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bio website jaerhard.com
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Just some guy having too many accounts on too many sites (and most of those I can't even remember ;-)


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comment What does the bible say about homosexuality?
@Richard: My point is, that we do know that not helping the poor and needy is a part Sodom's sin. The primary, I'd say (but this veers into guessing, true), since it listed first. We do not know that homosexuality was part of the "detestable things" they did. So why is Sodom always only an example of God hating homosexuality (and homosexuals, from context) and never an example of Him hating not helping the poor?
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comment What does the bible say about homosexuality?
Sodom was destroyed because of homosexuality. The fact that they "did not help the poor and needy" had no part in it. Yeah, right.
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comment How to answer “Why do evil and suffering exist?”
"making man like God" addendum: that's exactly what the serpent told Eve: "ye shall be as gods".
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comment How to answer “Why do evil and suffering exist?”
@svid: Logic is something. This is something else. "Whatever God does"... yup. But Jesus experienced suffering, he didn't "do" it (yes, he "did suffer", but that's English, it doesn't mean he actively suffered) As to Baptism: Jesus told us to baptize. He also told us that we needed to be baptized. Where does he tell us we need to suffer? And "making man like God" is heresy.
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comment How to answer “Why do evil and suffering exist?”
@Ign: I noticed that, I just wasn't in the mood. And I used it to add a bit of sarcasm in the direction of svidgen :P
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comment How to answer “Why do evil and suffering exist?”
@Ign: sure it would. But that's not my point, my point is that God is about freedom, we humans aren't. Oh, and of course, it would be a blessed suffering (since Jesus blessed it)
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comment How to answer “Why do evil and suffering exist?”
@svid: could you this "whatever Jesus experienced, he blessed" support with some links? Not that I agree with it at all, I'm just curious who says this.
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comment Should biblical laws apply to non-Christians?
"a lot of Christians"? Well, I don't. Since I disagree with a number of "biblical morals". Even evangelicals disagree with some of them. :P
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comment Is Christianity an experiential practice?
Late follow-up, because I only now noticed it (I think): what do you mean when you say "experiencing the Spirit". We all have it, don't we?
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comment Is there a basis for Christian holidays in the Bible?
The question is about christian holidays or rather, holy days. And compared to the jewish feasts, which were explicitly (and in great detail) decreed by God himself, the christian holidays never were. Sure God likes having a great time... but why should I need a man-made/set arbitrary date for it? That's similar to saying that to have fun you have to drink alcohol.
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comment Will suicide keep me out of Heaven?
Caleb, I know he doesn't deny me. And I also know he doesn't want me to see him as my master (see, again John 15:15, what do you make of that?). That means: I obey him/God because I know what he tells me, and what he wants from me is good, not because he's my master (because I'm not a servant anymore). As in John: "because a servant does not know his master's business". We are "in on it" if you will. At least enough not to have to blindly follow (not always, anyway). Yes, this may be original research, I don't have any references. Only the Spirit as my teacher.
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comment Will suicide keep me out of Heaven?
As a Christian, I believe I'm not God's property, but his child. And Jesus is not my master, but my friend. See John 15:15.
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comment Did all disciples of Christ's apostles consider priesthood a sacrament?
@Love: you can't prove a negative. The original assertion mentioned in the question, that could (theoretically) be proven, but in practice (since those writings are largely lost or at least missing) can't.