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    Sort of. There are many "thou shalts" in the...

    Sort of.

    There are many "thou shalts" in the OT, and many, many expressions of the love and mercy of God.

    There is much said in the NT about a coming day of judgment.

    I actually preferred...
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    No, we don't. Who decided that (body and...

    No, we don't.

    Who decided that (body and life)?

    I wouldn't argue with that.

    Sort of.
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    Sorry, but this is an absurd statement. You...

    Sorry, but this is an absurd statement. You acknowledge in your own statement that the NT is part of the Bible. So when you are reading from the NT, you are reading from the Bible.

    I think Jesus...
  4. She is considering running as an independent? Why...

    She is considering running as an independent? Why doesn't she go ahead and join the dem party? That is clearly where her sympathies lie.
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    No one has said or suggested that the Greek NT...

    No one has said or suggested that the Greek NT has more authority than the Bible. Does it have the same authority? Well, yes since it IS the Bible. So if you read the NT in English, and DW reads it...
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    So walls DO work?

    Maybe someone should tell Mr. Biden that people can (gasp!) climb over or tunnel under fences!! They are not 100% effective, and so we should never use them.
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    I would generally agree with that since you...

    I would generally agree with that since you include that the battle of the mind must be considered.
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    Very true. It bothers me and makes me wonder what the point is. Truthfully, virtually no one...
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    Latest antics by free-speech loving, liberal...

    Latest antics by free-speech loving, liberal dems.

    https://nypost.com/2022/03/18/kristen-waggoner-slams-yale-after-free-speech-panel-derailed/
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    You do realize that most of what you just posted...

    You do realize that most of what you just posted qualifies as "doctrine"? (Definition of doctrine: a belief or set of beliefs held and taught by a Church, political party, or other group) You have...
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    I would come closer to agreeing with that, but...

    I would come closer to agreeing with that, but not completely. Even in your own faith, Martin Luther largely (not completely) worked on his own to arrive at the correct interpretation of the Bible as...
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    Anndddd just like that we are back to...

    Anndddd just like that we are back to disagreeing.

    Walter, I agree with you in the sense that only the Spirit of God can shine a proper light on His Word. But words still have meaning. When the...
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    Is that your interpretation? (definition of...

    Is that your interpretation? (definition of "interpret": to explain the meaning of, or to understand)

    You can believe if you wish that DW is a gross heretic. That is, I suppose, your...
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    Well said. Wycliffe Bible translators do a great...

    Well said. Wycliffe Bible translators do a great job with translating the Bible into hundreds of indigenous languages, frequently for tribes with just a few thousand members.

    Dear goodness, we...
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    Proverbs 4. Then he taught me, and he said to me,...

    Proverbs 4. Then he taught me, and he said to me,
    “Take hold of my words with all your heart;
    keep my commands, and you will live.
    5 Get wisdom, get understanding;
    do not forget my...
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    Every time you read your English Bible, you are...

    Every time you read your English Bible, you are reading "some other Joe Smuckatelli's" translation. To translate is not the same as to interpret.

    A worthwhile objective.

    No one has suggested...
  16. They might just want some leverage. "Keep your...

    They might just want some leverage. "Keep your mouth shut or we'll make this or that public."
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  18. Funniest line!

    Funniest line!
  19. That's a great post. The hatred directed against...

    That's a great post. The hatred directed against Trump is amazing. I still wonder if they are terrified of the possibility of Trump knowing where all the skeletons are buried.
  20. This could all very well end badly. You can only...

    This could all very well end badly. You can only push people so far into insanity.
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    "What's the difference?" Seriously? There is an...

    "What's the difference?" Seriously? There is an enormous difference between reading Greek versus listening to a Greek read. The NT authors were not Greeks.

    Interesting question. I'm not well...
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    You are right in that you initially simply asked...

    You are right in that you initially simply asked a question. But then you started down roads like this. "Reading the Bible vs having a greek read it to you?" So how you come up with "having a greek...
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    Perhaps to you. Not to anyone else. What...

    Perhaps to you. Not to anyone else.

    What makes you think he feels threatened?

    You are welcome to your opinion. I get frustrated with DW because he makes posts and then won't respond to...
  24. Some good sense still survives on college campuses.

    A transgender student was rejected from every University of Alabama sorority. Now my heart goes out to this kid. It's sad that he is terribly deceived about his true identity, but he does not belong...
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    Well go figure. Turns out those armed security...

