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Jewish by birth (never religiously), baptized as an infant in the Roman Catholic Church, but just now preparing to be confirmed and have my first communion.

A friend of mine and I are preparing to begin a study group for Attic/Koine Greek. If you are interested in learning Attic/Koine Greek, please go to the following website, create an account, and introduce yourself:

http://www.thehebrewcafe.com/greek/forum/

We're hoping you'll participate!


Jul
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awarded  Enlightened
Jul
21
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Jul
13
revised What evidence is there that Peter was a bishop in Rome?
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Jun
29
comment Did the Jews think it was immoral to have leprosy?
Re: punishment for sin, see Num. 12:10 and 2 Kings 15:5.
Jun
24
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Jun
12
comment Did Jesus need to die, or would mere shedding of blood have been sufficient?
"Indeed, it was St. Thomas Aquinas who not only explained transubstantiation but also provided for the first time the word for it." - I'm pretty certain that's not accurate. St. Hugh of Victor, who lived from 1096-1141 (i.e., before Aquinas), used the term first, or at least before Aquinas did.
Jun
11
comment Does Paul ever actually quote Jesus anywhere?
Reluctant_Linux_User: Paul didn't have to write Acts. The OP asked, "Does Paul ever actually quote Jesus anywhere?" In the cited passage of Acts, Luke (the supposed author by many) is writing down what Paul said, and Paul is speaking what Jesus said to him, so Paul is indeed quoting Jesus.
May
31
comment What does it mean to be an heir of God and a joint-heir with Christ?
Does this question not deserve to be restricted to a particular denomination?
May
20
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May
20
comment Why did Jesus use a Greek proverb when He spoke Aramaic to Saul in Acts 26:14?
"the Greek manuscripts of the gospels" - there are no extant originals, so I don't see how the extant Greek manuscripts have any relevance to what language the originals would have been composed in. "the Greek names of his disciples" - and they also have Aramaic names - does that mean they have one Greek parent and one Aramaic parent?
May
16
comment What is the Christian definition of “The Messiah”?
@Andrew: I will try if I have more time in the future (because those do require a bit more time to discuss).
May
16
revised What is the Christian definition of “The Messiah”?
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May
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May
8
reviewed Reject What was inside the Ark of the Covenant?
Apr
29
comment Matthew 18:10 “Children's angels always behold the face of the Father” - what does this mean?
Also Acts 12:15.
Apr
18
comment When Christ was pierced with the spear, why did water come out?
It could be an allusion to Psa. 22:14.
Apr
7
comment When in the development of trinitarian doctrine was the word “persons” first applied to God?
Well, that depends. Since the ECFs didn't speak English, what Greek or Latin word are you inquiring about?
Apr
6
revised From an idealist perspective, what are the “seven spirits of God”?
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1
comment Do prayers offered to anyone but God the Father go unheard?
"Additionaly, I feel that God deserves the honor that we address him directly." - See John 5:23
Apr
1
accepted Could a Catholic justify remaining an active member of the Catholic Church if the Pope permits homosexuals to receive Communion?