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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.


Dec
28
revised Why do Christians call Jesus the “Son of God” rather than simply “God”?
grammar
Dec
28
comment Why do Christians call Jesus the “Son of God” rather than simply “God”?
@DanAndrews - True. 'Father' usually exists before 'Son' but the words are not meant to be interpreted from the standpoint of time. There are meant to imply a type of two way and equal relation between the Father and Son ... before time was created. Cheers.
Dec
28
answered Why do Christians call Jesus the “Son of God” rather than simply “God”?
Dec
28
comment Why couldn't we reconcile ourselves to God?
@Laura - Hi and welcome to the site! It is a shame your question was closed, unfortunately this site has to choose it purpose and the question had to be closed. People like me just toss something in before it goes down in flames because I believe although the question is being asked at the wrong site, it is still a good question in life :). Cheers.
Dec
27
revised Why couldn't we reconcile ourselves to God?
misc
Dec
27
answered Why couldn't we reconcile ourselves to God?
Dec
27
revised How can women be forbidden to speak and yet prophesy and speak in tongues?
spelling
Dec
26
comment Is there any tradition that informs us of the possible age of Mary on Christmas day?
+1 - I think its safe to say nobody knows then. If there is no tradition in the Catholic church other than an educated guess, then I doubt there is any tradition to be found anywhere.
Dec
25
answered What is Jesus's exact name
Dec
25
comment Is there any tradition that informs us of the possible age of Mary on Christmas day?
@svidgen - It is only my gut feel when reading Luke 1, Mary's prayer. I just feel that someone older than twelve expresses all the whole range of emotions in the prayer. I am not saying it is not possible that Mary was as young as was legally allowed, I just get the feel that 16-18 might be more realistic. I really do not know if there is anything that would suggest to us an acceptable age range that would still consider a woman as a young virgin. Curious if there is any ancient tradition about it.
Dec
25
asked Is there any tradition that informs us of the possible age of Mary on Christmas day?
Dec
25
comment Why did God enter humanity so silently on Christmas day?
Good aspect, I never connected this idea to the question but it fits well
Dec
24
comment Why did God enter humanity so silently on Christmas day?
+1 - those are some valid points. Jesus use of parables is also along the lines of your points as a kind of covert ministry.
Dec
24
asked Why did God enter humanity so silently on Christmas day?
Dec
24
comment How was 'a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger' a sign?
+1 - good answer.
Dec
23
answered How was 'a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger' a sign?
Dec
23
answered Who said “he would be called a Nazarene”?
Dec
23
answered Why do many protestants congregations not require attendance at services on Christmas and Easter?
Dec
23
asked How was 'a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger' a sign?
Dec
21
revised How can women be forbidden to speak and yet prophesy and speak in tongues?
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