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comment Why is Saint Paul considered gnostic? (by some)
That statement is still unsourced in its original form: claiming "most" scholars believe something doesn't match anything I have read or heard in the last 30+ years about Paul and Gnosticism. That's also a quote about Markian priority - not when Acts was written (which every theologian and scholar I've ever read/heard agrees was mid-late first centrist by an eyewitness to the events).
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comment Why is Saint Paul considered gnostic? (by some)
Cite your sources when you claim "almost all New Testament scholars" believe Acts to have been written decades after Paul died.
Apr
6
comment What arguments are given that Ephesians was not written by Paul?
@Susan - Paul didn't found the church in Ephesus. When he came to the city, there were already disciples (Acts 19).
Apr
3
comment Understanding the idea that Jesus descended into Hell
Possible duplicate of What is the biblical basis against the idea that Jesus descended into hell?
Mar
30
comment How does King James-only-ism apply to other languages?
@ksoo - in some cases
Mar
10
comment How do I interpret Joshua 10?
@Flimzy - not on this topic, no :) ...but in 3+ decades of being in and around churches of several flavors, thousands of sermons, scores of books and commentaries, etc, this is definitely brand-new (from someone claiming to be a Christian - unbelievers, of course, deny most-to-all of the miracles described in the bible)
Mar
9
comment How do I interpret Joshua 10?
@Flimzy - you are definitely the first person I've ever heard deny the miraculous nature of the event
Mar
9
comment What happened to Nebuchadnezzar's kingdom during his punishment
Saying that passage comes from the DSS is not rational - it has existed far longer in bibles and torahs around the world than the DSS was known
Mar
9
comment How do I interpret Joshua 10?
It clearly was a miracle, as there is no way for a natural occurrence to keep the sun still in the sky in the Middle East. As to what kind of miracle, that may be up for debate.
Mar
9
comment What are the main theological differences between Reformed Baptists and other Baptists?
@Thunderforge - had "general" and "reformed" backwards in my preface to the bullet points. The points listed are those that Reformed Baptists hold, compared (on some bullets) with what is more likely to be accepted or common amongst non-RB churches
Mar
9
comment What are the main theological differences between Reformed Baptists and other Baptists?
@JRystedt - happy to help :)
Mar
9
comment What are the main theological differences between Reformed Baptists and other Baptists?
Reformed Baptists do not as a whole reject amillenialism: in fact, most are either amillenial or postmillenial from everything I have read and seen over the past 30+ years. I also think you are confusing "sacramentalism" with "sacramentology" - RBs affirm that the sacraments are means of grace, but, with Calvin, reject their salviffic value. RBs also hold to Federalism (also known as Covenentalism).
Mar
9
comment What are the main theological differences between Reformed Baptists and other Baptists?
what "other aspects of Calvinism" would you say Reformed Baptists "reject"? So far as I know, having been one for my whole life, the only aspect outright rejected is paedobaptism
Feb
17
comment Is Luke's label for Christianity - “the Way” - used in later Christian writings?
was this a term Luke used to desribce followers of Christ, or a term he recorded as being used?
Feb
17
comment Have mormons stopped preaching door-to-door?
They still go door-to-door where I live. Therefore the answer to this question is, "no"
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