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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.


Nov
23
answered How ought we to take Paul's comments on getting drunk?
Nov
21
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
11
comment Was Jesus 'delivered from his fear' or 'delivered because he had fear' of God?
Thanks for the tip that might help me understand Owen's view. BTW Owen would never suggest the fear was fear of physical death but a serious reverence and nervous respect of taking the whole universe of sin upon his soul and to suffer the infinite wrath of God for it. If Jesus was merely afraid of death he would be more cowardly than a courageous martyr. No, the concept is that as he sweat drops of blood, ready to take on hell, his crying an tears were answered. Like I said both translations are easily defended theologically.
Nov
10
comment Was Jesus 'delivered from his fear' or 'delivered because he had fear' of God?
also Kittel admits this might be appropriate (i.e. fear of death) but them argues against it without fully showing the logic of those who take that side.
Nov
10
comment Was Jesus 'delivered from his fear' or 'delivered because he had fear' of God?
+1 for taking a stab at it. However I do not think this is a cut and dry easy answer as some very knowledgable theologians very familiar with the greek have translated this as not reverent fear of God but reverent fear of death. Eg. John Owen in his commentary of Hebrews. What I am looking for is the reason why they would translate it this way based on Greek secular usage of the word or maybe the particular order of the words together in the context? I do not know?
Nov
6
asked Was Jesus 'delivered from his fear' or 'delivered because he had fear' of God?
Nov
6
revised Is there any significance behind Jesus' use of the word “love” in “John 21:15-17”
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Nov
1
answered What was Noah thinking when he sent a raven from the ark?
Oct
31
answered Is there any significance behind Jesus' use of the word “love” in “John 21:15-17”
Oct
30
revised Interpretation of the dead ones in 1 Peter 4:6?
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Oct
30
revised Interpretation of the dead ones in 1 Peter 4:6?
grammar
Oct
30
answered Interpretation of the dead ones in 1 Peter 4:6?
Oct
28
answered Is Jesus called God in 2 Thessalonians 1:12?
Oct
25
answered “My son” in Hosea 11:1 quoted in Matt. 2:14-15
Oct
23
comment How can the flight to Egypt in Matthew 2:15 be a fulfillment of Hosea 11:1?
Fair enough. As nobody is perfectly objective it seems beneficial in this case to have our personal frameworks apparent. Cheers.
Oct
23
comment How can the flight to Egypt in Matthew 2:15 be a fulfillment of Hosea 11:1?
As you are not a Christian you might want to mention so when answering a question that seeks a Christian response, or at least when giving an answer most Christian would not find valid. This way the reader understands the framework you use to form an answer. As Christ is considered by Christians as the true Israel this explanation would not be accepted by most Christians as it was not Mathew's exegetical methods but rather the miraculous event that made the true Israel, mirror the ancient, that has caused the connection. No need to pretend the 'taking it out of its rightful context' this way.
Oct
23
awarded  Critic
Oct
20
answered Difference between “work” and “labour” in 1 Thessalonians 1:3
Oct
17
answered Who is inclined to be argumentative?
Oct
13
answered What is the meaning of Jesus' teaching about unclean spirits returning to a person after being driven out?