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Origen

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  1. Origen

    Hello from Singapore!

    Hello and welcome
  2. Origen

    Sick With The Flu

    I hope and pray you feel better very soon.
  3. Thank you Jerome. That was very nice of you.
  4. I don't do research for others. I point them in the right direction. What they do after that is their choice. If you are unwilling to seek factual information concerning "Discourse to the Greeks Concerning Hades," and the errors made by the author of the article concerning the discourse, it does not matter to me.
  5. Rather than me simply telling you perhaps you ought to check out "Discourse to the Greeks Concerning Hades" and see for yourself.
  6. Yes Where to start? Zero qualifications of the author in any area of study related to the topic, use of out dated sources, poor argumentation, and factual errors
  7. One of the worst things I have ever read on the topic.
  8. Origen

    Hi all.

    Hello and welcome Jerome
  9. Origen

    Being born of water is being born.

    Easy, too sick and\or too young.
  10. Origen

    Being born of water is being born.

    Not to step on your toes but those date for the Didache are not correct. The majority of scholars today place it within the second half of the 1st century. Some opt for a date between 50 and 70 A.D. One reason why this is significant concerns the methods of baptism given in the text. Note that one method of baptism could simply be water poured upon the head three times and also note the author had no problem using the verb "baptize." Now it has to be admitted that was not the preferred method, nevertheless it was an acceptable method. This document places that method with the life time of the Apostle and the writing of the N.T. itself.
  11. Origen

    May I introduce myself

    Hello and welcome Chris
  12. Is your argument since Jesus used a proper name it cannot be a parable? Explain the logic. Why can't proper names be use in parables?
  13. Origen

    When did Jesus begin his ministry?

    I agree. @deade states (post 4): "That may well be why the Holy Spirit warned Joseph not to go to Jerusalem as Herod may have still been alive" and then cites the Matt. 2:22. I just can't understand how Matt. 2:22 suggests Herod was still alive.
  14. Origen

    When did Jesus begin his ministry?

    What in this verse suggest Herod was still alive?
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