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I often chose best answers not because they are the best, but because I have to choose a best answer. Please, don't take offense to it.


Feb
10
comment Why no specific names of false apostles and false brothers in Acts and epistles?
I understood your second paragraph only until the illustration with James being a Judaizer. I am afraid I don't understand that illustration. What and how does it illustrate what you said in your second paragraph. Could you, please, explain this to me?
Feb
10
comment Do those who pray to saints ascribe to them the quality of being able to hear many people at once?
@MarcGravell - "after small impediments like being dead" - What would you say about Mouses? On one hand, God told him that he would die - "will sleep with his fathers" (Deu. 31:16), and later he did die (Deu. 34:5), on the other hand, we see him talking to Jesus along with Elijah on the mount of transfiguration (Matthew 17:3), which is even before Jesus' death and resurrection. Does it not indicate that being dead is not an impediment?
Feb
8
comment Do those who pray to saints ascribe to them the quality of being able to hear many people at once?
What do you mean by the Dumb Ox?
Feb
8
comment Do those who pray to saints ascribe to them the quality of being able to hear many people at once?
(3) not aware of when certain things pre-planned by God are going to happen - they ask the question "How long?" meaning "When?". Moreover, from the answer they received, it is seen that they still need to wait until certain things on Earth take place, which means that they are even still subjected to the course of time that is taking place on Earth, let alone the heaven.
Feb
8
comment Do those who pray to saints ascribe to them the quality of being able to hear many people at once?
(2) had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?") shows us the situation in the heaven, in which the martyred saints not only don't act outside of frame of time, but even are still
Feb
8
comment Do those who pray to saints ascribe to them the quality of being able to hear many people at once?
(1) I don't quite understand why you bring up this quote that is in fact all about God, rather than the saints. I have no problem understanding that God exists outside of the frame of time and ,thus, time "has no meaning" with God, but I have troubles understanding that that would automatically mean that the time also "has no meaning" with the saints who are in heaven - especially while the things on Earth have not yet been brought to the state described in the end of book of Revelation. The passage in Rev. 6:9-10 ("And when he
Feb
8
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: didn't they already dwell in God while they were alive?
Feb
7
comment Is prayer an integral part of worshiping, or is it possible to worship without a prayer?
I think God is always aware of everything. The point here is whether the one who performs (or apparently performs) an act of sign language is in fact saying something to God or just merely observes some ordinance. Do you think that those people who offered sacrifices with the help of a priest of the tabernacle in the O.T. were always simultaneously praying (or even were supposed to simultaneously pray) to Jehovah while offering those sacrifices? If a person was making an offering, but at the same time in his heart he was not saying anything to the Lord, was that still a prayer?
Feb
7
comment Praying to people outside the Trinity
What about if the gulf is smaller? For example, if I try to say something to one of my former classmates who is still alive and is somewhere in Europe at the moment - I don't know where exactly - so if I, while being in Asia, try to say something to him aloud right now (a case, in which he will most likely not hear me - despite the lesser gulf), would you qualify that as a prayer or as an ordinary talk?
Feb
7
comment Do those who pray to saints ascribe to them the quality of being able to hear many people at once?
Those who practice praying to the saints.
Feb
7
comment Do those who pray to saints ascribe to them the quality of being able to hear many people at once?
Do they really say that once a person is dead his soul can see all other people's thoughts in their minds?
Feb
7
comment Is prayer an integral part of worshiping, or is it possible to worship without a prayer?
Why "Worship is the act of telling God how much he means to you"? Is the act of, say, offering sacrifices(which can be easily performed absolutely without talking to/communicating with God), not qualified as an act of worship?
Feb
7
comment Why no specific names of false apostles and false brothers in Acts and epistles?
Yes, but these ones are not stated as false brothers or false apostles.
Feb
6
comment Is prayer an integral part of worshiping, or is it possible to worship without a prayer?
Very interesting. Thank you. If you have a source of this definition of a worship, would you please give me a link?
Feb
6
comment Is prayer an integral part of worshiping, or is it possible to worship without a prayer?
So, according to you, a prayer is not always an act of worshiping?
Feb
6
comment Is it true that Luther didn't consider anyone of the Catholic clergy to be a member of the true Church of God?
"Do you have any claim that he believed this?" - Not at all. I am just asking because I myself have doubts about what I was told on Luther's regard.
Feb
6
comment Is prayer an integral part of worshiping, or is it possible to worship without a prayer?
I agree it's a completely different question, but I hoped that cwallenpoole had some quick answer to it.
Feb
6
comment What is the use of faith if God doesn't need/require anything from humans to save them?
@Caleb - Please change the authorship of this question either to yours or to Affable Geek's as the way this question looks now is absolutely not what I was trying to ask. I have no way of choosing the best answer here as I actually never meant to ask what is my question now asking.
Feb
6
comment Is prayer an integral part of worshiping, or is it possible to worship without a prayer?
Well, in fact i came up with this question trying to understand what worshiping is.
Feb
6
comment Is prayer an integral part of worshiping, or is it possible to worship without a prayer?
I wonder how then those of Catholic and Orthodox square up their practice of praying to the saints with the God-given commandment to worship the Lord God only?