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comment Biblical basis for the doctrine of the Trinity
What an eloquent and thoughtful answer to this question. I appreciate your perspective. It does no violence to the basis of faith and the foundation principles of salvation, yet it offers more substance than the standard proof-texting (and associated pretexting) that occurs when this question is usually answered.
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reviewed Close Does believing in Jesus Christ save me, or do I have to do something more?
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comment Did Paul write the Epistle to the Hebrews?
Fear of outright rejection by Jewish Christians caused Paul to strike his name?
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comment The Dead Sea Scrolls and Protestant canon
both dating and accuracy/reliability. great answer, Caleb.
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comment Why is the word Lord in all Capital letters in the Old Testament but not in the new?
To be clear: יהוה (Yahweh) = LORD - specific name, אֲדֹנָי (Adonai) = Lord - title, κύριος = Lord - title.
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comment What was the difference between the Pharisees and Sadducees?
Scribes were more of a functional group than a religious faction. They were the ones who actually would replicate copies of the law. As such, they were probably more familiar with the actual semantics of the Law than any other group, and could function as teachers, advisers, and "lawyers" in the IT/NT era. They're probably associated closely with the Pharisees given the Pharisees' emphasis on keeping the law.
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comment Is it hypocritical to be a Christian and also be against welfare?
+1 from me. However, I'd like to see the downvoter(s) explain themselves. Just because you disagree doesn't mean that this answer doesn't contribute a valuable perspective on the conversation.
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comment How does a biblical literalist interpret the tale of David and Goliath?
Maybe Saul just couldn't believe that that guy who couldn't wear his armor was the one who actually just killed Goliath. They would have been watching from a distance.
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comment Why is the KJV frequently said to be the “true” translation?
Great answer. I debated going into all of this but just didn't have the momentum for it, so I went the route I did. Additionally, I am in staunch opposition to the KJV-only perspective so I had a hard time separating the question of "why/how is it justified?" from "why it's wrong" (which I believe has been addressed many times.
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answered Why is the KJV frequently said to be the “true” translation?
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comment What was the difference between the Pharisees and Sadducees?
@mojo yes, that's what I was driving toward but didn't really explicitly state as much. Thanks for the clarification.
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comment What was the difference between the Pharisees and Sadducees?
... as @mojo just posted while I was typing