there talking to the Pharisees, who indeed have not seen or heard the Father. We know he is talking to them, and not the whole of humanity, because the sentence continues "nor does his word dwell in you, for you do not believe the one he sent."
Nov
19
comment Reformed perspective on “It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us” (Acts 15:28)
Not sure what the question is here. This incident took place before there was a canon of Christian scripture. No Christian at that time could possibly consider that church decision making consisted solely of carrying out the edicts of scripture.
Nov
15
revised What person(s) of the Trinity were the people of the Old Testament interacting with?
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Nov
15
answered What person(s) of the Trinity were the people of the Old Testament interacting with?