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Most people want to stick their head in the sand and ignore problems, in an effort to avoid conflict. I refuse to be that passive person. Problems are there to be fixed, which means that first they have to identified. Denial is not just a river in Egypt.


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suggested suggested edit on What does Cain say to Abel in Genesis 4:8?
Apr
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revised How can the Pastoral Epistles not be Pauline?
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revised Did Pharoah have free will?
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Mar
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comment How is this passage on the authority of women to be interpreted?
@ChrisB., while I would say that yes, he gives the reason so there is no reason to look for another; in the main, I don't think cultural interpretation ever applies unless the Bible tells us specifically that's how we need to look at it. Of course, here we are told specifically that the reason is founded in the created order that God established.
Mar
22
comment How is this passage on the authority of women to be interpreted?
To be more precise, I'm fine with cultural arguments ONLY if the Bible tells us that the verses in question are culturally-specific, not if someone just thinks they are. For example, the law of circumcision was fulfilled with the coming of Christ, so that law is now see as being only for a certain time.
Mar
22
comment How is this passage on the authority of women to be interpreted?
@swasheck, there were definitely more verses that could have been brought in, I didn't try to find every single one. The 'occasion for writing' is covered in examining the context, which is done through the Grammatical-Historical method, and doesn't have the same subjectivity as the S-C method.
Mar
22
comment How is this passage on the authority of women to be interpreted?
Hmmm, while I would say it is the only, absolute way to interpret this, we are all finite and imperfect.
Mar
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answered How is this passage on the authority of women to be interpreted?
Mar
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revised Is interpretation and application of the Bible dynamic?
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revised Is John 7:53-8:11 original to John's gospel?
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Mar
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comment Is John 7:53-8:11 original to John's gospel?
@Bruce, from wikipedia: "On the other hand, many scholars strongly defend the Johannine authorship of these verses, and present opposing arguments and counter-analysis"
Mar
8
comment Is John 7:53-8:11 original to John's gospel?
@swasheck, actually most textual critics today are secular scholars. My accusations aren't wild, but deliberate. What I have a grasp of is the results of textual criticism, the eradication and casting doubts on the Bible, one verse at a time.
Mar
8
comment Is John 7:53-8:11 original to John's gospel?
From wikipedia: "On the other hand, many scholars strongly defend the Johannine authorship of these verses, and present opposing arguments and counter-analysis"
Mar
8
comment Is John 7:53-8:11 original to John's gospel?
@Bruce, no Bruce I'd say wikipedia is incorrect, though it may be because of dating fallacies. It'd be pretty pretentious for anyone to claim that is was added in in the 5th century.
Mar
8
comment Is John 7:53-8:11 original to John's gospel?
@swasheck, we have a huge amount of texts with these verses (and others) and the textual critics do their best to come up with a logical scheme to cast doubt on the veracity of those verses. Their standard appeal is to use some form of dating to say that since a version or two didn't have it in it, then they're right and all the rest are wrong. Very poor logic, but obviously as this question points out, they succeed in casting doubt on the integrity of scripture.
Mar
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comment Is John 7:53-8:11 original to John's gospel?
@swasheck, it was in the majority of texts before they made the canon, so pretty far back.
Mar
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answered Is John 7:53-8:11 original to John's gospel?
Mar
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comment Is John 7:53-8:11 original to John's gospel?
The big problem with textual criticism is that it leads to this kind of cutting out of portions of the Bible. There are some Biblical penalties for doing this that they should really assess.