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Aug
3
asked Does the Evangelical Free Church allow women elders?
Jul
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
30
awarded  Constituent
Jul
21
awarded  Caucus
Jul
9
comment What does the Bible say about birth control?
I wrote a blog post that covers this topic.
Jul
8
answered Does George Muller have biblical basis on not accepting illegitimate orphans?
Jul
8
comment Does George Muller have biblical basis on not accepting illegitimate orphans?
Interesting. However, I wonder why you are asking for his biblical reasons. Perhaps he had socio-economic reasons? If the answer turns out to be practical or non-biblical how should one answer?
Jul
2
revised What Christian denominations do not require belief in mainstream Christian core doctrines?
Minor formatting and grammar.
Jul
2
awarded  Enthusiast
Jun
24
comment Who was Luke in the bible?
See also Does Luke's supposed profession matter when interpreting his work as an author?
Jun
21
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
18
comment What does messiah literally mean in the Bible?
You might consider asking about this passage: "And Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi. And on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” And they told him, “John the Baptist; and others say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.” And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Christ.” And he strictly charged them to tell no one about him." (Mark 8:27-30 ESV)
Jun
18
comment What does messiah literally mean in the Bible?
That's not context. The Bible is a bunch of books collected in one place. Many of the books have different authors. Each author uses language in unique ways. Even within a book, words are used differently. Context can be as little as a few words.
Jun
17
comment What should I expect at a Roman Catholic funeral?
I'm reminded of something I heard while helping out with my son's Sunday School class yesterday: trials are a gift from God. I can't imagine what it would be like to lose a brother at that age.
Jun
17
comment What should I expect at a Roman Catholic funeral?
Do you happen to have a link to the text of the funerary mass? Is there a homily? When or where would a eulogy be appropriate? (Thank you for the answer. You got my +1 already, but I think a little more information could make this even more useful.)
Jun
17
comment What does messiah literally mean in the Bible?
You're going to have to be a heck of alot more specific. Messiah is a technical term that means different things in different contexts. So this question is a bit like asking what "good morning" means.
Jun
17
comment What does messiah literally mean in the Bible?
@NotMyWill-butGodsWillBedone: You did ask on Christianity. It shouldn't surprise you to get the Christian answer. If you asked a related question on one of the other religion sites, I'm sure you'd get a different answer. (By the way, you answered your own question in the question. Were you just looking for references?)
Jun
14
comment Why was Peter Fishing Naked (John 21:7)?
@David Stratton: Thank you for the pointer. I borrowed heavily from that link for my answer. ;-)
Jun
14
answered Why was Peter Fishing Naked (John 21:7)?
Jun
14
comment To what extent can you be forgiven?
Could you point to your source for this? Ideally, an answer from a Catholic perspective will point to the relevant catechism, papal encyclical or the like.