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comment Is religious pluralism viable in Christianity?
As Spurgeon wrote, "Never make a Christ out of your faith, nor think of it as if it were the independent source of your salvation. Our life is found in “looking unto Jesus,” not in looking to our own faith. By faith all things become possible to us, yet the power is not in the faith, but in the God upon whom faith relies." Faith in Jesus is the only faith that matters, according to Jesus.
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comment Why are bibles sold for profit?
Not all Bibles are even sold, let alone for a profit. The Gideons International is an organization that exists to give away Bibles. Bibles Unbound is another program that exists to give away Bibles all over the world. Many organizations print Bibles to give away. There is also a market for them in the Christian world, so some are sold for a profit. However, it's all a matter of supply and demand. Bibles on the black market in Soviet Russia sold for a mint. I'm not sure this question is appropriate, though, as it ignores the fact that many Bibles are not sold at all.
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comment What is the origin of the Evil Eye in Christianity?
The Evil Eye has nothing to do with Christianity.
2d
comment Ruling on eating pork in Christianity as per Bible?
possible duplicate of Do we have to obey the laws of the bible? If so, what laws?
Apr
15
comment How can a Christian effectively explain the seeming contradiction between Gen 1:31 and Gen 6:6?
What God created was good, especially mankind--free moral agents with the capacity to love. Inherent in the capacity to love is to capacity to reject. Their choice was wrong, but having choice and freedom is certainly good.
Apr
14
comment What scientific arguments are there to support Young Earth Creationism?
This answer is full of false assertions. Basically, everyone who doesn't agree with your perspective is dumb or stupid or biased. Everyone who agrees with you is scientific. That's ridiculous and extremely biased.
Apr
14
comment What is the basis of the LDS teaching that the angel Michael became Adam?
@BrianRushton Well, I'm sorry to say that I don't remember everything I read or even everything I write. I guess I was aware of this at that time. I do remember the Adam God theory, but I do not recall the Adam Michael theory.
Apr
10
comment What is the reason and meaning of the symbols on the garments worn by Temple-worthy LDS members?
@Matt In David Delong's answer, he cites a website about the endowment ceremony--ldsendowment.org. I've been reading through it, and it's quite interesting. Of particular note is that the author, apparently an active LDS member, comes from the perspective that sacred does not mean "secret". He actually divulges quite a bit about the ceremony. So, perhaps there is more than one perspective on this, and at least some LDS members feel that they can answer this type of question.
Apr
10
comment Why do some Protestants divide the Blood of Christ into individual cups?
And we could suggest that using a common cup is not biblical, just traditional. The Bible does not specify that one cup MUST be used.
Apr
10
comment Why do some Protestants divide the Blood of Christ into individual cups?
Sanitation. That's all. Also, most Protestants do not see it as the blood of Christ--just a symbol of that.
Apr
10
comment What is the reason and meaning of the symbols on the garments worn by Temple-worthy LDS members?
@Matt Mason did assert that I had been "warned" not to ask such things. That's what I was referring to, so, yes, someone was, in fact, threatening me. No, I've never seen the garments. I recently came across some information on the LDS and have been asking a few questions about it. That's all. The information mentioned that there were symbols on the garments which also happened to be used in freemasonry. So, I figured I would ask.
Apr
10
comment What is the reason and meaning of the symbols on the garments worn by Temple-worthy LDS members?
+1 Very interesting perspective. Thanks.
Apr
10
comment What is the reason and meaning of the symbols on the garments worn by Temple-worthy LDS members?
+1 Very informative. Thank you.
Apr
10
comment What is the reason and meaning of the symbols on the garments worn by Temple-worthy LDS members?
@MasonWheeler I did not phrase my question in any disparaging manner, either. Garments are worn outside the temple, so how am I supposed to even know what LDS members find offensive or sacred? It was not my purpose to offend anyone in any way.
Apr
10
comment What is the reason and meaning of the symbols on the garments worn by Temple-worthy LDS members?
@MasonWheeler I would suggest that whether or not someone finds something offensive must not be the standard that governs what questions are asked in any forum. If that were the case, we would all be held captive to the most overly-sensitive person or group. Indeed, any particular group could just take offense at almost anything and shut down any question they feel does not put them in a good light. There are certainly groups like this in the political realm and in other religions. For this forum, I do not believe threats or warnings should be made to shut down honest inquiry.
Apr
9
comment What is the reason and meaning of the symbols on the garments worn by Temple-worthy LDS members?
So, the answer is, "no one knows and you shouldn't even ask". That's hardly an answer.
Apr
9
comment What is the reason and meaning of the symbols on the garments worn by Temple-worthy LDS members?
@Matt It's an honest question. No religious group ought to be able to censure questions by those outside of their group. Only those within the group are bound to abide by the laws of the group. This is a legitimate question.
Apr
9
comment Why does Moses have compassion that God lacks?
We could also ask, "Why does Moses lack the justice that God has?"
Apr
9
comment At what time of day was Jesus crucified?
You might check out this answer: christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/25243/… It appears that the Jews may have thought about hours differently than the Romans, but John may have been written for a broader audience than just the Jews, as Matthew was. So, Matthew may use the Jewish manner, but John may use the Roman/Greek manner.
Apr
7
comment Noah's flood and Giants
@LoveTheFaith Well, as per another source, the average height was taller than that.