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Jun
18
comment What is the Christian perspective on the description of God?
A quote I like: "a god small enough to be understood is not a god large enough to be worshipped."
Jun
15
comment What place does Lilith have in Christianity?
You've added references. The wikipedia article mentioned a hapax, which is most appropriately not used for Christian practice (although many do anyway). The other is creative interpretation, and if we want to do that, we can come up with all sorts of beliefs. Many people do that too. Does that make it Christian? That's a much bigger question.
Jun
14
comment What place does Lilith have in Christianity?
You can use biblegateway.com to search for words or phrases. She's not mentioned by name in the NIV, nor do I recall seeing the name in various versions I have read.
Jun
14
answered What place does Lilith have in Christianity?
May
11
comment Is it valid to use grape juice at Communion?
I've heard of communion held in a poor country, where corporate donations allowed them to hold communion with Fresca and Pop Tarts. I always considered that as valid as any other communion, and not irreverent at all.
Mar
31
comment Do the temples need cleaning?
As I understand it, they were telling the people that the sacrificial animals that they did bring were not perfect enough, but they could sell them one that was perfect. And, if they wished, they'd take that poor animal off their hands for a fraction of what it was worth. They'd then use that animal to sell to the next sucker. That was the robbery.
Mar
22
answered Is it more important that a worship service be contemplative or instructive, and how do we know?
Mar
22
comment Religious justification for creating a large angry scene with the ostensible purpose of making people not gay
@AffableGeek, as for your personal experience, it is one on a spectrum. Some can choose to change, some cannot. A friend could not, much as he tried: through a hetero marriage and children, becoming a Christian; he remained gay. So we need to remember there is a continum, and as you say, hate and fear are certainly not appropriate reactions.
Feb
15
comment What major discrepancies exist between “versions” of the Bible?
As a child, I read the KJV. As an adult I have read many other versions. They sure seem to present the same teachings to me.
Feb
14
comment Can one be a practicing homosexual and also a Christian?
I would only modify point 3 to be "whether or not you continue in a homosexual lifestyle is the only question." Becoming a Christian will probably not change your "what you 'are'".
Feb
7
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Feb
7
comment Are God, Son (Jesus) and The Holy Spirit Same?
Of course it's confusing. We're trying to understand God based on our own limited understanding of human relationships. But we can understand something to be true without fully understanding it.
Feb
7
revised Are God, Son (Jesus) and The Holy Spirit Same?
Added source and fuller explanation.
Feb
6
answered Are God, Son (Jesus) and The Holy Spirit Same?
Jan
9
comment Does God change?
The word 'change' implies time: I was this then, and am now that. Perhaps, with two equally good options, two perfect options, God is both. That isn't change, however.
Jan
5
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Jan
5
comment Does God change?
Will we be perfect in heaven? Or just sinless? Jesus grew in wisdom, but was also fully man, and was at that time bound in time. Of course he changed as a person, since he had to grow from a baby to an adult. I don't think sinless and changeless are synonomous.
Jan
5
answered Does God change?
Dec
12
comment How many Christians have actually read the whole Bible?
Do we get a point for each time we've read it? Or just one point whether we've read it one or many times?
Dec
10
comment Is God capable of ever doing wrong?
+1 pointing out the authority for judging what is right and wrong.