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Welcome to Bible Wiki, I am Superdadsuper (who is not a dad), an Admin here. Feel free to leave a message anytime, I am always around to discuss. I may be a busy college student, but under normal circumstances I should always respond in 24 hours. Let me know if you have any prayer requests, need help using the site or how you can a part of our ministry.

- Superdadsuper, Sr. Content & Community Manager (BibleWiki.com)

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  • I'm not sure if you remember me, but I'm Cherubiel.  I wanted to inform you that I had a change of faith and no longer am a Unitarian. I believe in a Triune God now and feel much more spiritually sound with this conclusion. I felt like letting you know because our only interaction ever shared was you informing me not to edit articles about the three Personages with a Unitarian bias.

    Have a blessed Yom Kippur, and please keep my soul in your prayers.

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    • Yes Cherubiel- I do remember you (its a small userbase, so its hard to forget people!)

      I am glad to hear that you have been convicted of God's triune nature- it is a hard doctrine to understand and accept. As I have written this I have lifted you in prayer that you will remain close to God and not be lead astray by false teachings that seem like the true Gospel.

      I'd encourage you to share your insights on biblical subjects on our articles (mutual benefit- you grow in the Word and the encyclopedia grows for others to read). Even if you don't, let me know how I can help you better engage with the Bible. 


      In Christ,
      Superdadsuper, Sr. Content and Community Manager (Bible Wiki) 17:19, September 28, 2020 (UTC)

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  • My dog looks sick and is going to dye she had a stroke and I think she is going to die do animals go to hevaen also my mom is crying and I don't know how to encourage her dose the Bible have anything that can help also the vet is full and we can't get her in as a teen I'm not sure I'm ready to watch her die what should I do? And how can I use what I know about god in this situation? 😢

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    • I am so sorry for your pain. I have lost a pet in my life (several years ago when I was about 15) and I know that can be a very hard experience- I am sure I will loose more pets if God permits me time on this Earth.

      I really wish I knew how to help you be a comfort and encouragement to your mother. Before writing this I prayed and asked God to provide you and your family comfort, as I am so unable to do that myself. The best advice I'd offer is to be a supportive and respective child, maybe offer to do something special for her (like make a meal) or help with things around the house if she doesn't feel like due to grief.

      This website- Gotquestions has a good (brief) article on the subject and I concur with what it teaches. I do not believe the Bible says pets will be in Heaven (they did not have many pets back when the Bible was written). However, God promises a "new creation" and it would be reasonable to assume that will include animals- maybe not our exact pets. People have much more value and worth than an animal. I know its difficult- but remember that your pet's life is a very small thing compared to worth of people and being able to be with them in new creation. 

      I'm sorry I couldn't be of more help. I hope I have pointed you in the right direction. I'll leave the quoting Bible verses to Gotquestions which is better prepared than I am to answer these sorts of questions (I am good at answering some questions, just not all of them!)

      Welcome to Bible Wiki. I hope we can encourage you in your faith. 


      In Christ,
      Superdadsuper, Sr. Content and Community Manager (Bible Wiki) 02:13, August 6, 2020 (UTC)

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    • Thank you 

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  • Do you like it I have always wanted to work at a church spreading Gods word (when I get older I'm a younger fandom user) but you work at a Bible University wow  your lucky 🍀 

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    • Do you want to be a Bible Professor one day, what do you mean by working at a Bible college/seminary? What makes you want to do that? That's my dream job- I'd like to to be a Bible professor. I don't work at my university- I am just a student, studying for a college degree there. Teaching at a university requires a lot of hard work (if God is in favor of me doing so, it requires at LEAST 2-3 years after college, but possibly another 4-5 after that), so I do not know if that will ever happen.

      It is easy to think certain jobs will be fulfilling and I hope I can work in academics one day (if not than Christian publishing). However, work is still work and as the saying (not found in the Bible) goes "the grass is greener on the other side of the fence" (though the concept is supported in Proverbs and Ecclesiastes for sure). 

