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Jan
11
comment Is there biblical basis for the belief that God “likes” or feels “affection” toward us?
This does not appear to address the question. It affirms God's love for humanity, but doesn't address the question of whether God feels affection for individuals.
Jan
7
comment What does it mean to abstain from blood in the 21st century?
@Marc: Yeah, I found that. But that doesn't say what you claim it says. That doesn't say to abstain from all blood. In your translation, it says to abstain from blood from strangled animals. In the translation quoted in the question above, it says "blood." Nowhere is it clear that this ought to mean "rare meat."
Jan
7
comment What does it mean to abstain from blood in the 21st century?
@Marc: That is stated in the OT. I can't find it in the NT. Reference, please?
Jan
7
comment What does it mean to abstain from blood in the 21st century?
@Marc: That doesn't appear to be clear at all. How do you reason?
Jan
7
comment What scriptural arguments are there, if any, that there is hell but it is not eternal?
@fredsbend: I'm sure there's some overlap, but I don't think it's accurate to say they always use the same verses.
Jan
6
reviewed Leave Open How is a Christian supposed to fear God when “there is no fear in love” (1 John 4:18)?
Jan
6
reviewed Close Aren't the Nicolaitans the guys who formed the Roman Catholic Church?
Jan
6
comment Does the nature of God's love for us include what we humans would call “constant, strong, and genuine affection”? (Catholic)
I see. Thanks for explaining. I don't really see how that follows, but now I understand your thought process.
Jan
6
comment Does the nature of God's love for us include what we humans would call “constant, strong, and genuine affection”? (Catholic)
"I know that God doesn't experience emotions like affection" -- how do you know this?
Jan
6
revised What extrabiblical sources support the existence of Jesus in history?
Move links inline, and remove links to removed YouTube videos
Jan
5
comment Generational Curses vs Personal Resposibility
@Jeff: Thanks, but I'm afraid "protestant" isn't really any better than no scope, in this particular case. Protestants are really all over the board on this topic, ranging from Charismatics, who are sometimes criticized for treating every "bad" thing as the result of a curse and/or demon possession, to far more "conservative" denominations which don't believe in curses at all, except as the natural consequences of one's poor decisions.
Jan
5
reviewed Looks OK What does it mean for Christ to have been slain before the creation of the world?
Jan
5
reviewed Leave Closed Why did the disciples cast lots when the Holy Spirit was promised
Jan
5
reviewed Leave Closed What is the difference between mind and soul (if any)
Jan
5
reviewed Close What defence can be made for Christian anthropocentrism?
Jan
5
comment What does it mean for Christ to have been slain before the creation of the world?
You say 'Revelation describes Jesus as "slain before the foundations of the earth"', but then you quote something that doesn't actually say that.
Jan
5
comment Why does God have a chosen people?
Since this question was asked, nearly 5.5 years ago, the site guidelines have changed such that this question is off-topic as being about God's motives. If you want to reframe the question to ask about a particular denomination's view on the issue, it would gain be on-topic, but as there are already answers, I would encourage doing that as a separate question.
Jan
4
comment How do those who believe in a works or works + faith based salvation interpret Jesus' words to the criminal in Luke 23:43?
I agree with @Mr.Bultitude. Whether works-based is polemical or not, opinions are likely to vary widely across even "works-based" traditions, so choosing one for the question would be preferred.
Jan
4
comment How do those who believe in a works or works + faith based salvation interpret Jesus' words to the criminal in Luke 23:43?
@MattGutting: That's rather beside the point, don't you think?
Jan
4
comment How do evangelical universalists reconcile their position with the designation for Judas that it would be better if he had never been born?
@Mr.Bultitude: Would you mind sharing that definition? Even the opening sentence on wikipedia offers two different definitions, before it even gets to details. And each is open to wide interpretation. I'm not being pedantic at all. "Inerrant" is not at all well defined, at least for the purpose of scoping a question like this one. I'll grant you that the concept of inerrancy is not so hard to define, but what that looks like is very difficult, if not completely impossible, to define. Thus, question scope, it requires clarification.