AJ Henderson
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  • Rensselaer, NY
Is it generally acceptable to attend a bible study as a non Christian?
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The best bet is probably to talk with the leader of the group you are considering going to. Many Bible studies welcome non-Christians. You don't have to be Christian to study the Bible and people ...

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How do Protestants interpret Matthew 16:13–20?
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It is worth pointing out that even if you take the stance that the verse is saying that Peter had some kind of special status, there is nothing that indicates that that authority is continued in his ...

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According to theistic evolutionists, at what point did humans evolve enough to be considered special to God?
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I hold multiple views on creation. My personal view under the assumption that human evolution occurred in a Darwinian manner descending from apes is that humanity existed in a non-image of God state (...

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Is it moral or immoral for Satan to punish souls for immoral acts?
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Satan does not punish anyone for sin. Punishment for sin is solely and exclusively claimed as a right by God. Romans 12:19 makes this abundantly clear when it says 19 Do not take revenge, my dear ...

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What does it mean to be clean in the context of the Old Law?
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My understanding of cleanliness vs uncleanliness had to do with ability to participate in Jewish religious ceremonies. They were things which were not sinful, however when made unclean, would make ...

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Is there a need for Christians to believe in Christianity at all, if they don't believe in Resurrection and Salvation through Christ alone?
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While I am not part of this group, from conversations with a fair number who are, the core of what they identify is that it is the moral and philosophical teaching of Christ that is important. I'd ...

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Are wives still called to be a "help meet" for their husbands?
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Yes, it still applies, but it has to be properly understood. It is not a question of worth or independence, but rather a question of role. God looked at Man and saw that Man was not ideally suited ...

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How does Jesus show love by suffering?
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How loving is it to not give someone justice for being wronged? If I killed your close family member, would it be loving for someone to simply say "that's too bad" and not atone for the murder of ...

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Why is rejection of the Trinity heresy, and not just wrong? (Protestant perspective)
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Narnian's write up is quite well done, but to try and distill it down a bit, the core issue is criticality of belief. Typically in Christian circles this revolves around salvation and the nature of ...

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How did early "street evangelization" differ from the modern practice?
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If we look at scripture, we can see that great effort was taken to make the presentation of the gospel make sense within the cultural context of the day and people being reached. Hebrews addresses ...

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Which Christian groups prohibit playing cards, and what is their basis for doing so?
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I know that one explanation I had heard from a Christian that was opposed to gambling was that it was due to Jesus' possessions being divided by casting lots. It also may be kind of similar to ...

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What is the Biblical Basis for a Good person going to hell simply for not believing?
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Theologically, the reason is that both parties are equally deserving of the same penalty. The repentance of the Christian does not make their sins less bad, but rather their acknowledgement of their ...

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On what basis do some denominations prohibit Christians from drinking alcohol?
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I'm not personally from a denomination that believes drinking alcohol is wrong (we in fact have a theology class that meets in a bar and drink beer during it), but my understanding from talking with ...

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Why did the Old Testament command to kill?
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The old testament and the new testament take radically different approaches to righteousness. The Old Testament set up a Law which must be followed to live a perfect life and be saved. It set an ...

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Why aren't the books of the Bible in chronological order?
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Part of the problem is that some books cover overlapping time periods. How do you order the Gospels for example. John for example even hits on creation briefly. This would complicate things greatly ...

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God | The Shepherd That "Breaks Legs"?
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While I think the anecdote used is severely flawed, I think the underlying point is valid. It seems to me that the pastor was preaching on the discipline of God rather than general human suffering. ...

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Is illegal downloading a sin?
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While I do not believe it would be sinful as stealing, it is sinful as a result of two other different reasons. First, biblically, it is clear that, in so far as it is not in conflict with scripture, ...

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How much authority does a father have over his wife and children?
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The Bible indicates that a father has responsibility for his household (in the sense that he will be held responsible for the good or ill that comes from how the household is run.) The Bible also ...

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Why does God command us to have children?
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This is a somewhat more radical answer and I don't know of any established sects that have it as their view, but one theory I've had, which I don't hold as truth, but only a possibility, is that Adam ...

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If one's entry into the church is solemnized by baptism, then how does one leave the church?
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I would first challenge that from a Biblical perspective, many doctrines would not agree that membership in the church is solemnized through baptism, but rather that baptism is an outward display of ...

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