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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.)


Dec
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asked How is genre determined?
Dec
17
revised How is Adam “son of God” in Luke 3:38?
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17
comment Galatians 6:10 - true meaning of 'and especially'
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Dec
17
answered How is Adam “son of God” in Luke 3:38?
Dec
17
answered How come in John 14:22-23 it seems like Jesus doesn't answer the question but talks about something else?
Dec
15
revised What is the significance of 153 fish?
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Dec
15
revised What is the significance of 153 fish?
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Dec
15
comment What is the significance of 153 fish?
Hi Ken, welcome to the site. This was a very interesting answer... you seem to be an intelligent person and devoted Christian. However, this site is a bit different than Christianity.SE. Take a look at our about page when you get a chance. We don't handle doctrine, opinions, sermons, or "truth-claims" (unless build solidly from the text). On this site we look for answers that are firmly founded in the text in question, show their work, and cite credible sources wherever possible. To improve this answer, consider editing it to aide non-Christians in following your logic exegetically. Thanks!
Dec
14
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
14
comment Are “Christ” and “Son of God” two things or one in John 20:31?
Possibly related: Matt. 26:63, Luke 4:41, John 11:27
Dec
14
asked Are “Christ” and “Son of God” two things or one in John 20:31?
Dec
13
comment What are the major variations of the “double-fulfillment” hermeneutic?
@Noah We don't require quotes from the Bible to include footnotes everywhere there's a translation choice. This is how the verse is used to illustrate the hermeneutic, and my question is about that hermeneutic, so it's fine.
Dec
13
comment What are the major variations of the “double-fulfillment” hermeneutic?
@Noah I used the NASB, which is considered one of the most accurate translations. Keep in mind a Jew is obviously going to have a different take on this than a Christian. And again, this is perhaps the most common illustration of the hermeneutic, and the translation I chose matches the translation that is generally used for the illustration.
Dec
13
comment What are the major variations of the “double-fulfillment” hermeneutic?
@GoneQuiet Actually I'm not sure that it isn't just in use for one or two specific cases. (That's one of the things I'm hoping to discover after getting an answer to my question here.) It comes up quite frequently in discussions about the interpretation of Isa. 7:14 (and a few other passages I'm aware of), but not in the vast majority of discussions concerning OT prophecy. (That doesn't mean they wouldn't apply it there also, just that it doesn't seem to come up very often.)
Dec
13
comment What are the major variations of the “double-fulfillment” hermeneutic?
@GoneQuiet FWIW, the almah vs betulah distinction does not appear to be so cut and dry. I haven't studied it in depth though. Might make a good question here, although it would be interesting to see how unbiased we could keep the discussion... ;-)
Dec
13
comment What are the major variations of the “double-fulfillment” hermeneutic?
@GoneQuiet Out of curiosity, is "double-fulfillment" a major perspective in Jewish hermeneutics?
Dec
13
comment What are the major variations of the “double-fulfillment” hermeneutic?
@GoneQuiet Since my question doesn't require a good example (as I am not presupposing that the double-fulfillment hermeneutic is correct or that Isaiah 7:14 validates it), and since Isaiah 7:14 is one of the most commonly used illustrations of the double-fulfillment hermeneutic, I think it's fine.
Dec
13
comment What are the major variations of the “double-fulfillment” hermeneutic?
Hopefully this goes without saying, but this is not an exegesis question, nor is it about the proper interpretation of Isa. 7:14, nor is it about whether the double-fulfillment hermeneutic is right, nor is it about theology.
Dec
13
asked What are the major variations of the “double-fulfillment” hermeneutic?
Dec
13
comment What do the words “For the letter killeth” mean in 2 Corinth 3:6
I noticed the open bounty... but I also noticed you already accepted an answer. Were you looking for something more / different than Mark Edward's answer?