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Nov
24
comment Who was the last valid pope according to the founders of various Protestant sects?
1) As already stated, most protestants don't believe there ever was a single valid pope. 2) A survey of every founder of every protestant sect would be impossible to conduct on this or any other topic, making this format "Too broad" even if the question itself made sense.
Nov
24
comment Who was the last valid pope according to the founders of various Protestant sects?
who have Protestants regarded as the legitimate head of the Church, then the answer is simply Christ -- Unless "Protestants" includes the Church of England (which has a human head of the church), the LDS, or JWs, or a handfull of other historical and present protestant movements which have had their own head(s).
Nov
24
comment Are there Christians who believe Jesus was an ideology and not a person?
In the NIV the word "Christian" appears three times, and not once is it in the context of a definition. Acts 11:26, Acts 26:29 and 1 Peter 4:16
Nov
24
comment Are there Christians who believe Jesus was an ideology and not a person?
Still no definition of "Christian" in those quotes.
Nov
24
comment How might one categorize all of the books of the New Testament by theme?
That's still a pretty subjective criteria.
Nov
24
comment How can Jesus, born of mankind, be sinless?
@curiousdannii: Thanks for pointing that out. I have updated the tags.
Nov
23
comment How can Jesus, born of mankind, be sinless?
I am voting to close this question, because the answer depends on which faith tradition is answering. The Catholic answer is quite different from the protestant answer, and I'm sure within protestant denominations (to say nothing of LDS and JW), the answers vary greatly, too.
Nov
23
comment Why did God deliver his message through Jesus instead of a flesh-and-blood prophet?
@Sparkler: You can up-vote comments.
Nov
23
comment How might one categorize all of the books of the New Testament by theme?
This looks like a pretty open-ended question. Surely there are countless ways to "completely" categorize the entire NT.
Nov
23
comment What is the case against Gore Vidal's view that St. Paul “invented Christianity”?
@disciple: Of course it doesn't address that. Because that's not the question. It might make for a reasonable follow-up question, although it would need to be far far FAR more specific. Naturally Paul "re-wrote" the story, as otherwise he would have had no reason to write it at all. The only meaningful discussion would be on whether he changed substantial portions of the story--and that depends on what one believes is "substantial." A follow-up question will need to be very well framed to be constructive.
Nov
23
comment How is it consistent to refer to Jesus as a god, as son of god, as a messiah and as a prophet altogether?
A prophet is a "lower rank" compared to "messiah", so why ever use "prophet" if he's messiah? -- This appears to be based on a misunderstanding of both the terms "prophet" and "messiah." These are not "ranks" but titles of description. You would use one term when describing someone as a prophet, and the other when describing someone as a/the messiah. Much as you could use the titles "father," "boss," "accountant," and countless others, all to refer to the same person, but in different contexts.
Nov
23
comment Are there Christians who believe Jesus was an ideology and not a person?
Show me a verse in the NT that defines what a Christian is.
Nov
22
comment Are there Christians who believe Jesus was an ideology and not a person?
The definition of Christian is decidedly NOT in the Bible.
Nov
22
comment Are there any scholars or doctrinal schools that address the conspicuous dearth of needy people in Jesus' sayings and stories?
Relevant meta post: meta.christianity.stackexchange.com/q/4169/20
Nov
22
comment Are there Christians who believe Jesus was an ideology and not a person?
@Grasper: Even us christians don't understand what it means to experience the Kingdom of Heaven in our hearts -- I think the authors of the New Testament, and Jesus as they portrayed him, would disagree with you on this point. Pretty much the entire point of the Gospels + Acts (and the most of the NT as a whole) is to show us what the Kingdom of Heaven is like, by example. This means that someone (Jesus, the apostles, early Christians, etc) knew what it was.
Nov
22
comment Are there Christians who believe Jesus was an ideology and not a person?
We are not in the business of defining "true" Christianity. The only definition which is accepted here is a Christian is one who self-identifies as a Christian. This means there most certainly are Christians by definition who don't believe Jesus was a real person. Some even participate on this site.
Nov
22
comment What is the case against Gore Vidal's view that St. Paul “invented Christianity”?
@gideonmarx: If the only information we had to go on was the records starting around 100 AD, yes, one would assume an earlier Christian genesis date, based solely on the apparent size of the Christian religion by that time, and the pattern evidence for how religions grew at the time. But that's not the only information we have to go on.
Nov
22
comment Does the Bible indicate whether Solomon is in heaven?
If you were to narrow the question to a specific faith tradition (Catholics, for instance), I think it would be reasonably scoped.
Nov
22
comment Does the Bible indicate whether Solomon is in heaven?
Changing the word from "saved" to "heaven" may make the question less ambiguous, but it's still a matter of opinion, because even the definition (and existence) of heaven is debated (even among Christians), and the concept is clearly quite different from what it was at the time the OT was written.
Nov
22
comment Does the Bible indicate whether Solomon is in heaven?
@curiousdannii: Because Solomon isn't here to ask.