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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.


Jan
26
comment Did God have sex with Sarah?
@rafik First, comments are not the place for an argument, if you want that feel free to hop into chat. Second, to clarify, we don't know what the biological mechanics of Sarah's infertility were. Third: please realize we aren't that far removed from noah when folks were having kids into their later years. But more importantly, keep in mind that Abraham himself recognizes that he should be infertile at this point (though not necessarily incapable of sex, we don't know much about how fit folks stayed into their old age in those days).
Jan
26
answered Did God have sex with Sarah?
Jan
20
reviewed Close Is calling the church the “body of Christ” merely a metaphor or is there a deeper significance?
Jan
20
reviewed Close Did Evil enter the World when Man sinned, or was sin already in the World but man did not know what it was?
Jan
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
9
comment What is the biblical basis for the use of extra-biblical books in the study of Christ?
@JosephAndrewRios regarding how questions get answered re: scripture, the answer to that is within doctrinal frameworks (which is how you already do it, you just might not recognize it). With respect to truth and how we deal with it here it's important for you to read this meta post: meta.christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/3527/…
Jan
9
comment What is the biblical basis for the use of extra-biblical books in the study of Christ?
We rely on the people who ask questions to set up whats true for them this is usually a denomination because that's a convenient short hand. But it can also be asking about a specific doctrine or idea in a limited context.
Jan
9
comment What is the biblical basis for the use of extra-biblical books in the study of Christ?
@JosephAndrewRios scripture is subject to interpretation many groups can (and do!) read the exact same passage as supporting very different ideas. This is a community for everyone who claims to be a Christian, and as such, all of those interpretations are equally true (for the context of this site only)
Jan
9
comment What is the biblical basis for the use of extra-biblical books in the study of Christ?
@JosephAndrewRios if you could identify specific doctrines you're concerned about that would be helpful. This is a site with a more academic bent, and we've found that having specificity prevents a lot of arguments. Your question as posed asks about Christianity in General for which there could potentially be dozens of answers, that makes it a bad fit for a stack exchange type site (it might make a good forum discussion). The basic thing here is that we don't want a ton of arguments about what is true or isn't and thus we ask people to start from defined positions (usually denominations).
Jan
9
comment What is the biblical basis for the use of extra-biblical books in the study of Christ?
@JosephAndrewRios not really. Questions should appeal to specific denominations.
Jan
9
comment What is the biblical basis for the use of extra-biblical books in the study of Christ?
"As a Christian" is definitely too broad for this question. Which Christians do you care about? the answer to this (while always likely to be "yes" is going to vary pretty widely depending on which groups you're referring to with "Christian". It would be helpful to specify here.
Dec
19
comment What is the evidence that Jesus rose on a Sunday?
The answer in the duplicate link has the information you're looking for. It basically boils down to that this is how Jewish people talked about days, 3 days and 3 nights, really just means 3 day periods.
Dec
19
revised What is the evidence that Jesus rose on a Sunday?
edited title
Dec
17
comment How does the Catholic Church explain their belief that Jesus chose Peter to build upon?
@JayarathinaMadharasan probably wouldn't hurt to add a (non-scriptural) source or two.
Dec
17
comment How does the Catholic Church explain their belief that Jesus chose Peter to build upon?
The meta commentary at the top of this post is completely unnecessary and should be removed. Please edit to keep this on topic. Thanks.
Dec
16
comment Why should the book of Enoch be considered canonical?
Glad to see you doing this, but one quibble, you've got the answer in the question. You'll need to ask the question first, and then post your answer as an answer to it (which is totally fine and highly encouraged!)
Dec
9
comment What is the status of Catholics who reject Vatican II? Are they considered heretics?
@gideonmarx have you read the help center? "You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face."
Dec
9
comment What is the status of Catholics who reject Vatican II? Are they considered heretics?
Generally it's better to ask questions you have a stake in and that you've spent some time looking into.
Dec
9
comment What is the status of Catholics who reject Vatican II? Are they considered heretics?
Could you tell us a bit more about what exactly you want to find out, why it's important to you, what you already know on the subject etc?
Dec
8
comment Can Man see God?
I've added the biblical basis tag to this question because that's the minimum required to make this on topic (which is what you're asking). But I'll warn you right now that you may not get what you're looking from a pure biblical basis alone, you're likely to want/need additional sources to unpack this for you. if that's the case you may want to consider additional scoping to determine which sources you consider authoritative and which ones you consider to be quacks (generally a denomination is helpful shorthand for this)