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I'm a born-again Christian, active member of the body of Christ, husband and father, and Bible teacher. I love to study Scripture, and firmly believe it is the only credible standard for truth.

Aside from my devotion to God, His people, and His word, I don't really have any loyalty to a particular doctrine or creed.

(The guy in the picture is Zhuge Liang from the movie Red Cliff.)


Jul
23
answered How did Peter recognize Elijah and Moses?
Jul
23
asked What is Lordship Salvation?
Jul
23
comment How is sinning judged after accepting Christ?
I'll come back and add references after I'm through with my July blog post.
Jul
23
answered How is sinning judged after accepting Christ?
Jul
23
comment Why are only some predestined?
Hi Phil. Welcome to Christianity.StackExchange! Thank you for your answer, I found it very interesting. Does this position have a name, by chance? For future reference, here are some formatting tricks that you might find useful at some point. I hope you stick around and continue to contribute!
Jul
22
reviewed Approve Do they use icons in the Roman Catholic Church?
Jul
21
comment Are there any specific food / slaughter / butchery / preparation rites in Christianity?
Actually the phrase is pronounced "Baa Ram Ewe", and only applies to the slaughter of sheep.
Jul
21
comment Where was Jesus during the period from His death to resurruction?
Welcome to Christianity.StackExchange! Thank you for your well-researched answer. Here is a link with some useful formatting tools for future reference. Also, users sometimes like to put a Summary (or "Short Answer") at the top for the lazy readers! I hope you stick around and continue to contribute; we can always use more experts who are willing to contribute well-researched answers! Ciao.
Jul
21
revised Where was Jesus during the period from His death to resurruction?
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Jul
21
comment Why are only some predestined?
Welcome to Christianity.SE! Thanks for your excellent question. I am eager to see if anyone can answer the second part to your question: why God would design some for eternal torment while designing others for eternal bliss. (To me it seems completely contrary to His nature.) Anyway, I hope you stick around and continue to contribute as you are able! Ciao.
Jul
21
comment Why are only some predestined?
From the OP: "Having justified that, why are only some people predestined for certain salvation and some others for certain damnation...?"
Jul
21
revised Why are only some predestined?
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Jul
21
revised Why are only some predestined?
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Jul
20
comment Was the serpent in the wilderness a foreshadowing of Jesus?
Mike had some good points on this topic in his answer here as well: christianity.stackexchange.com/q/8535/1548
Jul
20
comment How do JW's scripturally support the idea that humans will live on earth after death?
2 Peter 3:10-12 says all the elements will be destroyed with intense heat. So we can at least say it will be a "new earth" from that perspective.
Jul
20
comment Why is the Book of Enoch not regarded as canonical?
@Aleighd This is original research. I only read through the first 59 chapters. (I felt I had enough content to make a clear case against the book at that point, so I stopped.)
Jul
20
comment Why is the Book of Enoch not regarded as canonical?
If you have questions about specific claims I made in my list, it would probably be more appropriate to post a separate question on C.SE about whether the Enoch "verse" in question is in conflict with Scripture, as opposed to debating it in the comments.
Jul
20
answered Why is the Book of Enoch not regarded as canonical?
Jul
19
comment Basis for the concept of an “Age of accountability”
The "baby being thrown out with the bathwater" pun made me chuckle. +1 for "have faith". I think that's the real key to the whole debate.
Jul
18
comment Basis for the concept of an “Age of accountability”
@DanO'Day Psalm 51:5 and Ephesians 2:3 are true. What do I do with them? I accept them as truth; we are all born in sin and in need of a Savior. I also accept the truth of 1 John 4:16, Psalm 89:14, 1 Timothy 2:3-4, Romans 3:20 and 5:13, Titus 2:11, etc. Is there a contradiction? I don't think so. God is wise, loving, powerful, just... and He desires all men to be with Him in eternity. He would not allow the untimely death of a child to be the cause of that person spending eternity in Hell instead of Heaven. How does that work? See the link in my answer for my take on things.