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comment When and where does the statement, “Christ paid the penalty for our sins” first appear?
You can ask this question if you like. But some of the your assumptions, in your 'drunk driver' analogies, are based very much on English interpretations, and are also based on a Western legal system. I think you may be asking too narrow a question and may end up drawing a false conclusion if you don't get the answer you are looking for,
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comment Is the Holy Bible more about the death or resurrection of Jesus?
If we go by the number of verses, the Bible is more about the history of the Kings of Israel than it is about Jesus. This discussion is precisely why I think the question isn't answerable.
2d
comment If Roman ordered crucifixion of Jesus why most of Christians are Roman Catholic?
The OP seems to be under the impression that the Roman Church was somehow responsible for the crucifixion of Jesus, so best not to confuse them with such links as there are.
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comment Is the Holy Bible more about the death or resurrection of Jesus?
Hi Leuchte. Thanks for contributing. However I don't think this question is answerable, since the Bible is about a lot more than either of those two things (though they are central) and also the one can't happen without the other.
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comment Indwelling of the Holy Spirit
You are going to get different opinions about this. Assuming you count "Speaking in tongues" as a miracle, at least some people believe that to be a requirement for having the Holy Spirit indwelling. And plenty of other viewpoints.
May
20
comment Does any version of the Anglican church associate 'confirmation' with the Baptism of the Holy Ghost?
The issue is that "Baptized in the Spirit" means different things in different denominations. In Pentecostal and Charismatic denominations it's associated with a 'second experience' and often speaking in tongues and supernatural gifts. Those things aren't very prevelant in the Anglican church, so if that's what someone means then there is nothing in the Anglican church that is associated with it. On the other hand if you mean 'receiving the blessing of the Holy Spirit', then confirmation is absolutely associated with that. It's written specifically into the service.
May
20
comment What were the disciples afraid of?
It's pretty clear from the rest of the gospel, and the other gospels, that Jesus' followers had a good idea of what was likely to happen to him.
May
19
comment Why did Jesus use a Greek proverb when He spoke Aramaic to Saul in Acts 26:14?
I think references for these points would be helpful.
May
19
comment If Roman ordered crucifixion of Jesus why most of Christians are Roman Catholic?
Please make sure you understand that the Roman Catholic church isn't connected with the Roman Empire in any meaningful sense. They just happen to share a part of their name.
May
12
comment Is all the land in the universe called Earth?
Christians do not believe that God dictated the Bible. But that's another question. And in the language in which Genesis was written, there was no word for 'land on other planets'.
May
12
comment What did salvation mean to the Israelite people of the OT?
I think this would be better on Biblical Hermeneutics.
May
10
comment Does Jude 1:9 mean that Moses went to hell?
The body is not the soul, and the presence of the devil does not mean they were in hell.
May
10
comment Why the LORD repulses himself from people with disabilities?
Nothing in this passage says that God 'repulses himself' or loves those with defects less. The passage simply forbids them from carrying out priestly duties.
May
4
comment Which churches today send the most missionaries?
@AffableGeek Although the site referenced is a Baptist one, the figure quoted in the answer appears to be one they give as for all Christian missionaries. If you add up the list of Baptist missionaries further down the page it comes to nowhere near 419,000
Apr
30
comment Living on the communion
Where does the "This is food indeed.." quote come from?
Apr
28
comment What are some good places to get Christian questions answered?
One of the things you want to avoid, and which you fall into on this site, is going over the same ground over and over again. You actually have a pretty good record of getting questions answered if you discount the several times you asked "Isn't it a problem if we're wrong and Jesus isn't really God?"
Apr
24
comment Did Philip see Jesus turn water into wine?
As a tiny nitpick, Jesus only decided to go to Galilee the next day after his baptism. More time might have elapsed before he found Philip. (The gospels have a very sparse style, and might not have mentioned a time gap - although I would certainly agree that it is likely that Philip was a disciple by the time of the wedding).
Apr
23
comment What does title of “Bishop” mean in some African-American churches?
Do you have an example?
Apr
21
comment When can God go against free will?
Edited your question to reflect what you just said.
Apr
21
comment When can God go against free will?
@Grasper If that is your question, please edit your post to say that. Because at the moment it looks like you have just come here for an argument.