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Your basic geek computer science dork. Interested in learning about compilers, AI, machine learning, and software architecture. Enjoys programming embedded systems.


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awarded  Nice Question
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awarded  Autobiographer
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awarded  Curious
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comment Can a Christian choose to walk away from his or her salvation?
@PaulDraper The dictionary definition doesn't do the doctrine justice. One can say that the doctrine is poorly named, but the terse definition given by the poster inaccurate. The Calvinists would say that the person is given a new will. Read the rest of my comment above. The doctrine is that the creature is re-created, not that the person is saved even though they don't wish to be, and this is the definition that I was disputing 1.5 years ago (and for the record, I'm not longer a Calvinist. I'm now a Confessional Lutheran.).
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awarded  Yearling
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comment Did Jesus actually ever say “if you don't believe in me you go to Hell”?
"Orthodox or not, the Gnostic scriptures are authentic and must be dealt with if we are to consider what the historical words of Jesus might have been." ...I do not have the energy in life right now to explain why this logic is faulty. Each comment you've posted is an assertion with no historical "connecting of dots," and this easily leads to faulty conclusions regardless of whether or not each individual piece is true. I've been visiting this site less, and this is a prime reason why. This is what happens when you smoosh together hundreds of "experts" in Christianity. Count me out.
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accepted Calvinism: How does Limited Atonement Work in View of the Universality of Christ's Work?
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comment Calvinism: How does Limited Atonement Work in View of the Universality of Christ's Work?
Thanks. Excellent answer. I'm not sure that Lutherans (unstated, but my main juxta-position) would agree with your statement that the atonement is limited in efficacy. At this point though, one is arguing the theological definition of "efficacy," not the doctrines themselves. I would like to ask: Why is Adam the federal head of the entire race, but Christ is the federal head only of the elect? Why is it wrong to say that all are now under the covenant of grace, but most have refused to fulfill it (i.e. they outright refuse or instead want to fulfill it themselves, not vicariously in Christ)?
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comment Calvinism: How does Limited Atonement Work in View of the Universality of Christ's Work?
I've asked a theological question, but you've answered pastorally.
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May
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comment Is there a projection of when Bible translation into all the languages of the world will be complete?
Wow. That's amazing. Do you have a link I could read regarding that process? It seems insanely difficult to me to teach literacy to illiterate people who are illiterate because they don't have a written language!
May
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comment Is there a projection of when Bible translation into all the languages of the world will be complete?
The languages that exist today, or the ones that will exist in a few years/centuries? What about non-written languages?
Apr
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comment What arguments do scholars present for historicity of the fall?
In the first version, you asked if there were documents to defend the historical fall. The answer is "Yes. Scripture." In this regard, EVERY Christian tradition has some definition of the fall, so all would answer "yes" and feel like they were affirming a tautology. Secondly, you asked if it can be proven if the fall is factual, to which others said "we're evil, so it's obvious" and your question allowed them to take such a stance. What you want to do is rule out the possibility of bad answers by asking a great question. The specificity allows for more clarity in what it is you're asking.
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revised What arguments do scholars present for historicity of the fall?
added 97 characters in body; edited title
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awarded  Yearling
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comment When should Water Baptism be done on a candidate?
I'm pretty sure it's right after the potluck and right before the softball game during the annual church picnic. Isn't that in your copy of the scriptures?
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answered How was Jesus conceived?
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comment What happens when a Protestant doesn't tithe?
There are more sermons about finances.
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comment Did Jesus really die?
Very nice work.