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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?
Dec
20
comment How do Christians reconcile God's omnipotence with his omniscience?
The three "omni" are knowing-present-powerful. Those are necessary of a deity. Omnibenevolence does not relate to power, however.
Dec
20
comment Does my monk go to heaven?
@Caleb The part from a scriptural perspective is 100% accurate, because it is all scripture. The nuanced part is, well, nuanced. I omitted a discussion of the Catholic doctrine of baptism of desire and the doctrine of baptism of blood. They seemed to be a bit much for the discussion at hand.
Dec
12
comment What is the theological import behind genealogies?
@GeorgeCummins Sorry, I only glanced at that reference. I remember reading about the significance of the 14s and how they are all numerically significant, but I can't seem to find verification online.
Dec
12
comment How many Christians have actually read the whole Bible?
I actually am a daily communicant and do the full office, but there are still things which I miss, even in a full three year cycle. Psalm 110:6, and 137:9 come to mind. (Sad but true)
Dec
12
comment How many Christians have actually read the whole Bible?
The Roman Missale prior to VAII does not include all of the Gospels, let alone all of the Bible (and if you ever find a sedevacantist, this is one place where the new way far outshines the old in my opinion). As to Bible reading, that is doubtful as there is a strong history of prayer apart from study of the Bible (and considering literacy rates of the past 2000 years, that is far from shocking -- you don't need to read to be able to pray the Rosary). They may have had missales, but "reading the whole Bible" would have been practically unheard of.
Dec
12
comment How many Christians have actually read the whole Bible?
I've never read the whole Bible but I read everything but Jeremiah and Sirach, and then I listened to those on tape, does that count?
Dec
12
comment How many Christians have actually read the whole Bible?
Note: 1. This has only been true for the past 50 years. 2. If you compare all of the passages, you will notice that certain passages may be omitted and some are definitely omitted. Most of the time, however, this is because they are a literal word-for-word repeat of some other passage (I believe the requirements for a deacon only appear once while they appear twice in the New Testament).
Sep
13
comment What is the origin of the Christmas tree and is it accepted in all Christian traditions?
My understanding is that the pagan holiday was the 23rd, and the "Christmas is a pagan holiday" is a more recent innovation. The ancient church's justification for that date was that they thought the date of Christ's death (March 25, in the year he was supposed to have died) should also be the day celebrating his conception. March 25 + 9 months = Dec. 25.
Sep
1
comment Hebrew OT translation to Greek NT
It is a fascinating question.
Sep
1
comment Hebrew OT translation to Greek NT
Not necessarily. Isn't it quite possible that the modern texts are wrong and that a person 2000 years ago had access to better versions?