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  1. The fact that Paul said "*I* do not allow" shows...

    The fact that Paul said "*I* do not allow" shows it was a thing of his, not a hard rule from the Lord. He never said it was, he said it was his practice, period. He never said everybody had to follow...
  2. Deborah was the leader of the entire nation of...

    Deborah was the leader of the entire nation of Israel. Miriam led the celebration after the Red Sea crossing. Priscilla took the lead when she and Aquila trained Apollos. Paul refers to female...
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    Jesus Makes a Joke?

    Matthew 10:31. Jesus has been talking about how sparrows are sold for next to nothing, but they matter to God. Then He says, "So don't worry. You're worth more than a whole bunch of sparrows!" It...
  4. Amusing how neither of you answered my actual...

    Amusing how neither of you answered my actual question. I agree with all the assessments, but that's not the question I asked.
  5. "Rightly divide... means to know the difference...

    "Rightly divide... means to know the difference between law and grace."

    Where do you find that in the passage in question?
  6. Are we looking for something specific, or has...

    Are we looking for something specific, or has someone published a new harmony of the gospels and this is a subtle way of asking people to buy it?
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    Not only that, but the politics of the Vatican...

    Not only that, but the politics of the Vatican are unbelievable. There's only a certain amount he can do without rivals undercutting him and all the rest. He's been focusing on things like social...
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    The color looks more like bronze than brass.

    The color looks more like bronze than brass.
  9. We have an account of him riding a donkey exactly...

    We have an account of him riding a donkey exactly once, the triumphal entry into Jerusalem. And that one was borrowed.

    As far as we know He walked everywhere, and since we don't know all the...
  10. What led you to that conclusion about God? Where...

    What led you to that conclusion about God? Where did you find that information?
  11. What makes you believe that? What has brought you...

    What makes you believe that? What has brought you to that conclusion?
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    "How does (Psalm 83:18...

    "How does (Psalm 83:18) read in your Bible?

    Who cares? They're translations. How about you explain Psalm 68:4 to me? Because that's also how it reads in Hebrew.
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    "Only apostates who continue to fight the claim...

    "Only apostates who continue to fight the claim that God's name is God or LORD. But it's a battle you are losing. The Great Tribulation is spiritual one, for such ones who treat Jehovah's Name with...
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    "Jesus prayed, “Our Father hallowed be your Name”...

    "Jesus prayed, “Our Father hallowed be your Name” (Matthew 6:9) "

    Correct. He did pray that. And at the time He prayed it, nobody knew how to pronounce it. He's not talking about a literal...
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    "The Catholics certainly knew of God's Name...

    "The Catholics certainly knew of God's Name Jehovah, they even had the Name on their Buildings."

    Did you happen to read the part about how we don't know how it was pronounced? Did you happen to...
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    "Trinitarians worship a trinity with no names,...

    "Trinitarians worship a trinity with no names, that's the basis of the trinity,"

    I have no idea what this statement means.
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    "You realize that the 'J' wasn't in the Greek...

    "You realize that the 'J' wasn't in the Greek Scriptures either. So it's quite interesting you used 'John' when it wasn't in the New Testament of the Greek Scriptures. Care to explain your...
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    1. If you look at Romans 10:13 in context, "the...

    1. If you look at Romans 10:13 in context, "the Lord" refers to Jesus. Paul is equating Jesus with Yahweh (Jehovah is a word that never existed and is thus meaningless). So if it's referring to...
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    "It was replaced with LORD then Lord in the last...

    "It was replaced with LORD then Lord in the last century"

    Evidence? Every Greek manuscript we have uses KURIOS, "lord," in those passages. Nothing was ever "replaced." If you have evidence to the...
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    Your comment about the Hebrew language still...

    Your comment about the Hebrew language still makes no sense. I cannot take you seriously while you keep trying to tell me that the language I have studied for 40 years, have an advanced degree in,...
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    To be honest, I have no idea what you just said....

    To be honest, I have no idea what you just said. The Hebrew language had, and still has, 22 letters. The one that got transcribed as "J" is actually a "Y" sound. So how did we end up with a "J"?
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    Nobody knows how to pronounce His covenant name...

    Nobody knows how to pronounce His covenant name in the Old Testament ("Jehovah" is way wrong because Hebrew didn't have a "J" or "V" sound). But since we're on the afterward side of the New...
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    The problem is that those languages are dead. We...

    The problem is that those languages are dead. We don't have any more native speakers to tell us what everything means. We give it out best shot, and different people come up with different...
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    In the overall context of the Bible, what do...

    In the overall context of the Bible, what do words like "die," "destroy," and the like, really mean? That's the crux of the question.
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    Very well said. I have no problem with people...

