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Aug
27
comment How do JWs respond to Jude 9 in light of Matthew 4:10?
In Jude Michale does not rebuke Satan directly. In Matthew 4:10, Jesus does rebuke Satan. He exerts greater authority in Matthew 4. The position on these verses in opposition to the JW view is that if Jesus and Michael were the same person, they would have both had the authority to rebuke Satan, but only Jesus had that authority, and Michael knew he didn't have this authority, and thus did not rebuke Satan.
Aug
25
comment Do Latter-day Saints believe Muhammad is a prophet?
I have removed the second, unrelated question. I encourage you to ask that as a separate question.
Aug
24
comment What is the dominant “Other Christianity” of the Members of the US Congress from the Dakotas?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about the self-identified religions of specific individuals, and not about Christianity or doctrine.
Aug
23
comment How do JWs respond to Jude 9 in light of Matthew 4:10?
So why if Jesus/Michael didn't want to go beyond his authority in Jude 9, why was he willing to exert a greater authority in Matthew 4:10?
Aug
22
comment What are the various eternal destinies or after lives that are possible in LDS Mormon Doctrine?
I don't doubt the value of all this info, but could a summary answer be provided? A TLDR section? :)
Aug
21
comment How do JWs respond to Jude 9 in light of Matthew 4:10?
@DanAndrews: I know these two verses are one of the key points when trying to refute the JW concept that Jesus and Matthew are the same person. I'm sure that the JWs have an answer for it, though... I'm curious in learning that answer. I'm not sure how any of that can be considered "a stretch."
Aug
20
comment How do JWs respond to Jude 9 in light of Matthew 4:10?
@DanAndrews: What is a big stretch?
Aug
18
comment Has “angels walking among men” been invoked to solve theological problems?
A decent answer, apart from the personal, extra-biblical, and off-topic speculation about the nature of angels.
Aug
18
comment Sunday a day of rest
I think this answer may address your question.
Aug
17
comment How do Protestants respond to the JW interpretation of John 14:28?
Thank you. I brought up Phil. 2:5-7 with my JW friend, and it left her scratching her head.
Jul
22
comment How to answer: “If God is omnipotent, can he create an object he cannot move?”
@Charlie: No amount of power allows one to do that which is logically impossible. It is logically impossible to draw a sphericial square. The definitions of "sphere" and "square" do not overlap such that it is possible, regardless of the amount of "power" one has. The same is true with the word puzzle of "create an object so large it cannot be moved." Both of these scenarios are word games, which describe impossible concepts. Power is irrelevant.
Jul
22
comment How to answer: “If God is omnipotent, can he create an object he cannot move?”
@Charlie: Answer updated to be more impossible.. ;)
Jul
19
comment What Christian denominations (if any) permit gay marriage?
This probably isn't a very good question for this site, as the list is constantly changing. Any answer provided will be inaccurate within a short period of time. Further, many denominations don't take a stand on the issue, leaving it up to individual congregations to decide whether to permit it or not, making the list even more complex than at first blush.
Jul
8
comment What does the Bible say about birth control?
@MasonWheeler: Birth control has existed for as long as humans have understood biological procreation.
Jul
8
comment What exactly does it mean that Jesus Christ is the son of God?
@terdon: If we were to extract the DNA of Jesus, we would find the DNA of Mary, and foreign DNA, not matching that of any human father. I suppose whether "normal biological" processes applies depends on how strictly you define "normal." Christians, by and large, believe that God the Father was the father of Christ in the physical sense, as well as the spiritual one.
Jul
8
comment What exactly does it mean that Jesus Christ is the son of God?
"The normal biological meaning of son does not apply" -- Of course it does. Remember, Christians believe Christ's mother was a virgin. Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, miraculously, yes, but also "biologically", in that the Holy Spirit, by some means, provided the other half of the DNA necessary to form a fetus in Mary's womb.
Jul
8
comment What is the biblical basis for the idea that organ donation is right or wrong?
@DavidStratton: No, but certain Christian traditions have prohibitions against blood transfusions and organ transplants, and others against all forms of medicine. So I think there's room for the question on the site.
Jul
4
comment In Protestant churches, who is the authority in interpreting the Bible?
@pterandon: You can edit to correct the capitalization yourself :)
Jul
4
comment In Protestant churches, who is the authority in interpreting the Bible?
Perhaps I shouldn't have used that term.
Jul
4
comment Which denominations follow “queer theology”?
Does this "Queer Theology" then claim that homosexual behavior is justified because it is in the Bible? Or just that it is addressed in the Bible?