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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
15
asked What's the Biblical basis for “all Christians will be together in heaven some day”?
Dec
15
comment Is there any Biblical argument against having a concubine?
@curiousdannii Reformed is not equivalent to Calvinist; Calvinism is only one characteristic of one aspect of Reformed theology. I think the idea the OP was alluding to is that Reformed theology is known for being Bible-centered, hence the tone of the question.
Dec
14
comment What reasons does the Bible give for why the tribe of Levi was chosen to have the priesthood and temple duties?
But why the Levites?
Dec
12
comment What is meant by keeping people blind and deaf so as not to get healed?
In theory a downvote means it's confusing, unhelpful, and/or poorly researched. In practice, however, people down-vote if they don't like it. I wouldn't let it bother you too much unless everything you post has a negative vote total, in which case you might want to review the site policies and make sure you're not doing something wrong.
Dec
12
comment What is meant by keeping people blind and deaf so as not to get healed?
I'd encourage you to also post a question over at Hermeneutics.SE about the meaning of one of these passages.
Dec
11
comment What is the Biblical basis for the belief that God foreordained the fall of Adam and Eve?
The Biblical argument would be the argument from God's "sovereignty", which many interpret as "meticulous providence ".
Dec
11
comment What is the Biblical argument that homosexual attraction is sinful by itself?
@Ryan Thanks for the example. I'd personally want to clarify what is meant by "attracted to women". Most Christians would consider "attraction" to a woman who is not your spouse to be innocent and part of God's design, but I do not. At least I can follow the logic of the question now, though.
Dec
10
comment What is the biblical evidence for God's omnipotence and omniscience?
"Almighty" in the sense that Scripture uses it =/= "omnipotent" in the sense that philosophers use it. See here for a more complete explanation of the difference.
Dec
10
comment What is the Biblical argument that homosexual attraction is sinful by itself?
I'm not sure what the difference between "homosexual attraction" and "lust" would even be. To me that's a bit like someone saying "sure, it's bad to covet, but what if you just want something that belongs to someone else?"
Dec
10
comment How did the phenomenon of “Megachurches” come about?
I'm surprised no one mentioned Constantine and the institutionalization of the church in his day. Prior to that it was primarily tight-knit networks of house churches, from what I understand.
Dec
9
comment Can Man see God?
Reading the full context of the event in Exodus 33:11 makes this clear. +1
Nov
28
comment 2 Corinthians 2:15-16 - what does this passage mean?
I like where you're going with your theology, but try to keep your view segregated from your actual question (so it doesn't just sound like you're preaching at us.) Also, since you are looking for the interpretation of a single text, you might consider posting your question on Hermeneutics.StackExchange as well. (Just keep the theology to a minimum over there.)
Nov
27
comment Jesus predicts that some will not die until he comes in his kingdom, but did this occur?
Clever, but Matt. 24:26-27 makes an interpretation like this impossible. Not to mention Acts 1:9-11.
Nov
25
awarded  Nice Question
Nov
14
comment Scriptural basis for replacement theology?
Note that many people who have been labeled (and dismissed) as "Replacement Theologians" do not actually believe in Replacement Theology. This label has become a favorite pejorative to many Dispensationalists for all who disagree with their system of interpretation (despite it so often being a straw man.)
Oct
26
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
15
comment Was Jesus an adherent to 'Sola Scriptura'?
@TheFreemason I have never heard anyone say that the Old Testament was not Scripture until the NT was complete. Where are you getting these ideas from? To my knowledge the orthodox position (at least in the Protestant tradition) has always been that the writings were Scripture from the moment they was written. Are you coming from a church background that believes it's only "Scripture" because the church said so?
Oct
15
comment Was Jesus an adherent to 'Sola Scriptura'?
@TheFreemason Have you ever read the Gospels? Jesus' entire life, ministry, and teachings were rooted in the Old Covenant Scriptures. I'm obviously not asking if Jesus adhered to later NT writings that weren't even written yet.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
23
comment How do people become the sheep that Jesus speaks of in John 10?
@omannay It would take some time to explain. I would suggest posting a separate question about that over on hermeneutics.SE. ("What does John/Jesus mean by 'eternal life'?")