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Jun
3
comment Interpreting Acts 2:38 together with John 1:12
@H3br3wHamm3r81 oops... still imperative, you're right... just third person Passive, I believe.
Jun
3
comment Interpreting Acts 2:38 together with John 1:12
Acts 2:38 uses 2nd person imperative for Repent "All of you repent" and third person SINGULAR Indicative (NOT Imperative) for "baptized". This does not come out easily in English, but may be best understood as "All of you repent and then let him who does repent then be baptized (also)." So baptism in water is not necessary for salvation. See Acts 10 also as Gentiles received the Holy Spirits (baptism of the Holy Spirit) prior to being baptized in water.
Jun
3
comment How can I understand the evolution of the Egyptians as a race in the Old Testament?
@curiousdannii Please do, and thanks for the info. Very interesting.
Jun
2
comment Is Jesus the reincarnation of Adam?
Indeed, and the Trinity created Adam -- "let US make man in OUR image..." Jesus is eternal and uncreated. Adam is created.
May
30
comment Why are Mormon Temples Ceremonies kept secret from non-Mormons?
Not as secret as you might think: ldsendowment.org
May
28
comment What is the difference between commandments, testimonies, statutes, precepts, judgements, and law?
It should be noted that Jewish Poetry is just that--poetry. There are often couplets that say the same thing in two different ways. We should be careful to not read too much into the differences in words, since the variation is more for the purpose of eliminating redundancy.
May
27
comment Why is it the soul takes the punishment in hell after a sinful human body died on earth?
Some of the ten commandments refer to the heart/soul, specifically covetousness. Also, Jesus defines lust of the heart as sin. Furthermore, pride is a sin as well. One could be a paraplegic and yet still be exceedingly prideful. So, sin is not purely physical actions. The premise of this question is fallacious.
May
22
comment Is the Hail Mary a prayer?
It is a long football pass at the end of a game or half.
May
21
comment Why is the Vatican against “The Son of God” movie?
@JayarathinaMadharasan See this answer in regard to Jesus as the Rock. christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/14744/…. You are right, though, that this from a Catholic perspective. I'm just suggesting it's hard to squeeze everything into two hours.
May
21
comment Why is the Vatican against “The Son of God” movie?
I agree with the blood and water. However, we only know about people who are mentioned. That does not necessarily mean that no one else was present. So, the presence of Mary Magdalene and Mary at different events is possible, perhaps even likely--just not definite. Any attempt to fit the story of Jesus into 2 hours will inevitably result in some things being excluded. Some of the differences come from Luke's account rather than Matthew's. Overall, they had to make decisions. No two people would make the same ones every time. The Rock is not Peter, but Jesus, as Peter himself asserts.
May
20
comment What is the significance of Eve being created as a “helper fit for [Adam]?”
Actually, the Bible says man is the "image and glory" of God and the woman is the "glory" of man--not the "image". (1 Corinthians 11:7)
May
20
comment According to Christians who will go to hell?
@gideonmarx I will not limit how you ask questions, and I will not be limited on how I answer them. Either a person accepts the payment Jesus offered on their behalf OR that person is left to pay the penalty himself. The penalty must be paid one way or another.
May
19
comment Why is the line from Seth to Noah often called righteous?
@curiousdannii As I stated, the evidence is circumstantial. It assumes Enoch raised Methuselah to be a godly man and that carried on to Lamech and then Noah. All we know is that Methuselah died the year of the flood, so, yes, he could have been unrighteous. The question, however, asks why Seth's line is considered the righteous line. Having both Enoch and Noah as descendants is probably why. Methuselah and Lamech were possibly righteous men as well.
May
19
comment Is Jesus coming back before we flood ourselves?
No, the flooding will probably completely surprise God and mess up all His plans.
May
15
comment Why would Jesus beg himself in the Garden of Gethsemane?
This is completely consistent with the doctrine of the Trinity, but not in Modalism. Jesus is God, the Father is God, and the Spirit is God, but Jesus is not the Father, the Father is not the Spirit, etc.
May
14
comment Why are Protestants okay with asking living Christians to pray for them?
There is a misunderstanding in your question. Protestants do not recognize any biblical example or instruction to pray to dead people. We don't even believe it is possible. However, the Bible does instruct us to pray for each other. Jesus is the Mediator, and that is why we don't confess sins to a priest. That has nothing to do with not praying to dead saints, who we believe cannot hear us.
May
12
comment Who did Abraham worship?
let us continue this discussion in chat
May
8
comment Did Jesus say “worship me, I am God”
The Old Testament prophesied that there would be "a Son given" who would be called "Mighty God" (Isaiah 9:6-7). Because Jesus is the Son who was given, He is God and is worthy of worship. Also, Revelation 1 is pretty clear that Jesus is God Almighty, the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.
May
8
comment Did Jesus say “worship me, I am God”
@AndrewLeach Good point. In His claim to be God, Jesus asserted that He ought to be worshiped.
May
7
comment Why do Christians worship Jesus?
christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/1092/… christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/27825/…