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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.


Jul
19
comment 1 Corinthians 13:12: “For now we see through a glass, darkly”
@Brilliant - Oh I guess if you have never been to a 'house of mirrors' at a circus or carnival you might not get it. One mirror makes you look short and fat, anothre mirror makes you look tall and thin, another makes you head fat and big fat lips, etc. Its juts a crazy warped mirror thing at carnivals in the US and other places where you get cotton candy, popcorn etc.
Jul
19
answered 1 Corinthians 13:12: “For now we see through a glass, darkly”
Jul
19
answered Are the twenty-four elders of Revelation 4-5 angels or humans?
Jul
19
comment Are there intra-textual supports for a politicized reading of Revelation?
I do not know if you are still around but I finally posted an answer. Thanks for leading me to this book it was very good.
Jul
19
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Jul
18
comment How is it that Jesus could be “three days and three nights in the heart of the earth”?
@MonicaCellio - Actually I appreciated your comments Monica, it pried into where my view really stads, so I re-wroded my answer with less reliance on just the Hebraism. Thanks for keeping me honest with myself :)
Jul
18
revised How is it that Jesus could be “three days and three nights in the heart of the earth”?
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Jul
17
comment How is it that Jesus could be “three days and three nights in the heart of the earth”?
@MonicaCellio - If it of any help this link also tries to explain it but it only makes me dizzy. Cheers :) campuschristians.info/articles/3days3nights.html
Jul
17
comment How is it that Jesus could be “three days and three nights in the heart of the earth”?
@MonicaCellio - I do not totally base my thinking from the article, its just a sample. The fact that 26 hours can properly mean three days is enough for me to realize that idiomatic usage is going on. Even when I say ‘I saw you two days ago’ what does that actually mean? I think this might be a proverbial red herring. I do not even know if people used to ask about it this in the past. Besides my trusty Jewish historian, Alfred Edersheim does not even bother to notice the issue. If a professor of Hebrew history isn’t bothered, neither am I. Sorry if I don’t have a better answer, no motivation.
Jul
17
comment How is it that Jesus could be “three days and three nights in the heart of the earth”?
@MonicaCellio - The guy refers to Midrash Rabbah, search for this phrase in the article ---> drink three days, night or day
Jul
16
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Jul
16
answered What day of the week was the Pentecost in Acts 2?
Jul
16
answered How is it that Jesus could be “three days and three nights in the heart of the earth”?
Jul
16
asked When is allegorization of scripture productive?
Jul
15
answered Catholic explanation of the “spiritual sense” of Scripture?
Jul
14
reviewed Approve How many “layers” are there to the Scriptures?
Jul
14
comment How many “layers” are there to the Scriptures?
@Jas3.1 - You could say that for simplicity, but Protestants don’t usually think of layers as it implies a hidden meaning everywhere 'all on one layer, on top of the literal'. Some verses may have a single literal truth and no more. The literal is already ‘spiritual’ as it is infallible. Sometimes this is just semantics but as I have listed, each group has there own semantics and a clearly defined 'spiritual' layer seems to be primarily the Catholic semantic. Philo of Alexandria seems to have had up to a million layers and he has heavily influenced the Catholic Church compacting them into four
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