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Mar
5
comment Does the Bible explain why God chose Israel?
Think of it this way. Bob tells Alice, "I will give you a new car." Later Bob gives Alice a new car, and Alice asks, "Why did you give me this car?" "Because I promised to" is not a satisfactory answer.
Mar
5
comment Does the Bible explain why God chose Israel?
@Jesse: So why did he make a promise to Abraham? That's the question that matters. Your answer is "God chose Israel because he promised he would make Abraham a great nation." That doesn't answer the question at all. It BEGS the question. Why did God choose Abraham to make a great nation?
Mar
5
comment Does the Bible explain why God chose Israel?
In summary, it seems your answer is "God chose Israel because he chose Israel." That doesn't seem like much of an answer.
Mar
5
comment What is the difference between mind and soul (if any)
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is a question about definitions, which can be answered by any dictionary.
Mar
4
comment Does the Bible explain why God chose Israel?
@NeilMartin: Then the question should be "Does the Bible explain why God chose Israel?" This question would be on topic.
Mar
4
comment Did Judas identify Jesus with a kiss because Jesus could change his features?
Alternately, you could simply ask "Why did Judas identify Jesus with a kiss?" -- There may not be a solid answer, but there's bound to be a more solid answer than to a wild speculation.
Mar
4
comment Did Judas identify Jesus with a kiss because Jesus could change his features?
To make this on-topic, I think you'll need to show that there are some Christians who believe that Jesus could change his features or shape. Otherwise, we're opening ourselves up to every wild speculation a person can imagine.
Mar
4
comment Did Judas identify Jesus with a kiss because Jesus could change his features?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about a speculation with no basis in Christian belief or scripture.
Mar
3
comment What is the difference between pre-Nicene Trinitarianism and Arianism in terms of their Christology?
"Pre-Nicene Trinitarianism" isn't really a thing, at least not formally. The doctrine of the Trinity wasn't formalized until about 3-4 decades after the first council of Nicene. Of course there was talk of what would not be called Trinitarian ideas prior to then, but they weren't codified enough to be a force of their own, let alone stand against Arianism or any other established system of theology.
Feb
26
comment According to evangelicals, before the Reformation, who were Christians if “Catholics are not Christians”?
@curiousdannii: I mean the classical sense of straw man. Specifically, I think that the majority of Evangelicals who claim that Catholics aren't Christians don't make the arguments you claim they're making.
Feb
26
comment According to evangelicals, before the Reformation, who were Christians if “Catholics are not Christians”?
@curiousdannii: I realize that wasn't the point of the question. That's why I suggested it as a preliminary question, not as a replacement.
Feb
26
comment Does the RCC permit Catholic laity to answer exegetical questions (i.e., interpret scripture) on a forum or website?
What do you mean by "permitted"? There is no "Bible interpretation police." There are some official interpretations, and a Catholic laity, or any laity, or any clergy, of any denomination, can interpret scripture in accordance or contradiction to these interpretations.
Feb
26
comment According to evangelicals, before the Reformation, who were Christians if “Catholics are not Christians”?
I think I would begin by asking a different question: What is the reason that some Evangelicals claim Catholics are not "true" Christians/not saved/(whichever exact phrase you're concerned about). With the answer to this question, it will be much easier to accurately ask how these same Evangelicals would address the fourth through sixteenth centuries.
Feb
26
comment According to evangelicals, before the Reformation, who were Christians if “Catholics are not Christians”?
The edit looks to me like a straw-man.
Feb
25
comment Is the Tetragrammaton YHWV or YHVH
And you can read much more (than you want to know) about this, and the debate about pronunciation, here.
Feb
24
comment Is the Tetragrammaton YHWV or YHVH
As letters go, 'V' is older than 'W', since the latter didn't exist until roughly the 7th or 8th century, so it would make sense that older tetragrammations would use V (or possibly VV).
Feb
24
comment How do Theistic Evolutionists reconcile that Eve was called the “…mother of all living?”
@LCIII: That would depend on whom you ask. The point is that TEs don't believe they literally existed.
Feb
23
comment Is there a Biblical basis for the concept that demons have an odor?
I have edited your question to remove the separate, and unscoped question about Christian commentary on demons. If you want to ask that as a separate question, that might be appropriate, if you can scope it to a particular denomination or belief system.
Feb
20
comment Why was the ground cursed instead of Adam?
Or perhaps neither was a bigger sinner, because neither existed, and the ground also wasn't literally cursed, because it's simply an ancient civilization's creation myth. However you spin it, any answer to this question is pure opinion, and off-topic.
Feb
20
comment Did Jesus have a divine biological Father?
Protestants don't have "a" belief on this. Most probably don't care. Those who do are likely to have differing beliefs. You'll need to narrow your question's scope significantly for us to be able to answer it.