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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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revised What evidence supports Matthew as Paul's source?
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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
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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?
Jul
7
comment Why was Barnabas singled out for mention in Acts 4?
It may be composed this way in order to paint a clear contrast between a man of God and Ananias. (cf. "But . . ." in the very next verse)
Jul
6
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Jul
6
comment What is the original Number of the Beast?
And for future reference... showing that an opposing view (like gemmatria) has flaws does not prove that your view is correct. That line of reasoning is a logical fallacy (like circular reasoning or red herring.) What you are claiming is not possible -- regardless of how silly you make an opposing view look.
Jul
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comment What is the original Number of the Beast?
What are you claiming that the "original Aramaic text" said?
Jul
5
comment What is the original Number of the Beast?
Out of curiosity, have you done any research whatsoever into how "six hundred and sixty six" would have been written in Aramaic? (I think you will find that this only makes your "18 theory" even more impossible.
Jul
5
comment What is the original Number of the Beast?
Now I'm really confused. So when you say " Six + Six + Six = 18 You can 'let-pebble' 6, three times(think about counting pennies) and you arrive at 18." you mean that this is the case in Aramaic, and no one relying on the Greek text as inspired would be able to figure it out? Are you aware that everyone who holds to inspiration takes the Greek as original? (Except you, apparently. And you have stated you are ignorant in the matter of text criticism.)
Jul
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comment Is the “7th seal” opened before the “6th seal” book of Revelation
Why do you say the sixth seal implies the judgments have ended?