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Oct
16
comment Refuting false claim about The Catholic Church in the Medieval Ages
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about political history.
Oct
16
comment Refuting false claim about The Catholic Church in the Medieval Ages
This might be a better fit for History.SE, since it's not really about Christianity, but rather about a Christian's organization in political history.
Oct
16
comment What is considered chaste behaviour from a Catholic perspective?
I suspect the downvote was related to what might be perceived as crude sexual language, but I think it's a good question and I +1ed.
Oct
15
comment Who are the brothers and sisters in Matthew 25:40 refering to?
Verse 37 is the clue. Then the righteous will answer him .. when did we see you hungry ... ?... then in 40 The King will reply, ‘whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me. clearly The King is speaking to the righteous about their actions toward the brothers and sisters. So the brothers and sisters are the recipients of the righteous' actions (feeding, clothing, etc)
Oct
15
comment Who are the brothers and sisters in Matthew 25:40 refering to?
Did you read the verses immediately preceding? They explain the context.
Oct
15
comment Will the Church go through the tribulation spoken of in the book of Revelation?
According to whom? There are varied opinions on this--a minority of Christians even believe in a futuristic "tribulation period" as described in your question (and not all of them agree on what that tribulation will be like). If you can narrow your question to ask what a specific group of Christians teaches, it would be a good question.
Oct
14
comment Poor defined as 'Any Poor' or 'Christian Poor'
@PaulA.Clayton: I think a more likely scenario is that the OP hadn't fully considered the implications of their question. That's usually the case when category errors like this are made.
Oct
14
comment Is a Catholic annulment divorce in a Catholic way?
Is it fair to say your real question then is "What did Cardinal Walter Kasper mean when he made that statement?"
Oct
14
comment Is a Catholic annulment divorce in a Catholic way?
Amazing. TL;DR;
Oct
14
comment Is a Catholic annulment divorce in a Catholic way?
Your last sentence makes it look like maybe you're just asking for a Catholic definition of divorce and annulment--if that is your question, you should ask that directly (after, of course, doing the requisite google search to make sure you can't find the answer quickly and easily already).
Oct
14
comment Is a Catholic annulment divorce in a Catholic way?
This seems to me like a question of definition. Certainly annulment has certain similarities to divorce. It also has differences. Whether the similarities or differences make it more or less "divorce the Catholic way" depends on whom you ask, the context, and a lot of opinion.
Oct
14
comment Poor defined as 'Any Poor' or 'Christian Poor'
Christians didn't exist at the time Proverbs was written, so that's clearly not the intended meaning.
Oct
14
comment What is the earliest non-Judeo-Christian reference to Jesus?
This comment isn't meant as a criticism of the question--it's a valid question, if only as a matter of curiosity (once "non-Christian" is sufficiently defined)--but I wonder what the purpose is. Questions like this are often asked in an attempt to validate (or invalidate) the historicity of the person of Jesus, but to artificially limit acceptable resources to those outside of the Christian (or Jewish) faith is to artificially limit ones scope of study to those least qualified to comment (as Jesus lived among Jews and later Christians, most witnesses would be members of those groups).
Oct
14
comment What is the earliest non-Judeo-Christian reference to Jesus?
Related: Is there any verifiable historical and/or scientific evidence that Jesus lived?
Oct
14
comment What is the earliest non-Judeo-Christian reference to Jesus?
@JamesJenkins: So non-Jewish authors, too... so Josephus wouldn't count?
Oct
14
comment What is the earliest non-Judeo-Christian reference to Jesus?
What is your criteria for a "non-Christian reference?" The most well-known references to Jesus (the New Testament) were written by Jews--Christianity as a distinct religion didn't exist until at least decades, more probably a 2-3 centuries later.
Oct
13
comment Did God's curse on Cain extend to only Cain, Cain's descendants or to everyone?
@user2366911: Please see this post. We don't deal with "facts" here or "truth." We address how various Christian groups study scripture and theology. Not all Christians agree that Cain even existed, or that the flood happened. So while we respect that the letter of the Bible is enough evidence to convince you, as a site that is welcoming to all Christian perspectives, we aren't able to accept that as "a fact", per se. For this reason, when discussing such "facts", citations are required, by the guidelines of our site.
Oct
13
comment What do non-fundamentalists believe about the Bible?
@havlock: There are Christians who don't even believe Jesus Christ existed as a real, literal person. To them, there is no "cutoff point" at all.
Oct
13
comment Does sin hinder one's ability to speak God's word?
This 'false teachers' approach is interesting--and not one I would have thought of. I read the question as asking something more along the lines of "If a pastor is having a secret affair, does it affect his ability to preach effectively?"
Oct
13
comment What do non-fundamentalists believe about the Bible?
Asking what "non-fundamentalists" believe is far too broad, as there are a bazillion (that's a technical term) types of "non-fundamentalists." In fact, "fundamentalists" are a small minority of Christians, so you're really asking "What do all Christians ever, except a very small minority, believe about the entire Bible?" That's far too broad for us to address here.