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reviewed Leave Open What are the theological implications/problems with theistic evolution?
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reviewed Leave Open Spirit of the Lord Upon David
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reviewed Leave Open How do the reformed view the “Left Behind” series?
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reviewed Leave Open What are the classics/giants of Biblical Theology?
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comment Is it possible to achieve a life without sin on earth?
@MarcGravell: A) Many Christian doctrines would disagree with you based on the nature of human beings and B) even if you didn't agree on that issue, what you describe would be a untimely but holy death not an acheived completely holy life.
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comment Is it possible to achieve a life without sin on earth?
Absolutely not! The vast majority of Christianity will emphatically deny this, but you'll find a few pseudo-Christian traditions that claim otherwise. You'll also find some variation in doctrines on the depth of sanctification in this life. I suggested this as a topic for our community blog, but I don't think it makes a very good question here. You might want to check out our guidelines for what makes a good question and edit this with some background on who you want to hear from.
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revised What was the difference between the Pharisees and Sadducees?
Added link; OCD fix so paragraph begins with a capital letter
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comment What were the reformers views of biblical inerrancy?
Calvin used winky face emoticons!?!? Wow, something new every day...
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comment Why should a sinner suffer forever in hell fire?
This isn't the Philosophy site and not the place for forging new philosophies. This combination of annihilation and incarnation in alternate roles stuff is almost brand new on the scene; meaning this answer does not represent most of Christianity. When posting non-orthodox stuff like this you should at least identify who you are representing, reference the origins of the ideas, and at least note note that historic and mainstream Christianity have dealt with the issue differently.
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asked Was baptism practiced before Christ?
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revised What were the reformers views of biblical inerrancy?
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comment What was the New Testament in the ancient Church of the East?
Welcome to Christianity.SE, and great first question!
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comment When God works 'all things' for the good, is anything excluded in the word 'all'?
Perhaps you could add the information you know about the Greek (this would be "what have you tried" on a more technical SE site). Also anything you can specify about what theological constructs you want this to be addressed from will mitigate the potential mess.
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comment When God works 'all things' for the good, is anything excluded in the word 'all'?
This sounds like a better fit for Biblical Hermeneutics to me since it starts with a text and is looking for the scope of a specific word. This kind of exegesis gets awkward around here with our focus on doctrine and matching traditions. If you'd like I can migrate it there for you...
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revised How do Arminians handle the case of Judas?
Noted which translation you were working from, linked it, and moved the topic to the start of the question.
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comment What is the difference between a professing and a non-professing Christian with regards to their faith, beliefs, etc?
@JoaoRodrigues Wow that is yet ANOTHER usage that doesn't quite match either my answer OR DJ's. I used it there in the sense of "at least" rather than "merely". I don't know them personally and can't comment on their life or practice, but they at least profess to being a Christian. That being all I know about the matter is as far as I could comment. I don't know what tradition or creed they affiliate with, just that there is a public profession of some sort.
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comment What is the difference between a professing and a non-professing Christian with regards to their faith, beliefs, etc?
@MarcGravell: My point is that the usage of these terms in everyday language isn't necessarily tidy. You could argue linguistically that I drew a false dichotomy, but I tried to describe the most common real life usage. It's also worth nothing that mainstream Christianity doesn't recognize a "private Christian" in the sense of there being no verbal acknowledgement of the belief. They may not be in the fellowship of a church, they may be loners, they may not announce it to everybody they know, but if they identify as Christian when pressed for their beliefs, that makes them professing.
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revised What is the difference between a professing and a non-professing Christian with regards to their faith, beliefs, etc?
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comment Do people have the ability to truly love God, without God guiding them into loving him?
@Matthew7.7: The answer to that could fill books and it isn't really relevant to this question. However nowhere do we see anything about 51% or good outweighing bad or any similar comparisons or even acceptable levels of failure. We just see "obey". It's pretty black or white. 99% isn't good enough. God says "You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect." That's the standard. Measuring up to that standard is where Christ and grace have to be factored in.