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Software Developer, part-time pastor, and I raise chickens. Who can't love a chicken?

For Christianity.stackexchange.com, my religious background:

  • Grew up in a Protestant, evangelical, nondenominational "Bible Church" (-1990)
  • earned a M.Div at a Baptist Seminary (2008) and pastored a very small Baptist church (2004 - 2008)
  • Served in an Episcopal Church, and yes I did that site. (2008 - 2013)
  • Back to a Baptist church that has a true passion for breaking down the barriers of church so as to focus on the original mission of the church - namely to bring Jesus to a dying world.

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comment Why is Jesus the Son of God and the Truth, but not Mansoor Hallaj?
The Christian God is fundamentally one who reveals himself- he cannot be found by Reason alone. He is the author of reason, but he is not a force to be studied, any more than my wife would be.
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comment Why is Jesus the Son of God and the Truth, but not Mansoor Hallaj?
Hebrews 11:6 Without faith, it is impossible to please God. For those who would please God must believe that he exists and rewards those who love him.
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comment Why is Jesus the Son of God and the Truth, but not Mansoor Hallaj?
Not trying to convince anyone of anything. I'm trying to explain why Christians call Jesus the one true Son of God. That said, remember, we love Him because he first loved us- also something that Hallaj couldn't do.
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Related article: delveintojesus.com/Articles/20/…
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comment Are there any churches that do not accept the teachings of Paul?
Interesting counter example - Marcion accepted only Paul, Luke-Acts, and rejected the entire Old Testamaent
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on hypostatic-union tag wiki excerpt
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comment Why did Jesus have to die?
Welcome btw- this is a great question! It might take a book to answer, but it is a superb question.
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comment Why did Jesus have to die?
Because no greater love hath a man than this... Or Without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin
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reviewed Reviewed What do the verses in Luke 5:20-25 teach us?
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