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comment What tribe is David from?
I have edited your question to remove the parts which are irrelevant to the core question. They may make for additional useful questions, however, they just aren't meaningful to answering this question.
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comment Is there Biblical support for the concept that 'Whenever a man lies with a woman…a transcendental relation is set up between them'?
@Andrew: I'm afraid I can't. I can say what I think it might mean, but it would be better to rely on the Lewis text.
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comment How do Old Earth Creationists use 2 Peter 3:8 to support the “day-age” theory?
@fredsbend: heh, of course, that's very true.
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comment What does it mean that God's wrath is infinite and what is its relation to existence of life on other planets?
@CoderInNetwork: I haven't watched the show, although I'm downloading it now via torrent. I've heard it's good anyway... after I see that episode, maybe I can provide better insight into what they were talking about. Do you by chance remember which episode it was?
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comment What does it mean that God's wrath is infinite and what is its relation to existence of life on other planets?
@CoderInNetwork: It does mention it. It says scholars emphasize that Bruno's astronomical views were at most a minor component of the theological and philosophical beliefs that led to his trial. So the idea that he was sentenced because his belief violated the fact that 'God's wrath is not eternal' is probably an embellishment.
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revised What contemporary criticism was given to Belloc's claim that the Protestant Reformation was the work of a few oligarchs?
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comment How do Old Earth Creationists use 2 Peter 3:8 to support the “day-age” theory?
@LCIII: Well, most OECs are not well studied, and they might not look at the scripture as critically as you or I. But to be fair, most YECs aren't well studied, either. So perhaps some OECs do use that verse the way you describe, but it's not a very solid proof text, as I think we both agree.
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comment What contemporary criticism was given to Belloc's claim that the Protestant Reformation was the work of a few oligarchs?
Was the Protestant Reformation a bottom-up or top-down reformation -- I'm pretty sure the answer to this question is simply: Yes. It's far too complex a scenario to pigeon-hole into either view. Both views are applicable to some aspects, and other aspects of the reformation wouldn't fit into either view.
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comment How do Old Earth Creationists use 2 Peter 3:8 to support the “day-age” theory?
I have edited your question to no longer say "The proper exegesis..." which I think is the most provocative part of the question. If you disagree with the edit, feel free to roll-back my change.
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comment How do Old Earth Creationists use 2 Peter 3:8 to support the “day-age” theory?
@LCIII: If you google for "2 Peter 3:8 creation" you get a ton of YEC groups debunking the supposed OEC view that 2 Peter 3:8 supports an old earth view. That's what I mean by it's used by YECs--It's used often as a straw man.
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comment How do Old Earth Creationists use 2 Peter 3:8 to support the “day-age” theory?
@Andrew: But that's not what was being done. The question was "How does group X explain Y? Y can't possibly be correct because of Z."
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comment How do Old Earth Creationists use 2 Peter 3:8 to support the “day-age” theory?
@LCIII: I think 2 Peter 3:8 is a popular go-to verse to debunk OEC, but not one used to support it (as you see in my answer). In any case, I suggest removing the provocative language from your question.
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