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Well, I'm certain that I will begin the RCIA process soon at my local parish. I just read "Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic" by David B. Currie. What an amazing book! So, perhaps next Easter, I'll be baptized and partake of my first legitimate Lord's Supper (Communion).

I recently completed two papers which are available on the Articles section of my website. One is a discourse on the phrase "the first day of the week" in the KJV translation of the New Testament. The other is an exegesis of John 3:3.

Let me know what you think (contact@simply-a-christian.com).

  1. The First Day of the Week in the New Testament
  2. You Must Be Born Again - An Exegesis on John 3:3

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comment Protestants and Sola Scriptura adherents: When was scripture alone sufficient?
"Take the temptation of Christ in Matthew 4 as an example. The Devil tempted Jesus, yet Jesus used the authority of scripture--not tradition and not even His own divine power as the source of authority and refutation. To Jesus, the Scriptures were enough and sufficient." He only quoted the Old Testament. Does this imply that only the Old Testament is authoritative?
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asked Protestants and Sola Scriptura adherents: When was scripture alone sufficient?
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comment Is the Creation story metaphor or not, according to the Catholic Church?
@curiousdannii: Nevertheless, one can still answer that "the Catholic Church does not hold a specific interpretation of the creation account," or something to that effect. The point is, once he specifies a denomination, it's no longer too broad. The Help section states that this is an appropriate question: "understanding the Bible from the perspective of a specific viewpoint (like those listed above)."
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comment How is alleged redaction in Isaiah 45:20 dealt with among Christian commentators?
@davidbrainerd: jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/4170-censorship-of-hebrew-books
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comment Is the Creation story metaphor or not, according to the Catholic Church?
Specify the denomination of Christianity from which you would like your question answered, and I see no reason why it wouldn't be re-opened.
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comment Why is Christmas on December 25th?
So, "Messianic Judaism" has existed for 2000 years? Can you name some writings produced by them before the 19th century?
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comment Pure Non-Believers
christianity.stackexchange.com/tour
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comment Pure Non-Believers
Oh, unfortunately, your question isn't fit for this site.
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comment Pure Non-Believers
A Christian committing robbery? A Christian is one who is a servant of Jesus Christ, meaning, they obey his commandments. Jesus did not say, "You shall commit robbery"; therefore, there is no reason to believe anyone committing a robbery is a Christian. In fact, it is a violation of the second greatest commandment. If the Bible is not correct about homosexuality, there's no reason to believe it's correct about anything else. Either believe it all, or don't waste your time.
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accepted Did the Bull, Unam Sanctam, authorize/promote Christian aggression by the “temporal sword”?
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asked Did the Bull, Unam Sanctam, authorize/promote Christian aggression by the “temporal sword”?
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revised Who are “Born again” Christians?
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accepted Anne and Joachim are the parents of Mary - is this a Catholic dogma?
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asked Anne and Joachim are the parents of Mary - is this a Catholic dogma?
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comment Why does John identify Satan as the Serpent?
simply-a-christian.com/blog/…
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comment Special Sabbaths and Weekly Sabbaths
@Beestocks: Perhaps you can ask a question on BH.SE. I would love to participate.
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comment Special Sabbaths and Weekly Sabbaths
He died Nisan 14. One day. Nisan 15 still dead. Two days. Still dead and then resurrected on Nisan 16. Three days.
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comment Special Sabbaths and Weekly Sabbaths
@Beestocks: No, the waving of the omer is on Nisan 16, the day after the Sabbath of Nisan 15, the first day of Unleavened Bread. This is attested by Philo and Josephus, both of whom lived in the 1st century A.D. There are no early witnesses for it being Sunday. Add to this that the Sadducees held this belief and they were a heretical sect of Jews who even denied the resurrection of the dead.
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comment What is the significance of 2 John being addressed to the “elect lady”?
"would this also be used for example as to allowing women to be Elders in a church?" I don't see why. It doesn't say the "elect lady" (Ἐκλεκτῇ κυρίᾳ) is an elder (πρεσβύτερος), but rather, the author is. In case you are interested, see p. 181 (in the book). simply-a-christian.com/texts/Henry_Alford/…