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Ask Your Bible Questions Here!!! / Cornelius and Acts 10:30
« on: May 28, 2015, 07:07:08 AM »
Let's say it had been a Thursday when Cornelius said - "Four days ago I was fasting until this hour...".  To what day of the week would he have been referring if he had said "One day ago I was fasting until this hour"?

Town Hall / Three Curtains
« on: October 04, 2013, 01:52:29 PM »
You are a contestant on a game show. There are three curtains. Behind one of the curtains is a new car. You are asked to choose one of the curtains. Lets say that you choose curtain #1. The host of the show - who knows where the  car is so as not to end the game prematurely - opens curtain #3 and there is no car behind it. The host now gives you a choice. You can stay with curtain #1 or you can change your choice to curtain #2. The question now is: would it be to your advantage to stay with curtain #1, or would it be to your advantage to change to curtain #2 or would there be no advantage either way?

Religion & Theology / Two Questions for Quasar
« on: December 22, 2012, 09:14:04 PM »

In the topic: "On what day was Jesus crucified and buried on?" you made the statement:  "What is equally important is the reason He died—to take the punishment that all sinners deserve."  I asked you what punishment the Messiah took that would otherwise have to be taken by sinners?  Even though it was a question about a comment that you made, you replied that I was "into an entirely differnt subject than that of the thread".   It apparently was ok for you to make an off topic comment but for some reason not ok for me to ask you a question about it.   You then suggested that I start a new thread regarding the question. I've decided to take your suggestion and do just that - hence the reason for starting this topic.

Also, in the same topic : "On what day was Jesus crucified and buried on?", you said that you agreed with me with regard to something that I wrote. Since I didn't know to what you were referring, I asked for an explaination.   Your reply was that that question was also "equally irrelevant".  So I ask it here -  what was it that you agreed with me about?

Religion & Theology / Three Days and Three Nights
« on: November 15, 2012, 12:31:18 PM »

Whenever the three days and three nights of Matthew 12:40 is brought up in a “discussion” with 6th day crucifixion folks, they frequently suggest that it is a Jewish idiom for counting any part of a day as a whole day. I wonder if anyone has documentation that shows an example from the first century or before regarding a period of time that is said to consist of a specific number of days as well as a specific number of nights where the period of time absolutely doesn't/can't include at least a part of each one of the specific number of days and at least a part of each one of the specific number of nights?

Ask Your Bible Questions Here!!! / Mark 16:9
« on: September 27, 2011, 11:21:15 AM »
A poster on another board, the topic of which was questioning the authenticity of the last 12 verses in the book of Mark, wrote that it doesn�t really matter because there is no doctrinal teaching in Mark 16:9-20 that cannot be proved elsewhere in agreed Scripture.

I made the mistake of sticking my nose into the discussion by pointing out that actually there is a statement in verse 9, as the KJV and similar versions have it, that is used for a doctrinal teaching that is to be found nowhere else in Scripture. As the KJV translates it, it is the only place that puts the resurrection on the first day of the week. I then suggested that whenever the discussion of seventh day observance versus first day observance comes up, first day proponents usually use the idea of a first day resurrection to justify the change, and when questioned about the day of resurrection, frequently quote Mark 16:9. The poster came back with: �Quote a published author who has done that.� - I have not yet been able to come up with one.  Does anyone here know of one?

Ask Your Bible Questions Here!!! / Matthew 28:1-10 versus John 20:1 and 2
« on: November 27, 2010, 10:04:20 AM »
Matthew 28:1-10 says that when Mary Magdalene went to the tomb that she was told by an angel that the Messiah had risen and would be seen in Galilee. Matthew then says that she ran "with great joy" to tell the disciples and while on the way that she met the Messiah (this occurred before she got to the disciples).

However, John 20:1 and 2  say that when she came to the tomb and didn’t find the Messiah there, that she ran to the disciples and told them that He had been taken away and that she didn’t know where He was. In Matthew she knew where He was (or at least had been) and where He would be, but in John she didn’t.

 How can this be reconciled?

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