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Nov
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comment 1 Cor 15:5: Jesus “was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve” - why “twelve” and not eleven?
@RadzMatthewCoBrown - Can you, please, elaborate. I didn't get your logic.
Nov
2
comment 1 Cor 15:5: Jesus “was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve” - why “twelve” and not eleven?
"Any conflict, any argument regarding the veracity of the Word should be avoided" - Why?!
Oct
26
comment Is Deuteronomy 22:28 talking about rape?
WOW! Brian, very logical and enlightening answer solving something that had long been quite a mystery to me. Thank you!
Sep
21
comment 2 Cor 5:20: “be reconciled to God” translation
I know the meaning of "tongue in cheek", but I don't understand what exactly you meant by it in the context of what we are talking about. Did you mean by that that you deliberately called that "prayer" just to see whether someone would fall to that prank of yours and respond? Or do you mean to say that you think that I was not serious in my comment and was also writing it as a joke?
Sep
21
comment 2 Cor 5:20: “be reconciled to God” translation
What do you mean?
Sep
17
comment 2 Cor 5:20: “be reconciled to God” translation
"This is the only example in scripture of God praying to men!" - Would that be really correct to refer to it by the term "prayer"? I mean God can say a lot of things to humans, even ask or urge humans to do something, but would that be right to call that and act of prayer? As far as I thought, a prayer was an act of a creature (a human or an angel) addressing God, but not otherwise.
Sep
17
comment 1st Thessalonians 4:13-14: “those who sleep in Jesus”
Thank for your answer, but would you please provide a conclusion in the end?
Aug
7
comment Revelation 2: “A few things against thee…”
Thank you. Very informative.
Jul
30
comment A special hermeneutical term for the writer's main goal for writing a book?
Thank you for your answer. I used the word "researched" in my original wording "within a book being researched, was written" meaning the researcher's side. For example, a researcher can say, "In the book that I am researching the main thesis seems to be the following...". However, now the wording in my question goes "within a book, was written".
Jul
19
comment Genesis 37: Any difference between “Ishmeelites” and “Midianites”?
I see. Thank you.
Jul
19
comment Genesis 37: Any difference between “Ishmeelites” and “Midianites”?
Thank you. Could you, please, elaborate on the third point (in the very end of your answer) - I don't fully understand it. Does that reading suggest then that the brothers never listened to Judah's suggestion?
May
20
comment 1st Thessalonians 4:13-14: “those who sleep in Jesus”
@fumanchu - Ah, I see now. Thank you. Quite an interesting insight.
May
19
comment 1st Thessalonians 4:13-14: “those who sleep in Jesus”
@fumanchu - so your main point is it should be "lead" instead of "bring", right?
May
19
comment 1st Thessalonians 4:13-14: “those who sleep in Jesus”
@fumanchu - Hm... "For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so will lead through Jesus will God bring with him" - doesn't make any sense to me!
May
4
comment 1st John 2:12-14: little children, young men and fathers
(2) Indeed, if I were to write about a spiritual growth, I would naturally follow the "little children -> young men -> fathers" sequence - that would be clearer and more consistent with my thought. There would be no reason fro me to change that sequence. However, John chose another order of things. Why?
May
4
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?
May
3
comment 1st John 2:12-14: little children, young men and fathers
Honestly, quite confusing.
Apr
27
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
26
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.
Apr
24
comment 1st John 2:12-14: little children, young men and fathers
@Susan - Thanks. Just made it more focused.