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Apr
23
comment For those who view Israel typologically, what is the significance of the 12 tribes?
there are many "prominent" views, depending on your tradition/denomination/etc
Apr
22
comment For those who view Israel typologically, what is the significance of the 12 tribes?
This has the shimmerings of a great question - but there are so many different views of the symbolism &/on symbology of the numbers used, that finding a "best" answer will [sadly] likely be highly subjective.
Mar
4
comment What is the biblical argument against baptism by sprinkling/pouring?
@cwallenpoole - wine was also a likely commodity onboard / in the caravan .. but water would be vital for a long trip, too
Feb
26
comment Trichotomous vs Dichotomous views of Man
@fredsbend - this question dates back over 2 years .. with good answers given :)
Feb
26
comment Trichotomous vs Dichotomous views of Man
I agree with @fredsbend - I feel like this is a the start of an excellent answer .. but sans references, is going to be less than helpful
Feb
26
comment Trichotomous vs Dichotomous views of Man
@fredsbend - if there's a better way of wording the closing sentence, I would be happy to see it ... this is the best I could come up with :)
Feb
25
comment Is there a patristic precedent for understanding “foreknew” as “foreloved”?
@zippy2006 - turn it into an answer, and you can get the bounty :)
Feb
5
comment Who found whom? After Jesus FINDS Philip, why does Philip tell Nathanael “We have FOUND the One…”?
@Mr.Bultitude - why not provide a different answer? I believe I've answered the question as asked.
Feb
2
comment What is the Baptist justification for anti-confessionalism?
SOME baptists are like this - but by no means ALL. I'd even say that MOST aren't ... but I don't necessarily have any data to back-up that hunch.
Jan
28
comment Why is Ruth's child in the line of Boaz and not Mahlon?
Boaz was not Mahlon's brother - he was a relative of the family (and not even the closest, as the account records), but was the closest who was willing to take the role of kinsman-redeemer
Jan
27
comment How do Christians understand the omniscience of God in relation to the Uncertainty Principle?
you and I both referenced Flatland as part of our answer :)
Jan
8
comment Why do Protestants trust what Paul and Luke wrote 100%?
@GregoryMagarshak - it seems your actual issue is with the entirety of the NT. If you believe it's unreliable, then of course you'd think Luke + Paul are unreliable.
Jan
7
comment What about the story of the “Rich Man and Lazarus” indicates whether it is a parable or not?
@fredsbendtheGrinch - funny this got activity after a couple years :) ..it seems that Narnian did give an argument for it being a nonparable, though also answers whether it could be a parable (imho, hence my accepting his answer those many moons ago). What about the question do think should be edited?
Dec
10
comment What issues do Catholics representing God in fiction historically face?
curious - what rpg is this?
Dec
4
comment How did Adam and Eve win at Hide and Seek?
who said it was "successful"? God knows everything - and sometimes asks questions to achieve a purpose.
Sep
9
comment What is the context of the “unequally yoked” passage?
or, @brasshat, an ox with a donkey
Aug
28
comment LDS Church and Genealogy Research (What is the connection?)
I read the wikipedia page, too. And I've been in the data centers where Ancestry.com is run: they're owned and operated by the LDS church. Whether there's a legal distinction of ownership (Permira may "own" the service, but it's hosted and run by LDS) fact remains - it's effectively owned by the LDS church. Permira is based in Provo, just a few miles form the data center where it runs - and that's no coincidence :)
Aug
27
comment LDS Church and Genealogy Research (What is the connection?)
not according to the folks I've met and worked with at the LDS HQ that operate Ancestry.com :)
Aug
27
comment LDS Church and Genealogy Research (What is the connection?)
they haven't "partnered" with Ancestry.com - they own and run it
Aug
27
comment LDS Church and Genealogy Research (What is the connection?)
interestingly, Ancestry.com is fairly rife with errors that only get corrected (if at all) by those whose legitimate research (and/or sense of logic) can fix the issues (an example from a friend of mine had a 2-year-old married to his 90-year-old great grandmother)