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Jan
22
comment What is the scriptural basis for believing the judgement comes immediately at death?
If the question was just whether one believed in the existence of God, then presumably if one met God and then was judged, everyone would be saved. But logically this can't be what the Bible means or there wouldn't be all the warnings about unbelief and the dangers of Hell. In any case the Bible specifically answers that point. James 2:19 (NIV) "You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder."
Jan
22
comment What is the scriptural basis for believing the judgement comes immediately at death?
I don't get why this question should be closed. He's asking for what the Bible says about a certain subject. Isn't that pretty much what this site is about?
Jan
22
comment Why do the numbers in Chronicles not match those in other places?
I've seen many such lists of contradictions. Usually the claimed contradiction evaporates under closer study: it turns out to be a matter of one number including something that the other didn't, or sometimes just a round number versus a more exact number. Sometimes it appears to be copyist error, like a digit getting dropped in copying. Why don't you give an example or two and we can discuss them?
Jan
22
comment Why do the numbers in Chronicles not match those in other places?
RE Steve's comment: As a born-again, Fundamentalist, Bible-believing Christian let me say: If you really want the truth, read both sides and weigh them against each other. Atheists will say that Christians gloss over any argument against the Bible and Christians say that atheists gloss over any argument that supports the Bible. Read and study for yourself.
Jan
22
comment Does the New Testament mention Christians worshipping the Holy Spirit?
Possibly true, but it begs the question of whether the Bible ever explicitly says that we should worship the Holy Spirit, or whether the early church did so. I mean in the sense that someone would actually name him as an object of worship. For example does anyone in the Bible ever say "Praise you, Holy Spirit" like they would say "Praise God"?
Jan
22
answered Why is the second beast of Revelation called the Antichrist?
Jan
22
answered Verse that mention Jesus eating meat?
Jan
22
comment Do your children have to be faithful for you to become an elder?
1 Timothy 3 says similar things about bishops or overseers (which word is used depends on the translation) and deacons. Some churches I have attended interpret "overseer" to mean what we today call a "pastor". I just did a search of the King James on biblegateway.com and the only place where the NT uses the word "pastor" is Ephesians 4:11, where there is no mention of qualifications. I think one could safely assume that the qualifications for a pastor would be similar to those for deacons and bishops.
Jan
22
answered What does it mean to not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
Jan
19
answered Why do OEC discount the literal interpretation of the book of Genesis?
Jan
16
revised What was the light of the first day of creation?
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Jan
16
answered What was the light of the first day of creation?
Jan
16
answered Does the word ONE in the verses listed below denote a physical oneness of substance or a oneness in unity, purpose and nature?
Jan
16
answered How do restorationist Christian churches cooperate with mainstream Christian churches?
Jan
16
answered Cain vs Adam / Eve
Jan
6
comment Religious justification for creating a large angry scene with the ostensible purpose of making people not gay
If protests don't change anyone's mind, then are you saying that all the protestors throughout history have just been wasting their time? The civil rights protests, the anti-Vietnam War protests, the pro-gay rights protests ... all these were completely worthless and ineffective? And yet, the changes that the protestors wanted -- whether you agree with their goals or not -- indeed happened.
Jan
3
comment Does the Bible ever say that the Ark of the Covenant flew or levitated?
And of course the Ark was never transported by Nazi jeep. They would have needed a pickup truck.
Jan
3
comment Does the Bible ever say that the Ark of the Covenant flew or levitated?
Thanks! When I heard in Indiana Jones about the Ark flying I figured that was something they just made up for the movie. Then I heard the same thing on some documentary that was full of things the Bible supposedly said that I was pretty sure it didn't, so I dismissed that too. But then last night I was watching something on History channel that seemed to take the Bible seriously -- one of those "can we find naturalistic explanations for Bible miracles" -- and then they went off about the Ark flying, and I was wondering if I was just missing something.
Jan
3
asked Does the Bible ever say that the Ark of the Covenant flew or levitated?
Jan
3
answered The Cost of Salvation