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comment Does Catholicism Have Anything to Say About 'Physical Evil'?
Could you explain a bit more about what you mean by "Natural or Physical Evil"
Aug
31
comment Is there a need for Christians to believe in Christianity at all, if they don't believe in Resurrection and Salvation through Christ alone?
Oops, sorry. Fixed.
Aug
13
comment The names of our god and meanings
@believer If you want to ask another question, please click on the "Ask Question" link at the top of the page.
Aug
11
comment Why is the KJV frequently said to be the “true” translation?
Among English speakers of the time, Protestants outnumber Catholics. I don't know the figures for Douay Rheims publication, and I'll modify the answer if you can find me figures for Douay-Rheims v KJV.
Aug
7
comment Did Luther really condone Alchemy, or did he just not “get” it?
When I ask a question, I find that patronizing the people who are trying to answer it for you isn't helpful.
Aug
7
comment Did Luther really condone Alchemy, or did he just not “get” it?
He speaks of a specific allegory, to the resurrection. And the allegory is found in a perfectly natural (and biblical) process - refinement by fire. Also remember that because something is "supernatural" or "spiritual" that does not make it "occult". In Luther's time there was not such a sharp distinction between studying the natural world and the supernatural world.
Aug
7
comment Did Luther really condone Alchemy, or did he just not “get” it?
@Andrew While some alchemists at the time practised occultism, many were simply investigating the natural world with the tools they had available.The things Luther specifically mentions are scientific pursuits: "melting metals, in decocting preparing, extracting, and distilling herbs, roots".
Aug
4
comment What does “bowels of mercies” mean?
A look at a more modern translation (i.e. one less than 300 years old) would help here.
Aug
4
comment What are the biblical justifications for racial segregation?
You might like to look at this answer: christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/1050/…
Jul
31
comment What does the “reformed and recovered Christian fundamentalist” mean?
Because it's really just about the meaning of words. If Hitchens had written "Reformed and recovering Hindu" the answer would have been the same.
Jul
31
comment What does the “reformed and recovered Christian fundamentalist” mean?
+1 Great minds think alike.
Jul
29
comment How do Protestants keep the Sabbath?
Hi Tejas. We are looking for more general answers, not just your personal experience. Please have a look at the help pages to find out how we are different from most other forums.
Jul
27
comment Why do translations use words like “servants” to mean “slaves”?
@JimThio Unfortunately 'servant' doesn't correspond exactly either. We don't have a word that exactly corresponds to someone in that position.
Jul
23
comment Do reformed theologians call “God the Father” Jehovah?
You are I presume citing the part of the etymology section which says: 'Many scholars propose that the name "YHWH" is a verb form derived from the biblical Hebrew triconsonantal root היה (h-y-h), which means "to be"', (among other related things).
Jul
21
comment Waiting for Jesus to come
Doesn't appear to be an actual question here.
Jul
20
comment My question is: Who is God?
Even if you were to restrict the answer to one denomination, the answer would be far too big to write here. If you have a specific question about God please ask. Alternatively there are many good books on the subject, or you could talk to a local Christian leader for more information.
Jul
17
comment Where did Jesus stay during his 3.5 yr ministry?
@disciple I'm unaware of any indication that Jesus might have owned a house. It's certainly not a widely-believed view. if you have good evidence that this might be the case, please write an answer with it in.
Jul
16
comment How valid is the JEDP theory?
At the most basic level of answering your question, JEDP theory is accepted by a reasonable number of theologians, and so is obviously not complete nonsense.
Jul
15
comment How do Protestants understand the “unforgivable” sin?
Hi Joe. Please note that answers get re-ordered according to community votes, so the answer you are talking about may not be 'above' yours. In general it is much better to make answers stand-alone rather than referring to other answers.
Jul
13
comment Can other “scripture” (such as the Quran) be used as ultimate authority in presuppositional apologetics?
A Christian apologist may deal with philosophical matters outside of Christianity itself. That doesn't make those matters a applicable on a forum about Christianity, especially when it is about applying them to non-Christian scriptures.