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Christian, dad, and programmer


Jun
9
comment What does it mean that the “The Evil One snatches away what was sown in them.”
@gideanmarx Though there is not universal agreement on this point, few people can make any kind of claim that Hitler was anything other than a Christian in name only. He subscribed to Positive Christianity (by no means a Catholic as an adult), a movement largely crafted by like-minded people as opposed to a position arrived at first and believed after. By my reasoning, if Hitler acted like a Christian, Jesus would forgive him, just like the people Hitler had murdered.
Jun
8
revised Does the Orthodox Church accept Gay marriage and why?
Make title more concise.
Jun
8
comment What does it mean that the “The Evil One snatches away what was sown in them.”
Regarding Pharaoh, this topic has come up before (e.g. God hardens a heart? and Does God control our decisions?) and I cannot adequately address it in a comment. Summarily, I will say that Pharaoh generally had free will.
Jun
8
comment What does it mean that the “The Evil One snatches away what was sown in them.”
@gideonmarx I think it’s fair to say that we really cannot be sure of another’s salvation. God is the judge of such things, and we do not know men’s hearts. To say that most of Hitler’s victims went to Hell (I presume you’re speaking of the Jews he had murdered, though he also had 3+ million non-Jews murdered, too) is more than I could argue. Jesus said, “…the one who accuses you is Moses, in whom you have set your hope.” (Jn 5:45 NASB) In the case of the Jews, I couldn’t say with certainty that they were living under the new covenant.
Jun
8
answered What does it mean that the “The Evil One snatches away what was sown in them.”
May
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on When were the angels created?
May
20
answered God created male and female… What about those who do not fit in the box?
May
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the theological justification for my pastor friending gay men on Facebook?
May
19
comment What is the theological justification for my pastor friending gay men on Facebook?
As for dealing with a problem of sin, Jesus does offer some advice/commands.
May
19
answered What is the theological justification for my pastor friending gay men on Facebook?
May
19
answered Unexpected sexual incompatibility in marriage
May
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Unexpected sexual incompatibility in marriage
May
19
answered Sex and Pleasure?
May
19
answered The Bible and Gender
May
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the reason to genuflect when the Incarnation is mentioned?
May
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Was Jesus a Cynic (Greek philosophy)?
May
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Did Jesus visit India?
May
18
accepted What is meant by “atheism is a religion”?
May
16
answered Why did Christians begin to celebrate other religions holidays?
May
16
comment Why did Christians begin to celebrate other religions holidays?
What is your requirement for something to qualify as a Christian holiday?