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From "the death" (of Adam) or from "the dead" (in Hades)?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Hyde Feb 28, 2013. 5 Replies

Could you please help me with some quick translation questions?About the correct translation of the phrase "resurrection from the dead" ...1) Is "the dead" plural or singular?2) Is it better…Continue

Tags: greek, translation, Resurrection

If "Global Flood" Then Why No Modern Animal Fossils?

Started this discussion. Last reply by thomas greenlee Sep 28, 2012. 12 Replies

I have a question that I don't recall being discussed in BCS, but if it was, then feel free to just direct me to those pages (and if it wasn't maybe it should be!)...but here goes.A YEC friend of…Continue

Tags: creationism, earth, young

Old Man vs New Man: Resurrection Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Apr 30, 2012. 7 Replies

Please help me clarify the differences between IB vs CB views:The expressions "old man" and "new man" occur in basically four places in Paul's letters: Romans 6:6Ephesians 2:15Ephesians…Continue

Tags: IBV, CBV, New, vs, Old

Isaiah 65:20 - What does this mean?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Martin Jun 27, 2012. 11 Replies

Does anyone have insight as to what this verse means in a covenantal context? I get how many of the other things on this list have been fulfilled. But if you were challenged by a literalist to…Continue

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"Now at Prof. John Walton's conference "Genesis Through Ancient Eyes" (with BCS book in hand to give him!)"
Aug 14, 2013
Brian Hyde replied to Riley O'Brien Powell's discussion From "the death" (of Adam) or from "the dead" (in Hades)?
"I read this yesterday and I knew there was something special about it but I was too tired. I just read it again and it is pregnant with truth. What I like is how it fully harmonises with and develops upon justification and our new life…"
Feb 28, 2013
Tim Martin replied to Riley O'Brien Powell's discussion From "the death" (of Adam) or from "the dead" (in Hades)?
"I would take it as light (new covenant pronouncement) to both Israel and the nations. This is the fulfillment of all creation, since God originally blessed all that he made, both man and beasts."
Feb 28, 2013
Brian Hyde replied to Riley O'Brien Powell's discussion From "the death" (of Adam) or from "the dead" (in Hades)?
"Tim that is interesting. Can I ask you what your understanding is of "by being the first to rise from the dead, he would proclaim light both to our people and to the Gentiles” ? How was that fulfilled? "
Feb 28, 2013
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"Have you ordered your Fulfilled Covenant (Preterist) BIBLE yet? Have it by Christmas!! I contributed graphics for it. http://ning.it/Sc8Moh"
Nov 11, 2012
thomas greenlee replied to Riley O'Brien Powell's discussion If "Global Flood" Then Why No Modern Animal Fossils?
"ROB, I have just seen your posting.   It seems to me you are asking two different questions with one as a denial of the other which is the one posited in Tim and JL's book.   One question involves the time of the flood and the other…"
Sep 28, 2012
Doug replied to Riley O'Brien Powell's discussion From "the death" (of Adam) or from "the dead" (in Hades)?
"If we were talking about physical death, then Acts 26:23 would be false, wouldn't it? After all, there were other people in the old testament who were physically resurrected from the dead, and that would not make Jesus the "first" one…"
Aug 15, 2012
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"Check out part 2 of "Olivet Discourse in Covenant Perspective". Im making a longer, slower intro version too. http://ning.it/PZ0O4K"
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"Check out this video I made! Shared this with my church last week "Olivet Discourse in Covenant Perspective" Pt 1/2. http://ning.it/PZ0jaJ"
Jul 16, 2012
Manny Fragoza commented on Riley O'Brien Powell's blog post Is Jesus the Light of Creation too?
"1Co 1:24but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. Joh 17:5And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed. To answer your question…"
Jul 15, 2012
Manny Fragoza commented on Riley O'Brien Powell's blog post Is Jesus the Light of Creation too?
"ooops my bad Tami  the highlighted numbers gave the souce it is easy to find just click on any of the numers (1-5) and it should take you to the article."
Jul 13, 2012
Tami commented on Riley O'Brien Powell's blog post Is Jesus the Light of Creation too?
"I am not seeing a citation for Manny's source. Here is where he copied the above from: http://www.meaningfullife.com/torah/parsha/bereishit/bereishit/The_Creation_of_Light.php "
Jul 12, 2012
Manny Fragoza commented on Riley O'Brien Powell's blog post Is Jesus the Light of Creation too?
"The SUN is not the light in Gen 1;The Light in Gen 1 is Gods Wisdom /his Word When God Spoke His word/Light Wisdom, became a present reality,but his word was always with him,and wasnt created in the sense- like the rest of creation. Pro 3:19The…"
Jul 12, 2012
Riley O'Brien Powell replied to Doug's discussion I heard something today...
"Thanks for sharing this...more great typology to think about!"
Jul 9, 2012
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Jul 9, 2012
John commented on Riley O'Brien Powell's blog post More Asah and Bara comments
"Hi Riley, Here are a few comments from another discussion that might help. "The Hebrew word for create is bara.  The noun form of create is creation and the noun form of bara is berith.  The Hebrew word for…"
Jul 5, 2012

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My church is "Emergent" and so it is preterist-friendly
"About Me"
Comfortable living in the questions. Seeking truth, wherever it leads. Learner. Sharer. Promoter of transformation through God's love and grace. Into documentaries, living & whole foods, home-birth, world travel, good conversation, art and music. My site: LivingtheQuestion.ORG
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Love the writings of Tim Martin, Doug Pagitt, Stephen Sizer, Ken Gentry, John Noe
What is your Eschatological Position ?
Preterist and Covenantal

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More Asah and Bara comments

Posted on July 3, 2012 at 4:02pm 1 Comment

From a writer at the website: http://www.stenudd.com/myth/genesis/genesis1-first-creation-bible-2.htm

Notice that a word-by-word translation of the Hebrew verse reads: "(In the) beginning filled God the heavens and the earth." To fill and to create are certainly no synonyms. Filling something indicates its preexistence. So, the heavens and the earth seem to be seen as spaces. Barais…

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Is Jesus the Light of Creation too?

Posted on July 2, 2012 at 6:32pm 4 Comments

Is the presence of Jesus is what is being referred to in all the 'light' imagery in the creation account? If so, then it would shed light on views like the following, which are an interesting combo perspective of material creation and comparative myth...

"The light, though, if that is indeed one of God’s characteristics, sets him apart from mankind. The repetition of days passing during God’s creation of the world underlines this difference. He brings light to the world – the one…

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Bara and Asah

Posted on July 2, 2012 at 6:25pm 0 Comments

Found this note interesting as I was reading online here http://www.stenudd.com/myth/genesis/genesis1-first-creation-bible-2.htm:

"Notice that a word-by-word translation of the Hebrew verse reads: "(In the) beginning filled God the heavens and the earth." To fill and to create are certainly no synonyms. Filling something indicates its preexistence. So, the heavens and the earth seem to be seen as…

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At 3:33pm on January 8, 2011, John said…
Welcome Riley!
At 4:21pm on January 8, 2011, John said…

Any friend of Wanda's is a friend of mine :) 

 

At 5:01pm on January 8, 2011, Micah Martin said…
Welcome Riley.  I hope the sun is shining in Minneapolis!
At 8:37am on January 9, 2011, Richard Walter Sire said…

Welcome.

 

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At 9:06am on January 10, 2011, Wanda Short said…
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At 1:55pm on January 21, 2011, JL Vaughn said…
Howdy Riley!

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