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Jun
20
comment Who holds the keys to the Kindgom of Heaven?
Are you asking what teachings the Protestant branch specifically protested against? If so, that's a bit of a list question.
Jun
20
comment Who holds the keys to the Kindgom of Heaven?
The Protestant branch of Christianity specifically protested against certain teachings of the Catholic Church as well as the Papacy itself.
Jun
20
comment what differentiates virtuous faith from the faith of extremists
You need to read the truth about the crusades. They were a response to an invasion. Yet, those were spawned by an organization--not individual Christians. Capital punishment is an establishment of God--not man. We should endeavor to only convict the guilty, of course. You cannot lay every false conviction on devout Christians. Life imprisonment is not much better if the person is innocent. Again, one particular church engaged in the crusades. Don't blame all Christians for the acts of a few. Don't blame all people of any group for the actions of a few.
Jun
20
comment Has God created anything since he rested on the 7th day?
Can you support your assertion that everything was created in the first six days with Scripture references? I'm sure you can, but if they are not listed, this appears to be just an opinion.
Jun
20
comment What evidence is there that the Chinese script reflects a knowledge of Genesis 1-11?
@jackweinbender In your opinion, there are not two sides. Yet, you refuse to read one side because the other side asserts it is invalid, and you want them to be right. If I say those who disagree with me are fringe voices, will you automatically accept what I say and not look at the other side? That would not be wise. You need to look at both sides for yourself. There is an enormous amount of "coincidence" here.
Jun
20
comment What evidence is there that the Chinese script reflects a knowledge of Genesis 1-11?
@jackweinbender Why not read both sides of the issue? If you make up your mind by reading only one side, you really do not have the authority to comment on it. This is what Luke commended the Bereans for doing--investigating to see for themselves. Of course, you will be able to find someone who already agrees with your opinion, but excluding all evidence that contradicts preconceived notions will never lead to learning and is certainly not scholarship of any sort.
Jun
20
comment What evidence is there that the Chinese script reflects a knowledge of Genesis 1-11?
@jackweinbender Whether or not AiG is reputable or not is certainly debatable. Nonetheless, the evidence provided should stand by itself. Do you dispute the evidence itself? So, China has a creation story. Does that mean it did not come from Genesis? Not at all. So, Mesopotamia has a flood story. Does that mean it does not come from the same tradition? Absolutely not. The preponderance of evidence of the multitude of Chinese characters mirroring the account of Genesis is significant. I would encourage you to read the book for yourself.
Jun
20
comment what differentiates virtuous faith from the faith of extremists
This may be asking more what the difference is between faith of virtuous people and the so-called faith of murderers. Virtuous people may have "extreme" faith, but would never use their faith as an excuse to carry out acts of hatred and vengeance.
Jun
20
comment What is the “gospel” supposed to mean?
@fredsbend Here's one article: stephencairnsjr.wordpress.com/2013/05/06/…
Jun
19
comment Did Jesus himself assert the fact that he belonged to some religion like Judaism?
He called Himself the I AM--the holy name of God with which He introduced Himself to Moses in Exodus 3. So, He claimed to be God. He did not belong to a religion.
Jun
19
comment What evidence is there that the Chinese script reflects a knowledge of Genesis 1-11?
This appears to be an answer to a different question or a comment.
Jun
17
comment What evidence is there that the Chinese script reflects a knowledge of Genesis 1-11?
@RyanFrame They are based on the Oracle Bone scripts--the oldest known to exist.
Jun
17
comment What evidence is there that the Chinese script reflects a knowledge of Genesis 1-11?
@caseyr547 I found this just now: answersingenesis.org/articles/1998/03/06/…
Jun
17
comment What does messiah literally mean in the Bible?
@NotMyWill-butGodsWillBedone The simple answer is easily found on wikipedia or a simple online search. This gives context to the answer.
Jun
13
comment Why is faith so much more important than being a good person?
Are you asking about faith or morality? It seems the title of your question differs significantly from the last question in the content.
Jun
13
comment Why is faith so much more important than being a good person?
The assumption that there are "good" people that deserve heaven is completely opposed to biblical teaching. In reality, the Bible teaches that there is no one who is righteous or good or deserving of heaven. We are all sinners. It is true that every person has not committed the exact amount or depravity of sins as every other person. However, a person who committed treason only once is certainly not as bad as someone who did that multiple times, but that doesn't mean he receives no punishment. The standard is holiness--not the average amount of sinfulness.
Jun
13
comment Why is Lust a sin in Matthew, but praised in Proverbs?
@user1477388 I would suggest that the prohibition against adultery includes all sexual intimacy outside of marriage. If the only prohibition were to married individuals, then people could elect not to get married and then be free to have as many partners as they wanted. It would be a pretty difficult case to make that this was God's intent. God created the marriage relationship as the first human to human relationship.
Jun
11
comment Why are Mormon Temples Ceremonies kept secret from non-Mormons?
Actually, everyone in Israel knew what was in the temple, as did anyone who read the Torah. It was not secret in the least bit, only sacred.
Jun
10
comment Why did God describe the light as being good, but not the darkness?
It seems that verse 1 indicates that God created the heavens and the earth and the default state then was darkness, but not before the heavens and the earth were created. So, would you not say that God created the time-space-matter continuum that included darkness as the default state?
Jun
4
comment How many New Testament manuscripts do we really have?
@H3br3wHamm3r81 Yes. This was a joke.