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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 Why did God speak Hebrew?
Excellent. Thanks.
Jul
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comment Why did God speak Hebrew?
Thanks - very good points. If you would humor me, though... can you add a "Summary" to the top which directly answers the question as to why He spoke Hebrew so often? (I realize it might not be clear why I am asking this question, but I think the implications of the answer will become more clear once the answer is clearly stated.)
Jul
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comment Was Jesus' resurrected body the same as his glorified body that he now has in heaven?
I understand your position, I just don't understand where you're getting it from. I hesitate to ask, but are you Mormon? (I haven't gotten that impression, but this answer is in line with their teachings.) Bottom line: I don't see a strong case here for claims like "Christ's flesh is like Adam's original flesh." - where does that come from?
Jul
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comment Was Jesus' resurrected body the same as his glorified body that he now has in heaven?
@Mike By the "Acts 9" logic, though, one might argue that Father God's eternal form is a burning bush. By the Revelation 1 logic, one might argue that Father God's eternal form is a jasper-colored man (Rev. 4:3).
Jul
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comment Was Jesus' resurrected body the same as his glorified body that he now has in heaven?
I'm with you on a lot of things, but I found this answer a bit weird. "We will have a body like His, still flesh and bone, but glorious" seems to be based on a lot of assumptions and conjecture, and I don't feel you've made a strong case for it. Remember, "it has not appeared as yet what we will be", but we know that "flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God", so that narrows it down a bit.
Jul
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comment Why did God speak Hebrew?
@MonikaMichael Please don't take it as a silly question. Many people have wondered what the answer to this question is. If you have an answer, please post it. I am interested in the implications of the correct answer as much as the correct answer.
Jul
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asked Why did God speak Hebrew?
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revised Are the gifts of the Holy Spirit still active today?
Clarified my position, restructured the post
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revised Are the gifts of the Holy Spirit still active today?
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Jul
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comment Are the gifts of the Holy Spirit still active today?
@DJClayworth I give up. I don't want to jump to conclusions, but I get the feeling you are highly motivated to reject what I'm saying, regardless of whether it is true - whether that be because you disagree with my answer, or because you consider your own answer a better one. My answer is solid according to the design and rules of this site. If you have any interest in understanding this reality, bring it up on Meta and someone else can try to explain it. I don't feel like I'm being listened to or understood here, so I'm going to move on.
Jul
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comment Was Jesus' resurrected body the same as his glorified body that he now has in heaven?
@Mike With that said, if you are curious about His form or appearance, and whether He currently dwells in a "spiritual body" which looks similar to a man's body, that would be another question altogether. I suspect that any time Jesus appears to man He will look like a man (glowing or not), but that is based on how I view the so-called "Trinity". I see Jesus as God's way of approaching man in a familiar form. So my point is, whatever form we are in (now or in eternity), I would expect "Jesus" to appear in like form.
Jul
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comment Was Jesus' resurrected body the same as his glorified body that he now has in heaven?
@Mike All I'm saying is what I said: that flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God. If we take it as a given that His resurrected body was the same as His earthly body, then no, that was not the same "body" that He has now. According to 1 Cor. 15 He would now be in a "spiritual body", which would be different than a "natural body" (i.e. of flesh and blood.) All else is speculation.
Jul
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comment What happens to marriage on the New Earth
Claiming that a case can be made is not the same as making a case. Providing a link is not an answer.
Jul
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comment How do we argue when someone posits a non-causal universe
Excellent point in your last paragraph - I couldn't agree more. I think we are easily duped into arguing in favor of "a God", or "a Cause", or "a Deity", but the reality is, people need Jesus - and accepting Him takes a miracle. So, at the end of the day it's much better to offer them what truth they are willing to have sown into their heart, and then pray for God to bring the growth.
Jul
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comment Was Jesus' resurrected body the same as his glorified body that he now has in heaven?
@Mike I hadn't thought of the mount of transfiguration... but after consideration, it doesn't change my view - He appeared in familiar form, but in glory - all for the purpose of those looking on. I don't think this was meant as a glimpse into His post-ascension "tent".
Jul
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comment Was Jesus' resurrected body the same as his glorified body that he now has in heaven?
(+1) I found the last paragraph very interesting.
Jul
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comment Was Jesus' resurrected body the same as his glorified body that he now has in heaven?
@Mike I think "it has not appeared as yet what we will be" (1 John 3:2). I would imagine He will be in the form that we are in at that time, whatever that looks like; to me it seems that was sort of the point of Him looking like a man when He was here on earth (or appearing in visions, for that matter). So in other words, if we have ten fingers in "Heaven", I would imagine He also will. (If I had to guess, I would guess we will have ten fingers, but hey, maybe we won't!)
Jul
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comment At what level of detail does God lead His children?
Let me know if you would like to see any additional Scripture references added.
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answered At what level of detail does God lead His children?
Jul
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comment What is Baptism of the Holy Spirit?
See here for further justification of "receiving" and "being baptized in" being equivalent.