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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.)


Jul
21
comment Which of Paul's letters were written to strangers?
Thanks, this is good. (+1). I would like you to comment on the remaining four as well if you could. Did he personally know Philemon and Titus? I know he knew Timothy well, but are there any clues in 1-2 Tim that shed light on his familiarity with Ephesus?
Jul
20
asked Which of Paul's letters were written to strangers?
Jul
18
comment What did Paul mean when he said, “ We are seated in the heavenly realms”?
This is good. The only thing I'm not totally sure of is the statement that believers are no longer united to the first Adam... but I realize that's a very controversial objection.
Jul
18
comment What did Paul mean when he said, “ We are seated in the heavenly realms”?
If you look at the Greek, it is not so much that we were seated, as much as it is that Christ was seated, and we were "co-seated in Him", which brings in the very controversial topic of union with Christ, what that means, and how it works.
Jul
17
comment Jesus as Adam in the Gospels?
Kynes in his Dissertation, a Christology of Solidarity discusses something very similar.
Jul
17
comment Jesus as Adam in the Gospels?
Welcome back!! :-)
Jul
14
comment What evidence supports Matthew as Paul's source?
This is good. I suspect there's more to the story though, as I mentioned in my question (in light of the article I linked, thematic similarities, linguistics, etc.) But you have given me another data point to consider. +1
Jul
13
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Jul
12
comment How was “let him take up his cross” understood by Jesus's audience?
I wonder if it was one of those things "the disciples didn't understand until after His resurrection"
Jul
11
asked What evidence supports Matthew as Paul's source?
Jul
11
comment How many days elapsed between Jesus's baptism and his return to Galilee?
@JohnMartin Without splitting hairs, yes, I think that your observation seems reasonable. For further validation, the Reese Chronological Bible has John 1:35-4:42 as happening between Mark 1:13 and Mark 1:14.
Jul
11
comment Explain 1 Cor 5:5
Excellent question. Some understand this as "destruction of the sinful nature" or "destruction of the fleshly desires" or "destruction of the old Adam". The problem I have with such an interpretation is that it is the Spirit who accomplishes this, not Satan. Thus it seems to be clearly referring to destruction of the physical body (sickness, injury, etc.)
Jul
11
comment What did Paul call Christians?
Another possibility I just thought of might be "spiritual men"
Jul
11
asked What did Paul call Christians?
Jul
8
comment Is the Son of Man passage in Matthew 25 a reference to 1 Enoch?
I think this answer would be much stronger if you cited an authoritative source to back up your "yes". (Not that you aren't authoritative... :) )
Jul
8
comment Is the “7th seal” opened before the “6th seal” book of Revelation
Yes, thanks. I have many questions for you when I get more time, but for now I have removed my DV.
Jul
7
comment Is the “7th seal” opened before the “6th seal” book of Revelation
@Onlyheisgood. You are a "Preterist".
Jul
7
comment Is the “7th seal” opened before the “6th seal” book of Revelation
@Onlyheisgood Amillenialist then?