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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
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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
6
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
5
comment Why doesn't Jesus give away all his money?
@ezaspi This is an answer to " what does this verse mean? Is Jesus telling people to give away all there money or not?" Remember this is not a theology site.
Jul
5
comment What is the original Number of the Beast?
You're not understanding what I'm saying. In English the number is written by writing three consecutive sixes, and so your "18 theory" appears viable. In Greek, though, the number is not written as three consecutive Greek sixes, and so your "18 theory" isn't even possible.
Jul
5
comment What is the original Number of the Beast?
In fairness, the first half of your answer was OK though. But I would delete the 2nd half.
Jul
5
comment What is the original Number of the Beast?
Um... "666" in the Greek is not three Greek sixes. So, no, it's not 18. If you don't know Greek you shouldn't be answering questions about Greek text criticism. -1
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Jul
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reviewed Approve Why are Hebrew verbs in the “perfect” form so often translated as present tense in modern translations?
Jul
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reviewed Reject Why does the Bible say that Abraham sacrificed his “only-begotten son”?
Jul
2
accepted Matthew originally written in Hebrew?
Jul
2
comment Do any Hermeneutical approaches have a specific meaning for the number 11?
In the Historical-Grammatical hermeneutic the number 11 means 11.
Jul
2
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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