      My hope is to teach the Word of God one day for a paid vocation. If that doesn't happen I will trust God. When you "get older" you realize life really does have a lot of uncertainty and there is no gurauntee you will get what you want. While career is important, careers are not in the Bible (people did what their parents did and did not go to school and have "dream jobs"). What God wants is us to seek to please him in whatever job we have- whether that meets our career expectations or if we work a low-wage job that we don't like. 


      In Christ,
      Superdadsuper, Sr. Content and Community Manager (Bible Wiki) 02:20, August 6, 2020 (UTC)

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    • I think you will make a great professor one day you are full of the Holy Spirit thank you for shareing may God be with you always also I still think it's cool to go to a Bible college 😊

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  • I have reworded and expanded the intro to the Sabbath article. I saved Paul's verses and argument to work into a fuller article later.

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  • If you are going to delete information about different denominations of Christianity then the wiki should be renamed The Protestant Bible wiki. The authorship of the Bible is a big point of contention because some people believe it's from god or god inspired and other people believe it is not. We cannot put information as factual when it is not.

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    • I will try to keep my response as brief as possible while fully answering your complaint.

      This wiki and affiliated projects (like our blog )operate as a ministry, with some basic underlying assumptions- among them that the Bible is God-inspired. We take a "biblical point of view " of our articles, not focusing on scholarly criticism of the text as much of the content of the Bible in it self. This does not mean we never talk about any scholarly or critical material, in fact I believe that is something this wiki needs to do more of-but this wiki is not for sharing many different scholarly opinions. For the most part, this focus on what the Bible says about itself does directly influence most articles. For most articles about biblical people, persons, places we do not question if what the biblical text was true- we simply present that information (and its up to the reader if they argee with that or not) to make clear what the bible says about itself. The Bible article is an exception and admittedly difficult to do. 

      We are not Wikipedia. If you are looking for a "neutral" site that includes all the scholarly opinions and criticisms of the historical validity of the text than Wikipedia is the place to go. If we did that here, that would be "reinventing the wheel"- Wikipedia already has excellent coverage of biblical topics in that regard. This isn't out of ignoring historical criticism, but removing "confusion from inclusion"- haing a wiki encyclopedia where the content of the Bible can be presented without having to be all inclusive of every point of view. If we implemented your ideas we would be somewhat to redundant as to Wikipedia's own articles. 

      As I said, the Bible article itself is an especially difficult one since you have to go outside of the Bible to determine what it is. In an article about David we may not include every opinion about whether or not David was a historical figure- whether or not he was is irrelevant to article content, we simply describe David as found in the biblical content. 

      We do define the Bible as the 66 books found in "Protestant canon". While this is a faith statement, there are many legitimate historical and textual precedents as to why we do not consider the apocrypha as part of our articles. A misconception about faith is that it is blind- the Greek word for faith (pistis πιστις) comes from the Greek word peitho πειτθω which means "I persuade". Faith is what cannot be seen (Heb 11:1, 2 Cor 4:18, Rom 8:24), but it is based upon a reasonable conviction or persuasion of historical and logical truths concerning supernatural realities. I will have to refer you to other sites (and many other good ones if you want even more detail)

      We allow anyone regardless if they agree with our belief statement to write articles on the wiki. However, all articles must be in compliance with our faith statement and with the scope of the wiki as I described earlier. I hope I was able to make the scope and intention of the wiki clear.

      Rest assured, while this wiki operates out of a faith commitment to the Bible and has a very specific scope- we do not operate out of ignorance. There is much legitimate scholarship concerning the Bible, even from non-believers. I myself am studying to be something akin to a professional bible scholar. However, we don't want to make the content of the articles a place for the battleground of the Bible's validity. We simply present the content of the Bible with clarity, considering plausible interprations (when necessary) to the content of the text itself and leave any faith understanding up to the reader. 


