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I'm a full-time software developer for eFolder, Inc, working remotely. I from Wichita, KS but have been traveling the globe since June, 2013.

I am pro-tem moderator for Spanish Language.


Oct
17
comment What is the reason for the differences in translations of Matthew 6:12?
@Reluctant_Linux_User: The people who take debt in that sense don't believe that God will forgive that debt to us :)
Oct
17
comment What is the reason for the differences in translations of Matthew 6:12?
Context always matters when translating (Biblical texts or otherwise). Even if the word does mean literally "debt", it clearly can't mean simply that in that context, as we owe no monetary debt to God. So obviously some other sort of meaning (whether implicit in the word, or only in the contextual use of that word in a metaphorical sense) is necessary.
Oct
17
comment What is the reason for the differences in translations of Matthew 6:12?
I'm not sure what kind of answer you're hoping for. The obvious answer would be "Because that use of ὀφειλήματα doesn't have a single, obvious direct translation into English." Asking for doctrinal considerations is a very broad question. If you were to ask about a specific translation, or a comparison of two specific ones, that might make it more focused, but I'm still not sure if that's what you're getting at. Are you asking what the word means? What the correct translation would be?
Aug
18
revised Was Adam created as a fully grown man or as a baby?
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Aug
18
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Aug
18
suggested suggested edit on Was Adam created as a fully grown man or as a baby?
Aug
18
comment Was Adam created as a fully grown man or as a baby?
I don't take issue with the content of your answer, only with your opening sentence that Assuming a literal reading of the text (which is what I hold to as a hermeneutic) ... And now your explanation (which is nothing new to me) also contradicts that. Perhaps you have just erred in over-simplifying your view of what a "hermaneutic" is, and that's what's bugging me... Any way, carry on.
Aug
18
comment Was Adam created as a fully grown man or as a baby?
+1 for "No, the Bible does not lead us to, or even want us to, draw a dogmatic conclusion..."
Aug
18
comment Was Adam created as a fully grown man or as a baby?
Re point #1, Jesus was born to die; but that doesn't imply he was born as an adult. Purpose does not imply maturity. Also, an adult could not name all the animals, either. (In fact, all the adults in all of history have not been able to yet name all of the animals... but I digress...)
Aug
18
comment Was Adam created as a fully grown man or as a baby?
How can you apply a literal hermeneutic to the Genesis text, but not to the Psalms text? I respect that there may be reasons to apply a literal or figurative interpretations to either or both texts, but it seems a bit schizophrenic to state that your definition of hermaneutics implies/demands a literal interpretation... except when it doesn't.
Jul
18
comment What is the oldest existing copy of Genesis?
Are you interested in the oldest complete manuscript, or would a partial manuscript satisfy your curiosity?
Mar
23
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
27
comment Is 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 intended to be prescriptive or descriptive?
Help with tagging, please.
Dec
27
asked Is 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 intended to be prescriptive or descriptive?
Jul
24
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Jun
30
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Jun
30
comment Is John 3:18 the words of Jesus, or of John?
Thanks for the answer. I would be willing to consider this question a duplicate of the other, in fact.
Jun
30
accepted Question about translation of Romans 4:9
Jun
30
asked Is John 3:18 the words of Jesus, or of John?
Jul
2
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