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Sep
27
comment Where do the names of books of Bible come from?
@Flimzy, you might consider saying that e.g., the books are attributed to so-and so. @MarcGravell; yes, the more precise claim is generally that the books were not so much written by these men themselves, but rather that it is the account according to each one's testimony.
Sep
26
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Sep
26
comment Do we have the right ten commandments?
There really are three distinct questions here. Can these be separated out?
Sep
23
comment What is the essence of sin?
@JonathonByrd, how do you reconcile that statement with the fact he mentions idols 11 times in his commentary on the first commandment: bookofconcord.org/lc-3-tencommandments.php
Sep
23
comment Is this distinction of biblical “love” terminology compatible with scripture?
@dancek, how would you explain, then, that Demas is said to love (agapao) this present world, or that, in the LXX, Amnon is said to love (agapao) his half-sister Tamar when he rapes her?
Sep
23
comment Is this distinction of biblical “love” terminology compatible with scripture?
For example, I've heard it said that agapao is used to say that Demas loved this presen world
Sep
23
asked Is “Love and Respect” consistent with Eph 5:33
Sep
23
asked Is this distinction of biblical “love” terminology compatible with scripture?
Sep
22
comment How did all the animals fit into Noah's ark?
Marc Gravell, feel free to ask the question..
Sep
22
comment What test is used to determine communicability of an attribute of God
I'm still having trouble parsing your answer/comment. Are you making a distinction between boolean attributes and measured attributes, e.g., immutability is "on" or "off", whereas grace can be had in measure?
Sep
22
comment Is righteousness a prerequisite for salvation?
@Richard, there is a world of difference between a_hardin asked and what you asked
Sep
21
comment What test is used to determine communicability of an attribute of God
Could you explain what you mean by absolute? I would think of God as being absolutely holy, for example, and yet, while we on earth are not perfectly holy, we can be in some measure.
Sep
21
asked What test is used to determine communicability of an attribute of God
Sep
20
comment Is “once saved, always saved” strictly a Calvinist view?
That might be a good follow-up. There is a real question here, though, as well, and "yes" would probably be an unsatisfying answer, so it might make sense to just broaden your question
Sep
20
comment Is “once saved, always saved” strictly a Calvinist view?
"Perseverence of the saints" is typically used by Reformed ("calvinist") types, whereas "eternal security" and "once saved, always saves" are used by others. The concepts are related but the groups typically eschew the other's understanding of salvific security
Sep
20
comment Do all Christian views need to have a Biblical basis?
@MarcGravell, try to avoid confusing truth with precision. Pi is about 3. If I work 1.62 miles from my house, am I wrong, when someone asks me how far away I live, to say "a mile and a half"?
Sep
16
comment Why do OEC discount the literal interpretation of the book of Genesis?
@Jonathan, do you believe that Genesis has a unique place in the Bible as being devoid of any figurative language? Or do you believe no part of the Bible has any figurative language?
Sep
8
comment What do you tithe from? Why tithe income?
@gmoothart, do you have a reference for the "give generously" principle in the Old Testament? The folks at judaism.SE would disagree: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/9690/…
Sep
7
revised What effect did the Reformation have inside the Catholic Church?
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Sep
7
revised Who is the prophet Moses mentioned in Deuteronomy 18:15?
Added scripture reference