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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.)


Dec
13
asked What are the major variations of the “double-fulfillment” hermeneutic?
Dec
13
comment What do the words “For the letter killeth” mean in 2 Corinth 3:6
I noticed the open bounty... but I also noticed you already accepted an answer. Were you looking for something more / different than Mark Edward's answer?
Dec
12
comment How can we determine the author's intent in listing various ages in Genesis?
@gideonmarx Great question! I think it might be due to the fact that the flood represented the judgment on mankind, and all of mankind experienced the decline as a result. In other words, the point is not that a man's righteousness will provide him with a longer life, but rather, that mankind's sin is the cause for mankind's lowered lifespan.
Dec
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
11
comment What was the authorial intent of Genesis 1?
Hi there! This was a great answer. Thank you for taking the time to contribute to the site. When you get a chance, check out our about page to get a bit more familiar with how our site operates. I hope you stick around and keep up the good work. We are always happy to have new contributors who can provide the level of reliable scholarship that you have provided here.
Dec
11
answered How can we determine the author's intent in listing various ages in Genesis?
Dec
10
comment Does Paul counsel against marriage or remarriage in 1 Corinthians 7:27b?
(-1) This isn't a bad answer, but as it is currently worded it may not be a good fit for this site. For instance, you say "we cannot underestimate the importance of the end of the old covenant in AD70" but you provide no exegetical support for the Old Covenant ending in AD70. Actually, this is a heavily debated issue -- even amongst Christians, who are the only group who might agree with that assertion. If you could use the text more, and possibly remove this statement, it would go a long way toward improving the answer. Also, I would separate "application" and put it at the end.
Dec
10
awarded  Necromancer
Dec
9
asked What are the arguments against the authenticity of “Peter's” sermon in Acts 2?
Dec
7
answered 1 Cor 12:22-25 — 'weaker'? 'less honorable'? 'unpresentable'?
Dec
7
comment What is the precedent for using water as a symbol for God's Spirit in John 3:5?
Great question. I can't answer now, but actually this symbolism was not something Jesus and His followers invented. This was a (the?) Jewish view as well. (cf. Isa. 44:3)
Dec
7
revised What was the authorial intent of Genesis 1?
edited body
Dec
7
revised In book of Revelation is the fifth angel the first angel to sound his trumpet?
deleted 4 characters in body
Dec
7
comment What is the significance of 153 fish?
The mention of "153" large fish is simply part of a sentence intended to remind the reader of the miracle; that "although there were so many, the net was not torn."
Dec
7
answered *Two* miraculous catches of fish in John 21 and significance?
Dec
7
comment Cain's lineage vs. Adam's
If you remove the last sentence I'll up-vote. I don't think it's true or necessary.
Dec
6
awarded  Convention
Dec
6
awarded  Nice Question
Dec
5
comment What was the authorial intent of Genesis 1?
John Sailhamer sees many Pentateuch-wide links between the language of Gen. 1 and the language of the Promised Land. I thought that was very interesting.
Dec
5
asked What was the authorial intent of Genesis 1?