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Jan
18
revised Voltaire and his house being used by the biblical society?
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Jan
18
comment Where in OT does someone ask another to be his father?
Can you find the webpage and link to it?
Jan
18
comment Do Old Testament individual, family and social laws and guidance apply to Christians or did Jesus come to discard OT laws and guidance?
Can you add a link to the paper to support this interesting answer?
Jan
17
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Jan
17
comment Do Old Testament individual, family and social laws and guidance apply to Christians or did Jesus come to discard OT laws and guidance?
Obviously, by confirm or correct below, I mean in a new answer: I cannot award the bounty to a comment.
Jan
17
comment Do Old Testament individual, family and social laws and guidance apply to Christians or did Jesus come to discard OT laws and guidance?
@ProbeDeeper: Matthew 12:1-14 also answer the issue of Jesus breaking the Law.
Jan
17
revised What is the biblical basis for salvation by faith alone (sola fide)?
More clarification from the NIV Study Bible
Jan
17
asked Why the difference in depiction of the cross between Catholics and Protestants?
Jan
17
comment Christianity certainty and other religions certainty
I think some beliefs have a stronger opinion on truth than others. From my limited understanding, I think that Judaism, Christianity and Islam (and Atheism?) would each claim to possess The Truth. But Hinduism (and "weak" Agnosticism, by definition) I think tends to be less "certain", for want of a better word.
Jan
16
answered What is the biblical basis for salvation by faith alone (sola fide)?
Jan
16
comment Do Old Testament individual, family and social laws and guidance apply to Christians or did Jesus come to discard OT laws and guidance?
@ProbeDeeper: I should point out that, in the words of Jesus I mentioned above, I was not implying anything with the first four words!
Jan
16
comment What is the biblical basis for salvation by faith alone (sola fide)?
I know of at least one answer you're talking about (I provided it) but it would be helpful to others if you linked to them.
Jan
16
comment Do Old Testament individual, family and social laws and guidance apply to Christians or did Jesus come to discard OT laws and guidance?
@ProbeDeeper: you're on a slippery slope if you only accept Jesus' words and not the rest of the NT. But, OK, check out Jesus' words from Mark 7:18-20.
Jan
16
comment Do Old Testament individual, family and social laws and guidance apply to Christians or did Jesus come to discard OT laws and guidance?
See also this link that I put at the end of my answer. Suggest reading the four paragraphs beginning, "To ask again: Did Jesus mean Christians had to keep all the regulations of the Law of Moses, including the "holy time" regulations of the Sabbath, or strict tithing, or the food laws? Consider what that line of reasoning would demand."
Jan
16
comment Do Old Testament individual, family and social laws and guidance apply to Christians or did Jesus come to discard OT laws and guidance?
Interesting that we have such opposite answers. Do you then practice the whole law?
Jan
15
comment Do Old Testament individual, family and social laws and guidance apply to Christians or did Jesus come to discard OT laws and guidance?
There are also occasions when Jesus was accused of breaking the Sabbath or was thought to be encouraging others to do the same‌​.
Jan
15
comment Do Old Testament individual, family and social laws and guidance apply to Christians or did Jesus come to discard OT laws and guidance?
Regarding your second question, this is again a bit of a whole new question! :) But take a look at Acts 10. There Peter is specifically told to eat unclean animals! The point was that God can declare anything clean, thus Peter permitted "even Gentiles" to be baptised, after they were filled with The Holy Spirit. This is what I understand by Jesus fulfilling the Law: the legal requirements are fulfilled, enabling us to be declared clean.
Jan
15
comment Do Old Testament individual, family and social laws and guidance apply to Christians or did Jesus come to discard OT laws and guidance?
@ProbeDeeper: to answer your first question, it is because of verse 40‌​: "All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." The Amplified Bible translates this as "sum up". The other verses I used corroborate this.
Jan
14
answered Why isn't the cross considered an idol?
Jan
14
comment Do Old Testament individual, family and social laws and guidance apply to Christians or did Jesus come to discard OT laws and guidance?
Congratulations to anyone who made it this far! @ProbeDeeper: now you see why I advised you to make this into a separate question! :)