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revised The Bible seems to allow polygamy. Why doesn't the church?
Added another great quote from that paper
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comment Did Abraham, David and Solomon think having many wives was sin?
Your source: "Greek and Roman men were not allowed to be married to more than one wife at a time" substantiates the claim that Greco-Roman society influenced Christianity, not the other way around. Also: "Greco-Roman SIUM was preserved and gradually reinforced by the Christian church..." Also: "The true historical significance of Greco-Roman SIUM may well lie in its impact on the Christian tradition." Also: "[polygamy] betrays modern sensibilities and does not appear to be directly derived from earliest Christian doctrine". Thanks for the great source supporting my claims!
Aug
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comment Did Abraham, David and Solomon think having many wives was sin?
@RBarryYoung I'd love to see some source backing that claim. Of course, Josephus said: "...for it is the ancient practice among us to have many wives at the same time." source. That was in reference to King Herod, who lived during Jesus's time. That seems to go directly against what you are saying.
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comment Did Abraham, David and Solomon think having many wives was sin?
@user2956947 So... you believe that it's impossible to love more than one person at a time? Do you love both your mother and your father? Is it not possible to love both of them plus grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. Yes, the love for each is different. But that does not mean it is diminished.
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comment Did Abraham, David and Solomon think having many wives was sin?
@eliyah thanks. Even though it's solid and biblical, it's not exactly a popular belief.
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accepted What do Southern Baptists believe about Predestination?
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comment Where does the concept of a “God-shaped hole” originate?
I think you're reading the context into the text rather than reading the context from the text. The text does not necessarily imply a void or vacuum. While I have personally experienced this and agree that feeling the lack of God feels empty, I don't see that anywhere in the text.
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comment A “version” of the bible with sentence structure written in English but retaining most of the original untranslated “nouns/verbs/adjectives”?
@Pacerier I bought the hard-copy of the Apostolic and it seems identical to the free PDF.
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revised Where does the concept of a “God-shaped hole” originate?
It's not just the phrase that is non-biblical... The concept itself is non-biblical.
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comment A “version” of the bible with sentence structure written in English but retaining most of the original untranslated “nouns/verbs/adjectives”?
@Pacerier Three years ago, when I answered the question, I think I had a better reason. However, my memory says that it was just personal preference. I just liked the Apostolic better. It seems like there was an online Greek interlinear, but the format was a little more annoying (or something like that). Again, I'm sure I had a better reason than that, though.
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comment What is the Mormon doctrine regarding becoming a god?
That's a good point. I was wrong about the tag implying the answer. However, I still don't believe the "theosis" tag is appropriate, since that also covers the process of becoming like God or joining in union with God. I can see the "apotheosis" tag being accurate, though. The distinction is subtle but significant. Having said that, I'm not sure if adding the "apotheosis" tag will benefit this site much.