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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
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
Jul
5
comment What is the significance of the names of the pillars in Solomon's temple?
(Revelation 3:12) The two pillars have become one pillar. This demonstartes the interpretive principle that when there are two things, they are two aspects of a single thing. The two trees of the Garden, in Rev. have become one tree with a double root.
Jul
5
comment What is the significance of the names of the pillars in Solomon's temple?
This is the same interpretive principle of double letters. THe double letters in a root do not make an new root, but an extension of the two-letter root.
Jul
5
comment What is the significance of the names of the pillars in Solomon's temple?
If the word truly means strength, then the pillars are interpreted as "heavenly or divine strength and earthly strength". Strength in heaven and on earth.
Jul
5
comment What is the significance of the names of the pillars in Solomon's temple?
When there are two things, one is earthly and the other heavenly. Quickness is related to his coming quickly to his house. He came quickly in strength and cleansed the temple as a symbol of him coming quickly to the world to redeem it.
Jul
5
comment What is the significance of the names of the pillars in Solomon's temple?
If you post a "style guide" I will try to learn it so you don't have so much grunt work to do.
Jul
5
comment What is the significance of the names of the pillars in Solomon's temple?
@Kazark Thanks for the reminder. I forget to vote on questions too. You do so much to edit answers just in formatting, there should be a way to vote on those too
Jul
5
answered Why is the man going to measure Jerusalem in Zechariah 2:2?
Jul
5
revised Is Jesus giving the Spirit in John 20:22?
Add support for the two-stage spirit; added 23 characters in body
Jul
5
comment According to Scripture, how should we interpret Scripture?
@Jack No, but that's why I included the quote from an Eastern Orthodox site. The church has always believed that he primary purpose of the scriptures is to reveal Christ. And in practice, since I am finding that they all do, as it gets documented, it will become more difficult for skeptics to deny.
Jul
5
revised What is the connection between manna and living on the Word of God?
added side note
Jul
5
answered What is the connection between manna and living on the Word of God?
Jul
5
comment Where did Abel get the idea to sacrifice sheep?
@swashek "Which animal was sacrificed is left to speculation and is largely irrelevant," I added scriptural support for the animal being a lamb.
Jul
5
revised Where did Abel get the idea to sacrifice sheep?
addressed the identity of the sacrifice as that of a lamb.; added 19 characters in body
Jul
5
answered According to Scripture, how should we interpret Scripture?
Jul
4
revised How did Jesus say “Unless the marriage is unlawful”?
typo
Jul
3
answered How did Jesus say “Unless the marriage is unlawful”?