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    Dude, if we had tried to live by that we would...

    Dude, if we had tried to live by that we would have starved to death. I'm terrible at making money, always have been. I have two degrees. I wouldn't trade the knowledge for anything but so far their...
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    waltero wrote: [He was the son, (so it was...

    waltero wrote:

    [He was the son, (so it was thought,) of Joseph]


    Hold on, pardner. You're gonna have to justify that statement, because there is no evidence to back it up. There are no...
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    Based on the context, I assume he's still a ways...

    Based on the context, I assume he's still a ways away from the house.
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    Wow. I jumped from the first page of this thread...

    Wow. I jumped from the first page of this thread to the last one and apparently didn't miss a bloomin' thing in between.

    Come on, children. How about we try sticking to topics?

    "Faith" is a...
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    Thanks. Sir Reginald Cornelius Cadwaller Nitpick...

    Thanks. Sir Reginald Cornelius Cadwaller Nitpick IV is my alter ego.
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    Not since Erasmus. In fact I only know of one...

    Not since Erasmus. In fact I only know of one non-Catholic translation that followed the Vulgate, except I can never remember whether it was Tyndale or Wyclif.

    Following the publication of...
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    I guess biblical proofs are all I need. I...

    I guess biblical proofs are all I need. I understand that others need more than that, but it's good enough for me.

    I haven't been on much, largely because I changed computers and don't have this...
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    Athos, I need some clarification of terms. What,...

    Athos,
    I need some clarification of terms. What, to you, constitutes "proof"? What is it that is lacking in my response?
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    Sorry for the delay, Athos. Lotta stuff going on....

    Sorry for the delay, Athos. Lotta stuff going on. I'll see if I can answer your questions.

    What did I see that can't be explained? That's difficult to answer. Call it a presence, not seen but...
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    Athos, Yes, Satan did tempt Jesus in the...

    Athos,
    Yes, Satan did tempt Jesus in the wilderness. But Jesus is the only person he's ever described as tempting.
    Yes, I do accept that Satan is real. Depictions of him/her/it are ridiculous in...
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    Hi Athos, Sorry about that. My wife has been...

    Hi Athos,
    Sorry about that. My wife has been pretty ill with chronic pericarditis. She has had it for over a year and doctors can't figure out what's causing it. She has to be on an experimental...
  12. Question: Did Paul Goof?

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    I'm inclined to agree with T here. "In the...

    I'm inclined to agree with T here. "In the Spirit" in Acts 19:21 could just as easily be "in his spirit" rather than the Holy Spirit. The NIV seems to think so, it reads "he decided to go to...
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    WG: Where did he come from? Here's my definitive...

    WG: Where did he come from? Here's my definitive answer based on 50 years of scholarship:

    Idunno.

    The Lucifer passage - which is really Latin and was never a name for anybody or anything in...
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    Athos, My point in bringing that up is partly to...

    Athos,
    My point in bringing that up is partly to reaffirm that the biblical writers understood Satan to be a real critter before NT times, thanks for clarifying your thoughts on that. But more...
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    The first 2 chapters of Job suggest that Satan...

    The first 2 chapters of Job suggest that Satan was considered a real being well before NT times.

    And his main job isn't to tempt. It's accusing and deceiving.
  16. Question: Did Paul Goof?

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    I'm still not following.

    I'm still not following.
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    I confess I have no idea what that says. Your...

    I confess I have no idea what that says.

    Your second answer, that the disciples were told Paul would suffer and be imprisoned, and they responded in fear and told him not to go, has some...
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    Athos, I'm not sure I follow the first...

    Athos,


    I'm not sure I follow the first sentence. Why worship the mountain or anything? Because of that God gene I mentioned is my reply :)
    Seriously, in every age since we crawled out of the...
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    Likewise.

    Likewise.
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    Whoa, let's not overtranslate me. I didn't say...

    Whoa, let's not overtranslate me. I didn't say the guy who worships the mountain can be considered seeking God. I said the guy who isn't satisfied with the mountain and wants to know if there's...
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    Hi Athos, Thanks for asking. I can answer you...

    Hi Athos,
    Thanks for asking. I can answer you best by setting out a sermon I heard once. The basic points, based on Romans chapters 1-3.

    1. Everyone knows something about God. 1:20 says certain...
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    Athos, I'll try to chime in tomorrow.

    Athos,
    I'll try to chime in tomorrow.
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    It may be a bit early in the morning and I...

    It may be a bit early in the morning and I haven't had enough coffee, but I can't seem to find it. Can you give me a link please?
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    "We need to discard all the "stories meant to...

    "We need to discard all the "stories meant to inform a pre-modern audience,""
    That's not what Athos said. A. said that's what people are doing, not that it's something "we need" to do.
    ...
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    He had already endured things that would reduce...

    He had already endured things that would reduce most of us to soggy Corn Flakes. My issue is the people told him "by the Spirit" not to go. Paul said he was compelled by that same Spirit to go....
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    WG: As I said, he got a free trip to Rome out of...

