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Mar
7
comment Can we visit loved ones in Hell?
Yeah, that's the story of Job. Satan and the demons are not currently confined to hell, as he roams around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. However, it seems that humans are, indeed, confined to hell or heaven after they die. One day Satan and the demons will be confined to hell--just not yet.
Mar
7
comment Can we visit loved ones in Hell?
In the story of the rich man and Lazarus, there was a great chasm that separated Lazarus from the rich man, and no one was able to pass from one side to the other.
Mar
7
comment What is the biblical basis for the prohibition of instruments in worship?
Welcome to the forum. This is really more of a comment than an answer--a good comment to be sure, but not really an answer.
Mar
7
comment What are the name(s) of the archaeological artifact(s)/scroll(s) where the New Testament was based?
There are thousands of different copies of the New Testament writings--actually over 5000. Additionally, virtually all of the New Testament appears in quotations from the first few centuries afterward. So, it is not one complete scroll, as the New Testament was not brought together as one until later. As such, there are many manuscripts--not just one. Remember that the New Testament was written over a period of 50-60 years by several different authors--Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Paul, Peter, James, Jude and whoever wrote Hebrews.
Mar
7
comment Was Jesus' stab wound on the left side? How do we know?
Interesting question. I think you may need a medical opinion for this. We do know that blood and water came out, which would indicate that Jesus had been dead for some time. Indeed, He had committed His spirit to the Father. The best we may be able to do is to assume that if the Roman soldier did wish to verify that He was dead, they probably would have known which side His heart was on and pierced that side. As the blood was not pumping, I'm not sure the right side would have issued much blood, but the heart certainly could have. Again, you probably need a medical expert for this.
Feb
26
comment What does the Bible say about being a witness to sin?
Are you asking what you should do if you know someone who has committed adultery? If so, that is asking for pastoral advice, which is outside the boundaries for this particular site. I would recommend contacting a local pastor. Matthew 18:15-17 is a good start.
Feb
24
comment Names of angels and fallen angels?
Would you also consider Beelzebub an actual named demon (from Matthew 12:24)?
Feb
24
comment Does Deuteronomy 17:18 prevent bible translation copyright
The notion that any country in which any particular book is printed should be obliged to submit its laws to a particular interpretation of the contents of that book is highly questionable, especially since we are commanded in the same Scriptures to submit ourselves to our governing authorities.
Feb
24
comment Does Deuteronomy 17:18 prevent bible translation copyright
Even the KJV has an active copyright in Britain according to Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_James_Version#Copyright_status
Feb
20
comment Why does Christianity claim to be the only true religion?
Truth is kind of that way. There's only one.
Feb
18
comment How do Pentecostals theologically justifiy when “faithful” snake handlers die?
This verse was literally fulfilled in the book of Acts. While God has certainly worked miraculously to save people from poison and snake bites and many other fatal things, we should also literally read the verse that Jesus Himself referred to when He was tempted, which says, "Do not put the Lord your God to the test."
Feb
18
comment Is it Biblical to think that Jesus died for me specifically?
You might specify what you are saying "Yes" to. The question about worshiping one's own self made image of Christ should certainly be answered "No"!
Feb
17
comment Can Christians be judges
It's helpful to keep reading that passage: "For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you."
Feb
11
comment What is the basis for the practice of Intinction (the dipping of the bread into wine during the Eucharist)?
In the Jewish Passover, if I recall, there are bitter herbs in which the bread may be dipped.
Feb
6
comment What is the case for interpreting the Genesis creation account literally?
@supercat You are free to believe whatever you want, but you should at least read both sides of the issue. That's what intellectually honest people do. I would recommend "Tornado in a Junkyard" or something like that. To believe in evolution, you have to ignore a lot of evidence and believe a lot of invalid assumptions.
Feb
5
comment What do the scriptures tell me to do after committing a sin?
Be careful to keep reading in each of the passages you list. Typically, the answer comes shortly thereafter.
Feb
4
comment Why are Christians sure that prayers to Jesus are answered when “Jesus” wasn't the name he used?
Since Jesus knows our hearts better than we do, we are certain He knows we are address Him even if we don't speak Aramaic or Hebrew and even if we speak with really thick accents. When I was in Ukraine, I answered to people who used the long "o" instead of the short "o" in my name (John).
Feb
4
comment What is the LDS (Mormon) position on eschatology?
@Cyberherbalist Yes. I like to give questions some time in case other better answers are provided later. Sometimes I forget to come back and accept one. Sorry.
Feb
4
comment How did Adam and Eve sin when they lacked a sinful nature?
@CecilBeckum I know... it just bugs me...
Feb
3
comment How did Adam and Eve sin when they lacked a sinful nature?
Is this a question or an argument? I'm going to say it's more of an argument. Alleging that people are "copping out" is a bit rude. Downvoting because of the rude nature.