      In Christ,
      Superdadsuper, Sr. Content and Community Manager (Bible Wiki) 16:24, March 23, 2020 (UTC)

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    • Rename the wiki to the Protestant Bible Wiki or at least include articles about the apocrypha with a warning. You are studying to be a professional bible scholar, well, there are already professional bible scholars that are Catholic or Orthodox or even denominations within Protestantism like Adventists or Mormons which I don't think your ministry belongs to. With Simon Peter for example, you could include in his article a Catholic subtopic where Peter is seen as The Church, according to Jesus, and in the Protestant subtopic you could put that Jesus refers to Peter’s faith, not Peter himself. This and other articles where you put the different perspectives of the main denominations like the salvation through faith alone or through faith and good deeds. If not, just rename this wiki to the Protestant Bible wiki or whatever protestant denomination you subscribe to. I feel that people who don't know the Bible well and go through here are getting only one perspective and won't get to know about the others.

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    • Thank you for your thoughts. As my young colleague noted, the Bible is defined by the wiki as the 66 books of the original (early church) canon. The apocrypha is noted as having value, but not being up to the standards of canon. The Jews had finally confirmed the Old Testament as we know it (but not the modern order of the books) by the end of the first century (AD). The Church confirmed the New Testament by the end of the fourth century. The Apocrypha was added to the canon by decree in 1546 at the Council of Trent, to be called Deuterocanonical. This was part of the "Counter-reformation", a reaction to the Luther's Bible (supported by Hebrew Scriptures and Erasmus' Greek Testament).

      Your suggestion concerning an addition to the article on Simon Peter is appreciated. However, the interpretation of the Rock is not that the apostle "was the Church", but rather the was to be the earthly leader of the Church. Since that article has not included this detail, a future edit will certainly cover that crucial point in Peter's life.

      As a contributor and administrator of this wiki, I attempt to be fair to the text of the Bible. In doing this, I write articles with as little bias as I can. My point of view is that of a believer and not a skeptic. If my bias comes out, and I'm sure it does, it is coincidental. Our purpose here is to provide a place for students of the Bible to build an online encyclopedia based ONLY on the text before them. Often editors (who tend to be young adult males) will write "what they think" rather than studying the Bible to see what it says. Having been trained to be a minister, I am in the place to correct such presumption. When I do, I try to remove ambiguity.

      It is our stated purpose to present a Biblical Point of View. That leaves no room for a perspective many centuries removed, be it Catholic or Protestant. Anyone can edit, but interpretation should be at a minimum. When interpretation is needed, qualifiers (may, might, possibly, etc.) should be used. Footnotes to Biblical passages should always be used to support statements in an article.

      SouthWriter (talk) 19:36, March 26, 2020 (UTC)

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  • Should we have (an) article(s) about Gnosticism and its relation to Christianity as a whole? Or should we not have articles on Gnosticism and its beliefs/doctrines? For whatever reason you agree or disagree, I will understand.



    -John

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    • Hey ROABall- glad to see you around again.

      Yes, an article on Gnosticism would be just fine. The article should focus on Gnosticism in terms of its relation with biblical content, if it is largely considered with early church history beyond that then its outside the scope of this site. The main challenge will be that as far as I am aware, gnosticism does not have a direct mention in Scripture and the majority of gnosticism was after the biblical period.

      Its commonly thought that 1 John was written in part as a defense against Gnosticism. SO yes you may write an article, but since the scope of this wiki specifically is biblical content, the nature of the article will be limited to direct interactions with Scripture/early church prior to the 2nd century AD. 

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    Yahwism:  is the original worship of Yahweh as was practiced by the Biblical Israelites, the Hebrews and many other individuals in the pre-Babylonian exilic period. Yahwism is still the belief of true Israelites today. The term Yahwism comes from the name of the Hebrew Mighty-One named YHWH (Yahweh) which has the English meaning of “He-Exists.” The name Yahweh was given by YHWH himself and is used to distinguish the worship of the Mighty One (god) in ancient times from that of other gods. Yahwism emphasized its focus on worshiping Yahweh as the one true Mighty-One (god) and of keeping his covenant.

