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Apr
27
comment Are there any atheists in the Bible?
@Wikis: Well, you are by far the best judge of that. Consider this a supplement to dleyva3's answer. (And my answer on BH is really a supplement to Frank Luke and Kazark's excellent answers.) I'm not sure I would upvote either answer myself. ;-)
Apr
26
comment What is the “abomination of desolation”?
You might consider asking over on Biblical Hermeneutics. Clearly Matthew expected that his readers would understand and if the gospel was written after 70 AD, the simplest answer is he refers to the Roman legionary standards set up in the Temple.
Apr
26
comment Are there any atheists in the Bible?
@Wikis: Actually, I answered there too. ;-)
Apr
26
comment What does “gates of hell” mean in Matthew 16:18?
The final paragraph is particularly important. Jesus assaulted Hell and break its metaphorical gates. In my mind, the church is like the army standing before the Gates of Mordor. It seems impossible to rescue anyone that way, but because of Jesus victory, their is nothing to keep people trapped in Hades.
Apr
26
revised Are there any atheists in the Bible?
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Apr
26
comment Has the notion of “legitimacy” been abandoned in the Catholic Church?
From a purely cultural perspective, I don't think there is any negative consequence to being "illegitimate" these days unless you are hoping to acquire an inherited title. I pray your friend will be able to put aside her fears on this one point and focus on the other issues surrounding a breaking marriage.
Apr
26
answered Are there any atheists in the Bible?
Apr
25
revised Why do some traditions recite the Lord's Prayer word for word?
Quotation (>) looks a bit better than code indentation on this site. I also changed some phrasing and punctuation to make your answer a touch more clear. Feel free to re-edit if I screwed anything up.
Apr
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
24
comment How does the Bible describe the gender roles?
Welcome to Christianity--StackExchange! You might be interested in this question on Genesis 2 and another on the correct translation of Romans 16:7 at the Biblical Hermeneutics site. I love the list and the use of rhetorical questions as answers. (The later, however, might come off as more, um, combative? aggressive? argumentative? than you might intend.) But +1 and a big thanks for the answer.
Apr
24
awarded  Excavator
Apr
24
comment What were Martin Luther's main disagreements with the Catholic Church?
I made a few minor edits. Please review them and make sure I didn't mess up your meaning at all.
Apr
24
revised What were Martin Luther's main disagreements with the Catholic Church?
Richard's answer is not now generally visible. Minor formatting changes, links, and an slight edit in the meaning of a sentence.
Apr
24
comment What were Martin Luther's main disagreements with the Catholic Church?
I've asked a related question about the current disposition of Luther's disagreements with Pope Leo X.
Apr
24
comment What was Paul's “revelation” (mentioned in Galatians 2:2)?
I see you have an account on Biblical Hermeneutics that you haven't used. This question would be an excellent fit over there if you would be interested in migrating it. (It's a fine question for this site too, but it would reach a different audience over there.)
Apr
24
asked Which of Luther's 95 Theses are still potentially valid critiques of Roman Catholicism?
Apr
24
comment Why do some traditions recite the Lord's Prayer word for word?
Welcome to Christianity--StackExchange! I agree with @ryanOptini--we've had a virtually identical question. Point #2 is a different question, but it's pretty easy to answer with a quick search or a check of a study Bible's cross-references. But you could probably edit the question to get at what you seem to be really asking, which is why some traditions recite the prayer word for word.
Apr
24
answered Did the church fathers or OT talk about the visible and invisible church?
Apr
24
comment How do schisms in the church fit into the plans of a monotheistic God?
I tend to agree. However, I think the broken institutions of the church will be redeemed in the end. Like at the end of The Lord of the Rings when the Fellowship, such as is left of it, receives particular honor. I think in the end, we will recognize whole groups of Christians as worth of special notice apart from their individual faith. Just something to ponder. (+1)
Apr
24
comment How do schisms in the church fit into the plans of a monotheistic God?
@Dani: Well... I believe God has one plan. Here's how it ends: "After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”" (Revelation 7:9-10 ESV) (God bless you as well and welcome to Christianity.SE!)