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Sep
27
comment What is the origin of the idea that the baby Jesus did not cry?
@BearinaStudebaker Check out the title before edits. I'm sure that's why it got "Truth question" close votes. And rightly so. Flimzy's edited version looks alright to me.
Sep
21
comment a/pre/post Millennialism summarised with bible verses?
The perceived Biblical basis that backs each view is too broad a question to tackle in a overview format. It is not as simple as quoting a couple verses in support of each view. It takes a whole different hermeneutical approach for each one. Mixing and matching an overview question with the apologetics for each view is not a good question format for this site.
Sep
17
comment Are there any followers of Catharism today?
archive.org might be a good resource for looking up no longer published information (and when it went out of print!). Then edit your findings into this answer including citing any relevant bits.
Sep
11
comment How long was it before Adam and Eve sinned?
Never mind whether your theory is true or not; in order to answer an this site you have to demonstrate that the answer you are presenting is representative of Christian beliefs on the matter. I've never heard if this theory. Which Christian groups believe this and where have they documented it?
Sep
9
comment How do we know to refer to the Holy Spirit as He?
This is just wrong. It gets off track by badly misunderstanding the basic grammar involved in that verse and others like it, i.e. the hermeneutics are broken.
Sep
8
comment According to the Bible, how should Christians meditate?
This could be a decent quesion if you remove the bits about "should we" etc. and just stick to what have established Chritian teachings observed the Bible to say. I just deleted a ton on answers that didn't even touch on the Bible. If this question gets fixed to more obviously exclude opinion answers we can probably reopen it.
Sep
7
comment How could Jesus get through locked doors?
This is a bit rambling and seems to give your views, but what evidence can you cite that this is what Christianity as a whole (or as various parts) believs relative to the exact question that was asked above?
Sep
5
comment What is the difference between Jehovah's Witnesses and Pentecostals?
This is mostly really good—right until near the end. Both the general statement that Petacostals believe "everything most other churches believe" and the labeling of a church as "Pentecostal Presbyterian" can only make sense if words are stripped of their normal meanings and rendered useless for the purpose of discussion. It's simply not true that they believe "all" the same things as there is a consistent pattern of differences between Pentacolstalism and other branches of Christianity, and the classical meaning of terms logically excludes both from being properly applied to the same group.
Sep
1
comment What was the Biblical Basis Tertullian used to support what he termed the “refrigerium interim”?
This question would be more interesting than the other one if there was anything unique about it. However I don't see any evidence that "Tertullian's basis" is going to come up with anything different than the general "biblical basis" question which is already scoped by default to anybody who holds the view, and this is likely answered by the same set of verses in the source you linked to.
Aug
30
comment What evidence is there for the Resurrection of Jesus?
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Aug
26
comment Defense of ancient Enoch authorship
@Malachi No it doesn't sound like a BH question at all. It specifically asks for defenses from tradition (off topic on BH) and also specifically rules out textual and historical analysis (which is what BH could provide). As asked, this is very much more at home here.
Aug
22
comment What do Protestants who deny transubstantiation do with the remainders of wine and bread after the Eucharist?
@Flimzy and VTCers: Of course there isn't a single answer. But there are only four or five main options and it's pretty easy to summarize how it's dealt with across a broad range on traditions. Answering this is not outside of what I would expect of a reasonably researched and presented answer in this format.
Aug
21
comment What is the Protestant argument against Immaculate Conception?
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Aug
21
comment If God “shows no partiality,” how do Calvinists defend predestination?
As others have noted, this is is a demonstrably incorrect answer. This is simply wrong in its attempt to represent Calvinist theology.
Aug
14
comment What is the physical evidence for a local flood?
@bruisedreed Did you review the context of this post and the other comments before leaving that comment? You might disagree with the conclusion that I and others came to about this post, but dropping a canned comment on it without interacting with the previous observations in a bit tacky.
Aug
5
comment What kind of clothes did Jesus wear?
I think you should check your time-line of the Old Testament. Cloth and even the making and dying of it is talked about thousands of years before the Jesus was around. Saying the only clothing available was animal skins is a patently ridiculous notion both the Biblical narrative and all other known history of the last few thousand years.
Aug
4
comment How many copies of the Bible are there per capita?
You might find this question interesting and the research related: Is the IKEA catalogue being distributed in more prints than the Bible?
Aug
2
comment Is there a biblical reason to limit information about creation to Genesis?
@MrB Your edit would have made every valid answer to this question it it's first 2 years of existence into NAA fodder. Editing is great but don't change (much less reverse) the scope of old open questions.
Aug
1
comment How have Protestants explained how Jesus could be born of mankind and be sinless?
@curiousdannii Re your comment and flags: I agree this is not representative of the general Protestant position at all. But it does seem to be a valid answer in that it purports to answer the question that was asked. It's just wrong. And we don't moderate the site based on right or wrong answers, only whether the intended scope of the question is being addressed or not. This is neither NAA nor VLQ, it's just factually wrong which is a time for downvoting (and/or commenting) not flagging.
Jul
27
comment According to the penal substitutionary atonement view, why was Jesus' punishment not eternal?
I don't think this is broadly representative of Christian views on this issue. The understanding of the nature of death being one thing separated from another allows, in a sense, for God to die. God the father turned his back on his son and the Son experienced what it was to be cut off from the fellowship of the trinity. Lots more happened at the cross than the death of his body alone!