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Christ follower, husband, storyteller, writer, and IT strategist


Sep
28
comment Could Jesus have been married?
@Mason Wheeler Can you cite a source for your claim? I am unfamiliar with that.
Sep
28
comment Could Jesus have been married?
As far as I am aware no orthodox (note the little 'o') Christian faiths teach this. That belief has been declared heresy since the days of the early church.
Sep
28
comment Did Jesus teach separation of church and state?
I would say that based on Paul's statement that "whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed," the governments in place in this world are the ones that God has ordained. I guess you could call it 'impartial', but I would prefer to say that God's overarching will brings a diverse assortment of government structures into our world and that separation of church and state is only one comparative facet.
Sep
28
answered Did Jesus teach separation of church and state?
Sep
27
answered What is the difference between “infallible” and “inerrant”?
Sep
27
comment Do angels pray for us?
@Caleb If I may offer an answer, I think the difference lies in the God-created differences between angels and ourselves. Angels were created by God for specific purposes, as messengers, worshipers and heavenly beings. This differs from the purpose humanity serves in the great story of redemption. We are not analogous. Ultimately we need an intercessor in heaven as we cannot directly approach God, and Paul tells us that Jesus is the only one. Whether I am praying for you, or you are praying for me, for our prayers to be heard someone must intercede for us. That is where Christ comes in.
Sep
27
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Sep
27
revised What is an apostle?
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Sep
27
comment What is an apostle?
Rabbi is a Hebrew word. Apostle comes from the Greek word apostolos, as Mason Wheeler pointed out, that literally means "messenger" or "envoy". I word that sentence using "essentially" trying to draw contrast with disciple. I will add the literal definition. That is a good catch.
Sep
27
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Sep
27
comment Do angels pray for us?
@Richard Good point. As far as I know they are the only ones who have a theology of saints as intercessors. My oversight on that one. If there are other Protestant denominations that share that same POV, I am not aware of them. But then again, I'm human and greatly fallible. :)
Sep
27
comment Do angels pray for us?
@caleb We don't know the answer to that. We do know that angels are intelligent and can make moral judgements. As far as I am aware the Bible references angels praising and worshiping God directly from around His throne, but not praying to Him.
Sep
27
comment Do angels pray for us?
@richard Yes, that is the Protestant theological point-of-view.
Sep
27
answered Were the “prophecies” in Montanism related to the paganistic oracles?
Sep
27
answered Do angels pray for us?
Sep
27
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Sep
27
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Sep
27
answered Are the twelve spiritual disciplines biblically sound?
Sep
27
answered What is an apostle?
Sep
27
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