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Aug
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comment What is the Biblical basis that God does not punish disobedient Christians beyond the immediate natural consequences?
Ahh, yes, as you guessed, that's just because I mentioned it in a comment :)
Aug
30
comment What is the Biblical basis that God does not punish disobedient Christians beyond the immediate natural consequences?
What do you mean they are linked?
Aug
29
comment What is the Biblical basis that God does not punish disobedient Christians beyond the immediate natural consequences?
Is this meant to be the counter-point to your other question?
Aug
29
comment Is the sermon on the mount intended for unbelievers?
@fredsbend: Put another way, I can see three possible answers to the question: "Yes, it was meant for unbelievers as you say", "No, it was meant for believers because..." and "It was meant for both believers and unbelievers because..." Which is correct is a matter of opinion. (I happen to believe it was meant for both... but that's only my opinion).
Aug
29
comment Is the sermon on the mount intended for unbelievers?
@fredsbend: If it's not a truth question, it's primarily-opinion based as it's worded (and of course Truth questions are a subset of primarily-opinion based) That's not to say a good, solid question doesn't exit in there somewhere...
Aug
29
comment Is the sermon on the mount intended for unbelievers?
This is a Truth question, making it off-topic here. You could possibly ask "Was Jesus addressing believers or non-believers?" and then it would be on-topic, but the answer would depend on your definition of "believer"--he was addressing Jews, as he was in Israel, but not Christians, as they did not yet exist.
Aug
29
comment What is the Authoritative Catholic explanation of why the Magi get a pass, yet Catholics are to reject astrology?
@FMShyanguya: There are many instances of Bible characters doing things which are obviously, or possibly, "evil," without being condemned. Also keep in mind that astrology of the time has diverged into two distinct modern arts: Astrology and Astronomy.
Aug
29
comment What is the Authoritative Catholic explanation of why the Magi get a pass, yet Catholics are to reject astrology?
@FMShyanguya: The Bible is full of stories of people accomplishing God's will through sinful means.
Aug
29
comment What is the Authoritative Catholic explanation of why the Magi get a pass, yet Catholics are to reject astrology?
@FMShyanguya: Yes, but that's not an indication that the Catholic church (nor anyone else) approves of them using astrology for that purpose.
Aug
29
comment What is the Authoritative Catholic explanation of why the Magi get a pass, yet Catholics are to reject astrology?
@FMShyanguya: I apologize for saying your question assumes that... it actually directly states it when it says the Magi "get a pass."
Aug
29
comment What is the Authoritative Catholic explanation of why the Magi get a pass, yet Catholics are to reject astrology?
This question assumes that Catholics find the Magi's use of astrology to be "acceptable." Do you have evidence of this?
Aug
29
comment How to reconcile God's promise to Abraham with the current Jewish population?
@Calvin: Even if that is the case, this question doesn't address that case, as this question simply asks "How can this be reconciled?" and the obvious answer is "It's not literal." If the question were "How do Biblical literalists who take this verse literally reconcile this?" it would be a different story.
Aug
29
comment How to reconcile God's promise to Abraham with the current Jewish population?
@Calvin: Biblical "literalists" are the first to say that they don't take everything literally. I'd be curious to know of a specific group that actually believes this verse is meant to be taken literally.
Aug
29
comment Skin color of Adam and Eve
@warren: We should continue this discussion in chat.
Aug
29
comment Is there Christian scripture or literature absolving the old Jewish laws of usury?
It's important to note, as well, that "usury" is not the same as "interest" in modern language, and there is debate about what this meant in the ancient language.
Aug
29
comment Does the Bible prohibit women from having any position of power over men?
Are you asking if there are any prohibitions of female power over men, or if there is an absolute prohibition of female power over men? If it is the former, the question needs a doctrinal framework, or else it's too broad. If the question is the latter, the answer is an obvious "No", as the Bible gives mothers authority over their male children.
Aug
29
comment Skin color of Adam and Eve
@warren: Of course, but we aren't in contradiction of Paul or Jesus. We're in contradiction of a small minority of Christians who take the creation account to be literal.
Aug
29
comment How to reconcile God's promise to Abraham with the current Jewish population?
@FMShyanguya: Are you aware of any church or ecclesial community which believes it is meant to be taken literally?
Aug
28
comment How to reconcile God's promise to Abraham with the current Jewish population?
I'm just shaking my head. Stars are uncountable. Grains of sand are uncountable. That's the point here. Abraham's descendants are uncountable. Does anyone ever really think this was meant to be taken literally? sheesh
Aug
28
comment Is there Christian scripture or literature absolving the old Jewish laws of usury?
possible duplicate of To what extent does the Law of Moses still apply?