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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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revised What does Peter mean by “partakers of the divine Nature”
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revised What does Peter mean by “partakers of the divine Nature”
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answered What does Peter mean by “partakers of the divine Nature”
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awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
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comment Why doesn't Hebrews mention the temple (naos) anywhere?
I think the basic answer is that the Hebrews author is comparing the foundational meaning of the covenant established with Moses as a mediator and the new covenant established with Jesus as the mediator. It is all about the founding of the different covenants, how they are similar, how different and how the second is argued from the first, under its first principles. There is no real benefit then to focus on things at a period after Moses, i.e. at the time of David and Solomon as this was just a continuation of the principles established during the time of the tabernacle.
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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Notable Question
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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Revival
Dec
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answered How come in John 14:22-23 it seems like Jesus doesn't answer the question but talks about something else?
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awarded  Popular Question
Dec
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comment Does Solomon say that trades, where lifting and carrying are involved, are a punishment for sin?
@JohnUnsworth - Yes every believer suffers under the contradiction of men and I can tell we also share the same comfort by the holy spirit to be gracious under those afflictions by the grace given to us. If we do a word study on the meaning of grace it actually stems from enjoying others and eventually took on the meaning of taking pleasure and being favorable in that warm disposition to the undeserving and finally justification by faith. Yet this initial gracious enjoyment is something I need to survive in the busy city life of Hong Kong. thanks for the comments, obviously we agree. Cheers.
Dec
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answered Does Solomon say that trades, where lifting and carrying are involved, are a punishment for sin?
Dec
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revised What was the authorial intent of Genesis 1?
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revised What was the authorial intent of Genesis 1?
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answered What was the authorial intent of Genesis 1?
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comment What was the authorial intent of Genesis 1?
I am not sure what you intend by 'exegetical' support. Is it not obvious that it is intending to explain how everything came to be at the beggining? I think the intent of the author is almost always to communicate what children would naturally understand when reading it. Exegetical hair splicing is more needed when the passages appears incomprehensible. Cultural or historical investigation, where something commonly understood by the audience now lost in our language. More or less, Genesis Chapter 1 seems to be free of both complications apart from physical views of how the universe looks.
Dec
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revised What do women do when they're “ministering” in front of God's tabernacle?
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answered What do women do when they're “ministering” in front of God's tabernacle?
Nov
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comment What does Hebrews 9:4 mean by saying the Holy of Holies 'had' an altar of incense?
+1 - However it seems that the censer verses altar still begs the same question as the censer would usually be with the altar. However you last statement seems to approach the answer why, even though outside the holy of holies the purpose of the altar & censer seem to have their primary significance in their role in entering into the most holy place, thus the Apostle groups them together. At least this is what it seems to me and your answer does seem to imply.