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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 Are we saved by grace or works?
Also, this has been covered in christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/7088/the-grace-gambit, christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/9951/…, christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/15472/… and a whole lot of other questions. Search c.se for "Grace or Works" and I suspect you'll find a whole lot more
Sep
25
comment Are we saved by grace or works?
You really need to scope this down to a particular denomination. (I'm not usually a fan of saying that, but in this case, it has to be said). There are thousands of books, positions, creeds, and proof verses in either direction. Personally, I think the best ones say "FALSE DICHOTOMY". But in the end, without a framework of who you want answers from, this question is unanswerable.
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comment Can you proof trinity by Jesus's words alone?
Yay! Glad you are sticking around! And "hello, world!" to you too!
Sep
25
comment Commandment about idols and idolatry in OT
How am I avoiding it? In context, the meaning is clear - no images that you worship. Done correctly, real Christians don't worship images. (And there are other questions that clarify it). Nowhere in what I wrote did I say it was ok to make an image of something that you worship.
Sep
24
comment What is the Biblical basis for disbelief in the doctrine of the Trinity?
The +1 means I voted your post UP. I think its good. The "I may not personally agree, but I think it's a good write-up" is for others who may read this and be tempted to vote it down because they disagree with it. Very, very few of us are Jehovah's Witness. Most of us are trinitarian. But that is and should be irrelevant. If you check out the link I gave you, you'll see that what we do here is not supposed to be about whether we agree with you or not, but rather if you are accurately describing the beliefs of the people you are presuming to write for.
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comment What is the Biblical basis for disbelief in the doctrine of the Trinity?
When you get the chance, please check out our tour and specifically How we are different than other sites.
Sep
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comment What is the Biblical basis for disbelief in the doctrine of the Trinity?
Welcome to C.SE, and +1. This is a good summarization of the JW position. By scoping it as a JW response, you answered accurately for that tradition. I'm hoping that others will follow my lead in not voting for the content (b/c truthfully, we don't have a lot of JW's, and personally, I do disagree with the position), but your answer does a good hob of explaining how JWs deal with the objection.
Sep
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comment Can you proof trinity by Jesus's words alone?
(By the way, I'm not the downvoter. I didn't upvote, but I didn't downvote either)
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comment Can you proof trinity by Jesus's words alone?
Your user profile just says "Please Delete Me." I'm assuming you want your user profile deleted.
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comment Can you proof trinity by Jesus's words alone?
Wow, 39 minutes between joining the site and saying "Please Delete Me." It's almost as if you wanted a ask-and-run...
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comment Can you proof trinity by Jesus's words alone?
Dang, you beat me to it!!!