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I'm a software developer by trade, and I love Jesus.


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revised Why are the wicked resurrected only to be destroyed and sent to the Lake of Fire?
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comment Why are the wicked resurrected only to be destroyed and sent to the Lake of Fire?
I'm not sure if they'll be in the same body as what they lived in before they died on earth, or whether they'll be resurrected into new bodies, which will then be punished, but it does seem as though, biblically, they will suffer eternal hell with a physical body, yes. At least that's how I read it.
Apr
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revised Did Jesus actually ever say “if you don't believe in me you go to Hell”?
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answered Why are the wicked resurrected only to be destroyed and sent to the Lake of Fire?
Mar
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answered Is there a digitized version of the Tyndale Bible available?
Mar
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answered Are there any credible arguments that Jesus may have been gay or tending homosexual?
Mar
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comment Why was the New Testament Written in Greek?
@fredsbend Exactly. That's the point I was trying to get across in both my original comment, and in my follow up.
Mar
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comment Why was the New Testament Written in Greek?
Good points, and of course, God isn't constrained by technology. I think it emphasises God's wisdom in that he put all the right people at all the right places at all the right times, all throughout history, distinctly for the purpose of preparing all things for Christ's coming. I agree 100% with your overall argument. God is no servant to history, instead history is God-ordained to serve His purposes. In other words, the fullness of time came, not with a God in waiting, but because He orchestrated it, including, but not limited to, technology & political and social climates.
Mar
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Conversion of Romans and Bible Portrayal of Romans
Mar
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comment Sarah laughed at God and He did not mind
@caseyr547 Could you please keep your comments about the question and answer, and avoid making unnecessary, presumptuous, and condescending personal assumptions about the attitudes and beliefs of someone you've never met? Throughout our conversation, I've attempted to address your answer, and not your personal feelings. I would appreciate the same respect in return.
Mar
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comment Any philosphers arguing that the Christian worldview is the most rational?
Francis Schaeffer made exactly this argument in three of his books wrapped up currently under the title "Trilogy" amazon.com/Francis-Schaeffer-Trilogy-Three-Essential/dp/…
Mar
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comment Why was the New Testament Written in Greek?
Many people believe that this is what the Bible means when it says in Galatians 4:4, that the fullness of time had come. The time and culture were properly set at that moment, and that moment only, to accept and spread the good news.
Mar
27
comment How does the life of Joseph (son of Jacob) foreshadow the life of Jesus the Messiah?
I thought about it, but Christ ruled after his resurrection, whereas Joseph ruled during his time away. I didn't think that was close enough of a parallel to merit mentioning.
Mar
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comment What is a Christian's justification for a legal prohibition of homosexual marriage?
I think I can rent your answer. Even if I can't buy it. :) I suppose I don't see the government as a proper tool for the church to use for catechesis. That seems to be your viewpoint. I agree that legislation influences morality, but I don't think it's naive to assume convictions can thrive in a society contrary to those beliefs. Church history tells us that the church thrives under persecution and hardship. (Matthew 16:18) I would agree with your point about the naïveté of the secular person. Good discussion. If we have more, we should move it to chat.
Mar
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comment What is a Christian's justification for a legal prohibition of homosexual marriage?
In short, I think that the problem started long before the gay marriage debate happened. I agree that the deeper understanding of marriage is important, and more people should view it as such, but the short-sighted view of marriage as being nothing more or less than 1 man/1 woman does leave something to be desired. If I want to be truly reflective on marriage, it would need to be only allowed to Christians, because only they can reflect the interactions of Christ and the Church clearly. "Christian" marriage should always be different than legal marriage from a practical standpoint.
Mar
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comment What is a Christian's justification for a legal prohibition of homosexual marriage?
I agree with you, when talking about marriage within the church, a proper definition is vital, but isn't it the role of the clergy to clearly define marriage during those conversations? After all, how many people really think of marriage as the picture of Christ and the Church? Isn't that, according to Paul, the REAL definition of marriage? If that's the case, the government has always been shortsighted in the definition. I agree that marriage is one man/one woman, but I don't think it's ONLY that. Your answer tends to place the burden of knowledge on the state, and not the individual.
Mar
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comment What is a Christian's justification for a legal prohibition of homosexual marriage?
Your main argument seems to boil down to simply saying that Christians should ban legal gay marriage so the definition of the word "marriage" is clear. It's like saying that the word "sending" shouldn't be associated with email, because doing so clouds the original meaning of the word which was associated with mail, and therefore someone will misunderstand the postal service. Why can't a person simply state the distinction that sending, in an email context, is fundamentally different from sending, in a snail mail context? In the same way, legal marriage isn't Christian marriage. Never was.
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revised How does the life of Joseph (son of Jacob) foreshadow the life of Jesus the Messiah?
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