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comment “How do I get more faith?” - how to understand Jesus' answer?
@Steve: Well, fine, but I don't see anything about "trusting the One" in there either.
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comment “How do I get more faith?” - how to understand Jesus' answer?
@Steve: The Biblical passage could just as reasonably be interpreted as Jesus saying "You don't need complete faith, just the seed of a growing faith." As the complete tree grows from its seed, so does complete faith from a little faith. As Jesus multiplied the fish and the loaf of bread, so does he multiply your meager faith. The Bible isn't just a legal document; it's also a source of inspiration and wisdom. Try to avoid pigeon-holing it.
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revised Troubled people showing interest in reading the Bible: how to explain to them that faith is a lifestyle and not an “ATM”?
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Dec
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comment Why are Mormon Temples Ceremonies kept secret from non-Mormons?
@MasonWheeler: Merely pointing out the obvious straw man.
Dec
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comment Why are Mormon Temples Ceremonies kept secret from non-Mormons?
How do you know there weren't? Anyway, it doesn't matter to the Mormons. Their reasons probably have nothing to do with the reasons of others, nor does it matter to them whether or not anyone else keeps secrets. Someone has to be the first to keep secrets, after all.
Dec
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comment Why are Mormon Temples Ceremonies kept secret from non-Mormons?
No, because they've been kept secret.
Dec
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comment Why are Mormon Temples Ceremonies kept secret from non-Mormons?
nothing else in Christian history was kept secret -- How would you know that?
Dec
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comment Does the theology of Arians and Jehovah's Witnesses admit that God was at one point ἄλογος?
Perhaps. But I think it more likely that you've created an elaborate logical framework for something that is most likely self-evident to the JW's, and have couched your question in a way that is unlikely to be challenged, since it is clearly evident that you have the logical chops to pummel anyone who disagrees. Although no one has explicitly stated it yet, your question could be interpreted as an attempt to engage in debate over what is arguably a legalistic, literal interpretation of the theology. See also meta.islam.stackexchange.com/questions/275
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comment How should a Christian respond to “Does this dress me look fat?”?
Any answer that unequivocally states that lying is wrong under all circumstances fails to take into account things like privacy and needed secrecy (military secrets, for example). It only takes one example to prove the opposite, and if I dug hard enough, I'm sure I'd find a passage in the Bible that supports this.
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comment “How do I get more faith?” - how to understand Jesus' answer?
I knew you were going to say that. :) My original comment is neither authoritative, nor absolute; it is simply the way I read the Biblical passage. I see faith, not as an act, but as an attitude, an understanding and acceptance that things will work out as they should.