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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.


Apr
20
comment Is an adulterous priest still a priest?
Hi and welcome to the site! +1 as I noticed you have tried to clean up the question a lot. It takes a while to learn the Q & A format of this site. If your are referring to the Episcopal church you might want to include that in the title. Most protestant churches do not use the term 'priest' so many readers might wonder what you are referring to and confuse it with Catholicism.
Apr
20
comment Demon Possession of Jesus' Time - Today's Diagnosable Mental Disorders?
Bye - Your answer is a good start. It would be stronger if you used the sample of the legion of devils that went into the pigs. You could use that argument for @Fischer as an example when the problem is transferred from a human to an animal. This is impossible for a mental illness. At least I have never seem someone command a mental illness to depart from one creature and be deposited into another.
Apr
20
comment How could Jesus' audience hear Jesus without audio installation?
@rhetorician - thanks. I think I noticed the greek mask info when pondering the history of the megaphone but can't recall exactly where. probably a wiki site.
Apr
19
answered How could Jesus' audience hear Jesus without audio installation?
Apr
18
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
16
comment Why are both Joseph and Manasseh listed as separate tribes in Revelation chapter seven?
related: christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/14725/…
Apr
14
answered What is the “present crisis” in 1 Corinthians 7?
Apr
14
answered What caused people in Jerusalem to change so much from “Palm entrance” to crucifixion day
Apr
11
answered How could Stephen be stoned without a trial and conviction in front of the Roman Governor?
Apr
11
comment Demon Possession of Jesus' Time - Today's Diagnosable Mental Disorders?
very similar to this. What does the Bible say about people with mental illness?
Apr
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
8
revised Is it ever right to sin in order to potentially prevent others from committing far more damaging sins?
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Apr
8
revised Is it ever right to sin in order to potentially prevent others from committing far more damaging sins?
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Apr
8
answered Is it ever right to sin in order to potentially prevent others from committing far more damaging sins?
Apr
7
comment Where did the religious symbol of the 'halo' come from?
this seems a possibility to me, thanks
Apr
6
answered If we are to think good things(Phil 4:8) why are there seemingly pointless sinful things in the Bible?
Mar
28
comment Is this Aquinas idea largely accepted in Christianity?
I have never really encountered any popular ideas before or after Thomas aquinas that argues against this, more or less. I think Thomas Aquinas is just one of several who describe something that all Christians believe, namely God is the highest good and our highest happiness can therefore only be derived from Him. Its hard to provide a real answer to your question though without doing a historical survey of some of the giants who present this view through their own lens. might have to wait for someone to put the sweat and toil in finding those references. I know one is Jonathan Edwards.
Mar
28
answered What did Luther consider to be novel in his theology of creation?
Mar
26
answered Genesis 30: 25-43 defying genetics
Mar
26
answered Why does a clever Satan fight with God even though he knows he will lose?