    Yahweh was revealed to the Israelites using their ancient culture. The National identity of the original tribes required a civil structure which was established under Moses. Yahweh committed Himself to the New Nation of Israel with a Covenant, which was delivered to the new Nation by Moses. The rules regulations and ordinances for civil and religious order given by Moses, also utilized some of the cultural norms of the time. These norms involved making gifts to the Sovereign by way of burned offerings, and used methods of making payment for offenses both civil and religious using food items (for payment) by the offender. 

    As with any civilized Nation, there must be a payment system for violators of the Law, both civil and religious. Today we make restitution using jail time or payment for fines or violations using acceptable currency, or money. In ancient Israel, food was the only item of value used (but in time gold or silver was also used). The ancient system of payment is known by us today as “sacrifices” because the item presented for payment was lost (sacrificed) by the offender for his/her/their restitution (aka atonement).

    The religious rituals-and feasts mostly consistent with the widespread cultural norms of the time; helped to turn the hearts of the people toward their own Might-One by teaching them their need for Faithfulness and to set an example to the surrounding nations for disobedience. Despite the need for keeping the Covenant; for being faithful and even through Yahweh’s many miracles, His established priesthood and prophets, the worship of Yahweh often became syncretic. The mixing of other deities such as Ba’al,  Ashterah, Molech, and idols of wood and stone with the worship of the one true Mighty-One named Yahweh, often incurred Yahweh’s wrath upon the people and the land. During the exile, Judaism developed with its own religious practices, distinct from the historical worship of Yahweh in Israel with the adaption of the Babylonian Talmud. 

    Yahwism become completely adulterated by the Babylonian exile. The customs and culture of the ancient Israelites become amalgamated with those of pagan Babylon. In the First Century, the Talmud and the traditions of Babylon had become so prevalent, that Yahwism and the worship of the true Mighty-One was mostly lost. It is into this setting where the Prophet Yahshua (aka Jesus) came. His was mission; to announce the Kingdom of Yahweh.

    Yahshua taught the path to repentance and to realign with the true Sovereign Yahweh of their Fathers; to renew their Commitment to keeping the Covenant, and toward His blessings and life that came with it.  Gone was the need for the priesthood, since the law was now to be internal not external. All could associate freely and directly with the heavenly Father. No priesthood required upon conversion and repentance before him, with the promise of eternal life.

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  • What strictly Biblical reason do we have to consider Gabriel an archangel alongside Michael.  Michael is the only entity in the scriptures refered to as an/the archangel. 

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    • You're exactly right- I see the error on Gabriel article and have corrected it. 

      You do have to remember our modern conception of Angel isn't always that accurate. Angel is a function of a spiritual being, it means messenger. There seems to be a vast spiritual order that we really don't understand much.

      The only time Michael is called "archangel" is in the Book of Jude in reference to an event quoted in the Apocrypha, which is very interesting. This tells me that the title of archangel is not even one advocated biblically. The reference would have been understood by Jewish culture at the time, but it seems the Bible itself doesn't care much for spiritual hierachy. It seems the concept of an archangel belongs more to Second Template Judaism than it does the canonical biblical literature. Michael is called a "prince" in Daniel, which might be where the idea comes from- so that may be the biblical support of Michael having higher authority over most Angels. This does not make Michael the chief angel, but higher ranking spiritual being. 

      Angels are spiritual messengers. Other beings aren't "types of angels" but are just different variety of spiritual beings. 

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  • Could you link the rules for adding articles? I'm thinking about becoming an editor.

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    • Thanks for the help with linking verses. Could you check to see if I did it right?

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    • You did it perfectly :)

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  • Why has the 'English-language translations (versions) of the Bible' been deleted i.e. the King James Version and New International Version etc.

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    • Version pages fall outside of the scope of the wiki's content. See our rules.

      Basically, versions are not content of the Bible, rather they are information about specific types of Bibles in print. The content focus is solely on the content of the Bible itself, we do not go outside of the Bible except in cases where its helpful for historical understanding of a text. Those pages were deleted many years ago. 

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