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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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answered What is the rock that dashes the feet of the fourth kingdom in Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream in Daniel 2?
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comment What do the toes represent in the final kingdom of Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream in Daniel 2?
FWIW, the stone "became" a great mountain; it doesn't say it "grows" into a mountain. The former allows for an instantaneous transformation, while the latter implies a gradual transformation.
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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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answered What do the toes represent in the final kingdom of Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream in Daniel 2?
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revised What is the rock that dashes the feet of the fourth kingdom in Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream in Daniel 2?
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revised Gen 3:22 + Rev. 22:2 =?
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comment Which four kingdoms are represented in the statue of Nebuchadnezzar's dream in Daniel Chapter 2?
If memory serves, the Word Biblical Commentary says the Iron is Greece, which was interesting to me. I had always been under the impression it was Rome. It might be worth considering both perspectives before drawing conclusions.
Jul
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answered Gen 3:22 + Rev. 22:2 =?
Jun
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comment When is allegorization of scripture productive?
Some great stuff here, but how would you address Gal. 4, where Paul apparently reads historical narrative allegorically? Or 1 Cor. 10? Or Heb. 9? Or Heb. 7? (Etc.)
Jun
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answered Does the “fear of death” in Hebrews 2:15 refer to the dread of physically dying, or to something else?
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Jun
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comment What is Paul referring to in 1 Timothy 4:14?
Thanks. Some good stuff here. I'd like a bit more explanation on all three parts to the question, though. Part 1: you say "yes" but don't give me any reason other than "stuff you've seen"... Part 2: are we looking at a specific gift (e.g. from 1 Cor. 12) or not?... Part 3: I need some explanation, not just a quote. (Why is this commentator more credible than the next 50?)
Jun
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comment Has the meaning of “Love” changed enough to warrant substitutions in Bible translations?
@hannes The purpose of the saying is to draw attention to the true locus of meaning: the author -- not the text (and certainly not the reader.)
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revised Has the meaning of “Love” changed enough to warrant substitutions in Bible translations?
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comment Has the meaning of “Love” changed enough to warrant substitutions in Bible translations?
-1 This sounds very devotional and pastoral... I don't want to discourage you in any of your ideas, but I think you might be more at home on Christianity.SE with answers like this. Anyway, feel free to flag this comment as obsolete once you've read it.
Jun
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answered Has the meaning of “Love” changed enough to warrant substitutions in Bible translations?
Jun
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answered Acts 23:6: Were Sadducces different in their outward apparel from the Pharisees?
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comment Who is an authority on what can be called a “Bible”?
@Caleb the absence of a good SE site to ask the question on does not make it a good fit for this site.
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comment Who is an authority on what can be called a “Bible”?
I think This question appears to be off-topic because it is about opinion, authority, and the definition of "Bible." I'll explain more in chat.
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comment How can we ensure a given “chiasm” was intentional by the author, and is not merely fanciful eisegesis?
@Soldarnal But I should probably also reiterate that I'm sorting through this topic myself, so I'm not claiming to have all the answers. Or any of the right ones. :) This is just where I'm at with it at this point in time.