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My thoughts are filled with beautiful words for the king, and I will use my voice as a writer would use pen and ink. (Psalms 45:1 CEV)


Sep
27
awarded  Yearling
Sep
27
awarded  Yearling
Oct
26
comment What is the Evangelical view on tithing?
How about Hebrews 7:8?
Oct
21
comment How long was Jesus in the tomb?
Jesus died on the first day, Friday, at 3pm, and could have been resurrected as early as Saturday evening after sundown. Following the logic of this answer, to which I agree.
Oct
18
comment Distributism and Subsidiarity beyond the counsel of Jethro in the Bible
@JustinY: The seventy spoken of in the NT for me seem to be closer to the 70 spoken of later in Exodus, when God gives Moses His plans for structure and organization, which seem to differ from Jethro's (to which God never gave His approval). God's government does not seem to be hierachical, but rather flat and based on anointing (He took of Moses' spirit).
Oct
17
answered What is the Biblical basis the for Immutable Nature of God?
Oct
15
answered Is violence against LGBT people warranted by scripture?
Oct
8
awarded  Commentator
Oct
8
comment How do Christians explain commonalities between their religion, other major faiths and obscure isolated tribal belief systems?
Maybe they share a common ground: the truth known to all man in the beginning. Satan had the different believe systems deviate from the truth in various magnitudes, so some share more, others less.
Oct
8
answered Why is the number three special?
Oct
7
comment Did Christ have the freedom to choose to avoid crucifixion?
For me the difference is: Foreseeing - He knows how I will decide. Predestined - He decided for me. But you are right - much too big for comments.
Oct
7
comment Did Christ have the freedom to choose to avoid crucifixion?
not for the person making the decision. If the decision is predestined, than there is no free will. If a God outside of time foresaw the decision, it has possibly been a free will decision. I interpret "Foreseeing" not as estimated guessing that can be wrong, but as actually having been there and seen the decision process and taking. Possible evidence: God sees the end from the beginning, and the lamb was slain before the foundation of the earth.
Oct
7
comment Did Christ have the freedom to choose to avoid crucifixion?
Was it inevitable, or did the Father just foresee it?
Oct
6
answered Is the biblical idea of being “born again” compatible with eastern religious ideas of reincarnation?
Oct
2
comment How should we dress when attending church worship/activities/services?
Why only when going to church? Should you not do it all the time then?
Oct
1
comment Why are the first five books of the old testament named differently in some translations?
@James: James is called Jakobus in other languages, latinzed for Jakob or Jakuv. James ist Church Latin, where Jakobus became Jakomus and thus James.
Sep
30
answered Is prayer effectively second-guessing God?
Sep
30
comment How should we judge the trustworthiness of a given Bible translation?
There is a danger of becoming a largest common denominator if many people work on a translation, especially with diverse groups. Your comment about using multiple bibles is very valid. Use bibles in different languages, from different times.
Sep
30
answered Where is the dead body in Luke 17?
Sep
30
revised Significance of Methuselah's death year
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