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Apr
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comment “A believers' virginity” or “a believer's daughter's virginity” in 1 Corinthians 7:36-38?
Hmm... It just struck me that Corinthians were not part of Hebrew society, but rather gentiles.
Apr
9
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Apr
6
comment 1st John 2:12-14: little children, young men and fathers
"By "same sex" I mean that both God and Jesus are males (as are all the heavenly host). By "intimacy" I mean, in this case "physical closeness"" - I understand that. However, it is merely your assertion that John 1:8 speaks about physical closeness. John 1:8 could well be talking about the eternal and mutual coexistence of the Father and the Son in their preexistence - that is, long before anything physical was created. John 1:8 asserts a kind of "closeness", but it does not assert that that was physical. Therefore, it is not John 1:8 that is the source of assertion here, but rather you.
Apr
5
comment 1st John 2:12-14: little children, young men and fathers
Then, for example, your assertion on the point of John 1:18 ("such same sex intimacy is also practiced between Jesus and his father") - scriptures do not assert the fact of same sex intimacy here, thus, the scriptures are not the source here, but merely a subject matter, while the source is the interpreter.
Apr
5
comment 1st John 2:12-14: little children, young men and fathers
(2) one of the disciples leaned back against Jesus - thus, in this case the scriptures are the real source here. However, they don't assert the fact of a same sex intimacy between the two. Thus, the source here is the interpreter that puts forth that idea, and the mentioned scriptures are merely the subject matter. I was asking for a source just to see if there are any proofs of validity for those assertions.
Apr
5
comment 1st John 2:12-14: little children, young men and fathers
(1) "For this discussion the writings of "John" are the primary text and thus the truest source" - since those assertions are merely interpretations of the said scriptures, the scriptures themselves are not the source of those assertions because scriptures do not assert the points put forth in those interpretations. For example, the scriptures DO assert that
Apr
5
comment 1st John 2:12-14: little children, young men and fathers
So...is it like you are the only source of all those assertions?
Apr
5
comment 1st John 2:12-14: little children, young men and fathers
Can you provide sources?
Mar
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Mar
15
comment 2 Corinthians 8:1-14: When is willingness to give counted?
I see. Thank you.
Mar
15
comment 2 Corinthians 8:1-14: When is willingness to give counted?
I see. Thank you. Does Harris himself provide any earliest possible date for Second Corinthians?
Mar
14
comment 2 Corinthians 8:1-14: When is willingness to give counted?
"...makes it very credible that the collection on which Paul expended so much effort and political capital in these epistles was actually the collection for the famine of 44-48" - I am a bit puzzled here. How ca it be famine of 44-48 when the earliest possible date for writing Second Corinthians is 53?! (I haven't found any earlier date).
Mar
7
comment Is “calling on the name of the Lord” in Acts 9 literal or figurative?
"Which Name? From Acts 10:43" - Which means they were calling exactly the name "Jesus", otherwise, had they been calling any of the names of God given in the OT, there would have been nothing illegal in what they were doing then - nothing for Saul to identify them and consequently persecute them (Acts 9:14, 21)
Mar
7
comment Is “calling on the name of the Lord” in Acts 9 literal or figurative?
"I suggest that Scripture consistently shows Calling Upon the Name as a VERY literal Legal Appeal, Invoking a Higher Authority - by Name - Which name in the book of Acts was it exactly?
Mar
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comment Is “calling on the name of the Lord” in Acts 9 literal or figurative?
Your answer states that calling on the name of the Lord in Acts has only the figurative sense and has nothing to do with literal calling on the name "Jesus". However, it doesn't disprove that it could also be the literal calling, which means that that possibility still remains. Do you have any proofs that that was definitely not the literal calling on the name "Jesus"? Another thing that you didn't address is how did then Paul fetch the first followers of Jesus if their practice of calling on the Lord was nothing else then just doing what the OT prophets were admonishing people to do?
Mar
4
accepted 2 Corinthians 8:1-14: When is willingness to give counted?
Mar
4
comment 2 Corinthians 8:1-14: When is willingness to give counted?
I see. Then, please, expand a bit on the ''Yet when do those in poverty count and deserve praise?'' section.
Mar
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