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comment Did God give Moses visions of History and the Tabernacle on Mount Sinai?
@jlaverde: "what part exactly in the text is metaphoric" Practically all of it. "right hand of the throne" -- metaphor. Or do you believe God sits on a literal throne? "true tabernacle" -- metaphor. "Tabernacle" here probably means the church. It obvoiusly does not mean a physical box or place of worship. Do you need me to continue?
Aug
19
comment If a husband wants to recommit to Catholicism but his wife does not want to convert, will they be considered to be adulterers?
This question seems to be based on a very strange understanding of the word "adultery." Is there a Catholic basis for thinking this would be considered adultery that I'm not familiar with? Should the question be edited to say "sin" (or some other more specific, but accurate sin) instead?
Aug
18
comment What explanations have scholars proposed for the rejection of the Didache from the Canon?
@Steve: So Numbers should also be excluded? :)
Aug
15
comment Do any trinitarian Protestant traditions teach that anyone who denies the Trinity is necessarily unsaved?
Your answer still seems to be based on a false premise: That it's possible to prove a negative.
Aug
15
comment Do any trinitarian Protestant traditions teach that anyone who denies the Trinity is necessarily unsaved?
@RadzMatthewCoBrown: Thanks. Much improved.
Aug
13
comment How do local flood proponents explain God's promises to never do it again?
@Jas3.1: Updated with a source, and with a second possible explanation.
Aug
13
comment How do local flood proponents explain God's promises to never do it again?
@Jas3.1: There are many possible explanations for how God's words should be interpreted, from they are paraphrased (probably recorded decades after the fact), to the concept that God never literally spoke words, but that the intended meaning of the sign was communicated, and also interpreted through the same worldview that the rest of the account was recorded. This makes the most sense to me, but I'm not going to say that's what all local-flood proponents believe.
Aug
13
comment How do local flood proponents explain God's promises to never do it again?
@Jas3.1: It seems pretty self-evident to me, but I'll look for a source.
Aug
13
comment Are there any non-pacifist traditions that object to military chaplaincy?
But in any case, I'm not downvoting your answer.
Aug
13
comment Are there any non-pacifist traditions that object to military chaplaincy?
Hmm... it strikes me as kind of the opposite of #2. That is to say, an attempt to restrict the government's interaction with religion, not religion's interaction with the government.
Aug
13
comment How do local flood proponents explain God's promises to never do it again?
@Steve: That's probably pretty hard to prove either way, but that would make sense.
Aug
13
comment Are there any non-pacifist traditions that object to military chaplaincy?
This is interesting, but how does it answer the question?
Aug
12
comment Do any trinitarian Protestant traditions teach that anyone who denies the Trinity is necessarily unsaved?
@Nathaniel: I offer that mainly as a personal observation. Short of doing a large-scale poll of Christians on that issue, I'm not sure how to make it more solid. Maybe I can find some bloggers who mention such things.
Aug
12
comment Do any trinitarian Protestant traditions teach that anyone who denies the Trinity is necessarily unsaved?
"My theory..." is never an appropriate start to an answer here.
Aug
12
comment Do any trinitarian Protestant traditions teach that anyone who denies the Trinity is necessarily unsaved?
There are certainly individual examples of Trinitarians who claim non-Trinitarians are unsaved. I'm still looking for an official group/denomination that believes this.
Aug
12
comment When did the early church begin reciting the Lord's Prayer in corporate worship?
They were regularly repeated--that's not to say they were necessarily repeated as part of corporate worship (but then corporate worship then was certainly different than corporate worship now, so that distinction may not be as meaningful as we might think)
Aug
12
comment When did the Community of Christ (formerly RLDS) adopt the doctrine of the Trinity?
Did my edit change the meaning somehow? Why do you think it's necessary to disparage the RLDS church in your question?
Aug
12
comment When did the early church begin reciting the Lord's Prayer in corporate worship?
The fact that it's quoted in the gospels, which were shared orally for decades before being recorded, is evidence that it was recited word-for-word, at least according to some scholars.
Aug
11
comment Are there any major Protestant denominations that have rejected salvation by faith alone?
It looks like a pretty straight-forward question, but it's probably a lot more nuanced than it appears at first glance. For example, the Word of Faith movement might, according to many, fall into the category of protestants which reject salvation by faith alone, due to the fact that they have a very specific definition of "faith", which looks a lot like works to many other protestants. They're also not a denomination, in any official sense.
Aug
9
comment Why does God allow children to be born disabled, handicapped, or mentally retarded?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because God's motivation is off-topic.