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Aug
18
comment What is the head covering referring to in 1 Corinthians 11:4-6?
If I had a definitive answer, I would have answered the question. As is, it seems to mean something that goes on your head and is not your hair. At least, that's how the text reads. But that could be anything from a bonnet to a box to a wig to an umbrella to a prayer shawl.
Aug
13
comment What is the head covering referring to in 1 Corinthians 11:4-6?
"For if a woman does not cover her head, she might as well have her hair cut off"... This part does not make sense with what you are saying. This part of the holy text implies that the woman's hair is already long and that if she does not cover the long hair, it should be cut short. That seems to be a pretty direct reading of the text. So, do you think that long haired women should wear a wig?
Aug
13
comment What is the head covering referring to in 1 Corinthians 11:4-6?
You're making some big leaps here. I'm not seeing anything in the text that suggests "a man's agreement" equals head covering. It's almost as if you picked a random spot and linked the two together. It's like saying that Prov. 31:2 says that strength and dignity is a woman's clothing and therefore her head covering is strength (Therefore a woman must pray with strength). I completely made that up and it seems as plausible as this answer.
Aug
4
comment What does it mean to be “born of water”?
@user3558931 You are free to choose your interpretation. I'm not picking one interpretation over the other, I'm just presenting them. I can give my opinions, but opinions aren't really useful on this site, are they?
May
1
comment What is the head covering referring to in 1 Corinthians 11:4-6?
So you think "covering" == "hair"? Verse 6 seems to directly conflict this "For if a woman does not cover her head, she might as well have her hair cut off;" If "cover her head" means having long hair, then Paul is saying that if a woman doesn't have long hair, she should have her hair cut. That would mean that Paul is talking in circles, which he is not prone to doing. It seems to me that you are the one defining your own terms, not Paul.
Sep
25
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.
Jun
27
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.
Jun
11
comment Was 1 John an unfinished letter?
Aah, that makes sense. I wish I could put the checkmark next to the comment! :)
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.
Jun
6
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).
Jun
6
comment Worms or Anguish in Mark 9:48? (Is “worms” a bad translation?)
So is "anguish" not a valid translation?
Dec
16
comment Why didn't Joseph try to contact his father from Egypt?
Questions of whether this is on-topic should be directed to the meta question.
Dec
13
comment What is the third heaven that Paul mentions in 2 Corinthians 12:2?
FWIW, if you're an LDS believer, this is a reference to the celestial kingdom and different degrees of glory
Nov
30
comment What does Hebrews 6:4-6 mean?
@GalacticCowboy The question doesn't stand or fall based on the authorship of the verse. Change "Paul" to "the author" and the question is completely unaffected. But, yes, it does presume an authorship. (Also, given that it's disputed means that there are some who believe it was Paul! ;)
Nov
30
comment Were the Nephilim in Genesis 6 aliens?
A complete run-down on most of the theories is found over at Christianity.SE, if you are interested.