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I'm a software engineer who enjoys life in rural Missouri.


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comment To a YEC, how does a metaphorical interpretation of Genesis 1-3 distort the gospel?
@Flimzy My point is if the Bible actually gives you the metaphor to use then you are able to claim a literal reading of the text because it is completely self-interpreting. Scripture says it is not given to private interpretation so I discourage people from bringing in their own notions that have no basis elsewhere in holy writ.
Jul
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comment Who were the Sons of God who seem to have begat the Nephilim?
If you take "Seth" as a priesthood body composed of individuals under covenant and joined into "one flesh" by way of that covenant, then you can easily draw a direct connection between these fallen Sons of God who were members of Seth's body.
Jul
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comment To a YEC, how does a metaphorical interpretation of Genesis 1-3 distort the gospel?
I have found the only appropriate metaphors to apply to the Word of God to render an interpretation of it should be established in the Word of God itself. In this manner, the reader is able to claim that they are taking holy writ in a literal manner insomuch as they are only applying metaphors that the Bible provides for itself.
May
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comment When were the angels created?
The single "day" of creation is also mentioned in Genesis 2:4. My understanding is this single Day is the remaining portion of Adam's life that laps over into Day 7 during his period of dominion when he and Eve are given the charge to "name" all of the "creatures". The 7th Day or the 7th Heaven is the period of time in which the creation to follow (aka "world to come") is organized (aka created) by Adam with Eve as his helpmeet and companion. Adam is the Father because he is redeemed from his fall by Son of Man and regains his throne in victory. He finishes out his life in power and glory.
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answered Who were the Sons of God who seem to have begat the Nephilim?
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comment What does these death in bible verses mean?
You are welcome.
May
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comment What does these death in bible verses mean?
Yes, he did. Jesus instructed his disciples to revoke a person's standing among the Saints if they refused to be corrected when they were found to be in error and there were witnesses who attested to such. Please read Matt 18:15-18.
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comment When were the angels created?
I am not aware of any religious group that presents things in exactly this manner and I am not learned as to who or what would qualify as a theologian. I am simply someone who reads holy writ and tries to let it speak for itself as much as possible in order to understand it in a way that is practical, plain, simple and personally relevant.
Mar
18
comment What does these death in bible verses mean?
And, when Jesus came and performed his ministry he raised this up to a spiritual level. Now, instead of being killed physically, such people are simply excommunicated from the church his apostles established.
Mar
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comment What does these death in bible verses mean?
What I spoke of here was what I learned from a person who was Jewish themselves and who spoke from their own understanding of the history of how things were actually done in many instances. In their view the permanent exile of a sinner was sufficiently equivalent to the actual physical death of the sinner. I'm not going to say whether I agree with this or not, it's just how things were done in many cases. Permanent banishment could be seen as a humane softening producing the same net affect of removing someone from society.
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answered In the LDS church what is the process of calling a new prophet?
Jan
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comment Verse that mention Jesus eating meat?
You may want to clarify post or pre resurrection. When it speaks of Jesus eating cooked fishes it was a reference to what He did as a resurrected body of flesh and bone. You might also want to consider the connection between him calling his disciples to be "fishers of men" and authorized them to give them the baptism of fire (in order to cook them). In Ephesians 5:30 Paul comes right out and says the body of Christ is in fact the "fishes" that the disciples "cook" and bring into His body. Christianity itself, is/was a flesh and bone body and is/was the physical resurrected body of Christ.
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answered What does these death in bible verses mean?
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answered When was it first said in Christianity by a Church Father that heretics must be put to death?
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answered How does the death and resurrection save humanity?