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comment Book recommendation that goes over how the bible is compiled based on manuscripts
It's important to understand that verses from the KJV were never removed. There are some Greek manuscripts that have the verses, and some that do not. So, either some explanatory phrases crept INTO some manuscripts OR some phrases crept OUT. Wikipedia has a summary of the major variants, which is pretty good actually. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… They also have a much more comprehensive list: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
Oct
27
comment Why do Protestants say: “In Jesus' name. Amen.”, whereas Catholics say: “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.”?
@Geremia I personally seldom repeat the Lord's prayer, as I believe it is to be a pattern, not a repetition. I most often pray directly to the Father. I rarely, if ever, address the Holy Spirit directly, except in songs. I do address Jesus personally, but less frequently than the Father.
Oct
27
comment Why do Protestants say: “In Jesus' name. Amen.”, whereas Catholics say: “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.”?
@Geremia No, we typically pray TO the Father (like the Lord's Prayer) in the NAME of Jesus.
Oct
24
comment From Scripture, what is the biblical basis that gay marriage is NOT a right from God?
@Flimzy Yes, and how you would distinguish between the two and why it may or may not be moral would make a great question, don't you think? I would suggest that there is a righteous jealousy, but also an unrighteous jealousy. We can be righteously jealous for what rightly belongs to us and us alone--the affection of a spouse. But we could be jealous for things that are not intended for us alone, and that would be unrighteous jealousy.
Oct
24
comment From Scripture, what is the biblical basis that gay marriage is NOT a right from God?
@Flimzy James 3:16... but this might be a good question.
Oct
24
comment What happens if someone who is not elect tries to seek God?
It is an impossibility in reformed theology.
Oct
22
comment Why is it called Christianity
@John It seems from your comments that you have a lot of anger toward Christianity. I'm sorry if someone offended you. Admittedly, Christians do not wear his coat well sometimes. bible.org/illustration/you-wear-his-coat-very-well But Christianity is all about realizing that none of us are good enough for God. We are all guilty before God and need His forgiveness. All the best to you.
Oct
22
comment Why is it called Christianity
@john Paul's letter to the Corinthians (chapter 15) attests that most of the people who saw Jesus after His resurrection were still alive at the time he was writing the letter. Thus, we know for a historical fact that the letter was written probably 20-30 years after the resurrection of Jesus (~50 A.D.)--not 75-125 years later. And that wasn't even his first letter. Christianity is not a new religion at all. As I noted, it is fulfilled Judaism that embraces its Messiah. Call it whatever you want. The name does not matter. It all rests on the resurrection of Jesus, the promised Messiah.
Oct
22
comment From Scripture, what is the biblical basis that gay marriage is NOT a right from God?
@FMS No one is afraid of this question. The issue has already been dealt with elsewhere, though. Also, you fail to show why it should be a right in the first place. If God determines morality (and He does), then the Bible is quite clear that marriage is created for a man and a woman. Homosexuality is specifically identified as being immoral--along with pride, jealousy, envy, adultery, anger, dishonesty and many other things. Just because some people think something is moral does not make it so.
Oct
22
comment From Scripture, what is the biblical basis that gay marriage is NOT a right from God?
On this and other questions like it, we have to ask why anything at all is right and why anything at all is wrong. If there is a Moral Lawgiver, then He defines morality. So, gay marriage would be right or wrong based on what God has to say about marriage.
Oct
22
comment Authoratative apologetics textbook
However, this question is probably not a good fit for this site.
Oct
22
comment Authoratative apologetics textbook
The first few chapters of "I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist" are especially instructive. The author begins with what we know about the universe and proves from there that a god must exist, who is outside of space, time and matter. Very logical and very well done.
Oct
21
comment What do Evangelical Christians consider “the traditions” to be in 1 Thessalonians 2:15?
@CharlesAlsobrook Sorry. Just pointing out that the traditions they were speaking of would, by definition, be in existence then, so it would not refer to teachings introduced later. Scripture can never mean what it did not mean originally.
Oct
21
comment What do Evangelical Christians consider “the traditions” to be in 1 Thessalonians 2:15?
Well, whatever it means, it refers to what was taught before then--not after.
Oct
20
comment Jewish Bible differences
Can you be more specific? Include references?
Oct
20
comment jehovah witness stance on John 1:1
This question has already been asked on Hermeneutics: hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/1161/…
Oct
20
comment What is the meaning of Isaiah 1:17?
It does NOT depend on what the meaning of the word "is" is...
Oct
17
comment Does Jeremiah 8:8 imply that the scriptures were corrupted?
The 5000 variant Greek manuscripts vary largely in 1) alternate spellings (color/colour), 2) word order (Christ Jesus/Jesus Christ), 3) and then insignificant variants in articles and verb tenses that fell out of use over time. So, your statement about those is either uninformed or misleading.
Oct
16
comment Refuting false claim about The Catholic Church in the Medieval Ages
I would wonder how exactly you know these allegations are not true. If your answer is that the Catholic Church tells you it isn't true, that is probably an invalid source.
Oct
13
comment What blood group did Jesus Christ have?
I would guess he would have been O Negative--the universal donor. : )