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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.)


Jul
3
accepted What does a “non-denominational” Protestant believe?
Jul
3
asked What does a “non-denominational” Protestant believe?
Jul
2
revised The Fig Tree of Matthew 24 and prophecy
links, formatting, clarifications
Jul
2
comment The Fig Tree of Matthew 24 and prophecy
Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us! This was a good reminder to respect the historical peculiarity of each work of literature in Scripture. Please continue to contribute, and when you get a chance, review our about and faq pages to familiarize yourself with the goals and guidelines of the site. Also, you might enjoy our BiblicalHermeneutics site, where methodology in exegesis is more heavily emphasized.
Jun
30
comment What was the first Spiritual Gifts Inventory book published or who was the first to use the method?
I thought this was very funny, and almost up-voted, but I think Caleb is right that this isn't really what the OP was asking.
Jun
30
comment How will Jesus be recognized at the time of “Second Coming”?
For a Bible literalist you have a surprisingly non-literal view of Rev. 3:10... not to mention the "last" trumpet of 1 Thes. 4:16. But you did a good job of presenting the mainstream American perspecitve on the end-times.
Jun
30
comment Why did the KJV translate Jeremiah 29:11 the way it did?
Would this be a better fit on BiblicalHermeneutics.SE?
Jun
26
revised Does John 6:44 imply that there is no free will when it comes to salvation?
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Jun
26
revised Does John 6:44 imply that there is no free will when it comes to salvation?
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Jun
26
comment Does John 6:44 imply that there is no free will when it comes to salvation?
@Narnian I'm not even sure it suggests they must "first" be drawn... the text leaves room for this "drawing" to be concurrent with their "coming" to Christ.
Jun
26
answered Does John 6:44 imply that there is no free will when it comes to salvation?
Jun
25
comment Christian significance of Tolkien and CS Lewis putting “heaven” across the sea?
It would make sense given the imagery of Israel passing through the sea on their way to the Promised Land.
Jun
25
comment What is the sentence for adultery in the New Testament?
Hebrews 13:4 says "Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge." Notice the judgment belongs to God and not man. Not sure if this is an answer to your question, so I'll leave it in comments.
Jun
25
comment Has the Catholic Church or any large Christian organization ever had a policy of paying people to not have abortions?
I'm not sure I followed that. You're saying the church would need to pay the parent to not abort their child? As in, "Please don't murder your child, here's a $40,000 bribe to convince you"? I can't see that turning out well. (E.g. crack-heads would have a new profession to fund their addiction!)
Jun
25
comment Has the Catholic Church or any large Christian organization ever had a policy of paying people to not have abortions?
FWIW, it only costs $10,000-$40,000 to have a kid if you're an American. People do it for free all the time in other countries.
Jun
25
comment Is Orthodoxy more important than Orthopraxy?
Your other question asks if Protestants have a Biblical basis for sinning and not loving people... I can see why that might come off as an attack. Try posting a question about the Protestant interpretation of 1 Corinthians 11, for example, or a question about the Protestant perspective on which verses are normative.
Jun
24
answered Why does the Old Testament never mention unclean spirits and demon-posessed people?
Jun
24
comment Is Orthodoxy more important than Orthopraxy?
I think you're asking some interesting questions here, but this is really too much to cover in one Q&A for this site. Please post each question separately so we can get you some useful, direct answers.
Jun
24
comment Is Orthodoxy more important than Orthopraxy?
lol... "I’m equally aware that Jesus . . . now wears a large gold band."
Jun
22
accepted If a Mormon man turns from Mormonism, what happens to his Mormon wife when she dies?