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Grew up Mennonite; now Reformed Baptist. Figure that one out.

Having recently upgraded to an Android tablet, I mostly use YouVersion's Bible app. Before that, I primarily used e-Sword and NET Bible on a Fujitsu tablet PC. I've actually been fully electronic since 2002 or 2003, when I got a Pocket PC device. As I told a friend at the time, "I just got an eight-translation parallel Bible with Greek and Hebrew lexicons, and it only weighs 5 ounces!"


Oct
12
comment In 1 Peter 1:4, why did the translators of the KJV translate εἰς ἡμᾶς as “for you”?
Welcome to the site, Lawrence! In English, there can be some ambiguity with "us" - the listener may or may not be included, so using "you" here resolves this by verifying that they are, in fact, part of "us".
Oct
12
awarded  Custodian
Oct
12
awarded  Custodian
Oct
4
awarded  Yearling
Jul
8
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
10
awarded  Nice Question
Nov
14
comment What is the argument against the authenticity of 1 John 5:7-8 in the KJV?
Yes, I was playing on Noah's remark on the KJV-Only people. Which is why I followed it with a wink.
Nov
9
comment What is the argument against the authenticity of 1 John 5:7-8 in the KJV?
If the KJV was good enough for Jesus and Paul... ;) Also, @Jon, I assume you meant BH.SE?
Oct
29
answered What does “pantokrator” mean?
Oct
19
answered A woman is not to put on a man's dress?
Oct
4
awarded  Yearling
Aug
16
comment Bart D. Ehrman - respected critic?
This is exactly the argument in an ongoing discussion with a friend - regardless of whether one's conclusion is "right" or not, if you arrive there via flawed methods then at the least you can't expect others to arrive at the same conclusion, and even more, you may want to re-evaluate your own conclusions.
Jul
26
comment Does Paul see baptism as symbolic or as instrumental?
In other words, there is no such thing as a believer who is not indwelt by the Holy Spirit, and this act of God can be seen as a baptism.
Jul
26
comment Does Paul see baptism as symbolic or as instrumental?
To follow on from @Jas3.1 if Paul is talking about "spiritual baptism", commonly taken to mean the indwelling of the Holy Spirit within a new believer, then the symbolism makes just as much sense but without the baggage of making an act (water baptism) regenerative.
Jul
2
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
17
comment What does “Under the Sun” mean in Ecclesiastes?
I realize that Douglas Adams probably isn't the best resource on a Biblical hermeneutics site, but in Life, the Universe and Everything he refers to a prosaic structure, "above the grass", used by a race that populates a planet completely cut off from the rest of the universe by a thick dust cloud and therefore unaware that anything relevant exists above the treetops.
Apr
17
revised Does Luke's supposed profession matter when interpreting his work as an author?
minor English updates.
Jan
18
answered What is the significance of 153 fish?
Jan
15
answered Could the usage of the word “fish” be considered evidence for a later and more figurative writing of the gospels?