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Dec
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comment Why no specific names of false apostles and false brothers in Acts and epistles?
@Flimzy - Why asking about the motives of the author of the specific book is off-topic?! I may ask, "What was the main goal of writing the Gospel of John?", ans somebody may answer by leading me to John 20:30-31, "And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name." So, why would that all be off-topic?!
Dec
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comment How can common believers in the Eastern Orthodox Church be sure that the Church's decisions are correct and not erroneous?
"Suffice it to say that while there are anomalous events such as the council of Hiera, history shows that these decisions were local and thus not widely accepted and passed on in the Church" - My question is not about what the "history shows", but rather about how to know if the new decision is correct or wrong right in that time when this decision has just been made. Let's say I am a poor peasant living in Ephesus in 754. My bishop is coming back from the council of Hiera and announces to me its decisions. How can I be sure AT THAT TIME that the decisions are correct?
Dec
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comment How can common believers in the Eastern Orthodox Church be sure that the Church's decisions are correct and not erroneous?
@JonEricson - The question is not at all asserting that all the decisions of EOC are correct. In fact, the very reason why this question is asked is because some of the EOC's decisions were, as the time has shown, definitely wrong.
Oct
30
comment Do those who pray to saints ascribe to them the quality of being able to hear many people at once?
"This is what is meant by offering incense, multiple prayers. In Tobit it says that Raphael brought Sarah's prayer before the glory of the Holy One. Tobit 12.15 is paraphrased in Rev 8.2,4: the 7 angels that stand before God" - How does that show that the dead saints can hear many people praying to them at once?! At best, those verses can only indicate that angels (Rafael in Tobit and the angel in Revelation) can hear many saints' prayers and direct them to God. But how do those verses show that the dead saints have the ability of hearing multiple prayers directed to them at once?
Oct
29
comment Do those who pray to saints ascribe to them the quality of being able to hear many people at once?
I don't understand, How do all the verses that you brought up show that the saints can hear many people at once?!
Oct
26
asked Does Bible say anywhere that if a woman was raped, she needs to marry the one who raped her?
Oct
26
comment According to Protestants, what “new” things has the Eastern Orthodox Church acquired over time?
Mormons are not in because they don't pray to Jesus. "Each of these groups would respond differently to this question" - Which is just fine because, as I have told you before in my comments that you refused to read, my question is a multiple beliefs overview question (meta.christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/870/…)
Oct
26
comment According to Protestants, what “new” things has the Eastern Orthodox Church acquired over time?
@Josiah - "What is the definition of 'mainstream' Protestantism?" - By "mainstream Protestants" in this question I mean all Christians who pray to Jesus and don't belong to the Oriental Orthodoxy, the Eastern Orthodoxy and the Catholicism.
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accepted When did the teaching that salvation can still be obtained by people after their physical death first appear in Christianity?
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comment When did the teaching that salvation can still be obtained by people after their physical death first appear in Christianity?
@H3br3wHamm3r81 - My question was about Christianity, that is, at least about those humans that refer to themselves as Christians (the definition, which I myself don't support, but which is accepted here as correct). Since Maccabees were written prior to any human calling himself a Christian, insisting on mentioning Maccabees seems a bit irrelevant to the scope of my question. Besides, there are teachings in Christianity claiming that the righteous that were held in the hell before Christ's first coming were released from there by Him in his death, thus, no need to pray for them anymore.
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accepted What were the early Christians officially persecuted for?