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comment Why do people interpret “Lucifer” as being Satan in Isaiah 14?
@Schuh: Belief in Satan did not exist in Israel at the time of Isaiah? What about the book of Job, who the text suggests most likely lived sometime around Abraham's day?
May
18
comment Do Catholics officially recognize Protestants as Christians?
It's not appropriate to call the beliefs of a Christian denomination that you don't agree with "blasphemy". Please see "Brothers, we are not Christians!!" for perspective. This is intended as a scholarly forum, and is not sponsored by any church. We leave capital-T Truth questions at the door, to keep things civil. What we're looking for is authoritative answers to doctrinal questions. Please understand that, and you'll get along well here.
May
18
comment Do Catholics officially recognize Protestants as Christians?
@user20202: Again, please have a look at the tour page. Discussion of "is group X truly Christian" is explicitly off-topic here. The rule is, if the group identifies themselves as Christian, for the purposes of this site and keeping things civil, they are Christians. We have Catholics and Eastern Orthodox here, we have Protestants of nearly every flavor imaginable, we have Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses, and even a few atheists, and all of them except the atheists, who don't claim to be Christians, are regarded as Christians here.
May
17
comment Do Catholics officially recognize Protestants as Christians?
As a moderator, I'd like to welcome you to Christianity.SE and encourage you to have a look at our community standards in the links found in the page header bar. This site is not a web forum, and one of our most important rules is civility. A place like this couldn't exist without everyone treating each other with respect, and being able to disagree without being disagreeable. Please keep that in mind, as the mods and the normal community members take our standards seriously and we do enforce them. Having said that, you seem pretty knowledgeable about Catholicism. I hope you stick around. :)
May
17
comment Do Catholics officially recognize Protestants as Christians?
@user20202: That's why the Church doesn't except [the Latter-Day Saints'] so-called "trinitarian baptism". Plus they don't even read the Bible. Both statements are factually incorrect. The LDS don't believe in the Trinity as understood by the Catholic church, so their baptism is not regarded, even by themselves, as Trinitarian. And a dogmatic belief in the Bible is affirmed in the 8th Article of Faith. It is held to be a canonical work, and Latter-Day Saints are frequently encouraged to study it.
May
17
comment Do Catholics officially recognize Protestants as Christians?
@user20202: Converted your comment-answer to a real comment for you.
May
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
26
answered Methuselah, his name in relations to methamphetamine
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?