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Mar
21
comment Does the act of sex constitute marriage in God's eyes?
@Wikis OTOH, Matt 1:24 says that she was his wife. The difference between the verses is probably grounds for an entirely different question.
Mar
21
comment Does the act of sex constitute marriage in God's eyes?
@Wikis The word fornication is in the RSV where it is listed as one of the evils which comes "from the heart" (Matt. 15:19). I view the RSV as about as definitive a translation as they come.
Mar
20
comment Does the act of sex constitute marriage in God's eyes?
Counterpoint to you: So Mary and Joseph were not married when Christ was born?
Mar
15
comment Are there any atheists in the Bible?
As another note, if I am not mistaken, Christianity was considered atheism at one point: they didn't have a pantheon.
Mar
12
comment What does it mean to be “born of water” in John 3:5?
The "water = baptism" is something that the Orthodox teach and that Catholics will allude to.
Mar
9
comment Where do Catholics believe the historical narrative of the Bible begins?
That is part of the problem. Priests present modern scholarship and it is taken that they've presented the PoV of the Church itself. They haven't.
Mar
9
comment What Bible versions can be used for free applications?
@Jess It isn't that it is necessarily a bad question, but because it is more of a poll than a matter of fact, it does not really fit into the format of the SE websites.
Mar
7
comment While on Noah's Ark, did the animals remain celibate?
As another note: many animals are less likely to breed if they are not in conditions which support children well. Rabbits, for one, will reabsorb their litters if the environment goes sour.
Mar
2
comment What Biblical support for praying to the saints is usually cited by those Christians who practice that?
@JonEricson ADD. A profound author who cuts me off mid-sentence overly frequently.
Mar
2
comment What's the first recorded case of the Church's persecuting heretics?
@brilliant No need to be snarky. You could find a halfway decent book on the history of the Church, ideally, one which talks in length about Athanasius.
Mar
2
comment What's the first recorded case of the Church's persecuting heretics?
@Jay The narrative, as best as I've seen, is that Constantine summoned the bishops to enshrine the doctrine of Arius, but when the bishops decided against that, he followed (it would not be the last time that a governmental executive was decided against without war). That said, the people who attended the council then had to go out and argue, "see, we just had a council, and everyone agreed".
Feb
29
comment Protestant numbering of the 10 Commandments
I don't really think it proper to call it "munging." While we are combining all of the "no other God stuff" into one, they are combining all of the "do not covet stuff".
Feb
29
comment Protestant numbering of the 10 Commandments
This would have more or less been my answer.
Feb
28
comment Where did the ecclesiastical offices go?
I once read someone who said that the transition from "episcopai" to "bishop" was an obvious process. Personally, I view it as clear as tar.
Feb
28
comment What's the first recorded case of the Church's persecuting heretics?
It might be a good idea to note that Constantine actually favored the Arian teachings, so this was a case of the Church deciding against the ruler.
Feb
27
comment When did the angel archetype change from masculine to feminine?
The Hebrew (מלאך) is also masculine, if I recall correctly.
Feb
26
comment What's the pope's justification today?
I've tried to take the real question out and move it here: What role did the Donation of Constantine have on the development of the doctrine of Papal supremacy?
Feb
26
comment What role did the Donation of Constantine have on the development of the doctrine of Papal supremacy?
Attempting to address the legit question which was asked here.
Feb
26
comment What's the pope's justification today?
If this is re-opened, I will definitely vote to re-close it, and I've already given it a -1. It demonstrates a clearly combative tone but, more to the point, it shows, at least to me, a lack of willingness to legwork.
Feb
26
comment Does my monk go to heaven?
@TRiG Spellcheck fail.