Machavity
  • Member for 4 years, 11 months
  • Last seen this week
What are scholarly objections to the divine inspiration of the Book of Mormon?
17 votes

Reformed Egyptian and archeology Only a select few ever claimed to have seen the golden plates Smith said contained the records of the Book of Mormon. The plates were said to have been written in ...

View answer
Is Jesus the last Prophet?
17 votes

If you take the book of Revelation in chronological order, Revelation 11 says there's at least two more prophets to come before Jesus makes his direct return in chapter 19 3And I will appoint my two ...

View answer
What's up with churches and guitars in this joke from The Big Bang Theory?
9 votes

Worship styles are highly contentious within many churches. Several years ago our music minister died and when we replaced him, his successor started singing more contemporary songs than hymns. ...

View answer
Why do most Christians eat pork when Deuteronomy says not to?
7 votes

Because most Christians are Gentiles (non-Jews). A lot of people want to make the Mosaic Law an all-or-nothing proposition. That was the view of some of the early Jewish Christians, who demanded that ...

View answer
Where in Scripture, did it mention the fallen relationship between God and Satan?
4 votes

The passage you mention is Isaiah 14 12 How you have fallen from heaven, O day star, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the ground, O destroyer of nations. 13 You said in your heart: “I will ...

View answer
Why was it not necessary to break Jesus' legs during crucifixion?
3 votes

While others alluded to this, it's important to note that most depictions of Jesus's beating are tame. They show Jesus with simple whip marks on him. In reality Jesus had been severely beaten with a ...

View answer
Is there a good alternative word to “performance” to describe an evangelical worship team's actions?
2 votes

The key in avoiding a "performance" is that a performer is someone who is doing something purely for the benefit of others. A performer might be compensated in some fashion, but that's not ...

View answer
Who resurrected Jesus - the Father, the Son, or the Holy Spirit?
2 votes

It's not hard to see why the Trinity is confusing (it's a concept we can't entirely grasp as finite beings), however the Trinity is indivisible, so trying to say that one member of the Trinity did ...

View answer
Why does Jesus value leap of faith more than those who rely on direct evidence?
2 votes

Jesus was validating Thomas' doubt Jesus made a ridiculous claim: that he was going to rise bodily from the dead. I'm always amazed at modern Christians who gloss over that. Jesus could have easily ...

View answer
How can we be sure our specific Christian confession is true, when every other Christian group claims that it's not?
2 votes

All forms of Christianity have to, at some point, base their beliefs in the Bible. If the Bible isn't true, then why are you bothering with any of its tenets, etc? And my problem is this: why must I ...

View answer
Resurrection and Deuteronomy 13
2 votes

So we are back to square one; first we need evidence that Jesus was indeed the son of God. Then and only then, does the historicity of the resurrection have any relevance to affirming Jesus. Without ...

View answer
Do we Give our life to Christ or receive Christ's Life?
1 votes

Let's start with a quote from a favorite author of mine: Ravi Zacharias Jesus Christ did not come to make bad people good, but to make dead people alive. The central tenet of Christianity is that ...

View answer
How can the existence of other species of the genus Homo be reconciled with Christian belief in the uniqueness of humankind? (Catholic perspective)
1 votes

I would say that of the Christians that have an opinion on the subject (it's not really a theological point that comes up often) they seem to consider them human as well. Consider this article Based ...

View answer
According to Protestantism, are we saved by faith into a repentance of law-following?
0 votes

I think a lot of people get confused by this. Faith is central to Christianity, but where do works fit in? A lot of religions are built around rules (or law). You keep the rules and something good ...

View answer
Why do Christians stand when we sing?
0 votes

One reason is it's a sign of respect. Most countries request you stand when the flag is presented, or the national anthem played. King George II supposedly did so during Handel's Messiah If you’re ...

View answer