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Aug
12
comment What is the difference between a Christian and a Messianic Jew?
There are those who are Christian and ethnically Jewish who do NOT self-identify as Messianic Jews. Doing so is partly about wishing to retain - at least partly - your identity as a Jew, and partly as a statement of belief that Christianity is the fulfilment of Judaism, not just 'another religion'.
Aug
11
comment Is there life after Death?
Which are you asking about? Life, or the possibility of repentance?
Aug
2
comment Where is this C.S. Lewis quote from?
Just what I'd expect from someone called Mr. Bultitude.
Jul
30
comment Is BDSM dealt with in Scripture?
BDSM covers more than you are saying here.
Jul
30
comment Is BDSM dealt with in Scripture?
BDSM covers a wide variety of practices, so it's pretty unlikely that there will be a simple "yes/no" answer to this. There will also be different views within Christianity.
Jul
29
comment Why doesn't the Catholic Church kill heretics anymore?
I believe it is.
Jul
29
comment Why doesn't the Catholic Church kill heretics anymore?
I'd like to see a little more analysis here. Going back five hundred years or so, the division of power between church and state was not as clear cut as it is now. The church certainly had the ability to punish its clergy, without resorting to the state. Can we see more evidence that the church delegated the punishment of offenders to the state?
Jul
29
comment Do you have to have a certain amount of intelligence to get into heaven?
@JimG. You are unfortunately confusing 'ignorance', the opposite of knowledge, with 'intelligence' and its opposite, stupidity. They are not the same thing, and are not in fact necessarily correlated.
Jul
28
comment Do you have to have a certain amount of intelligence to get into heaven?
Utter and complete bollocks, caused by an unfortunately common problem of regarding Christianity as a Book of Rules and not a relationship with a loving God.
Jul
28
comment How does the Catholic Church reconcile the holy Catholic Church with (the) Pope(s) asking for forgiveness?
I believe there is a more significant point. The church is redeemed, in the same way that individual Christians are redeemed. Christians are presented as holy and blameless before God, even though they have sinned, thanks to the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Likewise the church is saved and redeemed through that grace.
Jul
20
comment When did the concept of “wine is grape juice” originate?
See also:christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/24/…
Jul
17
comment Criteria of a Christian denominations?
I don't think this is too broad. It's fairly easy to explain the (lack of) process.
Jul
15
comment What does it mean for Christ to have been slain before the creation of the world?
This would be better on Biblical Hermeneutics.
Jul
11
comment What does it mean to shed blood in the name of Christ?
@Andrew To a Christian pacifist the shedding of blood of another would be a mortal sin, and so not in the same category as the other items in the list.
Jul
11
comment What does it mean to shed blood in the name of Christ?
@Andrew It's about the meaning of words. There is no "official Catholic perspective' on that.
Jul
11
comment What ia the Specific role of Africa in Christianity
I think some of the problems you are having here, and one of the reasons why we are having trouble understanding you is that you are asking questions about how North America and Europe do things. You may think that those are 'Christian nations' and so everything they do is governed by Christianity, but I assure you that is not the case. What Christians do or think, and what North Americans or Europeans do or think may have very little to do with each other. I've edited your question to make it about Christianity, which is what this site is about.
Jul
11
comment Examples of people who fell from grace and earned it back?
I can do that if you edit the question so that's what it asks. Take all the stuff about 'blasphemy against the Holy Spirit' and just ask that simple question.
Jul
10
comment Examples of people who fell from grace and earned it back?
Hi user1477388 First, you shouldn't edit follow-up questions into the original question. You should ask a separate question (except in this case there is already a question on the site that answers it). Second, you are going to have to be a bit clearer with what you are looking for. Are you looking for examples of people who were favoured by God, sinned, and then found favour with God again? There are very many examples of that.
Jul
8
comment Is there a biblical origin for demons?
@Jesse I'm not going to argue, just pointing out that most Christians don't agree with your interpretation of Revelation, so you are unlikely to get good answers here.
Jul
8
comment What are the different names of God in each book of the bible
Did you take notes? Could you ask him to give you a list?