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    Sticky: Hong Kong: No riots, no armies, no fighting ......

    Hong Kong: No riots, no armies, no fighting ... some slogans. 2 000 000 + people conducting a protest (anti-government, pro democracy) rally properly.

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    Ah - well now, it it is something that the law...

    Ah - well now, it it is something that the law requires, then heeding the law would usually be a good thing (there is the occasional exception).

    But that a contact from a foreign operative?...
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    I see. Trump introduced a scenario - Someone...

    I see.
    Trump introduced a scenario - Someone TELLS you he has information.
    Stephanopolous rings in a change - Someone BRINGS you information.
    Trump says, "A stolen briefing book. This isnít a...
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    Even Paul did? Ah yes, Romans 7:14 and on, where...

    Even Paul did? Ah yes, Romans 7:14 and on, where he says that he cannot stop sinning because he is still in the flesh, still a slave to sin ... Oddly, in chapter 8 he says that there are some who are...
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    There is an interesting collection of words used...

    There is an interesting collection of words used to translate "πειραζω." BDAG provides a list of verses, partial herewith, that need to be taken into consideration.
    Mt 16:1; 19:3; 22:18, 35; Mk...
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    That's only 1 Tassman 4:6, please take the full...

    That's only 1 Tassman 4:6, please take the full statement into account, in context:

    7 when I like them and particularly if they make Christianity look bad.
  7. Ah - that's what the problem is. Drunkenness...

    Ah - that's what the problem is.

    Drunkenness is a sin. The person who wants to overcome this sin, his alcoholism, goes to an AA meeting. The people at the AA meeting tell him that there's nothing...
  8. A person is declared righteous on the basis of...

    A person is declared righteous on the basis of faith - salvation is not an outcome of faith alone - at the least, there must be confession with the mouth as well. See Rom 10:9-10

    Then of course,...
  9. Those statistics don't show the proportion of...

    Those statistics don't show the proportion of assailants of police by race. If 40% of the people attacking are of a particular racial (or whatever) background, it would be expected that 40% of the...
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    Ah - I kind of missed the point there. So ... ...

    Ah - I kind of missed the point there. So ...

    The problem arises with the whole "Lead us not into temptation" bit, by contrast with "Let us not be led into temptation."
    εισενεγκης is (aorist...
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    And yes - James is saying, "Don't blame God when...

    And yes - James is saying, "Don't blame God when you're tempted to do evil, you're the one at fault." The Koine Greek words for temptation and tempt cover a wider range than does temptation in...
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    That might be because the Koine Greek uses the...

    That might be because the Koine Greek uses the same word for both concepts, which then forces translators to examine context for the best fit.
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    πειραζω πειρασμος Either James is referring...

    πειραζω πειρασμος

    Either James is referring to temptations of a particular class and not all classes of temptation, or James' comment (about God neither being tempted nor tempting) conflicts with...
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    As to that. As any check of dictionaries of the...

    As to that. As any check of dictionaries of the time will confirm, "religion" meant Christian denomination.
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    Poll: Technically, sandwiches have two slices of bread...

    Technically, sandwiches have two slices of bread (sometimes more), regardless of shape. So a hotdog might be either a sandwich or a filled roll depending on whether the roll is completely halved.
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    1 John 1:8 - Really? 8 If we say that we...

    1 John 1:8 - Really?

    8 If we say that we have no (εχομεν) sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and...
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    The point being that they crawl by choice, or...

    The point being that they crawl by choice, or when circumstances overwhelm them, perhaps?
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    Yes - "get yourself baptised" not "baptise...

    Yes - "get yourself baptised" not "baptise yourself", "get your sins washed away" not "wash away your sins." In this case, the person has active involvement in the processes but does not perform...
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    Come to that - we don't have a "true" passive nor...

    Come to that - we don't have a "true" passive nor a "true" future - nor much of anything else really - it's all constructed from auxiliaries.
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    A baby will continue to crawl after it first...

    A baby will continue to crawl after it first begins to walk.
    That will not continue throughout the baby's life.

    So, yes, no? or Yes.

    What makes it seem that Paul claims that he can't stop...
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    I prophesy that no-one will notice the...

    I prophesy that no-one will notice the occurrences of the next ten world endings, and every-one will continue on just as though nothing had happened.
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    A baby will have a continuing need for milk after...

    A baby will have a continuing need for milk after it begins to eat solids.
    That need will not continue throughout the baby's life.

    So, yes, no? or Yes.

    What makes it seem that Paul claims...
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    There will be "continuing to sin" after...

    There will be "continuing to sin" after conversion.
    After conversion, there will be "continuing to sin" as long as a person lives. No - I am satisfied that the Bible denies that.
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    Middle voice causes problems for anyone who...

    Middle voice causes problems for anyone who thinks English doesn't have middle voice. (Which will be almost all of your texts). The sad fact is that English DOES have a middle voice, and its use is...
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    So - First they were appointed to eternal life,...

    So - First they were appointed to eternal life, then they believed.

    That takes some consideration.
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