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I am a 76 year old, legally blind man. I read the Bible from Genesis through Revelation several times, and about a decade ago my reading of the Bible transformed itself into a study of the Bible.

What I mean by that is that simply reading the Bible was not sufficient, and there is a hunger to understand God and all of teachings of the Bible more fully.

To that end I pursued how Scripture interacted with other Scriptures. Of particular interest was how does the Old Testament and the New Testament affect each other. I must confess that I have never concluded that, or for that matter any other area of study in the Bible; and I am continuously making new amazing discoveries.

Recently my curiosity as to what God's master plan is, and specifically how the events of time are fulfilling that plan.

After years of study I have convinced myself that I cannot on this earth even begin to penetrate the mind of God.

I have also learned that asking that the Holy Spirit teach me more in depth about God's word opens doors of understanding which we mortal men cannot even imagine. Prayer is an indispensable tool for studying the Bible.


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comment Do Christians receive the same inheritance as Messianic Jews?
@Wikis as much as I would like to continue this, you would bet bored very fast as do others when I try to chat. There seem to be some things that we will only know when we get to ask in person, providing they still interest us.
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comment Do Christians receive the same inheritance as Messianic Jews?
@Wikis Chat is not an option for me since being blind the process of reading and writing is long and laborious for me.
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comment Did God change the DNA and genetics of Adam's rib?
@curiousdannii it was not that I objected to your edit as much as I forgot to add my usual statement of quoting the King James translation, Some of us old folks are kind of partial to that translation, since we began using it in our youth. As far as the correction to the last statement is concerned that was in response to David Stratton's suggestion, and your rewrite was just fine.
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comment Do Christians receive the same inheritance as Messianic Jews?
@Wikis I agree with your concept that God's grace certainly applied to Noah and generations both before and after him (Enoch is an example), but that was before initiation of the Mosaic laws and the sacrificial system. Again please correct me if I am misreading the Scriptures!
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comment What does Paul mean by “everything that does not come from faith is sin”?
I agree this appears to be a question more suited for Hermeneutics.
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revised Did God change the DNA and genetics of Adam's rib?
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comment Do Christians receive the same inheritance as Messianic Jews?
@Wikis While you are correctly reading that Foreigners living among them were subject to the same laws and etc., That was still restricted to the Nation of Israel, and as I understand what Jesus said in Matthew 23:37 and 38 that was when the other nations were included. Please correct me if I am wrong!
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accepted Did God change the DNA and genetics of Adam's rib?
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comment Did God change the DNA and genetics of Adam's rib?
@gideonmarx not true God is Spirit and DNA is material. Being made in God's image does not mean physical since God has no physical characteristics. As far as I can determine, being made in God's image means being tripartite. that is having body, Spirit and Soul. the original word used was צלם tselem tseh'-lem From an unused root meaning to shade; a phantom, that is, (figuratively) illusion, resemblance; hence a representative figure, especially an idol: - image, vain shew.
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comment Did God change the DNA and genetics of Adam's rib?
@DavidStratton I hope this edit makes the question acceptable.
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added final sentence as suggested by David Stratton
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revised Does God encourage humans to harm other humans in this verse?
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answered Is there any scientific explanation for the Sabbath Year?
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comment Is God's rulership ultimately consensual
As much as I hate to vote to close a question by a first time user, your question does not fit the site since it is a question which is primarily asking for an opinion, secondly it is not something which is covered in the Bible. We are a group which endeavors to answer questions concerning Christianity and more specifically what common beliefs are among the differing Denominations. Please read how we are different from other sites and the details for site usage in the help section.