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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.


Jan
11
comment What does the Bible say about Capital Punishment?
@Maximus - Genesis 9:12 has nothing to do with what God had said about shedding the blood of a man who had already shed another man's blood. That section (on life and blood) stops at verse 7. In the next verse (verse 8) a new section starts, in which God starts speaking about establishing His covenant, in which He promises that no flesh will ever be judged by the flood again. The words "for perpetual generations" refer to this covenant, they have nothing to do with the capital-punishment-related words in Gen. 9:6, which were spoken before God mentioned the covenant.
Jan
11
comment Does God need/demand humans' faith for them to be saved? If so, why?
@Affable Geek - Well, in fact, it is going further away from what I was originally planning to ask about, but I won't change any of your edits as I think it's good to let this question stay the way it is now with all your edits. I admit I should have been more specific in my question and should have formulated more precisely what I really wanted to ask. My original thought was "Why is it exactly faith that He demands?" instead of "Does he really demand faith?"
Jan
11
comment What is the use of faith if God doesn't need/require anything from humans to save them?
I agree. Can you, please, tell me what detail you would add in my case?
Jan
11
comment Is the eternal life unique as it is?
@wax - I have already clarified it in my comment above - it's a doctrine about eternal life. I don't know what further clarification is needed.
Jan
10
comment Is the eternal life unique as it is?
@Narnian - I see. Thank you.
Jan
10
comment Is the eternal life unique as it is?
@Narnian - Can you, please, tell me which verse tells us that the tree of life is in the heaven. I only get two verses from "Revelation" telling us that the tree of life will be in the paradise of God (Rev. 2:7) and in the New Jerusalem (Rev. 22:2), which, unless we consider the possibility of having two trees of life, means that the New Jerusalem is the paradise of God. However, the New Jerusalem is described as "coming down from the heaven" (Rev. 21:2,10) rather then "in the heaven".
Jan
10
comment What evidence do we have today about Christian groups not represented at the first four ecumenical councils?
@Jon - I think you read this question after it had been edited and therefore didn't get my point. My question was about the EVIDENCE that there were some christian groups that were not in fellowship with those represented in those 4 councils and, therefore, were not represented there by any bishop in those councils - not necessarily because of some theological reasons, just simply because they had no fellowship with them. Those might have well been the reasons that you have pointed out in the beginning of your comment. I am going to re-edit my question to make that clear.
Jan
10
comment How much realization of one's own sinfulness is needed for a person to be saved?
let us continue this discussion in chat
Jan
9
comment Is it known whether Adam and Eve had the ability to experience physical pain before the fall?
@gentmatt - In this case I shouldn't even ask such questions as whether Jesus really suffered a physical pain on the cross or not on the simple basis of the question being a personal one. And even inquiring a great number of witnesses of crucifixion wouldn't help as their body's' nervous system was not connected to the body of Jesus, thus, they wouldn't be able to say with 100% certainty that Jesus really was experiencing a physical pain. However, to know whether or not God has commented in the Bible on Adam and Eve, I still needed to ask this question.
Jan
9
comment Is it known whether Adam and Eve had the ability to experience physical pain before the fall?
@gentmatt - How am I supposed to know if it's answerable or not before asking it?
Jan
9
comment Is the eternal life unique as it is?
@Narnian - So what will it be needed for then?
Jan
9
comment Is the eternal life unique as it is?
@Narnian - Thank you for your answer. So, the tree of life, according to your question is the physical life then, right? "The former would inhibit our relationship with God" - I am a bit puzzled here. Why do you say inhibit? Why would then God need to give us the tree of life in the future again (Rev. 2:7)?
Jan
9
comment How much realization of one's own sinfulness is needed for a person to be saved?
@Caleb - "you should do that by asking about the specific concerns you have with them" - Okay let's take this question (above). I honestly have no other specific concerns here besides what I have already described in the question.
Jan
9
comment How much realization of one's own sinfulness is needed for a person to be saved?
@Caleb - "This site is not intended to be a good place to figure out the ultimate truth on any issue" - which is exactly why I said that the young Christians would be scared away from site. Young Christians are always quite absolutistic and they always want to figure out the ultimate truth first.
Jan
9
comment How much realization of one's own sinfulness is needed for a person to be saved?
@Caleb - And yes, you are absolutely wrong about me "mashing my questions into beginner friendly format". I am very sincere here in all my questions and if I am asking them I am not pretending. Sure, I do possess the knowledge of some possible answers, but if I am still asking a question that means that I am not quite satisfied by them. I don;t know why you git that impression about me. Perhaps, is has to do with me not being a native English speaker and, therefore, not being to formulate them properly. Thus, they often sound either too childish or too straightforward.
Jan
9
comment How much realization of one's own sinfulness is needed for a person to be saved?
@Caleb - I never said and never meant to say that I am a young Christian. I became a Christian in 1993 - almost 20 years so I think it's already not young. However, I know for sure that if I came to this site in 1994 and started asking my numerous questions that I had at that time, I would be scared away by its policies, particularly, by the need to specify the tradition of which I am intending to get the answer from. Back in 1994 I even had no knowledge of all the numerous Christian traditions, however, I really wanted to know the truth, regardless of traditions.
Jan
9
comment Is the eternal life unique as it is?
I am simply talking about life. You know, you are reading these words, you are typing some words now, you are breathing because you have life in you. If you can see through your window a green tree and some birds sitting in it, you know that the tree is green and the birds are singing, because they have life in them. Now if you happen to see a corpse of a human, or of a bird or a dry tree trunk, you will know for sure that they can't breathe or move by themselves because there is no life in them (it used to be in them, but now it's not there, i.e. that life was/is not eternal).
Jan
8
comment How much realization of one's own sinfulness is needed for a person to be saved?
I see there is no way for young Christians to ask questions on this site
Jan
7
comment Is it true that Martin Luther never considered the works of the early Church Fathers?
WOW!! That's just amazing! Thank you very much!
Jan
6
comment Which languages did Huldrych Zwingli know?
Wow!!! Thank you!