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Oct
24
comment Can the Pope speak ex cathedra about the return of Christ?
@Flimzy - Maybe I'm the one missing something. I see the final question being "could the Pope then "certify" this person as Christ while speaking ex cathedra?" I think that FMS's logic about ex cathedra being something that can only come from Scripture or Tradition and there's be nothing in either to be used to certify the returned Christ or an imposter. So that still gets us to "no, the pope can't speak ex cathedra to certify someone." But maybe that's just how I'm reading it.
Oct
24
comment Can the Pope speak ex cathedra about the return of Christ?
@Flimzy I'm sorry, but I have to disagree. This absolutely answers the main question of whether the Pope can speak ex cathedra on the topic. It points out the main points of the doctrine of ex cathedra, and then shows how neither the timing of the return, nor identifying the claim of anyone claiming to be Christ comes from sources required for ex cathedra.
Oct
24
comment What is the biblical basis that people who are attracted to the same sex were not created by God that way?
@fredsbebs maybe this chat room would be a better place for this conversation with FMS.
Oct
24
comment What is the Catholic concept of grace?
@Steve - Yeah, an iPhone can be a gift, as can a $5 gift card to Wal-Mart, or a Ferrari. The issue isn't that grace is a git, it's the magnitude of the gift, and the cost to the giver. Saying "that's not much" only illustrates that you don't grasp the preciousness of the gift.
Oct
23
comment What happens if someone who is not elect tries to seek God?
I made a minor edit that should bring this on topic.
Oct
23
revised What happens if someone who is not elect tries to seek God?
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Oct
23
comment Is there a difference between prayer and petition?
This answer would be a lot better if you could add references showing that this is a common understanding, and who teaches/believes it. On this site, we're not looking for personal interpretation, but rather focusing on what various Christian groups teach. See How we are different than other sites? and What makes a good supported answer?
Oct
23
comment Is there a difference between prayer and petition?
This answer would be a lot better if you could add references showing that this is a common understanding, and who teaches/believes it. On this site, we're not looking for personal interpretation, but rather focusing on what various Christian groups teach. See How we are different than other sites? and What makes a good supported answer?
Oct
22
comment Why is it called Christianity
Any reason there are no votes to delete this clearly off-topic question from senior members of the community?
Oct
22
comment Does the Lutheran Church of Sweden have a Biblical basis for performing full same-sex marriage?
I think FMS is right. It is invalid to flag an older question as a duplicate of a newer one. However, both questions are posted by the same person, and the similarities are enough to make a close vote reasonable on one of the two. The distinction is so tiny that effectively, I'd call them duplicates.
Oct
20
reviewed Reviewed What do people fear in Jude 1:23?
Oct
20
comment What do people fear in Jude 1:23?
Welcome to the site! This answer would be a lot better if you could add references showing that this is a common understanding, and who teaches/believes it. On this site, we're not looking for personal interpretation, but rather focusing on what various Christian groups teach. See How we are different than other sites? and What makes a good supported answer?
Oct
19
revised According to Scripture, does anyone born in the world have a God-given right to be baptized?
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Oct
19
comment In which other churches do Roman Catholics recognize apostolic succession?
This answer would be a lot better if you could add references showing that this is a common understanding, and who teaches/believes it. On this site, we're not looking for personal interpretation, but rather focusing on what various Christian groups teach. See How we are different than other sites? and What makes a good supported answer?
Oct
19
comment Drawing of a Christian helping his own assailant
randomA, I un-deleted this. It's actually on-topic IMO for reasons explained here, and someone else had already voted to un-delete. The biggest recommendation I'd give, however, is that if you''re going to post a "help me find this" question, please try to include as much detail as possible.
Oct
19
comment What is the meaning of 'I desire mercy and not sacrifice'?
This answer would be a lot better if you could add references showing that this is a common understanding, and who teaches/believes it. On this site, we're not looking for personal interpretation, but rather focusing on what various Christian groups teach. See How we are different than other sites? and What makes a good supported answer?
Oct
17
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
17
comment Why does the LDS Church put an emphasis on prepping?
@PaulDraper which is exactly why I specifically said "emergency preparedness, which goes by the term "prepping" today."
Oct
17
reviewed Leave Open What is considered chaste behaviour from a Catholic perspective?
Oct
17
reviewed Close Did God create man to be gods themselves?