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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
8
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.
Mar
3
comment What is the significance of touching Moses' feet with his son's foreskin in Exodus 4:25?
@rhetorician-Excellent response, Don! Also, good to have you back ; )
Mar
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comment Why is the dividing of clothes considered the fulfillment of scripture?
@rhetorician-Thank you for your answer, Don! Welcome back.
Feb
28
comment How did Joanna “get away with” sponsoring Jesus' ministry?
@Susan-It seems if you follow the 'Junia' trail, you find more breadcrumbs, otherwise, "Joanna" seems to produce a dead-end, although she is canonized a saint in Eastern Orthodox & Catholic traditions. Perhaps the best story is what we read in the text-she was a direct witness at the tomb to Christ's Resurrection, and she contributed of her substance to His needs-need more be said? It seems the women of Jesus's ministry expressed more bravery than the men during significant times of Jesus's ministry.
Feb
28
comment What does “Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires.” mean?
@All-I would really like to see how the rest of the community responds to this question.
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answered When was Egypt uninhabited for 40 years? [migrated from Christianity SE]
Feb
28
comment “How did Jesus' ”teaching with authority“ differ from the Scribes?”
@Sarah-Thank you for your response! Question: Did Jesus's authority differ at all from theirs, based on Rom. 13:1? Or, as you somewhat suggested in your answer, did the manner in which He 'manifested' His authority differ greatly from theirs-so much so they remarked,"all men will believe on Him, and the Romans will come and take away our place and nation..."(John 11:48)?
Feb
28
comment Why do the Jews in John 8:33 say that they have never been enslaved?
@Susan-The verb "dedouleukamen" was parsed "indicative perfect active 1st person plural"-hence the understanding "we never were slaves". If the tense were "indefinate(Aorist?)" it could mean "sometimes in the past we were slaves, but we then weren't slaves, and aren't now". Again, I'm not a linguist, I'm sure somebody with a sharp pencil would chop me down. But the statement wouldn't be construed as blatantly untrue, and be 'incongruous' to what Jesus stated. I do believe the best answer is what I gave.
Feb
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answered Why do the Jews in John 8:33 say that they have never been enslaved?
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comment “How did Jesus' ”teaching with authority“ differ from the Scribes?”
@DrFry-Thank you for your response!
Feb
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answered What does “Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires.” mean?
Feb
23
comment What does “Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires.” mean?
This is a Very Good Question!
Feb
23
comment Why would Darius be called king of Assyria?
@Amaterasu-I have to agree w/your conclusio-+1