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Feb
28
comment Was the Nicene Creed accepted under duress?
This is implicit in your question, but I think do add to this: "And if it was accepted under duress then what implications does that have to the church, and does it invalidate the Creed?
Dec
1
comment Who said “he would be called a Nazarene”?
@zurc maybe, but Matthew is clearly connecting the two? Isn't he?
Nov
11
comment Saint Thomas in India
@JayarathinaMadharasan I think perhaps the OP is talking about controversy about Roman Catholicism in India. When the Portuguese arrived in the 15 hundreds some joined the RC communion while other remained separate.
Nov
5
comment Will Elijah return before the final judgement?
Hey @Byuiwritter, thanks for the response! Question though, how does the LDS church view Matthew 17, where Jesus says "But I tell you, Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him" if Elijah appeared at a later time to J. Smith?
Oct
30
comment Is there consensus on the age of human civilization?
@Flimzy Oh no, I think we are on the same page. I am not saying global flood. I am saying localized flood in a particular region. So humanity is (almost) completely wiped from the face of the earth, so its universal in that narrow sense, but if a flood is occurring only in a small region of the entire planet earth, then no, not global.
Oct
28
comment Is there consensus on the age of human civilization?
@Flimzy well not necessarily: consider someone who believes the flood was localized to a region, and in that region lived all the humans on earth. Now you have a choke point AND a localized flood. I could be wrong, but I think that is RTB's actually stance on this.
Oct
28
comment Is there consensus on the age of human civilization?
I heard someone at reasons to believe say they would place the flood event at some point around 60k years ago based on a genetic choke point, for context.
Oct
28
comment Is there consensus on the age of human civilization?
Sounds kind of off topic... consensus among who? Christians? Catholic vs Protestant? If you want some opposing points of view, check out 'answers in genesis' and 'reasons to believe' respectively.
Oct
26
comment Will Elijah return before the final judgement?
@Bizantine Oh I would love to know orthodox, especially since I don't think there is really a universal point of view on this one.
Sep
27
comment What translation of Augustine's Confessions is the easiest to read in English?
Augustine fan here, not an expert, but I've not read any of the translations you mentioned, except the one by Maria Boulding, and I very much enjoyed it.
Sep
27
comment What translation of Augustine's Confessions is the easiest to read in English?
Confessions has got to be one of the toughest translations of Augustine since there is simultaneously heavy Poetry and Theology/Philosophy
Jun
24
comment Witchcraft in Christianity?
how about 'What does witchcraft mean in its original context, what would the Galatians in the first century, and Paul have meant by this term'.
Jun
24
comment Witchcraft in Christianity?
This needs better wording. Perhaps 'What does witchcraft, mean in context here, and how does that meaning translate to us today?'
Jun
14
comment Why were Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed?
On your second point, couldn't you make the argument that the modern English word was derived from a mistaken interpretation of the passage and not the other way around?
Jun
4
comment Which sects interpret “Day and Hour unknown” literally?
Someone that adheres to open theism may go the other extreme and say God himself maybe not even know when the day or the hour is.
May
16
comment Did Martin Luther take exception to the gospels in any way?
Its hard to believe that since his doctrine of Sacramental union was based on the wording of the last supper in the Gospels. ... among other things
May
7
comment Does the Bible give us any indication of why God created such a vast universe with so much stuff in it?
@leesleek evolve is probably not the best word to use in that instance, developed maybe is better language.
May
6
comment Does the Bible give us any indication of why God created such a vast universe with so much stuff in it?
There is also a practical concern here, which is, if the universe was not this big (in terms of size) then the laws of physics could not exist such as they do now sustaining a solar system/planet like what we have. If there had not be as much mass then the evolution of the universe would have been different and galaxy/stars/planets would not have formed. So assuming that God wanted to create this world with the given physical characteristics, he would have had to have created at least a similarly sized universe. The variety and beauty of it is another answer though.
Mar
19
comment Is Jesus a disciple of Buddha?
You might check out Ravi Zacharias's The Lotus and the Cross which is (fictional) dialog between Jesus and Buddha, comparing and contrasting their philosophies.
Mar
7
comment What is the status of “The Will to Believe” among contemporary philosophers?
I don't know the answer to your question, but I am guessing that prob. Alvin Plantinga is going to get the closest to addressing that, perhaps Warranted Christian Belief or Knowledge of God