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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.)


Jan
28
comment According to Mormonism, how does a person get saved?
That sounds more like it. Thanks. I would like to see a comment on how salvation differs for men and women, and for whites and blacks. I know at various stages in Mormon history they have been different. (Men have to call wives into heavenly existence, blacks don't have a soul, etc.)
Jan
28
accepted According to Mormonism, how does a person get saved?
Jan
21
comment Jesus said no one had gone into heaven except the Son of Man, but what about Elijah?
Doesn't it also say in the NT that Jesus "was taken up"?
Jan
20
accepted How do Calvinists account for Calvin's statements on atonement?
Jan
20
asked How do Calvinists account for Calvin's statements on atonement?
Dec
28
comment Why did Jesus have to die?
It might help you to ponder the questions of why Jesus had to be human, why He had to take on our sin, and why He had to rise from the dead as you are pondering this question. The answers to these questions are all related.
Dec
28
comment Do most Christian scientists have a Literal Creationist viewpoint?
This question is interesting, but of little consequence. There are great scientists on all sides of this debate, because a person's beliefs about the distant past have almost zero impact on how they do science in the laboratory. Furthermore, most scientists get their scientific "evidence" on this topic from other fields of science, not their own (because actual science has little to say about the topic.)
Dec
27
revised According to Mormons, what is the Holy Spirit of Promise mentioned in Ephesians?
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Dec
26
comment What is the difference between humans as “image of God” and Jesus as “image of God”?
@H3br3wHamm3r81 I was referring to the other possible renditions of that Greek word. I think Paul's argument requires a present (not past) focus. Anyway, it was an interesting choice of verbiage, as Paul did not say "is" or "was".
Dec
26
comment What is the difference between humans as “image of God” and Jesus as “image of God”?
@H3br3wHamm3r81 Yeah, though the English translation says "is" there, the Greek is more interesting, and (at first glance anyway) seems to confirm this answer.
Dec
26
answered What is the difference between humans as “image of God” and Jesus as “image of God”?
Dec
25
awarded  Inquisitive
Dec
25
comment According to Mormonism, how does a person get saved?
You're not familiar with the different levels of heaven in Mormon theology by which apostate (i.e. non-Mormon) Christians find themselves in a lower eternal standing than true Mormons, etc.?
Dec
25
revised According to Mormonism, how does a person get saved?
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Dec
25
comment According to Mormonism, how does a person get saved?
"Salvation" may be an ambiguous term in Mormon circles, but I did specify in my question that I was using the term specifically to refer to being qualified to enter the "third heaven", which is a well defined term in Mormon theology, correct?
Dec
25
comment According to Mormonism, how does a person get saved?
So you're saying the only distinctively Mormon thing about Mormon salvation is that Mormons have to be the ones to baptize you?
Dec
25
comment According to Mormonism, how does a person get saved?
This answer seems rather vague... what are these "necessary saving ordinances"? The way the answer is currently worded it sounds more Evangelical than Mormon.
Dec
25
comment According to Mormonism, how does a person get saved?
This answer seems to suggest that all Christians will end up in the "third heaven", which I'm fairly certain is an incorrect representation of Mormon doctrine. Care to clarify?
Dec
25
comment According to Mormonism, how does a person get saved?
@DavidStratton I did look at that question, and I skimmed the accepted answer. There didn't appear to me to be very much overlap between that one and this one. (That question was more about the big-picture "plan of salvation".)
Dec
24
asked According to Mormonism, how does a person get saved?