    Very well said. I have no problem with people disagreeing; I have a problem when those people try to take rights away from other people. Your suggestion has merit, I need to look into it more....
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    It's interesting (telling?) that my last question...

    It's interesting (telling?) that my last question got exactly one response.
  27. I don't understand the question. Do you have a...

    I don't understand the question. Do you have a time frame in mind?
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    Let's try a slightly different tack. You're in...

    Let's try a slightly different tack. You're in church, service is just starting. Two men, newcomers, come through the door with big smiles on their faces, excited to be here. You notice they're...
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    But that's the whole question, whether it is...

    But that's the whole question, whether it is actually "sin" when it's in a committed marital relationship. The biblical passages fall into two categories: 1) resistance to outside Canaanite culture...
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    You're correct it's off topic, but if you want to...

    You're correct it's off topic, but if you want to start another thread, I'll gladly try to educate you. Again. :P
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    Forgive me for not laughing at that one. I've had...

    Forgive me for not laughing at that one. I've had multiple instances where "Christians" have been telling me just that. The American Church has thoroughly lost its way and has no idea what is really...
  32. Question: A debate

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    It seems to me that asking which of those is more...

    It seems to me that asking which of those is more important is kind of like asking which is more nutritious, the left half of the steak or the right half. His birth, life, and death are kind of a...
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    Thank you! I've seen so many "prominent"...

    Thank you! I've seen so many "prominent" Christians and others say this it makes me ill. What they are saying is, "God's grace can forgive everything...except that." I've had people tell me I can't...
  34. Question: A debate

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    When you ask about his birth, do you just mean...

    When you ask about his birth, do you just mean the fact of it, or do you mean the virgin birth?
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    These are rather contradictory. Indeed they were...

    These are rather contradictory. Indeed they were part of pagan temple worship, so that's enough to make them taboo for Israel, and also for Paul. But I don't see any evidence for the first sentence.
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    Let's see if it's working today. Hey, look at...

    Let's see if it's working today. Hey, look at that! Spaces!!

    I have no idea what that was about. Anyway, in response to the question, after much research and examining, I can't do any better than...
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    Iwasgoingtowritesomethingaboutthisatlast,butforsom...

    Iwasgoingtowritesomethingaboutthisatlast,butforsomereasonthisprogramwon'tacknowledgethatmyspacebarexists!!
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    I haven't forgotten. But life is jam-packed right...

    I haven't forgotten. But life is jam-packed right now...
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    It may take a while, lots of other stuff going...

    It may take a while, lots of other stuff going on, plus today we apparently get to ride out the storm of the century...
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    So not what I said, so thoroughly out of context....

    So not what I said, so thoroughly out of context. Read what came after that part and please stop twisting my words.
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    No, once again that is not what I said. I have...

    No, once again that is not what I said. I have said over and over, and it's a fact, that they knew nothing of orientation. There were people who liked to expand their horizons with others of the same...
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    But that confusion doesn't come from God, it...

    But that confusion doesn't come from God, it comes from people who didn't know or didn't understand the cultural meanings of the words. And if the terms themselves referred to idolatry with temple...
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    Good questions all. In order: What am I trying...

    Good questions all. In order:

    What am I trying to unravel? She said this:



    I can't seem to get this thing to un-italicize. I have asked her several times how and why she came to this...
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    Thanks for the clarification. That makes more...

    Thanks for the clarification. That makes more sense.
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    You are just repeating the same things you've...

    You are just repeating the same things you've said earlier instead of answering my questions. I'm glad you've read up on it, the question is, what did you read? How accurate was it? How well do they...
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    A good Rabbi was expected to be married. And it...

    A good Rabbi was expected to be married. And it wasn't unusual for such a Rabbi to be gone for long periods, leaving his wife alone. You are projecting modern American ideas of marriage and...
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    Why do you assume that there weren't same-sex...

    Why do you assume that there weren't same-sex marital-type relationships in Paul's day? (Hint: there were. It was pretty common.) As WG said, read up on Greek culture. And Paul only spoke about these...
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    Thank you. This is the sort of thing I'm looking...

    Thank you. This is the sort of thing I'm looking for. I would like to ask you to expand on this:

    "However, I don't believe for one minute he changed his mind on sexual behavior and saw this as...
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    I believe that qualifies as an attempted change...

    I believe that qualifies as an attempted change of subject. As the one who asked the question, I would appreciate not doing this.
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    Unfortunately, that's what far too many people...

    Unfortunately, that's what far too many people do. In a free country they have the right to do that; where it gets to be a problem is when they insist that their view is absolute, inviolate, ultimate...
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