    Well go figure. Turns out those armed security guards work after all!



    https://www.foxnews.com/us/alabama-sro-brought-tears-moms-letter-thanking-him-rescuing-daughter-armed-man-9-years-ago
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    That's the image you have of it. It is not the...

    That's the image you have of it. It is not the image I have. In fact, you and I can both understand NT Greek if we are willing to put some work into it. I do it all the time. Now certainly not to the...
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    Does the noise stop once the toilet is finished...

    Does the noise stop once the toilet is finished draining, or does it continue for a moment afterwards? If it continues, then the fill valve could be the problem. Otherwise, make sure your vent is...
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    Something like this. "Kindly Shut it ;-)"

    Something like this. "Kindly Shut it ;-)"
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    You were suggesting DW was trying to advance...

    You were suggesting DW was trying to advance Greek philosophy by mentioning his Greek reading. I'm sorry, but that missed the truth by a mile.

    Not only is he the foremost authority on NT Greek on...
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    I don't think that's true. I don't always agree...

    I don't think that's true. I don't always agree with DW, but he does seek the truth. Well...he certainly is.
  31. Good information. I just don't think there is a...

    Good information. I just don't think there is a place in the legislation where it says anything about 87K new auditors. I'm sure there will be more. 87K more? That just seems like speculation.
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    The centurion Jesus spoke with was not...

    The centurion Jesus spoke with was not accompanied by his servant. The servant was at home ill. Jesus would have had no way (naturally speaking) of knowing what the relationship was. On top of that,...
  33. Which is a really good question. The whole thing...

    Which is a really good question. The whole thing is shrouded in fog which is, I'm sure, exactly what they intended. But that they intend to hire 87K new auditors in the next twelve months does not...
  34. As far as I have been able to see, the idea that...

    As far as I have been able to see, the idea that there will be 87,000 new IRS auditors is not true. It seems to have come from a statement a number of months ago that the IRS would hire 87K employees...
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    1. The vast part of what was written prior to...

    1. The vast part of what was written prior to Paul has disappeared, so it's impossible to say it was not used until Paul used it. Now your point is well taken, but it remains true that it cannot be...
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    To say that is a minority position would be the...

    To say that is a minority position would be the understatement of the year. It is ridiculous and to see that it is on a gay website really settles the issue. Talk about having an agenda???

    There...
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    There is an agenda on display about that word...

    There is an agenda on display about that word alright, but it's not the translators. It's you. No major translation since the days of the KJV renders it as anything other than what is should be...
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    Be specific.

    Be specific.
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    Figured WG would like this one. 49409

    Figured WG would like this one.

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    And you know that they do? In the business of...

    And you know that they do? In the business of translations, producing a corrupted version which is plainly tainted by an "agenda" would be widely known fairly soon.
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    So the original authors of the New Testament...

    So the original authors of the New Testament books were all believers in Greek philosophy? After all, they're the ones who wrote IN GREEK. Are they guilty? Come on, Walter. You're tilting at...
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    When you read the Bible in English, you are...

    When you read the Bible in English, you are reading a translation from the Hebrew (OT) and Greek (NT). So to read in the Greek actually puts a person closer to the original text.
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    Yes. Not real sure what you mean. Also not...

    Yes.


    Not real sure what you mean. Also not sure how you know what "most Christians feel" about this issue.
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    Luke 13 passage in context. "And he said to them,...

    Luke 13 passage in context. "And he said to them, 24ôStrive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. 25When once the master of the house has...
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    He did? He's just talking about reading the NT...

    He did?

    He's just talking about reading the NT in the original Greek language. It doesn't concern a thought pattern.

    It does happen eventually. "Then the seventh angel sounded; and there were...
  46. Very reassuring knowing that we have experts like...

    Very reassuring knowing that we have experts like her in the Congress.
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    Thank you for the very useful questions.

    Thank you for the very useful questions.
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    For someone who is terrified to answer questions,...

    For someone who is terrified to answer questions, you sure are in a mood to ask them. At any rate, I love answering questions about the Christian faith.

    To love God is to prize Him, to treasure...
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    The foundation would be to love the Lord your God...

    The foundation would be to love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself. And it would be understood that we should love and treasure...
  50. Great post. That's why we keep you around, Tom. ...

    Great post. That's why we keep you around, Tom.

    The interesting thing is that these issues are important whether a person is a Trump supporter or not. There is no more dangerous institution in...
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