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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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reviewed Satisfactory Tribe of Benjamin Elite Corps of Slingers
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reviewed Excellent Who does Jesus refer to by the phrase “another who testifies about me” in John 5:32?
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comment Would it matter if the ID of 'Auctor' was revealed and who are the potential candidates?
For a summary of Harnack's case for Priscilla as the author, see this question from Christianity.SE. Most of Harnack's arguments actually point to Priscilla and Aquila as joint authors.
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comment Would it matter if the ID of 'Auctor' was revealed and who are the potential candidates?
+1 for an excellent summary. Could you expand a little on what the implications are for the New Perspective if Hebrews was written by Paul?
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accepted What is the meaning of Jesus' teaching about unclean spirits returning to a person after being driven out?
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asked What is the meaning of Jesus' teaching about unclean spirits returning to a person after being driven out?
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comment How is it that Jesus could be “three days and three nights in the heart of the earth”?
Good answer! I'll defer to Monica on the Hebrew, but in Greek "three days and three nights" certainly had the idiomatic connotation you've mentioned. Early Christians who translated the gospels from Greek to Latin and later to other languages explained the phrase precisely on those grounds.
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awarded  Nice Question
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answered Does Peter intend to identify the Pauline Epistles as canonical?
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answered What are the differences between allegorical and typological interpretation?
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comment Are women really saved by childbearing according to 1 Timothy 2:15?
@Kazark: It turns out Witherington doesn't either, at least not exclusively. Witherington says the unusual structure of the sentence, including using "she" in the subject and "they" following the verb, contributes to his conclusion that this is intended to point to Christ's birth.
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revised Are women really saved by childbearing according to 1 Timothy 2:15?
edited to better reflect Witherington's actual claim
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comment Are women really saved by childbearing according to 1 Timothy 2:15?
@Kazark: Gill's commentary (linked in your answer) makes this same case, that this refers to a specific birth: "and the sense is, that notwithstanding the fall of man by the means of the woman, yet there is salvation for both men and women, through the birth of Immanuel, the child born, and Son given; at whose birth, the angels sung peace on earth, good will to men; through the true Messiah, the deed of the woman, through the incarnate Saviour, who was made of a woman, there is salvation for lost sinners: he was born of a woman, and came into the world in order to obtain salvation for them".