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I live and work in San Antonio, Texas.


Jun
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comment What does, “Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him,” mean?
@Bagpipes - the "guarding of clothes" appears to have more to do with guarding ones testimony. That is, nakedness would be the shame of debauchery (Phil 3:19), which would disqualify one from preaching the Gospel to others (1 Cor 9:26-27). As noted above, the wearing of unclean clothes has less to do with debauchery and more to do with self-righteous living, which "stinks."
Jun
11
comment What does, “Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him,” mean?
@JohnMartin - Good example. "Nakedness" (whether literal or figurative) appears to relate to the shame of debauchery (Philippians 3:19), and stained, or filthy, garments, appear to relate to self-righteousness.
Jun
11
revised What does, “Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him,” mean?
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Jun
10
answered What does, “Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him,” mean?
Jun
9
comment How ought we to take Paul's comments on getting drunk?
The same contrast was seen at Pentecost, where the filling of the Spirit was compared to the filling of wine. Wine instigates us to act contrary to our moral nature, while the filing of the Spirit of God instigates us to act contrary to our immoral nature. Both extremes engender dependent behaviors. Please click here for more background info.
Jun
8
revised Which is considered more reliable about Jesus' words, Mark or Q?
typo correction
Jun
8
reviewed No Action Needed What did people do with children in biblical times when people gathered as a congregation?
Jun
7
reviewed No Action Needed Which is considered more reliable about Jesus' words, Mark or Q?
Jun
7
comment What does the Old Testament phrase 'cut off from their people' mean?
Can you help us with verse references? Can you drill down in any aspects of grammar or syntax within the text? We do not doubt your convictions; in order to share them with you, we need your help to see how you came to your conclusions through an in-depth analysis of the texts. Thanks!
Jun
7
revised How should “ektroma ” be translated in 1 Corinthians 15:8?
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revised How should “ektroma ” be translated in 1 Corinthians 15:8?
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Jun
7
answered How should “ektroma ” be translated in 1 Corinthians 15:8?
Jun
6
comment Was there any significance to the term χριστὸς in koine Greek outside of Judeo-Christian thought?
@David - you are correct. What piqued me to write the response however was the enigmatic depiction of Cyrus, whose head appeared to be receiving rains pouring from heaven. The parallels were too striking to ignore, especially when the Hebrew Bible uses the same words to convey him as "Christos."
Jun
6
reviewed Reviewed Are bats described as birds?
Jun
6
comment Are bats described as birds?
The Hebrew word for fowl in these verses is עוֹף, which means "wing" (winged creatures). Please click here.
Jun
6
reviewed Reviewed Why did the Samaritans worship God in Mount Gerissim rather than Jerusalem?
Jun
6
comment Why did the Samaritans worship God in Mount Gerissim rather than Jerusalem?
Could you develop more information and background? For example, could you compare and contrast why the stones from the Jordan River were used on Mount Ebal with the altar?; that is, you mention Deut 27:1-4 (context of these stones from the Jordan), but you do not develop any of these ideas.
Jun
6
answered Was there any significance to the term χριστὸς in koine Greek outside of Judeo-Christian thought?
Jun
5
revised Is the robe that Jesus wears “Dipped” or “Spattered” in blood
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revised Is the robe that Jesus wears “Dipped” or “Spattered” in blood
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