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comment Did God give Moses visions of History and the Tabernacle on Mount Sinai?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
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comment Did God give Moses visions of History and the Tabernacle on Mount Sinai?
But to answer your question: They are (blatantly, obviously, to the vast majority of Christians), metaphorical mansions.
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comment Did God give Moses visions of History and the Tabernacle on Mount Sinai?
@jlaverde: Dude. Whatever. We disagree. I'm 100% sure you're wrong. You're 100% sure I'm wrong. Me reading the bible won't convince me that your opinion is right any more than you reading the bible will convince you that I'm right.
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comment How should Christians respond to Buddhism?
This question is far too broad. There are countless ways to respond to different religions, in different circumstances. Not to mention there are countless opinions! Some Christians think it is appropriate to protest. Others are friendly. Countless books have undoubtedly been written on this topic, and undoubtedly many disagree with each other.
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comment Did God give Moses visions of History and the Tabernacle on Mount Sinai?
@jlaverde: The "third heaven" is, obviously (to most people), metaphor. To say that God, a spirit, who created the physical world (and by definition must therefore exist outside of the physical world) lives in a physical place is, to most people, complete insanity. I can turn it around to you: "If you believe God is confined to a physical place, can you call yourself a true Christian?" Fortunately, neither view on this issue has the least to do with the definition of a Christian.
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comment River Baptism Ceremony
My sister and I were baptized in a lake. Many others in my church were baptized in swimming pools or baptismals, depending on what was available at the time. I have attended many other lake and river baptisms of friends. I imagine there are thousands of churches which do baptisms in lakes and rivers. You should probably consult your local phone listings to find a church that is reasonably close to you to actually help you in your TV series.
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comment Why did God create man with the ability to sin?
@LeeWoofenden: You say "ugh" about an overview... I say "ugh" about major theologians! I hate those questions. But you're right, the question could be phrased to fit within site guidelines. But with existing answers, the best thing is probably to ask a new question, and let this one remain (closed) for reference.
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comment Why did God create man with the ability to sin?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because asking about God's motives is off-topic.
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comment Did God give Moses visions of History and the Tabernacle on Mount Sinai?
@jlaverde: If you believe there's a literal throne floating around in the heavens, then there's no point having a conversation with you, because all reason is clearly lost on you.
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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
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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
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comment What explanations have scholars proposed for the rejection of the Didache from the Canon?
@Steve: So Numbers should also be excluded? :)
Aug
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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
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comment Do any trinitarian Protestant traditions teach that anyone who denies the Trinity is necessarily unsaved?
@RadzMatthewCoBrown: Thanks. Much improved.
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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.
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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.
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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
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comment Are there any non-pacifist traditions that object to military chaplaincy?
But in any case, I'm not downvoting your answer.
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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.
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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.