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Sep
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comment How to compare Christian pastor credentials?
If transposed onto a technical scenario, this question reads like "How do we compare the process of packaging and distribution of software across different operating systems?". In agriculture it would be "How do we compare the way crops are grown across different countries, climates and economic statuses?". Do these examples help to show how much scope this question lacks? You want a way to compare dissimilar items on unspecified criteria across multiple sectors?
Sep
27
reviewed Reviewed Looking for a study
Sep
27
reviewed Reviewed Was Jesus a separate god?
Sep
26
comment Does Satan actually laugh?
You're right. I fired up the flame thrower and did away with the whole thing.
Sep
26
comment When did the teaching that salvation can still be obtained by people after their physical death first appear in Christianity?
If it were really that simple this question wouldn't even be such an issue. The problem is, those verses have simple and widely acclaimed alternative interpretations that take the subject a whole different direction from the belief that you hold to about them. Depending on your hermeneutics, these verses might be no evidence at all. You would need corroborating evidence from the time to show that is how they were understood, which is lacking or there wouldn't be a debate on the meaning of these in the the first place. Summary: I don't think this answers the question at all.
Sep
26
revised Which Christian sects promote faith healing?
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Sep
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comment Which Christian sects promote faith healing?
There is no question when it comes to the issue, I am biased. However that's not how I meant that -- what I was suggesting was a caricature at the far end of a spectrum, but I also know that what most people from non Christian backgrounds including yourself imagine this belief to be is likely to be more like that caricature than anything else and the place you'll find anything resembling that is in Pentecostalism.
Sep
26
reviewed Leave Open Does a Christian have to believe in Hell?
Sep
26
comment How is Derek Prince viewed by mainstream Christianity
@Wikis: Anybody who believes, practices and promotes the idea that daemons are more than just active in the world but that they can possess and captivate born again Christians is bound to run foul of a large swath of Christianity. Add that to how many controversies he came down on the wrong side of, and even if he switched positions the right way on some of them, he changed positions several times on a few things leaving even people who wanted to accept him skeptical about where his anchor was floating.
Sep
26
comment How is Derek Prince viewed by mainstream Christianity
@Wikis: Yup, it seems so.
Sep
26
comment How do protestant youth group ministers reach apathetic parents of religious education students?
Please see the discussion on this question type on meta: Is methodology advice to pastors too subjective to deal with here?
Sep
26
reviewed Close How do protestant youth group ministers reach apathetic parents of religious education students?
Sep
26
comment How is Derek Prince viewed by mainstream Christianity
@Wikis I'm sure this is a case of huge diversity and depends on your circles, but at the least one would have to say he is only accepted by some parts of mainstream Christianity. All the circles and traditions I am aware of rate him somewhere between shaky and outright charlatan -- with a few exceptions mostly from stay-at-home-watch-christianity-on-tv folks. At the very least, Mike's observations about how a few specific names would likely view the guy is pretty right on. I wouldn't call those guys representative of all of mainstream Christianity, but they are certainly major players in it.
Sep
26
answered Which Christian sects promote faith healing?
Sep
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Sep
25
comment How can a Christian seek out the best Homilists/Preachers?
This should be a blog topic. This is fantastic content, although I agree it's not expert QnA material.
Sep
25
comment Does Satan actually laugh?
@PeterTurner: Amen to that. It's not the lies he could say about me but the manifest truth about me that I'd worry about.
Sep
25
revised The Last Judgement: a civilized trial or a barbaric ordeal?
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Sep
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answered The Last Judgement: a civilized trial or a barbaric ordeal?