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Jan
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answered Was there a sacrifice in the Old Testament for intentional sins?
Jan
30
revised Did the Jews waiting for their Messiah associate him with the creation of the world?
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Jan
30
comment Does extreme use of capital punishment in ANE & Mosaic laws attest to a universal recognition of God's wrath, or God's tolerance of universal cruelty?
Hi Robert - Welcome to c.se! I think all your observations are very true. On one hand their is more mercy, and prevention of revenge. This does not quite lead to an exact answer of the question, but it is very good observation. You might want to squeeze it into two comments under my question as showing 'extreme' is in some ways not that extreme. Cheers. Oh ... also suggest as you are new read Q&A
Jan
30
revised What is the biblical argument used by Protestants against the Catholic doctrine of Penance?
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Jan
30
answered What is the biblical argument used by Protestants against the Catholic doctrine of Penance?
Jan
29
comment Did the Jews waiting for their Messiah associate him with the creation of the world?
I have a fascination with what Jews thought of Messiah before Christ as it is the cultural context to explain in more depth many passages of the gospels. Also I have an interests in the trinity as understood and developed over time. You can vote to close but I would understand that as short-sited on key historical development of the core doctrines of Christianity. Besides I do not think there will be many tempted to join you. By the way my use of the word Son was also related to Messianic concepts 'Kiss the Son' Psalm 2 - was understood as Messianic by ancient Jews.
Jan
29
comment What does it mean to interpret the Bible literally?
@Beska - Is it possible to please delete your comments and take your conversation with Jas to a chatroom? Every time you add a comment I get an alert to read it thinking someone is asking me to clarify my question. But it is just a debate about something you disagree with from Jas which makes him feel a duty to respond to. This is not what comments are for.
Jan
29
comment How Christians are expected to accommodate or view the existence and presence of other religions vis a vis Christianity?
@jayyeshu - the first theee are the rom 1 chapter is classical in describing religion outside of that exclusive path. In both repsects these are onky sample verses the Bible attributes the faithless to absolute corruption and consideres nothing morally good coming out of it. All other religions are of the 'flesh' and Paul said, for ex, Romans 7:18 For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. The 'flesh' refering to human nature without new life in Christ is a contemptible word, this spans any religious expression under it, because it suppressed the divine laws in nature.
Jan
28
comment Did the Jews waiting for their Messiah associate him with the creation of the world?
@warren - yes the New Testament church, I am refeering to the body of believers in Christ before his appearing in the flesh, like Abraham who was our father as our faith is like his. The word 'church' is not used in the Old Testament as this is a Greek word, but in Hebrew it is usually translated 'the congregation' or 'assembly'. That is what I refer to the assembly of believers in Christ, before his appearing.
Jan
28
revised How Christians are expected to accommodate or view the existence and presence of other religions vis a vis Christianity?
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Jan
28
answered How Christians are expected to accommodate or view the existence and presence of other religions vis a vis Christianity?
Jan
28
comment How Christians are expected to accommodate or view the existence and presence of other religions vis a vis Christianity?
Ok - I think that is a different question. And “Whether all other religion are man made” is actually clearer than your current title. Cheers.
Jan
28
comment How Christians are expected to accommodate or view the existence and presence of other religions vis a vis Christianity?
Your question is very, very similar to this: christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/8385/…
Jan
28
revised Man's immortality in the Garden of Eden
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Jan
28
answered Man's immortality in the Garden of Eden
Jan
28
comment Is there tradition in Judaism about seeing God through nine mirrors?
I actually think this a good question related to the Jewish culture at the time of Christ as it illustrates the Haggadah styled interpretations that existed at the time, which the Apostles did not use in the New Testament. You could get a Jewish answer on judaismSE but it also works well for illustrating New Testament Jewish culture which is why Christian commentaries and lexicons often refers to these curious little beliefs to better understand the context of the New Testament audience.
Jan
28
answered Is there tradition in Judaism about seeing God through nine mirrors?
Jan
28
comment Baptism of the Holy Spirit according to Martin Lloyd Jones' “Joy Unspeakable”
@unregistered-matthew-7.7 - you can actually get owens work on holy spirit in condensed modern english summarized for but for some reason these versions don't include his sections on the gifts which are very illuminating.
Jan
28
revised Baptism of the Holy Spirit according to Martin Lloyd Jones' “Joy Unspeakable”
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Jan
28
answered Baptism of the Holy Spirit according to Martin Lloyd Jones' “Joy Unspeakable”