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Old 07-02-2010, 04:21 PM
 
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The story of Jonah is what comes to mind... Was it Jonah's will or God's divine will?
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Well...?
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Old 07-02-2010, 04:22 PM
 
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That is how to preach the gospel!
Go raibh maith agat!
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Old 07-02-2010, 04:24 PM
 
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It is most definitely not childish to memorize scripture/verses. Come on, are you serious?!
Yes, i am serious...been there done that...have grown...
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Old 07-02-2010, 04:25 PM
 
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Yes there is. I've seen one.
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Old 07-02-2010, 04:26 PM
 
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I don't know of any URs who think we have much free will, if any at all.
Ok...don't try to slicker people...
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Old 07-02-2010, 04:28 PM
 
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The story of Jonah is what comes to mind... Was it Jonah's will or God's divine will?
Jnah's story was metaphoric...
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Old 07-02-2010, 04:30 PM
 
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But each verse is like a pearl all its own. Each individual verse is worthy of study on its own. Each word even. Each verse follows or precedes another pearl and together they form the necklace, but individually they are still beautiful and relevant.

You find Biblical authors quoting verses all over the Bible, especially in the New Testiment, not whole chapters, but verses. There is often a verse which encapsulates the meaning of a larger passage. Or a verse serves as a reminder for those who are familiar with the larger passage it comes from.

Why this resistance to verses?
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Old 07-02-2010, 04:35 PM
 
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But each verse is like a pearl all its own. Each individual verse is worthy of study on its own. Each word even. Each verse follows or precedes another pearl and together they form the necklace, but individually they are still beautiful and relevant.

You find Biblical authors quoting verses all over the Bible, especially in the New Testiment, not whole chapters, but verses. There is often a verse which encapsulates the meaning of a larger passage. Or a verse serves as a reminder for those who are familiar with the larger passage it comes from.

Why this resistance to verses?
But, what they were quoting was cohesive with what they were trying to state...
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Old 07-02-2010, 04:36 PM
 
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what did people do before the middle ages brought about chapters and verses...some chapters are in the wrong places...
A lot of them couldn't read anyway. I guessed they just, I don't know, memorized them?
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Old 07-02-2010, 04:38 PM
 
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But, what they were quoting was cohesive with what they were trying to state...
So it is ok as long as what you are quoting is cohesive with what you are trying to state? Which is what a lot of people on this board are trying to do. If what they are quoting is NOT cohesive with what they are trying to state, the problem is NOT that the verses are numbered!
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