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I'm a reformed evangelical in the PCA and a member of Grace PCA. I'm also a geek who likes Javascript, CSS, HTML, & C#. I'm learning Python.

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Apr
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comment What's the point of the tenth commandment?
sure, just like you can murder someone you don't hate and hate someone but not murder them. My point is that in the same way that "thou shalt not murder" encompasses hatred (see OP), stealing encompasses coveting. so why include coveting?
Apr
3
comment What's the point of the tenth commandment?
Sure, the commandments are generally lumped under the two tables. But the second table (love your neighbor) at least seems split up naturally (respect your elders, don't murder, don't commit adultery, don't lie, don't steal) so it seems odd that there's overlap between stealing and coveting - and not just the generic overlap of "love your neighbor", but the complete overlap - seems like coveting could be wholly swallowed by "do not steal" whereas there's only partial overlap between the rest of the commandments.
Apr
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asked What's the point of the tenth commandment?
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revised What is saving faith?
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comment What is saving faith?
@Eric yes, but more fundamentally, rebirth and a new "heart of flesh"
Apr
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comment Do parts of Hebrews 3 and 4 imply that saved Christians can become unsaved?
oh yeah, I was going to add this and totally forgot. kudos for adding, +1
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revised What is saving faith?
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answered What is saving faith?
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comment What is saving faith?
Related (not dupe tho): christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/6960/…
Apr
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comment Why isn't God mentioned in Esther?
there was something I disagreed with about this but I can't remember it; and either way it's a good point, so +1. I'll let you know if I remember.
Apr
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comment Do parts of Hebrews 3 and 4 imply that saved Christians can become unsaved?
@Phil maybe not heaven so much as an eternal security in Christ - which of course will ultimately culminate in heaven.
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revised Do parts of Hebrews 3 and 4 imply that saved Christians can become unsaved?
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comment In light of Mark 10, how can Christians in good conscience purchase luxury items?
great question. My first reaction was "yeah! no splurging! As long as I have my computer, we don't need any tvs or - oh wait." I'd made an idol out of my computer so that I could feel self-righteous about not splurging. To some extent, we're going to do this with something. The question is, how far down do we go? Should we sell our houses and live in a shack to give more money to missions? A reasonable adage, imo, is that if your giving doesn't hurt, it's not enough. Giving more gets rid of that luxury left-over . :)
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answered Do parts of Hebrews 3 and 4 imply that saved Christians can become unsaved?
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Apr
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revised How come Easter is associated with Eggs, Bunnies and Flowers?
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revised How come Easter is associated with Eggs, Bunnies and Flowers?
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comment Why do I sing, “Here I raise my Ebenezer?”
@JamesT thanks! That's a great connection by Henry. Isn't it fascinating how many pieces of the Bible begin to fit together as you dig deeper?
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