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Dec
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awarded  Custodian
Dec
9
reviewed Reopen Does Christianity approve wars for faith?
Dec
9
comment Were the Jews expecting the Messiah to suffer at all?
Being on a web dedicated to discussion, I'd be very glad for such an opportunity to discuss the Biblic and rational foundations of our faiths. But this is a Q&A web about various Christian beliefs, so your conclusion that "it's a matter of faith" is the only 100% in topic part of your answer. However, I give you +1 for good impulses to think about and I'd be glad to continue this discussion anywhere it's not off topic. Should I create a chat room for this?
Dec
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reviewed Reviewed Were the Jews expecting the Messiah to suffer at all?
Dec
8
comment Were the Jews expecting the Messiah to suffer at all?
Messiah means "anointed" by God, and God couldn't be constraint by any human definition in regards of who to send as the messiah, and misunderstood prophecy is still a prophecy even if it will be understood just at the time it fulfills itself. We, Christians, believe that Jesus as the Son of God had the authority to say: "These prophecies talk about me." It's a matter of faith, but this site is not about Truth but about faith of various Christian denominations. Plus, please add some source for "older versions of the gospels".
Dec
8
asked Beatification/canonization process in Eastern Orthodox Church
Dec
8
reviewed Close In what order should the books of the (Protestant) Bible be read?
Dec
7
awarded  Civic Duty
Dec
7
comment How does the trial of Jesus compare to the judicial standards of the epoch and of the modern times?
AFAIK execution by stoning was at least tolerated to Jews. Stephen in Acts 6-7 was found guilty only by Sanhedrin, not by Romans, and there's no mention of any problem Sanhedrin had with killing someone. But cross was much worse death for contemporary measures than stoning, and with respect to Jesus' followers the priests needed someone else to do the dirty work for them. Plus God's will, of course.
Dec
7
reviewed Close Does Christianity approve wars for faith?
Dec
6
reviewed Reviewed Why are Independent Baptist Fundamentalists labelled Protestants?
Dec
6
reviewed Reviewed Does transcendental meditation conflict with any Christian beliefs?
Dec
6
comment Does transcendental meditation conflict with any Christian beliefs?
There are plenty of forms meditation that means something different from "concentration". For example in lectio divina is at least "more complex".
Dec
6
answered Does transcendental meditation conflict with any Christian beliefs?
Dec
5
reviewed Leave Open Is the Bible an inexhaustible source?
Dec
5
comment How to verify if a “message from God” came from God?
IMHO although it is a possible duplicate of an old pastoral question, but formulated in less "pastoral" manner, rather as a general question. We should keep some question on this topic and this one seems closer to our current standards. Or we can close both and ask a third question in a row, formulated even less pastorally and more doctrinally.
Dec
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reviewed Reviewed Is the Bible an inexhaustible source?
Dec
5
reviewed Reviewed What is the scope of God's will?
Dec
4
answered In what way are we to be one, as Jesus and the Father are one?
Dec
4
answered How much time did medieval Christians devote to prayer?