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I'm a member of a Presbyterian Church in America church and graduate of a liberal arts college affiliated with that denomination.


Apr
7
comment Does the Bible say for sure that Daniel was a eunuch?
Could you cite a source on that? What you say is not helpful, what do authoritative sources say?
Mar
31
comment What is the Biblical basis for the belief that Jesus is Michael?
I've reopened this as the scopes are indeed different. If we're going to use scopes to meaningfully differentiate questions then we need to not close things are near dupes but with different (meaningful) scopes.
Mar
26
comment How many of each species went onto the Ark?
I've added a bit of scope clarification in the last sentence. The scope here is "flood literalism"
Mar
26
revised How many of each species went onto the Ark?
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Mar
26
comment How many of each species went onto the Ark?
I think the far more interesting question is "How did Noah know what animals were clean?"
Mar
24
comment Does any church still provide a pension for widows?
I tried to make the intent clearer and make this answerable in a way that isn't a huge list.
Mar
24
revised Does any church still provide a pension for widows?
deleted 155 characters in body; edited title
Mar
24
comment Does any church still provide a pension for widows?
Could you clarify a bit what you're looking for? Right now it looks like a list of all the churches with widows ministries which would be a large enough set to make an open list imprudent
Mar
24
comment What is the Meaning of Hebrews 2:11 - he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one
christianity.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic is the official summary. Spending some time on Christianity Meta is also a good idea
Mar
24
comment What is the Meaning of Hebrews 2:11 - he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one
neither. Your answer is fine, wouldn't hurt to mention your doctrinal position in the actual answer, but whatever. I'm saying that the question is no longer something we consider to be on topic (topicality has evolved a bit here over the past couple of years)
Mar
24
comment What is the Meaning of Hebrews 2:11 - he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one
We're looking for representations of established positions with external references desired but not required (unless they are asked for). It's also worth mentioning that this kind of straight up interpretation question is no longer considered on topic here which is part of the trap you're running into here.
Mar
24
comment What is the Meaning of Hebrews 2:11 - he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one
Whose doctrine is this? Please be mindful that we're not here for the development of new doctrine, but ask that users represent established doctrinal positions, this isn't one I'm aware of. Some external sources would be helpful in vetting the accuracy of your interpretation
Mar
20
comment Is there a biblical ban on running a casino?
@Pacerier no. not really. But sort of. How one reads the bible both informs and is informed by their theological POV. Biblical Basis is not a theological POV, it's one in a de facto sense here, but it's not really one.
Mar
20
comment Is there a biblical ban on running a casino?
@Pacerier you'd ask within a tradition/theological POV or ask for the basis of a specific position rather than asking for both positions
Mar
20
comment Is there a biblical ban on running a casino?
@Pacerier what I'm pointing out is that this kind of question is only barely within bounds here. And any answer you get here should be taken with a grain of salt.
Mar
20
comment Is there a biblical ban on running a casino?
@TheFreemason it's tagged biblical-basis that becomes the de facto doctrinal scoping here. That said, there's a good point here. The Bible isn't (and shouldn't be read as) a legal document. You're not going to find "don't own a casino" in the pages. What you may find is principals that will guide you to a decision yes or no. Those principals are subject to a high level of interpretation which may mean that a biblical argument can be made from both sides
Mar
20
comment Divorce because of sexual immorality
I've reopened this as it no longer fits the bill of pastoral advice. However the second half of my previous comment stands. While this is technically valid as a biblical-basis question, it presupposes the Bible as a legal document rather than a descriptive one and likely any interpretation is going to be fraught with doctrinal entanglements because the situation is not addressed directly. You may be able to find guiding principals, but you won't find clear legal guidance in the scriptures.
Mar
19
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
19
comment Divorce because of sexual immorality
Too be honest, I'm not too keen on reopening this even if you'd like to argue it's not pastoral advice (the trappings lean that way though despite the insistence). Asking for a biblical basis wrapped up in this much legalism is at best odd. Please remember that the Bible is not a legal document, and as such does not detail all of the possible situations one might encounter. It can provide governing principals, and addresses something specifically, but you're not going to find a direct answer to your question.