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    If I could sum up my view on this complex issue:...

    If I could sum up my view on this complex issue: I would have to say the NT is here represented by Naruto Uzumaki and the OT by Hinata Hyuga:

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    I agree it is unsettling. What with an invisible...

    I agree it is unsettling. What with an invisible world more important than the physical -- chock full of invisible entities -- encouragement to use spiritual gifts, and the complexity of the human...
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    Intimations of Exegesis

    Paul quotes the Old Testament a lot and it looks like Paul is riffing—at times it almost seems like he is grasping for a text, any text, that he can use to make his case stick, that all this...
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    Religious Fervor

    Nathaniel P. Morris (resident physician in psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine), wrote a blog entry for Scientific American a while back wherein he discusses some challenges in...
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    Putting Paul in His (Historical) Place

    Paula Fredriksen wrote a book entitled: Paul: The Pagans' Apostle. Her book was reviewed by James Crossley, Margaret Mitchell, and Matthew
    Novenson. Paula's rejoinder to their review(s) is found...
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    The OP has been covered and NR beat me to it, but...

    The OP has been covered and NR beat me to it, but here is a short article anyway that reiterates some of Keener's insight on John 3:

    When Nicodemus, himself a religious teacher, praised Jesus as...
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    Pete seems to be lamenting the muddled thinking...

    Pete seems to be lamenting the muddled thinking we believers often go through in order to hold on to our beliefs. I think it's healthy to acknowledge this and perhaps even see it as a characteristic...
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    The Johannine Question

    NT scholar Mark Goodacre presented a very brief video on John's use of the synoptics. Goodacre stated that John "creatively embellishes"; "adds new characters and discourses", engaging in...
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    Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Mike. There...

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Mike. There is much to resonate with.
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    Ancient of Days, Indeed

    We as Christian's worship a glorified Jew. We believe God is Triune -- localized in heaven -- yet omnipresent, even within us. When we try to visualize this God -- right now -- what do we envision?...
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    To make such theories accord with the biblical...

    To make such theories accord with the biblical description of the Antichrist and his activities will surely make your head spin!
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    The video was provided as well. The quotes are a...

    The video was provided as well. The quotes are a fair representation of the thrust of Patriarch Kirill's views, IMO.



    They can be addictive. Taming that addiction can be a great way to exercise...
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    The video was provided. Yes, it is in Russian,...

    The video was provided. Yes, it is in Russian, but you can read the subtitles in English.
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    You wouldn't get very far even if you were, let...

    You wouldn't get very far even if you were, let me tell ya. :smile:
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    Patriarch Kirill

    Patriarch Kirill is on record stating that the future Antichrist:

    - "..is a personality that will be at the head of the world wide web controlling the entire human race. Thus, the structure itself...
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    Thanks for sharing, Sparko. Wonderful to hear how...

    Thanks for sharing, Sparko. Wonderful to hear how magnesium supplements are helping you.
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    I forgot to mention that I will be adding...

    I forgot to mention that I will be adding additional data to this topic, hopefully, in the near future. Please save any comments until I have finished.

    Thanks!
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    Vitamin Shilling

    Dear friends, I would like to share 3 points:

    1) A pertinent article on Subclinical magnesium deficiency. The abstract:

    Because serum magnesium does not reflect intracellular magnesium, the...
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    So you are deficient in at least one important...

    So you are deficient in at least one important vitamin? I wonder if it ends there for you? That's a rhetorical question, as per your request.

    Finally, just a word on scrupulosity: Do not be too...
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    I have struggled with OCD-like symptoms in the...

    I have struggled with OCD-like symptoms in the midst of sustained levels of extreme stress, for a prolonged amount of time. A self-directed holistic approach helped me. I will mention two things:...
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    The Apostolic writings should be probed further...

    The Apostolic writings should be probed further for additional data. A survey of the new testament will yield pervasive eschatological utterings by the Apostle's. Let's take a look at Paul's first...
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    TSC Revisited

    I'm back, probably briefly. I am sleeping better now so I thought I would tackle the topic of The Second Coming more coherently this time around:

    The Second Coming involves:

    a) The Trumpet
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    Failed Apocalypticism

    "Say what you like," we shall be told, “the apocalyptic beliefs of the first Christians have been proved to be false. It is clear from the New Testament that they all expected the Second Coming in...
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    I'll post what I like. Try not to get your...

    I'll post what I like. Try not to get your knickers in a knot when I do.



    I don't think that's obvious, and you have yet to prove it.



    I am careful with how I use my time. I do not wish...
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    I should also add that I would rather not read an...

    I should also add that I would rather not read an entire book by Hurtado on this matter if his eschatological viewpoint is similar in substance to what I've articulated in the OP. So, if anyone can...
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