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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
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answered Was Jesus' resurrected body the same as his glorified body that he now has in heaven?
Jul
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comment Are the gifts of the Holy Spirit still active today?
@DJClayworth Also, I think it's worth something that my explanation of this was the accepted answer on Hermeneutics.SE (see link in my answer.) At the moment, it is also the highest-voted answer. And I haven't seen a single objection to my argument in the comments of that answer.
Jul
6
comment Are the gifts of the Holy Spirit still active today?
@DJClayworth I think you need to take a step back and think through this more carefully. There is only one correct view, ultimately. If I didn't believe mine was that one correct view, why would I waste my time babbling about something I didn't even feel that I understood the truth about?
Jul
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awarded  Talkative
Jul
6
comment Are the gifts of the Holy Spirit still active today?
@DJClayworth It is the correct view. And as usual, some Christians disagree. (LOL... sorry, I couldn't resist.)
Jul
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comment Are the gifts of the Holy Spirit still active today?
@DJClayworth I didn't imply that anything is universally agreed upon. There isn't a single statement on this site that is universally agreed upon. If you would like to debate my claim, let's move this discussion to the post I linked which justifies my claim.
Jul
6
comment How did Noah preserve fresh water fish?
@MarcGravell Your response to my comment is what we call a "straw man". Anyway, everything in your answer which "demands a supernatural event" has actually had perfectly plausible natural explanations proposed. The problem is you're not actually asking the YEC's to clarify any of these points, and you're not actually listening to their explanations - you're just presupposing your own world view, and of course, any YEC argument (taken individually) will seem absurd through those lenses. Regardless, I think an answer which criticizes Scripture with no references is bad form on this site.
Jul
6
answered Is “hate the sin, love the sinner” a Christian idea?
Jul
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comment Should biblical laws apply to non-Christians?
Check Matthew 5:13 for context of the phrase you used, "you are the salt of the earth" - that's what I was referring to. Also, RE: God is love, it might be worth considering further in light of 1 John 4:16. I'm not aware of a more blatant claim to the nature of God, and I haven't yet found a passage to challenge it, when understood in context. Jas 3.1 can never be replaced!
Jul
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comment How did Noah preserve fresh water fish?
-1 Your answer carries the tone of a person with extensive experience in observing and surviving catastrophic global floods, but you don't cite a single source to support any of it. Poor form - for science or Christianity.SE
Jul
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comment How did Noah preserve fresh water fish?
Excellent answer. I wish I could give you a +2.
Jul
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comment Should biblical laws apply to non-Christians?
I answered a similar question here. I'm linking it in your answer because it's the only one I agree with... :p (Pardon the formatting... it was one of my first answers.)
Jul
6
comment What is the basis for Theonomy?
Possible duplicate: Should biblical laws apply to non-Christians?
Jul
6
comment Should biblical laws apply to non-Christians?
Possible duplicate: What is the basis for Theonomy?.
Jul
6
comment Should biblical laws apply to non-Christians?
I'm glad to have you on this site. :) Great answer. I wanted to suggest a couple of edits for Point 3, though. First, God is love, thoroughly and completely. His vengeance is really a result of this (see here for further explanation). I think your point is good, but I would reword it accordingly. Second, I think the "salt" interpretation is incorrect, and I don't think your argument requires it. The idea that "unless you're irritating, you're useless to God, and can never be made irritating again" doesn't make much sense.
Jul
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asked What is a “Pentecostal Catholic”?
Jul
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comment How did all the animals fit into Noah's ark?
@MarcGravell Do you have a source for this claim, or is it random opinion? Was there an experiment carried out which proves this? Was it global? Was it repeated? Was it observed carefully? Can you list all of the variables? Actually, there have been experiments carried out in which freshwater fish were acclimated to saltwater (it takes about a week if I recall). (At least some) saltwater creatures actually need fresh water to survive! (Interesting study if you weren't aware.) And let us not forget, "nature always finds a way", right? Perhaps they didn't all make it? Survival of the fittest?
Jul
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comment Are the gifts of the Holy Spirit still active today?
@DJClayworth The thing which keeps this from being a "popularity contest" as you described it, is that you are not supposed to vote based on whether you agree or disagree, but based on whether it is helpful to a person seeking an answer to this question. I have often voted up on answers I believe to be incorrect if they do a good job of presenting a particular perspective. If you vote based on your "agreement" with the answer, then you're missing the point. I think if you're going to make claims about "the point of this site" you need to check your claims against the FAQ.
Jul
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comment Are the gifts of the Holy Spirit still active today?
@DJClayworth That could be said about any answer on this site. I am providing an answer from one perspective, as with any answer on this site. I was attempting to show in my opening paragraph that my perspective is not merely one random personal opinion, but the result of much experience and consideration.
Jul
5
comment What does it mean to interpret the Bible literally?
This is incorrect. Hugh Ross, for instance, considers himself a "literal interpreter", and he does not take Genesis 1 to mean 24 hour periods. I think he sincerely attempts to interpret the text literally, taking parables as parables, history as history, poetry as poetry... I think he just uses a different hermeneutic than a YEC (like me) would use. Conversely, any Biblical literalist would say "a day is like a thousand years to God" is not actually saying we can multiply the number of days by 365,000 to see how long it has been for God.