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Christian, dad, and programmer


Dec
10
comment Why was having concubines not a sin like adultery?
@Beestocks De 21:15, for example. It's never stated as an official commandment or allowance, but it is regulated, as if it as least permitted.
Dec
1
comment Is there a verse about “big” and “small” lies being the same in God's kingdom?
I don't think you'll find such a statement strictly about lies (in a typical protestant Bible). All sin is equated as being equally sinful, but even that is a conclusion based on the Biblical authors' treatment of sin, not a statement saying "murder is just as sinful as lying." If you have a specific canon in mind, you could add that to the question or as a tag.
Nov
22
comment Does the Bible indicate whether Solomon is in heaven?
"as I took it away from Saul" could also be referring to the kingship staying within David's family God did with Saul.
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.
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
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
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?