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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
4
revised How is modern day Christian morality reconciled with the morality of the Bible?
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Jul
4
comment How do we argue when someone posits a non-causal universe
If a person isn't willing to accept Colossians 1:16 or Genesis 1, a good Christian response would be: "OK." If they're ever interested in actually knowing whether God exists, they can always ask Him. He's ready, willing, and able to respond.
Jul
4
comment What is meant by the expression “living in darkness”?
Nice answer. (+1) See also: Proverbs 4:18-20.
Jul
4
comment Why did Satan fall to Earth?
@Mike My apologies - I misunderstood. I read your answer to mean that the reason Satan was "sent to earth" is that "the more sin ... increased the more exceeding and praiseworthy is the glory of God". (I'm a bit hyper-sensitive to the M.P. view.)
Jul
4
comment Does the Bible support the concept of 'balance' between 'two extremes'?
@GregMcNulty The goal is not to be an "extremist", but rather, to walk in God's ways "to the extreme." For example, we are called to love others; in the spectrum between "not loving others at all" and "loving others completely", we should strive to follow God's ways to the extreme, and love others completely. However, we are not called to be "extremely dark", because that is opposite of God's ways.
Jul
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revised Does the Bible support the concept of 'balance' between 'two extremes'?
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Jul
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answered Does the Bible support the concept of 'balance' between 'two extremes'?
Jul
2
revised When did Satan get cast out of heaven? Or is that yet to come?
Changed "Lucifer" to "Satan"
Jul
2
revised When did Satan get cast out of heaven? Or is that yet to come?
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Jul
2
comment Why did Satan fall to Earth?
Thank you for the clarification. I agree, and nice answer. +1
Jul
2
comment Why did Satan fall to Earth?
Also, the statement that this "has always been the position of great theologians" is simply incorrect. C. S. Lewis, for instance, rejected this doctrine.
Jul
2
comment Why did Satan fall to Earth?
I strongly disagree with this answer, and want to clarify why for other readers... You are arguing from the perspective of "Meticulous Providence" in this post, which basically says that this is (ultimately) "the best of all possible worlds", including all the evil(!), because God is glorified more through the "presence" of evil than He would be otherwise. Problem: In this view, God created most people in such a way that they would choose to reject Him, resulting in them burning in Hell for eternity, all for self-glorification. This is clearly contrary to the nature of God (i.e. love).
Jul
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Jul
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comment Why did Satan fall to Earth?
It might be worth first considering the question, "Did Satan fall to earth"? See here for my impression - that Satan "fell" in the sense of "falling from grace", but was not banished from heaven to earth when he sinned as is commonly believed.
Jun
30
comment Why did Satan fall to Earth?
I think this is an interesting question. To me it wouldn't really make sense unless you take Genesis 1 literally - with the earth being the "center of the universe" (in the sense of importance and focus, not necessarily location), rather than viewing earth as a random speck of dust in an obscure part of the universe.
Jun
30
comment Why did Satan fall to Earth?
I'm not sure what you're saying... would Mars be part of the sky, then?
Jun
30
comment Why did Satan fall to Earth?
I don't understand - can you elaborate? Are you saying that "Satan falling to earth" is a lie? What about Revelation 12:9, 12-13? (I'm assuming you accept Revelation as Scripture.) Also, Jesus used similar language in Luke 10:17‌​. -1 pending further explanation.
Jun
30
comment New names of countries(gog - magog) or location to the bible locations?
(-1) It bothers me a little to get an answer on C.SE that includes "I just did some Yahoo searches" and "I'm far from an expert on this subject". I feel like this should be deleted.
Jun
30
comment New names of countries(gog - magog) or location to the bible locations?
This was an absolutely excellent post. Great work. +1
Jun
30
revised New names of countries(gog - magog) or location to the bible locations?
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