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comment 1st John 2:12-14: little children, young men and fathers
(1) "These verses in 1 Jn. 2:12-14 allow us to understand that there is a correlation between how in the natural there is a growth process of children to young men to fathers" - Throughout your whole answer you are stressing this spiritual-growth progression: little children -> young men -> fathers, and you are completely ignoring the fact that John is, in fact, follows quite another sequence: little children -> fathers -> young men; and he does so twice! Do you have any explanation as to why John chose that sequence?
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comment 1st John 2:12-14: little children, young men and fathers
Honestly, quite confusing.
Apr
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accepted Who is John actually writing his seven epistles in Revelation?
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revised Who is John actually writing his seven epistles in Revelation?
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accepted Rev 9:4: Do not hurt the non-existing grass?
Apr
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comment Rev 9:4: Do not hurt the non-existing grass?
So, what you are saying is that this verse should be rendered as something like "and they were told to hurt – not any grass of the earth, not any green thing, not any tree – but the people who have no seal...". I mean it is a kind of poetical way, so to say, to emphasize the locusts' main object of their pain-inflicting, right? Well, that makes perfect sense to me.
Apr
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comment Rev 9:4: Do not hurt the non-existing grass?
However, even if we take the figurative approach, it still doesn't answer my question. My question was how come the locusts are told not to hurt the grass when the grass is already gone, be it literal grass or figurative.
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comment 1st John 2:12-14: little children, young men and fathers
@Susan - Thanks. Just made it more focused.
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revised Does 2 Tim.1:16-18 imply that Onesiphorus is already dead?
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comment Does 2 Tim.1:16-18 imply that Onesiphorus is already dead?
Thanks for your answer. "By that I mean that we should build a doctrine upon this as a key text" - Did you mean to say "we should NOT" instead?
Feb
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comment Does 2 Tim.1:16-18 imply that Onesiphorus is already dead?
2) the person Onesiphorus did really exist, except he might've gone by some other name, that is, not by name "Onesiphorus" that the author chose; but, on the other hand, in your answer you said "Onesiphorus in this case is further evidence that he was a literary construct and existed only within Second Timothy. Onesiphorus was not dead if he never lived." So, what's your point here about that person's existence? If this is the case of "a literary construct", did the person still exist regardless of what name he really had?
Feb
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comment Does 2 Tim.1:16-18 imply that Onesiphorus is already dead?
1) "I am saying that when the anonymous author of 2 Tim was looking around for a name, he chose a name appropriate for the situation and was perhaps inspired by Onesimus, who also helped Paul in prison." - I am sorry for being such a dummy, but I still don't get it. I know that some names have meaning, for example, the name "Carpus" in 2 Tim. 4:13 means "fruit", but I am a bit puzzled by the apparent contradiction in your words. On one hand, you say "the anonymous author of 2 Tim was looking around for a name, he chose a name appropriate for the situation", which I take as your agreeing that ↙