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Feb
14
comment How do the Dead Sea Scrolls impact modern apologetics?
There have been opponents of Christianity that made allegations that Christians had perverted the Old Testament text, introducing and rewriting prophecies to make it appear that there were Messianic prophecies which Jesus fulfilled. And vice versa, actually. The oldest version of that accusation I'm aware of dates back to Justin Martyr, who accused Jewish leaders of tampering with the text to censor or obscure some of the clearer Messianic prophecies, the ones that most obviously fit the life of Jesus Christ.
Feb
11
awarded  Guru
Feb
6
comment Why do Mormon missionaries travel in pairs?
Yeah, this is essentially correct.
Jan
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
29
comment Is there a Christian basis for using garlic, crosses, and holy water against evil?
The original vampire myths were about dead bodies that continued to live. We'd probably call them zombies today. And the traditional remedies--garlic, water, and faith, as well as silver for related monsters--are all traditional treatments for diseases.
Jan
28
answered Which churches today are the most missionary-minded (highly involved in missionary work)?
Jan
15
awarded  Good Answer
Jan
8
comment Is there a specific eternal abode for the Souls of aborted children go?
This makes a lot of good points, but it doesn't appear to actually answer the question that was asked...
Jan
1
comment Are the requirements for attaining godhood in LDS teaching the same or different for every world?
@Narnian: Matt's right on this one. Many of your recent questions on topics related to this one are things that have not been revealed because, as interesting of intellectual curiosities as they may make for, they aren't actually relevant to our salvation. And I keep being reminded of a certain verse from Jacob chapter 4 in the Book of Mormon. It's verse 14, but read the whole chapter for context. It essentially says that focusing overly much on mysteries rather than important Gospel principles can be a trap that ends up getting you lost.
Dec
23
answered According to LDS teaching, was Adam the first man created in all the worlds or just this one?
Dec
18
comment Why do creationists not teach of a literal firmament?
For one thing, the word "firmament" is a pretty serious mistranslation that does not at all reflect the original Hebrew word, which refers to something thin and stretched out.
Dec
15
answered What is the Book of Mormon story of Christmas?
Dec
10
answered In LDS teaching, do gods and goddesses produce spiritual offspring forever?
Dec
7
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the Mormon position on keeping weapons and on war?
Nov
27
comment Would aliens invalidate Christianity as we know it?
It would certainly invalidate a few specific denominations that affirmatively teach that God created mankind on this world and nowhere else, but the Bible doesn't actually say that, so of course there are other branches of Christianity that hold other views on the subject.
Nov
24
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Is it possible to be a good Christian and be psychic at the same time?
Nov
23
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Are there Old Testament Scriptures that mention salvation for the Gentiles?