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revised How does John 5:28-29 fit with the dispensational hermeneutic
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answered How does John 5:28-29 fit with the dispensational hermeneutic
Jul
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revised In light of this scripture how does this fit in with a dispensational hermeneutic if this is the first resurrection?
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comment Why is δεδικαίωται translated “freed” in many English versions?
@Susan - The body of Jesus died on the cross because of imputed sin. That appears to be the context of Romans 6:6 - that is, the body of Jesus is in immediate view. Our bodies today are "alive" but they are to be considered "dead" to sin because of our union with Christ. The body of Christ died to sin (or we could say that sin "did justice" in precipitating his death). Since we are united to him, our earthly bodies are "dead" to sin through him, and at the same time "alive" to God, because Jesus not only died because of sin, but rose from the dead (and we are in union with him).
Jul
13
comment Paul rebukes Peter in Galatians: short and sweet or speech?
Acts 15:34 is actually an insertion from a later manuscript. Thus, in order for the reader to see a gap of time between Acts 15:33 and Acts 15:35, there was the insertion of the phrase,"But it seemed good to Silas to remain there." Silas was the one who accompanied Paul when Barnabas parted ways with Paul. Thus between Acts 15:33 and Acts 15:35 there was a gap of time in which Peter had to travel to Antioch to clarify matters regarding the role of Jewish Law in Christian living. It was at this time that Paul confronted Peter and Barnabas publicly, for which Barnabas was less than appreciative.
Jul
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comment Paul rebukes Peter in Galatians: short and sweet or speech?
Hi, Jack. Could you fit Barnabas into this picture? Barnabas and Paul had parted ways because of their sharp disagreement over John Mark (Acts 15:38). This break-up occurred right after the confrontation with Peter (Acts 15:35). That is, Barnabas was aligned with Peter when Paul confronted Peter (and Barnabas) in Antioch. Could the sharp disagreement over John Mark therefore have had more to do with Paul's confrontation with Peter and Barnabas? In other words, could Barnabas's sharp disagreement with Paul stem from his own indignation of public correction (and perceived humiliation) from Paul?
Jul
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reviewed No Action Needed Does the Bible mention unicorns?
Jul
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answered Odd construction in 1 Peter 3:2?
Jul
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revised Was Ezekiel overwhelmed about his commission?
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answered Was Ezekiel overwhelmed about his commission?
Jun
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reviewed No Action Needed The articular infinitive of John 17:5 rendering
Jun
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reviewed Reviewed Does Paul believe that God sandbagged the Jews with a law they couldn't keep?
Jun
28
comment Does Paul believe that God sandbagged the Jews with a law they couldn't keep?
Ginny - thank you for these insights, and I am sure that absolutely no one will disagree with you. But can you tell us the why behind your statements? Why was shrimp, lobster, and pork unclean to God? (Why can we eat these foods as delicacies before God today with a "clean" conscience?) For example, how does the image of God (in both men and women) define what is "moral" (and "immoral") in human sexuality? These are just suggestions. Thanks.
Jun
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reviewed Reviewed What is meant in 1 Peter 3:21 when it says “baptism now saves you”
Jun
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comment What is meant in 1 Peter 3:21 when it says “baptism now saves you”
Your answer is excellent. As you answer questions, kindly hyperlink verses, so that we may check them with one click. Also, I followed your logic quite well, but I am guessing that most of the commentary is your view, but do you have any references? For example, how does the baptism of the great flood compare to the baptism into Moses, when the Israelites were saved from Egypt? Please use other references from the Bible to help us tie into your logic. In this way, there is more than one data point (beyond your particular view) to enable us to draw the correct inferences from the text. Thanks!
Jun
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comment What does the author of Ecclesiastes Chapter 2 mean that 'his heart was still guided with wisdom' as he went about doing foolish things?
@Mike - your question (and the answer) focused on the interpretation of one phrase in one verse.... For example, please see the comments of Rashi for verse 9, where Rashi unpacks the meaning of the context of wisdom in the chapter.
Jun
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revised What does the author of Ecclesiastes Chapter 2 mean that 'his heart was still guided with wisdom' as he went about doing foolish things?
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Jun
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comment Qualifications for deacons and pastors in 1 Timothy 3:1-12
@curiousdannii - do women occupy the office of oversight?
Jun
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reviewed Reviewed Is the Son of Man passage in Matthew 25 a reference to 1 Enoch?
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comment Is the Son of Man passage in Matthew 25 a reference to 1 Enoch?
Justin - thanks for joining us. Kindly take the tour of the website. We like to see not only your answer, but how you arrived at your answer. If you just give us some verses, then we are left wondering how you might have come to your conclusions. Thanks!