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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.

Nov
23
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
23
comment Why did God deliver his message through Jesus instead of a flesh-and-blood prophet?
@Sparkler fundamentally, Muslims believe that Jesus was a prophet. Christians believe him to be Our Saviour- the one who saves us from our sin. Flesh and blood alone cannot do that.
Nov
23
comment Why did God deliver his message through Jesus instead of a flesh-and-blood prophet?
I'm sorry, but the premise of your argument is fundamentally flawed.
Nov
23
comment Why did God deliver his message through Jesus instead of a flesh-and-blood prophet?
No. God is very clear "I will be your God, and you will be my people." That isn't figurative. That is as cataphatic as it gets. When Moses sees God's glory, or Jacob sees God face to face and wrestles with him - these aren't figurative things. This is a positive manifestation of a "God with us" pitching his tent and leading the Children of Israel out of Egypt in a very present and direct manner.
Nov
23
reviewed Leave Open Are faith and proof mutually exclusive?
Nov
23
reviewed Leave Open Why did Jesus question God on the cross?
Nov
23
reviewed Close The Israelites walked in health and prosperity after God delivered them, is there Bible support for the New Covenant having similar provision?
Nov
23
comment Why did God deliver his message through Jesus instead of a flesh-and-blood prophet?
Um, Apophatic Theology is typically associated with the Eastern Orthodox, well after Jesus. The Jewish prophets were very clear in positively identifying God as merciful and just- cataphatically identifying who He is, not merely negating what he is not. This answer is simply nonsensical.
Nov
22
comment The Israelites walked in health and prosperity after God delivered them, is there Bible support for the New Covenant having similar provision?
And to top it off, the question isn't even scoped to a particular group, and there is no mainstream answer here. What you call plain sense isn't necessarily thus.
Nov
22
comment The Israelites walked in health and prosperity after God delivered them, is there Bible support for the New Covenant having similar provision?
It's not a good question. It is intentionally vague ("I don't want to give it away") and highly opinionated. Worse, the answer I suspect you are fishing for is based on a fundamentally flawed premise. I almost voted to close. Be happy with a down vote.
Nov
22
comment Clarification on the Greek pronoun allos
This would be better on hermeneutics.stackexchange.com. It doesn't really require a doctrinal answer.
Nov
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why is it not a sin when God asked Moses to lie to Pharaoh?
Nov
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Does the Bible indicate whether Solomon is in heaven?
Nov
21
reviewed Close Are there Christians who believe Jesus was an ideology and not a person?
Nov
21
reviewed Reviewed How did John the Baptist have the “spirit and power of Elijah”?
Nov
21
comment How did John the Baptist have the “spirit and power of Elijah”?
Welcoem to C.SE. When you get the chance, please check out our tour and specifically How we are different than other sites. This is a good summary, but it would have been helpful to take it a little further
Nov
21
reviewed Reviewed Interpretation of the scripture “One Lord, one faith, one baptism?”
Nov
21
reviewed Reviewed What's the point of the second commandment?
Nov
21
reviewed Leave Open Why is it not a sin when God asked Moses to lie to Pharaoh?
Nov
21
reviewed Close What is the Biblical definition of Marriage?