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comment How do Protestants explain the incorruptibility of Catholic and Orthodox saints?
@thedarkwanderer - "Neither the Catholic nor Orthodox churches make any claim to operate sola scriptura, which is your real issue here" - Don't quite understand why you brought up the issue of sola scriptura here. Can you, please, elaborate?
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accepted What things did John the Baptist say that the elders and priests did not believe?
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comment What things did John the Baptist say that the elders and priests did not believe?
WOW!!! Great answer! Thank you.
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revised Did the early Church Fathers have a complete agreement on how to interpret 1 Peter 3:18-20?
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comment What would be a typical Christian Pacifist response to 'rampant evil' - say in the form of large scale terrorism?
which every believer should be doing: "But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel" (1st Tim. 5:8)
Sep
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comment What would be a typical Christian Pacifist response to 'rampant evil' - say in the form of large scale terrorism?
To my understanding, pacifism is keeping and promoting peace if it's possible ("IF IT BE POSSIBLE, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men" - Rom. 12:18). However, if someone is already (about to be) killing someone, then there is no peace here and a simple math comes into play: if he kills my son, this will be an act of evil, and if I kill the one who is going to kill my son, this will also be an act of evil, so the outcome will still be evil. However, if I kill the one who is about to kill my son, I'll do that not out of aggression, but out defense and care for my household,
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comment Why did God need to plant the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the garden of Eden in the first place?
"... the book of Romans ... meant that eating that particular fruit of the knowledge of good and evil was not a sin until God made it a law not to eat it" - Well, God forbade humans from eating from that tree (= made it a law for them not to eat from that tree) BEFORE they ate from that tree (no wonder Adam later became afraid of God and hid from Him). In other words, in case with Adam and Eve there was no such time when, after the moment of partaking of that tree, it would still not be a sin for them. So, I kind of don't see how that point of the book of Romans is relevant to my question.
Jun
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comment How do Protestants explain the incorruptibility of Catholic and Orthodox saints?
@Matt - That's a very good piece of evidence showing that that kind of "incorruptibility" can happen to anyone's body.Thank you Matt.
Jun
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comment What were the early Christians officially persecuted for?
"Nowhere in the Old Testament teaches to hate thine enemy" - in fact, I also thought about it, but was too lazy to check - just concluded that the O.T. hate-your-enemy teaching could be derived from numerous stories in Judges, when Israel suffered because of sparing some of those nations in Canaan. You seem to posses a golden bar of knowledge, especially when it comes to Aramaic primacy. I really wish this matter were given a full and objective review in academia instead of being treated like a "curious theory just for fun".
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comment How do Protestants explain the incorruptibility of Catholic and Orthodox saints?
@Matt - Good point, Matt, thank you. If you stumble upon some sources on the internet telling about this "incorruptibility" - even if it's about animals, like your story with that cat - please, let me know.