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    They were both naked, the man and his wife, and they were not ashamed

    I'd be interested to read some Jewish thoughts on the titular phrase (and relevant passage). The classic Christian interpretation is that the man and woman lived in an idyllic state, and when they ate the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, they "fell". Meaning that being naked...
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    Another 10k character limit related request

    (this is more of a board request rather than a "how do I") I understand the reason for the 10k limit, and this isn't a complaint about the limit. I even know how to work around the 10k limit so it isn't a crippling issue. However, if I run into the issue, it would be helpful if I knew up...
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    Peter's Explanation of God and Jesus - Completely Unitarian

    In Acts 2, the sermon Peter to the fledgling church at the day of Pentecost. He describes to the Jews the relationship between God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, and what should be done with this information. And here is what he says: “Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a...
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    Isaiah's New Exodus in Mark

    An explanation of the book of Mark that provides and understanding of why Mark structures his gospel the way he does, why the first 3 verses are the way they are, and what it meant to the intended audience. Isaiah's New Exodus in Mark...
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    Ligonier -- State of Theology Survey: 2020 Results Results Summarized by question: There are some interesting observations as they relate to the trinity: ------------------------------------------------------------------- Jesus was a great...
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    The False Doctrine of going to Heaven

    There is this false doctrine taught commonly in Christianity that people go to heaven when they die, or that heaven is the place of reward. A couple of examples:
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    Let us make man in our image

    Genesis 1:26-27 contains a phrase long abused to support the idea of a multi-personal God with the idea that Jesus is one of those persons. Let's read passage, and the New Testament exposition see how the passage relates Jesus to the "us" or even to the creator. Genesis 1: 26 Then God said...
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    Living On The Edge: Challenges To Faith

    A 485 page work on Christian apologetics (Note: Written from a Christadelphian perspective) covering a wide range of subjects, including New Atheism, archaeology, theology, and the validity of faith. (Note that most of the 485 pages are footnotes) By Jonathan Burke. I think you can get a PDF...
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    The false doctrine of "sinful nature"

    There is this notion that sometimes crops up that humans have this "sinful nature" that is somehow a result of Adam and Eve eating from the tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil. Did you ever notice that one of the properties of the tree is that it was a tree of "the knowledge of Good"? If your...
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    The Lost World of Genesis 1

    Interesting read. Approaches Genesis 1 from the "materialistic" understanding of Genesis 1, but rather a "functional" understanding of Genesis 1 as somebody in the Ancient Near East would have understood it. Approaching the bible as something written for us, but not to us. Also free in...
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    How do I control the width of Table Columns

    Example 2nd Peter 3:17 Jude 1:24 17 Therefore, dear friends, since you have been forewarned, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of the lawless and fall from your secure position 24 To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his...
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    2nd Peter and Jude, The Angels that Sinned

    Warning: This is not for those with a short attention span. The books of 2nd Peter and Jude are intricately linked, with some even calling the book of Jude "3rd Peter". And as such, these books should not be understood in isolation but understood together with each book informing the meaning of...
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    The Dividing of the Soul and Spirit

    Hebrews 4:12 is one verse in an extended argument by the author where the author shows the superiority of the son of God to various persons important to the Hebrew audience. The progression of the argument is: 1:1-1:3, the son is shown to be superior to the prophets. 1:4-2:18, the son is shown...
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    The False Doctrine of "Hell"

    It is difficult prove something doesn't exist when somebody imagines it is true. Such an proof is a form of proving a negative, however there are means of proving a negative. To do so, you typically show something isn't there when it should be present, I.e. absence of evidence is evidence of...
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    The False Doctrine of the Substitutionary Atonement of Jesus Christ

    For a quick primer on the theory, see: The article begins with: As with all articles like this, read the passages they cite and apply the mind that God gave you to see if the passages actually say rather than what the author wishes they...
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    Has God performed the greatest act of love and Christadelphianism CARM poses the titular question. The argument is as follows: So far this is an interesting argument. But things start going awry in the next couple of sentences. In Trinitarianism, “God is a Trinity of persons” (
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    CARM's Questions for Christadelphians At the link, CARM poses several questions for Christadelphians. This thread will address the questions. The preamble to the question begins with the claim that there is this thing called a “sinful, fallen nature”. I don’t know what that means...