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Feb
9
comment Were Jews allowed to sacrifice to the LORD at altars other than at the tabernacle and temple?
the Assyrians led the northern kingdom captive. The Babylonians led the southern kingdom captive. The Babylonians also conquered the Assyrian empire before laying siege to Jerusalem. It's not really that hard to "wrap our brains around" - the history is pretty clear in both the Bible and secular accounts :)
Feb
9
comment Were Jews allowed to sacrifice to the LORD at altars other than at the tabernacle and temple?
Elijah did come around after the kingdom split. But discussing the exile isn't cogent to the citation of Elijah's words :)
Feb
9
comment Were Jews allowed to sacrifice to the LORD at altars other than at the tabernacle and temple?
Elijah was a prophet long before the Israelites were carted off to Assyria
Jan
27
comment Can Bishops give dispensations from certain marriage vows?
A vasectomy is not "self-mutilation" - it is a surgical procedure, like a hysterectomy, tonsilectomy, etc.
Jan
18
comment Do any Christian denominations prohibit eating rare meat?
@ThaddeusB - it's additional information that addresses part of the issue in addition to the "who believes this" aspect
Jan
15
comment Do any Christian denominations prohibit eating rare meat?
@ThaddeusB - it's not an opinion, it's a fact: claiming you are eating blood when consuming rare steak is false.
Jan
14
comment Do any Christian denominations prohibit eating rare meat?
@ThaddeusB - sorry you think explanation is off-topic
Jan
6
comment What theological differences exist between Baptist and Evangelical Free denominations?
I'd never heard of ABC-USA until this question. The SBC may likely be a better comparison (based on how big they are).
Dec
30
comment Epiphanius: where does he describe Indians as the descendants of Abraham and Keturah?
Keturah was not Abraham's concubine - she was his wife after Sarah died.
Nov
25
comment Is there any denomination that fully embraces Dispensational Premillennialism?
the Plymouth Brethren do
Oct
15
comment How do sola fide adherents explain The Parable of the Ten Virgins?
Since SE sites in general dislike massive quotations, I'l merely leave Matthew Henry's commentary on the passage as a link: biblestudytools.com/commentaries/matthew-henry-complete/matthew/…
Oct
2
comment What is the origin of the idea that the baby Jesus did not cry?
an excellent question - especially when we know He cried (wept) as an adult
Sep
10
comment How do we know to refer to the Holy Spirit as He?
the Holy Spirit is not a human
Sep
10
comment How do we know to refer to the Holy Spirit as He?
"Father" is distinctly "male", as is "Son" - so saying it's merely an English thing to assign gender to persons of the Godhead is false.
Sep
2
comment What is the Biblical basis for the belief that there are humans in heaven now?
Though I happen to agree with the sentiment of "Most Christians believe" starting-off this question, do you have a source for stating that?
Aug
19
comment What explanations have been offered for the “messianic secret” passages?
@ThaddeusB - I realize the community said it should be asked. But it seems silly to have done so, given the existing questions. Oh well. Thus is life in a community.
Aug
19
comment What explanations have been offered for the “messianic secret” passages?
@ThaddeusB - yet the question posted in 2013 is already broad (though happens to only reference one passage)
Aug
19
comment What explanations have been offered for the “messianic secret” passages?
possible duplicate of Why did Jesus not want people to talk about his healing?
May
20
comment Why did Jesus use a Greek proverb when He spoke Aramaic to Saul in Acts 26:14?
@TheFreemason - I think the "four languages" reference is to Paul. That Jesus spoke at least Aramaic and Greek, though, is highly likely, given that the lingua franca for communicating to anyone other than Jews would have been Greek.
Apr
29
comment What is the difference between man's soul and spirit?
related: christianity.stackexchange.com/q/8847/69