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Christian, dad, and programmer


Jul
30
comment Did Jonah die and raise from the dead?
@Caleb "Probably" in an understatement, but absolute certainty would be an overstatement.
Jul
30
comment Did Jonah die and raise from the dead?
Deliverance from Sheol/the grave is commonly used in Hebrew poetry. (e.g. Ps 30:3, Ps 86:13, Pr 23:14)
Jul
30
revised What is the difference between lust and sexual desire?
typo
Jul
30
comment Is there a Biblical basis for born-again virginity?
In that we should return to holiness and purity, there definitely is a Biblical impulsion. God redeems his unfaithful bride (e.g. Hosea), but I don't see a direct link between that and a "second virginity." Like I said, it is at best an application of Christian principles.
Jul
30
answered Is there a Biblical basis for born-again virginity?
Jul
28
revised What does the Parable of the Vineyard Workers mean?
edited body
Jul
28
answered Does the Catholic Church still stand behind Isaiah 14:21?
Jul
28
revised In the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit, what is the the distinction between the gifts of wisdom, understanding, and knowledge?
added 5 characters in body
Jul
28
reviewed Edit suggested edit on What does the Parable of the Vineyard Workers mean?
Jul
28
revised What does the Parable of the Vineyard Workers mean?
god changed to God; other spelling errors
Jul
28
answered In the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit, what is the the distinction between the gifts of wisdom, understanding, and knowledge?
Jul
28
revised Why was having concubines not a sin like adultery?
expanded definition (appropriately)
Jul
28
comment What is the origin of the tradition that Mary lived in Turkey after John took her there?
@Steve, the Wikipedia article I linked claims that tradition says that John was pardoned by Emperor Nerva, though I don't see a primary source cited. Googling suggests that Nerve pardoned many (all?) that Domitian had banished, and so it is at least not illogical to think that the apostle John was among them. As for Mary, John was primarily responsible for her care. He could very well have arranged to have Mary cared for when he was banished. I suppose she could have gone with him to Patmos. My guess is that banishment doesn't have to mean solitary confinement.
Jul
27
comment What is the origin of the tradition that Mary lived in Turkey after John took her there?
The apostle John's tomb is supposed to be in Ephesus. This tradition dates to the 6th century. As John was to care for Mary, it would make sense that she lived there.
Jul
27
revised Why was having concubines not a sin like adultery?
grammar
Jul
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Conscience: Christ's sacrifice vs the blood of bulls and goats?
Jul
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What does the bible say about drinking?
Jul
23
comment To a YEC, how does a metaphorical interpretation of Genesis 1-3 distort the gospel?
@Flimzy, I've added some links so that my opinions are now "supported," although I don't know if you'll find my support credible. These documents at least provide some means for testing the hypothesis that the text is historical (literal) rather than poetic/metaphorical. Naturally, this is not universally agreed upon, but it is a reasonable conclusion held by a number of YEC's (and perhaps others). Whether or not you can make a strong case against this assertion does not render it unsupported opinion.
Jul
23
revised To a YEC, how does a metaphorical interpretation of Genesis 1-3 distort the gospel?
added links, replaced "literal" with "historical"
Jul
21
answered What types of signs are given by the “lights in the expanse of the heavens”?