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I am a Canadian, married with kid, and working in Hong Kong. I usually answer posts from a reformed / protestant / evangelical perspective.

People I have encountered on this site seem to be a ‘whole bunch of good people’. Even those who sharply disagree with my own point of view.

I am a huge sinner but am happy knowing God's grace will keep me in his grip.


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comment Why did Jesus keep some in the dark by using parables?
Hi welcome to the site. I recommend reading the FAQ is you have not yet. To keep these stackexchange sites from becoming just more internet slop, there are some useful disciplines that are followed and for a newcomer it often a small learning curve. I think you had a couple thoughtful observations ;)
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accepted Is there any explanation from the early church Fathers as to why there is no record of the Apostles being baptized?
May
22
awarded  Popular Question
May
20
comment Does any version of the Anglican church associate 'confirmation' with the Baptism of the Holy Ghost?
so are you saying it is common in the Anglican church to say until a person is 'confirmed' they have not been Baptized in the Spirit (which is what this author really meant). Of course the author assumes they have the Spirit. ....also do you have any quote. By the way...I ask as I have never encountered this idea until now and actually attend and teach in a Reformed Anglican church myself for the last several years. Nobody in my Anglican church would ever imagine this but I thought maybe it was a common belief in the high-church
May
19
revised Does any version of the Anglican church associate 'confirmation' with the Baptism of the Holy Ghost?
added quote
May
18
asked Does any version of the Anglican church associate 'confirmation' with the Baptism of the Holy Ghost?
May
18
asked Is there any explanation from the early church Fathers as to why there is no record of the Apostles being baptized?
May
10
awarded  Notable Question
May
9
awarded  Nice Answer
May
3
comment Nakedness in the Bible
this is an interesting question haha...to bad there was not some areas to dump speculative subjects. I never would have noticed this..actually I think @rhetorician has a good argument to handle it
May
2
revised Relationship between God's power and God's will
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May
2
answered Relationship between God's power and God's will
Apr
28
accepted Does the Bible support the concept of 'balance' between 'two extremes'?
Apr
28
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
27
comment What are some good places to get Christian questions answered?
simple - go to an evangelical church in you community and attend and evening bible study. there you can raise various questions with several people eager to answer. ;) ...by the way I have never noticed a good internet site for this.....the other option is just to go straight to God pleading with him to open your eyes with his divine power as you read the bible expecting fresh answers from him....that works also from my own experience...actually only thing that ever worked for me
Apr
21
comment Is man born in God's image, or was that just Adam?
Hi welcome to the site I enjoyed your fresh perspective/argument...Actually older books that i have read generally focus on the lost image of God and more or less assume your argument so +1 ..and is why I raised the question as modern day people seem a little offended at the older generation on this...it would improve your answer if you added a couple supporting quotations from whichever theologians you enjoy.
Apr
20
comment We will judge angels? But we are lower than the angels
I always thought this meant that man was first made lower then the angels but that when God took human nature and then engrafted the elect into his Son through a mystical union by faith, man became possesors of the universe amd made above the angels in Christ. That is why 'all things are ours' however don't have time to work this out in a proper answer right now. Maybe someone else can.
Apr
19
comment How could Christ offer His blood to those under the Law, when He was forbidden by heritage?
Hi welcome to the site! I think you might be confusing the nature of the blood of a perfect man with a mere animal. Hebrews 10:4 "For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins." So we see the blood of Christ could not be used 'under the law' as blood to merely ceremonially forgive sins. Rather, he ended the law by introducing a new Priesthood and shed his own human blood for the actual forgiveness of sins. He offered his blood to all mankind to forgive sins and in so doing ended the law by superseding it and fulfilling the goal of all it's foreshadowings.
Apr
15
awarded  Necromancer
Apr
13
comment According to baptist belief what do you do to be saved?
I think the question is honest and answer pretty simple and hopefully a baptist will answer. However if you don't get a good answer I suggest you find the Commentary on Galatians by Martin Luther as it answers all these questions in a riveting way. Also a Baptist will typically believe the same thing. (The only difference is that they would wonder why Luther be confused about baptism, but that's really just a side issue)