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Feb
13
comment Is there any biblical basis for believing in the Book of Mormon?
@Matt Another extraordinarily good point.
Feb
12
comment Is there any biblical basis for believing in the Book of Mormon?
@DavidMorton Deut. has a similar quote, and the book of Rev. hadn't been added yet... are you saying we should throw out the NT?
Feb
11
comment Eucharist as a definition of the Church in any early universal councils before the 1054 split?
No. It is from at least three sources (one on the life of Augustine, one on early heresies, and an article by an Orthodox clergyman condemning Augustine and western theology on that point). I don't have the link to the Orthodox article, and I have too many theology books to be able to find those two quotes easily. If I were to guess, I would wager that it is in a forward to Confessions, but it might even have been a lecture I listened too at one point.
Feb
10
comment Why no specific names of false apostles and false brothers in Acts and epistles?
@brilliant I've modified the answer to restored the paragraph.
Feb
10
comment Why no specific names of false apostles and false brothers in Acts and epistles?
@brilliant Yea... that was a part of another paragraph which I had deleted. I must have missed that sentence.
Feb
10
comment How can I understand the evolution of the Egyptians as a race in the Old Testament?
You may want to change the actual title of the question.
Feb
9
comment Why the Eucharist is never mentioned in the book of Hebrews?
@the.midget Forget the fact that you have posited a position which is not a little bit controversial, unsupported, and generally ill-argued, you never even answered the question.
Feb
9
comment Giving to the church or giving to the poor?
As a note, however: Bishop's annual appeal and Operation Rice Bowl have historically sent a greater portion of the funds directly to Catholic Charities (at least that was my experience working for Paterson Diocese)
Feb
8
comment End of the world “calculations”
@hammar That said, the statement is actually partially tongue-in-cheek. If it is not the end of the world, you win. Huzzah! If it is the end of the world, the person you're betting against will never be able to collect, because it is the end of the world. There is no way to lose money that way.
Feb
8
comment End of the world “calculations”
@hammar I disagree, this is not a knowable finite period of time (to a human at least).
Feb
8
comment End of the world “calculations”
As a general rule, you can pretty much assume that if someone says that the end of the world will happen on such-and-such a date, then you can bet money that the world will not end that day.
Feb
7
comment Is prayer an integral part of worshiping, or is it possible to worship without a prayer?
@brilliant google.com/… It is part of the definition of the word.
Feb
6
comment Why no specific names of false apostles and false brothers in Acts and epistles?
From this, and the fact that Cephas is rebuked for following, it can be taken that he was substantially to the right of orthodoxy and therefore could rightly be considered a judaizer.
Feb
6
comment Why no specific names of false apostles and false brothers in Acts and epistles?
Generally, it is this third James who is called, "James of Jerusalem" and it was he who sent the messengers in Gal. 2 that convinced Cephas to back away from full embracement of the gentiles.
Feb
6
comment Why no specific names of false apostles and false brothers in Acts and epistles?
First, there were two, probably three James's in the NT. The first was James, the son of Zebedee, the brother of John. The second was another Apostle by the same name. If there is a third (and I believe this to be the case for a reason to extensive to go into here), then he would have been James, the "brother" (word more accurately rendered "kinsman") of the Lord.
Feb
6
comment Is prayer an integral part of worshiping, or is it possible to worship without a prayer?
@brilliant Strictly speaking, no. Worship definitionally requires praise and adoration whereas prayer does not.
Feb
6
comment Is prayer an integral part of worshiping, or is it possible to worship without a prayer?
Who ever said that we worship saints? I said that worship is prayer, not that prayer is worship. Subset not synonym.
Feb
4
comment Why do OEC discount the literal interpretation of the book of Genesis?
I do think it might be important to note that the Church's infallibility (and therefore the Bible's infallibility) is limited to Faith and Morals. If the See of Peter made a proclamation about, say, the growth of mealworms, he would have no guarantee of accuracy whatsoever!
Feb
4
comment Why is the Bible so short?
@AudioSancto There verses (and I will wager chapters) in the Bible where you can exhaust their meaning in an hour.
Feb
4
comment Why is the Bible so short?
66? I thought there were 73?