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Control Systems Engineer.

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.


Feb
10
comment “dancing” or “beat time with his feet” in 2 Samuel 6:14?
In heaven, we don't have to worry about immodest behavior; different story on this earth.
Feb
10
comment “dancing” or “beat time with his feet” in 2 Samuel 6:14?
Actually, v. 20 shows that she despised him for his immodesty. She didn't attack his joy, she attacked his immoral display. She may be been right on the issue, but it shows us that God is looking at more than just the visible manifestations, and that there are times to not get too caught up over the sin of others.
Feb
10
comment “dancing” or “beat time with his feet” in 2 Samuel 6:14?
@DJClayworth, no, the difference is in just keeping time and leading a praise music worship service (like clapping hands), and doing the great watusi or just grinding (like most dancing).
Dec
16
comment What does Jesus mean in Luke 5:36-39? (new wine into old wineskins)
No, I don't think you can accuse John the Baptist of ascetic ritualism, as he was a Nazarite and specifically has the rules of that position to follow.
Dec
2
comment Was or wasn’t Shem’s son Arphaxad born on the ark?
@JohnMartin, I spent a lot of time this weekend just trying to track down anything on the phrase "after the flood" to see if anyone had an opinion on whether that referred to the beginning or the end of it, but didn't find anything. So when I get the time to do more analysis, I'll start with the end, and then give the correction factor for the beginning.
Nov
27
comment Was or wasn’t Shem’s son Arphaxad born on the ark?
We do backtrack for all of them. That was how Ussher was able to determine the date of creation and the age of the world.
Nov
18
comment What does it mean that Jesus was a priest like the “Order of Melchizedek” in Hebrews 7:11?
Support is needed for the link between Noah and Melchizedek.
Nov
18
comment Who is “The Son” in Hebrews chapter 1: 8 ? Is He God in the strictest sense of the word, or a created being?
The word "trinity" might not have come about until later, but the concept was certainly around from the first century. It didn't come to the fore as an issue until later.
Mar
22
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
8
comment Is John 7:53-8:11 inspired?
@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 inspired?
@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 inspired?
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 inspired?
@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 inspired?
@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 inspired?
@swasheck, it was in the majority of texts before they made the canon, so pretty far back.
Mar
7
comment Is John 7:53-8:11 inspired?
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.