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    Nope, temple or shrine prostitute, as Paul put...

    Nope, temple or shrine prostitute, as Paul put the two words together, even as boy molester.
    https://www.gaychristian101.com/what-did-paul-mean-when-he-used-the-greek-word-arsenokoitai.html
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    One is Paul's coined word, arsenokoitai.

    One is Paul's coined word, arsenokoitai.
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    Quick! Grab a couple! We'll need them for some of...

    Quick! Grab a couple! We'll need them for some of these threads.
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    And it was -- and was accepted (and not...

    And it was -- and was accepted (and not challenged) because many Christians wanted to believe that interpretation.
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    Or if those experts have an agenda to promote.

    Or if those experts have an agenda to promote.
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    I know from three years of studying and...

    I know from three years of studying and translating Latin and from knowing German as my ancestral language that translations of any language into English (or any other language) is fraught with...
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    First Commandment: “Thou shalt have no other gods...

    First Commandment: “Thou shalt have no other gods before me."

    What does this mean?
    We should fear, love, and trust in God above all things.
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    https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6...

    https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/298909190_5830643740361048_1441039918319047555_n.jpg?stp=cp1_dst-jpg&_nc_cat=1&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=8rE-UB1C5k8AX9PPMj7&tn=-IgPbi-JeoydZjBN...
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    I wanted to draw out the teacher in you. Thank...

    I wanted to draw out the teacher in you. Thank you for the beautiful, very cogent responses!
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    And if we love God and show love to each other,...

    And if we love God and show love to each other, what will happen?
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    And "the will of God" is what?

    And "the will of God" is what?
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    And what are those "things of God"?

    And what are those "things of God"?
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    This is what happens when the thread starter...

    This is what happens when the thread starter leaves the room. At least JL and I are playing nice (for now).
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    Oh, JL, you are such a teacher! A mentor!

    Oh, JL, you are such a teacher! A mentor!
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    Actually, I'm a Sox (not Dodger) fan. I agree...

    Actually, I'm a Sox (not Dodger) fan.

    I agree that the story may also be literal. Like I said earlier, we'll find out in heaven. Its real value lies in its being an allegory. To repeat myself:
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    Do you know that story is literal? If so, what is...

    Do you know that story is literal? If so, what is your standard?
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    No dodge. The description of an allegory matches...

    No dodge. The description of an allegory matches the elements in Genesis 3. Otherwise, I have no idea what you mean by "standard".

    We'll find out in heaven if it was literal. Meanwhile, I'll learn...
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    Did I say the OT is "a giant allegory"? No! I...

    Did I say the OT is "a giant allegory"? No! I said, "Allegories, proverbs, psalms (aka songs) were their unique ways of expressing God's truths."
    They also recorded their own history in very visual...
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    According to the allegory, God created a...

    According to the allegory, God created a beautiful Garden, then created Adam and Eve to live there and enjoy it. There was no need for free will; there was nothing negative, no evil.

    As a test...
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    By the way, that story is an allegory. Pure...

    By the way, that story is an allegory.

    Pure speculation masquerading as fact.

    Oh, c'mon! The Hebrew OT writers were excellent storytellers and poets. Allegories, proverbs, psalms (aka songs)...
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    Bible stories don't have it be as dry as dust;...

    Bible stories don't have it be as dry as dust; they can be fun too. Lighten up, waltero!

    Do you really know the correct name of that tree? You called it something else in Post #80. It makes a big...
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    The Christmas tree? Oh, you mean the tree that...

    The Christmas tree? Oh, you mean the tree that Adam and Eve picked the fruit from and ate? Please tell me its name. The apple tree? Granny Smith or maybe Red Delicious?
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    The presence of our glorious God among us, making...

    The presence of our glorious God among us, making our new home far more wonderful than anything we can ever imagine! Heaven will be the MOST Glorious, MOST wonderful, most COMPLETELY perfect, and...
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    By a perfect Earth, I mean the landscapes --...

    By a perfect Earth, I mean the landscapes -- lakes, oceans, mountains, prairies, forests -- that we enjoy now plus the wild animals that will all be tame. No disease, death, trash thrown around. AND...
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    My understanding of heaven is that it will be a...

    My understanding of heaven is that it will be a perfect Earth with life much as we know it now.

    My singing will be done privately in my spiritual shower.
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    WG: Do you want to know how much time will be...

