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Mar
24
comment How do you reconcile I Tim 2 saying that a woman is not to teach a man and the account of Priscilla and Aquila teaching Apollos who was a man?
@Daи the question does not say anyone 'needs' to reconcile anything, it asks how they would be reconciled. Many folk assume that these texts are inspired and don't contradict each other: I don't see any reason why that viewpoint (or it's corollary) should not be welcomed here as long are the texts are respected either way.
Mar
18
comment What is to Reign on David's throne?
@H3br3wHamm3r81 perhaps you should consider voting on meta more? Your voice there has equal standing with everyone else's.
Mar
18
comment What is to Reign on David's throne?
DrFry I think you are getting it well enough: I appreciate your answers here including this one, so please don't get discouraged and give up on us :)
Mar
12
comment What does Peter mean by “partakers of the divine Nature”
Thanks jason, but I still don't follow all your logic, can you connect more of the dots for us? (that meta post I linked explains what I mean eg if you are going to use other writings by other authors can you explain how/why they link together into one big picture?
Mar
11
comment What does Peter mean by “partakers of the divine Nature”
So is that a kind of "hypostatic union"? Please show all your logic...
Mar
10
comment The Eye of the Needle
Thanks @Josh I didn't know that
Mar
5
comment John 17:10 What is the number of the pronouns?
I am delighted to see you contribute again and hope you will continue Kazark.
Mar
5
comment Does the Holy Spirit have a name
@Mark I'm pretty sure this would be off-topic per C.SEs rules. On the other hand it seems to me to be in our scope here: whether it is answerable is another question though.
Feb
25
comment What significance does John perceive in the piercing of Christ's side and the flow of blood and water?
Have you tried the zoom feature of your browser?
Feb
25
comment What do we know about Paul's family?
Just to add my 2p worth, this is a good answer and interesting material, and quoting sources is not only fine but actively encouraged. It is helpful to indicate which parts are quotations and to attribute them though.
Feb
24
comment What significance does John perceive in the piercing of Christ's side and the flow of blood and water?
This is hard for me to follow, but not impossible, and I appreciate the effort you've gone to, to try and communicate your method. It will be difficult for you to explain this kind of thinking on this site as I think it will be unfamiliar to many. If I might venture a couple of suggestions: a) aim for clarity and conciseness (perhaps more background reasoning to footnotes) b) make careful use of markdown formatting to help structure your posts (you've done that to a degree here but not to the extent of (for example) Matthew's post on this question which uses formatting very well.
Feb
10
comment Who incited David to take a census and what's wrong with taking a census anyway?
@Bruce thanks, any in particulr you'd like to point me at (or edit in)?
Feb
1
comment Why did David think he sinned when numbering the people?
related: Who incited David to take a census?
Feb
1
comment In Heb 6:4, What does it mean to “again crucify to themselves the Son of God and put Him to open shame”
@user2479 you are conflating the terms 'Christian' and 'saved' if your two comments are linked: yes the 'elect' and the 'saved' are the same group, but 'saved' and 'Christians' are not (neither, apparently, are 'saved' and 'those who have ever "been made partakers of the Holy Spirit", but I'm not sure that should really be surprising given examples such as Saul)
Feb
1
comment In Heb 6:4, What does it mean to “again crucify to themselves the Son of God and put Him to open shame”
@user2479 are you sure you understand Calvinism's take on election? Many Calvinists, myself included, believe that a Christian can fall away: it is the 'elect' that don't. Anyway, thanks Don, and +1 :)
Jan
31
comment How is genre determined?
Great stuff. For some reason this post makes me think of the duck billed platypus for (hopefully) obvious reasons :)
Jan
27
comment Natural disaster at Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 19:24?
Yes, it's a good question with a good answer :)
Jan
21
comment Why is Isaiah 14:12-15 interpreted by some to refer to Satan?
@J.C.Salomon Christians believe that the satan is an agent provocateur but is thereby doing what God commanded him to, and “fallen” or “rebellious”. I'm not really sure there is so much difference except a greater degree of personification and more general mention/emphasis: mainstream Christianity isn't dualist, allowing a satan that acts independently of God's ultimate authority.
Jan
13
comment Did God say that Adam will die on the same day he ate the fruit?
The Hebrew in 37 and 42 seem to be identical for the phrase: "ידע תדע כי מות תמות". I have no idea what the best translation is in each case though, but I do find it interesting that the NET Bible leaves the interpretation I'm suggesting open: net.bible.org/#!bible/1+Kings+2:29. Perhaps I need to ask another question about this?
Jan
13
comment 2 Tim 4:17: “I was delivered from the lion’s mouth” - Is this about Colosseum?
Does λέων refer specifically to what we'd call a lion today, or was it used generically to speak of any (large) wild cat?