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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.)


Aug
1
awarded  Necromancer
Jul
27
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
24
comment Why doesn't Jesus give away all his money?
@fredsbend I don't think the "idolatry" answer is exegetically sound. Idolatry is never once mentioned or even alluded to. Your answer makes it sound like there is nothing wrong with being wealthy, whereas I see the text as saying the exact opposite.
Jul
22
comment Is Jesus Christ the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit?
The answer will need to address the text criticism issue in the Matthew passage.
Jul
22
comment What is the Godhead?
That is a loose translation of the Greek word for "Divinity". This translation was obviously theologically motivated.
Jul
21
asked What evidence suggests that Paul was not the author of Titus?
Jul
21
comment Which of Paul's letters were written to strangers?
...and now that I think about it, Philemon also addressed a congregation (by extension) didn't it? Did Titus as well?
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
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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.