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comment Why or where were the 1000s of people who knew Jesus, why didn't they help
So you're asking why all of those who believed in Jesus didn't start an armed revolt to rescue him from crucifixion?
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comment Was this scene really meant for Matthew and Peter
The parable of the prodigal son is generally believed to be allegory about God's (the father's) relationship to the gentiles (the prodigal son) and the nation of Israel (the jealous son). But I don't know if that's the way the makers of that particular film understood or portrayed it.
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comment According to Catholic theology, why does God have an only Son?
@MattGutting: I'm looking forward.
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comment According to Catholic theology, why does God have an only Son?
The immdiate answer to this question is "Because that's what scripture says." The follow-up question, then, is "Why was this God's plan?" which would normally be off-topic, as questions about God's motivation are off-topic. Since you scope this to the Catholic church, it is possible that the Catholic church has a view on this, therefore, I think, narrowly saving it from off-topic status. But it still strikes me as a very weak question, and one that likely can only be answered by opinion (perhaps the opinion of Catholic theologeans, but contrast that to an official ruling from the church)
Jan
28
comment Differences in Bible translation & Which one is the Best?
SE can't handle "Which is the best?" questions, since they are based on personal opinion.
Jan
28
comment Is it true that people in the Genesis and Exodus are only given promises for future blessings?
Is it true that people in the Exodus and Genesis are given future promises? -- It seems like in Genesis and Exodus that God gave people promises of blessings in the future -- You seem to be answering your own question.
Jan
27
comment Why is the name Jehovah not used more in the Book of Mormon?
@PaulDraper: I also assume he is. My comment was directed toward those voting to close the question.
Jan
27
comment How does mainstream Christianity's perception of Heaven differ from the Mormon perception of the Terrestrial Kingdom?
Mainstream Christianity knows very little about Heaven. Popular culture "knows" much more. I'm not sure this is an answerable question.
Jan
27
comment Why is the name Jehovah not used more in the Book of Mormon?
As long as you're looking for Mormon answers, I think the question is reasonably scoped and on-topic. The most likely non-Mormon answer would be only opinion, and is probably something like "Because Joseph Smith wrote the book of his own accord, modeling after an at-the-time modern English translation of the Bible, which didn't use that word very much." But that would clearly contradict the official Mormon teaching, and is unprovable, making such an answer off-topic here.
Jan
27
comment Does Catholicism Share Some Beliefs with Deism?
Both believe in a god obviously.
Jan
26
comment If someone had the staff of Moses today, would it still work?
It would probably still work as a walking aide.
Jan
23
comment What is the origin of the Good Friday tradition?
This doesn't answer the question.
Jan
23
comment Why does Judaism celebrate Sabbath on Saturday and most Christians celebrate Sabbath on Sunday?
@fredsbend: Yes, of course I do know that and I had made the connection between 'sábado' and 'sabbath'. I'd never made the connection with 'domingo', but of course you are correct. Portuguese also uses 'sábado' and 'domingo', and I'm sure many other languages do too.
Jan
23
comment Who are the man child and the woman in Revelation 12?
The only specific answers to your specific questions are opinions.
Jan
22
comment Who are the man child and the woman in Revelation 12?
Yes, it's specific. And it's asking for opinions. It's off-topic here.
Jan
22
comment Who are the man child and the woman in Revelation 12?
Please don't respond with a symbolic answer -- Most people consider the book of Revelation to be symbolic, so an answer excluding symbolism means you probably don't actually want an answer. But more importantly, we can't answer this question, since it's asking for opinion. It's also too broad, since you've asked multiple questions in a single post.
Jan
22
comment Ezekiel Temple and Prophecy
Your title asks if it's an unfulfillable prophecy, your question asks if it's an unfulfilled prophecy. These are entirely different. Which do you mean?
Jan
22
comment When was the idea of all humans worth equal incorporated into Lutheran Christianity?
@LCIII: I suppose it's a fair question what is meant by "worth" but it seems apparent to me that it most likely means a positive aspect of worth, not a negative one :)
Jan
22
comment When was the idea of all humans worth equal incorporated into Lutheran Christianity?
I think the concept was incorporated into Christianity from before Christianity was a thing. Jesus of Nazareth appeared to live by and teach that principle (and Christianity was formed, arguably, after his death and resurrection).
Jan
22
comment When was the idea of all humans worth equal incorporated into Lutheran Christianity?
Everyone is equally worthy...of condemnation and punishment from God -- this clearly is not addressing the spirit or intent of the question. And the Bible is full of examples which enforce the concept brought up in the question (from being made in the image of God, to the examples of Christ interacting with the "unclean", to commandments to love our neighbor as yourself, paired with "who is my neighbor", etc). So I have to -1 this answer.