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Feb
18
comment Does Dietrich Bonhoeffer fit the requirements to be declared an official martyr?
@NeilMeyer 5,754 open questions would beg to say your little rant isn't based on the facts. Sure, a lot of questions people want to ask are not a good fit here, but we make no pretense of being a good home for all questions o faith, only a certain genre. Your comment «how difficult would it to be […] to discuss» suggests you need to review what genre of questions this sit is before because discussion is one form of post we do actively try to avoid. If that's what you want out of any question then it's going to be a bad fit.
Feb
8
comment What are the differences between the different millenialisms?
@Joshua There are all sorts of people believing one thing and labeling it another, but that isn't what Amillenialism means. You might as well call toast butter and butter jam.
Feb
5
comment Is there any apocryphal gospel where someone else is crucified?
Listing documents without also detailing their relationship to Christianity does a disservice to this asker and others that may find this question.
Jan
11
comment Is the Star Wars “Church of the Force” a revival of the Manichaean heresy?
I have reset the close vote situation on this because at the very least its current wording is not appropriate for any of the other sites suggested. If somebody wants to ask on those sites please post there directly with a question appropriately framed for the target site. As this one is not appropriate on any other site and very much is appropriate here, the outstanding VTCs and discussion where pointless.
Jan
9
comment Do any Christian denominations prohibit eating rare meat?
He can still edit and get it undeleted if it answers the question.
Jan
9
comment Do any Christian denominations prohibit eating rare meat?
@Marc Comments are not the place to discuss the theology involved in isssues. If you have an answer post that, but please reserve the comment section for A) requesting clarification or B) suggesting improvements to posts.
Jan
9
comment Do any Christian denominations prohibit eating rare meat?
@Pam It was deleted because it didn't mention anything about denomination that did or didn't have anything to say about this question. Ergo it was rightly flagged Not An Answer.
Jan
4
comment Does Luke 14:26 justify divorce?
This question might work on Biblical Hermeneutics where asking about the "correct" interpretation of a specific passage is on topic. "Does X passage mean/imply/justify Y?" as a question format does not work on this site, but it should work on BH.
Nov
30
comment What is meant by, “mild drinks” in D&C section 89?
For lack of anywhere better I suppose, but because of this site's scoping rules you'll basically be in an echo chamber. If you just want the LDS sanctioned view on a passage that's fine, but you can't really do what BH does here. There, any view is allowed to answer any question—even if that means concluding it to all be balderdash—as long as they start from the specific passage asked about.
Nov
30
comment What is meant by, “mild drinks” in D&C section 89?
Yes I have. And I noted it wasn't written in Greek, Hebrew, or even Aramaic—languages that for obvious reasons experts in Biblical hermeneutics tend to be interested in. Ergo different field of expertise. You should read ScottS's answer to the question Nathan linked as well as others that deal with the difference between primary and secondary sources. If you wanted to try to use D&C as the latter that would be fine but it is not topical as the former on BH.
Nov
30
comment What is meant by, “mild drinks” in D&C section 89?
@ShemSeger um, no. That would be a very different field of expertise. Deuterocanon and Apocrypha are one thing as well as some other contemporary texts but D&C would be a whole different field. None of the linguistic, historical, theological or cultural expertise would cross over at all, no more that Qu'ranic studies would.
Nov
19
comment Gal 5:18 vs John 3:16
@Smartis + flaggers: This question isn't worded in a way that would work on Christianity. We don't do truth questions about how thing "should" be interpreted. This could be edited to ask specifically about how a certain theological framework resolves this issue, but an analysis of the text and whether they are or not in conflict would be more the scope of this site to handle.
Nov
9
comment Can an act of martydom include the taking of another's life?
This post manages to do nearly everything except state the obvious: Islam and Christianity define martyrdom differently and the answer is no, no major branch of Christianity includes suicide attacks under the umbrella of martyrdom.
Nov
9
comment Is Romans 1:26 a condemnation of homosexuals or the sin of lust?
I agree with the scope issues with this question as worded for this site. One solution would be to tighten it up so you aren't actually asking for every view in Christendom. Another solution would be to ditch asking about specific Christian views at all and just ask for an analysis of the bit of the text that interests you and we could migrate it to Biblical Hermeneutics. Either way works, but at edit will be required to get this open again. What direction would you like it to head?
Nov
7
comment What is the Biblical basis against the Calvinist doctrine of Irresistible Grace?
I've helped you out with the links, but you really do need to edit this with a bit more summarizing how the articles answer the question. There should be enough content here to answer the question even if the article is not available.
Nov
4
comment Why did John the Baptist preach repentance through water baptism and specifically how is that different than repentance through ashes and sackcloth?
Some parts of this are duplicates of the question Was baptism practiced before Christ? Also this answer on our sister site also has relevant details. Perhaps you could edit this question to trim it down to the parts that are unique to this question.
Oct
23
comment Why was the mark of Cain necessary?
Please use the edit function to append the contents of your second answer to this one if it was meant to add support, and explicetly identify what Christian views this is supposed to represent.
Oct
15
comment What are the Church fathers' arguments that Peter is the rock?
I'm not arguing against documentary dependence. I'm arguing that it does not follow from documentary dependence that Matthew just made the rest of his text up as you imply. Also I don't find it helpful to be patronized as if I was unaware of the issues surrounding the synoptic problem; I commented on this post because I believe your representation of the state of affairs to be factually inaccurate —better in the recent edit since it's at least apparent where you're drawing from but still inaccurate— in the way you paint a one sided big picture that is a non-sequitur from your premises.
Oct
14
comment What is the framework and concise definition of the New Perspective on Paul?
See also What is “new” in the New Perspective on Paul?
Oct
13
comment What are the Church fathers' arguments that Peter is the rock?
Besides @FMS's salient comment about their relevance (this is a question about what arguments the church fathers used, not your conclusions about the source material they may have started with), but the statement itself is misleading. While many scholars do see Mark as a source for some of the material it is not true that "nearly all believe much of it to be copied", and even less true is the implication that nearly all scholars don't believe Matthew's gospel represents a historical account. Your personal favorite scholars may think that but such sweeping statements are unjustified.