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bio website ravingsandranting.blogspot.co…
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For christianity.stackexchange.com my background is:

  • Spent the first 20 years of my life in a semi-rural Baptist church
  • At uni became quite active in the evangelical campus group, at that time I moved to a Sydney Anglican church for 2 years before I moved to Canberra
  • Since then (7 or 8 years) I have been quite active in my local Anglican Church
  • I started a Bachelor of Theology part time in 2009 and now (2012) am just over half way through

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comment Is there a way to prove the God of the Bible?
Hi Marc, good question and maybe warrants its own page, but briefly this comes to my mind. The Bible is made up of lots of different texts, written in different times and places by different people to different people. This means, unlike some other religious texts, it isn't based on one persons experience or philosophical musing. Because it came about in ordinary means it can be analysed like any other historical document. Christianity has placed its head on the chopping block of history and invites anyone to take a swing (Dickson, The Christ Files).
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revised Is there a way to prove the God of the Bible?
added all the bible verses to support the case that Jesus and Paul thought Jesus was the God of the Bible
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comment How did Noah preserve fresh water fish?
This has never occurred to me. I like this question.
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comment Is there a way to prove the God of the Bible?
You did asked about proving the God of the Bible who I take to be Jesus. "And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself." (Luk 24:17) "I and the Father are one" (Joh 10:30) "Whoever has seen me has seen the Father." (Joh 14:9) (and many other verses). If Jesus did not rise from the dead (according to the scriptures) then the Christian faith is futile and Christians are misrepresenting God (1 Cor 15:14-15). Maybe I should set this up a bit more in my answer.
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answered Is there a way to prove the God of the Bible?
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comment Why no specific names of false apostles and false brothers in Acts and epistles?
That is true. Some commentators are torn on this. John Gill says Phygelus and Hermogenes are "now stars fallen from heaven, had erred from the faith, and were become apostates, and proved men of corrupt minds, and deceivers of the people" where as he says Demas may not be "entirely apostatized; he might forsake the apostle, and yet not forsake Christ and his interest, or make shipwreck of faith and a good conscience: his faith might be right, though low". Barnes, Calvin, Clark also do not agree.
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