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Aug
21
comment All the references where Jesus is offered worship
And, when the crippled man was presented to him through the roof, the first thing he said was "I forgive your sins." Only God can forgive sins, and when the religious leaders started to object, he asked, which is easier, to forgive sins or to heal, and then proceeded to heal him too. In other words, he presented himself as God in many ways throughout his ministry.
Aug
21
comment Is it possible to achieve a life without sin on earth?
@Bijoy Thangaraj, in this question, you appear to be asking if we can life a completely sinless life, but in your comments below, you imply you are perhaps asking if we can, after becoming a Christian, attain a state where we no longer sin. Which is it?
Aug
20
comment What are the theological implications/problems with theistic evolution?
As for point 4, it seemed to me that a self-assembling world is a pretty cool feat. Software that self-installs with a single click is much more polished and requires more skill than software that needs files put here and there, dlls registered, ini files edited. A world created by God, using evolution and time, seems like a really impressive process.
Aug
15
comment What is the difference between a professing and a non-professing Christian with regards to their faith, beliefs, etc?
Non-professing might also be the cultural Christian. They call themselves Christian if asked, but don't attend any church, nor let any religion interfere with their life.
Aug
12
comment Who is “Samuel” in the story of Saul, Samuel, and the Medium?
Yeah, except that the witch was surprised. If she was in control, as she expected to be, she would not have been surprised.
Aug
9
comment Will we be able to eat anything in Heaven?
And if not chili-dogs, then something so much better that you won't miss them.
Jul
18
comment Why are the books of the Protestant Bible in the order that they are in?
NT is most definitely NOT in the order they were written.
Jul
18
comment Should Christians marry non-Christians?
@MarcGravell: "She is a good, supportive person and friend" is a reason, but it still falls short. There is something vitally important to her that you can't really talk about. And on Sunday (or Saturday) mornings, she wants to attend church and you want to go out boating with her. Someone in her life, either you or God, will have to suffer in that relationship.
Jul
16
comment Does God change?
How is that not an example of God showing himself in a context that we can understand, allowing us to change?
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.