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Aug
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on During the Mass, may the Priest skip the Act of Penitence and the Kyrie Eleison?
Aug
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Jul
31
answered Was Absalom's hair really that strong?
Jul
31
comment Did Jonah die and raise from the dead?
@Caleb Pentecostals, in general, believe the Bible to be reliable. It seems like arguing from the text would be sufficiently "Pentecostal" to be of some value. With upwards of 170 denominations, it's not as if there's an official Pentecostal position in the first place. They, generally, read the Bible a certain way, but apart from those initial assumptions, there's nothing particularly Pentecostal about this particular question or answer, is there?
Jul
31
answered Believing in The Lord without joining a church
Jul
30
comment Did Jonah die and raise from the dead?
@Caleb "Probably" in an understatement, but absolute certainty would be an overstatement.
Jul
30
comment Did Jonah die and raise from the dead?
Deliverance from Sheol/the grave is commonly used in Hebrew poetry. (e.g. Ps 30:3, Ps 86:13, Pr 23:14)
Jul
30
revised What is the difference between lust and sexual desire?
typo
Jul
30
comment Is there a Biblical basis for born-again virginity?
In that we should return to holiness and purity, there definitely is a Biblical impulsion. God redeems his unfaithful bride (e.g. Hosea), but I don't see a direct link between that and a "second virginity." Like I said, it is at best an application of Christian principles.
Jul
30
answered Is there a Biblical basis for born-again virginity?
Jul
28
revised What does the Parable of the Vineyard Workers mean?
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Jul
28
answered Does the Catholic Church still stand behind Isaiah 14:21?
Jul
28
revised In the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit, what is the the distinction between the gifts of wisdom, understanding, and knowledge?
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Jul
28
reviewed Edit suggested edit on What does the Parable of the Vineyard Workers mean?
Jul
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revised What does the Parable of the Vineyard Workers mean?
god changed to God; other spelling errors
Jul
28
answered In the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit, what is the the distinction between the gifts of wisdom, understanding, and knowledge?
Jul
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revised Why was having concubines not a sin like adultery?
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Jul
28
comment What is the origin of the tradition that Mary lived in Turkey after John took her there?
@Steve, the Wikipedia article I linked claims that tradition says that John was pardoned by Emperor Nerva, though I don't see a primary source cited. Googling suggests that Nerve pardoned many (all?) that Domitian had banished, and so it is at least not illogical to think that the apostle John was among them. As for Mary, John was primarily responsible for her care. He could very well have arranged to have Mary cared for when he was banished. I suppose she could have gone with him to Patmos. My guess is that banishment doesn't have to mean solitary confinement.
Jul
27
comment What is the origin of the tradition that Mary lived in Turkey after John took her there?
The apostle John's tomb is supposed to be in Ephesus. This tradition dates to the 6th century. As John was to care for Mary, it would make sense that she lived there.