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Nov
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comment What does it actually mean “Judge not, that ye be not judged”?
"It was a call for hypocrites to examine themselves, and thus be qualified to judge others" - I am a bit puzzled by this. I guess by examining oneself everyone will see that he is not an will never be qualified to judge others, isn't? If so, then does it mean that humans are forbidden to judge others at all in this verse?
Nov
7
asked What does it actually mean “Judge not, that ye be not judged”?
Nov
7
comment Is Paul the last apostle?
Revelation 2:2: "I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars" - If Paul and the twelve were the only apostles, then there wouldn't have been a need to try those claiming that they were apostles and later find that they were liars. The only thing, which would've been needed is to check if the one making such a claim is Paul or one of the twelve.
Nov
3
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Nov
2
accepted What does “purify your hearts” in James 4:8 mean?
Oct
28
accepted What “filthiness of the flesh and spirit” is Paul talking about in 2 Cor. 7:1?
Oct
27
revised What “filthiness of the flesh and spirit” is Paul talking about in 2 Cor. 7:1?
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Oct
26
asked What “filthiness of the flesh and spirit” is Paul talking about in 2 Cor. 7:1?
Oct
26
asked What does “purify your hearts” in James 4:8 mean?
Oct
16
comment What day of the week was the Pentecost in Acts 2?
Interesting. Thank you. sorry, but I can't dive deeper into it at the moment. This matter seems to be quite deep and complicated, but the parallels in your answer seem to make it simple and, I agree, they are really breathtaking!
Sep
30
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Sep
21
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Sep
19
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
19
revised Given the differences between Hebrew and Aramaic, how are the Aramaic sections identified?
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Sep
13
accepted Are there any rules on which things in Revelation must be interpreted literally and which symbolically?
Sep
13
comment Are there any rules on which things in Revelation must be interpreted literally and which symbolically?
"... in our day and time the meaning is clearly 'regeneration' but in Nicodemus's time no such word existed-therefore Nicodemus's response" - Ah, I see. I got it. Thank you.
Sep
12
comment Are there any rules on which things in Revelation must be interpreted literally and which symbolically?
2) In fact, if we insist that "being born again" must be only taken figuratively, than we challenge the genuineness of the fact that the believers were really born of God, and, thus, go against John 1:13 "Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God" spoken earlier by the same author in the same piece of writing.
Sep
12
comment Are there any rules on which things in Revelation must be interpreted literally and which symbolically?
1) Thanks for your answer, except I don't understand why "being born again" must be understood figuratively. To me, "to be born" means "to be given a life" or "to receive life", not "to come out of mother's womb" as Nicodemus thought. Therefore, "to be born again" or "to be born of God" is a phrase that should really be taken literally, that is "to be given the very life of God" or "to receive the life of God" in the very literal sense.
Aug
17
accepted In what sense did Judas betray Jesus?
Aug
8
accepted Does Scripture imply that Judas knew that the high-priests and elders' goal was to have Jesus killed?