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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.


Jun
22
revised Does the story of the thief on the cross imply that Jesus believed religious practice was unnecessary for salvation?
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Jun
22
revised Significance of the “Son of Man” appellation in Ezekiel
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Jun
21
comment Significance of the “Son of Man” appellation in Ezekiel
@MonicaCellio - Alfred Edersheim, Jewish Historian and professor 1800s has a section in his book on Messiah, WHAT MESSIAH DID THE JEWS EXPECT? P163. He is extensive in his references to ancient Rabbinic literature. Sample quote: 'They convey the idea, that the existence of this Messiah was regarded as premundane (before the moon, before the morning-star), and eternal, and His Person and dignity as superior to that of men and Angels: ‘the Angel of the Great Council,' probably ‘the Angel of the Face' - m.ccel.org/browse/bookInfo?id=edersheim/lifetimes. For ex, Mica 5:2 was Messianic.
Jun
21
answered Significance of the “Son of Man” appellation in Ezekiel
Jun
19
answered Does the story of the thief on the cross imply that Jesus believed religious practice was unnecessary for salvation?
Jun
19
comment What does it mean to lay down beside an altar (Amos 2:8)?
@JonEricson - good point, incense and libations better fit the context of drinking.
Jun
18
comment What does “in the midst of the years” mean in Habakkuk 3:2?
@MonicaCellio - Oh I see what your saying, yes that helped, thanks.
Jun
18
answered What does it mean to lay down beside an altar (Amos 2:8)?
Jun
18
comment What does “in the midst of the years” mean in Habakkuk 3:2?
@MonicaCellio - שׁנה šâneh קרב qereḇ. I have to look it up and could barely understand your comment. For difficult Hebrew I will be asking you:)
Jun
18
answered What does “in the midst of the years” mean in Habakkuk 3:2?
Jun
17
comment In Dispensationalism what rule determines applicability of a scriptural demand?
@BobJones - I am not totally convinced that dispensationalism at least it's milder forms has a much different view from covenant theology in terms of Law and Grace. By the way Baptist churches are not dispensationalists but baptize by full immersion, so do other evangelicals that follow covenant theology. but you probably know that. Anyway I leave this one to you, you seem to know more about it than I do. Good luck in your research.
Jun
17
answered Who are the brothers in Numbers 14:4?
Jun
17
comment In Dispensationalism what rule determines applicability of a scriptural demand?
@BobJones - I added four more paragraphs meant to turn the focus away from 'dispensations' because this is not the key guiding principle I am identifying. It really is all about a system that make Revelations as literal as possible. It's not based on Law and Grace or what Laws one needs to follow, though it does assume the New Covenat fully did away with the Old by its fulfillment in Christ, but this is not unique to the dispensationalism but a very common evangelical belief. So regarding Sabbath, even I, though not a dispensationalist do not consider any day holier than another. Col 2:16-17
Jun
17
revised In Dispensationalism what rule determines applicability of a scriptural demand?
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Jun
17
comment What is the baptism of fire?
+1 - there is a lot I like about your connection with the burnt offering, and your words around it. I also tend to think within the same theme, the Spirit baptized us into Christ, but when Jesus ascended into heaven as Lod, He baptized believers with the Spirit, which is this baptism. The fire I take to be the same as your meaning. It is similar to circumcision because it cuts away the nature of flesh.
Jun
17
comment In Dispensationalism what rule determines applicability of a scriptural demand?
@BobJones - In some way the OT divisions, I mean the extreme parts about Israel in OT and her future to come, is just to support the Revelation approach. The divisions of covenants, OT, NT is really not that new or different from, for example, Luther. I do not think in general that the dispensation idea is to avoid requirements in the past. I think that allegory, where not natural, and taking things too literally, both effect faith and the effect of commands. However this issue is not the deciding factor of whether one follows God's commands. It's just one area that needs balance.
Jun
16
revised What does Matthew 18:8-9 say about eternity?
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Jun
16
revised In Dispensationalism what rule determines applicability of a scriptural demand?
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Jun
16
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Jun
16
answered In Dispensationalism what rule determines applicability of a scriptural demand?