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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.


Dec
20
answered What options did Mary have in mind with Gabriel's greeting?
Dec
19
revised Is the name Israel intended to be ambiguous?
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Dec
19
comment Is the name Israel intended to be ambiguous?
@JonEricson - good pun on struggle. I think this was a fair comment so I put the horse before the cart and trimmed the cart down in size.
Dec
19
revised Is the name Israel intended to be ambiguous?
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Dec
18
answered Why is Israel referred to with a male pronoun in Jeremiah 31:10?
Dec
18
answered Is the name Israel intended to be ambiguous?
Dec
18
answered How Hebrews 1:5-14 talks about Jesus?
Dec
17
comment Why did Jesus' disciples believe in him after he turned water into wine?
@H3br3wHamm3r81 - No I do not think so. Possibly 'all' signs are meant to manifest the gospel, at least indirectly, which includes the divininity of Messiah as an integral part. However the signs of Messiah would seem to me as 'all directly' manifesting himself which must include his divinity. So yes, I would think so.
Dec
16
revised Why did Jesus' disciples believe in him after he turned water into wine?
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Dec
15
answered Why did Jesus' disciples believe in him after he turned water into wine?
Dec
14
answered What does the word הַסִּרְפַּד mean?
Dec
14
answered How are we to take the fact that Lot offered his daughters for rape?
Dec
6
comment Humankind divided up among the gods?
@H3br3wHamm3r81 - Your right in a sense as at the time of Babylon the church was not yet called Israel, but the idea is not limited to any time frame as the boundaries of nations are maintained under the same principle as originally with respect to the sons of God, i.e primative pre-Israel church, then sons of Israel through that period, then technically determined to the highest benefit of the elect in the New Testament. So during all ages the boundaries are determined according to the size and scattered locations of the church. At least this is the view I am arguing here.
Nov
25
revised How ought we to take Paul's comments on getting drunk?
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Nov
24
answered Was Jesus 'delivered from his fear' or 'delivered because he had fear' of God?
Nov
23
answered How ought we to take Paul's comments on getting drunk?
Nov
21
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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?