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Why are Christians allowed to eat shellfish but not allowed to have sex before marriage?

Here’s a wonderful article from Peter Saunders.

The challenge:

An argument frequently advanced by those attempting to defend homosexual practice is that Christians ‘cherry pick’ the commands in the Bible – that is, they chose to emphasise some commands while ignoring others.

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Polemics

[nf] a rant with a sting

There are some things on this planet that just don’t need to exist. They have no purpose. No meaning. No use whatsoever.
No, I’m not talking about myself. 277 more words

Prompt

Did the Jesus' followers expect Messiah to rise from the dead alone, before the final resurrection?

Why did the early church apply the word resurrection to Jesus? If they wanted to say that Jesus was alive and had triumphed over his enemies and was exalted by God, then why not say that? 1,051 more words

Apologetics

HOT TAKE: That "Distraction Sickness" Article is Garbage

This article is making the rounds in my Facebook circles right now. It’s a self-serving, loathsome piece of writing that enraged me to write a critique.  3,058 more words

Media

The Fandom, the Awards and the Business

It looks like that 2016 will be remembered as a turning point for a lot of matters about modern-day fandom and for all the turmoil connected to the awards. 418 more words

Science Fiction

Christians have always believed in a romantic, committed, exclusive view of sex

Consider this post from Michael Krueger about the history of Christianity with respect to sex, love and marriage.

Excerpt:

[I]n the second century, as Christianity emerged with a distinctive religious identity, the surrounding pagan culture began to take notice. 

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Marriage

The Fabrication of Comma Johanneum (1 John 5:7)

1 John 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. (KJV)

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Christianity