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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.


May
10
answered What was the actual thorn plant that was used in Christ's crown of thorns? John 19:2
May
7
comment Why modern translations of Mark 7:4 omit some words at the end of the verse?
Yes understood and this is a good site to rise the question. Cheers.
May
7
comment Why modern translations of Mark 7:4 omit some words at the end of the verse?
You seem to be raising questions from a book making an issue of minor flaws, rather then encountering them yourself from personal study. anyway does not matter questions are still valid..from what I have read it is hard to decide which manuscripts to follow as arguments for keeping or removing the 'tables' are both good (but keeping might have more manuscript support in terms of numbers). However to use this as an argument for claiming that Mark was originally written in Latin seems not be taken seriously by expositors I read.
May
7
answered Why in some translations of Romans 16 there is “amen” twice in the text?
May
6
comment How was the Apostle Paul a Debtor to the Greeks?
+1 - It is unexplained why good answers all over this site languish with zero votes or less.
May
6
comment How was the Apostle Paul a Debtor to the Greeks?
+1 - It is unexplained why good answers all over this site languish with zero votes or less
May
6
answered How was the Apostle Paul a Debtor to the Greeks?
May
2
comment Explaining Judges 14:4
yes but that's the point. his failings led to his position which could destroy the enemies of Israel. God used his weakness to get him close to the enemy. Samson wanted to get close as a holy desire and as a fleshly desire but God was coordinating it all. Of course there are other views also. cheers.
May
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revised Explaining Judges 14:4
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May
2
answered Explaining Judges 14:4
Apr
24
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Apr
22
comment What is the context of Luke 12:47-48?
@user2479 - I see what you mean. I think the common view is that these two versus are not related. The Luke ref is about different degrees of punishment for 'unbelievers'. Some receive hard beatings forever, others receive lighter blows forever. The Corinthian is about all the lost time and wasted efforts the weakest 'believer' might become aware of, even just as the eternal relief of being saved from a burning house snatches him up into glory. Burnings of wasted works for believers versus beatings of condemned souls for unbelievers.
Apr
21
comment What is the context of Luke 12:47-48?
@JohnMartin - Yes, I meant it with reference to purgatory as I think only Catholics believe in that concept.
Apr
21
revised What is the context of Luke 12:47-48?
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Apr
21
answered What is the context of Luke 12:47-48?
Apr
19
answered Did Jehoahaz and Jehoash's reign overlap?
Apr
17
answered Did Jesus help drunk people to get even more drunk?
Apr
13
comment The Pharaoh of the Exodus
I believe there is some reasonable evidence that points to Thutmose II. For a detailed argument I refer you to this post on C.SE rather then copy it here. Why was Pharaoh wen Moses lived?
Apr
10
answered Why do the Jews in John 8:33 say that they have never been enslaved?
Apr
9
answered How to save Paul from the Galatians 3 “seed” vs “seeds” argument blunder?