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Aug
29
comment Does the Bible prohibit women from having any position of power over men?
The teachings of the Bible regarding women not exercising authority over the man are confined to the church and the family--not the business world.
Aug
29
comment Is there anything like a curse on some people?
The idea that homosexuality is genetic is entirely unproven. If it were, though, then that genetic information would have been lost long ago, as it effectively renders the person sterile, unless he/she acts outside of his/her genetic makeup, which then means it's not genetic.
Aug
29
comment Is it appropriate to capitalize pronouns referring to Jesus Christ?
@curiousdannii Are you my high school English Teacher back to haunt me? Yes, I'm scared. I'm VERY scared!
Aug
28
comment Is it appropriate to capitalize pronouns referring to Jesus Christ?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about the rules of grammar in a particular language.
Aug
28
comment Is God bound to future events?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about it is based on a false premise.
Aug
27
comment Does human effort oppose God's grace?
You would need to specify a particular tradition. Some traditions hold to the fact that salvation is all of grace (Spurgeon). So, we only work because we have already been saved.
Aug
27
comment Judas in heaven
If Judas is in heaven, it would be hard to understand why it would have been better if he had never been born.
Aug
27
comment Are there Biblical reasons why a Christian should not believe that Global Warming is happening
calling people delusional is a bit inappropriate here.
Aug
27
comment What happened to the 40 Jews who vowed not to eat or drink until they killed Paul?
Nothing is recorded in Scripture, but I'm pretty sure they're all dead now.
Aug
26
comment How can an omniscient God say that all he created was good and then make changes as though he forgot something?
You're assuming that God was surprised to find that no suitable helper was found for Adam, but that assumption is invalid. God certainly knew all along that there would be no other suitable helper. God doesn't ask questions to gain information either. The benefit was for Adam. Adam also saw that no suitable helper existed for himself. Thus, when God created Eve, Adam had learned through experience that she was his unique companion. He probably even came up with the first pick up line--"Eve, you're the only woman in the world for me."
Aug
25
comment Where did the term “Jew” come from?
There is a tribe of Judah, one of the twelve sons of Jacob/Israel. The ten northern tribes went into exile first, leaving "Judah" with Jerusalem as the place where God continued to send prophets. "Jew" probably comes from a shortened form of the word "Judah".
Aug
25
comment What is theological root of global warming skepticism?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Aug
25
comment Tower of Babel dispersion after the Table of Nations?
I gave it a try. I think the answer to this is that the Table of Nations extends past the events at the Tower of Babel. "Basically, here are all the descendants of Noah who dispersed all over the earth, and oh, by the way, this is how they were dispersed."
Aug
19
comment What is the biblical argument for eating meat, or that vegetarianism is possible but not commanded?
@Flimzy I'm not sure how a doctrinal tradition would be distinctive for this question.
Aug
18
comment What does it mean to “flee to the mountains” as writen in Mark?
Look around, identify land that rises up very high into the sky, start running in that direction.
Aug
18
comment What Bible passage does this $1,000,000 dollar bill reference?
Why Abe Lincoln? He was a great guy and all, but shouldn't that be a picture of Jesus?
Aug
14
comment What is the Bible and Christian view on Astrology?
So, the story of Josephs has nothing to do with start and, therefore, nothing to do with astrology. So, how does this answer the question?
Aug
13
comment What is the Origin of the name 'Yahweh'?
He received it from God Himself.
Aug
12
comment How does the LDS Church handle verses that imply there is no one like God?
I suppose it is possible that "there is no God like me" is a colloquialism, but do you have any evidence that it actually is? If not, then we probably should read it plainly. Otherwise, we could propose that to any passage of Scripture. Also, what about all the other verses listed?
Aug
12
comment During creation the Bible says, God saw that various things were 'good'. Did He not know they were going to be good?
That is reading into the text quite a bit. The passage does not demand at all that God was astonished to find that what He created was good. Peculiarities in speech exist in various languages. Russians refer to their own births in the active tense, as if they brought themselves forth. English uses the passive. The creation account was written in Hebrew, while you're reading it in English (I presume). It behooves us to allow for stylistic differences in other languages without misreading it.