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Apr
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answered Is there a need for Christians to believe in Christianity at all, if they don't believe in Resurrection and Salvation through Christ alone?
Mar
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revised How did early “street evangelization” differ from the modern practice?
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Mar
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comment How did early “street evangelization” differ from the modern practice?
@svidgen - I'd suggest reading the books of the Bible I mentioned. I don't know of any specific references, but you can see the clear difference in the way things are presented from Hebrews, to Acts, to Romans. Any basic information of the culture of the day shows the correspondence between the style and the culture.
Mar
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answered How did early “street evangelization” differ from the modern practice?
Feb
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Feb
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revised Is it generally acceptable to attend a bible study as a non Christian?
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Feb
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Jan
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answered Is it generally acceptable to attend a bible study as a non Christian?
Jan
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comment Was the Apostolic Tradition of rejecting soldiers from the church ‘permanent’, or was this ‘tradition' briefly enforced?
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Sep
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answered Where do children go when they die if they are born into sin?
Sep
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answered Which Christian groups prohibit playing cards, and what is their basis for doing so?
Sep
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comment Which Christian groups prohibit playing cards, and what is their basis for doing so?
@Flimzy - I don't think most Christian groups prohibit gambling. We actually have a small $10 entry poker tournament during our annual Men's retreat of which the lead Pastor is frequently one of the top finishers as he loves poker. Bingo is also a fairly common church fundraiser for lots of churches. I think it is a minority of churches that view gambling as flat out wrong, but I'm not 100% sure on that.
Sep
5
comment Why does God command us to have children?
@GregMcNulty - that's just it, we can't know and as far as core theology, it doesn't really matter. That's why I try to think of different theories that make sense where people generally see problems. This particular theory was trying to address the argument that the fossil record seems to indicate humans (or some humanoid form) developing from apes. I worked backwards from there while keeping it Biblically consistent, but that's also why it is just a theory.
Sep
4
comment Is it moral or immoral for Satan to punish souls for immoral acts?
@rpeg- it is likely contrary to what many feel, but what is clear is that God reveals himself to all through his creation. It may also be possible that those who do not know the name of Christ will be given the name prior to judgement. Ie, someone could believe without knowing the name such that they would know the name when they heard it and call upon it. Basically, if someone is presented with Vodoo, realizes something else is truth but isn't sure what, they would call upon it as soon as it was revealed to them. There are actually reported cases of things like this happening.
Sep
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answered Is it moral or immoral for Satan to punish souls for immoral acts?
Sep
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answered Are wives still called to be a “help meet” for their husbands?