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I'm a born-again Christian, active member of the body of Christ, husband and father, and Bible teacher. I love to study Scripture, and firmly believe it is the only credible standard for truth.

Aside from my devotion to God, His people, and His word, I don't really have any loyalty to a particular doctrine or creed.

(The guy in the picture is Zhuge Liang from the movie Red Cliff.)


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comment The time span of growing into Christ the Head in Ephesians 4:13-15
@brilliant Ah OK. Interesting. I'll have to give that question some more thought before responding. Thanks for the clarification.
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asked What sort of “slave” is Paul referring to in 1 Corinthians 7:21-23?
Jul
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comment 1 Cor 7:21 Is there any justification to translate this “remain a slave”?
I love your tee-shirt.
Jul
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answered Why does the Bible say that Abraham sacrificed his “only-begotten son”?
Jul
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revised How many people were killed by violence in the old testament?
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revised How many people were killed by violence in the old testament?
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awarded  Custodian
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awarded  Suffrage
Jul
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comment What is the “weakness of God” in 1 Corinthians 1:25?
Hi VG, and welcome to the site! Please take a moment to review our tour and faq pages to familiarize yourself with the site and learn what makes a "good answer" by our site standards. We generally expect an answer to contain more than just a massive quotation. What commentary can you provide on the quoted material? Why is the quoted material credible? Also, you might consider trying to provide a direct, clear answer to the specific question that was asked.
Jul
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answered The time span of growing into Christ the Head in Ephesians 4:13-15
Jul
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comment 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?
Point taken. Thanks. (My motivation for seeking a solid answer to this question will be more evident when I get around to posting my follow-up question.)
Jul
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revised What do the toes represent in the final kingdom of Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream in Daniel 2?
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Jul
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revised Does the “fear of death” in Hebrews 2:15 refer to the dread of physically dying, or to something else?
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awarded  Civic Duty
Jul
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comment What does the prohibition against women speaking in church in 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 mean?
Hi Heather, welcome to the site! When you get a chance, take a look at our tour and faq pages to familiarize yourself with the site a bit more. Regarding this answer, I appreciated your reminder here that a good answer ought to address "the law." (+1) The explanation I have heard is that Paul is referring to women submitting to men (or wives to husbands), which is evident in the Law (i.e. Torah) in Sarah's behavior toward Abraham, etc.
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comment 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?
Thank you. So just for the sake of clarification, this verse gives us no indication as to whether or not all Scripture counts as "prophecy," correct?
Jul
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revised What is the difference between exegesis and hermeneutics?
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comment 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?
Thanks! To clarify, then, you are saying that Peter's point is that prophecy that belongs to Scripture is more trustworthy than prophecy that comes from a false prophet -- is that correct? So then the verse is not necessarily saying that all Scripture is prophecy, and it is not saying that not all Scripture is prophecy -- that question is not addressed at all by the passage in question. Is that correct?
Jul
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answered Where is the citation of John 7:38 taken from?
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revised Jesus is both the good shepherd and the gate - Is it the same parable or two different?
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