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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.)


Jun
12
asked Details on “Western Unical D”?
Jun
12
asked 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?
Jun
12
comment In John 18, who was high priest at the time of Jesus' arrest?
@MonicaCellio He does not. If you were interested in digging deeper, I'd recommend the Intro to the New Testament that he wrote with Moo. I'm betting that if he cites his source anywhere, it would be there.
Jun
12
answered How can we understand 1 Corinthians 12 without contradiction
Jun
12
revised Did Abraham leave Haran before or after his father died?
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Jun
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answered In John 18, who was high priest at the time of Jesus' arrest?
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Jun
12
revised How many days elapsed between Jesus's baptism and his return to Galilee?
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Jun
12
comment Does John 21:20-24 indicate that the original author of the Fourth Gospel was dead?
@MatthewMiller That is a fair point, but what I was attempting to shine some light on is the origin of such arguments (historically). They have their roots in "Group B" thinking, not in "Group A" thinking. This is a point I would encourage everyone to consider very carefully. Personally, I always try to fall on the side of trusting the word and the church, rather than on the side of skepticism. The book I referenced in my answer has a really superb treatment of this issue that I would highly recommend to anyone reading this.
Jun
12
comment How many days elapsed between Jesus's baptism and his return to Galilee?
@MatthewMiller Careful reading resolves the vast majority of alleged contradictions.
Jun
11
comment Did Paul expect Timothy to see “the last days”?
If there is no marriage in heaven and that includes our marriage to Christ, then we will be in a heap of trouble after the resurrection. We'll all be separate from Christ (a.k.a. Hell.) Or do you just mean there will be no weddings in heaven? If that's what you mean, please note that the Sadducees question to Jesus that you referenced (Matt 22, Mark 12, Luke 20) was specifically about how things would work between people who were already married and thus has nothing to do with the idea that there will be marriage, but no weddings in heaven.
Jun
11
revised What significance does John perceive in the piercing of Christ's side and the flow of blood and water?
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Jun
11
comment How is it that Jesus could be “three days and three nights in the heart of the earth”?
Interestingly, if you take this approach to the question, you have a new problem to address, because if you shift Jesus' crucifixion back a day, rather than Him being dead 3 days and 2 nights, you have Him dead 4 days and 3 nights. If you go with Him being in the tomb instead, then you only have him in the tomb 2 days, because He had already risen before the last day began!
Jun
11
comment How is it that Jesus could be “three days and three nights in the heart of the earth”?
Please consider posting an answer to this question if you have studied this in enough detail to answer objections to this view.
Jun
11
answered How many days elapsed between Jesus's baptism and his return to Galilee?
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11
answered Does John 21:20-24 indicate that the original author of the Fourth Gospel was dead?
Jun
11
comment Was 1 John an unfinished letter?
My instincts tell me the answer should have something to do with "love" but I could be wrong. +1 for a solid answer.
Jun
11
answered Did Paul expect Timothy to see “the last days”?
Jun
11
comment How would stoning of an adulterer actually be carried out under the Law of Moses?
For what it's worth, most modern text critics and commentators that I am aware of regard John 7:53-8:11 as inauthentic (i.e. not originally part of the Gospel of John), and thus, probably not "inspired Scripture" -- although the question of whether it is true (historically accurate) is more difficult to answer.