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Jun
19
revised The manchild in Revelation 12 has a clear endtime setting, who is the manchild?
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revised The manchild in Revelation 12 has a clear endtime setting, who is the manchild?
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Jun
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comment What is the original Number of the Beast?
Islam has seen itself as the offspring of Ishmael-who they interpret the promises of God(Allah) were given to. They see Abraham as their father; who worshipped the One True God, as opposed to a pantheon of idols, which typified the Greeks. Western Civilization is a continuation of the Classical Greek Civilization; Islam is offended and deeply opposed to Western/Greek Civilization-they are "at war" with it. Any comparison with "Antichrist" is contrived. I will set up a chat room for us if you are willing to continue the discussion.
Jun
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revised The manchild in Revelation 12 has a clear endtime setting, who is the manchild?
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Jun
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comment At what point in his narrative does the prophet Yona appear to die?
I agree with your conclusion, but your answer needs support. How do you equate "crying from the depths of Sheol" as being figurative and not literal?
Jun
18
answered The manchild in Revelation 12 has a clear endtime setting, who is the manchild?
Jun
18
comment What is the original Number of the Beast?
@MicahGatford While all in fairness, there is no one recognized definitive view, there is nothing to even remotely suggest Islam is the Antichrist. The simple rebuttal to this argument is found in Rev. 13:2, "And the beast that I saw was like unto a leopard... ". The "leopard" figuratively is represented by Greece, this is confirmed by Dan. 7:6 , and by the Prince of Grecia being mentioned by Gabriel(8:21) Alexander being the "great horn". In no way can Islam be inferred from Greece- they are diametrically opposed to each other. This is "fear of the week" interpretation.
Jun
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revised What is the correct translation and meaning of Matt. 11:19?
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asked What is the correct translation and meaning of Matt. 11:19?
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revised What is the original Number of the Beast?
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Jun
11
comment Jesus said Resist Not Evil, what is the context?
@curiousdannii BYP-poor choice of words(unless you count the Peshitta) At any rate, the TR 1550 matches, so there must be another 'source document' the NIV committee was following.
Jun
11
comment Jesus said Resist Not Evil, what is the context?
@curiousdannii Interesting: I'm not a linguist, but I noticed τέκνων in both passages in the TR (Stephanus-1550). I also noticed the "Greek" rendering was different. Is this the attempt by the NIV to reconcile a different('more authentic') Greek translation with the TR?
Jun
10
comment Jesus said Resist Not Evil, what is the context?
@curiousdannii One can point to numerous 'anomalies' in any translation: There are several specific texts that I look for in a translation, 1 of them is Matt. 11:19. Both Matt. 11:19 and Like 7:35 are identical in the KJV. However, in the NIV, the same passage is given 2 different translations, with 2 different meanings: are we voting by committee?
Jun
10
comment Jesus said Resist Not Evil, what is the context?
@curiousdannii How about, when using the KJV, understand the context it is used in. I prefer the KJV for 1 basic reason, it is a translation, not a paraphrase. It leaves the text translated(yes, it prefers the MS and the Textus Receptus) and doesn't attempt to 'understand' the text. That is the job of the reader.
Jun
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accepted Jesus said Resist Not Evil, what is the context?
Jun
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comment Jesus said Resist Not Evil, what is the context?
"* Because of the text's context, the commandment certainly cannot be interpreted as, "Do not Oppose Evil", but rather it should be interpreted as How NOT to Oppose Evil*." Yes! "The issue of "Justice and Mercy" is why Jesus' command to "not retaliate" is contextually found, juxtaposed with his commandment to show mercy, and pray for them."
Jun
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comment Jesus said Resist Not Evil, what is the context?
Thank you for your response! This is perhaps the most thorough response, yet several issues remain: 1) What is meant by 'righteousness' or 'righteousness sake'? Are we referring to 'right standing' or 'right position'? I believe clarity on this issue would vastly improve it-and perhaps a "checkmark". :>)
Jun
6
comment In 1 Cor 13:10, What does “The Perfect” Refer to?
@e.s.kohen This is a Very Good Question! Eisegesis(IMO) has been used to justify Cessationism, based on this particular passage. Ryrie and Scofield have both used it, to add credence to their belief, and then created a 'dispensation' of the Church Age.
Jun
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comment Rev 20:7-8 Syntax: Gog and Magog in apposition to what?
Hi(again). Seeing as how your answer requires a syntactical exegesis, which in Greek is beyond my ability, I will forego answering your question. The answer(IMO) does not lie with syntax, but with figurative interpretation. "Gog and Magog" are figuratively refered to as the "Nations of the North", from where Israel's enemies come from. 'They' are representitive of Satan's being 'loosed' to deceive the nations, and it's them, who Satan is empowering, If you know who "Gog and Magog" is, then you will know what they represent in their conflict with the saints of God.
Jun
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comment Matt. 27:52 “tombs also were opened” apocalyptic symbolism?
(cont.) The understanding that these 'souls' were resurrected wasn't the "Authorial Intent", as further indicated in the Creed "....resurrection of the body"(although it certainly portents this event). Rather, it acknowledges Jesus's release of those who, like David(Ps.16:10) were bound under the Law, waiting for the Blood Covenant to be fulfilled. Evidence of their release was recorded in Matt. 27. The doctrine of grace has a difficult time reconciling this, hence a 'new' "apocalyptic" position has been staked out, of which Mike Licona is attempting to assess.