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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 Where did the idea of the Trinity come from?
@FMShyanguya - I just meant in the creation the first cause is the Father's will so he said 'Let there be'- his word is the Son while the Spirit carried on the immedite actings of the Father and Son, creating and perfecting the universe through the Word according to the Father's will. In other word the original will seems often attributed to the Father, such as 'sending' the Son, or 'choosing' the elect.
Jul
12
comment Whom did Lamech kill?
@blaster - 'people who believed', however weakly, in the Messiah promised to Eve, i.e, early church means those who had faith in God's promise that a seed would crush the head of the Serpent who brought the human race into death and sin.
Jul
5
awarded  history
Jul
2
awarded  Inquisitive
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jul
2
answered Is there Biblical basis for idolatry being “things” we put higher than God?
Jun
29
answered How is Jesus God's final word? (Protestant Perspective)
Jun
26
comment Is God literally moving everything around the universe?
I think Protestant an Catholics both believe that Christ upholds all things so that all power to hold molecules together and motion and all beings, even the Devil, are existing and moving only because God directly enables their continued existence and ability to experience motion. Of course this is done by God according to his laws that he orders the universe, usually according the the laws of Newton as far as mechanical systems go :)
Jun
25
awarded  Notable Question
Jun
20
comment Has the world always been imperfect?
+1 seems a reasonable take
Jun
19
answered Has the world always been imperfect?
Jun
15
comment How does a person determine whether they are a “false Christian” or “inconsistent Christian”?
@GregoryMagarshak - (A1)Only to the degree that it is sola fide can it be genuine. If you said you believed in me but really meant you believed in something extra its just a play on words. (A2)The point of once saved always saved is because God's plans can't fail (election) and this to the encouragement of those who believe. (A3)Assurance is not always obtained by new believers right away. (A4) No. You do not have to be sure to be genuine. (A5) Those who deceive themselves will find they had no excuse at the judgment.) By the way for us who believe assurance/joy is fairly normal.
Jun
15
revised How does a person determine whether they are a “false Christian” or “inconsistent Christian”?
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Jun
15
comment How does a person determine whether they are a “false Christian” or “inconsistent Christian”?
@bruisedreed - thanks for handling the rebuttals. cheers
Jun
15
revised How does a person determine whether they are a “false Christian” or “inconsistent Christian”?
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Jun
15
comment How does a person determine whether they are a “false Christian” or “inconsistent Christian”?
This question might get closed because it seem almost unanswerable (and I don't blame those who might think this) but I think it should stay open as it is answerable and important to be answered, otherwise the gospel is of no practical value to anyone.
Jun
15
answered How does a person determine whether they are a “false Christian” or “inconsistent Christian”?
Jun
12
comment If the Bible contains all of the word of God and there can be no more, then why do we need the Nicene Creed?
easy answer is that a creed is not scripture and therefore subservient to the authority of scripture.
Jun
12
comment How is it possible to be saved through “grace alone” if you have to be baptized to be saved?
easy answer is baptism is an expression of salvation not a means, otherwise the thief on the cross would not have been saved
Jun
12
awarded  Revival