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by Edward Machado
Hi Paul, my comments are not directly related to the topic here, but more about some things you mentioned on this page. One, was the issue of the Isaiah prophecy about a virgin being with child. I had heard that this prophecy was already fulfilled and that it cannot be talking about Christ's birth, this was told to me by non-Messianic Jews I dialogue with on Facebook. Of course I would not like to belive this, but how do you reconcile this while acknowledging that it already had a literal fulfillment? I do believe its one of the leading prophecies of the Christian Gospel. I have also heard of some prophecies having manifold meanings and fulfillments, is this so? Please explain to me what your take on this is, and what you think about the translation of this into the Greek Septuagint. I could easily imagine a skeptic saying that the Greek word for virgin was a mistranslation and that the Christians took this mistranslation to be something it was never intended to refer to, and I have heard things like this.I try to be a fair hearer of all sides and without bias even though I am already biased in favor of the Christian claims.
Another thing, when you mentioned God using scripture in our personal lives in this way, what did you mean by that? I have sometimes encountered passages and verses that seem to speak clearly to me in a moment of trial or trouble, and later on think that maybe I was taking those passages out of context, but Im not sure. If you can shed any light on this it would be very helpful.
Grace and peace,
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