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Aug
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comment Is there a Christian definition of “social justice?”
There is clearly not a standard Christian definition, when you consider many Christian groups oppose each other on social justice issues.
Aug
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comment By what did Jesus call Joseph?
I don't think this question is "primarily opinion based"... although I think any answers will be!
Aug
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comment What is the source DNA for the body of Jesus?
@Bye: That doesn't address the question, though, which asks specifically if his DNA is 1) 100% identical to Mary, 2) 100% unique (not borrowed from Mary at all), or 3) 50% from Mary, 50% from a human male. The question seems to assume that his DNA is 100% human--it just wants to know from WHICH human(s) did it come.
Aug
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comment What is the source DNA for the body of Jesus?
@Loduwijk: What I'm saying is that I don't see this answer addressing the issue of DNA at all, but more about the essence of Jesus. I think #1 is a reasonable answer to the question--I just don't see that answer presented here.
Aug
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comment What is the source DNA for the body of Jesus?
So your answer is... Jesus' DNA was 100% identical to Mary's DNA? I really don't see how this answers the question.
Aug
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comment What is the source DNA for the body of Jesus?
But Kudos on a well-formulated, thoughtful question. And +1 for actually searching the site before asking!
Aug
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comment What is the source DNA for the body of Jesus?
I think both this question, and the one you liked to, are 'Primarily opinion based.' Any answers will be pure speculation.
Aug
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comment If God is one then why is belief in God insufficient?
Your understanding is flawed. Christianity doesn't say simply that you must accept that the one true God exists. What it does say is that we must follow the example of Jesus, and admit that we are sinful, and that only through the grace of Jesus Christ can we attain salvation. Jews don't say that, since they deny that Christ can save us.
Aug
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comment What tribe is David from?
I have edited your question to remove the parts which are irrelevant to the core question. They may make for additional useful questions, however, they just aren't meaningful to answering this question.
Aug
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comment Is there Biblical support for the concept that 'Whenever a man lies with a woman…a transcendental relation is set up between them'?
@Andrew: I'm afraid I can't. I can say what I think it might mean, but it would be better to rely on the Lewis text.
Aug
4
comment How do Old Earth Creationists use 2 Peter 3:8 to support the “day-age” theory?
@fredsbend: heh, of course, that's very true.
Aug
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comment What does it mean that God's wrath is infinite and what is its relation to existence of life on other planets?
@CoderInNetwork: I haven't watched the show, although I'm downloading it now via torrent. I've heard it's good anyway... after I see that episode, maybe I can provide better insight into what they were talking about. Do you by chance remember which episode it was?
Aug
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comment What does it mean that God's wrath is infinite and what is its relation to existence of life on other planets?
@CoderInNetwork: It does mention it. It says scholars emphasize that Bruno's astronomical views were at most a minor component of the theological and philosophical beliefs that led to his trial. So the idea that he was sentenced because his belief violated the fact that 'God's wrath is not eternal' is probably an embellishment.
Aug
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comment How do Old Earth Creationists use 2 Peter 3:8 to support the “day-age” theory?
@LCIII: Well, most OECs are not well studied, and they might not look at the scripture as critically as you or I. But to be fair, most YECs aren't well studied, either. So perhaps some OECs do use that verse the way you describe, but it's not a very solid proof text, as I think we both agree.
Aug
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comment What contemporary criticism was given to Belloc's claim that the Protestant Reformation was the work of a few oligarchs?
Was the Protestant Reformation a bottom-up or top-down reformation -- I'm pretty sure the answer to this question is simply: Yes. It's far too complex a scenario to pigeon-hole into either view. Both views are applicable to some aspects, and other aspects of the reformation wouldn't fit into either view.
Aug
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comment How do Old Earth Creationists use 2 Peter 3:8 to support the “day-age” theory?
I have edited your question to no longer say "The proper exegesis..." which I think is the most provocative part of the question. If you disagree with the edit, feel free to roll-back my change.
Aug
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comment How do Old Earth Creationists use 2 Peter 3:8 to support the “day-age” theory?
@LCIII: If you google for "2 Peter 3:8 creation" you get a ton of YEC groups debunking the supposed OEC view that 2 Peter 3:8 supports an old earth view. That's what I mean by it's used by YECs--It's used often as a straw man.
Aug
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comment How do Old Earth Creationists use 2 Peter 3:8 to support the “day-age” theory?
@Andrew: But that's not what was being done. The question was "How does group X explain Y? Y can't possibly be correct because of Z."
Aug
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comment How do Old Earth Creationists use 2 Peter 3:8 to support the “day-age” theory?
@LCIII: I think 2 Peter 3:8 is a popular go-to verse to debunk OEC, but not one used to support it (as you see in my answer). In any case, I suggest removing the provocative language from your question.
Aug
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comment How do Old Earth Creationists use 2 Peter 3:8 to support the “day-age” theory?
Some YECs use those verses, too, to say the days were 1000 years long, but no longer, so that creation took 6,000 years. I think it's a minority YEC view, but it is (or has been) held by some.