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I am a web application developer working in PHP/MySQL/JQuery and related technologies. I also have attended two years of seminary. I am puritan in my theology and would point to the Westminster Standards as a good guide for theological questions.


Aug
1
comment Who was the 12th Apostle - Matthais or Paul?
Barnabas was sent by the church. I believe that he is therefore an apostle of the church at Antioch. I think we need to distinguish here between apostle and Apostle. As noted in the original question the word apostle means one who was sent. The question is who sent them? Apostles of Christ must be sent by Christ.
Jun
3
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Apr
1
answered What feast does Paul refer to in 1 Corinthians 5:8?
Feb
24
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Jan
1
comment Which Bible verses support adult-only baptism?
If the sacrament is for the one of two group you define (those who are saved) then it should only be for them but then you state that there are those who are in the visible church who are not saved. So in my estimation a baptist sets an impossible standard for themselves and then admits they do not and can not reach it.
Jan
1
comment Which Bible verses support adult-only baptism?
Steven, Thanks for the reply. I am doctrinally Reformed and struggle with the thought of all of those professing faith being actually saved (viz. parables of the sower and the wheat and tares). In one place you say that you only believe in two groups, saved and unsaved; later you talk about in imperfect overlap between the visible and invisible church. I believe that this is exactly where the baptist view of the sacraments falls apart. Continued...
Dec
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Dec
11
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
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comment Which Bible verses support adult-only baptism?
@Steven Been a while, came back to re-read you answer. Still one of the more cogent answers from a credo-baptist I have seen. Thanks for that. I guess the question I would have is this. If you only baptize those who have repented, how do you know who has repented? If you baptize based on a person's creed and claim and not based on them being a repentant believer then you are very close to my position. So the question comes down to one thing for me. Are there two groups (Saved, Unsaved) or three (Saved, Unsaved Covenant Members, Non Covenant Members).
Aug
5
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Jul
25
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Jun
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May
9
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Mar
5
comment What are the major differences between the NKJV and the ESV translations?
Sorry, missed that. I am glad to hear that they are now taking the MT more seriously, however you have not given me an example where they PREFER a byzantine reading. All this tells me, as I understan it, is that they are deciding between two Alexandrian readings and giving more weight to a Byzantine reading in the process.
Mar
5
comment What are the major differences between the NKJV and the ESV translations?
Okay, can you give me an example from Nestle-Aland.
Mar
5
comment What are the major differences between the NKJV and the ESV translations?
Can you give me a specific example where a Byzantine MT reading overshadows a Alexandrian or Western reading in the CT? I agree that, if they agree it is considered to add weight, but they never follow the Byzantine away from the other families that I know of.
Mar
5
comment What are the major differences between the NKJV and the ESV translations?
I suppose that when you say this you mean that any text can be a "critical text" but that is not what I mean. In scholarly circles the Critical Text has specific meaning, a text based primarially on the Alexandrian family of documents with some influence from the Western family, completely ignoring the Byzantine family of texts which comprise 90%+ of the available biblical texts. The fact that they ignore the largest and most consistent family of texts, and instead chose to take texts that are much less consistent and then decide for themselves what is God's word worries me.
Jan
8
answered Are there any Christian denominations that do not believe in Exorcisms?
Dec
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Sep
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