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Mathematical physicist working as a high school teacher. I am an evangelical Christian first, Reformed second, Presbyterian (Orthodox Presbyterian Church) third. Happily married with three children.


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comment According to Two Kingdom theology, could a man hold both secular and spiritual office?
Alas, I haven't yet. As usual, I can't say that I didn't have the time. I haven't made the time for it. Other things have had a higher priority.
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Aug
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revised Does James contradict Jesus when he says some foods should not be eaten?
Improved capitalization, flow of words.
Aug
15
suggested suggested edit on Does anyone know where CS Lewis said (or maybe implied) the following…?
Aug
15
reviewed No Action Needed If most of the Jehovah's Witnesses today are not a part of the 144,000, then what exactly are they?
Aug
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reviewed No Action Needed Why Paul calls Peter as Cephas in his books?
Aug
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reviewed No Action Needed What does it mean to be buried with Christ through Baptism? (Immersionist view)
Aug
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suggested suggested edit on Does James contradict Jesus when he says some foods should not be eaten?
Aug
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reviewed Reviewed Bible Translations and Omissions
Aug
12
comment What biblical or historical reasons have been given for avoiding creeds & catechisms?
Excellent! I would add, from a confessional perspective, that the statement "No creed but the Bible" is itself a creed. The word "creed" comes from the Latin "Credo", which means "I believe". As the Bible itself commands us to be ready to give an answer for the faith that we have, a credo is absolutely necessary.
Aug
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reviewed Reviewed What is the biblical basis for the prohibition of instruments in worship?
Aug
10
comment Where, exactly, were Christ's body and soul during the Descendit?
I take it back: Hodge does address the Westminster Larger Catechism view. However, I wonder if the views above were even formulated yet.
Aug
10
comment Where, exactly, were Christ's body and soul during the Descendit?
So I've read pages 610-625 of Vol. II of Hodge, which deal with the humiliation of Christ. Alas, Hodge does not deal with any of the views I've outlined - indeed, he barely even addresses the Reformed view. He seems to address the Catholic and Lutheran views (which are interesting, though Hodge points out some major difficulties), but then Hodge does not seem to put forth his own view! A bit odd, I thought.
Aug
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comment Where, exactly, were Christ's body and soul during the Descendit?
I will look it up - thanks for the reference!
Aug
7
comment What is the scriptural basis for believing that God wants us to know an action is morally, objectively right or wrong?
I would agree that many actions are clearly morally right or wrong. And I do think God wants us to know which is which. However, Proverbs 26:4-5 reads thus: "Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes." Well, which is it? Answer a fool, or don't answer a fool? The answer is that we must have wisdom to discern which is the better action in any given circumstance.
Aug
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comment Did CS Lewis see 'pleasure' as being the purpose of our existence?
Try "The Weight of Glory", an essay in the book of the same name. I think Lewis would have identified with the Piper/Edwards idea: Man's chief end is to glorify God by enjoying Him forever.
Aug
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comment How do young earth creationists reconcile the age of the universe with the speed of light, and visible distant objects?
Are you an empiricist, then? Many things are not as they seem. As for demonstrating things, while I wouldn't limit it to mathematical demonstrations, certainly using my definition of demonstrate, many things can be demonstrated in mathematics. Also in theology, using "good and necessary consequence". Science, by its very nature, is a collection of useful falsehoods. Useful, but false. Science does not ever arrive at truth - it can only merely approximate it, and not always very well at that.
Aug
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comment How do young earth creationists reconcile the age of the universe with the speed of light, and visible distant objects?
Yes, I am well aware that there are many such papers that "demonstrate" that the age of the universe is billions of years old. But they have not "demonstrated" that the universe is billions of years old - not a single one of those papers has done that. They can't. What they have done is show that, given oodles of assumptions, the hypothesis that the universe is billions of years old is not incompatible with such-and-such observations/calculations. That's it. That is not the same thing as demonstrating that the universe is billions of years old. You must go much further than that.