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I'm a full-time software developer for eFolder, Inc, working remotely. I from Wichita, KS but have been traveling the globe since June, 2013.

I am pro-tem moderator for Spanish Language.


Nov
26
comment In whose name was Jesus baptized?
Baptism, of various forms, did exist prior to John the Baptist--but as a pagan ritual, not (principally) among Jews. Your entire argument is "JtB had authority from God to baptize due to having priestly authority." Unless priests actually had authority to baptize, your argument falls short. And as you have now explained, there's no direct evidence that he, or any priest, had such express "authority."
Nov
26
comment In whose name was Jesus baptized?
This assumes that priests had authority from God to baptize people. Can you provide a reference for this?
Nov
26
comment What Scriptures are used to justify the belief that Christians of Denominations other than a specific one will be rejected by God?
The answer to this question depends on whom you ask.
Nov
25
comment What are the good Bahasa / Malay / Indonesian words to refer to the Christian God?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about linguistics.
Nov
25
comment Who was the last valid pope according to the founders of various Protestant sects?
sect vs. denomination is a significant difference in the case of this question. I think it's important to stick to the OP's language.
Nov
25
comment Do Catholics tithe?
I don't know enough to provide a real answer, but I used to date a Catholic woman who was required to tithe so that her children would be permitted to attend the local perish's Catholic school.
Nov
24
comment Do (or did) any Protestant denominations believe in apostolic succession like Catholics do?
@Geremia: That's a good question. You should ask it. Once per denomination.
Nov
24
comment Do (or did) any Protestant denominations believe in apostolic succession like Catholics do?
I have upvoted your question, because I think the title question is a good one. But I have, for the moment, also voted to close, because you're asking too many questions at once. I suggest removing the question about the "recent valid pope", since that doesn't even make sense in the context of protestant churches.
Nov
24
comment Do (or did) any Protestant denominations believe in apostolic succession like Catholics do?
@Geremia: They don't recognize popes. If you want to know who is the head of each church, you can use Google, or ask a separate question for each one.
Nov
24
comment Where in the Bible does it say that God doesn't have forms?
Yet we all believe... We don't all believe anything.
Nov
24
comment Who was the last valid pope according to the founders of various Protestant sects?
@bruisedreed: No, but if you are Henry VIII, you believe your church is the only valid one, and you are the only valid head of that church. The only meaningful definition for "universal church" is "universally valid church." This is what the RC church believes. It's what the CoE once believed. It's what LDS and JWs believe.
Nov
24
comment Who was the last valid pope according to the founders of various Protestant sects?
@bruisedreed: Now days the LDS disavows that, but their historical roots are still protestant (as they will admit). It's all a matter of definition. Historically, LDS are protestant. Theologically, they say they are not.
Nov
24
comment Who was the last valid pope according to the founders of various Protestant sects?
But to address your question, the Church of England split from the RC church specifically on that point, when Henry VIII appointed himself head of the church. Today Queen Elisabeth II holds the title of Supreme Governor of the Church of England‌​, the position originally held by Henry VIII.
Nov
24
comment Who was the last valid pope according to the founders of various Protestant sects?
@bruisedreed: JW and LDS are often considered protestants, since they formed outside the RC church and after the reformation. But it really depends on your definition, since "protestant" isn't a strictly defined term. Greek Orthodox usually are not historically considered protestants since they existed prior to the reformation, but theologically sometimes they are.
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.