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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.)


Dec
7
comment Clarifications on “Temporal Predestination”
You have some useful information in here, but I DV'd because it is way, way, way too long. When I got to the end I felt like it would have only taken you about a paragraph to summarize the parts of your post that actually answered my question. (Not trying to be mean, just trying to offer some constructive criticism.) If you can rework the post for more efficiency, I'll remove my DV (possibly up-vote.) Thanks.
Dec
7
accepted Clarifications on “Temporal Predestination”
Dec
3
awarded  Promoter
Nov
30
comment Clarifications on “Temporal Predestination”
@AffableGeek Haha... thanks. Yeah, I've been more active on Hermeneutics.SE lately.
Nov
30
asked Clarifications on “Temporal Predestination”
Nov
29
awarded  Enlightened
Nov
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
26
comment Was the Trinity still a Trinity when Jesus died?
It could also be in regards to "Father, why have You forsaken Me?" which is interpreted by many to indicate a separation took place between the Father and the Son at that moment.
Nov
26
awarded  Famous Question
Nov
25
answered Is there any scriptural support for the belief of convulsions/seizures being a sign of the Holy Spirit's presence?
Nov
23
comment What is the Biblical definition of “prophecy”?
Also, it would be good if you could provide some sort of credible source for what you're claiming. (As it is now it just sounds like your personal opinion.)
Nov
23
comment What is the Biblical definition of “prophecy”?
Based on your answer, it sounds like all of Scripture could be considered "prophecy"... If that's what you're saying then it wouldn't "usually" be telling the future, right?
Nov
22
comment What is the Biblical definition of “prophecy”?
Thanks, but I couldn't tell whether you were saying that prophecy is "telling of history before it happens" or if you were saying that it is "any message from God"? It seems like you were saying both, and my question was which is the correct understanding.
Nov
20
awarded  Famous Question
Nov
12
accepted What is Lordship Salvation?
Nov
11
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
6
comment Why did God make the “Forbidden Fruit” available in Eden?
@Omar To answer your specific question, no, God does not enjoy sending people to Hell. God takes pleasure in loving His people and seeing His people love others. For the defective ones who refuse His good ways, He eventually grants them the separation they desire ("Hell") and removes their destructive presence from the midst of His beloved people. You wouldn't allow a rattlesnake to remain in your child's bed, and God won't allow the wicked to remain in His peoples' company.
Nov
6
comment Why did God make the “Forbidden Fruit” available in Eden?
@Omar The kind of love that forces a person to choose you every time is not love... that's a terrible perversion of love. Imagine a father who forced his young child to hug him, or a husband who forced his wife to be intimate with him... what a terrible picture that would be!
Nov
4
comment Why did God make the “Forbidden Fruit” available in Eden?
@Omar He created us with the capacity to love. Love involves choice. You can't choose if there are no options. Sin is choosing contrary to God's ways. By creating us with the ability to love, he created us with the ability to embrace Him and His ways, or reject Him and His ways. Sin is rejecting Him and His ways. Hope that helps.
Oct
9
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