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Jan
23
comment How does John 5:28-29 fit with the dispensational hermeneutic
This question seems to have been closed in response to this meta post, but I'm not sure the close reason is valid as it appears to be well within scope.
Dec
23
comment How would Adam know what “you shall surely die” meant?
@rhetorician please see my comment to Scott above :) A question: if the issue is disobedience, did that occur when the fruit was eaten or when Eve first decided in her heart to trust the words of the serpent over the words of her creator?
Dec
23
comment How would Adam know what “you shall surely die” meant?
@ScottS a question that asks "how" is predicated on the assumption that the "how" matters: to show that it does not is an answer to the question. I've left it to other answers (eg yours!) to argue the 'how' because the question does not interest me personally at that level.
Dec
22
comment Did God say that Adam will die on the same day he ate the fruit?
related: How would Adam know what “you shall surely die” meant?
Dec
22
comment How would Adam know what “you shall surely die” meant?
related: Did God say that Adam will die on the same day he ate the fruit?
Dec
22
comment What is the meaning of 'spirit' in Genesis 6?
I've edited the question to remove the 'bonus' questions — you may like to edit your answer to reflect this.
Dec
9
comment Why does Exodus 3 refer to “the angel of the LORD”?
True, but nevertheless he identifies himself as belonging to the Lord, but not the person of the Lord himself, and yet receives worship, which is why your "…it is inappropriate to worship him because he is not God…" seems to be too certain. In the right context, an angel or agent of the Lord is so closely identified with the Lord himself that worship of one appears to be equivilent to worship of the other.
Dec
9
comment Why does Exodus 3 refer to “the angel of the LORD”?
"This is why the angel refuses worship in the passage in Revelation" — though the angel in Joshua 5 does not refuse worship. I don't personally think you can be that precise.
Oct
31
comment Different meanings of 'Earth' in Genesis 1
thanks @seedy3 that is interesting. I wonder about the assumption that the ancients took their own imagary literally any more than we do however — it seems at least perfectly plausible that the 'ends of the earth' (et al) was as symbolic for them as it is for us.
Aug
7
comment Exactly what part of the Law has been abolished?
There is the essense of a good answer here but it reads more like a stream of thought than a convincing 'case'. Do you think you could tighten it up?
Aug
4
comment Exactly what part of the Law has been abolished?
So what is "the Law of Christ"? Is it "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might", is it "you shall love your neighbor as yourself"‌​?
Aug
4
comment Exactly what part of the Law has been abolished?
+1 ignore the DV - this is a well argued answer and useful.
Jul
20
comment Deuteronomy 4:24 GOD is jealous and translation difference?
You can't see my comment on the answer below that's been deleted, but you can see it here in the chat room instead if you wish.
Jun
22
comment Why did Jesus not respond to Herod?
@Jonathan Dick has replied in the chat room - I don't think he's aware that you won't be notified of his message because you haven't been in there recently.
Jun
16
comment What is “the gift of God” in Eph 2:8
+1, but "Having faith is not a work (else the contrast would be meaningless)." presumably only applies to this particular usage, right? cf John 6:29
Jun
16
comment Why does Moses change Hosea's name to Joshua?
This is a very interesting start to an answer - I'd love you to flesh it out.
Jun
15
comment Did Jonah actually die in the whale?
There is of course the possibility that David was (as far as he knew) only talking about himself, and the 'foreseeing' was unintended (or something he was only dimly aware of).
Jun
15
comment Did Jonah actually die in the whale?
I don't mean to suggest (here) that the Psalms I cite here are prophetic - just to demonstrate that the poetic description of 'near death' by using the language of Sheol is common.
Jun
8
comment How is there 'nothing new' in this life? (Ecclesiastes 1:10)
Exactly - it's 'something new' in the context of labour-saving tools, but nothing new in the context of human nature, as evidenced by the lack of satisfaction we have in our shiny gadgets when a new model comes out!
Jun
1
comment Did houses only have one room 2000 years ago?
Yes, it's from an earlier period (as David also mentions in his comment) - so my question is soliciting some sort of evidence as to whether the style was still basically "one room downstairs, further rooms upstairs" in the time of Jesus - I don't want to be told the answer, I want to be shown some evidence - even though I trust you, not everyone who stumbles on the question from Google will, it would be great to have a link at least.