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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
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.
Jul
18
comment Are there any conditions which make oneself completely unredeemable in the eyes of God?
@DanO'Day Actually I'm not starting with decisional theology... and I would even agree that it's not a choice we can make. I'm planning to write a blog post later this month on this - take a look at it when it's up and let me know if it makes more sense what I'm arguing for. (I'm sort of a Calvinist and an Arminian... :p )
Jul
18
revised Was the serpent in the wilderness a foreshadowing of Jesus?
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Jul
18
comment Was the serpent in the wilderness a foreshadowing of Jesus?
@MonikaMichael The questions are very similar, but I'm going to argue that this is not a duplicate. The other question asks for an interpretation of John 3:14 by asking how the snake foreshadows Jesus, and the accepted answer contains allegorization. This question is almost like a follow-up to the other, and is more about how we know we are interpreting the elements correctly. This question is closer to a question about the hermeneutics of those Christians who make claims like those found in the accepted answer to the other question.
Jul
18
answered Basis for the concept of an “Age of accountability”
Jul
18
comment Was the serpent in the wilderness a foreshadowing of Jesus?
John 3:14-15 is the only passage I can think of off the top of my head, but that doesn't prove the "serpent = sin = Jesus is sin" interpretation. See here for a Q&A that was just started about when allegorization is appropriate.
Jul
18
comment Why are the books of the Protestant Bible in the order that they are in?
Is your last line a quote from Veggie Tales?
Jul
17
comment Is there an online tool for storing notes on Bible passages?
OK thanks guys.
Jul
17
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Jul
17
comment Is there an online tool for storing notes on Bible passages?
@JonEricson Fair enough, and thanks for explaining. Personally I don't see it as a "poll" question, since it could be correctly answered with a "yes" or "no" and some justification. (I didn't ask "what are some online tools...?" or "what is the best online tool...?") It is sort of like asking "are there any Bible verses which support pacifism?" It wouldn't be considered a "poll" since it's a "yes" or "no" question which simply requires justification.
Jul
16
asked Is there an online tool for storing notes on Bible passages?
Jul
15
revised When did Christians switch from an ‘immediate baptism’ to ‘after years of instruction and scrutiny’ baptism, such as in the Apostolic Tradition?
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Jul
15
answered How do we know that Jesus was crucified at 9:00 a.m.?
Jul
15
comment Are there any mandatory prayers in Christianity?
Excellent answer. I think it is funny that "the Lord's prayer" is sometimes taught as a prayer that should be repeated, when there is not a single instance in Scripture of anyone (including the Lord) praying it verbatim!
Jul
15
answered How does spiritual maturity affect our hermeneutic (how we interpret the Bible)?
Jul
15
answered Praying for someone's salvation. Is there a point?
Jul
15
revised Should we pray for someone's salvation?
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Jul
15
revised Should we pray for someone's salvation?
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