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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.


Feb
20
comment Did Jesus really die?
Very nice work.
Feb
19
comment God commanded people to kill in the Old testament, does he still command people to kill today?
@Peter read 1 Samuel 15 for just one example.
Feb
19
revised Calvinism: How does Limited Atonement Work in View of the Universality of Christ's Work?
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Feb
19
revised Confessional Lutheranism: How does Unlimited Atonement work?
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Feb
19
comment Confessional Lutheranism: How does Unlimited Atonement work?
I've upvoted. I'm not inclined to accept this as an answer, as it is not from a Confessional Lutheran perspective.
Feb
19
comment Lutheranism, Has God ordained all things?
If you edit your answer to incorporate what you found on the bookofconcord page and can address the last sentence of my question in a good fashion, I'll upvote.
Feb
17
comment Confessional Lutheranism: How does Unlimited Atonement work?
Thanks. Could you cite Luther on this to back your point up? I'd like to see his thought process on this, even if it is just a defense of why one shouldn't think too hard beyond what the scriptures say.
Feb
17
revised Calvinism: How does Limited Atonement Work in View of the Universality of Christ's Work?
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Feb
17
comment Calvinism: How does Limited Atonement Work in View of the Universality of Christ's Work?
Hi. I understand Limited Atonement in the way you've described, sufficiency vs. efficiency. However, neither proponents nor opponents of Limited Atonement disagree with your statements. Your's is not an explanation of how Limited Atonement works in a Calvinistic framework but rather the definition of Limited Atonement. It doesn't get at what I'm after.
Feb
17
comment Lutheranism, Has God ordained all things?
Hi. Your answer is well-written and is interesting for me personally to read, but it doesn't quite answer what I'm asking for. Could you quote something from Confessional Lutheranism that would be in agreement with these points in the WCF? Were there any Lutheran "patriarchs" opposed to such an understanding?
Feb
15
asked Lutheranism, Has God ordained all things?
Feb
15
revised Calvinism: How does Limited Atonement Work in View of the Universality of Christ's Work?
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Feb
15
asked Calvinism: How does Limited Atonement Work in View of the Universality of Christ's Work?
Feb
15
asked Confessional Lutheranism: How does Unlimited Atonement work?
Feb
14
comment Is there biblical basis for the claim that Pilate had no choice?
Acts 4:10, addressed to Israel, says that they Crucified Christ, so this much is biblical. It's not a matter of "blame." Secondly, you have faulty logic. The fact that the Jews were culpable doesn't mean that the Romans weren't. Thirdly, I'm not aware of any mainstream sect (liberal or conservative) who blame Jews other than to state a fact, that by their actions he was delivered to the Romans. Fourthly, if such a sect does exist, this is pretty meaningless (bad apples in a whole bunch). Fifth and most important, this line of questioning misses the entire point of the crucifixion.
Feb
13
comment What is the opposite of Total Depravity?
R.C. Sproul's "The Pelagian Captivity of the Church." bible-researcher.com/sproul1.html
Feb
13
comment What is the opposite of Total Depravity?
Traditionally, we who hold fast to Total Depravity refer to the others as Pelagians or Semipelagians. Things get a little murky with classical Arminians who hold to total depravity in that Calvinists and Lutherans would call this synergism. Calvinists and Lutherans see this as semipelagianism, but the Arminians do not because they admit complete inability before God's spiritual quickening. A lot of this is intertwined with one's view on regeneration. An article that is of benefit to read even if you do not agree with them premise and conclusion is
Feb
8
comment Why do Catholics believe that it is a priest's blessing that transforms the elements into the body and blood of Christ?
These two verses could be used to defend that the substance in your mouth is Christ, but it's quite a leap to call this transubstantiation, where only a priestly blessing turns it into blood and body. Can you elaborate?
Jan
24
comment How to be saved after adultery?
@BenMordecai Yes, I didn't think of that option..
Jan
24
comment How can Christians reconcile the request to prohibit same-sex marriage and the lawfulness of homosexuality itself?
Just to add some perspective to this from a different angle, here's a Conserative (Christian, not necessarily politically) Reformed theologian writing on the topic that is more a complaint against the church in general and not homosexual marriages: whitehorseinn.org/blog/2012/05/11/…