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Sep
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comment Does the triune God have will by nature, or by persons?
I mean, generally as humans we refer to having a spirit and mind, but we don't say those have separate intentions/wills/etc. like the bible does of God the Father/Son/Holy Spirit is all. I know it's not quite that simple, but close enough :P
Sep
3
comment Does God create some people Heterosexual and others Homosexual?
@Marc: has to "let oneself" become a homosexual at some point in their life.
Sep
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comment Does God create some people Heterosexual and others Homosexual?
@Marc: we're kind of running into a core presuppositional issue here. You're still assuming that there's some kind of "born that way-ness" to at least some gay people (and, like I said last comment, no one's come up with any sort of biological proof of this; psychological "proof" is near useless because the human mind is so flexible that either the proof could easily have been manufactured, and/or such properties could be reversed with therapy). I'm holding the (biblically backed) position that when you get down to it, homosexuality is/was a choice, and that one [cont'd]
Sep
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comment Does the triune God have will by nature, or by persons?
So i guess it's not just a case of Jesus being a subclass of Human with the Spirit and Mind variables pointing to the Holy Spirit and Father respectively ;)
Sep
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comment Is it possible to be a good Christian and be psychic at the same time?
@Marc: Consider this. If you're assessing the viability of a syntax checker for C#, then you can run some sample code through the checker in question and see what it says. If it spits out warnings and errors (or lack thereof) that match what the C# definition states should show up, then you can probably continue trusting it. But, if it ends up making a mistake then you know that it's a bad syntax checker and you can safely ignore what it (at least until a patch comes out that corrects the errors :P).
Sep
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comment If Adam and Eve were perfect, why did they choose to sin?
@Alexandre: You're missing out on quite a good series then! By no means do you have to read the series to understand the book I linked, but you'll get heavily spoilered if you do. (Not totally sure I'd classify the space trilogy as science fiction, but then I think i have a somewhat narrow definition of scifi >.>)
Sep
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comment Does God create some people Heterosexual and others Homosexual?
@Marc: Last I checked, the search for a "gayness gene" wasn't going so well... In any case, it can be a tendency, and/or it can be deeply ingrained and difficult to change, but it still is a behavioral choice to some degree. At least, in absence of some sort of proof otherwise that you value so deeply.
Sep
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comment Is it right for a church to be wealthy?
What about Matthew 13:44? Is that not a literal passage? It could at least be a reason people think that people should give up their worldly possessions.
Sep
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awarded  Nice Question
Sep
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accepted What does Matthew 5:27-30 (“Cast off your eye/hand/etc”) mean?
Sep
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comment What does Matthew 5:27-30 (“Cast off your eye/hand/etc”) mean?
So many good answers, had to burn 3 of the 5 upvotes i have left :)
Sep
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awarded  Suffrage
Sep
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asked What does Matthew 5:27-30 (“Cast off your eye/hand/etc”) mean?
Sep
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comment What happens to people who have never heard about Jesus?
Not even sure how that relates to your answer. Further, that's throwing out the "literal interpretation" of several other points from the Bible.
Sep
2
comment Why is the use of certain common words offensive?
This question seems to cover this pretty well...
Sep
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comment Atheism is the default position. Isn't the burden of proof on the Christian to assert that God exists?
Quite simply and ultimately, science does not and cannot provide evidence that there is a creator, nor can it rule out existence of one. No matter what theory you can come up with or provide evidence for, I guarantee you there will be a way to ask "well what created THAT?". Further, Science explicitly deals with this universe and was never designed to be applied to metaphysics or theological topics.
Sep
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comment Why are some people born into famine and starvation?
@hammar: While we have free will, don't we often make choices partially based on the environment around us or natural events? To remove disasters would quite often only leave direct modification of our wills as his only means to produce an end. How many people have been saved, directly or indirectly, from the results of some natural disaster?
Sep
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awarded  Critic
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comment Hand Picked Bible Applications
i can, and pretty easily: here's an answer that backs me up. :P A good point though about the myriad of other verses. And as for @Marshellows' question, it lies in a proper understanding of the history, context, and meaning of the scriptures in both their original form and the current used versions to determine which bits of the bible to chalk up to being a description of events past, rules that no longer apply, or valid instructions to follow.
Sep
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comment Hand Picked Bible Applications
@The Preacher: The referenced Rev verse only applies to that book; Revelation (and indeed, all of the books in what we now consider "The Bible") were written well before the assembly of these books occurred. It was only after said assembly did people start interpreting that passage to mean the entire Bible.