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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.


Nov
16
comment Why is Israel referred to with a male pronoun in Jeremiah 31:10?
An answer might include why it is not feminine Jer 3:8 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.
Nov
16
revised What is the significance of Methuselah's name?
Minor
Nov
16
answered What is the significance of Methuselah's name?
Nov
16
comment What else can “Fifteen cubits from above” in Gen 7:20 mean?
The word in question is used Ex 25:21, 26:14, 36:19 39:31, 40:19-20, and many more which only make sense in the conventional rendering.
Oct
25
awarded  Revival
Oct
15
awarded  Yearling
Sep
18
awarded  Revival
Aug
22
comment What is “Midrash” and how does it relate to Christian principles of hermeneutics?
@Jack "The awareness of general meaning is the secret of Jacob's dream. The stones, previously beneath his head, come to life and merge to become one, as lifeforce from the head of Jacob permeates them with meaning." inner.org/hebrew-letters/letters-words-light.php The rabbi interprets it as many stones which became one.
Jul
25
comment What are the strict set of rules followed by sensus plenior?
Several have attempted to criticize SP by using FFA as though SP is responsible for the failure of FFA, when their own supposed practice of SP produces FFA because they have not followed the rules. If anything, their attempts should demonstrate the necessity of the rules to produce verifiable results.
Jul
25
comment What are the strict set of rules followed by sensus plenior?
It is apparent that I have been unable to communicate the importance of the rules, since several people have asked me to explain SP without putting an emphasis on them. That cannot be done. The rules separate free-for-all allegory from SP.
Jul
25
revised What are the strict set of rules followed by sensus plenior?
Added last paragraph.
Jul
15
comment Catholic explanation of the “spiritual sense” of Scripture?
or are layers and ways analogous?
Jul
14
revised Interpretation of Genesis 1:26?
minor addition.
Jul
14
answered Interpretation of Genesis 1:26?
Jul
14
comment Are there scriptural standards by which a hermeneutic method can be measured?
It is the unspoken principle of popular typology where darkness is evil and leaven is sin and 6 is the number of man.
Jul
14
comment Are there scriptural standards by which a hermeneutic method can be measured?
Where do you get this: ""If Scripture directly interprets a symbol, then that is the meaning it has everywhere in Scripture, with few exceptions." or is it just a hypothetical example?
Jul
14
comment Are there scriptural warrants for using the rule of first mention?
Any one of these will do. I don't know where it first appeared bu tlots of people mention it. google.com/…
Jul
13
comment Does the Gospel of Thomas help in reproducing the hermeneutical methods of the apostles?
Aren't you first interpreting Thomas as though it is literal in order to produce your conclusion? The question is really, Do the apostles and Thomas read the OT in similar fashions, and how does Thomas help us reproduce the apostle's elusive hermeneutic?
Jul
13
comment Does the Gospel of Thomas help in reproducing the hermeneutical methods of the apostles?
The last saying you quote is parallel to this: Mt 23:13 ¶ But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in [yourselves], neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. Thomas uses the "kingdom of heaven" as a reference to the esoteric knowledge.
Jul
12
accepted Were offices given to produce “unity of the faith” or to hold things in place until Christ comes and gives it to us?