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Jul
8
comment What exactly does it mean that Jesus Christ is the son of God?
possible duplicate of "Jesus Christ God's Only Son Our Lord"
Jul
8
comment Did God really create the world in six days?
I completely understand, and that is why the question needs to be reworded.
Jul
8
comment Did God really create the world in six days?
God must, of necessity, condescend to our timeliness in order to communicate with us, and we should not assume that this is somehow impossible for the Creator of time. Also, this question is probably not appropriate for this forum. There are Christians who will answer quite differently on this topic. It is also a truth question, which is also not appropriate here. If you restricted the question to a particular tradition, perhaps Young Earth Creationists, and ask how they explain this, that would be better.
Jul
6
comment Why is being gay considered more sinful than being divorced or commiting adultery?
Who said either one was more wrong than the other?
Jul
5
comment Does beleiving in the trinity renounce the idea of Christianity being monotheistic?
@isif Why would you learn Aramaic? Your updates to this question have quite a few things that are patently false.
Jul
3
comment Do Mormons/LDS believe that the Bible in any way predicts the coming of Joseph Smith?
I think it needs to be specified that this passage occurs only in the JST. If that is not specified, it is a bit misleading. Matt, would you be willing to specify that?
Jul
3
comment Is there any manuscript or historical evidence to support the final 13 verses of Genesis 50 that appear in the Joseph Smith Translation?
@Matt I did update the question to that end already.
Jul
2
comment Do Mormons/LDS believe that the Bible in any way predicts the coming of Joseph Smith?
Genesis 50:33 appears in no ancient manuscript--not in any Hebrew manuscript or the Septuagint. So, it is not another translation of some parts of the KJV Bible, because that verse does not appear in the KJV Bible. I, admittedly, had never heard of that verse before you posted it in your answer. All I'm saying is that, taking the Bible that is translated from all the manuscripts available today, this verse does not appear at all. Biblical support should come from the Bible that the vast majority of Christendom accepts--not an exclusively LDS source.
Jul
2
comment Is there any manuscript or historical evidence to support the final 13 verses of Genesis 50 that appear in the Joseph Smith Translation?
@Matt I'm sorry for the confusion, but my intent of the word "manuscript" exclusively refers to ancient copies--not modern translations.
Jul
2
comment Is there any manuscript or historical evidence to support the final 13 verses of Genesis 50 that appear in the Joseph Smith Translation?
@Matt Translations are not manuscripts. Manuscripts are in the original Hebrew (for the Old Testament). I'm wondering what manuscript evidence there is for the text that are unique to the Joseph Smith Translation. Was this translation based on Hebrew manuscripts that had this text?
Jul
2
comment Do Mormons/LDS believe that the Bible in any way predicts the coming of Joseph Smith?
Thanks, Matt. However, quoting the Joseph Smith translation of Genesis 50:33 can hardly be considered to be from the Bible, since that verse appears in no Hebrew manuscript and no other translation of the Bible.
Jul
2
comment How accurate is King James' Bible?
Eve though I gave an answer to much of this below, this question has so much unsubstantiated claims, misinformation, and outright falsehoods that I'm not sure it can be salvaged at all.
Jul
1
comment What happened to the two trees in the Garden of Eden?
This question assumes that the tree was an actual tree and not a metaphor. This is interesting, though, but does not really answer the question.
Jun
27
comment What is the reasoning behind the Amish practice of avoiding technological advances?
@RyanFrame I added a little restriction. I hope that's better.
Jun
26
comment Was Adam androgynous?
@Didier The ribs of men and women are not really male or female. They are just ribs. Adam certainly would have had both an x and a y chromosome.
Jun
26
comment Should Christians be against the death penalty?
@user1477388 Jesus may very well have said this. However, the writers of the Gospel did not record this for us. Jesus' teachings on this obviously did not contradict the rest of Scripture. It is inappropriate to require Jesus to repeat everything from the Old Testament just to make sure it is valid. Jesus used the Old Testament and validated it Himself, so we can take the Bible as a whole. However, even in the New Testament (1 Peter 2), the role of government is affirmed.
Jun
26
comment Does John 6:44 imply that there is no free will when it comes to salvation?
Logically, this verse only suggests that person must first be drawn in order to come to Christ. It does not necessitate that everyone who is drawn will come.
Jun
26
comment Should Christians be against the death penalty?
@user1477388 Indeed, it does. Yet, we are not talking about vengeance, but about justice. God has established governments to execute justice. This began in Genesis 9, where God says that whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for in the image of God has God made man. Also, in 1 Peter 2:13ff, God asserts that governments are there to punish evildoers. So, there is no contradiction. God's word emphatically and clearly establishes capital punishment as valid. It is not murder--it is justice.
Jun
26
comment Should Christians be against the death penalty?
@user1477388 Murder and Capital Punishment are very different things. One takes the life of a person out of anger, rage, greed, or something like that. The other assigns punishment without emotion for a crime that was committed. Life is precious indeed. If someone takes the life of another, that crime is so grievous and that life that he took so precious that he forfeits his own life for what he done.
Jun
26
comment Should Christians be against the death penalty?
@user1477388 In those verses God teaches how individuals should behave. This is not a teaching on how governments must operate. The difference is very significant.