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I am in my senior term at the Seminary of the Wilderness. My first ten years were spent as bi-vocational pastor/evangelist in Utah preaching of Christ how I knew best and trying to improve by learning theology from Reformed, Wesleyan, Pentecostal, Baptist and other sources. The second ten years were spent as a BVP/E and discovering that I didn't know what I thought I knew and reading the Bible without outside influence. At the beginning of the third ten I started seeing Christ in the OT, and tried to figure out how and why. I intend in the fourth ten to figure out how to communicate what I learned last term. After that I might be useful for something.

My bias in approaching the Bible is that I believe that it exists in a form today sufficiently intact to be considered infallible. That apparent contradictions are intentional riddles designed to guide us in focusing on different aspects of Christ. That sensus plenior exists in a form which is discernible in a verifiable, and reproducible manner. And that God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him.


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awarded  Necromancer
Jan
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revised What belief does Job refer to in Job 19:25?
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Jan
9
answered What does Paul mean by allegory in Galatians 4:24?
Jan
9
comment Where does the “slippery slope” of allegorical interpretations start?
I'm not sure how you get Jerusalem on both sides. He makes it clear that there is Jerusalem which now is, and and Jerusalem which is above. These are two different Jerusalems. It is like mixing up Salem Oregon with Salem MA
Jan
9
revised Where does the “slippery slope” of allegorical interpretations start?
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Jan
9
comment What's the difference between “sensus plenior” and “inspired sensus plenior”?
@jonI think you added a semantic question. Of course if God intended it, it is inspired. But in the context of Evangelical discussions, it is more than a semantic issue. Ichthydion did a great job with it.
Jan
9
comment Does sensus plenior exist in the New Testament?
I think that is also an example. Thanks.
Jan
9
comment What does it mean for Jesus to fulfill the law?
Heb 11.1 The law having a 'shadow'... the shadow of the law is being referenced, not the positive command. There was no positive command to be a leper, yet he fulfills the law of the leper.
Jan
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revised What belief does Job refer to in Job 19:25?
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comment What belief does Job refer to in Job 19:25?
"The two words which form the name Adam Kadmon allude to its paradoxical nature of being, on the one hand a created being--Adam--while on the other hand a manifestation of primordial Divinity--Kadmon." google adam kadmon site:inner.org changed the link above.
Jan
9
comment What is the connection between manna and living on the Word of God?
Actually aleph is not always used to signify 'head' but is a metaphor for the firmament which divides the waters at creation, and references 'the beginning'in the hebrew equivalent of alpha and omega את. Two letter מנ means 'among'. When the aleph is added, it means to divide those that are 'among' which is where the idea of truth comes from the combined metaphor.
Jan
9
revised Why does the Bible say that Abraham sacrificed his “only-begotten son”?
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Jan
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comment Why does Mark mention Elijah before Moses?
@Soldarnal I had to review this. The word order in Mark does have meaning. It is placing the emphasis on Elijah rather than upon Jesus's birth. Mark starts with the preaching of John fulfilling the prophecy that Elijah would come first. His order points back to that.
Jan
9
comment What does it mean that “Scripture interprets Scripture”?
@kmote Eisegesis is a term used by everyone to say that someone they disagree with didn't get it from scripture. Why not instead ask a specific question for scriptural support of the parts you have doubt about.
Jan
7
awarded  Self-Learner
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answered What belief does Job refer to in Job 19:25?
Nov
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comment On what basis is the name “Ephraim” given the etymology of “ash heap”?
Ashes for eye shadow? Only a guess.
Nov
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awarded  Revival
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awarded  Revival
Nov
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comment Why does Mark mention Elijah before Moses?
yes. When you look at the books in order Mark, Matthew, Luke, John, each one adds insights into the typology of the previous authors. The question isn't why is Mark different, but why did Matthew and Luke change it. They did so as they had a deeper understanding of the sublime.