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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/…
May
7
comment Why do Christians worship Jesus?
Translation from any language into another is both an art and a science. Some translations are quite old, and the English language has changed. Others target people of different reading levels. The original manuscripts do not change, and though there are, indeed, some variants, the meaning of the text is not in question. The Bible is quite reliable.
May
7
comment Why do Christians worship Jesus?
You have asked many good questions, most of which have already been answered on this site. I encourage you to take some time and look through these first. In summary, Christians understand that Jesus is God from all eternity and entered into His own creation 2000 years ago. So, we worship Him, because He is God. He unmistakably made this claim.
May
7
comment Sadducees - Ultra Liberal or Ultra Conservative?
@StevenDoggart Yes... it all depends on how one defines "conservative" and "liberal". That's why I started by affirming that it's based on opinion.
May
7
comment Sadducees - Ultra Liberal or Ultra Conservative?
@DJClayworth Tried to explain a bit more.
May
6
comment Moral implications of heaven and hell doctrine
Christianity is not in any way a matter of intellectual ascent to a correct set of propositions. This is a common misunderstanding of faith. Faith is reliance on the fact that another has paid the penalty for our sins on our behalf. Also, there is no one who is "good" enough that their good outweighs their bad. Try that in a court of law... "yes, I was speeding, but I give money to charity..." So, there are several false assumptions here. I encourage you to check out some questions that already have answers on these things.
May
5
comment Interfaith marriage in Christianity with Bible reference
possible duplicate of Are inter-faith marriages prohibited by the Bible?
May
2
comment Is Jesus alive? Or did he die 2000 years ago?
@felino Acts 1:3 records that Jesus presented Himself alive to the disciples and others by "many convincing proofs". The disciples believed that Jesus rose from the dead, not because they did NOT know, but because they DID know. To say that belief means to "not know" something is a bit bizarre, and it could be turned around. Many believe Jesus did not rise from the dead, but they don't know either. More than enough evidence exists to lead the honest investigator to the conclusion that Jesus did, in fact, rise from the dead.
May
2
comment Who did Abraham worship?
@gideonmarx Any basis for that statement?
May
1
comment Why is the KJV frequently said to be the “true” translation?
Great answer... you were even fair to the KJV-only crowd.
May
1
comment Why do we have to go to organized institutions to practice our beliefs?
Yes, but this is not a site for that, as there would be a great difference of opinion. There are great Baptist churches and really bad Baptist churches. Non-denominational churches are sometimes wonderful. E-Free's and Presbyterians can be great. It just depends. Sorry.
May
1
comment Why do we have to go to organized institutions to practice our beliefs?
There are fake Christians in every denomination, unfortunately. I would encourage you to find a church where the Bible is central and which is involved in missions to share the gospel with others.
May
1
comment Why do we have to go to organized institutions to practice our beliefs?
I would encourage you to go to a different church. I would also encourage you to think about why you believe something. Believing something does not make it true. The Bible is clear that no one is good, so even if your belief were true, it wouldn't help anyone. We come to God as the prodigal son--completely unworthy, but welcome--not based on our "goodness", but based solely on the fact that Jesus paid the penalty for my sins.
Apr
30
comment What is the meaning of Holy Spirit in Mark 3:28-29?
For #2, see What is the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit?
Apr
29
comment The ten commandments
Paul explains in Romans that the no one can ever please God enough through works. It is all by faith.
Apr
28
comment Do Jewish people go to heaven?
It seems the question is specifically asking about Moses and Elijah and Jews who preceded Christ.
Apr
28
comment Why does the Bible talk only about the people of Israel?
@AlbanoVito It seems you may be suggesting that God was unjust in this. That is a whole other question. However, God is very emphatic that He is very merciful and loving and gracious. Judgment is a last resort. He is also omniscient, so He knows the choices that even children yet unborn will make. If this is, in fact, true, then God is not unjust. However, to charge that God is unjust is to assume a moral law, and to assume a moral law is to assume a moral lawgiver. Thus, we are still left with God, if in our limited understanding, we may not comprehend His justice.