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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.)


Apr
11
revised Did Abraham leave Haran before or after his father died?
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Apr
11
comment Did Abraham leave Haran before or after his father died?
FWIW I up-voted your answer; it was very good and represented your view well.
Apr
11
comment Did Abraham leave Haran before or after his father died?
I respect your interpretation of Genesis 6:3 as one possibility, but it is not the only possibility. I have heard two others -- one of which seems to fit the context better (to me); that man's days were numbered; there would be 120 years left before the Flood would destroy humankind from the face of the planet (save Noah's family, of course.)
Apr
11
revised Did Abraham leave Haran before or after his father died?
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Apr
11
answered Did Abraham leave Haran before or after his father died?
Apr
9
revised Is Jesus giving the Spirit in John 20:22?
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Apr
9
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Apr
8
revised What role does the Holy Spirit play in hermeneutics?
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Apr
7
comment To what degree is understanding the feelings of a biblical author necessary in exegesis?
@Mike In other words, when Paul is frustrated, God is also frustrated. (The Spirit is in perfect partnership with the human author.)
Apr
7
comment To what degree is understanding the feelings of a biblical author necessary in exegesis?
@Mike I have finished my research on the humanness of Scripture, and am working on the Divine aspect at the moment. Where I am currently at with it is that it appears that Scripture is best understood as inspired (purposefully by God) human literature; It is 100% human and 100% Divine. Thus, the human author accomplished everything he set out to do (with perfect motives, articulation, etc.) and God simultaneously got what He wanted out of it. Interestingly, God's purposes do not so much seem to be distinct, but rather, the same as -- but greater in magnitude than -- the human author's.
Apr
6
answered To what degree is understanding the feelings of a biblical author necessary in exegesis?
Apr
3
comment Does the phrase “born of water and the Spirit” refer to one, or two births?
I am curious what implications this perspective would have on a person's theology about unborn children. (If you have to be born in order to enter the Kingdom.)
Mar
29
comment Romans 8:11 - present or future?
Great answer. Thanks.
Mar
29
accepted Romans 8:11 - present or future?
Mar
28
asked Romans 8:11 - present or future?
Mar
28
revised Why did the Samaritans worship God in Mount Gerissim rather than Jerusalem?
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Mar
26
answered Why did the Samaritans worship God in Mount Gerissim rather than Jerusalem?
Mar
25
revised What is the baptism of fire?
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revised What is the baptism of fire?
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25
revised What is the baptism of fire?
References, Round 3