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Aug
3
comment Was the virgin conception of Jesus known to the people at the time?
I think it's clear that Joseph new, since he considered divorcing her in secret to spare her dignity.
Aug
2
comment According to LDS doctrine, what is the source of God's power?
@DavidStratton: I wound suggest deleting all existing answers, too, as these recent edits change the natureof the question drastically. Anyone who wishes to modify their answer to match the LDS perspective can easily undelete it again.
Aug
1
comment Unfulfilled Prophecies of Jesus?
You are asking good questions, but you need to focus on one at a time. I suggest asking three separate questions.
Jul
31
comment Modern Book of Jasher - Genuine?
It could be an authentic work of fiction. That is to say, it could be by the claimed author, from the claimed date, but be fiction. This would be the same way that the original manuscript of Lord of the Rings is authentic. It was written by Tolkein's hand, and has been authenticated as such. But the events described never happened.
Jul
30
comment Did Jonah die and rise from the dead?
Matthew 12:39 also likens the story of Jonah to that of death and resurrection, but it appears to be speaking metaphorically.
Jul
30
comment Modern Book of Jasher - Genuine?
What sort of authenticity are you questioning? Whether the claimed author is indeed the author? If the book is the one quoted by Samuel? Or if the events described actually took place?
Jul
25
comment Please explain how the Israelites were supposed to keep the Sabbath year
This question appears to be off-topic because it is belongs on Mi Yodeya.
Jul
25
comment Where did the Young Earth Creationist doctrine originate?
@LCIII: You mean "almost the opposite," right? :)
Jul
25
comment What major translations of the Bible are in the Public Domain?
Are you specifically interested in English-language translations?
Jul
25
comment Is any of Jesus' carpentry still around?
Related (and possibly refuting the question entirely): christianity.stackexchange.com/a/4901/20
Jul
25
comment To a YEC, how does a metaphorical interpretation of Genesis 1-3 distort the gospel?
@2tim424: Do you converse with Hugh Ross regularly?
Jul
25
comment Is/will there be time in heaven?
@FMShyanguya: By that reasoning, we know that God is outside time, and that only creation is within time, but do we know that all creation (including heaven) is within time?
Jul
24
comment To a YEC, how does a metaphorical interpretation of Genesis 1-3 distort the gospel?
@DavidStratton: I would like to find the strongest possible YEC answer to my question. This is why I brought up my objections--not to disprove the answer, but in hopes of finding a stronger one. I don't think this is a bad answer (thus I have not DVed), in that it does provide a YEC view on the subject. I don't think it's a strong answer (thus no UV either), because the view it provides is easily refuted by non-YECers. In contrast to the other answer, which is not easily refuted by non-YECers.
Jul
24
comment Is/will there be time in heaven?
@FMShyanguya: We are currently with God... yet not outside of time. Why would one presume that we would be outside of time in heaven? Maybe there's a reason to come to that conclusion, but I don't think presupposition explains it.
Jul
24
comment To a YEC, how does a metaphorical interpretation of Genesis 1-3 distort the gospel?
@JasonLWharton: That seems like a pretty extreme, and unfounded position to me. There are many metaphors used in the Bible that aren't otherwise established in the Bible.
Jul
24
comment When a person speaks in tongues, do they understand what they are saying?
@curiousdannii: I would probably close it as too broad :)
Jul
22
comment What is the justification for applying God's promises to Israel to modern day Christians?
@bruisedreed: The title offered an objective question, and I have edited the body to match. Do you think it's a better fit now?
Jul
22
comment Do Christian concepts of fellowship allow for a congregation to welcome atheists to participate in their community?
On a more personal level, practically any Christian church ought to welcome non-believers and even atheists. Sharing our community with others, that they may see the love of Christ and come to their own faith, is one of the most important aspects of Christianity. However, there are groups of Christians which differ in this view, and unfortunately may be more hostile to non-believers.
Jul
22
comment Do Christian concepts of fellowship allow for a congregation to welcome atheists to participate in their community?
In the current form, this question isn't really answerable here. We don't answer truth questions. This could also be seen as a pastoral advice question, which we don't answer, either. For an academic answer, you could change it to ask whether a specific Christian denomination permits non-believers to attend, but I suspect you aren't really looking for an academic answer.
Jul
22
comment What is the justification for applying God's promises to Israel to modern day Christians?
I have edited your question to match your title--and to make the question on-topic. Asking if we are justified is a truth question which we can't answer, but asking what justification is used is an academic question which we can answer.