    WG: Do you want to know how much time will be spent singing in the heavenly choir? In heaven, it will be always Now. No measurement of time passing.

    JL: So frequently it's the conditional,...
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    [/I] Do you want to know how much time will be...

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    Do you want to know how much time will be spent singing in the heavenly choir? In heaven, it will be always Now. No measurement of time passing.
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    Jesus lives in us and we live in Him. His love...

    Jesus lives in us and we live in Him. His love for us prompts us to share that love with others.
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    Asked and answered!!! So how much singing do...

    Asked and answered!!!

    So how much singing do you think will take place? Will you not desire to praise Him endlessly, the one who gave His life for you?"
    "Every moment with Him, every second!"
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    Every moment with Him, every second! that we...

    Every moment with Him, every second! that we spend giving to and sharing with others (yes, in heaven!!!) will be a song of praise to Him!

    And this begins at the moment of death --

    "The topic of...
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    Huh? That makes no sense. There is no equivalency...

    Huh? That makes no sense. There is no equivalency at all.
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    Direct question? Praising God through service is...

    Direct question? Praising God through service is much more than just singing. Service to God is unselfish giving of money and your own abilities to Him and to others, empathy, kind actions toward...
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    And "service to God" is NOT singing. As I said,...

    And "service to God" is NOT singing. As I said, "Giving praise to God does not involve only singing."

    I have absolutely no idea what you mean. Body and soul will be reunited on the Last Day.
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    Giving praise to God does not involve only...

    Giving praise to God does not involve only singing.
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    I totally disagree. God has bigger and less...

    I totally disagree. God has bigger and less egotistical plans for us than us just standing as a choir and singing His praises forever.
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    Nope, I'm not saying that. BUT, the word...

    Nope, I'm not saying that.

    BUT, the word "homosexual" was added to the Bible by translators centuries later. For instance, Leviticus 18:22 originally condemned pederasty/pedophilia (not...
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    Not at all! The Bible has been translated many...

    Not at all! The Bible has been translated many times. The translators have not always been true to their calling. Plus, the Bible is full of poetry, history, allegories, parables, prophecies -- all...
  38. Always for money and power.

    Always for money and power.
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    You are subject to sin. You have no free will to...

    You are subject to sin. You have no free will to do good?
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    You misread my comment. "...challenge others to...

    You misread my comment. "...challenge others to consider and post their own views and then support them [ i.e., THOSE VIEWS] with cogent arguments." I don't see many cogent arguments.
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    It was called the Tree of Knowledge of Good and...

    It was called the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, not the tree of good and evil. Big difference!

    waltero, your post is full of contradictions. You don't even agree with yourself.

    waltero...
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    In the past, when AMHD was roaring with activity,...

    In the past, when AMHD was roaring with activity, I rarely commented on Politics -- was preoccupied with the Christianity thread and Member threads. Now, one of the few active boards is Current...
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    I comment (now that Athos is gone) only because I...

    I comment (now that Athos is gone) only because I get so bored playing Solitaire and watching Dr. Phil and Jeopardy on tv. Sometimes I watch the youtube videos of Marcel the Shell with Shoes On or...
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    Oh, we happily sparred!

    Oh, we happily sparred!
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    Because that parent loves his/her child and wants...

    Because that parent loves his/her child and wants to teach that child the correct and loving way to speak to others.

    I very rarely comment on political threads. Not my thing. It used to be fun...
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    Who will the child ask for an explanation? His...

    Who will the child ask for an explanation? His school friends? His teen neighbor? His foul-mouthed uncle? And he'll learn a few more expletives during the conversation -- and feel free to use them...
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    I agree -- not use them. But their children...

    I agree -- not use them. But their children should get a calm explanation of what those words mean and why they're used.

    Nope. I'm the only sane Republican here.
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    And loving parents must then explain to their...

    And loving parents must then explain to their children what those words mean and why they were used.

    I'm a Republican.
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    That expletive is very common on tv, in videos,...

    That expletive is very common on tv, in videos, in ordinary conversation. If a child doesn't know what it means, it will fly right past him.

    I'm betting if you ask Trump, "What happened in Ulvade,...
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    It wasn't "a contrary position" by an audience...

    It wasn't "a contrary position" by an audience member; it was derision, major disrespect of cruelly murdered children and two teachers.
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