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May
9
comment Is there any biblical support for copyright law?
@MaxGontar It's a common misconception, but information is not considered property under copyright law. Only license to reproduce that information is protected. Take a book, for example. I can purchase a book without the author or publisher's (copyright holder's) permission, but I am not permitted to reproduce the book. Ownership of the text and information itself is not granted. Even the copyright itself is not "owned" by the author. Rather, copyright law assumes the right is owned by the public, and a special limited-term exclusive license is granted to the author/rights-holder.
May
8
comment Which Bible verses support adult-only baptism?
Also, I really like the "celebrated by" phrase at the end. There's a lot of "faith vs works" discussion around baptism, and I think those who see baptism as a work miss this.
May
8
comment Which Bible verses support adult-only baptism?
Just a comment on the Acts 2:38 passage: try taking it not as the promise that changes, but the definition of "children" to mean "descendants" and "far off" to mean "gentiles".
May
7
comment What Bible verses support infant baptism?
But personally, I'm with you that baptism is best seen as a believer following the picture of Christ's death/burial/resurrection.
May
7
comment What is the Biblical evidence against the day-age theory?
One point of order here: I don't think it's ever a good idea to ask how to use scripture to refute or support any view. That's kind of putting the cart before the horse.
Apr
12
comment What is the meaning of God's omni-powers?
God is everywhere (and everywhen), God knows everything, God is all powerful, and God is source of everything good.
Apr
10
comment The Grace Gambit
You mis-state Pascal's wager. The wager is not about "still living a good life" if you're wrong: it's about the infinite vs the finite. If you guess for faith, and you're right, you have infinite reward. If you're wrong, you risk finite punishment. If you guess against faith and you're right, you have finite reward. If you're wrong, you risk infinite punishment.
Apr
3
comment Should women give sermons?
Much of this argument hinges on the "culture and mores of the times" being wrong, and so it's a failing of man... and yet it's God who chose the timing. It appeals the need for extreme progressive thinking... which was already found elsewhere throughout Christian thought, which was already extremely progressive for the days in other ways. I could get past all this anyway and agree with progressive viewpoint, if not for the addition of the direct contradiction of plain-text scripture.
Mar
30
comment What are the theological implications/problems with theistic evolution?
Not necessarily. Theistic evolution would still allow that God took some extra measures in Man's case, to the point of even directing the evolution of other animals so that man would be in God's image.
Mar
28
comment If we're not specifically instructed to do something, can we?
Good luck at Oklahoma Christian. I passed by the campus a few weeks ago and had the chance to meet some your IT staff. Looked at OC myself back when I was a high school senior, but ended up choosing Harding.
Mar
28
comment If we're not specifically instructed to do something, can we?
I wish I'd seen this question a lot sooner :(
Mar
23
comment Is there any Biblical argument against using “cuss words”?
@Chris - that's a good point, but I think there's some room in the question to talk about profanity as well. Would you object if I expanded the answer to cover both points or would you still feel that the profanity section is too off topic for the question?
Feb
14
comment What is the biblical basis for the claim that abortion is immoral?
@Steely - you can try for that argument if you want, but that will firmly separate you from the main-stream "Pro-Choice" movement, which hangs it's position on a woman having complete authority over her own body, and disregards any possibility of recognizing the fetus as an individual.
Feb
12
comment What scholarship exists behind the WikiSource translation of the Bible?
I hadn't seen this project yet, but it looks very interesting. Personally, I wouldn't trust it for the next decade or so, but if it can hang around it is the nature of wiki projects to naturally become more reliable over time.
Feb
7
comment How is Christian worship different than Christian religion?
@Marc - see the next to last paragraph. I just said it leaves room for the argument... not that I necessarily agree with that argument.
Jan
27
comment How could Jesus be born during the reign of Herod, and when Quirinius was governor of Syria, if those periods were not contemporary?
Hmm... that wikipedia article on Herod could use an update. There's a very good chance that Herod actually died in 1 or 2 B.C., rather than 4 B.C.
Jan
25
comment What is the biblical basis for the prohibition of instruments in worship?
It would be difficult for any web site to speak for the churches of Christ, since individual congregations do not acknowledge any central leadership outside of Christ and scripture. There are no formal conventions, synods, or even ordained clergy. At best, the site would speak for a single congregation.
Jan
20
comment What is the Biblical basis for an Old Earth?
This still fits the cultural definition. Jews defined a day as the time from when the sun rises until it sets. It's hard to have that kind of a day with no sun... in fact, I'll edit that into the answer.
Jan
12
comment What is the Biblical basis for an Old Earth?
I don't know that it matters how the original scribes understood it in this case. This describes a time during which there were no people. Even in the best possible circumstance we're already relying on people to scribe something they could not possibly witness or understand.
Jan
11
comment What is the biblical basis for the claim that abortion is immoral?
@Ben - the right to privacy is in play only because the court first rejected any individual rights for the fetus. The right to privacy in question is then balanced vs the state's interest in preserving the population and the species.