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comment What, exactly, counts as a “vain repetition” (Matthew 6:7)?
@MattGutting I appologize-I don't know how to get the 'Greek' text to appear in my answer. I'm not a Greek scholar, hence I'm not certain of the etymology of the word. It's almost certain the Lord didn't speak it in classic Koine Greek, therefore, whatever word was translated represented the word best describing the original intent of the Lord. It appears that all of your sources use the same definition; the discussion appears to be about modern translators finding 'relevancy' with their audience vs it's most accurate rendition.
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answered What, exactly, counts as a “vain repetition” (Matthew 6:7)?
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answered Moses and the Rock
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comment Is Jesus Christ the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit?
@Vince I sense there's more to this question than meets the eye-are you arguing for "Jesus Only"(Apostolic Holiness)? A single passage will not resolve the controversy, yet if you look at Jesus's baptism, the evidence for the Trinity is irrefutable. There is also the matter of Christian tradition, from the Didache onward which confirmed the Trinity.
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comment What is the Godhead?
@rhetorician Thank you, Don, for taking a definitive position on an otherwise loaded question. I'm not sure if the OP is "Jesus Only"(Apostolic Holiness); at any rate, the Nicene Creed clearly defined the Trinity as being Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, ending the Arian debates. BTW, Dan's church accepts the Council at Constantinople(AD 381) as Sacred Revelation, so your last comment was unfounded.
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comment What is the traditional understanding of God's Marriage Contract(Ketubah) with Israel?
@caseyr547 Thank you for your response! I vigorously disagree with Replacement Theology; one reason is "When was the wedding ceremony for the church?" None, that I know of. Also, Dual Covenant Theology rests on 2 different sacrifices-where was the other sacrifice? I like Irenaeus's answer in this regard(home.newadvent.org/fathers/0103409.htm). I am more concerned about how this marriage covenant was made, and what was the traditional(read OT) understanding is in regards to it.
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asked What is the traditional understanding of God's Marriage Contract(Ketubah) with Israel?
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comment Did Elijah break the Torah by encountering ravens and/or failing to appear at Jerusalem?
Thank you for this thorough explanation!
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comment Explain 1 Cor 5:5
@rhetorician Thanks Don, for another fine answer!
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comment Was Paul being facetious when he referred to a man going to Paradise in 2nd Corinthians chapter 12?
@Bye Mark is correct, Paul is speaking in 3rd person singular when refering to the revelations, yet 1st peerson singular when speaking of his infirmities. He betrays himself in vs 7,"...lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of revelations.." His method of speaking can be described as "Illeism", where the narrator seeks to convey impartiality, although he is also the protagonist. A young Marine in bootcamp is taught this to convey his thoughts in this method, as his DI doesn't regard his opinion, only what his sensory organs tell him.
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answered Is the “7th seal” opened before the “6th seal” book of Revelation
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comment Is the “7th seal” opened before the “6th seal” book of Revelation
@Bagpipes 1)So do I(Rapture) 2)How long is a biblical 'day'? In Rev. 17:12, the 10 Horns only reign 1 hour...really, only 60 minutes? What we are seeing is a shift, which is correlated to the Beast rising out of the sea. The "Lamb" opens the seals, which starts with the 'rider on the white horse' see answer hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/q/11588/2479. If you take a Dispensational view, then a lot of things happen in a very short time, including kings 'ruling for 1 hour'. A Historicist View takes in the whole measure of time, a more honest answer (IMHO).
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comment Is the “7th seal” opened before the “6th seal” book of Revelation
@Bagpipes I have been giving your question a lot of consideration: 1) the seals are opened by the Lamb, the trumpet and bowl angels are sent from the Throne of God. 2) The scroll is progressively unrolled, and the seals are broken off progressively. Once the seal is opened, or trumpet sounded, or bowl poured, then it is out there. In the 5th seal, the martyrs didn't stop being martyred after the seal was opened. 3) The 6th seal uses both literal and figurative imagery. We can see "eclipses" and "blood moons"; sky "rolling up like a scroll" is figurative, as well as stars cast on the earth.
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comment Is the “7th seal” opened before the “6th seal” book of Revelation
@Bagpipes When you say "I don't believe in the Rapture", are you saying, 'I don't believe in the Rapture at all', or are you saying 'I don't believe in 'pre-trib' or 'post-trib' Rapture?
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comment What is the original Number of the Beast?
@lasersauce In 1 sense, yes. Scripture does say,"...But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned."(1 Cor. 2:14) Yet, the passage Rev. 13:18) calls for wisdom which 1 Cor. 2:6-7 say is not of this world. The answer is contained in the proper understanding of the number-just not in the classic "Greek" understanding. I have written a great deal about this, the 'number' is just one aspect that points to the same thing.
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comment What is the original Number of the Beast?
@Jas3.1 I am saying that you can "count" to 6 three times and arrive at 18. The issue of "six hundred and sixty-six", whether it is in Greek, Aramaic, Hebrew, or any other language makes no sense as a number, unless you "apply wisdom", which is not the same as the many number of gemmetrial systems out there, which started from "Nero Caesar" to "Barak Obama" and everyone in between. Who knows, maybe there is a kid with a sharp pencil who can make the numbers mean you(or me). But they are wrong, for a variety of reasons, one of which it is the number of 'man', not "a man".