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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.


Jul
6
comment Does the Gospel of Thomas help in reproducing the hermeneutical methods of the apostles?
THe GOT has been labelled as Gnostic by those who attempt to understand it literally. Philo is more tunes to Pythogreans, and Greek Philosophy. His use of numerology is completely different. Scholors say that it is likely he did not read Hebrew, without which there can be little tie to the gospels. I have shown that even the Logos is traceable to Gen 1:1 rather than to Philo.
Jul
6
comment How does the rule of non-contradiction differ between Greek logic and Biblical Hermeneutics?
There is a bad hermeneutic rule that says an author uses the same word in the same way... this is obviously not true, in the examples you give.
Jul
6
comment How does the rule of non-contradiction differ between Greek logic and Biblical Hermeneutics?
Great answer. I wanted to get it established as an answer so we can refer to it in answers to skeptics, who accept the contradiction at face value rather than look for the difference in time or way the language is used.
Jul
6
accepted How does the rule of non-contradiction differ between Greek logic and Biblical Hermeneutics?
Jul
6
revised Does the Gospel of Thomas help in reproducing the hermeneutical methods of the apostles?
Added note that Thomas should not be considered canon
Jul
6
revised Does the Gospel of Thomas help in reproducing the hermeneutical methods of the apostles?
added how we know honey
Jul
6
answered Does the Gospel of Thomas help in reproducing the hermeneutical methods of the apostles?
Jul
6
asked How does the rule of non-contradiction differ between Greek logic and Biblical Hermeneutics?
Jul
6
revised Why should an altar be made with uncut stone?
added Holiness as an aspect of law
Jul
6
comment Why should an altar be made with uncut stone?
The law is an aspect of Holiness. The Kingdom will be a Holy kingdom as will the church. "Be ye therefore Holy". There is one stone that was broken by the rod of God, from which came living water.
Jul
6
comment According to Scripture, how should we interpret Scripture?
@Jas hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/460/…
Jul
6
comment Why isn't there a taxonomic distinction between clean and unclean birds?
@Jon, your instincts fit SP. The picture is that those birds eat either carrion, dead things, or they catch fish, which, like the lobster catching fish is not kosher (snatching those living in the world and dragging them to the earth)( And birds that eat other birds). The birds that are clean are those that eat seed (Christ) as a picture of the Eucharist.
Jul
6
comment “Back in ships to Egypt” in Deut. 28
Drop the vowels, Ships also means sorrow, and they have the root 'I'. So he is saying, "Though at times you wished to return to Egypt, in this case I myself will take you back to Egypt in sorrow."
Jul
6
revised Why should an altar be made with uncut stone?
added reference to jot and tittle.
Jul
5
awarded  Talkative
Jul
5
comment According to Scripture, how should we interpret Scripture?
"recognizing the gradual unfolding of the redemption plan in it." this is an apriori assumption. I have shown that John Got John 1-1-4 from Gen 1.1 and that plausibly, by the meaning of the words themselves, Adam knew the skins were a symbol of the death of the creator Lamb of God.
Jul
5
comment According to Scripture, how should we interpret Scripture?
I would argue that Paul did not appeal to "bare nature" but in fact was making the point that "the natural man says long hair is a shame" and knowing that for the Nazarite it was his holiness (the spiritual interpretation) produced a riddle which must be answered. Christ bore our shame on the cross (symbolized by long hair), but it was not his shame, he was holy.
Jul
5
revised Apparent inconsistencies in the vision of the four chariots
Added first paragraph about going in all directions.
Jul
5
revised Apparent inconsistencies in the vision of the four chariots
removed elements with "less sure" meanings
Jul
5
answered Apparent inconsistencies in the vision of the four chariots