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Database and IT manager for mid-size non-profit. Currently interested in SQL, MS Access, JavaScript and Networking


Dec
21
comment Were the Jews expecting God Incarnate?
The Essenes of Qumran you refer to were a schismatic sect of Judaism that moved out into the wilderness to await the coming of the messiah. Therefore, there views on the messiah cannot be taken to represent first century Judaism as a whole. The Essenes were expecting two messiahs--a person with sort of divine power that would destroy Israel's enemies and reestablish Israel and a priestly (or possibly suffering) messiah. (This comes from my memory, but this paper could be useful).
Dec
21
comment What are the major differences between evangelical Christianity and Mormonism?
Josh, Check this question out. Soteriology is one of the starkest differences between the two, along with the theology of God. Also, you probably wont find an answer to the question of if Mormons are Christians or not because the FAQ here states "any group that identifies themselves as Christian are to be considered on-topic and allowed to label themselves Christian."
Dec
20
comment Was Jesus a poor man, in economic sense?
Thank you. I'll remember the bullet points and hyperlinks next time!
Dec
19
comment Was Jesus a poor man, in economic sense?
I just realized that the question states "before public ministry"