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Former licensed mainline Protestant pulpiteer and revivalist now retired armchair NT Gospels textual critic.


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?
Aug
30
revised What does John 4:24 mean
expand explanation of appearance of indefinite rticle in John 4:24a KJV.
Aug
30
answered Who are the little ones in Matt 18:5, 6, and 10?
Aug
30
comment Who are the little ones in Matt 18:5, 6, and 10?
In the passage you quoted, the words "child," "children," "these little ones," and the like are translated from παιδιον and can refer to a small or young child, or (non-literally) to an immature and childlike believer (cp. Strong's #G3813).
Aug
30
answered What does John 4:24 mean
Aug
27
answered Which beast does the number 666 represent
Aug
26
answered What is Yahweh's gender?
Aug
23
comment What did Jesus mean in John 20:23 when he talked about his followers forgiving sins?
@Jeff: see if, perhaps, Matt. 16:19; 18:18 might answer your question.
Aug
15
comment Why Moses ordered to keep virgins alive but kill all non-virgins and males in Numbers 31:17-18?
Does not the Hebrew of v. 18 refer to all female children and women, regardless of age, who hadn't yet laid with a man? As to sexual slavery, would that not depend on the intent or marital status, or both, of the slave owner? (What would a Jewish wife had said about her husband using captured virgins as sex slaves?) IMO, Moses was ordered to keep alive--perhaps for future use as house servants (cooks, handmaidens, laundrywomen, and the like)--all females who had not yet indulged in sexual activities.
Aug
7
answered What is a “quickening spirit” (1 Cor 15:45) and how is it different from a “living soul”?
Aug
7
answered Does John 1:12 identify believers of the past only, or past and present tense believers?
Jul
19
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Jul
19
comment In John 3:16, is the word believe a continous action for everlasting life?
Good question. Looking at a variety of English Bible versions, I see, among others: "everyone trusting in him"; "whoever has faith in him"; "whoever believes in him"; "everyone believing into him," and "who is believing in him". Each of the alternate English renderings of the Greek phrase ἵνα πᾶς ὁ πιστεύων εἰς αὐτὸν (which I translate as "that all the believers in and with him") read to me as though they're conditional upon both present and continuing belief in the teachings and abilities of "Jesus, who is called Christ" (Matt. 1:16). Otherwise, what's the point?