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revised What does “scripture” mean in NT writing?
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comment What is the Protestant argument against Immaculate Conception?
I thought the Orthodox didn't go in for Original Sin in the Augustinian sense that both Catholics and Protestants understand it (though with their own variations).
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comment What is the basis that many mainstream Christian groups justify labeling groups like the Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses as Non Christians?
In Acts 11, the disciples were called "Christians" by others, not by themselves, because they were following a man they took to be the long-promised Messiah or Christ. In that passage, Luke is just making a historical aside about the origin of the name for Christ's followers that was common by his time. Note: There's some confusion about the name among the Gentile world (cf. Tacitus calling them 'Chrestians'). In any case, citing Luke 14 here is contextless prooftexting.
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revised What are the Biblical reasons for getting married?
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revised Is spirituality different than superstition?
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comment Is it possible (intellectually honest) to 'contextualise' the 'anti-divorce' passages, but not the 'anti-homosexual' ones?
@Flimzy, I have made the implicit explicit, hoping to earn your not-a-downvote.
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revised Is it possible (intellectually honest) to 'contextualise' the 'anti-divorce' passages, but not the 'anti-homosexual' ones?
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revised Is it possible (intellectually honest) to 'contextualise' the 'anti-divorce' passages, but not the 'anti-homosexual' ones?
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answered Is it possible (intellectually honest) to 'contextualise' the 'anti-divorce' passages, but not the 'anti-homosexual' ones?
May
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comment Were the early Christians an apocalyptic sect?
@Daи: Those are shorthand ways of dicing up Christians. Every scheme of division has problems, including this one, but instead of being paralyzed by not being able to speak with 100% accuracy all the time everywhere, I think it's fair (indeed necessary) to use generalizations suitably qualified (e.g., with verbal phrases like "tended to see" rather than an absolute like "see"). I've added links to Wikipedia articles for those who want more information on what the generalizations mean.
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comment Were the early Christians an apocalyptic sect?
@Daи: Changed to "modernists" with a specific example.
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