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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.


Mar
8
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
8
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
7
answered Is John 7:53-8:11 original to John's gospel?
Mar
7
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.
Mar
2
comment Was the discounting by the manager in Luke 16 a dishonest act?
Discounting is a business process that happens all the time, where one will take less money earlier so that he can have the cash on hand instead of getting it later. It's not a dishonest process, but one worked out between both parties for mutual benefit.
Feb
28
revised Did Pharoah have free will?
added a little more info
Feb
16
comment Does Gen 1:1 refer to day 1 or the entire 6 days of creation?
@Jon, a good book that answers Sailhammer (and other theories like framework) is James Jordan's Creation in Six Days‌​.
Feb
16
comment Does Gen 1:1 refer to day 1 or the entire 6 days of creation?
While I don't have the specific answer to your question, here's a link to a blog post I did on Gen 1:1.
Feb
14
comment What role should textual (lower) criticism play in biblical hermeneutics (if any)?
I wouldn't say 'always' a bad thing, but 'most always used to diminish the authority and authenticity of scripture' I would (of course I wasn't really clear on my other comment).
Feb
14
revised Was Deborah considered a sub-optimal leader?
added 3 characters in body
Feb
14
revised Was Deborah considered a sub-optimal leader?
added 36 characters in body
Feb
9
answered Did Pharoah have free will?
Feb
6
comment Has the meaning of “Love” changed enough to warrant substitutions in Bible translations?
Actually, rethinking things is what does change culture on the physical scale, with the Grace of God and Power of the Holy Spirit changing it on the spiritual scale. In other words, the grace of God enables men to think differently, and it that rethinking is what God uses to change men's hearts. Culture is religion externalized.
Feb
6
comment Has the meaning of “Love” changed enough to warrant substitutions in Bible translations?
The Bible is always to be taken as a whole, so you always have the larger context. One of the components of exegesis is to analyze the nearer context to see if the word is being used differently. Sometimes that takes some study.
Feb
6
revised Can we tell from the text who wrote Hebrews?
spelling, tag, grammar
Feb
6
answered Can we tell from the text who wrote Hebrews?