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comment God created EVERYTHING right? even sin?
Hidden in your question is a little statement "or the option of sin" which changes the meaning entirely. "God created the option of sin" would appear to be the equivalent of "God created free will" which most Christians wouldn't have any problem with at all.
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comment According to Christian Zionists, how does the Bible support Israel's land claims near the Mediterranean?
Quite a few issues here. First, what land claims are you asking about? The state of Israel does not, as far as I know, claim any land outside its current borders plus the land occupied by the Palestinian authority. There are Israeli factions that claim more land, but they are not the state. Second, are you asking simply if the land promised to ancient Israel in the Bible is included in the areas mentioned above, or are you asking whether the Bible mandates modern-day Israel to take possession of those areas? Those are two very different questions.
Nov
20
comment Is there a systematic theology resource based solely on the words of Jesus?
Rather than try to discuss it here, I would suggest asking a question to that effect. I can't see how it would be off topic, as long as it was asking for facts rather than opinion, and I'd vote it up.
Nov
17
comment Time frame from crucification and reserrection
I think this question is the fairly standard "Isn't Easter Sunday only the second day after Good Friday instead of the Third", which is easy to answer. If so, then it's an easy edit.
Nov
14
comment Research project: am I missing any verses where Jesus addresses wealth and greed?
You might consider Matthew 20, the Workers in the Vineyard. While it's generally taken as a parable of heavenly rewards, you could also argue that the principles apply to wordly pay.
Nov
14
comment How are the Catholic church's teaching on plastic surgery and GRS self-consistent?
Addressed in the article, and now edited into the answer.
Nov
14
comment Biblical creation
@Reluctant_Linux_User May as well make that an answer.
Nov
13
comment How are the Catholic church's teaching on plastic surgery and GRS self-consistent?
The link explicitly says gender reassignment surgery is "inherently immoral". Are you asking why it is considered inherently immoral? If so, can you put that in the question?
Nov
13
comment How are the Catholic church's teaching on plastic surgery and GRS self-consistent?
Did you read the last sentence of the last link, where it says why gender reassignment surgery is different from cosmetic surgery? Also did you find a reference that says the Catholic church agrees with you that "gender reassignment is a therapeutic treatment for gender dysphoria"?
Nov
10
comment What is the basis for the idea that marriage requires a ceremony?
Already asked and answered here: christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/33369/…
Nov
8
comment What is the Catholic Church's position on the scientific theory of evolution?
"Why is the theory of evolution of interest to the church?". Probably because a lot of people are talking about it and its relevance to Christianity, and a lot of Christian teachers are making definitive statements about it. If the Catholic church doesn't make some statements about it, there is an opportunity for false teachers to lead people astray.
Nov
8
comment What is the Catholic Church's understanding and position as regards evolution as a philosophy?
I refrained from answering because your questions asked for a lot of details other than a general statement about the Catholic church's position on evolution - e.g. limits of the magisterium. For the church's general position on evolution, my statement above is correct.
Nov
8
comment What is the Catholic Church's understanding and position as regards evolution as a philosophy?
Your latest question doesn't have an answer. I refrained from answering it because I don't know the details you asked for, but in general the Catholic church teaches that evolution is not incompatible with Christian belief. That was made clear in the answer to your previous question about the Pope's recent statements on evolution. Can I suggest you start reading the answers to your questions.
Nov
8
comment What is the Catholic Church's understanding and position as regards evolution as a philosophy?
As Wikipedia says, 'Evolutionism' (while once simply a synonym for Evolution) is now a term used almost exclusively by Young Earth Creationists to refer to what they regard as 'Evolution as a religious belief'. Since we have seen elsewhere that Catholics teach that Evolution is not incomptible with Christianity, they do not regard all belief in Evolution as 'religious' in nature. If there were individual cases of people who 'worshipped' Evolution (whatever that meant) they would probably be against it.
Nov
7
comment Are the theories of Evolution and the Big Bang now binding to Catholics and to be held as true?
@FMS Not quite sure what you are looking for. You asked if what the Pope said means that Evolution is binding on Catholics. What kind of response are you expecting, except to explain what the Pope does mean? In case you think Matthew isn't clear enough: No, Evolution and the Big Bang are not binding on Catholics.
Nov
6
comment Are the theories of Evolution and the Big Bang now binding to Catholics and to be held as true?
@FMS I think when Matthew writes "The Pope does not endorse evolution." that is making it pretty clear that he is not binding Catholics to hold it as true. Same for "The Pope does not endorse the Big Bang".
Nov
4
comment How does the Pope's recent evolution comments line up with the Gen 1; 1-5 text?
The Pope did not make comments "against the book of Genesis account of creation", he made comments which were in favour of a specific interpretation of the Genesis account of creation.
Oct
31
comment How did the Brownists/Calvinists justify capital punishment for witches?
I don't think it's a duplicate. I'm pretty sure the Exodus passage would have been the scriptural basis cited by the people of Salem if you had asked. The fact that it's a huge misuse of scripture is only a passing comment. (Their judicial process was as bad as their theology too).
Oct
31
comment How did the Brownists/Calvinists justify capital punishment for witches?
This isn't the place to have a lengthy discussion, but before you start your own witch-hunting brigade, check the context, and investigate how the New Testament modifies the Old.
Oct
31
comment How did the Brownists/Calvinists justify capital punishment for witches?
I'm not going to defend witchhunting, but Exodus 22:18 is pretty well-known.