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Nov
22
revised Does God really hate some people (Ps 11:5), even though he loves the whole world (John 3:16)?
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comment Does God really hate some people (Ps 11:5), even though he loves the whole world (John 3:16)?
@David - I am shocked, very shocked and very disappointed. I have written a very brief note to senior developers at the Faithlife corporation, and of course will not use the cantillation software again without careful scrutiny in the future. Thank you for the very vigilant eye. I re-edited my post accordingly. Very Respectfully,
Nov
22
revised Does God really hate some people (Ps 11:5), even though he loves the whole world (John 3:16)?
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Nov
20
comment Does God really hate some people (Ps 11:5), even though he loves the whole world (John 3:16)?
The verse "Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated" was written over 1,000 years after Esau had died, and so was historical in its perspective. In this regard, before Esau was born, the prophecy at that time was only that "the older (Esau) would serve the younger (Jacob)."
Nov
20
answered Does God really hate some people (Ps 11:5), even though he loves the whole world (John 3:16)?
Nov
19
comment Why does Job use “bless” to mean “curse”?
The use appears to be euphemism.
Nov
19
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Nov
14
comment What sort of phrasing is “the many” in Romans 5?
@ScottS - Hmm. Here is one more from Dr. Lewis Sperry Chafer, the founder of Dallas Theological Seminary.
Nov
14
comment What sort of phrasing is “the many” in Romans 5?
@ScottS - This view appears in the writings of Torrey in addition to Spieq and Ernst, and finally is alluded to by Jonathan Edwards.
Nov
14
comment Genesis 2:24 - How do a husband and wife become one flesh?
@Tau - if I understand you correctly, sexual intercourse (with a prostitute for example) would not constitute becoming one flesh with her?
Nov
14
comment Genesis 2:24 - How do a husband and wife become one flesh?
@Tau - What did the Apostle Paul mean then when he stated that Corinthian believers became one flesh with the local prostitutes (when having sex with them)? 1 Cor 6:16?
Nov
13
answered What sort of phrasing is “the many” in Romans 5?
Nov
9
comment What sort of phrasing is “the many” in Romans 5?
I absolutely LOVE the graph (+1). Can you explain to us why then everyone does not receive the free gift of eternal life, if (in fact) Jesus had died for the sins of all people (that is, for "everyone else")? Thanks.
Nov
8
comment Genesis 2:24 - How do a husband and wife become one flesh?
@Tau - the man and woman are "one flesh" because they derive vital life needs (pleasure, identity, value) due to the sexual union, which has the typical result in producing offspring, who are "one flesh" with their parents, by whom they derive vital life needs (pleasure, identity, value). For example, sex with a prostitute makes you "one flesh" with her because the bond occurs by one with whom you derive vital life needs (pleasure, identity, value) albeit shamefully. In other words, my posting explains the "why" behind the meaning of the divine pronouncement of "one flesh."
Nov
7
comment Genesis 2:24 - How do a husband and wife become one flesh?
@Tau - the children are one flesh with the parents because the parents in logical order are one flesh first. The obvious conclusion here is that parents precede the children. Are we in violent agreement? :)
Nov
5
revised Genesis 2:24 - How do a husband and wife become one flesh?
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revised Genesis 2:24 - How do a husband and wife become one flesh?
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comment Genesis 2:24 - How do a husband and wife become one flesh?
@Tau - the first man and woman were one flesh in the sense that they sexually bonded and complemented one another for love and intimacy, which resulted in children. The mystery of the Christian New Testament uses both aspects of this one flesh image: that is, believers are first born again as children (sons of God) in order to become wedded to the body of Christ.
Nov
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revised Genesis 2:24 - How do a husband and wife become one flesh?
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