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


Mar
16
comment Why is circumcision not a requirement for Christians?
When Paul is talking about the requirements of the law, I don't believe he's saying that Christ fulfilled the requirements of the mosaic law, but failed to fulfill any other requirement he has set forth toward mankind. I believe he's saying that Christ fulfilled perfectly ALL that God has required of people, thus being the only person who, in himself and his own following of the law, is able to please God.
Mar
16
comment Why is circumcision not a requirement for Christians?
@nickecarlo I just saw this comment after responding to the one above. God's commandments aren't simply the ones he gave through Moses, they're every word and every commandment that he has ever given. Christ fulfills the law by doing all that God requires, Mosaic or otherwise. I consider the law to be a "rule" that God has given regarding his desire for what man should do. With Cain, Paul argues in Romans 2 that even those who do not have the law are a law for themselves in that the law is written on their heart. (Romans 2:12-16)
Mar
16
comment Why is circumcision not a requirement for Christians?
Then I will pose this question to you? Have you followed the entirety of the law? Do you know anybody who has, other than Christ? I would also disagree that that is the gist of the passage from Deuteronomy. Yes, it can be obeyed, but we're not talking about simply obeying from time to time. We're talking about perfection.
Mar
15
answered Why is circumcision not a requirement for Christians?
Mar
15
comment Why is circumcision not a requirement for Christians?
@nickecarlo His statement of "not an iota" is saying that the requirement still stands, and the level of holiness necessary to see God is the same as it ever was. However, the Gospel is this: in his life, he met the requirements of the law; in his death, he paid the penalty for us who didn't; in his resurrection, his sacrifice is validated. Circumcision still applies, but those who live by it must also follow the entirety of the law, which is impossible. Therefore Christ's imputed righteousness, including his circumcision, is given instead. See Galatians 5 for more.
Mar
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What does “two becoming one flesh” refer to?
Mar
11
revised Does God have the capacity to sin? Can God sin?
Removing a stray "A"
Mar
11
comment Does God have the capacity to sin? Can God sin?
+1 Captures well the definition of sin in relationship to God. Sin is sin because it is contrary to God, period.
Mar
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on relics tag wiki excerpt
Mar
6
comment Why was Dan removed from the list of 12 Israel tribes in Rev 7?
Nice note on Levi!
Mar
6
answered Why was Dan removed from the list of 12 Israel tribes in Rev 7?
Mar
6
revised Good person going to hell simply for not believing?
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Mar
6
answered Good person going to hell simply for not believing?
Mar
5
answered Why Are Jehovah's Witnesses Holding a Memorial Service for Jesus on Tuesday, March 26th?
Mar
5
comment Atheism is the default position. Isn't the burden of proof on the Christian to assert that God exists?
@Caleb, I'd consider also including Romans 1:21. "For although they knew God" is one of the clearest descriptions of the default position that I know of in Scripture.
Mar
1
answered Is apostleship continuing on into the current age?
Mar
1
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Mar
1
revised God | The Shepherd That “Breaks Legs”?
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Mar
1
comment Why were the people of Exodus so stubborn?
Well, on the whole, the Israelites did obey God, but that doesn't mean that there were those among them who didn't. Achan was a good example, who took some of the devoted things, and in Joshua 7:1, God's anger burned against the Israelites. They were also deceived by the Gibeonites because they didn't consult the Lord. For a while they obeyed better than their parents, but more than likely out of fear. That being said, their fear-based obedience didn't last. Keep in mind that Judges is immediately after Joshua.
Feb
28
answered What is the yoke?