19,653 reputation
53793
bio website
location Hong Kong
age
visits member for 2 years, 10 months
seen 23 hours ago

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
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 If the Eucharist is not really God incarnate then why does Paul refer to it as “God's body” in 1 Corinthians 11:29?
One can turn to almost any page in the Bible and find the use of symbolism. This is really a question about how one can know if a verse is to be understood as literal or symbolic, something the Catholic and Protestant Church often disagree about.
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)
Apr
13
comment Why did the Jews ask the Romans to kill Jesus, but they killed Esteban by themselves?
If you rephrased the question according the the Q&A on this site it might not get closed ;)
Apr
13
comment Why did the Jews ask the Romans to kill Jesus, but they killed Esteban by themselves?
The Sanhedran lost the authority to execute during the time Christ was killed but they sometimes assumed it again during changes in the Roman government. Some info here hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/5558/…
Apr
13
answered How did St John of Damascus view Islam?
Apr
12
comment How do Reformed Churches justify applying the 4th commandment to the Lord's Day?
btw - I am quite personally liberal about what day a person rests, partly based on their work-schedule but I can appreciate the argument Owen makes for society in general.
Apr
12
answered How do Reformed Churches justify applying the 4th commandment to the Lord's Day?
Apr
12
comment Why does the Eastern Orthodox Church dislike the idea that the Spirit proceeds from the Son?
I don't really have a problem with the phrase :). I am pretty sure The Spirit carries out the will of both the Father and the will of the Son as the Spirit is the immediate presence of God actually performing God's will through the Son, so I wonder if is also appropriate to imagine that the Spirit is also performing an expression of the love of the Father to the Son and the Son's love to the Father and is a Spirit of love expressing their love to us?...anyway good effort in the answer and I am not seriously proposing anything...just thinking out loud.
Apr
12
accepted Why does the Eastern Orthodox Church dislike the idea that the Spirit proceeds from the Son?
Apr
12
accepted Why did the Apostles not go with the rest of the believers outside of Jerusalem?
Apr
11
comment Do the Adultery Pericope and Mark 16:9-20 disprove the inerrancy of the Bible?
this two - refers to classic ideas about what inherency actually means: christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/9199/…
Apr
11
comment Do the Adultery Pericope and Mark 16:9-20 disprove the inerrancy of the Bible?
you might find this other Q&A helpful in this type of question: christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/9268/…
Apr
9
comment Why does the Eastern Orthodox Church dislike the idea that the Spirit proceeds from the Son?
@Marc - yes...good source article
Apr
9
asked Why did the Apostles not go with the rest of the believers outside of Jerusalem?
Apr
9
asked Why does the Eastern Orthodox Church dislike the idea that the Spirit proceeds from the Son?
Apr
9
answered How does the Orthodox Church view the Roman Catholic Church?