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How would we decide which biblical basis questions are valid and which ones aren't? By the criteria of, "Does this belief actually have a biblical basis," I happen to believe that most of the biblical basis questions here are invalid, because I believe that most of the beliefs whose biblical basis are being asked for don't have a valid basis in the Bible. ...


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Proposal: In order for any question to be a valid "What is the Biblical basis for", we ask the OP to first show that what they are asking about is a valid teaching within Christianity, and that some source claims that there's a Biblical basis. Bad question: What is the Biblical basis for Ommpa Loompas? Improved Question: Father John Jones of the ...


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Assumptions of Biblical Basis questions "What is the Biblical basis for ...?" is to be understood, in my view of the answer, as really meaning "What might some Christians (somewhere) believe to be the Biblical basis for ...?" This is not literally what is being asked. Someone asking "What is the Biblical basis for ...?" may, in fact, mean this, but it is ...


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The question was asked many years ago, and since then we have clarified our community conventions for Biblical basis questions. The current conventions are that answers must almost always be in support with the basis asked for. Those who think a doctrine has no Biblical support are asked to refrain from answering it. Occasionally it is appropriate to ...


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I think you're conflating a few different issues. One is asking about topics which are either unclear, or for which there is reasonable doubt whether it's actually held by Christians. If someone wants to ask for the Biblical basis for the theology of Oompa Loompas, then the question should be closed as unclear until they can edit it to explain better, ...


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It doesn't matter what type of Bible, as long as it is one recognized by people fit this site's definition of Christian. So, King James, NIV, clatholic, etc, would all be fine. The Satanic Bible would not.


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Certainly there's a mess to clean up due to more stringent standards on the site now than when it was new. Retrofitting old questions to new standards clearly creates problems of its own due to answers that were based on the earlier form of the question. Over on the Judaism StackExchange, I edited a question I had asked when an answer pointed out a major ...


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It is estimated that there are over 40,000 Christian denominations worldwide. I have attended the services of perhaps fifteen of them, and read books and articles concerning a few dozen more. I think it hubris for me to challenge anyone who asks a Biblical basis question, because the odds that some denomination somewhere views that question as important is ...


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