Neil Meyer
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Is naturalistic cosmology pointing us back to viewing stars as gods (similar to how pagans did), crediting stars with giving meaning to the universe?
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He puts the horse before the cart. Only when you have an extant universe can it be populated with cosmic bodies. How can a star exist before the universe? You need to first have a universe before a ...

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What is the the difference between the monotheism of Trinitarian Christianity and Judaism?
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In the same way that I'm a man, a programmer and a musician, while only being one person. God has three aspects to himself while still being only one person or God. Christians are no more or less mono-...

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Did anyone before Jesus go to Heaven and Will They Be Raised Up On the Last Day? (John 6)
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You are not condemned because of some cosmic happenstance of being born post the life of Jesus in a Christian country. You are condemned by your sinful nature. This is true for all of mankind before, ...

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What influence did Greek philosophy have on the formation of orthodox Christian doctrine?
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The early church fathers though maybe influenced were very much sympathetic to many stoic philosphers ideas of morality being an abstract thing not to do with the gods. As a concept of morality being ...

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What is the Biblical basis for it being wrong for couples to live together “chastely” before marriage?
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This may very well more be a cultural prohibition in the church than a flat out this Bible verse says we should not therefore we should not. I think in Biblical times it would be totally unheard of ...

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What is the Biblical basis for concluding 'Jesus is Yahweh (Jehovah or LORD)'?
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Well the Biblical basis can be found in that Jesus often referred to himself as the 'Son of Man' which is a direct reference to the coming of the Messiah prophesied by the Prophet Daniel in the Old ...

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Where does "amen" come from?
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The mere fact that this youtuber thought Amen-Ra was a Roman God speaks greatly about the quality of his videos. Some unbelievers seem to see a pagan behind everything a Christian does. Old English,...

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Why should a sinner suffer forever in hell fire?
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My question is why should there be punishment forever since there is no one to learn from these people any more and they cannot even repent? Why not just annihilate them and be remembered no more? ...

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What is the case against Gore Vidal's view that St. Paul "invented Christianity"?
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There is also the issue of the biggest 1st century the problem the church faced. Whether a person first had to become a Jew before you could become a Christian and the issue of circumcision. If Paul ...

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What is the scholarly biblical argument against theistic evolution?
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I'm not sure if there is very "scholarly" but the main (If not one of) problem I would suppose theistic evolutionist would have is the manner in which mankind is portrayed in the Bible versus the ...

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Where can I find scans of original Biblical manuscripts?
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A lot of universities have high resolution scans of manuscripts that they may let you view. You may have to be a student though but it may be worthwhile to enter into conversations with your local ...

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External reference of Jesus's resurrection?
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Suetonius is one of three key Roman authors who may refer to early Christians, the other two being Pliny the Younger and Tacitus. These authors refer to events which take place during the reign of ...

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Is it okay for Christians to study philosophy?
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It is really a myth that philosophy is explicitly anti religious. Sure there are non or anti religious people among them but I'm not convinced they are more or less than any other profession. Do not ...

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Do non-christians of other religions have salvation or not beacuse they don't believe Christ is Lord?
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The book of Romans touches on the subject of those who do not have the law. The law itself does not make a person holy. The righteousness even being written on the heart. Their conscience bearing ...

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Do any independent sources exist mentioning Jesus' miracles performed and the people He performed them on?
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The Quran mentions miracles they believe he performed. “When the disciples said: O Jesus, son of Mary! Is your Lord able to send down for us a table spread with food from heaven? He said: ...

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Why were the people of Exodus so stubborn?
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They refused the knowledge of God for the same reasons many do today. The life that the God of the Old Testament wants you to lead is hard. We cannot just do as we please. There are consequences to ...

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Without God is there only evil?
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Even with God their is evil. We are fallen the priest the lay man and the child. We never escape our fallen nature but with the Son of God we are saved from our sins. Jesus came to earth so that ...

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Why do religious people find it hard to accept that you don't need religion to have a good moral code?
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I have not heard any Christian claim this in any academic setting. The most Christians usually say about morality in this context is that without a transcendent law giver no absolute morality can be ...

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Is there a Christian response to dying in dignity or assisted suicide?
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The problem comes in that if we are to deem all life with intrinsic value then we are faced with the same problem that abortion and the death penalty brings. Do we succumb to nihilism and then deem ...

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Which prophecies are fulfilled outside of Scripture?
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There was fulfilled one in 1967 Bible passage: Zechariah 8:7-8 Written: between 520 and 518 BC Fulfilled: 1967, etc. In Zechariah 8:7-8, the prophet said God would bring the Jews back from the east ...

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Can a human ever be happy in the afterlife while not loving God?
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We as Christians are generally not as convinced of our virtue as atheist are. Some pertinent bible verses << John 3 >> New International Version 1984 Jesus Teaches Nicodemus 1Now ...

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Why does Jesus refer to himself as the "Son of Man"?
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He was alluding that he would fulfill the prophecy made by the Prophet Daniel in Daniel 7. 13 “In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man,[a] coming with the ...

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"God created the world" - why can't he correct it?
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I'm not quite sure if you are asking about the problem of evil or the amount of natural evil in the world. I will take a stab at them both. In regards to the problem of evil we have certain ...

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What happens to non-believers or believers of other religions after death?
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I would just like to add that the book of Romans talks about those who have not heard the gospel and those of other religions. Romans 2 Let God Be the Judge 1 So do you think that you can judge ...

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How do we get morals?
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The Euthypro dilemma has bearing on this question. Generally the Christian view has been that we should base our morality not on anything God has arbitrally commanded but rather on Gods character. We ...

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Is there a biblical basis for God calling one to place one's career above their other duties?
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Their is no reason to think we cannot serve God in which ever trade we do. I would like to think as a business student that one day when I'm a Chartered Accountant I will be doing the lords work in my ...

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Are funerals a way to reduce the time of the dead in purgatory
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Seeing as how I'm not Catholic I know very little of Purgatory, but on the case of burial it predates modern times by quite a few centuries You can read more about it at this link. http://en....

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What extrabiblical sources support the existence of Jesus in history?
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In short Lucian Pliny the younger Josephus St. Ignatius of Antioch Tacitus Suetonius Aristides Galenus Lampridius I tried to get all those that Norman names. Just a problem with spelling those ...

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Can seeking arguments against Christianity strengthen Christianity?
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Simple Answer Yes It is how Lee Strobel and Josh McDowell came to Christ You can read their books it is very good at explaining their story A case for Christ and Evidence that demands a ...

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How is Freemasonry related to Christianity?
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How is Freemasonry related to Christianity? Freemasonry is promotes indifferentism. Indifferentism is the heretical belief that all religions are equally legitimate attempts to explain the truth ...

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