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comment How can Jesus, born of mankind, be sinless?
I am voting to close this question, because the answer depends on which faith tradition is answering. The Catholic answer is quite different from the protestant answer, and I'm sure within protestant denominations (to say nothing of LDS and JW), the answers vary greatly, too.
10h
comment Why did God deliver his message through Jesus instead of a flesh-and-blood prophet?
@Sparkler: You can up-vote comments.
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comment How might one categorize all of the books of the New Testament by theme?
This looks like a pretty open-ended question. Surely there are countless ways to "completely" categorize the entire NT.
11h
comment What is the case against Gore Vidal's view that St. Paul “invented Christianity”?
@disciple: Of course it doesn't address that. Because that's not the question. It might make for a reasonable follow-up question, although it would need to be far far FAR more specific. Naturally Paul "re-wrote" the story, as otherwise he would have had no reason to write it at all. The only meaningful discussion would be on whether he changed substantial portions of the story--and that depends on what one believes is "substantial." A follow-up question will need to be very well framed to be constructive.
22h
comment According to Christian Zionists, how does the Bible support Israel's land claims near the Mediterranean?
You don't need to be a Christian Zionist to answer this question, but you do need to provide an answer from their perspective. If this is an answer from their perspective, please provide references to indicate where Christian Zionists hold these views.
22h
comment Because we are given an example of the Israelites walking in health with wealth, what bearing might this have on our Christian covenant today?
wont that give it away Give what away? Are you trying to ask a trick question? That's not what we do here.
22h
comment Because we are given an example of the Israelites walking in health with wealth, what bearing might this have on our Christian covenant today?
there should be very prominent Bible evidence -- then it should be easy to provide some. Please do so.
22h
comment How is it consistent to refer to Jesus as a god, as son of god, as a messiah and as a prophet altogether?
A prophet is a "lower rank" compared to "messiah", so why ever use "prophet" if he's messiah? -- This appears to be based on a misunderstanding of both the terms "prophet" and "messiah." These are not "ranks" but titles of description. You would use one term when describing someone as a prophet, and the other when describing someone as a/the messiah. Much as you could use the titles "father," "boss," "accountant," and countless others, all to refer to the same person, but in different contexts.
22h
comment Are there Christians who believe Jesus was an ideology and not a person?
Show me a verse in the NT that defines what a Christian is.
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comment Are there Christians who believe Jesus was an ideology and not a person?
The definition of Christian is decidedly NOT in the Bible.
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comment Are there any scholars or doctrinal schools that address the conspicuous dearth of needy people in Jesus' sayings and stories?
Relevant meta post: meta.christianity.stackexchange.com/q/4169/20
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comment Are there Christians who believe Jesus was an ideology and not a person?
@Grasper: Even us christians don't understand what it means to experience the Kingdom of Heaven in our hearts -- I think the authors of the New Testament, and Jesus as they portrayed him, would disagree with you on this point. Pretty much the entire point of the Gospels + Acts (and the most of the NT as a whole) is to show us what the Kingdom of Heaven is like, by example. This means that someone (Jesus, the apostles, early Christians, etc) knew what it was.
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comment Are there Christians who believe Jesus was an ideology and not a person?
We are not in the business of defining "true" Christianity. The only definition which is accepted here is a Christian is one who self-identifies as a Christian. This means there most certainly are Christians by definition who don't believe Jesus was a real person. Some even participate on this site.
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comment What is the case against Gore Vidal's view that St. Paul “invented Christianity”?
@gideonmarx: If the only information we had to go on was the records starting around 100 AD, yes, one would assume an earlier Christian genesis date, based solely on the apparent size of the Christian religion by that time, and the pattern evidence for how religions grew at the time. But that's not the only information we have to go on.
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comment Does the Bible indicate whether Solomon is in heaven?
If you were to narrow the question to a specific faith tradition (Catholics, for instance), I think it would be reasonably scoped.
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comment Does the Bible indicate whether Solomon is in heaven?
Changing the word from "saved" to "heaven" may make the question less ambiguous, but it's still a matter of opinion, because even the definition (and existence) of heaven is debated (even among Christians), and the concept is clearly quite different from what it was at the time the OT was written.
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comment Does the Bible indicate whether Solomon is in heaven?
@curiousdannii: Because Solomon isn't here to ask.
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comment Is there a commandment to love your parents?
This doesn't answer the question, which is asking whether we are commanded to love our parents. The question even quotes the ten commandments, and explains why it is not an answer.
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comment Does the Bible indicate whether Solomon is in heaven?
In most Biblical texts, "salvation" is something that happens to the (literal or figurative) nation of Israel, not to individuals.
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comment According to Christian Zionists, how does the Bible support Israel's land claims near the Mediterranean?
The core thesis of Christianity is that Jesus fulfilled the covenant that God had made with the people of Israel. As this applies to the covenant promise for the land of Israel, most Christians (most notably probably the authors of the New Testament) have historically taken the view that this means that God's promise for land has been extended to involve the entire world, not just the "land of Israel." But of course there is not complete agreement, making this question "Primarily opinion based."