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I've been a Christian since 1985, and a member of East Heights United Methodist Church in Wichita since 1994, though I no longer live in Wichita. My theology is Wesleyan/Arminian, but I don't think all Christians must share this view.

I believe that the Bible is inspired but not inerrant, that it was written to teach us about God and not the physical universe.

I believe faith is not an intellectual pursuit but a transformation of our entire being.


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revised Is John 21 a later addition to the Fourth Gospel?
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comment Internal Evidence of Authorship of the Fourth Gospel
Yes, and that would be consistent with someone who spent time with Peter during Jesus' ministry, when he was known as both "Simon" and "Peter".
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comment Internal Evidence of Authorship of the Fourth Gospel
I also touch a little on internal evidence in my answer to Is John 21 a later addition to the Fourth Gospel?
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comment Internal Evidence of Authorship of the Fourth Gospel
Yes, the authors call him "Peter", but when they record another person speaking to him, he is called "Simon". It seems likely that he was still usually known as Simon during Jesus' earthly ministry. So the use of "Simon Peter" in the fourth gospel does not necessarily imply that the author knew Peter before meeting Jesus--it might simply indicate that he know Peter before Jesus' death.
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comment Internal Evidence of Authorship of the Fourth Gospel
I'm not convinced that the use of the name Simon indicates knowing him before he received the name of Peter: All four gospels record that he was often called Simon long after he received his new name (see, e.g., Matthew 16:17, Mark 14:37, Luke 22:31, Luke 24:34, John 21:15 ).
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comment Internal Evidence of Authorship of the Fourth Gospel
See also: Who was the Beloved Disciple? and Was the Beloved Disciple the author of the Fourth Gospel?
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comment Is it possible to be unbiased when interpreting Scripture?
This questions seems more appropriate for meta than for the main site.
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reviewed No Action Needed Numbers 12:2 - Translation Discrepancy - Did the Lord speak only through Moses?
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reviewed No Action Needed How come in John 14:22-23 it seems like Jesus doesn't answer the question but talks about something else?
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comment Can Hosea 6:1-3 be interpreted as a prophecy of Jesus' resurrection?
Asking if a passage from the Jewish Bible is "about Jesus" is more a question of theology than hermeneutics, and is probably better served at C.SE. The question about whether an unrepentant group can prophesy seems right at home here.
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reviewed Satisfactory 1 Cor 12:22-25 — 'weaker'? 'less honorable'? 'unpresentable'?