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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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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 [...]"
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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.
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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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answered 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?
Made question more clearly about Christianity without hinting that the there even is a parallel.
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comment In what order should the books of the (Protestant) Bible be read?
On this question, see also some discussion in chat starting here.
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comment In what order should the books of the (Protestant) Bible be read?
I made a mess of this one @JonEricson: I closed but that locked/deleted the entire thing because it was originally a migration from Lit.SE. I have cleared that and restored everything, but I'm hesitating to close it unilaterally again even though I see your point. I think it COULD work as a subjective question ... what would it take to make it Good Subjective?
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reviewed Reviewed What is the difference between holiness and righteousness?
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comment What is the difference between holiness and righteousness?
Perhaps you would be interested in editing this question to learn what doctrinal perspectives there are on this issue and what distinctions different traditions see between these words; and at the same time ask a variant question over on Biblical Hermeneutics about the definition of the specific words in the context of one or two of the verses.
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comment What is the difference between holiness and righteousness?
In this case I'm not sure how much variation there is between traditions on interpreting these words, so I'm not sure if it is reasonable to ask this without specifying what theological framework you are working with and want to hear from. (See our faq, but "Christian" is a pretty meaningless term on this site because we have scoped it to be any established group claiming to be such.)
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comment What is the difference between holiness and righteousness?
Welcome to Christianity.SE. This is a great question, however I have some reservations about it fitting our format or being asked in the right place. I know the tempo around here takes a while to get used to because it's not your normal forum or even everything-goes QnA site. This is border-line on a question seeking ultimate truth on an issue. Please be aware the only thing we can really do is provide Christianities take(s) on an issue.
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reviewed Reviewed If Christians believe that Christ was a God and immortal (or resurrected), why do some avenge his killing in his name?
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reviewed Reviewed Does transcendental meditation conflict with any Christian beliefs?
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reviewed Close In what order should the books of the (Protestant) Bible be read?
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reviewed Approve What are the different names of God in the Bible and what do they mean?