Classic Anabaptist Interpretations of Romans 13 Re: Church and State

Romans 13 & the State (Young Anabaptist Radicals) How Jeff Sessions reads Romans 13 and how my Mennonite Sunday school class does (Melissa Florer-Bixler) Nonviolence 101 – Submit to the Sword, but Do Not Carry One! [Romans 12-13] (part 5) (Kurt Willems) Romans 13: An Interpretation (Peace Theology) Against Empire: A Yoderian Reading of Romans …

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Genesis 2: No Permanent or Fixed Gender Roles

“Despite what some may suggest, there is no mention of permanent or fixed gender roles in Genesis 2. And nothing in Genesis 2 or 3 implies that the woman continues to be primarily identified or defined as Adam’s helper. ” https://t.co/cqffd9Bnk4— Julie Anne (@DefendTheSheep) October 19, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

Did the Disciples Have Any Faith in Jesus? (Mark 4:38) – Mondays with Mounce 326

We have a basic understanding of the Lord’s care and protection for us, and then life happens. The pains and tragedies of our lives raises the question of our faith in him, but in the midst of that pain we can certainly cry out to him, expressing our faith in him, and yet asking for …

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Everyone is Not a Scholar

My postulate is simple and short. “No one can simply open the Bible and start interpreting it accurately.” [Even the simplest of statements found in the Bible have several layers of context that nuance or limit them.] Whether you agree with that statement or not, one thing is observable and self-evident in all faith groups …

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The Irresponsible Hypocrisy of the Fundamentalist Evangelical “Infallible, Inerrant” View of Inspiration and its Subsequent Atrocity in Interpretation

It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand. ---Mark Twain Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/mark_twain_153875 Though Mark Twain's pithy adage "will preach," for proponents of Perspicuity, his statement fails to account for one simple fact... that even the seemingly plainest statement of …

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The Charter: Matthew’s Literary Structure, Part 1 – On the King’s Errand

Matthew structures Jesus’ actions and teaching in a pattern of five, in a structural allusion to the Torah (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy), the original constitution-like document of Mosaic Israel.  ‘Torah’ means ‘teaching.’  It’s not that each ‘section’ of Matthew’ matches each ‘book’ of Moses; the structural allusion doesn’t work quite that way. The first …

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On Divine Inspiration, Inerrancy & Authority of Scripture

Regarding the inspiration, inerrancy and the authority of the Bible, Lamb's Harbinger (LH) takes a conservative-leaning, yet moderate view. A moderate view of the inspiration and authority of the Bible might say Divine Revelation is limited to only the redemptive concepts, special themes and overarching message present within the Bible. LH would rather say, “Special, …

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“Rule Well” and “Double Honor” in 1 Timothy 5:17

Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching. Rom. 12:8; 1 Thess. 5:12; [1 Cor. 12:28] Deut. 21:17 The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (1 Ti 5:17). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles. When one encounters 1 Timothy 5:17, one runs into a great …

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