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I am a scripting language connoisseur, regular expression aficionado, network geek, general lover of Linux and a frequent contributor to open source software. I transitioned to programming from other work because I was too busy automating my own work environment to actually do the other work. I have a hobby interest in cartography. For more see my personal site. Most importantly, my life is defined by the grace of God given to men through Jesus Christ. It is my ambition that everything I do would reflect His glory and point people towards Him.


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awarded  Custodian
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reviewed Leave Closed Why is “JESUS” in white on green?
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reviewed Close Does Christianity approve wars for faith?
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comment In what order should the books of the (Protestant) Bible be read?
@dancek This got migrated when the lit site closed as part of a rescue effort to send any relevant content to other sites. With your blessing, I think the best thing is to probably close it here and re-ask in a more C.SE appropriate way if anybody is interestested.
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accepted Why does the NWT capitalize “YOU” in many verses?
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revised Why does the NWT capitalize “YOU” in many verses?
We've been pretty strict about not letting folks post only copy/paste content as longer answers, short ones should not be exempt from having to have original content. In this case it was easy enough to fix...
Dec
7
comment If Christians believe that Christ was a God and immortal (or resurrected), why do some avenge his killing in his name?
Who are the "historic peace churches"?
Dec
6
comment Are chapter and verse divisions international?
I think this is a overstatement of the case. It's actually pretty complicated. Several languages have common versification schemes, and others have significant variations in the common one.
Dec
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comment How the trial of Jesus compares to the judical standards of the epoch and of the modern times?
+1. Your final paragraph was well worth restating my hurried points.
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answered How the trial of Jesus compares to the judical standards of the epoch and of the modern times?
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asked Why does the NWT capitalize “YOU” in many verses?
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revised Is there a group of Christians that believes that Jesus was resurrected metaphorically rather than physically?
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comment Is there a group of Christians that believes that Jesus was resurrected metaphorically rather than physically?
Yes. But that's a different question and off topic for comments. I suggest you first read what he wrote, then if you have questions about what it means for Christians bring them here or if you have problems understanding his words ask on Biblical Hermeneutics.
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comment Is there a group of Christians that believes that Jesus was resurrected metaphorically rather than physically?
@Anixx: I suggest you actually READ the works of Peter (see excerpts of Acts and 1/2/3 Peter) as a whole as well as his personal history from the Gospels rather than taking the verses I quote out of context. There is no way Peter meant "raised" to be only spiritual in the case of Jesus. Read the whole thing. And he was fully knowledgeable about how Jesus was killed: he was there. He was killed on a couple pieces of wood hewn from a tree and stood upright in the shape of a cross. Let the man speak for himself, and understand him in the context of the flexibility of language usage.
Dec
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comment Is there a group of Christians that believes that Jesus was resurrected metaphorically rather than physically?
The inference you made in your "update" is simply not legitimate. I didn't give context for what I was getting at with my original verse quote (hence why I removed it) but there is no way to understand Peter as believing in anything but a physical resurrection: Brothers, I may say to you with confidence about the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. [...] he foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption. This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses.
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comment Is there a group of Christians that believes that Jesus was resurrected metaphorically rather than physically?
@Anixx: Absolutely not. Peter many times emphatically affirmed his belief in the physical resurrection. "The God of our fathers raised Jesus, whom you killed by hanging him on a tree.", "Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead [...]"
Dec
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comment Is there a group of Christians that believes that Jesus was resurrected metaphorically rather than physically?
@Anixx: Yes, the original quote from 1st Peter is legitimately talking about spiritual resurrection (something orthodox Christianity also believes in aaas well as Jesus' physical resurrection). The important difference was not in the verse (which was all I showed) but in the translation footnotes in the JW bible on this topic.
Dec
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comment Is there a group of Christians that believes that Jesus was resurrected metaphorically rather than physically?
@Anixx: That was a bad example because in order for it to make sense you have to trace it through a lot more passages than just that. I'll work on a different more clear reference for that doctrine of theirs.
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revised Is there a group of Christians that believes that Jesus was resurrected metaphorically rather than physically?
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revised Is there a group of Christians that believes that Jesus was resurrected metaphorically rather than physically?
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