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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.


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comment Was 'σκύβαλον' (skubalon) profanity?
@swasheck - yes I agree.
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revised Was 'σκύβαλον' (skubalon) profanity?
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comment Does Jesus's change in attitude about drinking wine on the cross relate to his statement ‘It is finished’?
@MonicaCellio - I think I understand the question. bones - stretching out of his body on the cross, his bones were made prominent and so bare that People could see them and count them in his agony. bitter food - the hyssop is a bitter herb that they lifted to his mouth, along with the vinegar wine. The sponge transmitted a bit of both, for food and drink, or just symbolically given as it was raised to his mouth in contrast to what he needed and deserved.
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revised Does Jesus's change in attitude about drinking wine on the cross relate to his statement ‘It is finished’?
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comment Does Jesus's change in attitude about drinking wine on the cross relate to his statement ‘It is finished’?
@RoLaAus - I understand the objection but these things all occur moments apart, so are basically the same event. What I argue in the answer is that this absorbing contradiction in the Lord's behaviour indicates the main point. His death was primarily NOT physical but when he had died for sin, in its deeper sense...then his body also died phyically. Both deaths go tegether with this momentray pause for us to distinguish them. Thre seems to be no other explanation for the contradictary behaviour.
Aug
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revised Does Jesus's change in attitude about drinking wine on the cross relate to his statement ‘It is finished’?
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answered Does Jesus's change in attitude about drinking wine on the cross relate to his statement ‘It is finished’?
Aug
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revised Doesn't Titus 1:12 show that apostle Paul promotes racism?
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asked Does Jesus's change in attitude about drinking wine on the cross relate to his statement ‘It is finished’?
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answered Doesn't Titus 1:12 show that apostle Paul promotes racism?
Aug
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revised Did Abner take Saul's concubine?
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Aug
25
comment What is the sign of the Son of Man?
@MonikaMichael - Yes I agree. Certainly it could be physical. I am taking the verse as a transitional step from the subject of the destruction of Jerusalem, to the future when the Jews sincerely say,'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord', then ... leading up to the final judgment, which introduces 'mourning'. If skipping the transition and holing it right up against the final judgment, it would seem a physical heavenly sign in the sky, which many good theologians take it to be.
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answered Did Abner take Saul's concubine?
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answered What is the sign of the Son of Man?
Aug
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comment Was 'σκύβαλον' (skubalon) profanity?
I generally do not vote down unless a person has a huge unwaranted bias, or is irrational. To see a thougjtful answer in the negative is contrary to the value of this sight so I must (+1) even if i am pushing your answer ahead of mine ;) To many armchair critics around who are not willing to lift a thoughtful finger themselves.
Aug
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comment Was 'σκύβαλον' (skubalon) profanity?
@Eric - people who are offended by cussing do not think it adds force to an argument it just seems to indicate a bitter and angry spirit. If Paul seemed bitter nobody would listen to him. The LXX fully support my post and I doubt you will find any better objective reference than that.
Aug
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revised Was 'σκύβαλον' (skubalon) profanity?
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Aug
22
comment Did Moses need a human guide in the wilderness?
I just was reading this portion of scripture today. I don't recall if the cloud was supposed to be right above, or a little elevated,which would allow some manual positioning at settlement based on the layout of the land and advice of a scout. What do you think? Your answers sort of lead me to this question.
Aug
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revised Why do many chinese Bibles translate “Logos” in John 1:1 as 道 (Dao)?
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revised Why do many chinese Bibles translate “Logos” in John 1:1 as 道 (Dao)?
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