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by John T
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Hurricane Florence and Pat Robertson
Replies: 2
Views: 5780

Re: Hurricane Florence and Pat Robertson

The atheist/liberals will claim that the storm was diminished due to President Obama's anti-climate change initiatives. :lol: There is no need to make a 'leap of faith' when you know the scientific evidence is on the side of the theist. It is the atheist that is making a huge reckless leap of faith ...
by John T
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who axed Acts 8:37?
Replies: 240
Views: 170706

Re: Who axed Acts 8:37?

Thanks Ben. I'm quite willing to throw in the towel on p45 but you still haven't dis-proven my point by using the overlay method. If I had your computer skills this is what I would do to prove me wrong: I would line of up the red underlined letters in your text box in a straight up and down vertical...
by John T
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who axed Acts 8:37?
Replies: 240
Views: 170706

Re: Who axed Acts 8:37?

You are aware that you cannot move any of the red letters? Those are the ones we know where they are. You also have to account for all the rest of the text, not just the "missing" one, but the one that is there anyway and already perfectly fills up the existing space, like in most Greek manuscripts...
by John T
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who axed Acts 8:37?
Replies: 240
Views: 170706

Re: Who axed Acts 8:37?

Ulan, Your argument for spatial relations is a strong one and I thought that way as well upon my first eyeball glance. However, upon looking at the full image and zooming in and out and comparing it to the other leaves, I was no longer convinced. This is where I wish I had the computer skills of Ben...
by John T
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who axed Acts 8:37?
Replies: 240
Views: 170706

Re: Who axed Acts 8:37?

Ben already showed you in his last post. You would need an additional two whole lines of space for 8:37 to fit. Those two lines are obviously not there. Actually, Ben was pulling your leg with his long-hand rendition. ;) ****************** So, how do you know that Acts 8:37 would take up an additio...
by John T
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who axed Acts 8:37?
Replies: 240
Views: 170706

Re: Who axed Acts 8:37?

Thanks for the help. However, I do not see the slot where Acts 8:37 can't possibly fit in, if it was ever there in the first place. p45 is so damaged and missing so much from the left and right margins that it could have been there but was lost due to deterioration and wear. Simply a case of guessi...
by John T
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who axed Acts 8:37?
Replies: 240
Views: 170706

Re: Who axed Acts 8:37?

Try looking for spirit in verse 39 it is a nomina sacra PNA with a line on top. I have underlined only a few key words for reference: P45 (Acts 8.36-39).png Thanks for the help. However, I do not see the slot where Acts 8:37 can't possibly fit in, if it was ever there in the first place. p45 is so ...
by John T
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who axed Acts 8:37?
Replies: 240
Views: 170706

Re: Who axed Acts 8:37?

The Emperor Constantine thought Jesus was god. I'm not so sure of that. If I recall correctly, during the Council of Nicaea (325) the debate over Homoiousian vs. Homoousian was quite contentious. Homoiousian : Jesus and God the Father were similar but not the same substance. Homoousian : Jesus was ...
by John T
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who axed Acts 8:37?
Replies: 240
Views: 170706

Re: Who axed Acts 8:37?

The doctrine of Jesus being God as stated in Acts 8:37 is not only confirmed by the Ante-Nicene Fathers but also confirmed in archeological evidence at the ancient (230 C.E.) Jewish village of Kefar Othnay. The mosaic reads: “ The god-loving Akeptous has offered the table to God Jesus Christ as a me...
by John T
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why You Always Have to Back to the Original Language of a Text
Replies: 2
Views: 3364

Re: Why You Always Have to Back to the Original Language of a Text

Fake News! The New York Times knows full well there are language software programs that can quickly whittle down who is likely the smear merchant. Which will be used as a justification by the NYT editorial board for making changes to the letter and adding in key words like " lodestar ". All for the ...