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comment What does Jesus mean by “vain repetition” or “babbling” in Matthew 6:7?
@user3731 A True answer-albeit, not a "BH-SE" one. References, quotes from sources, and further research would.
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comment Does the woman in Revelation 12 go down to the earth from the heaven?
@All That is the "WESTERN PARADIGM" and it's NOT the model of which Scripture was written. It is our 'blind spot', because we are so successful in the empirical world-we believe that 'success' qualifies us in examining the spiritual one. The other 'model' is the Jewish model; to understand 'Truth', you sat under the ministry of one who was known to understand Truth, and were their disciple(literally: to pour water on the hands of the one who taught you). Paul sat under Gamaliel, the disciples asked Jesus, "Where do you live?" There was no "University of Jerusalem", that's the Greek Paradigm.
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comment Does the woman in Revelation 12 go down to the earth from the heaven?
@All I'm going to share something; I know it sounds harsh, but when you look at these passages, keep this in mind and you will begin to see the truth. As Westerners we have all been influenced by the "Greek" model of the universe; we look at things "empirically" rather than "What Truth is God trying to convey to me?" We want to 'examine' everything under a microscope, use gas spectometry, run a waveform analysis, and ultimately "test" Truth by running it through our hypotheses and graph the results to determine the margin of error whether or not something is Truth. Not!
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comment Did Jesus help drunk people to get even more drunk?
I am not going to honor those statements by addressing them. Good day to you, sir.
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comment Did Jesus help drunk people to get even more drunk?
Why is there an implication of drunkeness? If your point is to prove Jesus 'contributed' to the delinquency of others by performing a miracle, that borders on blasphemy.
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comment Did Jesus help drunk people to get even more drunk?
I don't know what the purpose is of asking this question-you asked a simular one which was answered. Is there a stated purpose, or are you being contentious?
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answered How would Jacob have offered a tithe?
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comment Is the “White Stone” of Revelation the “Urantia Book”?
Awesome-I would have deleted my comment myself if I knew you were going to examine it this carefully-Thank you!
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comment Is the “White Stone” of Revelation the “Urantia Book”?
@Daи Gomen nasai, I stand corrected. I originally saw it as the OP's attempt to introduce something which was not Scripture into making it such. As to the "cult" comment; I had to look Urantia up(if it quacks like a duck, etc....). By no means do I want to undermine someone's legitimate belief system; however, at what point do we draw the line and say,"...that's just superstitious nonsense"? Do we want "The Game of Thrones" to be examined as legitimate commentary? But I am thankful for ScottS's forensics into this aberration; and for that I appologize.
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comment In Romans 3:26, why not translate dikaiosunēs as “justice” rather than “righteousness?”
Good answer-and it dealt w/the Protestant preference.
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comment Theophilus to Autolycus
@user3910 I would like to take on the question, but you will have to reference it to a text to remain valid, Be careful it is not a 'duplicate' of [this] previous question (hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/8493/…).
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comment Theophilus to Autolycus
@fdb I didn't get your 'here'-was it a link?
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comment In Romans 3:26, why not translate dikaiosunēs as “justice” rather than “righteousness?”
Great question-the Catholic sources(Douay-Rheims/Confraternity) translates it "Justice". I suspect you will find the answer more in line w/Reformation theology, as they attached a particular emphasis on "Justice" vs "Righteousness", which we equate to 'right-standing'.
Apr
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comment What is the correct interpretation of Matthew 7:6?
@JamesKrieg I agree w/Dan, are you asking a question or airing your opinion: if it is the 1st, then delete the last paragraph, and modify the 2nd one to clarify your question: otherwise it may get closed.
Apr
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comment What does Jesus mean by “father” In Matthew 23:9?
Much better-thank you.
Apr
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comment Why do the Jews in John 8:33 say that they have never been enslaved?
@ScottS Thank you for your clarification!
Apr
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comment Understanding Jesus' apparent lie in John 7:8
Jesus was fully God and fully man. Living as a man, he lived within the constraints of space and time. As God in heaven, He is not bound by those constraints.
Apr
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comment Understanding Jesus' apparent lie in John 7:8
@Wikis That's presumptive of "He knew He was going...". My comparison is to the miracle at Cana-at first He says,"My time is not yet come", and yet his time apparently had come when He performed the miracle.If He is not duplicitous(and there's nothing in the text that says He is), then the answer is simply 'He didn't know He was going at that time'.
Apr
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comment Jewish Captivity
You may have a better command of ancient languages than I do-if so, consider my link in my comment to The Freemason. Otherwise I essentially said the same thing as you.
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comment Jewish Captivity
I answered this question here so I won't repeat it. It follows in line w/ScottS's answer.