Joseph Hinkle
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Was universalism the majority belief of the early church?
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Background Obviously, this topic suffers from dogmatists on both sides. Universalists are desperate to overstate their case, and traditionalists are desperate to prove the early church didn't have ...

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How can a theistic evolutionist account for the origin of suffering and death?
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There are few options I've heard: God foreknew the fall of man and thus allowed the consequences to occur temporally prior. The doctrine of the fall's true meaning is that creation as a whole fell, ...

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How do Calvinists argue that limited atonement is just and merciful?
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The general idea is that limited atonement is just in that it shows justice to some (the damned) and merciful in that it shows mercy to some (the saved). Conversely, it does not show salvific mercy to ...

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How it is possible to be one God in three persons (Jesus, Holy Ghost, and God the Father)?
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According to trinitarians, God is One because there is only one uncreated substance in all of reality. That one uncreated substance is also three persons. There are two crucial points you have to ...

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The time of Abraham
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A common theory about the Old Testament is that the writers reinterpreted legendary accounts of Abraham so that he was the father of other patriarchs. These other patriarch were themselves also ...

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What are the minimum requirements for becoming pope?
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The Answer You asked what were the minimum requirements for becoming a pope. So I will not entertain all the minutia associate with papal elections. First of all, a pope is simply a bishop who has ...

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When did Jesus preach from inside a building?
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There are lots of places we can archaeologically and geographically determine where Jesus was. Many of these places are indoors. If you are interested in this subject, I highly recommend Jack Finegan'...

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How does Jesus' pre-incarnational existence relate to oneness pentecostalist godhead doctrine?
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From an orthodox trinitarian perspective, Jesus talks to the Father at the Garden of Gethsemane which proves Jesus is distinct from the Father (multiple persons). God in classical theism is understood ...

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What does "God is just" mean according to Calvinists?
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You are correct in noting that in Calvinism one's ultimate eschatological end is the result of either God electing one to glory or one to destruction. However, because Calvinist care about what ...

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What's the scriptural basis for Protestants to believe that their future sins have been forgiven?
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Clarification You described being "fully forgiven" as when past, present and future sins are forgiven. While I understand what you mean by this term "fully forgiven," some Christians who do not ...

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Has the term "born again" always been synonymous with baptism with the Christians of the Early Church?
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Some Clarification You question specifically asks if there were any in the Early Church (~2nd to 4th century) who separated "born again" with baptism. Meanwhile, the site you quote claims that this ...

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What arguments support an early date for the Didache?
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Background The wild dates assigned to the Didache are most likely a result of the the several developments it seems to have gone under. Some scholars have even attempted to remove the "additions" to ...

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