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Apr
20
comment Purpose of giving up a prisoner on the Passover
Hi Beverly, welcome to Christianity.SE. This is a good question, but not necessarily for this site; this site is focused on Christian doctrine. It might be better for you to ask this question on History.SE, where you'd be more likely to get good answers about the historical context in which the Romans thought it was a good idea to make a practice of releasing a prisoner to the Jews on one of their holy days.
Apr
11
comment In the Lord's Prayer, to what does “daily bread” refer?
As I understand it, the word "bread" was used in ancient Jewish culture as a euphemism for food in general. (See Genesis 3:19 for just one example.)
Apr
9
awarded  Enlightened
Apr
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
4
comment What should the man of God in 1 Kings 13 have done when faced with the old prophet's lie?
This is evidenced by the fact that he willingly lived in one of Israel's center of idolatry at that time (which no true prophet would have done) Why not? Wouldn't that be where a true prophet is the most needed? (The sick, not the whole, have need of the physician, etc...)
Apr
3
comment Why is Good Friday called “Good”?
@Pierre: It's a bit surprising to see "Black Friday" there, as, in the USA at least, that refers to a day associated with a different holiday.
Mar
18
reviewed Reject Does the New Testament override the Old Testament?
Mar
12
comment How is the Book of Mormon different from the Bible?
I can't find the quote at the moment, but I recall reading that all those "Ands" are actually a grammatical necessity in the ancient Egyptian language, which the Book of Mormon narrative claims to have used as a basis for their writing due to its great compactness.
Mar
3
answered Was Elohim the Saviour and Redeemer of his world?
Feb
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
17
answered In Jerusalem around 600BC, who was Laban?
Jan
13
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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
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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?