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comment Did Jesus sweat blood?
This is a good point you make, although your second paragraph is a bit condescending. Still, if you look back at the original Greek, the text doesn't illustrate that this is a simile quite as obviously. Still, +1 for pointing out the tiny little word ὡσεί.
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comment What/where is Topheth?
@hannes Oh, that's just amalgam of "my understanding of hell" and "the modern concept of hell". And that's just a reference to the varying concepts of Sheol throughout time. Ultimately, I'm just asking about Topheth, not so much asking about a modern understanding hell.
Jun
26
comment What/where is Topheth?
Yeah, turns out Wikipedia has an entire article dedicated to Topheth.
Jun
26
comment What/where is Topheth?
Wow. I didn't know about the sacrifices. That's...atrocious. Thanks for the wiki link. I'm going to go read that now.
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Jun
11
comment Was 1 John an unfinished letter?
Aah, that makes sense. I wish I could put the checkmark next to the comment! :)
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Jun
11
comment Was 1 John an unfinished letter?
As a side note, both 2 John and 3 John both end with greetings. (Even the Gospel of John ends much more nicely.)
Jun
10
comment What is “sin that leads to death” in 1 John 5:16?
Hey Jon! If I understand correctly, the sin that leads to death only applies to non-Christians. Is that correct? If so, it seems out of place, given that the section (5:13-17) seems to apply entirely to believers. Am I misunderstanding something? (Sorry to dig up a 1.5 year old post!)
Jun
10
comment What is “sin that leads to death” in 1 John 5:16?
@Jas3.1 Good point. I'm not so convinced that Jon's answer is correct anymore.
Jun
10
comment What is “sin that leads to death” in 1 John 5:16?
I like this idea purely because it's a new one to me. However, when I overlay these ideas with what I'm seeing in 1 John, I don't think they mesh up. It seems that this phrase is almost an off-hand comment, or parenthetical concept that was previously discussed or commonly known. However, you seem to want to tie it back to the rest of the book. Like v. 5:21, though, I don't think it does tie into the rest of the book. So, +1 for the novelty of this idea, but I can't quite connect it with scripture.
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comment What is a Horizon of Understanding and how can it be applied to understanding the Bible?
@Kazark I never read it, actually. I'm sure I googled the quote. Possibly from this website (which seems to be a good read).