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Christian, dad, and programmer


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”?
Jul
21
accepted What is the basis for the claim that Ezekiel 44 is about Mary the Mother of Jesus?
Jul
21
comment What is the basis for the claim that Ezekiel 44 is about Mary the Mother of Jesus?
I don't mean to suggest that there could be exactly one meaning of a passage, but if the church says, "(among other things) this passage certainly is speaking about Mary," that would be something.
Jul
19
answered To a YEC, how does a metaphorical interpretation of Genesis 1-3 distort the gospel?
Jul
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Are Lucifer and Satan different beings?
Jul
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What does it mean for Christ to have been slain before the creation of the world?
Jul
11
comment What's the justification for believing that God interacts with us today the same way He did thousands of years ago?
Your analogy (father, child) almost sounds like your suggesting that "humanity" has grown up or matured. This is debatable. It would be difficult to support a claim that human beings, themselves, are fundamentally different, physiologically, from human beings from antiquity. Our societies may appear grown up, but I see nothing about any contemporary society that could not be destroyed or lost within a generation. Is it important to your question that human society be in an, on average, steady incline (however that is measured)?
Jul
11
comment What's the justification for believing that God interacts with us today the same way He did thousands of years ago?
Who claims that God interacts with us in the same way? The Mosaic law is very different from the covenant Jesus made. What's written in the Bible doesn't claim God's interaction is unchanging, does it?
Jul
8
comment What is the reasoning behind the belief that Eve was NOT created on the sixth day?
+1 regarding the naming of the beasts. This is the only salient argument I've ever heard in support of the inference that Genesis 2 either happened later or that the whole account is metaphorical in some way and is not to be taken literally.
Jul
5
reviewed Edit suggested edit on What does the Bible tell us about how people knew right from wrong before the Law of Moses?
Jul
5
revised What does the Bible tell us about how people knew right from wrong before the Law of Moses?
additional scoping in order to bring on-topic
Jul
4
comment What does Jesus mean that those that can be trusted on small matters can be trusted in large matter?
How you define "small" is the problem with your illustration. Someone who's untrustworthy will be untrustworthy in many things, big and small, but not necessarily all things. So the man doesn't steal my change. Does he lie? Does he fulfill his promises? Does he behave differently when he thinks people are watching?
Jul
4
revised How did the Centurion show faith in Jesus dying on the cross?
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Jul
4
answered How did the Centurion show faith in Jesus dying on the cross?
Jul
4
answered Why did Jesus weep when Lazarus's friends agreed to show him his body?
Jul
3
comment Tax Deductible Giving, is this unbiblical?
@AlexPaige The questions need to be answerable with some degree of objectivity. In general, asking "What does <group_X> say about this?" or "What is the <group_Y> position of this?" are preferred over "Is <Z> wrong?" You might be able to ask a "What Biblical support is there for <W>?" Among the many goals of the site guidelines is not having a screaming forum, and questions that rely too much on opinion could easily lead to that. I think you only need to reword your question in order for it to be answerable here.