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I've got a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering and am employed as a software developer, working mainly with Android and apps. I have a wide range of interests, with computing and linguistics being the greatest.


Nov
3
comment What is the Roman Catholic view on Matthew 23:9?
Yes, I had the entire context in mind when writing the question. My question is not how the RCC reconciles the usage of the word "father" with these verses. I personally think that even if a particular priest, abbot or pope is humble, these titles are inviting people to be proud. But I get what you and the others say and maybe this prohibition is about people that are not deserving of the title and that there are some people that really are deserving of the title. But even if that is the case, I think it would be better to not use them at all to avoid pride as much as possible.
Nov
2
comment What is the Roman Catholic view on Matthew 23:9?
@JamesBlack I don't really get what you mean with: "even though that word was a translation". The particular word doesn't matter. Also, if this was a prohibition to call my earthly father "father", then it would not have any significance to call my heavenly father "father". Calling my heavenly father "father" reminds me that he is my father, like my earthly father and that our relation is meant to be close and intimate, like the relationship between father and son.
Nov
1
comment What is the Roman Catholic view on Matthew 23:9?
The verse from 1 Corinthians is the only one that might convince me. The verses about Abraham (and Isaac) could support your point, but since Paul was a jew, he might have referred to Abraham as his forefather (many times the Bible makes no difference between "father" and "forefather"). In the following I interpret "fathers" as fathers or elder men in general, not the author's own fathers. And Matthew 19:18-19 is obviously referring to our earthly fathers. Still, you answer my question with the Catholic explanation for this, so I accept your answer.
Nov
1
comment What is the Roman Catholic view on Matthew 23:9?
@JamesBlack Obviously, Jesus is not talking about our earthly fathers, that would just be silly.
Nov
1
comment What is the Roman Catholic view on Matthew 23:9?
@PeterTurner Just coincidence. Interesting. ^^
Oct
19
comment If God set the maximum age to 120, then how could Jacob be 130 years old?
Interesting theories. I think the third make most sense to me, at least that part about 120 years being an average and not a definite maximum. Would it be possible for you to give some examples for the "several people recorded in the Bible that have lived longer than 120 years since then"?
Oct
11
comment Were there provisions for salvation for non-Hebrews in the OT?
@Jay I think that Melchizedek is a quite good example here. He is a priest of God before there even were priests of God. It is not a good example in the sense that it shows how someone could get saved, however, it is good in the sense that someone could get saved even without Israel.
Oct
11
comment Were there provisions for salvation for non-Hebrews in the OT?
@MasonWheeler Okay that one's new to me. There's a lot of theories about Melchizedek. The reason why I don't really participate in that discussion is that it is too little to know and too much to speculate about.
Oct
10
comment What about those who lived before Christ long outside the reach of Israel?
Therefore, I think that this question is not really the same thing as the other three that you've linked. The fourth question is the same as this question though, but from a slightly different perspective and much better put, so there's no reason to open up this question again.
Oct
10
comment What about those who lived before Christ long outside the reach of Israel?
Of course, every people on earth gets saved through Jesus, but what I am thinking about is how this got to be for those who lived outside the reach of Israel at that time. Those who lived in Israel were supposed to believe in and to lean on God and to trust that he would save them, and I think that the surrounding peoples were supposed to see and embrace that. But how could the peoples who had no possibility to hear about Israel get saved?
Oct
10
comment What about those who lived before Christ long outside the reach of Israel?
Okay, I get you. The exact topic is close to, but not the same as, the other questions. It is about what God could have as a plan for salvation for those who lived before the time of Christ and long away from Israel. It might be the same as for those who have not heard the gospel (and live/lived either before or after Christ), but it might also not be the same. As you can read in my answer to the question about how non-hebrews got saved before Christ, I think think that the main way to get saved then was to hear about Gods work and believe in him.
Oct
10
comment Were there provisions for salvation for non-Hebrews in the OT?
Shouldn't the title be "... for non-Hebrews" or "... for non-Israelites"? As far as I know, the term "jews" refer to the people of Juda and not the hebrews/Israelites in general.
Oct
10
comment What about those who lived before Christ long outside the reach of Israel?
Okay, thanks. I guess you are right about it being to broad and to close to the other questions. Pity it would have to be closed, though. It'd be really interesting to see what people here would have to say about this specific topic.
Sep
26
comment Is God of Anger or of Love?
Interesting thoughts about Israel, I have not really thought of it that way.
Aug
24
comment Sex outside of marriage is a sin. But what about “less than sex”?
Matt 5:28. If it involves some kind of sexual desire or lust, it would be equal to adultery. From my personal experience, the question in itself is easy, but accepting the answer and applying it to your own life is another matter. That's why the question is thought of as a difficult one.
Aug
24
comment Is murder allowed if God tells you to do it?
God wouldn't order someone to slay any other human. The days of the Law and the Covenant are gone and we live in the days of the new commandment and Mercy (sorry if I didn't get the terms right). Take a look at Ephesians 6:12.
Aug
24
comment Is murder allowed if God tells you to do it?
@Richard Murder is slaying with an ill intent, out of your own reasons. The slaying committed in the Old Testament is not murder, they are divine punishment ordered by God and carried out by his own people. Carrying out the punishment of death is not the same thing as murdering.