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I'm a born-again Christian, active member of the body of Christ, husband and father, and Bible teacher. I love to study Scripture, and firmly believe it is the only credible standard for truth.

Aside from my devotion to God, His people, and His word, I don't really have any loyalty to a particular doctrine or creed.

(The guy in the picture is Zhuge Liang from the movie Red Cliff.)


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comment Was Esau's Birthright also a physical token?
If the answer is "no", it might be difficult to prove.
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comment In what churches does this set of beliefs and behaviors best fit?
Islam, maybe? :-)
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revised Why didn't Adam eat from the Tree of Life?
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comment Why didn't Adam eat from the Tree of Life?
@DickHarfield As this is Christianity.SE, I think answers from Jewish philosophers would be off-topic.
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asked Why didn't Adam eat from the Tree of Life?
Dec
15
comment Devil's Sons (Wheat and tares)
Sonship in their day had less to do with origin and more to do with solidarity of character.
Dec
15
comment How have Christian theologians historically reconciled the idea of creation ex-nihlo with the creation account?
@Caleb Fair enough. Let's just close it until I can do a re-write.
Dec
15
comment What's the Biblical basis for “all Christians will be together in heaven some day”?
Hmmm... still seems like a bit of a stretch. I mean, the verse doesn't say they go to "heaven".
Dec
15
comment What's the Biblical basis for “all Christians will be together in heaven some day”?
@Beestocks The "all" is indeed important to my question, yes.
Dec
15
comment How have Christian theologians historically reconciled the idea of creation ex-nihlo with the creation account?
@Flimzy Did you read the question? I am asking for the exact opposite of opinions and speculations.
Dec
15
comment How have Christian theologians historically reconciled the idea of creation ex-nihlo with the creation account?
@curiousdannii Regarding the "conflict", no. I don't think so. The " out of water" creation is based on the exegesis of Gen. 1. Peter was just doing the same thing. I edited back in "throughout history", but I want to know how theologians have handled it, not just "Christians" in general.
Dec
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revised How have Christian theologians historically reconciled the idea of creation ex-nihlo with the creation account?
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revised How have Christian theologians historically reconciled the idea of creation ex-nihlo with the creation account?
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revised How have Christian theologians historically reconciled the idea of creation ex-nihlo with the creation account?
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asked How have Christian theologians historically reconciled the idea of creation ex-nihlo with the creation account?
Dec
15
asked What's the Biblical basis for “all Christians will be together in heaven some day”?
Dec
15
comment From a reformed theology perspective, is there any Biblical argument against having a concubine?
@curiousdannii Reformed is not equivalent to Calvinist; Calvinism is only one characteristic of one aspect of Reformed theology. I think the idea the OP was alluding to is that Reformed theology is known for being Bible-centered, hence the tone of the question.
Dec
14
comment What reasons does the Bible give for why the tribe of Levi was chosen to have the priesthood and temple duties?
But why the Levites?
Dec
12
comment What is meant by keeping people blind and deaf so as not to get healed?
In theory a downvote means it's confusing, unhelpful, and/or poorly researched. In practice, however, people down-vote if they don't like it. I wouldn't let it bother you too much unless everything you post has a negative vote total, in which case you might want to review the site policies and make sure you're not doing something wrong.
Dec
12
comment What is meant by keeping people blind and deaf so as not to get healed?
I'd encourage you to also post a question over at Hermeneutics.SE about the meaning of one of these passages.