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I am a Canadian, married with kid, and working in Hong Kong. I usually answer posts from a reformed / protestant / evangelical perspective.

People I have encountered on this site seem to be a ‘whole bunch of good people’. Even those who sharply disagree with my own point of view.

I am a huge sinner but am happy knowing God's grace will keep me in his grip.


Mar
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the “systematic typology” hermeneutic method and how does it work?
Mar
26
revised What is the “systematic typology” hermeneutic method and how does it work?
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Mar
26
answered What is the “systematic typology” hermeneutic method and how does it work?
Mar
23
comment Understanding “Likewise” in Romans 8:26
+1 - for an excellent explanation of v23
Mar
23
answered Understanding “Likewise” in Romans 8:26
Mar
17
comment Before the Tower of Babel did all speak Hebrew as the original human language?
Maybe that is what confused me. Now I see whatmyou are arguing. You are imagining Moses had scriptures handed down to him. I have assumed Moses wrote Gensis without anything prior written. I suppose this is really a unknown. Cheers.
Mar
17
comment Before the Tower of Babel did all speak Hebrew as the original human language?
I was just reviewing the answers here and was wondering what is the biblical basis that you assume Hebrew was spoken before the Tower of Babylon? I do not disagree with the conclusion but it almost seems you are thinking of some bible verse I am not thinking of? The reason why I asked about language history is because I was not aware of a biblical argument.
Mar
14
revised What does a mustard seed grow into?
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Mar
14
comment What does a mustard seed grow into?
@Sarah - It is soundly rooted in reality. It is not an exaggeration. I meant it is 'highlighting' the greatness of a 'garden plant' that starts out the smallest and is bigger than the rest. Whenever something is 'highlighted' it is exaggerated just a bit. For example, a palm tree makes a mustard plant look small. However, the average person knew as a household truth that the mustard seed was so small and they new in their garden's how big it was, that even birds literally 'in reality' nested in them. Lazarus looking into heaven 'seeing Abraham' is not real, but this plant is.
Mar
14
answered What does a mustard seed grow into?
Mar
12
accepted Does the Greek verb ὑπακούω generally imply faith?
Mar
12
revised How should πονηρός be translated in Matthew 7:11, and why?
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Mar
12
comment How should πονηρός be translated in Matthew 7:11, and why?
@ThomasKemper - I had a few minutes to kill and gave a technical response.
Mar
12
revised How should πονηρός be translated in Matthew 7:11, and why?
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Mar
12
revised Does the greek word απαυγασμα indicate the person of Christ, or just his qualities?
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Mar
11
comment Does the greek word απαυγασμα indicate the person of Christ, or just his qualities?
thanks - this makes some sense to me. Does this shinning glory indicate a tense. What I mean is there anything indicating that it is past, present, continous or complete?
Mar
11
comment How should πονηρός be translated in Matthew 7:11, and why?
@ThomasKemper - I understand your desire for a more technical term. Actually even though my answer is correct I am going to delete it as it is a lazy answer. If I gather a more technical response I will bring it back up. Cheers.
Mar
11
answered How should πονηρός be translated in Matthew 7:11, and why?
Mar
11
comment Upon whom do we call? Reconciling OT & NT
I do not think the two names can be gammatically equated but many Christians beleive Jeus is the manifested YHWH, i.e. YHWH in the OT is the pre human form of the Son manifested in the NT. Under this view the names are synonyms, theologically not grammatically.
Mar
10
comment Does the Greek verb ὑπακούω generally imply faith?
Helpful, thanks. I guess it does make it personal then, but not directly linked to faith. Faith seems to come in when the person (or their authority) is invisible, yet hearkened unto. I see this verse a little differently now: Romans 10:17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.