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comment Will unbelievers burn for eternity in the lake of fire?
This is a theology question. Belongs on C.SE.
Jun
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comment Does the Bible say the Earth is flat?
@BruceAlderman Also it's pretty clear from the OP's explanation (never mind the site they posted on) that they were looking for contextually-sensitive exegesis. Out of curiosity, did you actually read the entire question and my entire response?
Jun
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comment Does the Bible say the Earth is flat?
@BruceAlderman Thank you for that unsubstantiated assertion... Regarding Jesus' statement about the smallest seed in the garden, please post a separate question. I can't chase tangents in the comments.
Jun
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comment How to separate exegesis from eisegesis in this example?
@e.s.kohen Haha... True, I took it as a given that he read the text. Of course I did so because I know Mike & had a good idea what he was driving at with his question... which is an important part of exegesis. So maybe we could at least agree that I attempted exegesis? Mike's response would seem to indicate my assumption was correct and so I'd argue on that basis that I successfully attempted exegesis, and therefore I think it's safe to say I did exegesis. Thanks for the brain twister though!
Jun
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comment What is Paul referring to in 1 Timothy 4:14?
Thanks. +1. I'm not as interested in tradition, but I appreciated the exegetical insights.
Jun
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comment What is Paul referring to in 1 Timothy 4:14?
Hmm... interesting take. +1 I heard something recently that defined Evangelist in the same way you have here.
Jun
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comment Qualifications for deacons and pastors in 1 Timothy 3:1-12
@RalphM.Rickenbach That is a common assumption made by many modern Western Protestants. As to whether Scripture agrees, that is debated. Personally I think not; Shepherd is a gift, like Prophet or Apostle, determined solely by the will of God, irrespective of character. Elder, in contrast, is an office, to be sought after, based on character and experience -- not gifting. Totally different on all three counts. (Caveat being that Elders have to do some "shepherding", just as fathers do, whether they're gifted as a Shepherd or not.)
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comment Does Granville Sharp's Rule indicate that “God” and “Savior” share a referent in Titus 2:13 and 2 Peter 1:1?
I can't reverse my DV unless you make an edit.
Apr
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asked Does 2 Peter 1:1 refer to Jesus as “God”?
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comment Why did Abel keep flocks if man wasn't supposed to eat flesh til after the Flood?
They're also good for sacrificing.
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comment What is “the stump of Jesse”?
@Schuh You'll have to help me out here, I'm not following... What is it about the historical setting that is at odds with my answer?
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comment What are the arguments in favor of Matthean Priority?
Could you add some examples under Textual Evidence #1? Thanks in advance.
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comment Did Mark intend to end his gospel at 16:8?
Matthew, you're clearly very intelligent and creative, and brought up a number of interesting points here. I'm just not sure the conclusions are reliable-- for a couple of reasons. First, this entire line of thought is nullified if the ending is indeed original, which is where the evidence seems to me to point. Second, a lot of these arguments rely on drawing lines between different passages based on a single shared word or phrase, and that method is highly suspect. It just doesn't work consistently. You have to prove that the author intended the link, and one word isn't enough to do so.