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Apr
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answered The two “two camps” in Genesis 32
Apr
2
revised Who is the little horn that 'has eyes' and is 'speaking' blasphemous things in Daniel 7?
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Mar
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comment Did Satan father Cain?
@ScottS-Agreed, yet how do you explain the 'woman's seed'(Christ, born of a woman) as opposed to Satan's seed(which woman?)? Perhaps if one stayed within the boundaries of 'seed', it could be posed as a hermeneutics question...
Mar
30
comment Did Satan father Cain?
@Bagpipes-I have to agree w/ScottS here-it is clear that Cain was a "physical son" of Adam, but a "child of the devil" when he murdered his brother. As in Gen.3:15, the woman's seed (Christ), would crush Satan's head(the world system-under Satan's domain) while his 'seed'(Judas), would bruise His heel.
Mar
29
comment How should 2 Cor 5:10 be interpreted, in light of Isa 43:25?
@kmote-You could try stating it as I suggested; at least it would give your detractors an opportunity to satisfy their objections and address it as a hermeneutics question-which I believe it rightfully is...
Mar
28
comment How should 2 Cor 5:10 be interpreted, in light of Isa 43:25?
@All-I have to disagree-I believe the question stems from the text, which was pointed out; if an answer resolves the textual understanding, then the OP is satisfied. If the question was worded,"How is Isa. 43:25 reconciled with Rom. 14:10,12; it would have flown under the radar and not drawn the scrutiny it has.
Mar
28
comment Reconciling the Differences in Jesus' Citation of Deu. 6:5 according to the Synoptics
@H3br3wHamm3r81-It is a language question-putting it out of my league. My guess is it is a transcriber's choice: the meaning doesn't change(unless one wants to read into it something that's not there). In a simular vein, I had a longstanding disagreement with a gentleman who insisted that there was a hidden meaning in Dan. 2:45, as compared to 2:35, since the order of the Statue of Nebuchadnezzar's disintegration is different(one lists iron, clay, brass, silver, gold; the other lists iron, brass, clay, silver, gold). There is no change in the meaning, only in the transcriber's recording.
Mar
28
comment How can Jesus say “My Father is working until now” in John 5:16,17 if God rested on the 7th day?
@rhetorician-Thank you, Don! A bit lengthy, but carries the essense of what biblical "rest" vs "work" is.
Mar
23
revised What does Paul mean when he says “the time is short” in 1 Corinthians 7:29?
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Mar
23
comment How do you reconcile I Tim 2 saying that a woman is not to teach a man and the account of Priscilla and Aquila teaching Apollos who was a man?
@Joseph-Basically, I agree-but the OP's question is out of the NT-could you address that?
Mar
23
answered What does Paul mean when he says “the time is short” in 1 Corinthians 7:29?
Mar
23
revised Abraham as heir of the world?
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Mar
22
answered Abraham as heir of the world?
Mar
20
comment Why doesn't Hebrews mention the temple (naos) anywhere?
There are numerous threads to chase in the Temple vs Tabernacle discussion-I chose the one that made the most sense to me(IMHO).
Mar
20
answered Why doesn't Hebrews mention the temple (naos) anywhere?
Mar
16
comment What did Paul mean by “Arsenokoitēs”? Was he condemning homosexual activity as we know it today?
Any "re-definition" of "arsenokoites" must be judged as an anachronism, since they have attributed a new meaning to a word which was well understood before the current cultural climate has 'changed' it's meaning(and it's prohibitions) in scripture.
Mar
11
comment “How did Jesus' ”teaching with authority“ differ from the Scribes?”
@Sarah(and All)-Something to consider....Authority consists of 2 elements: 1) The Right(or position) to act, and 2) The Power to act(this is from Watchman Nee's Spiritual Authority). The Scribes certainly had the RIGHT-Jesus said so. But without revelation, and the "unction" that also comes with giving it-they lacked the POWER(dunamis), which was evident by how the people were amazed. Instead(I believe) they substituted a "consensus of opinion" for that "dunamis"-it made sense to them, but the people recognized it right away...
Mar
10
comment “How did Jesus' ”teaching with authority“ differ from the Scribes?”
@curiousdannil-I agree with you and I hoped you could expand on that....I believe the clue is "but I say this..", in other words not looking for a consensus of opinion but having a revelation of the truth. The fact that the scribes had authority isn't the question, but how they used it is...+1
Mar
10
comment Are there two different types of “tongues” spoken about in the NT?
@PatFerguson-Paul spoke of speaking in tongues of angels and men(1 Cor. 13:1); therefore eCstatic expression must be the application(unless you have a dictionary/lexicon of angelic tongues). They heard them singing the 'wonderful praises of God' and not clarifying doctrinal subtleties; therefore present active tense is almost always used. Common misconception amonst 'sessationists' is it has to be 'word perfect' in order to qualify as tongues. The 'edification' is what qualifies-as it is a "sign to those who believe"(Mark 16:17).
Mar
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comment Are there two different types of “tongues” spoken about in the NT?
@PatFerguson-Since those who witnessing 'unlearned men' speaking the "wonderful works of God", it is conclusive that they weren't parsing unknown Greek tenses in communicating a message, they were indeed under the 'dunamis' of the Holy Spirit-'or estatic expression'. Of course, the sessationist argument runs deeper than that, but one cannot imply from the language that the same 'unction' today was 'different' from Acts 2:4-11.