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Jul
30
comment Do Protestants believe that the Holy Spirit stopped leading the church?
You're really twisting things. What does asking others to pray for us have to do with the Holy Spirit working through each of us? Of course we should follow the biblical example of asking people to pray for us. However, we should not think that we have to have a priest or pastor to mediate for us. We all have access by faith to the throne of God through no other mediator than Jesus Christ Himself.
Jul
30
comment Do Protestants believe that the Holy Spirit stopped leading the church?
As Paul wrote, there is one Mediator between God and man, and that is Jesus Christ. We do not need someone else, priest or pastor, to go to God on our behalf. We all have direct access to God. No, we shouldn't trust our own judgment. We should trust God's judgment. He wrote a book, you know.
Jul
30
comment Do Protestants believe that the Holy Spirit stopped leading the church?
You should phrase this question in way that does not appear disparaging.
Jul
30
comment Do Protestants believe that the Holy Spirit stopped leading the church?
Protestants believe that the Holy Spirit can lead any and all believers--not just the leaders of the church. Additionally, being a leader of a church does not mean the Holy Spirit will lead that person--or that the leader will follow that leading. God does not restrict His influence to select classes of people. There is now neither Jew nor Greek. The Holy Spirit indwells all believers.
Jul
24
comment Why are some of the Psalms written by authors other than David?
Why would anyone expect all the psalms in the Jewish hymnal to be written by a single person? That would mean they would have had nothing to sing prior to David, but Moses wrote some, or at least recorded some.
Jul
23
comment Is the Catholic Church NOT against all birth control?
I'm pretty sure they support abstinence as well...
Jul
22
comment Where do primary sources for the Bible reside?
The primary Source resides in Heaven, yet He is also present everywhere.
Jul
22
comment Do Christian concepts of fellowship allow for a congregation to welcome atheists to participate in their community?
@Con7e Why would the default mode be atheism? Atheism does believe something very specific. Agnosticism would be more appropriate.
Jul
22
comment Do Christian concepts of fellowship allow for a congregation to welcome atheists to participate in their community?
It seems, however, that you do embrace a creed, specifically the atheistic creed that there is no God. I would wonder what evidence you found that convinced you of this ideology/philosophy.
Jul
21
comment What is the Mormon doctrine regarding becoming a god?
So, if both Joseph Smith and Brigham Young taught a polygamous heaven, but the church no longer teaches that, were Joseph Smith and Brigham Young in error? Or does the church at least allow that they may be in error? If so, then one should wonder what other things they could be in error about.
Jul
18
comment What are the differences between Mormonism and Islam, and how do Mormons react to comparisons with it?
Additionally, sexual relations seem to hold a prominent role in the afterlife for a select few, and polygamy was practiced in both as well.
Jul
16
comment What does Paul mean when he speaks of “in Christ”?
Perhaps it cannot be taken literally in a physical sense.
Jul
15
comment Are Lucifer and Satan different beings?
Lucifer is not even a name of Satan. It comes from the Latin Vulgate translation. The KJV translators did not translate the word, but just transliterated it. The original Hebrew word is הֵילֵל heylel. blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=Isa&c=14#s=t_conc_693012
Jul
14
comment What is the basis for an omnipotent God allowing imperfect transmission of his Word?
The alternative would be that anytime anyone in all of history ever attempted to make a copy of any part of Scripture, the Holy Spirit would divinely work to avoid any error. Some would certainly try to introduce error and be astonished to see it as an impossibility. It would certainly make translation work a lot easier. Someone would merely have to attempt to translate a verse of Scripture, and it would come out perfectly.
Jul
14
comment Moses' age when before the burning bush
@Jesse That depends on whether "before" is indicating time or location. When Moses stood before the burning bush, he was 80. Before the burning bush in terms of time would include 40, 41, 42, 43, 44...
Jul
11
comment If we mustn't serve money then how can we survive?
Using money does not equal worshiping money.
Jul
10
comment Where Does Jesus Say “I will save humanity”?
I don't believe this is anywhere in the Bible. It sounds more like an LDS teaching.
Jul
9
comment Is there a biblical basis for the division caused by theology?
@fredsbend Good thought. It seems, though, that Matthew 18 seems to address sin in the body rather than theological differences.
Jul
9
comment Is there a biblical basis for the division caused by theology?
@tiesasvWil Yes, I'm sorry. I was just mentioning that quote as a side note.
Jul
9
comment Do any Christian groups sell all their possessions as it seems the Early Church did?
possible duplicate of Did Jesus condemn wealth?