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Jun
7
comment Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?
I deleted the final paragraph to avoid having the entire answer be at risk of deletion. ("All posts asking for the site to pass judgement on some person or group (as opposed to describing a belief system, examining an idea, explaining history, and so on) are off-topic and will be closed/deleted."--Christianity.SE vs. Survivor )
Jun
7
revised Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?
Since you are not arguing for Trinitarianism as the defining difference between the Muslim and Christian deities, this is just a distraction. But it's also a reason for the answer to be deleted altogether!
Jun
4
comment How could a sinless Mary die?
A related question: How did a sinless Jesus die? (I suspect the theological difference is that nobody thinks Mary's death was a propitiation for our sins.) Also related:What is the biblical basis for the Immaculate Conception?
Jun
4
comment What major translations of the Bible are in the Public Domain and therefore not subject to Copyright?
Hi Russell and welcome to Christianity. Thank you for bringing the OEB to my attention; this is the first I've heard of the project. It sounds like you might be just the sort of expert we are looking to attract and I hope you will find the time to answer (and perhaps ask) some more questions. I'd also like to direct your attention to Biblical Hermeneutics, which is our sister site where translation questions sometimes get migrated. In any case, thank you for the contribution and I look forward to exploring the OEB project!
Jun
3
comment Why hold hands for grace?
@msh210: If you don't mind overpaying, you could give me another +1½. (Or remove the +1 if you act quickly. ;)
Jun
3
comment How many New Testament manuscripts do we really have?
@Narnian: <pedantic>I'm willing to bet that none of those are true manuscripts.</pedantic>
Jun
3
revised Why hold hands for grace?
Urg. Must reread before posting!
Jun
3
comment Why hold hands for grace?
One final point: my father used to joke that we ought to press our palms together in personal prayer rather than fold our hands. He showed us a picture of Jesus to prove it. These days, if you search Google, you'll find that Jesus now endorses folding of the hands. ;-)
Jun
3
answered Why hold hands for grace?
May
31
comment Why is it rare to combine Reformed/Calvinist doctrine and Dispensationalism?
Could you elaborate on where you heard this? Ideally with a link or quote from some written source. (I don't have the impression that the assertion is true at all.)
May
31
comment What major translations of the Bible are in the Public Domain and therefore not subject to Copyright?
@Affable Geek: No problem. This post started as an edit, but it got too big to fit in a bullet point. ;-)
May
31
answered What major translations of the Bible are in the Public Domain and therefore not subject to Copyright?
May
31
accepted How does the feast of Corpus Christi fit into the church calendar?
May
31
comment How does the feast of Corpus Christi fit into the church calendar?
Thanks for the footnotes and further research. It's interesting that the reason was practical and not symbolic.
May
31
revised How does the feast of Corpus Christi fit into the church calendar?
Added Google translation.
May
30
reviewed Reviewed Did God create Adam and Eve with free will and knowledge of right and wrong (good and evil)?
May
30
comment Did God create Adam and Eve with free will and knowledge of right and wrong (good and evil)?
Hi hbarck! Welcome to Christianity. I think you have a pretty reasonable and interesting interpretation (so +1). But I'm curious if you have any sources to back up this answer.
May
30
revised Did God create Adam and Eve with free will and knowledge of right and wrong (good and evil)?
Typo
May
30
asked How does the feast of Corpus Christi fit into the church calendar?
May
21
comment What does it mean to be perfect?
See also: What did Jesus mean by "be perfect" in the Sermon on the Mount?