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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.


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awarded  Revival
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comment Why is the word “Ark” used for Noah's boat and the Ark of the Covenant?
@Affable - :-) Glad I could do that for you. God Bless!
Mar
21
comment Why is the word “Ark” used for Noah's boat and the Ark of the Covenant?
@Ron, I think that the english translators used the same word because there was, in their perception, a lot of similarity. Wish everyone would just learn Greek and Hebrew...
Mar
21
answered What is the difference between a covenant and a contract?
Mar
21
comment Does the act of sex constitute marriage in God's eyes?
@DJ does that mean that Jacob was not married to two women? I think we are thinking outside of Biblical norms here. See my answer (currently below) for more.
Mar
21
answered Is it more important that a worship service be contemplative or instructive, and how do we know?
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answered Why is the word “Ark” used for Noah's boat and the Ark of the Covenant?
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answered Does the act of sex constitute marriage in God's eyes?
Mar
21
comment Why would God create beings with the capacity to sin?
Just added two more verses, Col 1:15-16 and Rev 4:11. Also I think we should all ask ourselves why did God create at all. Being perfect in His state outside of time, he had no needs. I believe that the highest good is the glorification of that which is most worthy of glory. Therefore the only reasonable answer that I can find to this question is that God created all things for His glory. I might also suggest A Dissertation Concerning the End for Which God Created the World by Jonathan Edwards
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comment Why would God create beings with the capacity to sin?
Hey all, good discussion here. I just added Isaiah 43:1-7 (esp verse 7) as a reference for God creating for His glory. I am busy right now with holidays and work, but plan to return to this eventually and give a fuller explanation of this. However if God did not create everything for His own glory, why did He create? Easy to bash an idea, harder to come up with a different answer some times. :-)
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awarded  Editor
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comment Why would God create beings with the capacity to sin?
Thanks @daviesgeek, just edited and added some verses.
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awarded  Teacher
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answered Why would God create beings with the capacity to sin?
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