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Jul
15
reviewed Reviewed Why is rape not in the 10 commandments?
Jul
15
comment Why is rape not in the 10 commandments?
Welcome to the site! This next has nothing to do with the quality of your answer (This was a good, well-supported answer.), it's just standard to help new visitors avoid misunderstanding the site (as I did at first.) As a new visitor, I'd recommend checking out the following two posts, which are meant to help newcomers "learn the ropes": the help page and How we are different than other sites?
Jul
15
comment What does being Born Again mean per Catholic teaching?
Is this the Catholic teaching (backed up with documented Catholic references)? Did you really just ask a question, ask for a specific view, and then answer from a completely different view? Or did you simply fail to add references to Catholic sources showing that this is the Catholic view?
Jul
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What does being Born Again mean per Catholic teaching?
Jul
15
revised What does being Born Again mean per Catholic teaching?
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Jul
15
comment Do my children belong to me or to God?
Steve I can't say this strongly enough.. I really wish we could help with these types of questions, but this is not the purpose of this site, and your contributions so far show that you haven't yet grasped what this site is really all about. I hope you choose to participate further, but before you do, you should read How we are different than other sites? and then the help page
Jul
15
reviewed Close Do my children belong to me or to God?
Jul
15
reviewed Leave Open Can our own spiritual gifts be given to others?
Jul
15
comment How does transubstantiation account for the amount of Christ's body eaten over the last 2000 years?
I'm deleting a swath of comments. In particular, the comment "I just wanted to make absolutely sure that there really are churches choosing to create a whole pervasive, burdensome, and divisive doctrine over a so-called miracle for which there is no biblical support whatsoever" has no place on this site. We don't argue or denigrate the beliefs we don't personally believe on this here.
Jul
14
comment Should Christian invoke biblical reasons when opposing marriage equality laws?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about legal or pastoral advice.
Jul
14
comment Should Christian invoke biblical reasons when opposing marriage equality laws?
This is inherently an advice question - whether you boil it down to moral/pastoral advice (is it right to invoke Biblical reasons) or legal (will invoking Biblical reasons be a successful argument) it's advice. We don't do advice questions here.
Jul
14
comment In the parable of the sower, what exegetical reasons are there to interpret the third type of soil to be genuine Christians?
Welcome to the site. As you're a new visitor, I'd like to recommend the following posts, which are meant to help newcomers "learn the ropes": help page, How we are different than other sites? and What makes a good supported answer?
Jul
13
comment Is the phrase “Better the devil you know than the devil you don't” found in the Bible?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about the etymology of an idiom, as opposed to a Christian doctrinal/historical topic. This is only marginally related to Christianity because it contains the word "devil", which isn't enough to bring it on-topic.
Jul
13
reviewed Delete Orthodox teaching about touching Jesus' body
Jul
13
comment Do Evangelicals still believe (as Jonathan Edwards did) that Adam was created with “a perfect knowledge of God” and everything else?
I guess I'm not sure how to narrow this myself. I always have a hard time scoping any Evangelical branch.. Anything other than Catholicism, LDS, or JW - Groups with a strong central Church authority. Beyond those, it's hard to escape the "wide variation within"issue. The only way I've seen to do it is ask if "some groups of Evangelicals still believe" and ask for examples.
Jul
13
comment Do Evangelicals still believe (as Jonathan Edwards did) that Adam was created with “a perfect knowledge of God” and everything else?
"Evangelicals" covers a pretty wide swath of Christianity. The likely answer is "some do". Other than that, I don't see how this can possibly be answerable. The question is predicated upon a category error, inappropriately identifying "Evangelicals" as one cohesive group that shares the same set of beliefs. Can you edit to address that category error?
Jul
12
reviewed Reviewed What does Paul mean when he says Jesus “emptied himself”?
Jul
12
comment What does Paul mean when he says Jesus “emptied himself”?
This answer would be a lot better if you could add references showing that this is a common understanding, and who teaches/believes it. Remember that "I believe it means..." isn't an acceptable answer, since this site isn't about personal interpretation. See How we are different than other sites? and What makes a good supported answer?
Jul
12
comment Are we avatars (incarnations) of God?
@fredsbend - how's this after the edit?
Jul
12
revised Are we avatars (incarnations) of God?
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