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Christian, dad, and programmer


Oct
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the biblical basis that people who are attracted to the same sex were not created by God that way?
Oct
24
comment Can the Pope speak ex cathedra about the return of Christ?
Are there Christian groups who believe that the second coming could be unnoticed by anyone? Is this a pre-mil possibility?
Oct
16
comment In Proverbs 19:20 whom should one hear, receive from, and accept? God or any wise man?
@user10314 In the introductory chapters, wisdom and folly are personified, and we are adjured to choose wisdom and avoid folly. This proverb is one specific way that we should choose wisdom over folly: listen to advice, instruction, and correction.
Oct
11
answered In Proverbs 19:20 whom should one hear, receive from, and accept? God or any wise man?
Oct
1
awarded  Civic Duty
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
30
comment How would it be Just to have Jesus blaspheme against his own Law?
@publicstatic And your reading of Genesis 18 is...?
Sep
30
comment Why was Jewish High Priest commanded to have a golden plate inscribed “Holiness to the Lord”?
And the purpose of bearing the sins of Israel is to take them before God in the Holy of Holies to be atoned for.
Sep
30
comment How would it be Just to have Jesus blaspheme against his own Law?
@publicstatic I edited my answer.
Sep
30
revised How would it be Just to have Jesus blaspheme against his own Law?
added bit in response to comment
Sep
30
answered How would it be Just to have Jesus blaspheme against his own Law?
Sep
22
answered How do these parables explain time in Heaven?
Sep
15
comment Verses that argue with those who are athiests?
The biggest problem atheists have is that they don't accept the Bible as an authoritative source. At best, an atheist could pick and choose what he liked without feeling the necessity to accept the whole message.
Sep
11
comment What is the Biblical basis for saying that God can annihilate human souls?
I don't know that it's fair to say that "God likes to torment souls". If God has concluded that it the just thing to do, then he would do it, even if it did not please him. God is both loving and just.
Sep
10
comment What is the Biblical basis for saying that God can annihilate human souls?
Are you asking if God is able (has the power to do so) annihilate a soul or if he is willing? If the former, I posit that God is all powerful. It stands to reason that anything he can create, he can destroy. This doesn't really sound like it answers your question, though.
Aug
29
comment does God know the people that are going to hell?
Why can it not be called choice if what we will choose is (fore)known? Does knowing the outcome before it happens predetermine it or does it reveal great understanding?
Aug
24
comment Why do Baptists even baptize in water at all considering their “spirit baptism” views?
@curiousdannii, While he might have overstated the case, I think the point he was making is that any time you come to a place where it sounds like "baptism" is commanded or spoken of as something that precedes/accompanies salvation, baptists will, generally, interpret that as referring to spiritual baptism. I don't think it's really a straw man. This is not an extreme position. It's the assumption they start with.
Aug
15
answered Is John 8:23 contradicted by 1 John 4:6 or does the latter mean that we are born of God at the born again experience?
Aug
14
answered Is Jesus the seed of Abraham?
Aug
13
comment Is there a scriptural example of a non-believer speaking on God's behalf?
God refers to some foreign nations as "servants" (Je 25:9; 43:10) and tools/instruments (Is 10), but they are never said to be in closer communion with him. Israel is sometimes condemned for being more idolatrous than her neighbors, but her neighbors are never accused of being anything resembling righteous. Nebuchadnezzar is one potential exception, but he isn't ever compared to Israel. The rest of the answer looks good.