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revised Rev 9:4: Do not hurt the non-existing grass?
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comment Rev 9:4: Do not hurt the non-existing grass?
@brilliant The question is answered by, "...only those who have not the seal of God on their forehead." The 'locust' being figurative, are not 'insects' which chew on grass, but demons from Hell sent to torment men. Their assignment is not to destroy physical earth, therefore 'grass' is not part of the picture. The "Real" question I believe you're asking is, 'Why did John make a point of telling us their assignment is not to harm physical earth?' My answer is so that we would understand their true assignment, which is described figuratively.
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answered Rev 9:4: Do not hurt the non-existing grass?
Apr
23
comment What are “unnatural” relations or relations “use beyond nature”?
@ScottS My concern was that the answer, which was clearly based on the interpreting of the text, would be misconstrued by a discussion of homosexuality at large, which was not indicated in the OP's question and could be considered 'off-topic' by someone who may have an issue with the conclusion(I don't). One can certainly 'editorialize' with latitude in the "Comment" section; albeit Mods have the ability to delete said comments. An answer takes the risk of being closed if it goes beyond the OP's question with unsupported statements; that's what I'm trying to avoid.
Apr
23
comment What are “unnatural” relations or relations “use beyond nature”?
I totally agree with your conclusions; however, I recommend deleting your "Comments" section, as it will be considered 'prescriptive' and therefore outside of Site Directives. Just add it as a "comment", if a Mod wants to delete it, so be it, but you can make 'prescriptive' statements in comments without risking your answer being "closed". Thank you!
Apr
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revised What are “unnatural” relations or relations “use beyond nature”?
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Apr
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comment Who are the “kings of the earth”?
Your answer pretty much sums it up; "Kings of the earth" in each of those contexts means temporal authority over nations. "King" can have a different meaning, however. The "King of Tyre" in Ezekiel 28 represents Satan-no one else can lay claim to be "the anointed cherub that covereth".
Apr
16
comment What about the eggs? (Deuteronomy 22:6-7)
@PaulVargas An interesting question....somewhat similar to 'boiling a kid in it's mother's milk'. They were certainly allowed to eat the mother, when there was no young, yet not when she was with young, assisting them. The admonition against cruelty was reflected in the Law, separating them from the cruelty exercised by the nations around them.
Apr
13
answered “Voice” or “string” in Psalm 19:4?
Apr
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comment Does the Hebrew word “olam“ mean “forever”?
Another answer may also be found here. It is significant when God uses "olam" to compare it to the rainbow(which when I last checked, still exist), yet His Promises to Israel are 'merely over the horizon'. This is an example of theology getting in the way of truth.
Apr
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comment How could the person in Luke 9:49 cast out demons without Jesus' mandate?
@Schuh The suggestion that "occult" purveyors can 'exorcise' demons directly defies the words of Chirst, "If Satan casts out Satan; he is divided against himself". That they manifested "power" is certain; but it is not the power associated with healings, exorcisms, miracles, etc. Even the Scribes and Pharisees admitted this when Nicodemus said, "We know you are a teacher from God, for no man can do these miracles, except God be with him.".(John 3:2) That 'occult' power was manifested during Biblical times is recorded, but they understood the difference between the devil and God.
Apr
10
comment What is the significance of the honey inside the lion's carcass?
@JonathanChell While Samson is certainly a 'type', the fact that God used His 'supernatural strength' and the 'honeybee nest' along with the riddle to confound the Philistines is allegorical to God's relationship w/Israel. There are no 'accidents' here-it is God's determined will to set up a controversy and provide an alternative to their captivity. Another question: was it an 'accident' that the Philistines got hemorrhoids carrying the Ark of the Covenant?
Apr
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comment What is the significance of the honey inside the lion's carcass?
@JonathanChell Samson is a picture of the Lord Himself, who destroys His enemies, yet brings the 'sweet' to those who abide in Him. One cannot ignore the allegorical reference, especially when it is hinted at by Samson himself.
Apr
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comment How are we to understand “נִפְלְגָ֣ה הָאָ֔רֶץ” as it relates to Genesis 10:25?
@JonathanChell The "division" implied grammatically(unless someone proves otherwise) refers to land, but contextually it appears highly improbable that "land"(motion of continents) was divided during Peleg's time. Some have suggested the land bridge opened from Asia-Americas during this time, but even their arguments lack specificity. Most commentators have opted for "division of lands"(ie:people groups) but that happened before Peleg, during the time of Noah. Therefore, how can the "division of lands" be reconciled with the language, and yet be reconciled with physical evidence?
Apr
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reviewed Reviewed The meaning of “stranger and sojourner” in Genesis 23:4 and Leviticus 25:23
Apr
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revised How are we to understand “נִפְלְגָ֣ה הָאָ֔רֶץ” as it relates to Genesis 10:25?
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Apr
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asked How are we to understand “נִפְלְגָ֣ה הָאָ֔רֶץ” as it relates to Genesis 10:25?
Apr
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asked Why does Genesis 10:5 say their tongues were divided, when Genesis11:1 says “And the whole earth was of one language, and one speech”?
Apr
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comment What does Paul mean by “Not under bondage in such cases” in 1 Corinthians 7:15?
Since you made a case for "under bondage" as reference to the Law, I can't disagree with the hermeneutic; however, "Pauline Privilege" doesn't refer to the Law, but to Christ's specific commandment(1 Cor. 7:10, as referenced to Matt. 5:22). Therefore I would have to disagree with your answer contextually, because Paul is not referencing the Law, but Christ's commandment.
Apr
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reviewed Excellent What is “that day” in John 14:20?