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comment What evidence is there that Jesus died on the cross?
Richard, I wouldn't be surprised if there were.
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comment What evidence is there that Jesus died on the cross?
"cold" and "blue" were meant to be exampled--I should have been clearer about that. I've added an answer to prime the pump with some of the type of evidence that would be helpful to someone who does not consider the Bible to be authoritative.
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answered What evidence is there that Jesus died on the cross?
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asked What evidence is there that Jesus died on the cross?
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comment Are some people created to go to Hell?
Romans 9:22 approaches this question with a hypothetical: "What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction". But it does not go so far as to say that's what he's done. I would rather put it that God has created people for life; all have sinned and destined themselves for destruction, but God elected to save some of them from that destruction. That does not quite go so far as to say that God created them to be destroyed.
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comment Sex outside of marriage is a sin. But what about “less than sex”?
To play devil's advocate (perhaps too literally), Jesus condemned the Pharisees for fencing the law. Can you explain how this is different?
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comment Sex outside of marriage is a sin. But what about “less than sex”?
I'd Eph 5:3 in here too.
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revised When and why did the devil, or Satan, really emerge as a force in Christian belief?
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comment Does the Bible give any rules for music?
So, if I understand correctly, you would allow that one could sing, say, a modern hymn in church? I wasn't sure if I understood correctly; hence the request for clarification.
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comment Does the Bible give any rules for music?
The Bible very clearly makes mention of musical style (Psalm 150). The notion that words would be by their nature is baffling. Scripture is nothing but words. The Psalms are full of word-based worship. Are you claiming that singing is inappropriate for worship? If not, could you clarify?
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answered Do we have to obey the laws of the bible? If so, what laws?
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revised The Bible seems to allow polygamy. Why doesn't the church?
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answered Does God hate Sinners like he hates Sin?
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comment What is the essence of sin?
This is a great redemptive-historical way of describing Sin. Can you expand on how the first Sin became the basis for all sin?
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answered What is the essence of sin?
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comment The Bible seems to allow polygamy. Why doesn't the church?
My understanding of the historical background of this passage is that it is implicitly addressing the case of men who were polygamous prior to conversion. In the absence of a divorce (which is disallowed), the man would be ineligible for eldership. So rather than "elders may not have multiple wives, but Joe Christian can marry as many girls as he wants" this is more like "nobody should have multiple wives, but if someone does, he may not be an elder"