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Christian, dad, and programmer


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revised What does the Parable of the workers in the Vineyard, mean? Matthew 20
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answered Does the Catholic Church still stand behind Isaiah 14:21?
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revised In the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit, what is the the distinction between the gifts of wisdom, understanding, and knowledge?
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reviewed Edit suggested edit on What does the Parable of the workers in the Vineyard, mean? Matthew 20
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revised What does the Parable of the workers in the Vineyard, mean? Matthew 20
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answered In the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit, what is the the distinction between the gifts of wisdom, understanding, and knowledge?
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revised Why was having concubines not a sin like adultery?
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comment What is the origin of the tradition that Mary lived in Turkey after John took her there?
@Steve, the Wikipedia article I linked claims that tradition says that John was pardoned by Emperor Nerva, though I don't see a primary source cited. Googling suggests that Nerve pardoned many (all?) that Domitian had banished, and so it is at least not illogical to think that the apostle John was among them. As for Mary, John was primarily responsible for her care. He could very well have arranged to have Mary cared for when he was banished. I suppose she could have gone with him to Patmos. My guess is that banishment doesn't have to mean solitary confinement.
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comment What is the origin of the tradition that Mary lived in Turkey after John took her there?
The apostle John's tomb is supposed to be in Ephesus. This tradition dates to the 6th century. As John was to care for Mary, it would make sense that she lived there.
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revised Why was having concubines not a sin like adultery?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Conscience: Christ's sacrifice vs the blood of bulls and goats?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What does the bible say about drinking?
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comment To a YEC, how does a metaphorical interpretation of Genesis 1-3 distort the gospel?
@Flimzy, I've added some links so that my opinions are now "supported," although I don't know if you'll find my support credible. These documents at least provide some means for testing the hypothesis that the text is historical (literal) rather than poetic/metaphorical. Naturally, this is not universally agreed upon, but it is a reasonable conclusion held by a number of YEC's (and perhaps others). Whether or not you can make a strong case against this assertion does not render it unsupported opinion.
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revised To a YEC, how does a metaphorical interpretation of Genesis 1-3 distort the gospel?
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answered What types of signs are given by the “lights in the expanse of the heavens”?
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accepted What is the basis for the claim that Ezekiel 44 is about Mary the Mother of Jesus?
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comment What is the basis for the claim that Ezekiel 44 is about Mary the Mother of Jesus?
I don't mean to suggest that there could be exactly one meaning of a passage, but if the church says, "(among other things) this passage certainly is speaking about Mary," that would be something.
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answered To a YEC, how does a metaphorical interpretation of Genesis 1-3 distort the gospel?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Are Lucifer and Satan different beings?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What does it mean for Christ to have been slain before the creation of the world?