    WG:
    As I said, he got a free trip to Rome out of it. Sort of convoluted and it took many years to get there, and when he did it didn't turn out so well for him, but he got a free trip.
    That's the...
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    Good point, but I'm still having trouble with the...

    Good point, but I'm still having trouble with the other disciples telling him, through that same Spirit, not to go. It almost sounds like contradictory messages, which is the part that's tickling my...
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    Did Paul Goof?

    Acts 21:4 says that a group of disciples told Paul, through the Spirit, not to go to Jerusalem. Agabus said the same thing in very dramatic terms. Paul went anyway.
    Yeah, he got a free trip to Rome...
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    Hi T, Agreed. In fact, he told the people the...

    Hi T,
    Agreed. In fact, he told the people the Roman soldier had more faith than any of them. So I wonder: when he said he came for the lost sheep of Israel, maybe he didn't mean it as a...
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    Not sure I follow. Can you expand a bit?

    Not sure I follow. Can you expand a bit?
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    Interesting! We know he sort of fudged that...

    Interesting! We know he sort of fudged that principle a couple of times for individuals - the Roman centurion and the Canaanite woman - but that may have been because they already believed, or had...
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    Athos, I'm afraid going down that hole would...

    Athos,
    I'm afraid going down that hole would take us too far afield of my original question. Sounds like a separate topic to me :)

    jlisenbe,
    Note that I said anyone who "seeks God." That should...
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    What God Has Purified

    Most intriguing. In Acts 10:35, speaking to Cornelius and his household, Peter has had to get a direct vision from God to make him preach to Gentiles, but under pressure from Somebody Much Bigger...
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    It seems to have been a tad more than his...

    It seems to have been a tad more than his stomach, since the text says he "came to his senses" and made his decision.
    Still, it's true that hunger is a powerful motivator.
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    It's been ages since I looked at it. I think I...

    It's been ages since I looked at it. I think I stopped consulting it when I bought a Logos package.
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    Thank you. He never even seems to have answered...

    Thank you. He never even seems to have answered the question of whether they could see him or not, he went off on a different topic. Hence my question: why is this even there?
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    That one confused me, too. I doubt he saw the...

    That one confused me, too.

    I doubt he saw the Greeks, and I don't understand his answer when he was told about them. It strikes me a bit like this:

    "The kitchen faucet is leaking. Can you fix...
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    Well and good, but I'm wondering why it's there...

    Well and good, but I'm wondering why it's there at all. As far as I can see, it contributes nothing to the narrative.
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    Greeks and Jesus

    John 12:20-26 Some Greeks ask to see Jesus. Jesus is told about it and he launches into a lesson about...something else.
    I have never been able to make sense of this sequence of events, or why these...
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    A friend back in Bible college said he heard...

    A friend back in Bible college said he heard you've really got the language down when you can make puns in it. I'm not to that point yet, but working on it.
    WG, I share your wish!
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    It's Happening At Last!

    Oh my word, it's happening!

    For the past few years I've had a project of reading through the Greek New Testament. Not for exegesis, but just reading it like a book. (I've been told that's what it...
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    Hi Athos, Looking at what I wrote and what you...

    Hi Athos,
    Looking at what I wrote and what you wrote, I believe I misunderstood what you said. I apologize.
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    Jlisenbe, I think what WG is saying is, if...

    Jlisenbe,
    I think what WG is saying is, if that's our only reason to keep confessing Christ, we're seriously short-changing ourselves. I've known people who have come to Jesus out of fear of hell,...
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    I don't like to "well actually" my friend Athos,...

    I don't like to "well actually" my friend Athos, but that confession of Jesus as Lord and Savior is the oldest form of Christianity there is. It's the original, the one that Jesus said His...
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    My 30 year old daughter cosplays as characters...

    My 30 year old daughter cosplays as characters ranging from My Little Pony to Assassins' Creed. It's nothing, and you shouldn't let anyone else tell you it is. As WG said, enjoy your imagination....
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    It definitely hearkens back to that previous...

    It definitely hearkens back to that previous statement. I just don't see how that wraparound story relates to the main one.
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    "parable -- Parables teach a certain moral...

    "parable -- Parables teach a certain moral lesson."

    Exactly. This is why I can't see it as an allegory, because, as my professor used to say, "Parables teach one main point." He would write a...
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    But didn't Jesus generally use separate parables...

    But didn't Jesus generally use separate parables to make separate points? And the one seems unrelated to the other. That's where I'm having difficulty.
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    Very much so. Walking every day and eating much...

    Very much so. Walking every day and eating much better, especially where sodium is concerned. I'm also taking my medications religiously (appropriate for here, eh? ha ha) And I'm feeling better than...
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    The Ten Pounds Parable

    I was asked to do more "parable challenges," so here's one. In Luke 19:14-27 Jesus talks about a nobleman who went on a journey to "receive a kingdom." That's a bit of a conundrum itself, but I'll...
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