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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.


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
23
awarded  Yearling
Sep
5
awarded  Quorum
Jul
17
comment Is it valid to use grape juice at Communion?
Are you saying that wine is improper to use? If they used it back in Christ's day why not now? Also can you support with some documentation your statement that they mixed their wine with water, especially at the passover feast?
May
25
comment Should a woman cover her head in Christian worship?
Okay, then if it doesn't really matter, they why does Paul even bother to waste ink on the topic? In your view do the angels suddenly stop being offended?
May
25
comment What is the Biblical basis for 'term eldership'?
@Flimzy I kind of tend to think that there are some verses that apply directly here. Also could it be that there is a valid negative argument here. No terms are ever given for any Biblical offices.
May
25
awarded  Promoter
May
17
comment What is the biblical basis for lifetime eldership?
@SamuelWarren I agree. I believe that elders can be more or less active. Some even go emeritus whatever that is :-) but I believe that the calling of an elder is for life. Just want scriptural backing for it.
May
16
comment What did Calvin think about Knox's “Monstrous Regiment”?
Wow, misogyny is a pretty strong word here. Have you actually read this tract yourself. Many misunderstand the title. The word "Regiment" in the title means rule. So what he is speaking against was the rule of women. If you are simply thinking that saying that those who say that women should not rule are hateful to women I would ask what you think of Paul in 2 Tim 2:12‌​? If you are responding to his specific words about the Mary's, have you studied what they actually did?
May
16
revised Who was the 12th Apostle - Matthias or Paul?
Changed my position slightly on Matthias
May
15
answered What is the Biblical view of “the spiritual gift of leadership”?
May
15
answered Self-Examination in Reformed Practical Theology
May
15
asked What is the biblical basis for lifetime eldership?
May
10
comment Which Bible verses support adult-only baptism?
How long is it propped to wait?
May
9
accepted Which Bible verses support adult-only baptism?
May
9
comment Is it valid to use grape juice at Communion?
@Jay it is not just a cup but "this" cup. That is the point here.
May
8
comment Which Bible verses support adult-only baptism?
No problem @Eric.
May
8
comment Which Bible verses support adult-only baptism?
Like your response. As a paedo-baptist I would look to the household baptisms and especially the household circumcisions of the OT and say that all in the household should be baptized, unless they specifically resist.
May
8
comment Which Bible verses support adult-only baptism?
Like your answer @Eric, much of what I have heard in the past. However you have not answered all of my question.