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I love the Lord above all.

Father of 4 - Married 9 years - Drummer - Runner - Design Engineer for the US Military & others.

I see patterns in everything - the fingerprints if you will of: 1 designer, 1 engineer, and 1 terrific artist

Currently reading: Bible (Always) and Paul Johnson's "Intellectuals" - philosophers rarely reach the ideals they espouse.


Feb
26
comment What is the difference in the Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of God?
It’s funny, I never directly said the two (Kingdom of Heaven/God) where different. What I did imply/state was that eye witnesses had a “physical advantage,” and underpins their perspectives, and thus should be taken note in addition to the original question. Perhaps your observational bias lead you towards one destination along with my connotations. Either way, I hope our “Irons” are sharpened.
Feb
25
comment What is the difference in the Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of God?
I believe this is as strong a point as possbile, as this is taken directly from the writer Luke. Luke wrote Acts in order to understand the 'Physical' churches beginnings as he stated of his gospel...“The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, until the day in which he was taken up" Acts 1. Note changes above too.
Feb
21
comment Is synoptic parallelism a valid hermeneutic?
thanks. I haven't taken a look, and I will. Sorry.
Feb
21
comment What is the difference in the Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of God?
Of course Luke is concerned with spiritual items - It’s ludicrous to think otherwise. My implication takes the text and implies the writers, both 1st and 2nd hand accounts, express different positions from their vantage point. As stated above, "the US Judicai/Federal rules of evidence requires lay witnesses to have personal knowledge of the matters they testify about.
Feb
21
comment What is the “Water” of Genesis 1:2?
Hi Joe, "darkness and void from which light subsequently then emanates.” The scripture never makes this claim. The scripture does say, “And God said let there be light and there was light." Gen.1:3 If this water is literal, as you pointed out, then the light must be literal too. So, what is light in Genesis 1:3?
Feb
12
comment What is the “Water” of Genesis 1:2?
Jon, I love your view on this last point - very artistic. Specifically "…desolate imagery to imagery with the potential for life." Opposite’s if you will, and they abound in scripture too: Separation of Darkness - light. Lion - Lamb. Creator of all - nestled in a Mary’s womb. This is one of my favorite items in scripture, that is, the contra-patterns God weaves like a brilliant master.
Feb
12
comment What is the “Water” of Genesis 1:2?
Jon, “…The creation account abounds with life and water is a critical component.” Well stated - I love this answer. But the water of Genesis 1:2 has no “life” in it, for life was yet to be created.
Feb
12
comment What is the “Water” of Genesis 1:2?
LOL… Dan you’re confusing.
Feb
12
comment What is the “Water” of Genesis 1:2?
I’ve listed most answers in the question; i’m curisous what this community thinks the 'water' is.