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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.)


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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Jun
30
comment When talking about the Trinity, what does “persons” mean?
Who are these heretics anyway? Ahem.
Jun
30
answered When did Satan get cast out of heaven? Or is that yet to come?
Jun
29
comment Inheritance of original sin
@MarcGravell It depends on which definition we are using for "evil" - if we use the Scriptural definition (deviation from God / God's perfect, loving ways), then not having God would be "bad" / "evil" / "sin" by definition, and walking in His ways would be impossible, leading to every action being "independent" / "deviate" / "sinful". In other words, if God is good, and He is the enabler of good, and we don't have him, then of course we would be in a "bad" / "evil" / "negative" place.
Jun
29
comment Was the Holy Spirit or God (the Godhead), the father of Jesus?
@Jomet What I am postulating is that there is one God (monotheism) who has chosen to reveal Himself to us in three different ways. This is different than the doctrine of the Trinity, which states that there are three distinct Persons who are in unison and are collectively called God due to their perfect unity and fellowship. (In the Trinitarian view, there were literally three distinct Persons who made up "God", even prior to the Genesis 1 events.) Most theologians would label my speculation as "heresy."
Jun
29
comment Inheritance of original sin
(-1) "Capacity for choosing" to embrace or reject God is not the same as "a sinful nature". In your view, if they had kids prior to sinning the kids would still be "fallen". Sin entered through Adam because of his sin, not because God made him with capacity to choose.
Jun
29
comment Inheritance of original sin
"Apple"?... I thought it was a pear?
Jun
29
comment Inheritance of original sin
It sounds like you are taking the proverb to be referring to the practice of Israelis, but the proverb was an accusation against God's ways, not a description of Israel's ways. I already up-voted, but you might consider editing.
Jun
29
comment Inheritance of original sin
+1 for correctness, although I wanted to elaborate, so I answered also... :)
Jun
29
answered Inheritance of original sin
Jun
29
comment Inheritance of original sin
For the record, I think this is a great question. It is one I have pondered a lot myself.
Jun
29
comment Inheritance of original sin
@warren I think that given the fact that Marc cited the "duplicate" in his own question it should be clear he was intending to ask something different. Please be more cautious with your proposals to close questions. Marc is interested in an answer to an apparent contradiction in Scripture, which is not what Thomas' question was about at all. The answers may have overlap, but that does not make the question a duplicate.
Jun
29
comment How is original sin transmitted?
@DoubtingThomas I think he means "only girls have it"... /flinch
Jun
29
revised What is meant by “God is Omnipotent”?
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Jun
28
answered What is meant by “God is Omnipotent”?
Jun
28
answered Was the Holy Spirit or God (the Godhead), the father of Jesus?
Jun
27
comment Was the Holy Spirit or God (the Godhead), the father of Jesus?
@DanAndrews Re: "I wonder why he did it that way... Clearly he should have just had the Christ appear" - I would love to answer this in another question. (Hint: the key is "the life is in the blood", "God is love", and "no greater love has a man than to lay down his life")
Jun
27
comment What is the “abomination of desolation”?
Great answer! Thanks for the post. I was about to object to your inference that "standing in the holy place" meant "standing outside of Jerusalem", but then I read Luke 21:20 and Mark 13:14.