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Well, I'm certain that I will begin the RCIA process soon at my local parish. I just read "Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic" by David B. Currie. What an amazing book! So, perhaps next Easter, I'll be baptized and partake of my first legitimate Lord's Supper (Communion).

I recently completed two papers which are available on the Articles section of my website. One is a discourse on the phrase "the first day of the week" in the KJV translation of the New Testament. The other is an exegesis of John 3:3.

Let me know what you think (contact@simply-a-christian.com).

  1. The First Day of the Week in the New Testament
  2. You Must Be Born Again - An Exegesis on John 3:3

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comment Did Jesus read minds or perceive them?
@Tau: That's very kind of you. Thank you for the compliment.
Dec
21
comment “A god” or “God” in John 1:1?
@Wayne: Does "through" change that fact that the Word cannot be created since everything that was made (i.e., every creature) was made through him? If the Word is a creature, how could he have created himself through himself if he had yet to be created?
Dec
20
comment Authorship of the LXX of Psa. 24:1
Possibly. I don't think there's a way to know. I suppose the original question I asked remains unanswerable, then.
Dec
17
comment Why does God seek to kill Moses in Exodus 4:24
See Keil & Delitzsch on Exo. 4:24. studylight.org/commentaries/kdo/view.cgi?bk=1&ch=4
Dec
17
comment What is the significance of 2nd John being addressed to the “elect lady”?
"would this also be used for example as to allowing women to be Elders in a church?" I don't see why. It doesn't say the "elect lady" (Ἐκλεκτῇ κυρίᾳ) is an elder (πρεσβύτερος), but rather, the author is. In case you are interested, see p. 181 (in the book). simply-a-christian.com/texts/Henry_Alford/…
Dec
17
comment Was Jesus’ commandment to “love enemies” (Matthew 5:43) meant literally?
Is there another way to interpet the commandment to love our enemies?
Dec
16
comment Ezekiel 16:4 - Why were babies rubbed with salt?
You might be interested: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/27336/…
Dec
14
comment What does Peter mean by “partakers of the divine Nature”
Wouldn't this be best answered if you request a particular denominational perspective? Undoubtedly, Catholics will interpret this differently than most other denominations.
Dec
8
comment Accurate translation of חֶמְדַּ֣ת in Haggai 2:7
I like the diagrams. Very nice. :)
Dec
8
comment Could μονογενής mean simply “unique”?
It's mine indeed (my website, too). I'll see if I have time to compose an answer.
Dec
8
comment Could μονογενής mean simply “unique”?
simply-a-christian.com/blog/…
Dec
6
comment What does it mean for Jesus to fulfill the law?
A source to back up your assertion that τελειόω is a synonym?
Dec
5
comment How to save Paul from the Galatians 3 “seed” vs “seeds” argument blunder?
Actually, you are mistaken. The plural for זֶרַע can be found in the word זַרְעֵיכֶם in 1 Sam. 8:15. The inclusion of the י makes it plural. It means "your (pl.) seeds (pl.)." Obviously, זֶרַע is more commonly used as a collective plural, but still, זֶרַע does have a plural form found in scripture. You may now step down from your pedestool. By the way, is not a feminine noun, so it's not זרעות, but זרעים.
Dec
5
comment What is the difference between hope and faith?
You should include translations of foreign language texts. Most people here speak English. We ask questions in English. We answer in English. So, it would assist readers in providing the English translation along with the Greek/foreign language text. :)
Dec
3
comment The name of God in ancient manuscripts
Another word (off top of my head) is גֹּבַהּ, meaning "height."
Dec
3
comment The name of God in ancient manuscripts
There's not a double ה. Rather the ה has a mappik in it, thus הּ, as in יָהּ. However, it doesn't mean the ה should be pronounced as הה. Rather, it means that the ה should be vocalized, whereas name without it, the ה is simply unvocalized. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mappiq
Dec
3
comment Matthew vs Levi in the Gospel according to Matthew
Jas 3.1 - I also believe that Matthew the tax collector was the author of the Gospel of Matthew. Never heard differently until now.
Nov
24
comment After He had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever (Hebrews 10:12)
Great question. For some commentary, I found Alford informative. studylight.org/commentaries/hac/view.cgi?bk=57&ch=10
Nov
18
comment What is John 15:10 really saying?
Also check out the Johannine epistles. They shed much more light on John 15:10.
Nov
18
comment What is John 15:10 really saying?
It's pretty simple really. Do you know what κύριος means? We often translate it as "lord," but it's really "master," as in the master of a slave. We are Jesus' slaves, and he is our master. Now, then, I suppose you understand how keeping his commandments is important. My assumption is that you're making this a faith v. works dichotomy, but faith and works are synergistic and do not oppose one another. Our faith in our master, Jesus Christ, in conjunction with the indwelling Holy Spirit, compels us to obey his commands and also produce good works (like loving one another, which is his command).