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Sep
28
comment What is the difference between “infallible” and “inerrant”?
You may be right, the use of the word mainstream may be imprecise. But, while many may disagree many Evangelical churches point directly to this statement as part of their view on the doctrines of scripture. 'Mainstream' was meant to imply many Evangelicals agree with the document. I will edit this answer to be more precise.
Sep
28
answered Why are wives considered the “weaker partner”? (1 Peter 3:7)
Sep
28
comment Why does Catholicism have priests but Protestantism does not?
@DJClayworth Thanks for the clarificaiton. Do you have a source for which ones? I'd honestly like to know as I am not certain of the subtleties between denominations on this one.
Sep
28
comment Why does Catholicism have priests but Protestantism does not?
GREAT post explaining the theology behind the Protestant position.
Sep
28
comment Is the Qur'an compatible with Christianity?
Fair point, and I do agree with the overall point of your answer. However I feel like for someone not familiar with all the details removing that point in simplifying the answer (which is a good thing on here) can cause confusion on a very important fundamental belief. I think there can be some significant negative consequences if someone approaches either text with the basic idea that we worship the same God.
Sep
28
comment Why does Catholicism have priests but Protestantism does not?
Good distinction. The term is applied differently here by Protestants. We Protestants (I think universally but the Anglicans may have a different take) reject the idea that there is a priestly class or people set apart.
Sep
28
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Sep
28
comment Is the Qur'an compatible with Christianity?
"Muslims and Christians both originate from Judaism, all believe in the same God." I hope I am not picking on too fine a point here, but I would argue pretty strongly that we do not believe in the "same" God. The Qu'ran makes contradictory claims to the Bible in reference to the Godhead. It's not simply about Christ's divinity, we have different conception of God. Christian believe in a triune Godhead and the Qu'ran denies this explicitly. This is such a fundamental characteristic of God that I would argue changes 'which' God we are talking about.
Sep
28
revised Is the Qur'an compatible with Christianity?
Added an additional source and related facet to the answer
Sep
28
answered Are other flood legends relevant to Christians?
Sep
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answered Why does Catholicism have priests but Protestantism does not?
Sep
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Sep
28
revised Is premarital sex πορνεία (porneia)?
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28
answered Is premarital sex πορνεία (porneia)?
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Sep
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comment Is the Qur'an compatible with Christianity?
I know that this is a broad forum in terms of the backgrounds and doctrines represented so I want to be careful. Just because a denomination or church claims to be 'Christian' does not make it so. There are agreed upon fundamental beliefs that have developed across denominations and carry the force of church councils and previous agreements. If these orthodox beliefs are not upheld then the claim to Christianity is questionable. For example, the Arian controversy was dealt with centuries ago and the church has held Arian beliefs on the nature of the Trinity as heresy ever since.
Sep
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answered Is the Qur'an compatible with Christianity?
Sep
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answered Could Jesus have been married?
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