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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
27
answered Who is the “god of this world” in 2 Corinthians 4:4?
Jul
27
asked Are the Hebrew Scriptures in general to be understood as continuous discourses or fragmental remains of much larger collections?
Jul
22
asked Did Jesus primarily use an exegetical or hermeneutical approach in explaining the meaning of the Hebrew Scriptures?
Jul
22
accepted How to separate exegesis from eisegesis in this example?
Jul
22
comment How to separate exegesis from eisegesis in this example?
that seems reasonable
Jul
22
comment How to separate exegesis from eisegesis in this example?
@MonicaCellio - Good point - that's why I am struggling with the term to use. I have to call it something else. I think I will raise another question that get's more to the heart of the matter.
Jul
22
comment How to separate exegesis from eisegesis in this example?
I enjoyed reading your analysis. It's pretty good considering it's a made-up scenario with little information. Your analysis confirms my suspicion that following exegesis without any eisegesis may lead to the obvious wrong answer. I never realized before but it seems eisegeis is sometimes required to understand text that 'has an injunction within it'. For example, 'taste that the Lord is good' or prophecy of future events requires our own investigation which might deposit back a resulting eisegesis into our understanding of the text.
Jul
22
comment How to separate exegesis from eisegesis in this example?
I think this is an acceptable analysis regardless of how you answer this follow up clarification. Q: Is it correct in your view then to say that it means in this example understanding the text as originally written by the author required more than exegesis (assuming of course that the writer intended the person to understand that it was a diamond which was the precious stone).
Jul
21
comment How to separate exegesis from eisegesis in this example?
@MonicaCellio - I am trying to see how others think about the separation of exegesis and eisegesis. I am actually not sure if it can be answered, or not. Not positive what a good answer would be either.
Jul
20
answered The number 40's “real meaning”
Jul
20
asked How to separate exegesis from eisegesis in this example?
Jul
20
comment What is the meaning of 'Power of the Death'?
I personally see no textual reason to limit it to physical death. Physical death is just one aspect of the death that the Devil introduced into humanity in the Garden of Eden. It is primarily a spiritual death, i.e. power to deceive and lead people away from God into sin. In fact it would have to be spiritual because those in the world are not physically dead, yet they are in his 'kingdom' under his 'power', so the power of death must be spiritual in its primary definition.
Jul
19
answered What is the meaning of 'Power of the Death'?
Jul
18
comment Parable of the sower, the seed which fell on stony places?
I understand your question the idea in the parable that addresses it I would think is that the plant itself coming up from the ground are the works that other's might see. They can't see the roots of faith from which the works spring, but they can see some of the results above the ground. In short from the plant is love as a result of faith deeply rooted in us.
Jul
18
comment Parable of the sower, the seed which fell on stony places?
That's what I get from the meaning of the parable. Basically if you do not harden you heart like a layer of rock, but believe in the gospel, then nobody will be able to uproot you out of God's kingdom. The depth is the sincerity of your acknowledged need. If you do not deny you need saving, then your soil will be as deep as you do acknowledge it. Only self righteousness can fully harden you and this is the blindness of unbelief. Faith alone receives God's love, to relive the fear of his wrath for our huge sins.
Jul
18
answered Parable of the sower, the seed which fell on stony places?
Jul
17
revised Does the woman in Revelation 12 go down to the earth from the heaven?
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Jul
17
answered Does the woman in Revelation 12 go down to the earth from the heaven?
Jul
15
comment Arguments for early/late date of authorship of Daniel
The deciding factor for me is that Ezekiel which has an early date was written after Daniel for it mentions him. 'you are indeed wiser than Daniel; no secret is hidden from you; (Ezekiel 28:3)' Anyone who has read Daniel knows 'no secrets was hid from him' refers to only the one Daniel that we know of. It's almost an emblem of his person. This on its own is a weighty argument that tips the balance for me to anything else considered.
Jul
15
revised Does 1 Thessalonians 4:17 borrow from Daniel 7?
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