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Mar
13
comment Does God tempt Abraham in Genesis 22:1?
possible duplicate of Does God test us?
Mar
13
comment Is belief a work into salvation?
What about reading Romans 4:5: And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness
Mar
12
comment What is the biblical basis for considering gender to be purely physical/biological?
No, I'm just giving it time. I upvoted your answer already.
Mar
11
comment Is belief a work into salvation?
Welcome to the site. This appears to be the start of a good answer. Can you expound a little on how this directly answers the question?
Mar
11
comment What does Matthew 13:11-12 mean?
Can you be more specific about which part you are asking? Are you interested in the meaning of the secretes of the kingdom being disclosed to only a few or are you interested in the last verse?
Mar
8
comment Will we theoretically be able to sin in Heaven?
How can you "theoretically sin"? (j/k)
Mar
7
comment In what language was the Book of Matthew written?
@AffableGeek Congrats on 25k!
Mar
7
comment In what language was the Book of Matthew written?
This might be better as two questions.
Mar
7
comment How do Protestants interpret Matthew 16:13-20
@fredsbend Thought you might mention that. There is some who have made that claim. However, there is no Hebrew copy of it anywhere--only Greek. If it were originally in Hebrew, then whatever the Hebrew words were may have been distinguished enough to prompt the distinction in the Greek translation. (This would be a good question regarding the original language of Matthew)
Mar
7
comment How do Protestants interpret Matthew 16:13-20
Matthew apparently understood that this distinction had been made in whatever language it had been spoken and thus identified that distinction in Greek.
Mar
7
comment Was eternal life promised by the Mosaic Law?
+1 Nice answer.
Mar
7
comment Does the Bible have any proof that Jesus Christ is the Only-begotten Son of God?
Adam is clearly a special creation of God--quite distinct from how Seth was the son of Adam. Also, Adam was mortal, while the Bible clearly identifies Jesus as eternal.
Mar
7
comment Does the Bible have any proof that Jesus Christ is the Only-begotten Son of God?
The Son in Psalm 2 does not refer to David. As you can see in verse 12, David exhorts people to "Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him." David says over and over again that "the Lord is his refuge." David is not the refuge for anyone. So, this is quite clearly not referring to David.
Mar
7
comment How long was Jesus's ministry?
I don't have the specifics, but I think the identify perhaps three distinct times Jesus celebrated the Passover. Unless His ministry began on Passover, then it would be closer to 2.5 years, maybe even three.
Mar
7
comment Why did Jesus not want people to talk about his healing?
related: christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/1102/…
Mar
7
comment Which Person(s) of the Trinity were in Jesus?
@jayyeshu I wouldn't say it's way off topic, but even if it is, a comment to that end with a revision suggestion seems to be more appropriate. I reserve downvotes for faulty reasoning and things like that. So, that's my practice. Of course, you are welcome to define your own practices. Still, if you can make a strong case for why the last paragraph does not belong, I could be persuaded.
Mar
6
comment Did Jesus know how to read and write?
Literacy appears to be fairly common, as Peter, Paul, John, Levi (Matthew), Mark, Luke, James (the Lord's brother), and Jude all penned books of the New Testament, and Peter and John were fishermen, described as unschooled, ordinary men.
Mar
6
comment Did Jesus know how to read and write?
Interestingly enough, He is attributed the title of "The Word".
Mar
6
comment What evidence does the LDS church forward for the claim that the Garden of Eden was in Missouri?
+1 Good answer, Doug. Thanks. Nice reference to the map. I live in Missouri, so this was intriguing to me.
Mar
5
comment What evidence does the LDS church forward for the claim that the Garden of Eden was in Missouri?
@Matt Please join me in chat. But Joseph Fielding Smith said they "taught" this. That would make it a "teaching", would it not?