I recently asked the following question: According to Baptists: Which persons are known to be (eventually) in heaven?
The original version of the question was not this specific about a Christian group and was thus closed; after edits, it was re-opened. For comparison, the original question: https://christianity.stackexchange.com/revisions/79506/1
I understand why it was closed, different Christian groups have different understandings of Bible verses and of who is or will be in heaven. In the comments it is suggested to narrow the Christian group further down, but I think the question could be improved in another way - but I need help doing so. My original goal of the question was to ask a bible-centered question, independent of Christian groups. For example, the verse
And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” Luke 23:43 (ESV)
objectively states, that someone is (or was) in paradise. How certain Christian groups understand the verse was originally not an intended target of the question.
There are other questions, which are as Bible-centered as I'd like my question to be. Two examples:
- What is the ultimate goal of a human according to Bible?
- Who are innocent people according to Bible?
As I wrote in the comments, a benefit of such a question would be, that the answers can be used 'library'-like by any Christian (group).
I know, that "Are there any verses"-questions are considered open ended questions. But I think my question can be changed towards a different category. E.g. a question like "Which Bible verses mention the word 'Toledot' (תּוֹלְדֹת)" would have an objectively correct and concrete answer. Is there any way to change my question, so that objectivity can be reached?
The main challenge for improving this question is in my opinion to define an objective criterion, whether to name a personage and Bible quote.
In summary: (How) can my question be altered towards fitting the Q&A format and being objective and independent of Christian groups? Should I move the question to Biblical Hermeneutics?