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Former ordained and licensed mainstream Protestant pastor-evangelist become retired armchair theologist.


Jan
9
comment Was the ending of Matthew 28 added later?
> Q1 & Q3: "no surviving copy of Matthew 28"? I found none. > > Q2: "ending added later"? Not according to available patristic > evidences, ca. II-III CE.
Dec
18
answered What is “the stump of Jesse”?
Dec
17
comment Does Nazarene Sect mean Nazarene Cult?
Generally, a "cult" lives apart from the mainstream of society and obeys a charismatic leader, while a "sect" is a dissenting faction within a larger religious group. Also generally, "cult" = unorthodox or (sometimes) fanatical, but "sect" is a type of "clique".
Oct
1
comment When Jesus bowed his head, was he committing suicide?
Perhaps, for "absolute clarity," you'll need to personally ask the One who performed the act? But, since crucifixion was a somewhat lengthy experience for some victims, the Gospel accounts seem clear: Jesus surrendered his life before he died from the effects of being cruelly executed in that manner.
Sep
27
answered Is there an issue with translating the word “worshiped” in Matthew 14:33?
Sep
27
answered When Jesus bowed his head, was he committing suicide?
Sep
27
comment When Jesus bowed his head, was he committing suicide?
@rhetorician-- you wrote: "he bowed His sacred head". In what Bible version did you find that?
Sep
16
comment What does it mean in Matthew 24:15 and Mark 13:14 when the text says, “Whoso readeth, let him understand”?
@H3br3wHamm3r81-- I began to ask if there's any verifiable extra-biblical evidence that the Romans desecrated the Temple as did the Syrians under Antiochus Epiphanes (ca. 175-164 B.C.), but I'll research that possibility before asking.
Sep
16
comment What does it mean in Matthew 24:15 and Mark 13:14 when the text says, “Whoso readeth, let him understand”?
@H3br3wHamm3r81-- That's one theory, but
Sep
16
revised Did the Holy Spirit leave Jesus when temptation was present in Luke 4?
rewrite by deleting questionable first sentence and specifying specific passage.
Sep
15
answered Did the Holy Spirit leave Jesus when temptation was present in Luke 4?
Sep
15
answered Let The Dead Bury The Dead
Sep
15
comment What does it mean in Matthew 24:15 and Mark 13:14 when the text says, “Whoso readeth, let him understand”?
I see no need to "sit and wait" since the desecration of the Temple prophesied here (most likely that committed by Antiochus Epiphanes) has already occurred. But there are other interpretations. You can read them in a variety of biblical commentaries (available both commercially and for free online), then draw your own conclusion.
Sep
12
answered What is the “profound mystery” Paul was speaking of regarding Jesus in Ephesians 5:31-32?
Sep
6
answered As in Heaven so in Earth Luke 11:2
Sep
4
answered Who is being slandered in 2 Peter 10b-11?
Sep
4
revised How should the ending of 2 Peter 2:11 read?
Edited (clarified) translation possibilities in ¶3,
Sep
4
answered How should the ending of 2 Peter 2:11 read?
Sep
4
comment What is the original Greek translation of John 1:1?
@Kazark-- yes, "God" is the one and only orthodox (commonly accepted) Greek-English translation of θεος used by Orthodox Judaism-influenced Christians. But, it's not the only possibility.
Sep
2
answered What is the original Greek translation of John 1:1?