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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.)


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
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
13
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
11
comment When did Satan get cast out of heaven? Or is that yet to come?
@JasonLWharton RE: "what happened before shall also happen again" ... are you a fan of Battlestar Gallactica, by chance?
Aug
30
comment How do Hyper-Calvinists deal with verses that imply God is not causing everything?
@Caleb How did you make those cool numbers in your comment?!
Aug
26
comment Is the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of the Father?
@Rick That is a big question. It might be better to post it as a separate question.
Jul
30
comment Can a Sovereign-will authorize personal liberty?
Great question. (+1) I've wondered about this for a long time.
Jul
26
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
24
revised What is meant by “God is Omnipotent”?
minor formatting
Jul
16
comment
Hmm... not good...
Jul
16
wiki
Jul
16
comment How do Protestants in general respond to these points concerning them?
Go nominate yourself for moderator!!
Jul
15
awarded  Caucus
Jul
13
accepted Do Calvinists believe that God is the author of evil?