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Sep
13
comment Did Jesus' disciples believe Jesus was God or a prophet?
+1. Also, might be helpful to put the Scripture references in the quoted area. I realize you linked to them, but its more user friendly to see it in the quote IMO.
Sep
11
comment Are intentional sins somehow “worse?”
@AffableGeek: glad I could help and thanks for the explanation.
Aug
30
comment Jesus got angry in the temple - should we do that too?
Good to point out the Mark 11:11 reference to show Jesus was deliberate and in control when responding.
Aug
28
comment Should husbands submit to wives?
@a_hardin: thanks for the edits
Aug
27
comment Why is the word Lord in all Capital letters in the Old Testament but not in the new?
Downvote w/ no explanation?
Aug
27
comment Why should a sinner suffer forever in hell fire?
Punishment seems to be a (if not the) primary motive behind the biblical understanding of hell.
Aug
27
comment Why should a sinner suffer forever in hell fire?
I like Lewis, but the Bible doesn't support the notion of hell being separation from God: "If anyone worships the beast and its image...he also will drink the wine of God's wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb" (Rev 14:9,10; emphasis mine). Christ is present. I agree with the notion that those in hell remain rebels, continue to hate God, etc. Just not the separation from God part.
Aug
27
comment Why should a sinner suffer forever in hell fire?
Decent answer, but I think it would be better with specific biblical references to back up the arguments.
Aug
27
comment Why should a sinner suffer forever in hell fire?
Have to downvote, can't get past the first sentence: "I see hell as not a punishment, but a double exorcise [sic] of mercy." Hell is an exercise of mercy? "And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night..." (Rev 14:11). Or the logic based on man's freewill. Not an answer well reasoned from the Scriptures IMO.
Aug
27
comment Should husbands submit to wives?
@MonikaMichael: see my answer for an explanation of what I think Richard is getting at.
Aug
27
comment Should husbands submit to wives?
Is this what the text is arguing though? The text says a wife should submit to her husband "in everything." If someone doesn't like that, ok, but it is what the text says. So, IMO, you aren't submitting to a man because he is a man. A wife is submitting to her husband because her Lord has told her to. Thats a big difference.
Aug
27
comment Should husbands submit to wives?
Show me one verse that says husbands should submit to wives. "Submitting to one another" does not mean everyone submits to everyone else. If you keep reading in the passage, it further defines who should submit to who. See my answer for a more full explanation.
Aug
22
comment How do we make sure that we are on the rightful religion/path?
@hkBattousal: "Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen" (Heb 11:1). Please see my paragraph above starting with "Someone can kick and scream and complain..." At the end of the day, Christianity is built on truth revealed in the Bible. The Bible says that to be saved from the judgment of God, you must repent and believe (i.e. have faith). You may not like that model, but I'm not the guy to take that up with! :)
Aug
22
comment How do we make sure that we are on the rightful religion/path?
@MarcGravell: agreed, some will do just that. However, thats why I said "with a humble and prayerful attitude." Ultimately, "small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it." But for those that will find it, I don't believe there is a better method than going to God's word humbly and with a prayerful heart.
Aug
22
comment How should a Christian object to those who say Paradise may be a little boring?
re 1 Cor 2:9 -- Wish I could vote this down. Please read that verse in context, you cut off "... these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit." Paul is not referring to heaven, he is referring to the gospel of Jesus Christ, which has now been revealed. I appreciate your heart in answering, just want to make sure that verse is understood in context.