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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.


May
12
comment How is this passage on the authority of women to be interpreted?
@bruisedreed, I'm glad for you that you think you understand all that is in scripture. I'll just have to keep striving to reach that level of understanding.
May
12
comment How is this passage on the authority of women to be interpreted?
@bruisedreed, no, it's not my hermeneutic that leaves parts of scripture unclear, it's because parts of scripture are unclear. And God says specifically that some things are that way. Most of us are finite and so we study the Bible and pray to God to show us what is unclear. Some things we figure out, some things we don't.
May
12
comment How is this passage on the authority of women to be interpreted?
@bruisedreed, don't interpret my comment, read it. I never ignore scripture, I just obey what is clear and ask God to reveal to me what needs to be cleared up.
May
12
comment How is this passage on the authority of women to be interpreted?
@bruisedreed, I wouldn't interpret that socio-culturally. The Bible doesn't specifically tell us what the "holy kiss" is: on the hand, on the cheek, on the lips or something else, so I hang on the "greet the brethren" part. I certainly wouldn't want to guess and get it wrong.
May
5
comment What does “meek” mean in Matthew 5:5?
@JonEricson, actually it doesn't have to do with gentleness, it's more about submission to the will of god, yielding to his will instead of your own. I'll try to come up with a good answer.
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 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"