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Jan
26
comment If someone had the staff of Moses today, would it still work?
@DavidStratton: I think all Christians would agree on a couple basic points: the staff of Moses was not a magical artifact (a thing with power in itself), and therefore the question "would it still work?" is based on an invalid premise. It was God doing the miracles, not the staff.
Jan
17
answered In Jerusalem around 600BC, who was Laban?
Jan
13
awarded  Excavator
Jan
13
revised Is there any account of a religious marriage ceremony in the scripture?
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Jan
11
reviewed Approve What does “give that which is holy to dogs” mean?
Jan
8
comment Can the bible become an Idol?
There is certainly precedent. It would not at all be an exaggeration to say that, in Jesus's day, the Jewish leaders had so fetishized and embellished the Law of Moses that worship of God's words had displaced worship of God!
Jan
4
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
4
comment Why does the LDS church believe that alcohol was forbidden, despite being common in the Bible?
@eliyahu-g: The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper (also known as Communion) was instituted by Jesus Christ during the Last Supper, and he used bread and wine, which were readily available as part of the meal. Most Christians follow this tradition, some finding varying degrees of symbolism in the traditional emblems used. Latter-Day Saints, on the other hand, believe that the material passed around in the sacrament is not significant, but that what matters is the reverence and contemplation that it generates in the hearts and minds of those who participate.
Jan
4
answered Why does the LDS church believe that alcohol was forbidden, despite being common in the Bible?
Jan
2
answered Does Mormonism rest on Joseph Smith's credibility alone?
Jan
1
comment Which churches today send the most missionaries?
Hi, Jeremy. Welcome to Christianity.SE. Unfortunately, this answer is off-topic as per the policies of our community. The only way a place like this can exist without degenerating into a wretched hive of scum and trollery is to officially consider any organized group that considers themselves to be Christian as "true Christians," even ones we don't personally agree with. Please edit your answer to be in line with our standards, or it's likely to be flagged by a community member and deleted. Thanks! :)
Dec
24
comment What does it mean to be “poor in spirit”?
I'd have to do some digging, but I read several years ago that the word translated here as "poor" really does refer to poverty, just as this commenter asserts.
Dec
18
comment Does Jesus have a last name?
Surnames didn't exist in Jesus' day. What of Pontius Pilate, then?
Dec
13
comment good ways to deal with “It's just a pagan holiday, he wasn't even born then”
Exactly. "the church grabbed pagan holidays and said 'ah ha. we'll make this one be about Jesus'" is essentially exactly what happened, but that doesn't make the existence of Jesus Christ, or a desire to celebrate his birth, any less valid.
Dec
8
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
7
awarded  Announcer
Nov
29
comment What happens to a human after he dies according to Catholicism?
Agreed. Closing this question as it's off-topic for this site. As @JayarathinaMadharasan pointed out, there's a place on SE for this question, but this isn't it.
Nov
17
awarded  Nice Answer