We seem to have a more or less a consensus on our site that asking for the Biblical basis for a doctrine is permitted, even encouraged. We also tend to allow "What does the Bible say about X?" questions:
- What is the biblical argument for eating meat, or that vegetarianism is possible but not commanded?
Although interestingly, this one was closed
- What does the Bible say about Capital Punishment?
And a plethora of others.
But our Help Center says the following are off topic:
- what the Bible says about a subject (unless you specify a doctrine/tradition)
I also recently got into a bit of a meta comment debate about this with a new user--which is what made me think of this issue to post here in the first place.
What is the true consensus of our community? Should "What does the Bible say about...?" questions be closed without a faith tradition? If so, we have a lot of closing to do.
If not, we need to update our Help Center.