Dear ‘kristianjude,’ a.k.a. ‘kristine,’
On May 8, 2019 you made a series of posting having one or more sentences. It appears that the flood of posting has come to an end and receded. Therefore, I am addressing your postings to show that you have no understanding of the Scriptures and also lack common honesty.
The posting of 8 May 2019 03:35:59 shows that you have no answer to my question that I posted on the day before. Not only that, you also are void of any understanding of the shades (shadows) in the Old Testament. Therefore, I ask you the following and challenge you to answer them.
How do you know that the shades in the OT were not in the minds of New Testament writers? Do you know that the New Testament writers did not write of their own? On the other hand, they wrote as they were inspired by the Holy Spirit.
Your posting of 8 May 2019 04:54:57 shows that you reject the inspiration of the Holy Spirit in writing the Old and New Testaments. The writers of the Scripture did not predict, but they prophesied. You do not know this or the differences. Gospel Literature Service (GLS), Mumbai, India has published a book, ‘The God of the Bible Is The God of Science.’ There is a section dealing with this problem of predicting and prophesying. Without knowing the difference, you made the Scriptures to be works of man and not the Word of God.
Your posting of 8 May 2019 07:55:12 shows that you are not aware of the fact that we are not discussing about ‘novel thoughts,’ but of thoughts according to Scriptures. However, your thoughts are ‘novel thoughts’ and not scriptural.
Your posting of 8 May 2019 08:13:07 deserve a thanks from me. Thank you for telling that there were others with the same thought about the subject of ‘virgin.’ I was not aware of St. Irenaeus of Lyons. I have not looked into his writings and am not thinking planning to do so, at this time.
Your posting of 8 May 2019 14:25:42 shows that you are reveling on your ignorance. You should read Genesis 2:5 in its context. Then you will know that you are even ignorant of what is meant by ‘context,’ forget about the expression ‘virgin’ or ‘virginity.’ Bringing forth grass, herbs, and trees did not violate the ‘virginity’ of the earth or land. On the other hand, it provided the functioning of the ‘virginity’ of earth that is capable to reproduce by having the seeds and fruits with seeds in them. Now, one should read Genesis 2:15 to understand the meaning of ‘tilling’ and ‘guarding’ the virgin earth. How come you missed that verse and found yourself reading verse 19?
In the above mentioned posting, you wrote, “Saying that earth was unused/unexploited as there was no man to till the ground does not mean for me that the earth was virgin.” You have made yourself superior to God, when you wrote about what you think is the final meaning of ‘tilling the ground.’ It was mentioned in the New Testament as a shadow or shade of things to come. You were ignorant about this fact.