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Sep
4
comment Is it possible to know God from nature?
Check out the transcendentalists: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transcendentalism
Sep
4
comment Is there a name for believing but not obeying?
If everyone is a sinner then what you said applies to every Christian to some extent. So the answer would be "a normal person"?
Sep
4
comment Is Christian mysticism an oxymoron or is it a legitimate path for a Christian?
By mysticism, are you referring to the belief that direct knowledge of a god can be attained through subjective experience or though intuition? That is the definition in English at least.
Sep
4
comment How has God destroyed the wisdom of the wise?
This is a good example why higher education is important. While the translation is rather pretty, confusing people for all eternity with poor technical wring is not good.
Sep
4
comment Does the Bible say anything about what demons *are*?
A lot of our ideas about heaven, hell, demons and angels actually come from fiction like dante's Inferno (the book not the video game)
Sep
3
comment Can we pray from any position?
If you pray up-side down you risk potentially serious complications if you have high blood pressure, heart disease or glaucoma.
Sep
2
comment Do not allow a sorceress/witch to live?
Your answer fills my heart with hope sir.
Sep
2
comment Do not allow a sorceress/witch to live?
Well, I am really looking for insight on how I should live my life. The beliefs of the aggressors here are irrelevant to me (other than their behavior was horrifying). I live in a western country and am thankful our legal system is encouraged to look at this the same way and not treat offenders differently based on their beliefs. (note: I said "encouraged" and not something more definite).
Sep
2
comment What happens to people who have never heard about Jesus?
@Mason Wheeler Good point about my comment being inadequate. I had another discussion about the existence of hell stuck in my mind. I will keep looking.
Sep
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comment Do not allow a sorceress/witch to live?
@DJClayworth She was being bullied, shoved, and ridiculed. One of the perps was yelling at her in a derogatory manner about being a witch.
Sep
2
comment What happens to people who have never heard about Jesus?
Mathew: "You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’[e] 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell."
Sep
2
comment Was Jesus a separate god?
Wait.. If Jesus is God, how can he be the son of himself, and send himself to earth, then talk to himself about it... I am so confused now... Do I have it all wrong?
Sep
2
comment Does the Bible give any reason as to why its content is sometimes difficult to interpret?
Exactly what I was looking for, thanks and nice work! This is pure gold.
Sep
2
comment Does the Bible give any reason as to why its content is sometimes difficult to interpret?
One question that raises with me is if the bible was written by men, and it's fallible (i.e. Not written in such a way as to be forward compatible) how can it adequately serve as the word of an omnipotent god? Furthermoor why would a god allow for his user manual to be written in a manner not mmeting his standards? This is just a question not an indictment.
Sep
2
comment Does being a Christian mean being a Bible literalist?
So you are saying the literal interpretation of lets say the number 6 is not universal? Some claim 6 = 5 for instance?
Sep
1
comment Is it possible to be a Christian by birth?
As a tangental theological point: I found out the other day many believe you can born into Judaism.
Sep
1
comment Hand Picked Bible Applications
I have seen theologians refer to some sections as major or prominent and some as minor when arguing about the relevance of something. I never understood what that was based on. Try searching for a topic that is being argued about in Christianity (like homosexuality) and maybe you will find some examples of this.
Sep
1
comment Does Jewish tradition predate Christian tradition in any meaningful way?
Were there Christians before Christ? I thought most people in Jerusalem were Jews, (perhaps a few atheists, Roman, and other assorted religions here and there) and Christianity evolved from Judaism via the Jesus movement?
Sep
1
comment What is the physical evidence for a local flood?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Sea_deluge_theory. I am not sure if it should be called a theory though, thus I more cautiously call it a hypothesis.
Sep
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comment Is God's name Yahweh or Jehovah?
I would go to the Jewish stack exchange, or ask a Rabbi or scholar of ancient languages, since the word and language predate Christianity.