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Sep
25
comment Why did God want a Tabernacle built by Moses?
This is a good start to a question. If you could elaborate a bit more, this could get some good upvotes.
Sep
25
comment Is it biblical to burn the heretics?
Yes, the Catholic church was wrong to burn heretics.
Sep
25
comment Should we pray for someone's salvation?
I would suggest two questions arising from this: What is the reasoning behind 1) PRAYING for someone's salvation and 2) NOT praying for someone's salvation?
Sep
24
comment Into whose name should Christians be baptised?
I'd be really interested to know from your perspective to whom you believe Jesus prayed when He was on earth.
Sep
24
comment Into whose name should Christians be baptised?
No need to blow up at me... When I said tradition, I meant which theological framework? Calvinist, Armenian, etc. Are you coming from the perspective of one who denies the Trinity as @bruisedreed suggested?
Sep
24
comment Into whose name should Christians be baptised?
I've never heard this before. So, you're saying the Holy Spirit is Jesus' Father. So, Jesus returned to heaven and then sent His Father to us. Who, then, is the First Person of the Trinity? Is He "Our Father" or "The Father"? And is Jesus the name of all Three? What did Jesus mean when He said to baptize in the name of the Father--but not His Father--the Son--Himself--and the Holy Spirit--His Father, but not ours. Which tradition believes this?
Sep
24
comment Into whose name should Christians be baptised?
In this forum, we refrain from proclamation/preaching. As such, I am going to remove the last line. This is a site for asking questions and providing answers. Proclamations like "Believe it" are out of bounds.
Sep
24
comment Was Jesus circumcised and did he eat pork?
We are to be like Jesus in His character. The dietary restrictions were for Jewish people as part of the Old Covenant/Testament. The Old Testament speaks of a New Covenant. This is what Jesus ushered in and of which we are a part. The Jewish dietary restrictions do not apply. They were for a specific people for a specific time.
Sep
23
comment Persecution of Jewish people by Christians in Middle Ages?
No, I do not consider your perspective Christian. You start out by saying that it is not fulfilled Judaism--or Judaism that recognizes the Jewish Messiah. This is precisely what Christians believe, so you begin by countering the entire premise of Christianity.
Sep
22
comment Was Mary the first one possible mother of God?
The answer would depend on which tradition. Catholics would probably say, "yes" because they hold that her conception was immaculate. Protestants would say, "no", that Mary was not chosen because she was holy or different from other devout women.
Sep
22
comment Persecution of Jewish people by Christians in Middle Ages?
How is this answer from a Christian perspective? Christianity is fulfilled Judaism, including all the Old Testament prophecies and pictures, from Genesis 3, 22, Daniel 9, Isaiah 53. I understand that this is modern non-Messianic Judaism thinking, but answers on this site should represent a Christian perspective. Otherwise, a bunch of Christians could go on the Judaism site and answer a bunch of questions from the Christian perspective.
Sep
19
comment Did God create Adam and Eve with free will and knowledge of right and wrong (good and evil)?
Good point. If there were no free will, then there would be no need for a command. Can you add the biblical references? That would make this a better answer.
Sep
18
comment Is the tripartite God the judge in the Old Testament, and Jesus the appointed only judge in the New Testament?
Judgment was not always meted out immediately in the Old Testament. Man's wickedness was exceedingly great before the flood, and then God waited another 120 years. Sodom and Gomorrah were not destroyed until their depravity greatly increased. Egypt did not receive immediate punishment for their mistreatment of Israel. Furthermore, justice was, indeed, meted out immediately in the New Testament. For instance, Ananias and Saphira immediately received judgment for their sins.
Sep
16
comment What changed between the Old and New Testaments?
Well, it was just a comment--not an in-depth explanation. I would further state, though, that the Sermon on the Mount tells us how we ought to act. The Mosaic Law told Israel how to mete out justice when people failed to act that way. All governments follow this pattern.
Sep
16
comment What changed between the Old and New Testaments?
The passages in the Old Testament are addressed to a nation on how to mete out justice. The Sermon on the Mount is addressed to individuals on how to relate to others. If governments never punished anything, society would be absolute chaos.
Sep
10
comment Those who believe that Baptism is necessary for salvation explain the apparent uncertainty with scripture please?
@zagoo2000 I've read that already. Thank you. Ephesians 2:8-9 affirms that is by faith, not works. It is by faith alone, but not by a faith that is alone. A genuine faith produces a change that leads to works.
Sep
10
comment Those who believe that Baptism is necessary for salvation explain the apparent uncertainty with scripture please?
A couple of things to point out. John prophesied that Jesus would baptize with the Holy Spirit (and with fire). While He did baptize in water as well, or at least His disciples did, John's baptism was a shadow of what was to come. Salvation is not by baptism, but by faith.
Sep
10
comment Is it possible to just visit heaven?
The Bible does not say that this is impossible, but it does not say it is possible either. However, Isaiah, Paul and John all saw visions of heaven. Paul's could possibly have been after he had been stoned. Yet again, the Bible does not give us a definitive answer on this question.
Sep
9
comment Why should a sinner suffer forever in hell fire?
An equally interesting question is, "Why should a sinner NOT suffer in hell, but be forgiven?"
Sep
8
comment What are the major differences between NASB and ESV?
Both have an S. Both have one vowel, one an A and one an E. One ends with a B for "Bible", and the other ends with a V for "Version". One is New, even though it is older, and the other is neither old nor new, though it is newer.