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revised How soon after the passing of the act of supremacy in 1532 did the public begin to see changes to the liturgy and sacraments of the Church of England?
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Apr
25
comment What is the Biblical basis against inter-faith marriages?
A case might be made that this is not such a question, but your negative wording probably didn't help. Try editing to make this less about what the Bible says and more about a specific doctrinal position held by .... whatever the position is and whoever holds it.
Apr
25
comment What is the Biblical basis against inter-faith marriages?
If you have questions or concerns about question closure you should raise them on meta. That being said your comment is on the wrong track and at least partially addressed in this meta post. Yes questions about the Bible are considered opinion based and yes a lot of questions from '11 before we figured that out are getting closed. That's fine and normal.
Apr
23
comment What is the biblical basis for a continued illness indicating unforgiven sin?
Mod notice: Those of you that answered this question but did so from the oposite viewpoint of what was asked are welcome to post a question asking about the opposite view and move your answers there. They are just a complete miss match for this question and treat it as a "truth question", something this site is well established to avoid. Questions about this? Ask on Christianity Meta!
Apr
23
comment What is the biblical basis for the belief that people do not go to heaven or hell immediately when they die?
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Apr
17
comment How does the Catholic Church justify discouraging romantic freedoms of homosexuals?
Mod notice: Please stop using the comments to discuss the subject matter. If you have something to note about the formation of the question in relation to this site then fine, but don't use the comment section to debate the subject matter. If the question is answerable, post an answer, if not vote to close it until it is clarified.
Apr
17
comment How does the Catholic Church justify discouraging romantic freedoms of homosexuals?
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Apr
14
reviewed Leave Open What is the Christian definition of “The Messiah”?
Apr
12
comment What does “Christ was born across the sea” mean in Julia Ward Howe's The Battle Hymn of the Republic?
It looks like this is stickier than I first thought (and I may be shopping for the most edible head-gear models come December) but I still think this is a stretch. Personally I've never even thought about ‘born’ as the past tense of ‘birth’ but always thought it was of ‘bear’ (as in ‘to be carried’). If the cotemporary reference Korvin found bears any weight then I might be vindicated in that assumption. In my head the "marching on" and being "carried over troubles" themes have been/are closely linked.
Apr
11
comment What does “Christ was born across the sea” mean in Julia Ward Howe's The Battle Hymn of the Republic?
I sincerely doubt this is anything more than your speculation. The symbolism of ships & salvation dates back to Noah (just a bit before America was founded), Revelation where much of the song's other material is drawn from has specific meanings for what "sea" represents, and Christian history is full of usages of seas referring to the tempest of this word and Christ as the captain that takes us safe through them. If North America being across the pond from the Holy Land had anything to do with it I'll eat my hat (next winter bash).
Apr
11
comment Why would cold running water be preferred for baptism?
This is a wall of text that is mostly verse quotes . The vast majority of the post doesn't address the issue at all. This is not a time to post a thesis of the sacrament of baptism, the question is just about why some specific groups prefer cold running water over other options. When @JontheArchitect suggested editing this down for clarity, adding a whole bunch more irrelevant content wasn't the solution. Please edit this to remove anything that doesn't directly address the question that was asked.
Apr
11
comment Where did the idea of the inerrancy of the King James Bible come from?
Speculation isn't a great basis for an answer. I suspect your speculation is correct, but this question asks specifically about this fact, so we really need some hard data. The article on the history of the KJV doesn't help as it's a history of the translation, not a history of the (much more recent) KJV-only movement.
Apr
11
revised Where did the idea of the inerrancy of the King James Bible come from?
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Apr
8
revised When did the concept of “wine is grape juice” originate?
removed personal speculation, left only referenced part
Apr
8
comment When did the concept of “wine is grape juice” originate?
It doesn't really matter how you cite your sources as long as there is some place a reader could go to verify that what you are saying is not just something you made up on the spot. External links are nice, but book page references, quotations of authors saying something on the topic, etc. are all welcome.
Apr
8
comment How can 1 Corithians 15:3 and Psalms 49:7 be reconciled?
Mod notice @all: The discussion of whether this kind of question is or isn't on topic and what answers should be accepted is good, but please take it to meta.
Apr
7
comment How can 1 Corithians 15:3 and Psalms 49:7 be reconciled?
@Ben Comments are not for debate or even topical discussion. If you have a request for clarification from an answer you may comment so that the author can edit and improve their post. If you just want to discuss, take it to Christianity Chat or somewhere else—but that isn't what Q&A or the comment tools under Q&A posts are for. Thanks for understanding.
Apr
6
revised What arguments are given that Ephesians was not written by Paul?
U+00A0 for the win
Mar
31
revised How do the reformed view the “Left Behind” series?
The question hasn't changed (not relevant to reformed vs. calvinistic) and I think this distinction needed pointing out.
Mar
28
comment Are there any denominations that reject Mary's virgin conception of Jesus?
It's hard to prove a negative, but even if if the answer is really "there aren't any" this is a really weak answer and seems based more on your speculation and experience than any particular research into the subject.