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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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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why are Hebrew verbs in the “perfect” form so often translated as present tense in modern translations?
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Why does the Bible say that Abraham sacrificed his “only-begotten son”?
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accepted Matthew originally written in Hebrew?
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comment Do any Hermeneutical approaches have a specific meaning for the number 11?
In the Historical-Grammatical hermeneutic the number 11 means 11.
Jul
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comment What would Peter “bind” or “loose” on earth?
@JohnMartin It is not the priest's authority that is in focus here, but rather, the assurance that Peter can have that he is going to be a faithful representative of God's (prior) decisions when judging matters within the church. It is intended to bolster his confidence. (Extend that how you will, to popes, priests, elders, or Christians... I was just focusing on the exegesis, not theology.)
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comment What did Jesus mean in John 20:23 when he talked about his followers forgiving sins?
See here for an explanation of the grammar, which the accepted answer did not address.
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answered What would Peter “bind” or “loose” on earth?
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awarded  Deputy
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asked When was Job written?
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revised Matthew originally written in Hebrew?
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comment Are there two different types of “tongues” spoken about in the NT?
@user2479 Yes, but the OP's meaning was different than your interpretation of it. You are ripping the OP's question out of its context. The first sentence in the body of the question is "My question comes directly from 1 Cor 14: 2, 4", after which he goes on to explain his confusion over the discrepancy with Acts 2 pertaining to whether the tongues were understood (as I noted.) If the OP had meant what you thought he meant, the question would be off-topic for this site, because this is not a theology site!
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comment Are there two different types of “tongues” spoken about in the NT?
@user2479 The question was about the statement "no one understands" whereas in Acts two the gift of tongues was understood. It was not about "tongues of angels", which you appear to be ripping out of context from a separate passage than the one the OP asked about.
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comment Are there two different types of “tongues” spoken about in the NT?
@user2479 This is not a theology site, and neither the OP nor the text in question mention this idea you're bringing to the text of "tongues of angels". That is eisogesis. I am arguing for respecting authorial intent and context.
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asked Matthew originally written in Hebrew?
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comment Are there two different types of “tongues” spoken about in the NT?
@user2479 I updated my post to clarify what I meant. Hope that helps.
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comment Are there two different types of “tongues” spoken about in the NT?
@user2479 Like I said before, if you have any interest in understanding what I have written or how I (along with most commentators) perceive the problems in Corinth, I would be happy to take the time to explain further. But so far all you have given me is agitated ranting.