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Orthodox Christian, g33k, ham radio operator, musician, etc. This profile does not reflect my real age ;)


Dec
7
comment What is the precedent for using water as a symbol for God's Spirit in John 3:5?
I made an edit to your question so that it is primarily focused on understanding the symbology in John 3:5, rather than primarily hunting/fishing for Bible references. I did it in such a way that you should receive the same outcome, i.e. a good answer should supply numerous references supporting (or negating) the use of this symbol in other earlier Biblical texts and related literature with which John may have been familiar. Keep in mind that if this is not an acceptable edit, you may roll it back or change it. However, I think this edit helps ensure the main goal is to understand John 3:5.
Dec
7
revised What is the precedent for using water as a symbol for God's Spirit in John 3:5?
Tweaked this question so it is seeking to understand John 3:5 rather than 'fishing' for Bible references (yet still allowing good answers to supply many such references)
Dec
7
comment What is the precedent for using water as a symbol for God's Spirit in John 3:5?
I'm torn on this question. It seems like a very good question, but at the same time it also seems to be fishing for verses rather than seeking to understand a specific text. Even so, 'fishing' can be helpful in understanding this passage, so I'm inclined to receive this question favorably. I'll think about it.
Dec
6
reviewed Reviewed Could the “tree of knowledge of good and evil” mean “tree of intelligence”?
Dec
6
reviewed No Action Needed What is the meaning of the reference to 'stones' in Ecclesiastes 3?
Dec
6
reviewed No Action Needed Why is Genesis careful to record the exact dates of the flood?
Dec
6
reviewed No Action Needed A word for the fallacy of assuming whatever brings God the most glory is the correct interpretation a text?
Dec
6
reviewed Reviewed What is the “first resurrection”?
Dec
6
reviewed Reviewed How does John use the Feast of Dedication in John 10?
Dec
6
reviewed No Action Needed How does Jesus' argument from David and the show bread work?
Dec
6
reviewed Reviewed In 2 Peter 1:20-21, is Peter referring to all Scripture, or is he referring more specifically to the prophecies that are recorded in Scripture?
Dec
6
reviewed No Action Needed Who are the “children”, “fathers” and “young men” addressed in 1 John 2?
Dec
6
reviewed Reviewed Where did Abel get the idea to sacrifice sheep?
Dec
6
reviewed Reviewed Does Mark 11:26 mean that those who do not forgive others are not forgiven by God?
Dec
6
revised Was the word ἐπιούσιον used prior to the Lord's prayer? What does it mean?
Expanded verse references per recent meta post on ideal formatting of Biblical references
Dec
6
revised What does “pantokrator” mean?
removed request for theological speculation
Dec
6
revised What does it actually mean “Judge not, that ye be not judged”?
removed language asking for application of text in present day
Dec
6
reviewed Reviewed Humankind divided up among the gods?
Dec
6
reviewed No Action Needed Why does Jesus tell his mother his “hour has not yet come”?
Dec
6
reviewed No Action Needed Who wrote the hymn in Philippians 2?