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Christian, dad, and programmer


13h
comment How would it be Just to have Jesus blaspheme against his own Law?
@publicstatic And your reading of Genesis 18 is...?
14h
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.
15h
comment How would it be Just to have Jesus blaspheme against his own Law?
@publicstatic I edited my answer.
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
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.
Aug
13
comment Is there a scriptural example of a non-believer speaking on God's behalf?
It's conceivable that each site is managed by different people and that those who manage CM are employed but not completely controlled by the owning/managing entity.
Aug
13
comment If God is all knowing then why didn't he prevent Adam and Eve from sinning?
@FMShyanguya I've added a hint of explanation for the assumed conclusion regarding our goal in existence.
Aug
11
comment Where in God's promises did it show that Abram needed to have a child through Sarai?
It seems at least plausible to think that Abraham could have second-guessed his own understanding of what God told him because of the extended time that had already elapsed since God made the promise (11 years or more). I don't think this is contrary to a literalist perspective, unless that perspective requires the text to be exhaustive in its details.
Aug
11
comment Where in God's promises did it show that Abram needed to have a child through Sarai?
Both of these passages from Genesis take place after Ishmael is born. I read the question to pertain to what God told Abram before Sarai gave him Hagar.
Aug
11
comment Where in God's promises did it show that Abram needed to have a child through Sarai?
It seems possible that God told Abram something to the effect that the promise would be fulfilled through Sarai that isn't written in the text. The fact that God says this is at least a suggestion that Abram should have understood God's words to mean it. God does not have trouble making himself understood.
Aug
11
comment Why was Jehu considered a “bad” king of Israel?
In particular, the great sin of Jereboam was leading the people into idolatry. Jereboam set up the golden calves to keep people from going to Jerusalem to worship. There's nothing written about Jehu doing this particular thing, but the strong suggestion is some sort of institutionalized idolatry.
Aug
5
comment If God is one then why is belief in God insufficient?
Remember that "belief" (πιστευο, 4100) in the case of "belief in God" means more than just "acknowledging the existence of." It means "belief, trust, confidence, conviction, faith, entrusting." Genuine belief in God has consequences.
Aug
4
comment Is there Biblical support for the concept that 'Whenever a man lies with a woman…a transcendental relation is set up between them'?
Marriage does not extend beyond death, but does the relationship between the two eternal beings last beyond death? The relationship is arguably more than the marriage.
Aug
4
comment Does the Bible say if animals in Eden were carnivorous, or when animals on Earth became carnivorous?
Ge 9:2-3 could be understood to mean that God-sanctioned carnivory in humans was not sanctioned until after the flood. This asks the question, were people (and perhaps animals) only herbivorous before?
Jul
31
comment Did Jonah die and raise from the dead?
@Caleb Pentecostals, in general, believe the Bible to be reliable. It seems like arguing from the text would be sufficiently "Pentecostal" to be of some value. With upwards of 170 denominations, it's not as if there's an official Pentecostal position in the first place. They, generally, read the Bible a certain way, but apart from those initial assumptions, there's nothing particularly Pentecostal about this particular question or answer, is there?
Jul
30
comment Did Jonah die and raise from the dead?
@Caleb "Probably" in an understatement, but absolute certainty would be an overstatement.